Schlafly Oktoberfest & Would You Rather

It’s finally October which means we will be coming at you with many autumn-themed episodes. The first episode in this series looks at a fall tradition, getting together with your friends for a slumber party, getting drunk and playing Would You Rather. Josh and Sass pose several traditional Would You Rather questions and some… less than traditional. Now we ask, would you rather drink from a pint or the bottle? This week’s beer is from Schlafly and is a celebration of the traditional Oktoberfest Märzen, a perfect autumnal beer.

Publish Date: 10/2/2018

Recent Episodes

A long time ago in a suburb far, far away… Josh and Sass were given no hope of not becoming giant nerds. The guys take an introspective look at the childhood hobbies and habits that made them the nerds they are today! This will be the last shared studio recording for a while since Sass is making the grand trek to Arizona. Don’t worry, the guys will still record via teleconference. Take a listen while the guys enjoy a charitable IPA from Sierra Nevada, Resilience.

Publish Date: 2/5/2019

After a much needed, yet unplanned, hiatus – Beer and Banter is BACK for season 2! B&B have some great changes coming and we can’t wait to hear what you think about them. ALSO, WE ARE ON SPOTIFY NOW. Find us wherever you listen to your podcasts. To ease our listeners into some new formatting, we are joined by some old friends: a revisit of an episode – Trans, a previous guest and great guy – Alex, and a veteran brewer – Against the Grain. Take a listen while we update and learn more from our transbassador, Alex. The guys enjoy ATG’s Night Visions, a Kolsch collab. What better way to ring in the new season than with old friends and great beer? 


We have a new theme song that Fat Box was gracious enough to let us use, everyone, go show your support to this great band by giving them a listen as well!

Publish Date: 1/22/2019

As we age and become more cynical, our view on pop culture changes. Josh and Sass take time to discuss some of these changes they’ve noticed and some differences they have caught on in beloved movies. Much like our pop culture views have transformed, as have our beer taste. This episode the guys try Blue Moon’s Limited Release Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout.

Publish Date: 10/23/2018

This weekend the Beer & Banter crew tried their hand at live-streaming at Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest. What a learning experience for us and a truly great event that we were proud to be a part of. The audio quality was affected a bit by the new media, so bear with us. Our episode this week includes the audio from the live feed you can find on Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest’s Facebook page if you’d rather look at our mugs. In this episode, we cover the festival and interview several breweries and even the infamous distiller, Four Roses. We got to meet with some of our favorite brewers including White Squirrel Brewery, Blake's Hard Cider, and B&B veterans Mill Creek Brewing Co and Tennessee Brew Works.

Publish Date: 10/16/2018

It’s finally spook season! Last year, we discussed the history and pop-culture significance of Zombies. This year, the guys discuss their zombie survival theories along with some general tips. The guys finally take a stab at a pumpkin beer with Elysian‘s Dark Knife, an interesting spin on a style of beer Josh and Sass tend to avoid. Take a listen!

Publish Date: 10/9/2018

Welcome, to Bitchfest 2018! This is a lightning round of short topics Josh and Sass couldn’t fit into a full episode but really wanted to rant on. To keep with the tried and true Beer and Banter format©, the guys have a beer for each topic. Four beers from four brewers including Evil Twin Brewing’s Even More Jesus, Gaelic Ale from Highland Brewing, Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes, and Falls City’s Streetlamp. Tons of beer and even more ranting, take a listen!

Publish Date: 9/25/2018

It’s been a while since we have done a truly disgusting episode. Take a listen while Josh and Sass discuss some of the vilest international delicacies that humans have ever created. Warning: Do not listen to this episode while eating. The guys bravely stomach a delicious gem of an IPA from Cigar City Brewing called Jai Alai! Don’t forget to add us on Snapchat, beer.banter.

Publish Date: 9/18/2018

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A podcast in which two completely unqualified men - Josh and Sass - discuss exactly what the title implies; a beer and a topic which they banter.



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