314: It’s Orgasmic Meditation, Fucko

It’s another Mancast with Butch and Tony! This one’s got FIVE (5) beers of the week. We all agree Daylight Savings Time is a waste of it. We watch the Aztecs lose the MWC final AGAIN in the perfect location for it: a dive bar at 4pm on a Saturday. Is Pliny the Younger overrated? It’s a triple IPA so naturally, we drinks 3 IPAs in a row to find out. In order:

  1. Drake’s Brewing Hopocalypse
  2. Green Flash West Coast IPA
  3. Ska Brewing Decadent Imperial IPA

Also, big love to Coop’s West Texas BBQ for the amazing meat for men. San Diego sports teams however, need to step up their game. We make our first announce the official date for U-X Universary 10…March 18, 2017. You have ZERO excuses for not being there in person. NONE. Daniel makes a trade of beer for brisket that’s amazing and we remember when Butch first met Whitney Shay but Butch is saving his cream for the cream at The Milk Bar in North Park.

313: Two-Beer Victoria

After 2 beers, Victoria needs food not hockey. We skip a Gulls game to record this for you guys and we’re happy with our decision. 43-45 BC were one year because it’s a fucking mess in Rome, 440 days a year. Victoria has to wait 9 months for arancini because…she got a little um, excited last time and now she’s pregnant. That is, if she doesn’t die in Paris first. We go quickly through the first two beers of the week. Through this, we learn true love is eating a demon baby out of your stomach. Victoria says the movie Lucy is shit and Kanye has gone cray but Jay-Z is not, nor is Beyonce.
Scary movies are scary. Deadpool is NOT a family movie but Victoria somehow makes it more juvenile. That said we both have shit show movies we just have to watch: Gods of Egypt and Eddie the Eagle. Why not combine them? Wonder Twin powers activate! Beer of the Week #3 make us ask, “Hey Australia; what’s with the green and gold as your national colors? Not good enough to be on your flag but good enough for everything else?” We’ll leave you with this happy thought: CGI Paul Walker will never die.

beer, restaurants, Gaglione Bros, cheesesteak, Cleopatra, history, Italy, Rome, Paris, Cinnamon, movies, Jay-Z, celebrities, Beyonce, Kanye West, travelling, Deadpool

312: Let’s Burn Things

Everyone quiet down! Victoria has something to say and you know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation. That’s right, we’re starting this one off with a TWO (you heard me) TWO Awesome List show and the first is ALL Miss Queen Bey herself. And how old does Butch sound saying “from the Harry Potter…?” While he might look like a lost Weasley, I’m not so sure Ellie Golding’s ready to get Sirius Black. Daniel knows. He can tell you ‘cuz he’s Batboy now.

Speaking of that, clickbait of the week: Victoria went to a concert with her dad and what she did will shock and awe you! All these distractions finally bring us to our first beer of the week and how is it we haven’t reviewed Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout before?! Well, it’s amazing. Next topic. Butch goes into his week of food poisoning. NOPE. NEXT TOPIC. How about Neil Degrasse Tyson vs B.o.B. in a little diss-track back and forth featuring the Flat Earth Singers? Either way, Steph Curry is the Cool Papa Bell + Christy Mathewson of basketball. We discuss wrestlers past and (not related) an awesome vegan restaurant called Cafe Gratitude.

In a trio of unbelievable news stories, a man kills his wife with a dutch oven, a tiger befriending a goat constitutes homosexuality in Russia, and a dead old hag hates Jay Cutler and social media goes wild. The first Beer to the Rescue went very well and folks at Benchmark Brewing were awesome but that 13.7% ABV Hildegard IIIPA, while delicious, will knock you on your ass. We of course, followed this up the only way you can follow up anything so awesome: Coop’s West Texas BBQ. This leads us to Beer of the Week #3. Green Flash made a great IPA this holiday season and when they’d finally grown tired of it, sold it for $2 a bottle or $20 a case…for 22oz bottles. What a delicious beer. And note to Groundswell Brewing, Budweiser is more a beer than your Belgian Trippel is a Trippel. Belgian trippels shouldn’t have American yeast and be over 90 IBUs. This brings us to our second Awesome List of the night and our Super Bowl predictions. Hint: don’t rely on us for predicting anything ever.

310: Dick Jokes and Mind Violence – OMG, I can hear all the spices!

Andrea is in the house and we go through his first experience with Black Friday and Thanksgiving in the States. We move on from family drama to our thoughts of Spectre. Hint: just don’t. We also discuss (at the time) upcoming movies like Star Wars and The Revenant, and we hear what our first thoughts were before 311 when we give our reviews. This goes so well, Andrea goes off on Daniel for his new built rig.

After a brief break, we go through some deep relationship focused discussion. If a mime is alone in the forest, does he make a sound? Why does Victoria hate the penis Peanuts? From there, it’s back to movies and then music. Daniel briefly recounts their night during beer week, and naming beers. He also recounts his day brewing his first ever beer, the aptly dubbed Plan C IPA.

Victoria and Andrea regale us with tales from their trip to Seattle, including Pike Place Market and the EMP. Daniel laments the unfulfillment of his cravings and Andrea picks on Americans for having choices. Victoria talks up Cafe Gratitude and we all make a little fun at the Reverend Hipster Heatfield (misspelling intended) that is the bouncer at The Office Bar. At this point, Victoria gets pretty fed up and we end the episode abruptly, not recording for another 7 weeks.

 

Brewery Links:

2Kids Brewing

Bagby Beer Co.

Ballast Point Brewery

Nickel Beer Co.

Pacific Brewing Co.

 

Restaurant Links:

Buono Forchetta

Cafe Gratitude

O’Brien’s Pub & Grill

The Office Bar

 

Movie Trailers:

In the Heart of the Sea

Peanuts: The Movie

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Other Links:

Seattle EMP

Kush & The Bloodfiyah Angels

309: Down Goes Rousey!

Recorded November 15th. Again, we apologize for the extremely ridiculous delay. It’s another Mancast! Well, it’s an episode just with Butch and Daniel. Don’t like it? Wait until next week when we release 310 (also from November) with mostly Victoria and Andrea.

So where do we start? Oh right, beer. Because of course. Hear Daniel give the most felatio innuendo laden beer review ever. Sorry Not Sorry. Also sorry not sorry, this was recorded November 15th, so Daniel is back to his releasing episodes a month after the recording, thing.

In this, we discuss a great Beer to the Rescue night at Bay City Brewing and our last evening of beer with with the 3 Amigos (Tomme Arthur, Jeff Bagby, and Tom Nickel) at O’Brien’s Pub and a few pints at 2Kids where we named a future beer.

After this, there was beer and Baked Bear and an evening of NXT Takeover. WE discuss this a bit while sipping on Alpine Hoppy Birthday, which is fantastic, btw. This moves into some wrestling talk that’s semi-interrupted by an injury in an NFL game we were actually watching at the time. So instead, we focus a bit on the AHL and the new San Diego Gulls, and the MISL.

Note that Daniel used to have such a seething hatred for the Sockers rivals, that he got all their names wrong. This includes calling the Kansas City Comets the Stars (that team was in Tacoma), referring to Baltimore’s team as the Burn instead of Blast, and forgetting the Sidekicks were more of a rival than the Cosmos, who were only in the MISL for one season.

After more wrestling talk, we move on to the whacky NFL season, the weird end to the MLB season and the odd start to the NBA season. What’s going on with sports this year?!

308: I Don’t Need a Challenge In My Mouth

Come join us in our 2 hour, 40 minute punk rock beer fest. You may learn something. We sure did.*

We start right off with a one-item Awesome List, Hamilton. I know, it’s the trendy musical right now but it’s worthy. Trust me. We discuss the germ magnets that are coins. Victoria teaches us that Soundwave is a hipster. We discuss some of the beers we’re about to taste and initially title the episode, “Crossing Streams” but then the actual title came along and ended that real quick.

We quickly discuss some Ottawa memories like Mill St Brewery (a new InBev addition), Pub Italia, and Hop City’s Barking Squirrel Lager. Oh and we braved Safehouse again, after the Rachel incident of 2015. Somehow Philip Rivers’ virility comes up somehow and how he fills up his 20 room mansion.

After trying our first beer, Brandon and Victoria reminisce about UK food and drink. We had some great Big Dog beer and hat tip to Bob Barnes for providing it to Brandon who shared it with us. Hat tip as well, to Dave Otto for the last batch of awesome beer he made for Big Dog’s Brewing.

Daniel and Brandon talk about how they met, starting with a burger review and culminating in a Beer to the Rescue event. It’s so emotional, Daniel censors himself. Brandon covers the mistake by bringing up the Redskins/Braves racial team names issue. Is it complimentary or derogatory. What do you think?

We start in on a bit of history and then on to beer #2! Before we get into that, a bit of insider info on upcoming new BevMo beer shelf organization. Once the San Diego beer talk starts, well dear listener, it ain’t going to end for a while. This includes some personal plugs for Alesmith and Victoria chasing 15 year old girls while carrying a glass of sangria, then having an epic moment in Arizona for Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, we visited the awesome DaHonays for their epic Halloween festivities. This included visits to The Perch Pub & Brewery for great beer and disappointing tots, Angel’s Trumpet Alehouse for beer and crispy spam sliders with hawaiian bread, sriracha mayo, feta cheese and cranberry slaw, The Lost Leaf Bar & Gallery which may be the strangest bar/music venue/art gallery fusion venue I’ve ever been to (though the Rinkuškiai Werewolf Ale I had from Lithuania was amazing), and closing out Mother Bunch Brewing by helping them blow their IPA keg (yeah I said it) even if they aren’t up for treating beer kegs with respect (allegedly). They did have an amazing brew process mural in the hallway to the restrooms.

We saw King Diamond recently and I play clips of Abigail and Halloween under the conversation as we discuss man buns and mosh pit etiquette. Somehow we follow this up with the great The Peanuts debate. Does it offend you? Do you feel bad for Charlie Brown?

*San Diego Breweries we talk about:

Alesmith Brewing Company

Aztec Brewing

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Benchmark Brewing

Bolt Brewing

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers

Coronado Brewing Company

Fall Brewing Co

Green Flash Brewing Co

Helix Brewing Co

Intergalactic Brewing Co

Karl Strauss Brewing

Latitude 33 Brewing Company

Lightning Brewery

Modern Time Brewing

Pizza Port Brewing

Reckless Brewing Co

Rough Draft Brewing Co

Stone Brewing Co

Thorn St Brewery

Toolbox Brewing

307: Free Cheese and Gunpowder

First off, apologies on the “great hall” effect on Daniel and Butch’s mics. Those were meant to be shut off and Daniel obviously dropped the ball. We start right off with our first beer, taking us back to Old England. Then after having to be reminded about 9/11, Victoria and Daniel both show why white people are horrible. The musket it was the stormtroopers of rifles and 2016 is going to be a glorious year for a lot of nerds. Victoria the duckbill fucker, doesn’t care about buffaloes like Hollywood doesn’t care about doing a biopic properly.
We get on up with a little James Brown talk. We discuss Butch’s teams dominating local trivia nights. This all leads into an R&B music discussion. This makes us hungry and leads to a brave idea for Unniversary IX. Victoria heads to bed and Daniel talks about flooding the Casa and the death of his self built rig or at least the motherboard. We go off on the Bucs for a bit and call it a night under 75 mins.