It took us an extra week and a wasted episode, but we’re here with episode of our lord one hundred and fifty and it is a good’n.
Who’s your favorite recurring guest? If you said anyone other than Blake, well … I guess, go back to episode one and start over. He’s been with us before (20, 99, 100), and we love having him on because we can just lean on him for intelligent, coherent information about beer, as opposed to … you know.
Blake was nice enough to bring us some samples of Creature Comforts’ soon-to-be-released Mutualism. It’s set to be available at the brewery as a to-go souvenir tour option starting July 14th, but we got to enjoy it early because we are elite beer journalists. It tastes like LISTEN TO THE EPISODE.
Blake also brought a song from local Atlanta rockers Stonerider who released a new album called Hologram a couple months ago. We listen to “Elevator Operator,” and it is very good, but I’ll just tell you it is very long. Russ said that Stonerider sounds like “Emerson, Hall, & Oates” and he wasn’t trying to be funny or ironic because Russ.
Alright, get in there.
The second of two episodes with Señor Bernard Dawguerro. We drink delicious homebrew and listen to delicious alt-country-southern-rock-soul courtesy of Sturgill Simpson.
I think I could get used to these super short episode summaries.
Hello! Spring break is OVER! Actually, long hiatuses between episodes are a direct result of real life being too busy, which is the opposite of any notion of a break, so … you should feel sorry us, is what I’m saying. Haha, no, not really.
Joining us again on the first of two episodes following his own 3-year break from 1beer1song guest-hosting stardom is none other than BERNIE DAWG. Bernie originally appeared on episode 43, back during the Clinton administration. We have all become deeper, more complex beings since then. Life is an amazing journey, you guys.
WE DRANK A BEER. It is called Weisse Weisse Baby and it is made by Westbrook Brewing Company over in Mount Pleasant, South Cackalatia. We’ve previously evaluated Westbrook beers on episode 83 and on the very special episode 55.5, which was actually an episode of the late Dawg Gone Podcast hosted by our good pal Ludakit. Do you like how I linked Bernie Dawg all the way around to the Dawg Gone Podcast? Yeah, I didn’t see that one coming either. I am in the zone!
WE LISTENED TO A SONG. It isn’t by Prince, but it features Prince because OBVIOUSLY. We explain our choice during the conversation, so you should go listen to that, OBVIOUSLY, but I will tell you the guitar solo in question actually begins at the 19:50 mark in the show if you want to jump straight to it.
And that’s it. Get in there.
A lot going on around the Tall Brown Media studios these days, so I’ll keep this brief. We recorded this episode like three weeks ago and I’m just now getting it out the door. Back off!
We drink a fantabulous Double IPA from our friends at Orpheus Brewing, who we visited WAAAAAY back on episode 108.
We listen to a song from Emerson Lake & Palmer because when we recorded this, Keith Emerson had *just* passed away. Now it just seems like we’re just late and slow, which is certainly not NOT the case. But you knew that.
*Show note: Sorry for the clipping in this one.*
We drink a brown ale from New Belgium that has been inoculated with all kinds of ice cream and drugs from Ben & Jerry’s.
THIS IS A RUSS SONG EPISODE WHICH MAKES ME VERY HAPPY
The song is from Sister Sparrow and it is called Make It Rain.
Great job, everyone.
Welcome to the internet’s only podcast about vampires. At least, that’s what an uninitiated listener would think during the first ~2:40 of this episode where we talk about neither beers nor songs but rather vampires. LOL PODCASTING.
This week we drink the 2015 vintage of Cigar City’s The Dark Woods Old Ale. This beer was hand-schlepped back from Florida by our friend and occasional guest, Dave. Probably would have been a nifty idea to have Dave be a guest on the episode where we drink the beer he hand-carried to us from a different state. Alas. Jesus Christ.
This is one of the, if not the, best weeks of music in the history of this shambling ode to impulsive inanity. You just have to listen. It is so good.
This week we drink an Irish Porter from Oskar Blues called Death by Coconut. Irish Porter is an actual style, but not really, well sort of, I guess you can think what you want. It is a beer. We drank it. [It’s good!]
The band this week is an ATL band called Big Jesus. Jesus they are big. Not really, there are only four of them. [big] Jesus Christ, they’re not a ska band. This song is from their 2013 release, One, but they have some new stuff coming out at some point, so go ahead and plan to hear form these guys again.