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Comedian Jonny Benson and his long time Beer drinking tag team partner Keg Kettles take you on a journey of Comedy, Concerts and Beer. Each week we taste beers with special guests and let you know if we feel they are “Solid” or “Not Solid”. We cover live comedy shows, Live music and chat with professional brewers and home brewers about all things Craft Beer. Some of our guests have included Stand up Comedians, musicians, eclectic witches, game show contestants, professional wrestlers and more.

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With us this week is former trust fund kid from Greenwich, CT turned L.A. Stand Up Comic....Genevieve “Cat Fight” Joy (@catfightjoy). And we try Beers from Skulls Brew House (@skulls_brew_house) out of Meriden, Connecticut. Genevieve tells us how she got the nickname “Cat Fight” , We heat a great story about her meeting "Diamond Dave" David Lee Roth (@davidleeroth), Making her own movie where she worked nude, And why she never leaves the house without a copy of the book Moby Dick. Plus, Genevieve is a huge fan of Westerns! We discuss our favorite western movies and discuss which famous actresses are considered “Handsome”. She also tells us about the types of guys she only dates and give us the most obscure list of favorite bands we have ever had on the show. All this while we try Skulls Brew House - Alien Invaders Milkshake IPA and Attack Of The 50’ Orange American Pale Ale........Cannonball!!   Member of the @hoppedupnetwork   Support Your Local Breweries and Restaurants #supportctbreweries #supportctrestaurants @ctbrewersguild #podcast #podcastersofinstagram #craftbeer #beer # podcaster #podcasts #ctbeer #comedypodcast #beerpodcast #comedienne #comedian #podcastrecommendations #beerdrinkers #storytime #storiesoninstagram   SOLID| NOT SOLID: CT   Skulls Brew House - Meriden, CT | Attack Of The 50’ Orange - American Pale Ale | 4.5% ABV | SOLID....Hankerin Some Orange Tic-Tacs   Skulls Brew House - Meriden, CT |  Alien Invaders - Milkshake IPA | With lactose, fruity breakfast cereal and berries, it's a roller coaster ride for your mouth. This BEAST lends notes of Lime, Grapefruit, Bright Orange, Mango, Lychee & Gooseberries. Take yourself back to when Saturday morning cartoons where a big deal | 7.4% ABV | Saturday Morning SOLID  

 

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Publish Date: 1/5/2021


This week our guests are Tyler Ryan and Noah Ryan from TCR Brewing (@tcrbrewing). Tyler, a chemist by day makes delicious Home brewed beers that have appeared at festivals all over New England and the Tri-State area. And this episode we are trying “Muffy Cakes” a Blueberry and Marshmallow sour that is out of this world. Tyler tells us the secret of getting a real marshmallow taste in a beer and we discuss whether Sours are a fad or hear to stay. We also try TCR’s Sweet Successions Milk Stout. And Tyler let’s us know how he got Chocolate and Fudge flavors into the beer without adding any Chocolate or fudge.

Plus Tyler is a huge Metallica fan. So we Talk Metallica and test his knowledge with some Metallica trivia. Fun episode with Tyler and...Wait. Why is Noah here? #Cannonball   Find us on..... Untappd: TCR Brewing Untappd: TheBeerManBeerPodcast

Publish Date: 12/9/2020


This Week we talk to Co-Owner and Brewer Jon Patrei of Phantom Brewing Co. (@phantombrewing) located in Hartford, Connecticut. Jon tells us all about opening Phantom brewing during Covid times. Being a Physical education teacher by day and brewer by night. We learn how he and his partner Bo met and came up with the name Phantom and the cool artwork on the merch. Jon talked about the people from all over the world that have stopped at Phantom for their amazing beers, such as, their Moon Baby Double IPA and Phantasma series Blood Orange Berliner Weisse. And of course, we talk a wide variety of music from metal to hip hop. Check-out Phantom’s special deals for teachers and mug club. Great location, easy to get to, exit 27 off Interstate 91. Solid beers and a good time.......Cannonball!!   #follow#drinklocal#supportlocal#hitthetrail#podcast#podcasters#ctbeertrail #podcastersoninstagram#craftbrewer#supportlocalbrewers #brewersoninstagram#goodbeer#solidbeer#phantombrewingco   Support Local Craft Beer @ctbrewersguild @phantombrewing   UNTAPPD https://untappd.com/PhantomBrewingCompany https://untappd.com/user/TheBeerManBeerPodcast   SOLID/NOT SOLID   Moon Baby | Double dry hopped with Citra hops. Notes of lime, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Smooth and easy drinking | 8.6% ABV | SOLID   Blood Orange Berliner Wiesse | Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse | 3.8% ABV | SOLID  

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Publish Date: 11/18/2020


This week Professional Wrestler Mario Mancini stops by the studio to tell us some amazing stories from his eight year career wrestling for the WWF in the 80s and 90s.   We hear about how Mario got into wrestling straight out of high school and became the debut opponent for The Undertaker, King Kong Bundy, Demolition and The Hart Foundation. We hear about some of his classic matches, Having Jake The Snake Roberts snake placed on him after a DDT. Getting “The Haircut” from Brutus The Barber Beefcake. Body Slamming Playboy Buddy Rose. And great backstage stories about Cindy Lauper, Mr.T, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper and more. We also discuss...Mario’s Pitch to Vince McMahon on a new character , Is there a Mario Mancini action figure? Why Hulk Hogan owes him a thank you card. How he earned Andre The Giants respect, His classic shiny jackets and Tom Selleck mustache. And Mario doesn’t hold back on how he really feels about “The Brooklyn Brawler”. We also talk with Mario about growing up in Connecticut. And starting his own Independent Wrestling Company “Paradise Alley Pro Wrestling”  Plus Keg and Jonny cover a can release at Witchdoctor Brewing Co. (@witchdoctorbrewing) for their collaboration with HATEBREED (@hatebreedofficial)! “Live For This” Lager (@breedbrew). We talk about meeting the band and trying their amazing new beer.   #cannonball #wrestlingcommunity #wrestlingfans #wrestlingpodcast #wrestlingpodcastsofinstagram #wwe #worldwrestlingentertainment #80swrestling #prowrestling   - Check Out www.paradisealleyprowrestling.com for upcoming wrestling events - Check out www.martyrstore.net to pre-order their new album “Weight Of The False Self” available November 27th. Don't forget to pick up some merch too. - Check out Witchdoctorbrewing.com to try Hatebreed’s “Live For This” Lager.   Support Your Local Brewery @ctbrewersguild @witchdoctorbrewing   SOLID | NOT SOLID   Witchdoctor Brewing Company, Southington CT | Live For This - Helles Lager | brewed in collaboration with the band Hatebreed (Breedbrew) | 4.5% ABV | Sol Sol Solid m/ m/              

Publish Date: 11/3/2020


This week our guests are home brewers gone pro!!   Sean and James from Crimson Cove Brewing (@crimsoncovebrewing). They tell us all about how their journey from bringing their beers to brew festivals to selling cans in local liquor stores. We taste their first commercially sold IPA called The Fancy! The guys tell us how they picked their Pirate Theme. We also hear how growing up in Waterbury Connecticut lead to both Sean and James having careers in Law Enforcement.  Plus, Sean tells about his skills as a Ballroom dancer, slingin' barbecue and which 90s jams he listens to wile he cooks. James tells us which Connecticut brewery brews the worst beer and tells us a story of when he met The Queen Of England. We taste more of Crimson Coves home brew including a Hefeweizen and a Chocolate Strawberry Stout. We Talk Music including Sean and James performing in their own band! We do a lot of Cannonballs and have a blast!  These guys did not hold back! A hard hitting, Hard drinking episode! #Cannonball!! #getusome   #follow#drinklocal#supportlocal#hitthetrail#podcast#ctbeertrail #podcastersoninstagram#homebrewer#supporthomebrewers #homebrewersoninstagram#goodbeer#solidbeer#contractbrewing   Support Local Craft Beer @ctbrewersguild @crimsoncovebrewing   UNTAPPD https://untappd.com/Crimson_Cove_Brewing_ https://untappd.com/user/TheBeerManBeerPodcast   SOLID/NOT SOLID   Crimson Cove Brewing, Waterbury CT | Hazy New England IPA | Juicer than plundered treasure, so refreshing you walk the plank | 6.6% ABV | AAAAARRRGGGGG SOLID  

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Publish Date: 10/27/2020


Episode 67- Witchcraft And Beaver Wax

This week our guest is Eclectic Witch Dani Wade. Dani teaches us all about Witchcraft. We learn about voodoo dolls, Spells, Witches brews and more. She even gives us a Tarot card reading. Dani also tells us about her adventures of being a Brazilian Wax specialist and fills us in on the innovative way she can pick her friends out in a line up. Plus we drink some delicious beers from Lime Drop Garage (@limedropgarage), Transcend Beer Crafters (@transcend.beer) and Newburgh Brewing Company (@newburghbrewing). 



Publish Date: 10/19/2020


This week we are at Dockside Brewery (@docksidebrewery) to celebrate their first Oktoberfest! Amy is back and The “Man With The Japanese Van” Rohlman join us for the Festbier release and festive German grinds. We talk Lederhosen, Brats and Kraut and all things German. We also discuss the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Lee Kerslake from Uriah Heep. K-POP music playing at Oktoberfest??? Racing for samples at Costco and we try to figure out which beers pair best with different types of cereal. Shout out to our waitress Angelica and everyone at Dockside Brewery for a great time and some excellent beer. #Cannonball     Support Local | Drink Local @ctbrewersguild

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SOLID | NOT SOLID  

Dockside Brewery - Milford, CT | Festbier - German lager | This style represents the modern German beer served under the tents at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. It is a smooth, clean, pale German lager with a rich malty flavor and a light German hop character. a elegant balance of strength and drinkability | 6.2% ABV | SOLID-LY SMOOTH

Malt Bill: Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, Barke Vienna, Barke Munich

Hop Bill: Hallertau Mittelfrüh

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Publish Date: 10/1/2020


This week our guest is Comedian,Thespian and Podcaster Keith Field of "The Time Has Come Podcast". Keith joins us to taste Fallen Timbers' Boo Berry Wheat Ale and more. Keith talks about the glory days of working with Jonny in Improv Troupes and Traveling performing in Murder Mysteries where he portrayed “Delvis” The Disco Elvis. We also talk The Brewers of 1496, Keith’s experience living in South Dakota, Our favorite Horror Films from Freddy vs. Jason to Blair Witch and more. Halloween costumes of yesterday, The Movie everyone loves but Keith hates, The Horror’s of a place called “Pizza Ranch” and more. We enjoy Home Brewer Fallen Timbers' Boo Berry Wheat Ale (@fallen_timbers_brewing_co), Country Bumpkin Pumpkin (one of the best pumpkin beers we ever had) from Bull and Barrel (@bullbarrelbrewpub) and taste a beer we decide is wet garbage. Plus we talk, Bill and Ted 3, Samara Weaving, The times Jonny almost met Dee Snider, Keith’s Podcast “The Time Has Come” and more. Fun episode packed with movies, Beers and a whole lot of cannonball!!   Support Local | Drink Local @ctbrewersguild

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SOLID | NOT SOLID

Fallen Timbers Brewing Co. - Prospect CT | BOO-Berry - Blueberry Donut Wheat Beer | 5.3% ABV | This crisp wheat beer is an easy drinker. Inspiration is the delicious blueberry donuts from Dunkin'. 15 Blueberry Donuts used in the mash, 6 pounds of blueberries in fermentation, hauntingly purplish/blue color with a nice blueberry taste upfront and a little bit of donut on the back end | SPOOKY SOLID

Bull & Barrel Brew Pub - Brewster NY | Country Bumpkin Pumpkin | A hint of pumpkin with a ton of spice notes including nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and clove making this a fall time favorite | 5.8% ABV | SOLID

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Publish Date: 9/24/2020


Comedienne Brii Hiltz (@brii_hiltz) returns to the show for some comedy concerts and beer. Brii tells us all about her new adventures in Bee Keeping! Putting on comedy shows at tattoo parlors, Why she hasn’t been on Facebook, What it was like to be a dominatrix for the comedy show “Paid or Pain”and which comics were the best to inflict pain on, her exotic pets and more. We talk the breweries that people “Flock” to. And an escape Beefalo that made its way out of the slaughter house and is roaming the Streets of Connecticut. Jonny and Keg cover the Drive-In Metallica (@metallica) / Three Days Grace (@threedaysgraceofficial) Concert and an Xtreme Night of Comedy at Tavern On Point (@tavern_on_point) in Milford, CT.   All while we taste Broken Bow Brewery's (@brokenbowbrewery) Strawberry Wheat Ale, Buried Acorn (@buriedacornbrewing) Stash Hero Double IPA and Sloop Brewing Co. (@sloopbrewingco) Sorry For The Delay IPA. And let you know what is Solid or Not Solid. Fun time with some great beers and The Briize. Cannonball!   #podcast#followus#craftbeer#podcastersofinstagram#westchestercountyny#follow #putnamcountyny#podcastnetwork#dutchesscountyny#podcastersunite#brokenbowbrewery#buriedacornbrewingcompany#sloopbrewingcompany#ales#hudsonvalleyny#ipa#listen#beer#beerlovers#ctbeerlovers#fairfieldcountyct#connecticut#litchfieldcountyct#nybeerdrinkers#newyorkcraftbeer#podcastrepost#podcastshow#podcastcommunity#podcastrecommendation   SOLID | NOT SOLID Broken Bow Brewery - Tuckahoe, NY | Lucy's Sour Strawberry Wheat Ale | pleasantly tart with notes of lemon, rhubarb, and grapefruit. Light and crisp on the palate, the fresh strawberries balance the acidity in the background, ending with a refreshing dry finish | 6% ABV | SUPER SOLID   Buried Acorn Brewing Co. - Syracuse, NY | Stash Hero Double IPA | brewed with 1886 Pale Malt, 1886 Red Winter Wheat Malt and a fuzzy amount of Ahtanum, Hallertau Blanc, and Manderina Bavaria Hops. Our nose gets grapefruit pith and white grape followed by a face hole full of passion fruit and spicy tangerine rind | 8.5% ABV | NOT SO SOLID.....a real bitter aftertaste.   Sloop Brewing Co. - Hopewell Junction, NY | Sorry For The Delay IPA | this IPA is brewed with flaked oats, flaked wheat, Mosaic, Cryo, & Motueka hops. Sorry For The Delay is available in select Wegmans NY locations for a limited time | 6% ABV | SOLID    

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Publish Date: 9/16/2020


Bull & Barrel Brewery Putnam county's only brewery/restaurant/banquet facility. Our focus is on handcrafting American flavor! www.bullandbarrelbrewpub.com   Donate: United for the Troops  Twitter: @United4Troop Facebook: facebook.com/unitedforthetroops/posts unitedforthetroops.org Our sole purpose is to make life while at war a little better for our brave men and women serving in the U.S. Military by collecting food, money, and goods.   This week we are on location at The Bull And Barrel Brew Pub (@bullbarrelbrewpub) on Rt. 22, Brewster, New York. A brewery with delicious barbecue and a mechanical bull!!! We talk with owners Wendy And Rick about some of their signature beers including, Honey Blueberry Ale and Coconut Cream Ale. Wendy tells us about owning her first restaurant  when she was 27 years old and owning 9 businesses since. We talk guns, smoking flavored nicotine and taste a beer brewed with barbecue ribs called “Figgy Piggy”.  We devoured their AMAZING, FINGER LICKING fall off the bone Ribs, Maple Butter Corn Bread, Mac and Cheese balls and so much more....... Wendy talks the struggle of being a woman in a male dominated profession and the importance of supporting the military and Their involvement with United For The Troops. We talk Music from Fleetwood Mac, Kane Brown, Salt N’ Pepa and Rick (who prefers talk radio over music) surprises us with his favorite musician. Jonny challenges Wendy to a Mechanical Bull Ride Challenge!!!! Fun Episode This week! Cannonball!!! ENJOY!!   #brewpub#podcast#followus#craftbeer#podcastersoninstagram#honeyblueberryale #countrybumpkin#westchestercountyny #putnam #putnamcounty #putnamcountyny #dutchess #dutchesscounty #dutchesscountyny #hudson #hudsonvalley#ales #hudsonvalleyny#ipa#listen##pumkinseason#pumkinbeer#pumpkinbeerfest#beer #beerlovers#ctbeerlovers#connecticutbeerlovers#fairfieldcountyct#connecticut#foodies#bbqribs#litchfieldcountyct#nybeerdrinkers#newyorkcraftbeer#podcasts  

SOLID | NOT SOLID: Bull & Barrel

Honey Blueberry Ale | Fruit Beer | 4.5% ABV | 15 IBU | We use wildflower honey and blueberry’s to infuse in this American Wheat brew. The blueberry aroma and depth from the honey make this a brewery favorite.

Devil's Blood IPA | American IPA | 7% ABV | 70 IBUs | A triple hopped unfiltered IPA that boosts an overwhelming hop sensation and malty base that only the devil himself can deliver. We use an ungodly amount of hops in the kettle, fermenter, secondary fermenter. This brew is devilishly good!

Silver Medal Winner - TAP NY 2018

Coconut Cream Summer Ale - Summer Seasonal | Cream Ale | 5.2% ABV | Brewed with a corn flakes and coconut cream this beer is light and hazy in color. After one sip you’ll think you’re in the Bahamas.

Country Bumpkin Pumpkin - Fall Seasonal | Spiced Amber Ale | 5.6% ABV | A hint of Pumpkin with a ton of spice notes including Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger and Clove making this a Fall time favorite. Try it with our house made rimmer, optional. 

Definitely Worth the Drive!!



Publish Date: 9/9/2020


This Week On Beer Man Beer our guests are husband and wife, Home Brewing Tag Team Tyler and Kenzie from FALLING TIMBERS BREWING CO. (@fallen_timbers_brewing_co). We try some of Tyler and Kenzie’s signature brews (Milkshakes And Rollerskates and Peaches And Scream) and get a history lesson on the origin of their name Fallen Timbers. They talk about how they first met, making their own Maple and Walnut Syrup and competing in the sport of Curling!! Plus we talk about what Kenzie misheard when we yell Cannonball, What is good and Bad about Bridgeport Connecticut, Their upcoming Blueberry Donut wheat ale, foreign accents and speaking Mandarin, Tattoos, Funko Pops and talk about music from Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bertie Higgins, Sam Hunt, Aerosmith and more... So much fun with Fallen Tiiiiiiiimbers!! Cannonball!!!

DM Tyler @fallen_timbers_brewing_co on Instagram to get yourself a taste of some of that delicious beer he and Kenzie are brewing and tell him Beer Man Beer sent you!

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SOLID | NOT SOLID:  Fallen Timbers Brewing Co., Prospect, CT

Milkshakes and Rollerskates | Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake DIPA | ABV: 9% | This big time creamy, summer beer was brewed with graham crackers and homemade strawberry and vanilla crumbles that were inspired by the delicious strawberry shortcake popsicles with added strawberry purée and vanilla beans. Citra and Mosaic hops, during the boil and dry hopping. The taste is reminiscent of a strawberry/vanilla milkshake you would get at an old fashion diner. (This beer contains lactose) | SUPER SOLID [and it doesn't drink like a 9%]

Peaches N’ Scream, Peach Cream Ale | ABV: 4.7% | Huge pop of peach flavor and extremely crisp! Medium to light in body and smooth. It is gold in color and with low bitterness. A true "lawnmower beer”, this Cream Ale is a crushable summertime thirst-quencher | SATISFYINGLY SOLID

 

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Publish Date: 8/31/2020


This Week Comedian and Host of The Lone Shark Podcast Jim Sharky (@jimsharky) returns to Beer Man Beer. We talk to Jim about some of the HUGE guests he has had on his podcast such as Brian Dunkleman (@thebriandunkleman) of American Idol fame and more. In honor of the late Wilford Brimley Jim brings us one of his favorite candies loaded with “Diabeetus” fun and has us try something that makes all of our teeth turn black. We talk about the state of comedy and concerts during the Covid Era, Which Comedians take way too many selfies, we hear a story about Jim almost landing a date with a member of a Mommas and The Papas tribute band and We have a toast to our late friend Comedian Dr. Jay Sutay who recently passed away.  Plus Jim breaks Jonny’s balls about wearing “Mandles” Jim and Keg Talk the current state of sports and we play a classic game with fortune cookies. And of course we taste some delicious beers from some of our favorites....CANNONBALL!!!   Follow | Lime Drop Garage (@limedropgarage) from Plainfield Illinois  Milford Point Brewing (@milfordpointbrewing) from Milford Connecticut  The Bull And Barrel (@bullbarrelbrewpub) from Brewster New York Great times with Jim Sharky   Support Local | Drink Local @ctbrewersguild #follow#drinklocal#hitthetrail#podcast#ctbeertrail#podcastporn#brewpubs #homebrewer @milfordpointbrewing @bullbarrelbrewpub @limedropgarage   SOLID || NOT SOLID:   Bull & Barrel Brewery- Brewster, NY | Honey Blueberry - American Wheat Ale |  blueberries and local wildflower honey | 4.5% ABV | SUPER SOOOOLID   Milford Point Brewing - Milford, Ct | Eisen Sour Park - Sour | 4.6% ABV  

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Publish Date: 8/20/2020


This week our guests are Tony Leone (@toenee11) and Toby Williams of The Beer Coasters Podcast (@beercoasters). A podcast that has reviewed beers from San Diego to Boston to Hartford since 2009. Tony joins us from Plainville Connecticut and Toby from San Diego California. We talk about how they started Beer Podcasting. And how they have managed to stay a team without ever meeting in person. Tony tells us about Brewing his own beer, Working for Five Churches Brewing (@fivechurchesbrewing), The new Beer by Daym Drops (@officialdaymdrops) and more. Toby tells us about what food in San Diego is more unique than anywhere in the world. We talk Pizza, Taste a Beer called O.J. from Lone Pine Brewing Company (@lonepinebrewing) which leads to a conversation on O.J. Simpson. We the Coasters Rushmore’s of Banda and have a blast. Good times Jammin' With The Beer Coasters.    Also check-out the Beer Coasters Podcast side project - Backyard Beer Tastings (@backyardbeertastings) dedicated to supporting local beer, while enjoying it in the comfort of our own backyard. Cheers! www.backyardbeertastings.com   Support Local | Drink Local @ctbrewersguild #follow#drinklocal#hitthetrail#podcast#ctbeertrail#podcastporn www.beercoasterspodcast.com  

Publish Date: 8/16/2020


WE'RE BACK IN THE STUDIO!!! Linda Cascella (Game Show Linda) and Ronnie return this week! After Winning $130,000 in prizes on Press Your Luck, Linda tells all. We hear how Linda beat the Whammy, What it was like to stand next to Host Elizabeth Banks, How she felt about the other contestants, Why she was “bleeped” on national television, Which prizes she got to take home and which prizes were swept away by the Whammy. Plus...We talk Whatculture.com’s (@whatculture) List of The 12 Most Overrated Bands and discuss which bands we would add and remove from the list. We talk about Hitting the CT Beer Trail and checking out 5 breweries in one day. All while tasting beers from Charter Oak Brewing Co. (@charteroakbrewing) in Danbury. Plus we talk catching people "in the act". Keg asks for hate mail and Jonny claims he can drink 8 of a certain beer that the rest of the room calls B.S. on. It’s a wild episode this week on Beer Man Beer. #Cannonball #hitthetrail

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@ctbrewersguild

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Charter Oak Brewing Co., Danbury CT

Royal Charter Pale Ale | Pale Ale -American | brewed with plenty of flavor and hops. This top fermented ale will be solidly an American Pale Ale style; not too sweet and not too bitter, but complex enough to not disappoint you. A scent of a citrus and floral aroma, a solid backbone of the Cascade Hops. Well balanced, medium bodied, and deep golden appearance. We can assure you it is not intensely hopped up, but only a subtle bitterness and dry finish | 5.5% ABV | SOLID

Wadsworth IPA | West Coast style IPA | with plenty of hop aroma and bitterness, yet crisp, refreshing and not over the top! This IPA style will pleasure your pallet with more than your typical 'every day India Pale Ale' and you'll be sure to taste our grapefruit citrus overtone backed with notes of black currant. This beer will be a medium bodied beer with a dark copper shade | 6.5% ABV | SOLID

Little Charter Session IPA | IPA - Session / India Session Ale | easy-drinking styled beer pours a distinctive amber shade & big citrus nose. a well-balanced ale with plenty of malt backbone and the hops become ‘alive’ on the back end and dominant. The intensity of this full-flavored hop charge does not become any more robust with each sip or pint, but rather remains stable and somewhat velvet on the palate | 4.7% ABV | SOLID Session

1687 Brown Ale (Keg's Favorite) | Brown Ale - American | slightly more robust than the traditional English Brown Ale. Dark copper shade and be somewhat sweet and malty with distinctive toasted flavors from both our premium specialty roasted and chocolate malted barley, also allowing for a faint undertone of caramel. This style is lightly hopped for balance and medium-bodied, limited bitterness and hop aroma will make this an excellent choice | 6.2% ABV | SSSSSSOLID

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Sloop Brewing Co. Hopewell Junction, NY

Juicier Bomb (Jonny's Favorite) | IPA - Imperial / Double New England | ridiculously hopped double IPA has a big, orange aroma w/ flavor notes of passion fruit, papaya, and even a tinge of tang. | 8% ABV | SOLID

 

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Publish Date: 7/7/2020


On this episode our guests are Comedy "Super Couple" Kevin Downey Jr. (@actualkdj) and Jessica Collazo (@jesseffingc) join us over Zoom for some Comedy Concert and Beer talk.   Kevin Downey Jr. tells us about performing on America’s Got Talent and lets us know how he really feels about Heidi Klum. Jessica Collazo tells us about being on the reality show “Marriage Rescue” and what it was like to be yelled at by Jon Taffer. We hear about Kevin’s biggest fan Clint and why he was scared of him when they first met.   We also find out Kevin’s all time favorite beer, Has he ever been mistaken for Robert Downey Jr.? And we hear Kevin’s Best Bombing story and find out how it was tied in with the band Great White. We also discuss with with Kevin and Jessica, Who our favorite James Bond are. What are our favorite songs about serial killers, What are our favorite songs about masturbation, Beatles vs. Stones, What comedians do that piss us off. Keg and Kevin share their collections Donald Trump merchandise.   Jessica shows us her cool knife and Benson reveals a secret he has held from Kevin Downey Jr. for years. Oh and we drink beer from Werk Force Brewing Company (@werkforcebrewing) sent to us from Greg of Lime Drop Garage (@limedropgarage) and Labyrinth Brewing Company (@labyrinthbrewing). Find out which one reminds us of Tang!! Packed episode! Drink Local. Enjoy. Cannonball.   **Support Local Breweries**   SOLID || NOT SOLID   Labyrinth Brewing Company (@labyrinthbrewing), Manchester, CT | Siren's Song Orange Tangerine-Sour Fruited | 4.3% ABV | SENSATIONALLY SOLID Werk Force Brewing Company (@werkforcebrewing) Plainfield, IL | Blues of Mexicali-American Lager |  Mexican-style lager brewed with pilsner malt, Vienna malt, and flaked corn | 5.3% ABV | Crushable-SOLID  

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Publish Date: 6/10/2020


And the Zoom sessions continue......with us is Comedian and Actor John J Rickenbacker Jr.(@fudgedacomedian) otherwise known as F.U.D.G.E! Recording from inside his closet in Long Island. Fudge tells us about working on HBO’s Crashing Season 3, Flipping pancakes on a Credit Karma commercial, Working on tour with Keenan Thompson, Performing Stand Up Comedy in churches, Impersonating Elmo, and more. We try a Pear Lambic from Two Roads Area 2 (@areatwobrewing) and discover the taste of Funk. We also try an IPA from Breakaway Brew Haus (@breakawaybrewhaus) and A Beer from Labyrinth Brewing Co. (@labyrinthbrewing) called Pineapple Love Juice which is inspired by Judas Priest. We find out what the acronym F.U.D.G.E Stands for. We also get to hear F.U.D.G.E’s Beat Box skills. A fun time with beers, Cannonballs and F.U.D.G.E.

Check out Comedian F.U.D.G.E on Crashing Season 3 available on HBO Go and HBO on Demand.

**Support Local Breweries**

SOLID | NOT SOLID: CT Breweries

Area Two Experimental Brewing-Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT  | Pear Lambic - Fruit | fruited with French pears, captivating aroma and a fruity, woodsy flavor on the palate create the perfect balance of tart meets fresh pear character | 7% ABV | FUNKY SPLIT

Breakaway Brew Haus, Bolton, CT | Face Plant Ale #4 IPA - Imperial / Double New England | a great NE DIPA which offers a nose of deep earthy pine and citrus. Followed by flavors of sweet fruit, the smooth lingering finish | 8.7% ABV | SOLID

Labyrinth Brewing Company, Manchester, CT | Pineapple Love Juice IPA - New England | It's their award-winning Turbo Love Juice IPA with added pineapple | 6.5% ABV | ROCK SOLID m/ m/

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Publish Date: 6/2/2020


The Quarantine Zoom sessions continue.......

This week with us are Comedian Sean Morton (@seanmortoncomic) and Comedienne “The Breeze” Briizy Hiltz (@brii_hiltz). As we try Voodoo Ranger 1985 (@voodooranger) by New Belgium Brewing Co. (@newbelgiumbrewing) we discuss what we remember from the year 1985. We also taste a local Connecticut brew Milk Sickle from Labyrinth Brewing Co. Briizy tells us all about Mind Haze IPA by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.(@firestonewalker). We discuss comedy shows on Zoom. Falling Asleep at Live concerts, Does Nickelback Truly Stink?, Chick Rock, The Ugliest Man On The Planet, Underrated Bands, Who had the best Country music crossover and somehow we manage to cover music from Cab Calloway to Collective Soul to Melissa Ethridge to Killswitch Engage. We talk about our favorite cover songs, Taking pictures with celebrities, Sean tells stories about meeting Ric Flair, CM Punk and Willie Nelson. Find out which celebrity was the biggest Dick he has ever met and which celebrity smelled like bad sex.

A fun time Talking tunes and tasting Beers with Sean and Brii! Cannonball!!

Support Your Local Breweries @ctbrewersguild

SOLID || NOT SOLID

New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, CO || Voodoo Ranger 1985 NEIPA - Like totally loaded with juicy mango flavor, 1985 takes you back to the future of Hazy IPA's with Citra, Simcoe, Cascade hops || 6.7% ABV || TOTALLY SOLID

Labyrinth Brewing Company, Manchester, CT || Milk Sickle Milkshake IPA - Tropical citrus notes from Citra, Mosaic and Mandarina hops are enhanced by a hefty dose of mangoes and lactose || 7% ABV || SOLID SICKLE

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA || Mind Haze NEIPA - Juicy yet balanced, hazy yet lasting, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors || 6.2% ABV || FAR-OUT SOLID

 

MUSIC:

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Publish Date: 5/19/2020


It's THE PANDEMIC And we are recording our first lockdown episode over Zoom.

Our Guest this week is Pro Wrestler/ Rapper PEEZY (@jackofallgimmicks). We talk to Peezy about his podcast 2 Be Blunt w/ Peezy (2bebluntpodcast), how he got his start in the wrestling biz and some of his matches with hardcore wrestling legends like Justin Credible and The Sandman. Talk about how his "Off The Boat" Italian parents felt about him becoming a rapper and his passion for marijuana. We hear a sample of a Peezy classic and even talk Peezy into a little bit of freestyle, all while we try beers from Bright Ideas Brewery in North Adams Massachusetts, Dockside Brewery In Milford Connecticut and more. Fun show drinking brews from the East Coast and West Coast with Middletown's Own Get High Rapper! Cannonballllll!!!!

For beers we've tasted on this episode.....see below.

GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BREWERIES!!

SOLID/NOT SOLID: EAST COAT vs WEST COAST

Bright Ideas Brewing(@brightideasbrewing), North Adams, Mass || Undercast IPA - Juicy New England IPA  Brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Ella || 7.2% ABV || SOLID and CRUSHABLE

Bright Ideas Brewing(@brightideasbrewing), North Adams, Mass || Staff Series beer: Crew Beer - Red Ale - Malty, mild, and easy-drinking. Clean and refreshing finish. Dedicated to the MASS MoCA Production Team on behalf of bartender Eric Enderle for their || 5.6% ABV || SOLID

Dockside Brewery(@docksidebrewery), Milford, CT || Low Key - Citra Pale Ale - American A Classic West Coast Extra Pale Ale. Light in calories, heavy in flavor, none of the guilt, All about letting the Citra Hops shine. Aromas of freshly squeezed grapefruit and tropical fruits. MALT: American Two Row Malt, Light Crystal Malt. HOPS: Citra, Citra Dry Hop.|| 4% ABV|| SOLID

Dockside Brewery(@docksidebrewery), Milford, CT || The Schwartz Is With You - Schwarzbier.  A Traditional German Black Lager that has smooth malt flavors with a dry, roasted barley finish. May look like a stout, but lacks the harsh, burnt flavor. Clean and soft. MALT: Bohemian Pilsner Malt, Munich and German Carafa Malt. HOPS: German Magnum and German Tettnang || 5% ABV || SOLID

Pure Project Brewing(@purebrewing), San Diego, CA || Murkwood - New England IPA. An ode to the New Zealand hop. This juicy, hop forward brew features a notably Nelson Aroma with Pacifica lurking just beneath the surface.  Features notes of passionfruit and guava coming in large from the barbarian yeast strain. Oats are added to the grain bill to create a smoother mouthfeel. A very drinkable IPA loaded with tropical fruit flavor/aroma || 7% ABV || SOLID

Pure Project Brewing(@purebrewing), San Diego, CA || Super Beta -  New England IPA. A Murky IPA w/ Cashmere, Southern Cross and Dr. Rudi Hops || 7.2% ABV || SOLID

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Publish Date: 5/11/2020


This Week we are joined by Comedians Dennis J Stradford (@dennisjstradford) and Dave Sheehan (@shroudofsilence). We talk with Dennis about his 19 1/2 piece suits and why he is always dressed Fresh 2 Def. The comedy grind back in the day and how it is different than today. His first audition with a major comedy promoter and what his feedback was. Dennis surprises us with a musical talent that we didn't know he had. Plus, while we taste beers from Greater Good Imperial Brew Co (@greatergoodimperials). We talk about the rumor that Stevie Wonder can see!?!?! Ozzy Osborne biting the head off a dove. Dennis and Dave share their best bombing stories and more. And of course we tell you which Beers are Solid and Not Solid and throw back a few @captainmorganusa Cannonballlllls!!!! 

Check us out on Untappd "TheBeermManBeer Podcast"

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, Worcester, MA || SMOOOOTH-IPA - Imperial / Hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, giving it a great balance of citrus vibes including notes of grapefruit and pineapple and a finish that provides mild pine and slight hop resin.|| 8% ABV || SOLIDLY SMOOOOTH

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, Worcester, MA || Good Night Moon-Porter - Imperial / Double. Strong, bold, creamy and delicious || 11% ABV || SOLID NIGHT

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

The Beer Man Beer Podcast || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 3/17/2020


On this episode of The Beer Man Beer Podcast we have Craft Beer Influencer, Reviewer and Blogger Jennifer Delgado of @womenlovebeer_too on Instagram/Facebook and her fiancé Metal enthusiast Brian Roberts. Jen tells us how and why she started reviewing beers. Her job as a dump truck driver, serving in the United States Military, Basic training stories, Why she would excel in a Beer Man Beer Ladies belching contest and more. We get deep into music with Brian. He tells us how we feels about John Mayer (@johnmayer) performing with Dead and Company (@deadandcompany). More disapproval of the Rock and Roll Hall of a Fame. and Jenn tells us how she really feels about Justin Bieber. All this while we drink some @skygazer_brewingco and @veraciousbrewingcompany and hit the cannonball @skrewballwhiskey.

Check us out on Untappd "Beermanbeer Podcast" 

SOLID || NOT SOLID

@skygazer_brewingco Southington, CT|| Moonloop (Stout - Milk / Sweet) - Strawberry, Dutch Cocoa, Brown Sugar And Vanilla || 7% ABV || Sweet and Savory SOLID

@veraciousbrewingcompany Monroe, CT || 29 Pews (IPA - American) - well-balanced Citra-based American IPA has a citrusy aroma, bright flavor and pleasant citrus aftertaste || 6% ABV || Smooth and SOLID

@veraciousbrewingcompany Monroe, CT || Big Scotty Strong Scotch Ale (Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy) - American, British and Irish malts, British crystal and a touch of peat smoke malt, rich caramel aroma, and a semi-sweet malty flavor and after taste || 7.9% ABV || SOLID SCOTTY

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

The Beer Man Beer Podcast || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 3/5/2020


This Week we are drinking Vermont craft brews with Game Show Linda!Multi Time game show contestant Linda Cascella and her husband Ronnie join us for some Beers and Cannonballs. Linda tells us about some of the many game shows she has competed on including Price Is Right, Let's Make A Deal,Lets Ask America and her upcoming appearance this June on the all new Press Your Luck. She tells us how she got on game shows. What she did to Bob Barker when she was told to "Come On Down", Whether she made the right choices on "Let's Make A Deal", What Wayne Brady is like in person, the ups and downs of being a contestant and more. Plus Ronnie tells us about being the Lead singer for the band D.O.B. We talk live music, A drink some delicious Vermont Beers from Whetstone Station (@whetstonestation), Beer Naked Brewery (@beernakedbrewery) and Heady Topper. See who wins the Battle of the Browns (ales). Super fun time with Game Show Linda and Ronnie. Check her out this June on Press Your Luck on ABC.

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Southern Vermont Breweries

Heady Topper || VermontThe Alchemist || IPA - Imperial / Double || 8.0% ABV || SOLID

Whetstone Station || Brattleboro, VT

Whetstoner || IPA - Session / India Session Ale || bright and delicious session IPA has big aroma and flavor || 4.5% ABV || It's the perfect beer for a thirst that needs quenching. || SOLID

Mug Life || Red Ale - American Amber / Red || carefully balanced and easy-drinking. A solid malty backbone is matched with just the right amount of hops for a full flavored beer that goes well with almost anything || 5.5% ABV || SOLID

I'm Down || Brown Ale - American || classic in style and packed with roasty, chocolatey flavor. Smooth and complex, this beer is decidedly malty yet balanced by a touch of hops || 5.6% ABV || SOLID

Beer Naked Brewery || Rte. 9 Marlboro, VT

Maple Brown || Brown Ale - American || SUPER SOLID

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Battle of the Browns || 

Whetstone Station "I'm Down" vs. Beer Naked Brewery "Maple Brown"

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COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

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INSTAGRAM

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Publish Date: 2/26/2020


This week Jonny And Keg watch The Super Bowl with Some Minnesota Beers courtesy of Dave Nagorski (@slp22_dad) and "The Garage Crew" from Minneapolis Minnesota. A group of beer drinking cronies who meet on regular to break bread and share delicious beers. We enjoy this beers while watching the big game and give our thoughts on the loss of Kobe Bryant, Our favorite and least favorite Super Bowl Halftime Shows of all time. Baby Mr. Peanut (@mrpeanutofficial) and more. Plus we check social media and read mean things that people say about JLo and Shakira. Follow us on Instagram @Beermanbeerpodcast_  and stay posted for an upcoming Beer Man Beer Giveaway. Email your love and hate to beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Yard Dayz

Utepils Brewing Co. Minneapolis, MN || KFAN Unfiltered Blonde Ale - An unfiltered blonde ale that is lightly hopped with subtle malt characteristics || 4.9% ABV || SOLID

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN || Furious IPA - American - The beer that built Surly. Aggressively hopped and citrusy, but with a chewy, caramel malt backbone || 6.7% ABV || SOLID

Bad Weather Brewing Company St. Paul, MN || The Hopcromancer IPA - American || 7% ABV || SOLID

Summit Brewing Company St. Paul, MN || Extra Pale Ale (EPA) Pale Ale - English - Bronze color, Gold medal-winning flavor, With caramel, biscuity malts superbly balanced with an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus || 5.2% ABV || SOLID

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Duluth, MN || Bent Hop Golden IPA  IPA - American - This non-traditional IPA is golden in color with an enormous floral/citrus hop aroma and a supporting malt profile || 6.2% ABV || SSSSSSSOLID

 

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

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INSTAGRAM Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 2/13/2020


WoooooHooooo!!!! It's Episode 50 and we have Home Brewing couple Kyle Bonura and Carol Chang From Malpractice Brewing Co.(@malpracticebrewingco) in studio. They bring us some of their signature beers.

We talk about them coming in 3rd place at this years Stout Wars At No Worries Brewing Co. (@noworriesbeer) in Hamden CT. What made Kyle start brewing his own beer 10 years ago and how Carol brought him back into brewing. How they came up with the name Malpractice Brewing, The Innovative way Kyle proposed to Carol with Hot Sauce, Their love for "High Level" snacking and more.

We also discuss who was snubbed at this years Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Gwyneth Paltrow's Groundbreaking scented candle, Tattoos, Kyle and Carols health care careers, Kyle's early days as a D.J. and their interest in Hair Metal and Electronica Music. We Try "Don't Speak" a Beer From No Worries Brewing and Taste Pistachio Coquito From our Friend Jessica At Donut Crazy (@donutcrazy) in Branford, CT!  Fun time with Malpractice and a lot of Beers and Cannonball!!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

No Worries Brewing Co, Hamden CT || Red Ale - American Amber brewed with fresh apples and cinnamon || 7% ABV || Nice fall beer || SOLID

Beer #1 || Kalapaki Gose - gose style ale w/ black sea salt, coriander, and melona melon bars.

Beer #2 || Back Breaker - New England Saison collaboration w/ @knightbrewing - NEIPA with English and Saison ale yeast strains. Hopped with galaxy, Amarillo, and calipso

Beer #3 || Osiris: Almond Joy - American stout turnt up with maltodextrin, coconut, cacao, and toasted almonds.

MUSIC

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EMAIL

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INSTAGRAM

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Publish Date: 1/27/2020


This week we are joined by Comedian Angel Rentas. Angel tell us all about working as a comedian by night and a Cardiology /Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner by day. We hear crazy hospital stories. What surprises happen when you wake up from heart surgery and more. Plus, Keg and Jonny compete in a first ever Beer Man Beer Trivia where we see who remembers the most about this past years episodes of The Beer Man Beer Podcast. We Introduce a new "Cannonball" And give our review on Skrewball (@skrewballwhiskey) Peanut-butter Whiskey. Angel's son Alec finally joins us and we talk about what bands they like to see live the most. Alec surprises us with his knowledge of 1980's Hard Rock. All this while we taste Beers from Big Elm Brewery (@bigelmbeer) and Tribus Beer Co. (@tribusbeerco) and let you know if they're Solid or Not Solid.

SOLID || NOT SOLID:

Big Elm Brewery, Sheffield, MA || "HillBilly Thunder" - Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout || 7% ABV || Well Balanced Smooth & SSSSSSSSSOLIDBig Elm Brewery, Sheffield, MA || "Dead of Winter" - Russian Imperial Stout || 10% ABV || SOLIDTribus Beer Co., Milford, CT  || "Gravy" - American IPA - Saucy, Tropical Boatloads  || 6.7% ABV || SOLID GoldMUSIC

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EMAIL

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Publish Date: 1/9/2020


This Week we are joined by our good friend and concert enthusiast Jim Goldbeck. Keg and Jonny review the RATT (@ratt) Concert At College Street (@collegestmusic) In New Haven CT and Jim is quick to brow beat us for spending more time covering RATT then we did The Interrupters (@interrupstagram) concert! We talk The Interrupters Show at Toads Place and Jim schools is on the new age of Ska. We talk about going to concerts solo, If the band is still a band if it doesn't include all of its original members. What song we've heard the most and Has there ever been a 2nd lead singer that was better than the first lead singer in a group. Plus Jim hates WPLR so much that he wouldn't use a WPLR Opener to open his beer and he tells us why. And find out why Jim heckled Daryl Hall and why he wants to Punch Him in the face. 

All this while we try a plethora of beers and let you know what we think is solid and Not solid! And of course we hit the Cannonball!!!!

Fun times in our last episode of 2019 with one of our favorite guests and some good beer man beer......

SOLID || NOT SOLID:

KIRIN ICHIBAN, Japan ||  American Style Lager || 5% ABV || SOLID

Tiger Beer, Asia Pacific Breweries Limited || European Pale Lager || 5% ABV || SOLID

Hoax Brewing Company, East Haven, CT Collab with Front Porch Brewing, Wallingford, CT || Strawberry Crop Circles is a Milkshake Triple IPA brewed with Belma hops, strawberries, lactose, and vanilla || 10% ABV || SSSSSSSOLID

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa FL || Cubano Style Espresso Brown Ale || 5.5% ABV || SOLID

 

MUSIC

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EMAIL

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INSTAGRAM

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Publish Date: 12/30/2019


This Week we head to Westchester County, New York to meet up with fellow beer enthusiasts and podcasters The Squishy Bishops (@squishybishop)! They are The Spinal Tap of Beer Podcasts. As we reach into to the chasm of their mind piece we discuss with Juan, Kelly, Tom and Fred all things Beer and Music. We Learn how they met and started podcasting. How they chose the name Squishy Bishops. Our first beers that we have ever tried and more. Also, with us is Home Brewer Dave Pesky from Industrial Mechanics Brewing (@industrialmechanicsbrewing). He discusses making his own beer and brings us beers to try. Plus, we taste Subliminal Verses #3 "Carrot Cake" beer from Lock City Brewing (@lockcitybrewing)and Captain Lawrence (@captlawrence) Smoothie Dreams (fruity w/lactose). We discuss Music from Metallica, Lettuce, Hozier, No Doubt, Avril Lavigne, Snarky Puppy and more. We give Kelly a new nickname and pick our Mount Rushmore's of Pro Wrestlers. A wild and fun episode with The Squishys #Cannonball

MUSIC

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EMAIL

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Publish Date: 12/23/2019


Erica (@catsofseinfeld) is with us this week and we are tasting Beers from East Rock Brewery (@eastrockbeer) In New Haven. Keg and Jonny discuss their trip to your the East Rock Brewery with some of our fellow Beer Podcast cronies. We talk about Jonny getting into a fight at a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.We talk with Erica about the type of Crazy people that pop into group fitness. Plus we discuss our Top Five Christmas movies. The Christmas songs we love and hate.How much Erica "Loves" Mariah Carrey and How Much Jonny and Keg Can't stand the Dave Mathews Band. A Joyfully Festive episode with plenty of Beer and Cannonballs!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Battle of the Black Lager 

Tribus Beer Co. (Milford, CT) || Black Biër - Black Pilsner Crisp Dark Refreshing || 5% ABV || Semi-SOLID 

East Rock Brewing Company (New Haven, CT) || Black Lager a German-style Schwarzbier. German for “black beer”, this luscious, full-bodied take on the classic style is slightly sweet and silken smooth with notes of creamy caramel, coffee and dark chocolate || 6.2% ABV || SUPER SOLID  

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 12/16/2019


This week we have Connecticut Comedian Mo Mussa in studio and we're drinking beers from Stony Creek Brewery (@stonycreekbeer) in Branford Connecticut.

We talk to Mo about being a "Dandy" and how he remains fresh to Def from his shirt to shoes to his manscaping. Mo tells us some of his favorite gigs, Performing at The Elbow Room, His preference in women and what goes down at massage parlors. We ask Mo where he picked up his Southern Drawl and we discuss Old School Rap.Plus, we talk Thanksgiving. What is mandatory on the spread and want doesn't belong. He tells us about Thanksgiving In Somalia and his Mom's Farm.

We get to the bottom of everyone's Thanksgiving debate....Cranberry Sauce. Jelly or relish??? Tell us your thoughts!

Fun times!! #Cannonball 

SOLID || NOT SOLID: SHORELINE CT BREW

Stony Creek Brewery || Branford, CT

Crum || 6.2% ALC/VOL || SOLIDApple Cinnamon Oatmeal Amber Ale || Crum™ is their brew master's interpretation of a classic Apple Crumble. Fresh Apple Cider and a hefty addition of Oats lend hints of juice and a velvety body. Cinnamon and nutmeg add rich nuance. Treat yourself to something special this fall and pour yourself a slice!

Stony Joe || 5.5% ALC/VOL || SOLIDGolden Mocha Stout || Stony Joe is a Golden Mocha Stout. It is designed like a traditional Milk Stout but without using the typical roasted dark malts. Instead they use a boat load of rich, decadent golden colored English barley, flaked barley, flaked oats, and flaked wheat to give it lush body and smooth sweetness. It's then fermented on Cocoa Nibs and add fresh locally roasted Guatemalan Coffee, directly to the fermenter. The cocoa nibs and coffee add the rich mocha notes and bright roasty/coffee aroma you might typically find in a stout. Coffee from Redding Roasters Coffee Company of Bethel, CT.

 

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.co

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Publish Date: 12/4/2019


This week we are joined by Award Winning Home Brewer Matt Knight (@knightbrewing) from Knight Brewing Co. Matt brings is a plethora of his prized brews. Including a Brett Pale Ale, Chocolate Cinnamon Stout, New England IPA, American Porter - Mid-September Knights Dream.

Matt tells us how he started brewing, What his first homemade beer was, Becoming a new Dad, and if he is planning to open his own brewery. Plus Jonny and Keg review Skinny Lister (@skinnylister) and The Interrupters (@interruptstagram) concert at Toads Place in New Haven CT. And we are shocked to hear what Matt's favorite music is. (We thought he would be a Matchbox 20 guy) and even more surprised to hear his go to Karaoke song. We also give our thoughts on a Creamsicle Milkshake IPA from Hoax Brewing Company. Fun times with Matt and some delicious beers! Cannonball!!

 

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.co

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

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Publish Date: 11/14/2019


This week we are joined by Comedienne Cindy Gray (@chiponagray)! Cindy tells us all about her upcoming comedy show InvAsian featuring an all Asian comedian line up. She tells us why she moved from San Jose California to Worcester Massachusetts. What she does during the day when she's not slinging jokes at night. Why she likes to keep her comedy "dirty". And what music she loves the most. Keg talks about Comedian Pete Holmes (@peteholmes) and the fundraiser show for the Homes with Hope nonprofit organization. (@homeswithhope if you would like to donate to this excellent nonprofit...check out their link).Plus, we get Cindy's take on Shane Gillis being fired from SNL for making fun of Asians. We ask her "Are Asian stereotypes offensive or funny. We talk about a McDonald's Manager in Ohio that three a blender at a customer and We drink some delicious beers from Tribus Beer Co, Cannonball a special ginger flavored shot. And try an Asian beer that was one of Cindy's Dads favorites. We get edgy, we get R rated and we have a good time doin' it! For all the Gen-xers.....we uncover the true meaning of the 80's pop song "Turning Japanese". Sit back and enjoy with a frosty glass and a shot......Cannonballllll!!!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Tribus Beer Co. - Milford, CT || Crocodile Bay - Fruited Sour w/ Pineapple, Mango & Orange || 6% ABV || SOLID                                          || Gnarly Brown - Brown Ale (Nutty Toffee) || 6.7% ABV || SOLID                                          || Jam Jar - Sour IPA w/ Boysenberry, Blueberry & Blackberry || 6% ABV || SOLIDMUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

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Publish Date: 11/7/2019


This week we are joined by Long Island comedy power couple, the hilarious, Mike Keegan (@mckeegs75) and Carla Oakerson (@CarlaOakerson). Mike tells us All about getting banned from Theatre Three for making a comment on Twitter, Being a "Happy Fat Guy", His Italian family including his Uncle Tuna and more. Plus, we find out how he and Carla met and the innovative way he closed out their first date. Also, Jonny and Keg talk about hitting a deer on the highway on the way to a pro wrestling show. We argue about who does and does not belong in this years Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions. We talk about Mike and Carla's own podcast "Domestic Disturbance" (@domestic_disturbance...). We find out half way through that this isn't the first time that Jonny has met Carla. Carla tells us that she hates IPAs until we find one she likes. Also Political arguments, Cannonballs of Iced Chocolate. Our Mt Rushmore's of Italian dishes and more. All while trying beers from Evil Twin Brewing (@eviltwinbrewingnyc),Thimble Island Brewing (@thimbleislandbrewing) and Shebeen Brewing Co.(@shebeenbrewing). Fun, Hilarious Episode. Enjoy with a frosty mug of brew.

SOLID || NOT SOLID:

Evil Twin Brewing NYC || Apricot Compote Sour || 6% abv || SOLIDThimble Island Brewing Co. || The Blackfish American Black Ale || 6% abv || SOLIDShebeen Brewing Co. || Smoothie Shop Lemondrop Milkshake IPA || 6.4% abv || SOLID

Cannonball || ICED Chocolate Liqueur

Snacks || The Drunk Alpaca (@thedrunkalpaca)

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb

 



Publish Date: 10/24/2019


This week Jessica joins us from The Drunk Alpaca (@thedrunkalpaca) Connecticut's number one source for snacks made with beers! She talks growing up on an alpaca farm in Western Pennsylvania. How she met her partner Stephania and started their own business baking with beer. Plus, Jessica tells us what it's like to grow up around the Amish, Why she loves Dolly Parton, The cake she made that she was most proud of and tells us what she ate on the farm which made Jonny cringe.

Amy's Back In The studio!!! Jonny And Keg cover The Nick Di Paolo (@nickdipaola) show at The Strand Theatre. We Cover 90s Music, Country Line Dancing. Recreating an old photo and more. All while we drink an assortment of local craft beers and taste some Drunk Alpaca 🦙 Snacks Too. Fun episode! Enjoy with a cold one and some snacks!! CANNONBALL!!

 SOLID || NOT SOLID

Relic Brewing Co. || The Crone IPA - American || 6.4% ABV  || SOLID

Hoax Brewing Company || Raspberry Sleight of Hand Sour - Berliner Weisse || 4.5% ABV || SOLID

Cigar City Brewing || Jai Alai IPA - American || 7.5% ABV || SOLID

Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. || Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission New England IPA || 7.9% ABV || SOLID

New England Brewing Co. || Coffee Breath English Sweet / Milk Stout-Coffee Added || 8.4% ABV || SOLID

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. || Gourd's Gone Wild Pumpkin Beer || 5.5% ABV || SOLID

 

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 10/17/2019


On this weeks episode we are joined by Comedians Jim Sharky (@jimsharky) And Dave Sheehan (@shroudofsilence). We discuss comedy shows, one from Black Pond Brews In Danielson CT and an NA Fundraiser in New Haven where a "cat fight" breaks out during a Comedians set. We talk About Jim Sharky's show The Lone Shark Podcast And some celebrity guests he has interviewed. We talk about comics hating comics and Dave mentions a time he thought Jim hated him. Plus, We get too loud for the neighbors, Taste Burger King's Impossible Whopper and give our review. Eat plenty of The Drunk Alpaca (@thedrunkalpaca) Snacks. Talk Fairfield CT and the Gas Station That John Mayer worked at. The meaning of the word "Cuckhold" Jim Sharky sings our theme song in Spanish. And tells us How he got the name "Sharky". And more.......

All while we drink a bunch of beers that we Just Don't think where Solid. But we do enjoy a nice champagne soda from Goya! Go Figure. A Crazy Train of an Episode that totally Goes Off The Rails.

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @jaykets_bmb



Publish Date: 10/2/2019


This week we are joined in studio by Comedian and host of Goodnuff Podcast, Stefano Sanzo (@stefabro93). And on the phone is Comedienne, Keto diet guru and host of The Real Professional Podcast- Jackie Cheng (@beerandcheesefries). Jackie talks "Thirst Trap" photos, Her love for manly white men, how she feels about "Cancel Culture" SNL firing Shane Gillis And more.

Stefano talks Fitness, Working In Theatre, Making Wine, Stand Up Comedy And more. Plus, Keg gets Angry And has an intervention.

We talk St. Patrick's Day, Offending People, Guns And The NRA, Our go to Pies, Cornbread, Carrot Cake, DeMolay, RENT, Mt. Rushmore's And more. All while we taste beers from Fairfield Craft Ales! What I Got IPA and Hard 2 Handle Stout. And Pumpkin Beer From Half Full Brewery. Packed show loaded with drinks and fun! Enjoy with a cold one and a Caaaaannonbaaaaaall!!!!!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Fairfield Craft Ales, Stratford CT || Hard To Handle Stout - American Imperial / Double || 8.8% ABV || SOLID SIPPER                                                      Roasty, chocolatey imperial stout aged on bourbon-soaked oak.

                                                                What I Got IPA - New England || 6.1% ABV || SOLID                                           A hazy IPA loaded with Citra and Cascade hops. Tastes like orange juice.

Half Full Brewery, Stamford CT || Positively Pumpkin - Pumpkin Ale || 6.0% ABV || Scrumptiously SOLID

Cannonball: Veil-Pumpkin Vodka                                

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAMBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm



Publish Date: 9/26/2019


It's the great Shelton beer show crossover!!  

As we are joined by Tyler Crouse (@tielerrc) and Jeff Marker (@jeffmark108) from the 1056 Podcast (@1056podcast). Tyler And Jeff tell us why they started a Beer review podcast and what the name "1056" means. We Cover the Brass City Brew And Cue and discuss our favorite beers from the event. Jonny covers the N.E.W wrestling event "How You Doin" From Waterbury CT With a surprise celebrity appearance and a Wrestler that gave Comedian Craig Taylor a new nickname. Jeff tells us about The WHO Concert At Fenway Park. And, we talk Music from Mastodon, Metallica and Jeff brow beats Jonny and Keg for not liking The Beatles.

Plus we talk Our Mt Rushmore's Of Rock Bands And CT Breweries, What Huey Lewis is known for, The Shelton Melon Heads And more. All while tasting beers from Tribus Brewing Co. and Two Roads Brewery. And, we taste our first Pumpkin Beer Of The Fall season!

Fun Episode! Cannonball!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Tribus Beer Co. Milford CT || GULP Session IPA || 7% ABV || SOLID

                                           || Fruit Punch FOOL Sour IPA || 6% ABV || Sensationally SOLID

                                           || Cereal Killer Imp. Stout || 8% ABV || .5 SOLID

Two Roads Brewery, Stratford CT || Igor's Dream Russian Imperial Stout || 10.9% ABV || SOLID

Lexington Brewing Co. Lexington KY || Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale || 10% ABV || SOLID (could be the best pumpkin ale)

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAMBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm



Publish Date: 9/19/2019


Briizy is Back and we are partying like it's 1998 with beers from Norbrook Farm Brewery and Pies From The Drunk Alpaca! We Cover The Hootie And The Blowfish/ Barenaked Ladies Concert At The Xfinity Center in Hartford. We talk high ticket fees, Buying bootleg T-shirts, The Chapelle Special, 90s Music. And we talk Chicken from Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A. Plus, Briizy tries our home brew. And we try beers from Canada 🇨🇦 plus we cover "The Rainbow Bridge" "The Devils Lettuce" "The Toads Place" "Pigeons Playing Ping Pong" And Cannonball our grossest shot yet!Fun Times with the Breeze!



Publish Date: 9/5/2019


This Week we head up Northwest to Barkhamsted for Beers with the crew from Black Helmet Brewing (@blackhelmetbrewing)! Firemen who brew their own Beer! On the way we see a BEAR! Pete And Steve From Black Helmet bring us to Norbrook Farms Brewery (@norbrookfarm) Colebrook, CT where we try all 11 of their craft beers. And to Little Red Barn Brewers (@littleredbarnbrewers) in Winsted, CT for more beers for dessert. Pete And Steve tell us all about Meeting at the Fire department, how they got started And Making their first beer. We compare their Hefeweizen to our Red Neck Breakfast Hefeweizen. We give a call Comedian John Romanoff (@jokerrome) to cover The Xtreme Comedy (@xtremecomedy7) night at Milford Point Brewing (@milfordpointbrewing) Milford, CT, the upcoming NFL season and Superbowl food. While recording, Pete's dog goes to jail and is bailed out by his wife Sarah who tells us about being the only female on the wrestling team in high school and how many dudes buts she whipped! Plus we talk Music from Rancid and KISS! Loaded episode this week! Plenty of fun and plenty of Beer Man Beer!

 

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAMBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm



Publish Date: 8/29/2019


This Episode We Taste Our First Beer Man Beer Home brewed Beer! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

With us is Rockin' Robin Bova Who named our Beer "REDNECK BREAKFAST" Robin talks about teaching Zumba, having a stalker and the time she and Jonny had an audition for the Hit Game Show "Beat Shazam". Amy is back!!! Right after Keg through her a surprise Birthday Party and we tell her what she would have to do to get an all Wine Episode Of Beer Man Beer. Plus, Robin's Husband Kevin joins us to talk about catching a 300lbs Thresher Shark. We talk Live Music from Rob Thomas, Comedy from The Hodge Twins (@officialhodgetwins) at The Stress Factory And We Open a gift sent to us from one of our biggest fans.. BRANDAAAAAY!

All while trying Beers from Vermont and our Very First Home Brew "Redneck Breakfast" Fun Show!

Caaaaanonballlllll!!!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Vermont

Harpoon Brewery, Windsor VT || English IPA || 5.9% ABV || An all day drinker SOLID

Clown Shoes, Mass. || Don't Fear The Blender #2 Fruit Smoothie IPA || 7% ABV || SOLID Smoothie

Beer Man Beer Brewery, Shelton CT || Redneck Breakfast Hefeweizen || 5.0% ABV || SSSSSSOLID

Cannonball || Metcalfe's Blueberry Liqueur || 40proof || Vermont

 

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAMBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm



Publish Date: 8/21/2019


Fresh from a back to back Concert adventure in NYC. This Week we cover The Iron Maiden Concert At The Barclays Center in Brooklyn. And The Scott Stapp Concert At Sony Hall. We find the answer to the question "Is it ok to wear the T-shirt of the Band you are going to see?" We try a Beer that cost $18.50 a can, tell you How Keg "Tanya Harding-ed" Jonny At The subway station.

We got an exclusive from Tyler Ryan of TCR Brewing (@tcrbrewing). We announced that he is entering his Chocolate Stout and Sour in the Brass City Brew & Que (one of the largest brew fests in New England) on September 7, 2019 at Library Park, Waterbury, CT 12-5. Come out and support Tyler and see us!  For more info and to purchase tickets go to brasscitybrewandque.com

Our comedy guest this week is The Man who puts the Man Chest in Manchester...Geri Wulle (@geriwulle).

Geri talks opening comedy shows for Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Mick Foley and Paula Shore. And having his own comedy metal band. Plus, Did Jonny date a girl that dated Santa Claus??? What if the world really did forget about the Beatles??? And....How does Keg really feel about Tom Hanks!!. All this while we Try Beers from Pennsylvania And Connecticut and chug a CANNONBALL!!! Enjoy!!   SOLID || NOT SOLID:   City Steam Brewery, Hartford CT || "Jungle Crush" IPA || 7.0% ABV || SOLID Crystal Ball Brewing Co, York PA || "Forewarned" Belgian-Tripel || 9.3% ABV || You have been Forewarned this beer is SOLID Rusty Rail Brewing Co, Mifflinburg PA || "Fool's Gold" Peanut Butter Hefeweizen || 8.0% ABV || SOLID Thimble Island Brewing Co, Branford CT || "Lanai" Sour Wheat Ale || 4.5% ABV || SOLID  

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm

 

   

Publish Date: 7/31/2019


Well....We got BLOWN off by Vinny Beedle!!!

But, at the last minute we are joined by the returning "Canadian Bacon" Sam Hunter (@bigsamhunter) who fills the third chair. Sam tells us about losing pounds on a cleanse, working at The Stress Factory in Bridgeport, opening for Gilbert Gottfried, and the perils of dating. Who better to get dating advice from than the Beer Man Beer Guys!

We also talk making our first Beer Man Beer homebrew. Made in Keg Kettles kitchen. We also chat about Reuben Sandwiches, Slobs at Parties, and how we really feel about Vinny Beedle's excuse for not showing up to the podcast. All this while we try a Saison, a Brown and an IPA. We ran out of liquor so this week we Cannonball handful of peanuts. LOL

Fun show and a great hang with Canadian Sam!

SOLID || NOT SOLID:

Barrington Brewery Great Barrington, MA || Barrington Brown: a northern English style brown ale || Solid Brown

DC Brau Washington, DC || The Corruption: Northwest-Style IPA || 6.5% ABV || NOT SOLID Super Hoppy

OMMEGANG Brewery Cooperstown, NY || Hennepin: Belgium-Style American farmhouse saison || 7.7% ABV || Semi-SOLID

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAMComedian Sam Hunter || @bigsamhunterBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm

 



Publish Date: 7/17/2019


This week we cover our epic Fourth Of July BBQ which featured Beers from Black Helmet Brewing (@blackhelmetbrewing) And Knight And Day Brewing Co.(@knightanddaybrewing), Live Music from Cometa(@cometamusic), Tons Of Comedians and an impromptu Hot Dog Eating Contest. We try Beers that were brought to us by our friends from The Squishy Bishop's Erratic Spectacular Podcast(@squishybishop) including one home brewed from Juan(@jcorona40) of "The Squishies". We are joined in studio by Comedian Wassan Jackson(@jacksoncomedianjackson) and new to the game Comedienne Alisha Cherise(@alishacherise). Jackson talks to us about "Hiney Hickies" , How he feels about Caitlin Jenner and tells us a story about having a 3some. Alisha talks about being a new comic and shows us her skills with various accents. Fun times, funny Comics and delicious beer Man Beer.

Thank you Squishy Bishops!

SOLID || NOT SOLD: Squishy Style

Lock City Brewing Stamford CT || Calm Like A Bomb-Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Stout || 7.5% ABV || SLAMMIN' SOLID

Lock City Brewing Stamford CT || Intellocktual 2-Double New England IPA || 7.8% ABV || SOLID-LY SATISFYING

SBES Westchester County NY || Falcon Punch (Blood of the Unicorn Clone) - American Amber/Red Ale Style || 9% ABV || SOLID SPECTACULAR

Tonight's Winner || Lock City Brewing-Calm Like A BombRunner-up || SBES-Falcon Punch

MUSIC

Cometa || Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb

FAN PAGE

Facebook || Beer Man Beer FanInstagram || @beermanbeerfan

 

 



Publish Date: 7/9/2019


This week we decide not to go to the Dead And Company show at CITI Field due to crazy high ticket prices. So, we decide to tailgate in Amy's Backyard. We pick beers at random from a "Grab Bag" cooler and decide which is Solid and Not Solid. We do a phone-in with Comedienne Sharon Simon (@sharonjsimon) about performing at 30 Mile Brewing Co. and Taste a beer from 30 Mile that she wanted us to try. Jonny tells his story about Mark Wahlberg's visit to Wahlburgers in Trumbull, CT and what it was like to almost meet Marky Mark. Plus, we discuss our most horrific grab bag stories. Our favorite Animated Films, Has Woody gone Brokeback??? We talk about songs we Would pick for a Dead and Co. set list, our favorite White Rappers and we talk to our biggest fan from Florida..Brandi!!! Fun Show, Good Times, Some Great Beer Man Beer & THE BEST ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES made by Amy!! #CANNONBALL

SOLID || NOT SOLID: 

30 Mile Brewing Old Saybrook, CT || Mango Sour || ?% ABV|| NOT SOLID

Collective Art Brewing Ontario, Canada || Peach, Passion Fruit & Raspberry Sour || 5.5% ABV || SOLID

Collective Art Brewing Ontario, Canada || Berliner Style Pineapple Tepache || 5.0% ABV || SOLID

Collective Art Brewing Ontario, Canada || Imperial Porter || 8.6% ABV|| Decadently SOLID

Blue Point Brewing Co. Patchogue, NY || Citrus Plunge IPA || 6.5% ABV|| SOLID

Tonight's Winner || Collective Art Brewing Imperial PorterRunner-up || Collective Art Brewing Peach, Passion Fruit & Raspberry Sour

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb

FAN PAGE

Facebook || Beer Man Beer Fan

Instagram || @beermanbeerfan



Publish Date: 6/26/2019


Tonight we're joined by one of the busiest guys we know, Comedian and owner of our Sponsor- Retro Grub And Pub! (@retrogrubandpub) Gary Pettinella. Gary Talks about Opening a restaurant, making Fried Oreo Pizza's, Lobster Mac N Cheese and Hanging bacon apps. Gives is his Road Rage story. Tells about his love for Country Music and his 8 foot Donald Trump sign in his front yard during the last election. Owning Iguanas. Comedy Shows. Working as a corrections officer. We also talk Father's Day, Is Hallmark Bullshit? Going to Hooters. We handle some technical difficulties that lead to hilarity. Fun time with the Valley's number one source for Pizza, Tacos and Comedy! Gary from Retro Baby!!! #Cometa #Cannonball!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Outer Light Brewing Co. Groton, CT || NINJA TRAIL Green Tea Pale Ale || 5.3% ABV || Summer Sippin' SOLID

Outer Light Brewing Co. Groton, CT || SWELL-East Coast Lager || 6.6% ABV || SOLIDLY Swell

Pipeworks Brewing Co. Chicago, IL || Ninja Vs. Unicorn-Double IPA || 8.0% ABV || NOT SOLID & BLAND

East Rock Brewing Co. New Haven, CT || Weisse Bier || 5.4% ABV || SSSSSSOLID

Tonight's Winner || East Rock's Weisse Bier

Runner-up || OLBC's Ninja Trail

MUSICCometa (Cometamusic.com)

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM @beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 6/21/2019


We are joined by Comedian/Musician Ahmond Bond and his lovely girlfriend Octavia Austin. Ahmond talks about being a contestant in The Funniest Comic In Connecticut Contest, Playing Drums, Mixing Beats, His favorite drummers and more. Octavia, why at first didn't want to join us, but comes out of her shell after a few brews and a Cannonballllllll! and gives us some great Road Rage stories. Keg brings In some great road rage stories too. We also talk Tom Cruise vs. Justin Bieber, music from the Grateful Dead to the Butcher Babies, Psychoprism and more all while we try 4 different beers!

Three we like and one we totally despise! All this and more on Beer Man Beer #Cannonball!

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Beer'd Brewing Co. - CT || Whiskered Wit - Witbier || 5.2% ABV || SOLID By A WHISKER. Def hints of orange peel.

Beer'd Brewing Co. - CT || Frank & Berry - DIPA || 9.1% ABV || Mosaic Hops || Def Not Like The Breakfast Cereal & DEF NOT SOLID. Way too hoppy.

Shebeen Brewing Co. - CT || HADOUKEN - IPA || 6.0% ABV || Pacifica & Simcoe Hops || SOLID

Pipeworks Brewing Co. - Chicago, IL || Blood of the Unicorn - American Amber/Red Ale || 6.5% ABV || SOLID-WORKS

Narragansett Brewing Co. - RI || Del's Watermelon Shandy || 4.7% ABV || THIS SHANDY IS A DANDY SOLID || Great Summer Beer

 

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

@beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb

 

 

 

 

 



Publish Date: 6/14/2019


This week Comedian and Beer enthusiast Craig Taylor (@craigfntaylor) stops by! We talk about doing Comedy at Black Pond Brews (@blackpondbrews) In Danielson, CT where we had some great beer, met some really cool folks and a very cool cat named Mr. Kitty. We take a stroll down memory lane to our early days of Keg parties, Vaping, Compared West Coast Food to East Coast Food and more. We cover The Funniest Comic In Connecticut Contest. Jonny let's out something that was supposed to be a secret!! As we got pickled we rambled on about who we think in Comedy are total DICKS.

All that while drinking some delicious beers from Black Pond Brews!!! And of course Cannonball!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: CT IPA & More....

Black Pond Brews || Danielson, CT || Razor Blades - Double NEIPA || SOLIDLY SHARP

Black Pond Brews || Danielson, CT || Machu Picchu - Jalapeno Saison || 6.8% ABV || SURPRISINGLY SOLID

Black Pond Brews || Danielson, CT || Talking in Cursive - Brett IPA || 6.0% ABV || SOLID

Black Pond Brews || Danielson, CT || Mr. Kitty - Milk Stout || 5.0% ABV || SWARTHY SOLID

Tribus Beer Co. || Milford, CT || I Been Juicing - IPA || Tropical Juicy Pillowy || 6.8% ABV || SOLID

WINNER || Black Pond Brews || Razor Blades

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

@beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb

 



Publish Date: 6/4/2019


On this week's episode Comedians Dan Kalwhite And Kevin Fitzgerald join us. We try beers from Tribus Brewing Co., Bad Sons Beer Co.and an old school classic in a can. Kevin tells us what it's like to Be A School Teacher By Day, a Stand Up Comic By Night and his start at Joker's Wild Comedy Club. We talk Everything from Wings, Ribs and his favorite musicians.

Dan talks about the state of CT Comedy, his time managing a comedy club, how to deal with crowd members that aren't paying attention and what Comedians he would have on his Basketball team and his drinking team.

Plus, we talk EMO Night At Cafe 9 with Cometa and our new fan page made by our biggest fan Brandi!

Fun show with a lot of Cannonball!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Local IPAs and Lager

Tribus Brewing Co || Above the clouds - IPA || Mango Pink Guava & Stratosphere || 6.7% ABV || SOLIDNarragansett Brewing Co || Traditional Lager || 5.0% ABV || SOLID CLASSIC BAD SONS Beer Co || Great Day NEIPA || 6% ABV || SOLID DAY DRINKER  :)

WINNER || BAD SONS Brewing Co.

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

@beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Comedian Kevin Fitzgerald: Facebook

Comedian Dan Kalwhite: Facebook



Publish Date: 5/30/2019


Comedian and Radio Host Lou Graham stops in to have a few brews. We talk about Stand Up Comedy, Lou's many trips to Facebook Jail, Baseball, Strip Clubs, What is most the important spread at a cookout...or BBQ, Our favorite pizza spots and more. Plus, Keg And Jonny cover the @Stryper Concert at The Gramercy Theatre, NYC. We Talk about the Opening Act @Psychoprism who we thought stole the show! All while we drink beers from Weeping Radish Farm Brewery from OBX, NC and Veracioius Brewing Co in Monroe, CT.

We got a whole lot of Cannonball comin at ya!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: North vs South

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, OBX, NC || American Red Ale || 4.7% ABV || SSSSSOLIDWeeping Radish Farm Brewery, OBX, NC || Pink Lemonade OBX Shandy || 3.1% ABV || SUPER SOLIDVeracioius Brewing Co., Monroe, CT || Wheat Ale w/ Blueberry || 7.20% ABV || SEMI SOLID

The South Takes It!!

@weepingradish@veraciousbrewingcompany

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

Psychoprism @psychoprism

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

@beermanbeerpodcast_ Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmbComedian Lou Graham: @lougrizzy

 



Publish Date: 5/20/2019


It's Mother's Day and New Mom Comedienne Brii Hiltz has returned to Beer Man Beer! And this time she gets to taste some beer. Brii tells us all about being a mom, Going into labor, Bringing the baby to gigs and all of her unusual pets. Plus, we get our first Brewer on the show! Home brewer turned Brewery owner Chris Willet tells us all how he started brewing, educated us on IBUs, Lagers and Ales, Brewing temperatures and various strands of yeast. And a tell all about his brewery, Milford Point Brewing.

We try some amazing beers on this episode. Cheers! Cannonball!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: NC, PA, CT

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, NC || OBX German Kolsch Style || 4.9%ABV || SOLID & BUTTERYWeeping Radish Farm Brewery, NC || German Maibock || 7.10% ABV || SOLIDLittle Log Cabin, PA || Perfect Feeling || NEIPA || 8.10% ABV || SOLIDTired Hands, PA || Alien Church || IPA || 7.0% ABV || SOLIDMilford Point Brewing, CT || Anchor Beach || NEIPA || -- ABV || SOLID & SMOOTH.

@weepingradish@littlelogcabinbrewing@tiredhandsbrewing@milfordpointbrewing

MUSIC

Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM 

@beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmbComedienne Brii Hiltz: @breezyskyywalker

 



Publish Date: 5/14/2019


 Sam "The Hero" Hunter is back to give us the lowdown on Comedian Pete Davidson's vanishing act. He was there the night SNL's Pete Davidson walked out of The Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He also tells about opening for Jackass's Steve O for 4 shows.

We also Talk about Tripping on acid and what our favorite comedy movies are. All while we clean out Keg's fridge of some Maryland Beers. Some we liked and others...Not So Much. New music from COMETA m/ m/Fun episode with Sam and some Beer Man Beer!  CANNONBALL!!!

SOLID || NOT SOLID: Maryland Breweries

Heavy Seas || Gold Ale || 4.5% ABV || SOLID

Heavy Seas || Powder Monkey || English Pale Ale || 4.8% ABV ||SOLID

PARADOX Beer Co.|| No.54 Cherry Crisp (2017) || Wild Sour Ale, Brewed with Cherries Aged in Oak Barrels || 8.0% ABV || NOT SOLID

DC BRAU || American Pale || 6.0% ABV || NOT SOLID

MUSICCOMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAILbeermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Comedian Sam Hunter || @bigsamhunterBeer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bm



Publish Date: 5/6/2019


Ep 21 || This week Comedian Darren Sechrist joins us and he brought us a growler of beer from Reverie Brewing Company. Darren tells us what it's like to be an encyclopedia editor by day and comedian by night. We talk Comedy Contests, Bookers arguing in chat rooms, Going back stage at concerts, Beards and more.We also cover Brewers Ball at Bad Sons and some of the 25 Home brewers that attended like Black Helmet Brewing Co., Knight and Day Brewing, Wicked Ways, Spirit, TCR Brewing, Loaded Dragon and More. We had all kinds of Beers from Peanut Butter and Raspberry to Cinnamon toast crunch to Beer made with Sour Patch kids. We also chat about breaking bread with fellow Beer Podcasters. Good Times This Week! Plenty Of Beers, Comedy and Fun!

#Cannonball #Cannonball #Cannonball #Cannonball #Cannonball  #Cannonball #Cannonball #Cannonball #Cannonball

SOLID || NOT SOLID

Reverie Brewing Co.(Newtown, CT) || SOAK UP THE BERRIES || LEMON & STRAWBERRY BLONDE ALE || 5.2% || SOLID

It was soooo good......we went back for seconds.

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery, Grandy, NC || KAFFEE || Kolsch Style Ale w/ Coffee || 5.6% || SSSSOLID

The Duck - Rabbit Brewing Co. || Milk Stout || 5.7% SOLID

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Comedian Darren Sechrist || @darrensechrist

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery || @weepingradish

Reverie Brewing Co. || @reveriebrewing

The Duck-Rabbit Brewery || @theduckrabbitbrewery

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 4/30/2019


Episode 20 || Beer For My Horses....

On this Easter Sunday we're recovering from the mosh pit at the Hatebreed concert in New Haven, CT. We talk Mosh pit etiquette, throwing each other into the pit and what Barbra Streisand and Fred Flintstone had to do with the concert. Keg has returned from vacation to The Outer Banks, NC. He talks Horses on the beach, Drive Through Liquor stores and Wind powered breweries.

We chat about tattoos, people obsessed with Game Of Thrones, cleaning up after friends that had one too many... We even got a shout out from Pro Wrestling Legend. ECW's Hardcore Icon The SANDMAN.

Oh yeah, can't forget the Brewer's Ball at BAD SONS Beer Co. in Derby, CT

Fun Show with great beers and some Cannonballs. Enjoy!

Solid || Not Solid : OBX, NC Edition

Weeping Radish || Corolla Gold -Traditional Lager || 5.1% SOLIDWeeping Radish || Kaffee - Kolsch Style Ale w/ Coffee || 5.6% SOLIDOuter Banks Brewing Station || Lemongrass Wheat Ale || 5.2% SOLIDHI-Wire Brewing || Bed of Nails - Brown Ale || 6.1% SOLID

Still have more OBX brew to drink...…

MUSIC

COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL

beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM

Beer Man Beer || @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson || @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles || @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 4/22/2019


EPISODE 19: DRUNKEN PHONE CALLS TO COMEDIANS

This Week we play some of our favorite drunk phone calls to our Comedian buddies. We catch Tracey Carnazzo from The Teen Mom Trash Talk Podcast while she's in the bathtub. We catch Brandon F. Jones while he is on a date and We catch Jessica Stern in Florida while she is totally being Jessica Stern. All while we try Beer from Dog Head Fish Palo Santo Imperial Brown.

SOLID / NOT SOLID

BEER: Dog Head Fish Palo Santo Imperial Brown - SOLID

SPECIAL THANKS TO COALHOUSE PIZZA

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.comEMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.comINSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 4/15/2019


Comedienne Sarah Martin joins us this week all the way from Boston to Shelton CT to try some beers with The Beer Man Beer guys. We try 4 Beers from Two Roads Area 2 in Stratford CT. Sarah talks about being a Ginger, getting married at a tattoo parlor, Playing guitar, Her favorite band to see live, how she feels about her team winning the Super Bowl and her thoughts on Robert Kraft, why she only has half a haircut and the big question.....do gingers really steal souls.

What's eating Jonny B..... Comics blowing off gigs.

We dedicate a segment to our friends at The Lone Shark podcast. 

Whole lot of fun this week on Beer Man Beer and Jonny finally finds a beer he doesn't like. CANNONBALL!!!!!!!

Solid / Not Solid: TWO ROADS BREWING

BLOOD PEACH: LAMBIC STYLE ALE (7% ABV) - SOLID

URBAN FUNK: SOUR / WILD (5.5% ABV) - SOLID

PHILSAMIC: FLANDERS-RED ALE / BALSAMIC VINEGAR (6.5% ABV) - NOTSOLID

BIERE DE CT: ALE WITH HONEY - SOLID

 

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

SARAH MARTIN: @justsarahmartin



Publish Date: 4/9/2019


It's our buddy Rohlman's birthday...…so we brought him on to drink some beer & Freedom Denis is with us too. We drink beers from Shebeen Brewing and 30 Mile Brewing. We Talk Tag Team Roast Battle, The worlds largest Sock Sale in Vermont. What we thought about Motley Crue's biopic "The Dirt" . What songs we hated that everybody else loved. Freedom Denis's Favorite Cartoon, Wendy's Chilli and more! Cannonball Fun For Everyone on This Weeks episode of Beer Man Beer.



Publish Date: 4/2/2019


WOOOHOOO!!! We're joined by our good friend and local Comedian John Romanoff!!

He tells us all about his gig at Treehouse Comedy Club, being a Big Guy in Comedy and working with The Great Patrice O'Neil. Plus, we talk about meeting Tommy Dreamer at Tribus Brewery. Our friend Vanessa Hollingshead appearing on Showtimes "Women Of A Certain Age". We Talk About Comedy Night At 30 Mile Brewing Company. Then, we find out that Benson got confused for Kelsey Grammer. Finally, we all talk about our worst dating stories.....all of this while we drink beers from 30 Mile, Two Roads Brewing And More. A Whole Lot Of Fun With A Whole Lot Of "Rommie" John Romanoff

CANNONBALL!!!

Solid / Not Solid

BEER: 30 Mile Brewing Co (CT): TOTES BLOND Belgian Style Blond Ale - Not Solid x3

          Two Roads Brewing (CT): Peach Jam (5.5%) Wheat Ale with 100% real peach and a hint of hibiscus - SOLID

    Two Roads/Evil Twin (CT/NY): Saigon Scooter Selfie (9.5%) Vietnamese style coffee stout - SOLID

        Great North Aleworks (NH): Chocolate Milk Stout (6.2%) Special Release Stout - SOLID

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

John Romanoff: @jokerrome

30 Mile Brewing Co: @30milebrewingco

Two Roads Brewing: @tworoadsbrewwing

Great North Aleworks: @greatnorthale



Publish Date: 3/25/2019


IT'S ST. PATTY'S DAY and Everyone is IRISH!!!

Amy's back as our third chair!

Tune in for some Irish shenanigans!  

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Milford Point Brewing: @milfordpointbrewing



Publish Date: 3/18/2019


Our guest this week is the funny Comedienne Sharon Simon. She joins us for some Beer from Stony Creek Brewery and Knight and Day Brewing.

Sharon tells us about her weekend Gigging in Connecticut, Being a Newlywed, What it's like to be a life long Star Trek Fan, Why she is uncomfortable with the #MeToo Movement, her favorite bands and she surprises us when she tells us about her nose job. A fun episode of drinking, and chatting with Comedienne Sharon!

Caaaaaanonball!!!!!

 SOLID / NOT SOLID

BEER: Stony Creek: HONEY STRAWBERRY BRAGGOT (7.5%) 2 SOLIDS/1 NOT SOLID

                                  NO EGRETS IMPERIAL STOUT (10.3%) 2 SOLIDS/1 NOT SOLID

Knight and Day: ALL KNIGHT LONG-OATMEAL STOUT (7.5%) - Winner of the FCA (Fairfield Craft Ales)          Homebrew contest. He'll brew the beer with FCA and it should be on tap in the coming months. 3 SOLIDS

Cottrell Brewing: Xtreme Benson Brau (9 months old)

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmbKnight & Day Brewing: @knightanddaybrewing

Sharon Simon:  @sharonsimonsayslaugh



Publish Date: 3/12/2019


This week we are joined by Comedians Pat Oates and Dan Brown. We try some stouts and an IPA from Knight And Day Brewing Co. In Milford CT. We discuss the passing of Pro Wrestling Legend King Kong Bundy and give our favorite Bundy memories. We talk music from Foo Fighters, Wu-Tang, Rush and Air Supply. YES that's right..... Air Supply.

Dan shows us his whistling skills and Somehow we end up talking about The Little Rascals.  Good Times, Great Beers, and Caaaanonballllsss!!!

Knight & Day: @knightanddaybrewing

Chocolate coconut (7%) Brewed with cacao nibs and fresh toasted coconut. (SOLID)

Knight Rye-der (6%) - Brewed with rye malt, Mandarina Bavaria and Idaho #7 hops.(SOLID)

Imperial chocolate cherry (9%)- 2 beers blended together to get old and new flavors.(SOLID)

*All Knight Long - Oatmeal Stout - (7.5%) - won the FCA (Fairfield Craft Ales) Homebrew contest. We'll brew the beer with them and it should be on tap in the coming months.

 

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.comEMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Knight & Day Brewing: @knightanddaybrewing

Pat Oates: @patoatesissad

Dan Brown: @danbrowncomedy



Publish Date: 3/8/2019


Jovial Jake Bentley is back to drink more beer with us.

While Jonny and Keg discuss a wild week of Beer and Rock and Roll! We talk About Black Helmet Brewing and our experience at their first open house beer tasting. Chat about Sevendust Concert at Toads Place, Meeting the band in the VIP meet and greet, Plus the opening acts Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater and Kirra. We also cover the Disturbed/ Three Days Grace concert at Mohegan Sun Casino and after a few cannonballs we go off the rails and talk why Burger King is great and Denny's not so much. Why we think Robert Kraft is a tool. Football fans that are in it for the merch. Covers vs. Remakes and we do it all while tasting Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, Austin East's Texas Honey Cider, Rogue Hazelnut Brown nectar and Port Jeff Brewing Co.'s Porter Brewed With Honey.

BEER: SOLID/NOT SOLID

Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout [SOLID]

Austin East's Texas Honey Cider [SOLID]

Rogue Hazelnut Brown nectar [SOLID]

Port Jeff Brewing Co.'s Porter (Brewed With Honey) [SOLID]

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

CHECK OUT: Tremonti, Cane Hill, Lullwater and Kirra.

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Black Helmet Brewing: @blackhelmetbrewing

 



Publish Date: 2/25/2019


We have a Yalie in our midst....

Kendra Dawsey and Mike Garb stop by the Beer Man Beer Studio. We talk Bee Movie, learned what a zeitgeist is, come to find out Jonny is NOT related to Barry Benson of The Bee Movie. Chatted about bananas, dead singers and how they died, 90's hip-hop, Rage/Wu-tang concert in Hartford and much more....

These two white chicks also talk about their early days in comedy.

And our "Solid/Not Solid" beer review.

Let us know....Should Kendra Dawsey start a podcast?

Not many cannonballs this episode...we apologize

BEER: Avery Brewing Co.- Fimbulvvinter: Belgian Quadrupel 16.9% (ABV) Limited Batch ~ SOLID!!

Drop us an email

COALHOUSE PIZZA - STAMFORD, CT

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Kendra Dawsey: @unamusedblackgirl



Publish Date: 2/21/2019


THIS IS A WILD FUN EPISODE!

This week We bring in our True Beer Drinkingest, Concert Goingest, Cannonballingest chums Jimmy Goldbeck and Kevin Field to the show. We reminisce about the time when we were teenagers and chased Ric Flair from an arena to his hotel to get a picture. We sit with the two that consider themselves trendsetters for taking the first "Selfie".

We have a blast reminiscing about live music from Mooney Suzuki, The Grateful Dead, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Melissa Ethridge, Winger, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Woodstock 94 and much, much more. We pick our Rushmore of lead singers of all time, choose what Supergroup we would create and Jonny brings up a guitarist that makes Jimmy cringe.

All of this while we taste Steve Austin's Broken Skull DIPA, Pistachio Abduction from Pipeworks Brewing Company (Thank you Coal House Pizza), more Watermelon on the Streets in the Town of New Haven Sour from Erector Brewing. And we let you know what beers are "Solid" or "Not Solid".

Drop us an email.

Let us know what kind of beer you want us to try or....send us beer you want us to try in future podcasts.BEER: El Segundo Brewing Co: Steve Austin's Broken Skull DIPA...….SOLID            Pipeworks Brewing Company: Pistachio Abduction Stout...….SOLID            Erector Brewing: Watermelon on the Streets in the Town of New Haven Sour...…..SOLID

COALHOUSE PIZZA - STAMFORD, CT

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 2/11/2019


It's Super Bowl Sunday and Keg Kettles' Main Squeeze Amy joins us. We try Beers from Fairfield Craft Ales including their "Don't Fear The Reaper" DIPA which contains Carolina Reaper Peppers. We talk about our favorite Halftime performers, favorite Super Bowl commercials and take bets on the 2019 celebrity death pool.

Plus, We talk to Comedians Kate Clancey and Brian Bargainier about Comedy Roast Battles and The Paac Universe.

We do everything but watch the game this Super Bowl Sunday!

As always....let us know what kind of beer you want us to try or....send us beer you want us to try.

 

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb



Publish Date: 2/4/2019


Comedian Jim Sharky is in studio! We try to get him to like Beer! He brings his lovely girlfriend Angie and a new twist on the "Cannonball" Keto friendly Jell-O shots.  Jim tells us about the JRAD concert he attended and we discuss how JRAD compares to Dead And Co. Plus …we talk Debbie Gibson, Kiss, Judas Priest. Burt Kreischer, Louis C.K, The CT Comedy Scene and Korean Oreos.  Keg gets on his soapbox about how the P.C. World is ruining comedy. We taste a scrumptious Chocolate Stout, Watermelon Sour, Peach Double IPA.  Super Fun show! Join us for Beers, Comedy and a more than usual amount of Cannonballs...…   MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com INSTAGRAM:

@beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb Comedian Jim Sharky: @jimsharky  

Publish Date: 1/27/2019


SAM HUNTER IS PISSED!!!! Shots fired...…He blasts Jonny, Keg and Andre Kim Jr! He has a lot to say about the trash talkin' in episode 5!!! Plus...wait 'til you hear what he has to say about Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan and an entire list of CT Comedians. We discuss "Toxic Masculinity", Ozzy Osborne, Driving Celebrity comics to gigs and more. Comedienne Stacey Prussman tells us all about the celebrities she dated, upcoming special and her podcast "The Prussman Hour". All of this while we enjoy delicious beer from Tribus Brewing Co. Milford CT and Berkshire Brewing Co. A crazy episode you can't miss. BEER: Tribus Brewing Co. Shuga Mama IPA (6%) Apricot Citrus Kisses, Simcoe, Citra & Mosaic hopsBerkshire Brewing Co. FARMSTAND Raspberry Barleywine Style Ale (9%) MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com EMAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com INSTAGRAM: Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybensonKeg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmbCanadian Bacon Sam Hunter: @bigsamhunterStacey Prussman: @staceyprussman

Publish Date: 1/21/2019


This one is packed......Gareth Cometa from the Rock Group COMETA stops in the studio. He talks performing live, what it's like to be in a band with his Twin Brother and creating the Beer Man Beer Jingle. We chat with Comedian Davey Lozano and taste some amazing homebrewed Honey Fig Saison  & Chocolate Cherry Stout from Knight and Day Brewing Co, Milford CT. And boy do we have a surprise for you...…We talk to some special celebrity guests on the phone.....A show you don't want to miss.

 

BEER: Knight & Day Brewing Co. Milford, CT: Chocolate Cherry Stout & Honey Fig Saison

MUSIC: COMETA @ Cometamusic.com

EMAIL beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Knight and Dat Brewing Co.: @knightanddaybrewing

Davey Lozano: @theonlydavey

 

 

 



Publish Date: 1/14/2019


A botched field goal and a guest cancelling got us all fired up. We are joined by Comedian Andre Kim Jr. who tells us about working gigs with Dave Attel, Artie Lange and Godfrey.

We talk Comedy, Football and Who we each pick our Stand Up Comedy Mt. Rushmore. The Cannonball gets hit a lot in this episode.

We drink a big jug of beer And discuss the P.C. Era that is ruining the world of comedy. And we also talk to Comedian James T. Moore.

 

BEER: Half Full Brewery: Out of Reach Peach.

Def a nice light summer beer. 

MUSIC: Cometa Cometamusic.com

Thank You COALHOUSE PIZZA in Stamford. 

 

Email: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Comedian Andre Kim Jr: @andrekimjunior

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

 



Publish Date: 1/8/2019


Comedian-Chris "Csnacks" Clarke joins us to talk touring with The Hodge Twins, Innovative Comedy Gig Flyers, Beer flavored jelly beans, Snacks, YouTube, Stealing from Bradlees and Blowing Up Castle Grayskull.

Jonny and Keg cover The Four Horsemen show (Metallica Tribute Bands) and how they feel about Tribute/Cover bands, discuss Mary Queen Of Scots, The Chicago Bears, Falling Asleep at Concerts and The Keto Diet. Listen to Jonny's fond memories of a girl he had dated with the same voice as Grover and if we were Muppets, which ones we would be all while drinking a stout aged on natural vanilla beans from Maine.

 

BEER: Maine Beer Company.

            Mean Old Tom - Stout (6.5%)

MUSIC: Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

LOVE & HATE MAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_ 

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Comedian Chris Csnacks Clarke: @comedianchrisclarke 

 



Publish Date: 1/1/2019


Comedienne Brii Hiltz is with us. We try three styles of beer from Milford Point Brewing and Evil Twin Brewing. Briizy talks about doing stand up comedy while being pregnant, Being a former Miss Teen USA. Getting kicked out of Toads Place, and shows us her unique talent of finding all the ingredients in a beer by simply smelling one. We talk about growing up in the Valley, Ben Franklin, What nutmeg is good for and much, much more...… 

 

MUSIC: Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

BEER: Milford Point Brewing - DEVON WHEAT (5.3%)  POND POINT LAGER (5.2%)          EVIL TWIN - IMPERIAL BISCOTTI BREAK NATALE (11.5%)(PORTER)

LOVE & HATE MAIL: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Comedienne Brii Hiltz: @breezyskyywalker

 



Publish Date: 12/30/2018


Comedian Dave Sheehan is with us. We try three kinds of Beer from Tribus Beer Co.(Milford Connecticut). Keg rants about "what chaps his hide" around the holidays. Jonny talks about his festive interaction at Stop & Shop. Dave talks about Snow boarding, Martial arts and being a 4 time roast battle champion. And we discuss live music from The Foo Fighters, Weezer, Fozzy, Dead and Co and more...….

 

Music: Cometa (Cometamusic.com)

Beer: Tribus Beer Co.

Seedless Fruited Sour-IPA (6%), Czech Yoself-Pilsner (5%) & Baby Cakes Stout (5.5%)

 

Love and hate mail: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

Instagram: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

Comedian Dave Sheehan: @shroudofsilence

 



Publish Date: 12/24/2018


Comedian Jonny Benson and His long time Beer Drinking Tag Team Partner Keg Kettles Wanna Take YOU on a Journey of Comedy, Concerts And Beer...…... 

Episode 1: This Week- We Taste Evil Twin Brewing CO's Even More Cocoa Jesus, We Discuss the Good and Bad Times we had At A Five Finger Death Punch Concert. And Comedian Jake Bentley Stops By To discuss The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, CT Comedy Roast Battles and More...….

 

 

Special Thanks:

Coal House Pizza in Stamford CT. They're grrrrreat!!

Music: Cometa

Cometamusic.com

 

Let us know what you think.

 

 

Love and Hate mail: beermanbeerpod@gmail.com

Instagram: @beermanbeerpodcast_

Jonny Benson: @therealjonnybenson

Keg Kettles: @j.keg_ket_bmb

 

 

 



Publish Date: 12/18/2018