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Pub Chat

Latest release on Aug 16, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 266: Pandemic Drinking, Fried Chicken and High Maintenance

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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 – Introduction
00:52 – #doglife
01:10 – Moholo by Le Dispensaire de Bière – a 3.4% Brett #cruchons
03:51 – Viewfield Brett Saison by Driftwood Brewing
06:00 – Pandemic drinking
09:05 – Taproom visits
12:30 – Roch le Coq
13:00 – Fried Chicken
17:50 – High Maintenance
19:30 – What is this TV show about?
22:00 – Character building
23:57 – The web series
28:45 – The tears, the dogs
33:25 – The soundtrack
34:05 – Colin has emotions
40:25 – Two minutes of wild speculation
43:25 – Wrap-up

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Aug 16 2020

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Rank #2: Episode 265: MB Beer and Middle Tap Magazine

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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 – Introduction
01:00 – Diabel Boruta by Low Life Barrel House
04:00 – #local booze trends
12:20 – Petrol
15:50 – Middle Tap Magazine
19:00 – *All* the craft breweries
25:30 – All the things we love about taprooms
29:25 – Spoilers (not spoilers)
30:55 – Our old pal Pilsner
33:00 – “Winnipeg is getting it from all angles”
35:10 – What’s the Quebec beer scene like?
45:20 – NEIPA x Ketchup Chips
50:00 – Wrap-up

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May 03 2020

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Rank #3: Episode 264: XFL! SPORTS! [Vintage Pub Chat]

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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 – Introduction
00:30 – The XFL is back!
02:50 – Why re-release the flipping XFL episode?
03:50 – Oops, this episode did not come out Feb 8
04:00 – The 2020 XFL
06:15 – An apology for Minnesotans
08:20 – Collective Arts Collective Project IPA #1
12:15 – Actually talking about the beer
13:15 – “This was the XFL” sigh
20:40 – Trains
33:45 – “The XFL should get wiped from the annals of history”
39:45 – Goodbye

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Feb 15 2020

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Rank #4: Episode 263: Top 5 Albums of 2019 with Chris Rohling

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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:

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Into the beer
07:35 – 2019, a big music year
12:40 – Sucker Punch by Sigrid
13:50 – Psychodrama by Dave
20:50 – Pony by Orville Peck
25:39 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen
29:52 – Stockholm Marathon by Kornél Kovács
33:30 – In League With Dragons by The Mountain Goats
38:40 – DSVII by M83
43:00 – Charli by Charli XCX
47:15 – Flamboyant by Dorian Electra
53:18 – No Geography by The Chemical Brothers
58:20 – MAGDALENE by FKA twigs
1:04:55 – So much Charli
1:08:45 – Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers
1:13:58 – Brandon Banks by Maxo Kream
1:18:30 – Cuz I Love You by Lizzo
1:20:00 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen
1:25:00 – Honourable mentions
1:36:50 – Top albums of the decade?

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Feb 01 2020

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Rank #5: Episode 262: What’s going on in 2019?

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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 – Introduction
00:30 – This is a podcast?
01:41 – Yummi Bear West Coast IPA, Surly Brewing
02:24 – Nocturna Vanilla Bourbon, MonRegius
05:00 – Surly, are you OK?
08:24 – Quebec beer
10:35 – Brewpubs
14:50 – What’s Montreal drinking?
16:50 – Cheval Blanc
20:00 – Restaurant beer in Montreal
23:48 – “I can feed and drink myself”
23:56 – How’s the Twin Cities
28:20 – Montreal night life
31:30 – Cheese curd revelations
32:20 – Wrap-up

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Dec 07 2019

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Rank #6: Episode 261: Podcasting, Wrestling, and Beer

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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 – Introduction
01:00 – What we’re drinking
03:55 – The Scoop on Surly
08:30 – Quebec Food & Booze: A Whole New World
10:45 – Getting sour
14:00 – What about podcasting?
17:00 – Wrestlemania / wrestling is bonkers
27:30 – So how do you get a podcast?
31:30 – Pinot Noir
37:25 – Recent podcast faves?
40:00 – Back to beer
42:20 – Vegemite vs. Marmite? Controversial opinion: they’re the same thing
44:00 – Wrap-up

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Jun 24 2019

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Rank #7: Episode 260: Cartoons in Montreal with Ryan Closs

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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 – Introduction
01:20 – Porter Baltique from Beauregard Brasserie
02:15 – Porter is porter in both languages
05:50 – Milkshake IPAs?
08:30 – Bed time
09:20 – Cartoons!
15:40 – Weekday cartoons
16:30 – Archer
18:30 – Burgers & the Simpsons
22:40 – Adventure Time
29:00 – “I like the weird stuff”
34:00 – One Punch Man
35:50 – Wrap-up

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May 12 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 259: Morgan from TCB, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie

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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 – Introduction
01:00 – Spanning & Sensatie by De Molen
04:08 – “The coldest day of my life”
05:30 – “When you wake up and your car is frozen to the ground”
10:45 – Beer trips
14:20 – [very smooth segue]
19:50 – That’s it, we’re moving to Winnipeg
26:00 – Spicy beer
28:00 – Accidental cask days
33:00 – Getting people into beer
38:00 – A beer history lesson
44:35 – Speedy Norwegian yeast
50:00 – Wrap-up

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Apr 21 2019

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Rank #9: Episode 258: 7 Years of Beer and Chat

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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 – Introduction
01:20 – “Hmmm, this is kombucha”
02:55 – Peach Smoothie Sour from Revelation Ales
03:50 – “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 life
17:45 – Give me that funky shit
20:10 – International Pub Chat
22:45 – “Should we wrap this up?”

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Mar 24 2019

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Rank #10: Episode 257: Briney Melon and a Brewer

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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 – Introduction
01:50 – Briney Melon Gose
03:40 – Maintaining optimum body PH
04:40 – New wave brewing
06:10 – Gateway to brewing
08:10 – Beer > wine
10:00 – Skid steering
12:30 – Keeping it session
16:15 – Making beer
18:20 – Test batching
20:40 – Ice cream beer
26:22 – Unsustainable drinking
28:00 – Horseradish beer
30:10 – Wrap-up

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Feb 23 2019

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