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The second episode from our Great American Beer Festival coverage is a story of big hearts and bold brews. Parleaux Beer Lab's founder Eric Jensen joined us for a deep dive into the science of his craft, infused with an unmistakable affection for the people and culture of New Orleans.
Tap In, Geek Out returned to the Great American Beer Festival in October of 2019, and we're excited to (finally) bring you the incredible collection of breweries that were kind enough to share their time and stories. Our first episode from the festival coverage set a tone of humanity, strength, and grace that turned out to be a common theme we heard throughout the weekend. Matt and Kelly Barnaby made the nearly-3000 mile trek from Juneau, Alaska with an assortment of beers that were as exceptional and inspiring as their journey to bring Barnaby Brewing Co. to life... Twice!
We would never leave your poor heart alone here on Tap In, Geek Out. This week Doug & Eric revisit one of our favorite segments, The Wrinkly Sack. Doug's turn to choose the film meant that we got to dig deep for buried treasure in one of his all-time favorite movies; the 1984 Robert Zemeckis classic Romancing the Stone. How many Eddy Grant references can we jam in between our gushing over the sultry and alluring tones of Kathleen Turner? Join us with a cold one, and feel free to sing along.
Storming the Radio Shack at Starcourt Mall while armed to the teeth with fireworks is how we wish we spent the 80’s, unfortunately Doug & Eric were busy sneaking warm beers behind the neighborhood pool, dreaming of the day when we could barely write two sentences of copy for a podcast description. Thankfully for you listeners, our resident comic book expert Carl Lundeen is here to provide some insight into the new Spider-Man flick and how it compares to some sonnet he wrote about the Bolshevik revolution in the eighth grade. We really appreciate the break, we’re elated to be back, and hopefully this won’t be the last time you read something this doltish from us in 2019. The Summer Beer (listen for Carl's recipe) ~11% ABV, negligible IBU: Doug 4.5/5
Recorded literally at the zero hour, Doug and Eric put the year to rest with an hour of reflection, prediction, anticipation, and other word choices we’d often shun. A brief look back on the year that was leads into a discussion about all of the pop culture that will shape the year to come. 2018 was a big year for our little beercast, and we owe that to YOU; our loyal listeners and gracious guests!BEERSUpslope Brewing Company's Blood Orange Saison - 6.0% ABV, 25 IBU: Eric 4.5/54 Noses Brewing Company's Bubblin Brut IPA - 8.1% ABV, 20 IBU: Doug 4.25/5This is the bad-ass mini arcade cabinet emulator we reviewed!Tap In, Geek Out's Fearless Predictions for 2019- Tap In, Geek Out will cover Great American Beer Festival 2019- First brewery interview outside of Colorado- Six new brewery interviews before October- You will be ours, Jason Lee & 4 Noses Brewing...- New Tool album in 2019! (recycled from 2017)- The Chiefs *or* Cowboys will play in Super Bowl LIII- Eric will land a kickflip
Eric swore he would never go back to his high school town of Augusta, Georgia... But after discovering the extraordinary beers that can be found on tap at the Riverwatch Brewery, a visit may soon be in order. He and Doug are joined by the Queen of the Augusta brew scene; Anne Sloan as she closes out our week in GABF coverage with all of the heart, soul, and charm you'd expect from Augusta's first brewery since prohibition.
Day 6 of our Week In Beer coverage from the Great American Beer Festival is a trip down memory lane (if that's what you can call eastbound I-70), as Eric joins Doug in his college town of Manhattan Kansas, home to the Little Apple Brewing Company. Brewer Shawn Howard brought as much passion and personality to this episode as he does to the distinctive beers in their taproom; leaving us thirsty for more of his stories and of course the Fruit Salad Shorts Sour Golden Wheat.
Tumbleroot is not only an accomplished brewery, but also a seasoned distillery. With all due respect, that's the equivalent of Michael Jordan actually being good at baseball. This marriage of two crafts produces a synergy that is unlike anything you've ever tasted before. Jason and Brandon gave us a peek behind the curtain of their enlivening approach to crafting uncommonly unadulterated adult beverages. Day 5 in Doug & Eric's week of breweries from the Great American Beer Festival.
When the game is on the line, do you send in the rookie or your star player? As the only brewery representing North Dakota at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Bismarck Brewing embraced both of those roles. In just their first year as professionals, Jordan and Peter left a sizable impression with both their brewing and branding savvy. Doug & Eric were delighted to help document the first chapter of what is certain to be a lengthy narrative of success in Day 4 of our week-long celebration of beer.
Day 3 of our Week In Beer ventures north to the small town of Alpine, Wyoming; home to the big beers and ambitions of Melvin Brewing. There was no missing the Melvin Bus, and the perpetual party it drew at this year's Great American Beer Festival. Lucky for us, Travis took a break from designer onesies and classic Kung Fu to speak about the past, present and future of Melvin Brewing. Get a taste of what's to come with their bold, boozy Barrel Aged Ruckus imperial stout.
Day 2 of our Great American Beer Festival adventure takes us to one of the largest independent breweries in the country. Green Flash Brewing Company was gracious enough to loan us two of their ridiculously talented brewers, and we think you'll agree that Ashley and Erik make great conversation in addition to great beer. Their Golden God barrel-aged blonde was our unanimous favorite of the weekend: If you're blessed enough to be in the San Diego area, go taste the enlightenment that their slogan proselytizes in this utterly unique beer.
Seven states, seven breweries, seven days. Our 2018 Great American Beer Festival journey begins outside of Austin, TX with a brewery known for its unique atmosphere and massive outdoor patio. Oh, and the beer is absolutely delicious too. Gino and Nate sat down with us after an exhausting but fulfilling weekend to talk about their passion for the craft, and what makes Family Business Beer Company so unique.
We visited this Colorado Springs-based taproom back in February, as owners Rich and Bill were gracious enough to sit down with us in the hour leading up to their grand opening. Though originally livestreamed, these interviews (like the Dueces crew), were so fun and entertaining that we wanted to make sure they got the full episode treatment. Jeff recollects his decades in brewing learning the craft, Callie will convince you of the virtues of microbrew patrons, and Chris is ready to hashtag this whole experience to the next level. The grand opening has come and gone, but the amazing beer and company are always on tap at the Dueces Wild Brewery. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @dwbbrewery.In this episode, we also rate:Dueces Wild Blood Orange Pale Ale - 6% ABV, 56 IBU : Eric 5/5Dueces Wild The Joker IPA - 6.5% ABV, 70 IBU : Doug 4/5See complete reviews for all of our beers at https://untappd.com/user/TapInGeekOut
Doug and Eric are back with their trusty comic guru Carl to break down all of the DC comics announcements from San Diego Comic Con 2018. It’s a dark time for our heroes because these die-hard DC fan boys are fit to be tied with a golden lasso over this year’s news. Sit back, plug in, and check out these alpha nerds as they shred the Aquaman trailer into chum, dam up the shit creek on the DC streaming service, and lament about what could have been for Captain Marv…. Ahem, I mean Shazam. Stay tuned for the closing credits when Carl and Doug unleash the mayhem in their battle over the ecological sustainability of Godzilla. (Spoiler alert: Carl can be such an asshole.)In this episode, we also rate:Boston Beer Company's Sam '76 - 4.7% ABV, 12 IBU : Doug 4.25/5Cigar City Brewing's Guayabera Citra Pale Ale - 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU : Eric 3.75/5Carl's Homemade Summer Beer - ~14% ABV, 10 IBU : Carl 5/5See complete reviews for all of our beers on UntappdEver wondered what makes an ale vs a lager? This Popular Science article has the hot skinny
IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY! Eric and Doug resurrect Tap In Geek Out in time to bring you an uncomfortably close examination of Jason Voorhees' wrinkly old sack. We celebrate classic slasher cinema in our review of Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part 6. We've also dusted off our Poké balls to revisit the increasingly popular Nintendo mobile game that's somehow better than ever. In this episode, we also rate:Four Noses Orange Velvet IPA - 7.1% ABV, 50 IBU : Eric 4/5New Belgium's The Hemporer "HPA" - 7% ABV, 55 IBU : Doug 3.25/5See complete reviews for all of our beers at https://untappd.com/user/TapInGeekOut Eric's Pokémon Go friend code: 1758 3081 7452Doug's Pokémon Go friend code: 5666 4192 9259Doug's Battle.net ID: Crocadizzle#1937
January's Microbrew of the Month is one that our hosts have admired since its inception. Owner, brewer, and local hero Travis Fields joins Tap In, Geek out to talk about the origins of his brewery, the evolution of his brand, and what the future holds for local brewing. The passion you'll hear in the description of his craft is the same that you'll taste on every tap at the Fieldhouse Brewing Company. If you're in Colorado Springs, visit the downtown taproom or pick up some cans at your favorite liquor store. Fieldhouse is online at http://www.fieldhousebrew.com, and on Facebook @FieldhouseBrewingCompany
Tap In, Geek Out kick off our monthly microbrew spotlight campaign in a taproom Doug & Eric know all too well; the Halfpenny Brewing Company. Founders Chris Reigrut and Chris Garner fill our steins to the brim with their nearly five decades of collective experience and adventures in craft brewing. This episode is 100 IBUs of sudsy fun that will pique your pallet and quench your thirst for zymurgystic enlightenment. Stop by the taproom in Centennial to sample a tap staple, or the latest half-barrel creation: The Halfpenny crew are always eager to help you find your new favorite beer. You'll find the event and release schedules at halfpennybrewing.com, and on Facebook @HalfpennyBrewing.
This week on Wicked Ahch-Tuna: Master angler Skywalker breaks convention (and the Internet) with his patented pole-vaulting spear fishing technique. Mary Poppins makes her first appearance in the Disney Meta Cinematic Universe. Doug, Eric and Nikki roll the golden dice with opinions on The Last Jedi that'll curl your lazersword. Beer ratings now on Untappd! https://untappd.com/user/TapInGeekOut Ballast Point Brewing Company's Peanut Butter Victory at Sea: 10% ABV, 68 IBU Nikki 3.8/5, Eric 3/5, Doug 4/5 Thanks to Michael T. Scott for the flawless intro, and Happy Birthday to Ryan Kirley!
Doug and Eric can't stop running their rat-holes about their favorite new show, the Seth Rogen and Josh Hutcherson project Future Man now available on Hulu. If dick jokes and non-stop sci-fi callbacks aren't your thing, we pity you, fool, but feel free to skip to 25:30 for What Eric's Playing: Super Mario Odyssey, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Plague Road, and Battle Chasers. This episode is dedicated to the memory of the late, lovely Glenne Headly. Support our favorite charity, Cap for Kids http://www.capforkids.org Beer ratings now on Untappd! https://untappd.com/user/TapInGeekOut Lagunitas Brewing Company's A Little Sumpin' Sumpin Ale: 7.5% ABV, 65 IBU - Eric 4.25/5 Lagunitas Brewing Company's Sakitumi: 9% ABV, 42 IBU - Doug 3.5/5
Doug and Eric are finally back on the mic to drink beer and talk Justice League. It's not the review that we expected to give, but the one that you deserve. We also stumble into video games late in the show, and get balls deep in But Whole. On Tap: Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'R Winter Ale - 7.2% ABV, 60 IBU Eric 3.9/5 Doug 3.6/5 Future beer ratings will appear on our new Untappd page at https://untappd.com/user/TapInGeekOut
Project: CHALLENGED delivers a vivisection of Marvel's "The Defenders" grisly enough to make Elektra herself proud. Eric finished reading Ready Player One just in time to avoid spoilers from the upcoming movie's promotion. We whip out our e-peens for an embarrassing pissing match in gamer prowess in the setup for an epic showdown that will determine the fate of humanity. Humanity, or pointless bragging rights. One of those. Or maybe both? Just to be safe, don't bet your humanity on it? Support Cap for Kids! Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_ch_81-1435291_dl PC+ Regarding Eric's point about the patience required for a perfect Pac-Man game, check out the link below for a crash course on the history and a great bio on one of the brave souls who has endured the hike to glory. You can even watch Stoodley's live perfect game in its entirety. There is, in fact, a place you can "park" Pac-Man that the ghosts won't find you, look to the 1:48:45 of the first of five videos. https://arcadeblogger.com/2015/08/23/pac-man-achieving-the-perfect-game/ PC+ Love him or hate him (there is no in between), Billy Mitchell's record achievements in multiple classic arcade games make him one of the most compelling gamers ever to have stepped up to the stick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(video_game_player) The Challenged Are Chugging: 4 Noses Brewing Company's Tart Mango Wheat - 4.7% ABV, 19 IBU: Eric 4/5 Odyssey Beerwerks Ghost Drifter Pale Ale - 5.8% ABV, 36 IBU: Doug 3.6/5 Odd 13 Brewing's Codename: Superfan American IP - 6.5% ABV, 80 IBU: Doug: 4.8/5 (Thanks, Tyler!)
Doug and Eric return from summer hiatus with a bang as we welcome the talented Ryan Kirley to Project: CHALLENGED. The genius behind the P:C theme, Ryan peppers insight into the creative process with Tales From The College Years with Eric that you won't want to miss. Be sure and soak in the Sun of Aquarius at the official SoundCloud page, https://soundcloud.com/user-73667850, it's sure to hit you in the head harder than an SNES controller. The Challenged Are Chugging: St. James Brewery's Guinness Stout - 4.3% ABV, 45 IBU: Ryan 4/5 Dry Dock Brewing's Apricot Blonde - 5.1% ABV, 17 IBU: Eric 4.2/5 Ballast Point Brewing Company's Orange Vanilla Fathom - 7.0% ABV, 70 IBU: Doug 4.5/5
Carl returns to Project: CHALLENGED as the ink to Doug's pencil in our bigger, longer, and thick-cut annual. Listen to two grown men go full frontal fanboy over all of the creamy goodness oozing from this year's premier geek event; San Diego Comic Con. Make sure to catch Eric's coverage of SDCC on Bitfaced Episode 106. The Challenged Are Chugging: Pike's Peak Brewing Company's Elephant Rock IPA - 7.7% ABV, 75 IBU: Doug 3.1/5 CEL Smug Aspen Basil Kentucky Mule - probably 80% ABV knowing this lush: Carl 4.8/5
Project: CHALLENGED's good fortune with friendly visits continues as our buddy Rob flies all the way from California just to lend some respectability to our humble show. Our decimals got a little Dewey as Rob regaled us with tawdry tales of life behind the stacks: An office job not unlike most, except when your patrons are scrogging in the reference section. Reminiscing on pro wrestling starts out all Dude Love, but ends with the Iron Sheik selling autographs at a Chuck E. Cheese. Oh, and there's some Twin Peaks… But nobody really understands that show, do they? The Challenged Are Chugging: Great Divide Brewery's Denver Pale Ale - 5.0% ABV, IBU unknown: Eric 3.6/5 Green Flash Brewing Co's Soul Style IPA - 6.5% ABV, 75 IBU: Doug 4.6/5 Coors Non-Alcoholic -
There's nothing better than being surrounded by old friends while mourning the loss of another: Doug, Eric, and comic-buff Carl pay their respects to the legendary Adam West. Carl explains the deft skill necessary to play a video game, train for a triathlon, and waterboard an albino simultaneously. DC demonstrates its reboot prowess with The Flintstones, while Universal follows the tired track to trainwreck with The Mummy. Eric spins a chilling campfire tale of broken servers and manual matchmaking courtesy of Illfonic's popular new Friday the 13th title, and Doug is a spoiled bitch when it comes to software. Powder. Ryan Kirley, composer of the P:C theme "American Punk", can now be found under his new brand "Sun of Aquarius" at https://www.facebook.com/rdkirley and https://soundcloud.com/user-73667850 The Challenged Are Chugging: Anchor Brewing's Mango Wheat - 4.5% ABV, 25 IBU: Eric 3.9/5 , Doug 3.8/5 TinCup Bourbon Whiskey - 42% ABV: Carl 4/5
Doug and Eric agree that E3 2017 wasn't mind-blowing, but there is still no bigger week in gaming news. We canvas the highlights from PS4, XBOX, and Nintendo as well as the EA, Bethesda and Ubisoft pressers. This episode has been rejected by Sony due to child safety concerns.
SPOILER ALERT!!! Doug, Eric, and Tyler examine Wonder Woman, DC's latest (and certainly greatest) entry to their cinematic universe. This picture finally manages to capture what we love most about our DC characters, and is now worthy of being included in the dialog of great superhero movies alongside Marvel's. Do yourself a huge favor and see the movie before listening! The Challenged are Chugging: Uinta Brewing's Farmside Saison - 5.6% ABV, 14 IBU, 5.0 SRM: Eric & Doug 4/5 Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company's Big Eddy Royal Nektar - 9.5% ABV, 12 IBU: Tyler 4.2/5
Doug & Eric are joined again by the balance of the Bitfaced crew for a reverse upside-down-pineapple-shit sandwich. Tyler and Rebecca weigh in on beer, the current objects of our ire, and why you should hire us to endorse your shiny thing. Hear the debut of our new theme song, and check the show notes for where to see Becca's beer reactions! Becca's Beer Face: https://youtu.be/oaMjIpkuAmA Silent Signals on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Silent-Signals-574835399344835/ and SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/silent-signals #OneNote #AppleMusic #Hulu #AudioTechnica #IMdbPro The Challenged are Chugging: Epic Brewing Company's Lil' Brainless Raspberries (5.2% ABV, 7 IBU) Rebecca: -5/5 Doug: 2.5/5 Eric: 3.8/5 Tyler: 4/5 Small Town Brewery's Not Your Mother's Apple Pie (5.0% ABV, 0 IBU) Rebecca: 1/5 Doug: 1/5 Eric: 2/5 Tyler: 3.5/5 Blue Moon Brewing Company's Cinnamon Horchata Ale (5.5% ABV, 10 IBU) Rebecca: 0/5 Doug: 1/5 Eric: 2/5 Tyler: 2/5
Doug & Eric lead with acknowledgment of the tragic news of Chris Cornell, and the no-so-tragic complaints of our butt-hurt President. We give early thoughts on several major series launches on the fall television docket before diving into Eric's meaty review of Injustice 2. Rounding out this episode are two huge gaming announcements before your hosts whip out their playlists to see how they compare. The Challenged are Chugging: Ballast Point Limited Release Unfiltered Sculpin Extra-Hopped IPA - 7.0% ABV, 37 IBU: Doug 4.2/5 Boulder Beer Company's Hola Maria Mexican-Style Ale - 5.2% ABV, 15 IBU: Eric 1.8/5 Cap for Kids can be found at http://capforkids.org and http://facebook.com/cap4kids Amazon Smile direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1435291 The Regulators livestream June 10th at 11am on the Bitfaced Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/bitfacedgames
Doug & Eric share the story of their first beer, and both hope they're too old to be grounded for it. Public service has never been a strong suit here, but the More You Know the less likely it is that Fisher Stevens will make off with knowledge of your undisclosed rollerblading fetish. Take advantage of the US sans FBI Director and copy every VHS tape you can find! (Especially the Deathstalker series) P:C debates the ethics of downloading copyrighted games and TV. The Nintendo Switch revisited, new entries to the Psych and Blade runner canon, Robotech nostalgia & more on Project: CHALLENGED Episode 10. Lead-In: "Ming the Messenger" by Silent Signals Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/silent-signals The Challenged are Chugging: Upslope Brewing Company's Citra Pale Ale - 5.8% ABV, 37 IBU: Eric 4/5 Crazy Mountain Brewing Company's Snowcat Coffee Stout - Doug 3/5 Note: Edwards is Crazy Mountain's second brewery near the Vail/Beaver Creek area Cap for Kids can be found at http://capforkids.org and http://facebook.com/cap4kids Amazon Smile direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1435291 Project: CHALLENGED Service Announcement (PCSA) Password Managers (PAID&FREE): stickypass.com , 1password.com, dashlane.com Antivirus (FREE): avast.com, forticlient.com, bitdefender.com