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Episode 266: Pandemic Drinking, Fried Chicken and High Maintenance

This episode we’re joined by Carlene to drink some brettanomyces beers, talking about our pandemic drinking (and eating) and chat about the HBO show High Maintenance. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction00:52 – #doglife01:10 – Moholo by Le Dispensaire de Bière – a 3.4% Brett #cruchons 03:51 – Viewfield Brett Saison by Driftwood Brewing06:00 – Pandemic drinking09:05 – Taproom visits12:30 – Roch le Coq13:00 – Fried Chicken17:50 – High Maintenance19:30 – What is this TV show about?22:00 – Character building23:57 – The web series28:45 – The tears, the dogs33:25 – The soundtrack34:05 – Colin has emotions40:25 – Two minutes of wild speculation43:25 – Wrap-up The post Episode 266: Pandemic Drinking, Fried Chicken and High Maintenance appeared first on Pub Chat.

44mins

16 Aug 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 265: MB Beer and Middle Tap Magazine

Rob Stansel from Middle Tap Magazine is our guest this episode, joining us to talk about writing about drinking beer. We’re also drinking some Diabel Boruta by Low Life Barrel House. This episode was recorded on February 11, 2020. Since recording, Middle Tap Magazine has launched and you should definitely check them out. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:00 – Diabel Boruta by Low Life Barrel House04:00 – #local booze trends12:20 – Petrol15:50 – Middle Tap Magazine19:00 – *All* the craft breweries25:30 – All the things we love about taprooms29:25 – Spoilers (not spoilers)30:55 – Our old pal Pilsner33:00 – “Winnipeg is getting it from all angles”35:10 – What’s the Quebec beer scene like?45:20 – NEIPA x Ketchup Chips50:00 – Wrap-up The post Episode 265: MB Beer and Middle Tap Magazine appeared first on Pub Chat.

53mins

3 May 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 264: XFL! SPORTS! [Vintage Pub Chat]

This week we’re kicking off our re-release series of our favourite episodes from the Pub Chat back-catalogue (Vintage Pub Chat?) Each re-release will feature a newly recorded intro with the two of us, and the full audio from the original episode. In this episode, originally #183, we’re talking about the documentary “This was the XFL” and chatting about all the reasons the XFL is ridiculous. Now that the XFL is back, we figured it’d be a good time to see what our past selves thought of it. First released April 2, 2017. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction00:30 – The XFL is back!02:50 – Why re-release the flipping XFL episode?03:50 – Oops, this episode did not come out Feb 804:00 – The 2020 XFL06:15 – An apology for Minnesotans 08:20 – Collective Arts Collective Project IPA #112:15 – Actually talking about the beer13:15 – “This was the XFL” sigh20:40 – Trains33:45 – “The XFL should get wiped from the annals of history”39:45 – Goodbye The post Episode 264: XFL! SPORTS! [Vintage Pub Chat] appeared first on Pub Chat.

41mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 263: Top 5 Albums of 2019 with Chris Rohling

2019 was a slow year for episodes of Pub Chat, but it definitely wasn’t a slow year for music. We’re joined by our friend Chris Rohling for our annual recap of our favourites from the last year. We’re all separate for this record so we’re all drinking something different: Adrian: Fuck All Baltic Porter by Brasserie DépareilléeChris: Southside Pils by Eastlake BreweryColin: Burnabarian by Dageraad Brewing Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:00 – Into the beer07:35 – 2019, a big music year12:40 – Sucker Punch by Sigrid13:50 – Psychodrama by Dave 20:50 – Pony by Orville Peck25:39 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen29:52 – Stockholm Marathon by Kornél Kovács 33:30 – In League With Dragons by The Mountain Goats38:40 – DSVII by M8343:00 – Charli by Charli XCX47:15 – Flamboyant by Dorian Electra53:18 – No Geography by The Chemical Brothers58:20 – MAGDALENE by FKA twigs1:04:55 – So much Charli1:08:45 – Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers1:13:58 – Brandon Banks by Maxo Kream1:18:30 – Cuz I Love You by Lizzo1:20:00 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen1:25:00 – Honourable mentions1:36:50 – Top albums of the decade? The post Episode 263: Top 5 Albums of 2019 with Chris Rohling appeared first on Pub Chat.

1hr 38mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 262: What’s going on in 2019?

The year is almost at a close and we know the question that’s been burning in all of your minds: what on earth is going on with Pub Chat? Well, we’re here to avoid answering that question, drink some beer, and catch up on what we’ve been up to while we’ve been off the podcast airwaves. Colin’s drinking Yummi Bear* West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing, and Adrian’s got a bottle of Nocturna Vanilla and Bourbon Imperial Stout from MonRegius. *Yes, incredibly, that really is how they spell yummy. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction00:30 – This is a podcast?01:41 – Yummi Bear West Coast IPA, Surly Brewing02:24 – Nocturna Vanilla Bourbon, MonRegius05:00 – Surly, are you OK?08:24 – Quebec beer10:35 – Brewpubs14:50 – What’s Montreal drinking?16:50 – Cheval Blanc20:00 – Restaurant beer in Montreal23:48 – “I can feed and drink myself”23:56 – How’s the Twin Cities28:20 – Montreal night life31:30 – Cheese curd revelations32:20 – Wrap-up The post Episode 262: What’s going on in 2019? appeared first on Pub Chat.

33mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 261: Podcasting, Wrestling, and Beer

We’re back in front of the mics with Chris Rohling, and for the first time we’re all in different locations, with all different beers. In this episode, Adrian drinks Grisette de la Marmite by Sutton Brewing, Colin has Rosé Lager by Surly Brewing and Chris is mixing it up with some Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, while catching up and chatting about podcasting. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:00 – What we’re drinking03:55 – The Scoop on Surly08:30 – Quebec Food & Booze: A Whole New World10:45 – Getting sour14:00 – What about podcasting?17:00 – Wrestlemania / wrestling is bonkers27:30 – So how do you get a podcast?31:30 – Pinot Noir37:25 – Recent podcast faves?40:00 – Back to beer42:20 – Vegemite vs. Marmite? Controversial opinion: they’re the same thing44:00 – Wrap-up The post Episode 261: Podcasting, Wrestling, and Beer appeared first on Pub Chat.

46mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 260: Cartoons in Montreal with Ryan Closs

Pub Chat is on vacation in Montreal with Ryan Closs (Gobo on twitter). We’re drinking Porter Baltique from Beauregard Brasserie and chatting about some of our favourite cartoons. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:20 – Porter Baltique from Beauregard Brasserie02:15 – Porter is porter in both languages05:50 – Milkshake IPAs?08:30 – Bed time09:20 – Cartoons!15:40 – Weekday cartoons16:30 – Archer18:30 – Burgers & the Simpsons22:40 – Adventure Time29:00 – “I like the weird stuff”34:00 – One Punch Man35:50 – Wrap-up The post Episode 260: Cartoons in Montreal with Ryan Closs appeared first on Pub Chat.

37mins

12 May 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 259: Morgan from TCB, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie

On this weeks episode we’re excited to be joined by Morgan Wielgosz – head brewer at Trans Canada Brewing. She’s been running the show at TCB since their opening, and we got to talking about what it takes to make it in the brewing world. We’re drinking Spanning & Sensatie – an imperial stout from De Molen. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:00 – Spanning & Sensatie by De Molen04:08 – “The coldest day of my life”05:30 – “When you wake up and your car is frozen to the ground”10:45 – Beer trips14:20 – [very smooth segue]19:50 – That’s it, we’re moving to Winnipeg26:00 – Spicy beer28:00 – Accidental cask days33:00 – Getting people into beer38:00 – A beer history lesson44:35 – Speedy Norwegian yeast50:00 – Wrap-up The post Episode 259: Morgan from TCB, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie appeared first on Pub Chat.

51mins

21 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 258: 7 Years of Beer and Chat

It’s a little late, but we’re finally celebrating the 7 years of Pub Chat. We’re drinking Peach Smoothie Sour by Revelation Ales in Pallock, MN and talking about what we have to look forward to over the next year. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:20 – “Hmmm, this is kombucha”02:55 – Peach Smoothie Sour from Revelation Ales03:50 – “Not crazy hazy”06:21 – What we drinkin’ in 2019? (Don’t be an IPA bro)09:10 – Lactose in everything?13:40 – Maybe they should can the mild?16:00 – Low ABV 4 life17:45 – Give me that funky shit20:10 – International Pub Chat22:45 – “Should we wrap this up?” The post Episode 258: 7 Years of Beer and Chat appeared first on Pub Chat.

23mins

24 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 257: Briney Melon and a Brewer

This episode we’re drinking Briney Melon Gose by Anderson Valley . We’re chatting about the beer scene with Adrienne from Barn Hammer Brewing. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction01:50 – Briney Melon Gose03:40 – Maintaining optimum body PH04:40 – New wave brewing06:10 – Gateway to brewing08:10 – Beer > wine10:00 – Skid steering12:30 – Keeping it session16:15 – Making beer18:20 – Test batching20:40 – Ice cream beer26:22 – Unsustainable drinking28:00 – Horseradish beer30:10 – Wrap-up The post Episode 257: Briney Melon and a Brewer appeared first on Pub Chat.

30mins

23 Feb 2019

Rank #10