Based out of the Scenic City, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sit down with Tanner, Jared, and Alan for a couple of pints of good conversation, theories, and beer. This show isn't for the faint of heart, or children. But neither is good beer. We can't promise you won't be offended, but we can promise good conversation and (hopefully) some good beer. After all, good conversation is intoxicating.
We’ve got a chill episode for you this week with sous-chef and brother of Jared, Will joining us to have a few pumpkin beers, and one hell of a maple barrel and pineapple stout from Westbrook Brewing and Evil Twin Brewing. We also discuss society’s plan for Halloween this year, can we have trick-or-treaters? Tanner also calls out Mike’s Hole in the Wall and we discuss the recently released Star Wars Squadrons game.
Publish Date: 10/8/2020
For this episode we went over to and had a good sit and a few beers on Jared’s dope ass porch. It’s covered, the nights are getting cooler, and we wanted to get out of the studio. It’s as simple as that. So that’s what we did, and it was a grand-jolly time. We got into our first pumpkin beers of the season, and knocked out a few Oktoberfests. We also discuss the new Mandalorian Season 2 trailer and get into some beer news.
Publish Date: 9/17/2020
Adventure Fight is a live action Dungeons and Dragons show put on by comedians Ian Sharp and Bryant Smith. We did a virtual version of Adventure Fight vs. Brew Chatt a few months back, and we’re back again this Saturday live streaming with the good folks at HELM. You can watch it from the comfort of your own home, or grab a beer down at Barley Taproom and watch it there. The show goes live at 8 PM Saturday!
Publish Date: 8/21/2020
Not only do we have Jared’s brother, but also the sous chef from Naked River Brewing, and they’re on in the same. We’ve got long time friend of the show Will joining us. We catch up and talk about how drunkenly dumb the Game of Thrones finale was and somehow still worse yet… than our own after show that we recorded. We also talk about a previous conversation we had, had about Star Wars, and after last week’s seltzer-fest we decided to snag some of our favorite beers from Riverside Wine & Spirits.
Publish Date: 8/14/2020
This is the episode we’ve been talking about since the Claw Summer of 2019. Seltzers. We didn’t want to, but that’s why we’re here to do the hard stuff, and in doing so we got Kim ‘Kimbobeero’ Clinton and LT from Five Wits Brewing Company to swing by the studio and we’re drinking damn near every seltzer we could get our hands on. We’re breaking down the best bang for your buck, the healthiest, and the shittiest. So buckle up cowboys, we’re diving into the the wide wonderful world of woo-girl wonder drinks.
Publish Date: 8/6/2020
We’ve got local comedians and the dynamic duo that is Good Cop Rad Cop, Ryan Darling and Dave Hannah, joining us in the studio for this episode. We’re drinking a few pale ales and we talk about the original Bad Lieutenant, Michael Keaton Returning as Batman, and the unbelievable fact that Bill Cosby had over 70 honorary degrees.
Publish Date: 6/30/2020
This week we sat down with Troya (@asaptroya) and Kim (@kimbobeero) from Five Wits Brewing Company to talk about opening back up Market South and the brewery, torture devices, and share quite a number of bottles.
Publish Date: 6/17/2020
With our second episode back in the studio we’ve got a local comedian who we’ve been trying to get on the show for a hot minute. Then Covid-19 hit, and here we are. So we’re back and so is he, Ben Levine joins us to have a few tasty brews, and tell us how hungry he is to get back on the stage.
Publish Date: 6/10/2020
Local musicians Matthew Paul Revere and Marvin Shrum join us on this episode to enjoy some tasty IPAs and listen to some sexy jams. We talk about Covid-19’s effect on music, and try to figure out when things may go back to some sort of normalcy, and they play us some great music.
Publish Date: 6/10/2020
We have decided to open the studio back up! Get ready guys! We will be testing the waters with having guests back in studio and no longer over Discord and Zoom. We're very excited and bear with us as we test these waters. We won't necessarily be getting a ton of new guests in immediately. But we're still drinking beers and having some great conversation.
Publish Date: 6/4/2020
Adventure Fight is a live action Dungeons and Dragons show featuring comedians here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hosted by Ian Sharp and Bryant Smith. While in quarantine we have produced the first installment of “A Most Potent Brew”. So come along with us and join in the adventure. Complete with sound effects and music. It basically plays like a really weird audio book.
Publish Date: 5/27/2020
We decided to get our hosts together to do some porch drinking and sitting. Tanner, Jared, and Scott went to Jared’s to catch up on some recent movie news, and to do some deep porch sitting. So y’all come back now ya hear? We’re talking about how this quarantine situation may bring about the revival of the craft lager, and what we’ve been watching and catching up on during this pandemic.
Publish Date: 5/19/2020
An in-person podcast, Star Wars, Beer!? Yeah, you’ve got one hell of a mix to make us pretty happy. For our first in person podcast since the Covid-19 Quarantine, we are down at Naked River Brewing Company to taste their new Star Wars themed beer, The Mangalorian, and to discuss Star Wars, how they’ve fared during the pandemic, and to just throw back a few cold ones.
Publish Date: 5/11/2020
This show has a few long time friends of the show getting together for a couple virtual beers during quarantine. We catch up on that ‘tine life and talk about the Heaven & Ale’s facility going up for sale, how Coronavirus will effect the beer industry, and talk about some of the fun recipes we’ve invented during this pandemic.
Publish Date: 5/6/2020
This episode has Tanner’s long time amigo, Parker Allen, recorded from Japan. They drink their beers from opposite sides of the world , and discuss how Japan and the US have been handling Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympics, and his new podcast… Tokyo Wave.
Publish Date: 4/17/2020
Brian Bender is back for our second episode from behind the iron wall of quarantine. Tanner and Brian got together in cyberspace to have a couple beers, talk about coping in isolation, and what the world could maybe look like after this has all passed. So head on down to the Winchester, grab a pint, and wait for all this to blow over while listening to this great episode.
Publish Date: 3/26/2020
Here’s the first episode coming from quarantine. Coronavirus has us locked own to keep the spread down, but that won’t keep us down and the show must go on. So we’ve changed our set up to allow for call ins and this episode has local Chattanooga comedian Andrew Ledbetter, and host of The Bitch Beer Podcast, Caroline King. We’re still having a few beers and talking about them and talking about this very interesting time in human history. Forgive some of the audio, as we’re still hammering out the tech specs of doing the show remotely.
Publish Date: 3/19/2020
Sometimes we like to settle in with just our own crew and have a good beers, and that seemed to be a little overdue. So The Brew Chatt crew sits down to drink several beers from all around Tennessee because breweries from the state have come together to help benefit the victims of the recent tornado in and around Nashville. We’re also introducing a new flavor-text game and discussing how Coronavirus might effect the beer industry moving forward.
Publish Date: 3/13/2020
Brian Bender and Scott Phillips of The Barley Mob Brewers Association join us for this episode. We’re trying out some Southern Grist, a few Lambics from Grand Cru, and a Imperial Stout from Bearded Iris. We’re also talking about the tornadoes that came through Nashville and the surrounding areas, and how those storms may have effected some of the beer scene in the area, and we’re talking about whether or not hard seltzers are the beginning of the craft beer bubble bursting. As more and more breweries start producing hard seltzers, will this put a strain on the available shelf space in stores for craft beer brands?
Publish Date: 3/6/2020
For this episode we head down to one of Chattanooga’s newest drinking holes, LeRoy’s Beer Lounge, located on the Northshore. We sit down with LeRoy’s purveyor, Sarah Hart, and Brittney Cox from Crafted With a Twist join in to drink some ChamBONGS, Oddstory Brewing’s cookie dough stout, and a Vietnamese Coffee Stout from Fifty Fifty Brewing.
Publish Date: 2/21/2020
We’re joined this on this episode by the Adventure Fight guys themselves, Ian Sharp and Bryant Smith. They’re here to tell us all about Adventure Fight and their upcoming show at ConNooga, and they breakdown as much as we could think you need to know about ConNooga. Such as drinking etiquette, shows and panels to check out, and more. We’ve also started running a contest via our Instagram to give away tickets to Chattabrewga. Go check it out and find us at ConNooga on February 21st and 22nd.
Publish Date: 2/14/2020
Coming in hot… Tim Shields, Kim (Kimbobeero), and Latroya Buttes join Tanner and Jared to crack a few bottles. Tanner has a Saugatuck Brewing lineup with their Neapolitan Stout. Tim brought some Tennessee Brew Works beer and some of his mead, and we get into some newly arrived PBR Hard Coffee.
Publish Date: 2/8/2020
Tanner and Jared mozied their way down to Riverside Wine & Spirits to sit down with their resident beer guy, Tommy Lape. Tommy shows us a crazy method of essentially dry hopping a 12% stout with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It’s also rare that we come across a style of beer that we haven’t really had, and one of those is the Adam style, and that’s exactly what Tommy is helping us dive into, and they talk a little bit about The Superbowl.
Publish Date: 2/7/2020
Tanner drove up to Nashville for this episode to meet Kendall Joseph from Rhizome Productions over at Smith and Lentz Brewing. If Rhizome sounds familiar to you, it’s because they are responsible for Chattabrewga, East Nashville Beer Festival, and a few other events across the land. This year brings several changes to Chattabrewga, and Kendall is here to break down some of those, all while trying some classic styled beers and Smith and Lentz.
Publish Date: 2/4/2020
Dave Hannah joins us for this episode to drink some of the tastier beers we’ve had on in the short time we have in fact been inside of 2020. Some Imperial Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Stout from Tailgate Brewing in Nashville and some Eclipse Barrel Aged Imperial Stout… their 2019 German Chocolate Cake. We’ve got some straight beers for booze hounds on this episode. But we’re also talking about the late Kobe Bryant, Krystal filing for bankruptcy, and the retirement communities of Florida.
Download Episode 231 - Dave Hannah
Publish Date: 1/31/2020
Hang in there with us this episode, Tanner may have (read: most definitely) had a few too many beers the night before recording this episode. But alas, the show goes on and to help how, he brought in guest host from The Bitch Beer Podcast, Caroline King. But they also have Pittsburgh comedians Paige Polesnak & Kayleigh Dumas swing by the studio to talk with us about various comedy scenes, dating, working as a creative professional, and bad jobs of yesteryear.
Publish Date: 1/28/2020
Tanner, Ian Sharp, and Scott Samuels sat down a few weeks ago to do a late retrospective on some of the best and worst of 2019. The episode ran a bit long, and we had to rush the episode a bit so we came back to record a part 2 to finish up with. We talk about The Boys from Amazon, HBO’s The Watchmen, Netflix’s Umbrella Academy and way, way more.
Publish Date: 1/27/2020
This episode has local comic Jon Eick joining us on the show to drink some Astronaut Status and some Westbrook Brewing’s Gates of S’mordor. We also discuss quite a few topics ranging from how Hard Seltzers hit the market and are effecting beer sales, whether kids still think astronauts are the coolest jobs, and the Super Bowl.
Download Episode 228 - Jon Eick
Publish Date: 1/23/2020
Dawn Hjelseth of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and the Brew Skies Beer Festival is on this episode, which was recorded live at Five Wits Brewing Company. There’s lots of questions about some changes coming to the festival this year, such as a new location, new date, and more. We’ve got questions and she’s got the answers, we’re breaking it all down, and having some of Five Wits’ seasonal beers.
Publish Date: 1/17/2020
This episode has the three funny ladies that make of The Feral Hogs Comedy Tour in the studio. Hilliary Begley, Bridgette Martin, and Ari Kobler. They’re telling us all about their tour, where you can catch it, and we all give a solid college try at playing the illustrious Australian instrument… the didgeridoo. All while drinking a few ciders, a little bit of whiskey, and we try to push some beers that we thought they’d like onto them.
Publish Date: 1/16/2020
Hayli Chamberlain and Derek Burgess of Scenic City Oddities come by the studio to talk to them about their work. Which… might be some of the most interesting work being done in the scenic city. They gift us some dinosaur poop, tell us about taxidermy, and we try out some Gary Busey impressions. While drinking a few tasty beers from Westrbook, who is killing the game right now.
Publish Date: 1/16/2020
As the first episode of 2020, we put up our late retrospective of 2019. Ian Sharpe and Scott Samuels join and we break down some of the gains and losses of the beer industry and some of our favorite movies of both 2019 and the decade. We talk about how streaming services stepped up their game in the 20-tens, how it was the age that we stepped into a mild future, and how 3 major franchises ended this past year. We’re also drinking a few beers that Jared brought back from Maryland, and we’ve got several stouts Riverside sent our way.
Publish Date: 1/10/2020
We’ve got Brady Effler joining for this episode to give a SPOILER FILLED review of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. But what started out as a review of Episode 9 eventually turned into a great discussion and review of the full scope of the trilogy of trilogies. We found it hard to really discuss the newest installment without thoroughly discussing what is now the Star Wars ennealogy.
Publish Date: 1/5/2020
Local comics Natasha Ferrier, Ethan McFall, & Elijah Craan join in on this show after a long day of helping Tanner construct the awards for the upcoming Donnies. It was a long day covered in paint, so they decided they needed a few beers to chill right on down. They’re drinking some Westbrook Brewing, some Trim Tab, and more. All while talking about Kumail Nanjiani’s new Marvel bod, New Belgium selling to Lion Little World Beverages, and Natasha and Ethan talk about their experience meeting Dave Chappelle.
Publish Date: 12/19/2019
Tanner and Ian discuss the finale to HBO’s The Watchmen. Yes, there’s probably a season 2, yes we see dong, and yes it was solid. But there were still a few gripes, but not the typical gripes you would get from super fans. It was a great season overall and it’s been a blast having these after-shows, alas the end is nigh. So go finish the season and come back here to see exactly what’s what and maybe have a beer after one hell of a ride with one of the best TV series of this past year.
Publish Date: 12/17/2019
Bridgette Martin brought back some beers from Cincinatti, Chris Hill joins in, and as usual, it’s a great time. They also discussion Ballast Point getting sold (again) to Kings and Convicts in Chicago, a sour beer a day may be great for your health, and the upcoming Donnie Awards.
Publish Date: 12/13/2019
The penultimate episode is here. Tanner, Ian Sharp, and Ryan Darling break down what has quickly become one of the best TV shows of this decade. Dr. Manhattan is finally revealed, eggs are cracked, pools are walked, and babies created. Come one come all, and “get the fuck up off the pool.” Join in breaking down the last episode before the finale.
Publish Date: 12/11/2019
The Nekkid Bois aka the guys from Naked River Brewing swing by with several of their tasty brews to drink and talk about all the things. They’re drinking some of Terrapin’s Reserve White Chocolate Moo Hoo, and Main Beer Company’s Another One IPA. They’re sipping and chatting about everything from Mainx24, new FTC rules for beer influencers, off flavors, and more.
Publish Date: 12/5/2019
You know him from The House, Bool-Aide, and Chatt Smokehouse… that’s right, Shoey Russell is in the studio. Him and Tanner are drinking Saugatuck Brewing’s Imperial Barrel-Aged Neapolitan Stout, Untitled Art’s Dragon-fruit Sour IPA, and Foreign Object Brewing’s New-American Hoppy Ale Batch #1. They also taste Shoey’s Bool-Aide and they discuss some of their favorite toys and shows from childhood, Disney+ and booze laws here in Tennessee and Georgia.
Publish Date: 11/21/2019
Tanner and Ian are reviewing and recapping episode 5 of HBO's Watchmen. Lots of answers and even more questions in this episode. But it looks like things are starting to come together.
Publish Date: 11/18/2019
This episode has a few members of the Barley Mob Home Brewers Association joining Tanner to try some of Brian Bender’s favorite beers… Gueze and Lambics. Riverside Wine and Spirits sent over some nice Belgian beers, even one going back to 2015. They’re also discussing Mill Creek’s bankruptcy announcement, atmospheric vs. conical pressure, and their event for Mainx24 to help benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank with beer, metal, and more beer.
Publish Date: 11/14/2019
Here’s the review and recap of HBO’s Watchmen episode 4, and the series up to this point. They get into some answers on possibly where Ozymandias is, who has him captive, glimpses of a fetus pond, who has Will, and more. Tune in, listen to theories, and look at where this giant enigma of a series is going. They’re also cracking into Dynamic Ale’s Barrel Aged Full Eclipse Stout that was brewed at Monkey Town Brewing and aged in a Chattanooga Whiskey barrel.
Download Episode 215B HBO’s Watchmen Ep. 4
Publish Date: 11/14/2019
Local comedian, Bridgette Martin comes by to drink a few beers on this episode. Her, Tanner, and Jared are discussing the Founders Brewing settlement, the Coca Cola Stage leaving Riverbend next year, and Tanner talks about the great beers down at the Heaven and Ale 2nd Anniversary Party this past weekend. About halfway through the episode surprise guest, Tim Shields, swings through and brings a couple tasty beers as well. This episode they’re drinking 4Hands Brewing Warp Perception, TrimTab’s Beach, Please, Gateway Kolsch from French Broad River Brewery, and The Fragile Kind from Aslin Beer Company.
Publish Date: 11/7/2019
Who’s watching The Watchmen? Tanner is, and he’s joined by local comic Ian Sharp. They’re going to be doing a few episodes as an off-shoot of episode 215 to break down HBO’s hottest new series. Is Will Reeves Hooded Justice? Is Ozymandias on Mars? Which way is up? Which way is down? Who knows… Tanner and Ian will try to break it down each week.
Publish Date: 11/4/2019
For this episode Tanner and Jared sat with Nathan Michaels from Five Wits Brewing Company to taste a few of their beers and talk the talk. They discuss the ever-growing beer community in Chattanooga, and how rising tides float all ships. They’re also discussing what it’s like to crank out a roster of your beer for an opening in a mere 8 weeks, and Nathan gives the low-down on their incredible food and their R&D Kitchen.
Publish Date: 10/31/2019
You know the guys here love not only beer but also some stories from a galaxy far far away. So here it is, the annual Star Wars episode. They’re drinking Stone Brewing’s 2019 Woot Stout, and a few other tasty dessert beers. All while they’re breaking down expectations and theories on The Rise of Skywalker, breaking down the upcoming The Mandalorian, and they listen to a fandom rant from Freddie Prinze Jr.
Download Episode 213 - The Star Wars Episode
Publish Date: 10/24/2019
This episode of the podcast was recorded live at Riverside Wine and Spirits. Their resident beer guy, Tommy Lape joins Tanner, along with their spirits director, Chase to talk about about the future of beer, seltzers, Five Wits Brewing, Hershey’s collaborating with Yuengling, and more. They’re drinking Monday Night Brewing’s Breakfast Ante Meridiem, Fonteinen Oude Gueze, Koji Gold, and Oozelfinch Sour Not Stirred.
Publish Date: 10/17/2019
Local comedian Donnie Marsh comes by to have a few dessert sours and talk about the upcoming Lookout Comedy Festival. They’re also talking about the massive fire last week on Amnicola Highway, and the recent shooting at Coyote Jacks in downtown Chattanooga.
Publish Date: 10/10/2019
Scott Samuels, the resident Brew Chatt movie guy, joins along with local comedian and actor, Jimmy Sowell. They do a deep dive down the entertainment rabbit-hole and drink some of Tanner’s favorite beers… since it’s his birthday. They’re also discussing a German court ruling hangovers an illness as well.
Publish Date: 9/27/2019
Tori Fyfe and Mike Wann from The Safelight District, a local community darkroom, join in on this episode to drink a few beers that Tanner brought back from Florida. They’re also discussing the recent water main burst of Friday the 13th, and Ballast Point closing yet another location.
Publish Date: 9/20/2019
Host of The Bitch Beer Podcast, Caroline King, sat down with Tanner to have a few beers from Chattanooga and the Atlanta area. They discuss working at Cold Stone Creamery back in the day, starting beer podcasts, and how their podcasts were conceived.
Publish Date: 9/11/2019
This episode has local comedian Bridgette Martin joining to drink some ciders, some fruited sours, and a delicious chocolate cake stout from Westbrook Brewing Company. They’re also talking about this new film Good Boys which is essentially Superbad with prepubescents, and how it’s not a great concept. They also discuss how local businesses can screw each over, shitty jobs,and Bridgette clues us in to some of the local events coming up at the Comedy Catch and other hot spots.
Download Episode 207 - Bridgette Martin
Publish Date: 9/6/2019
This episode has local photographer, Jamie Smialek, joining the fray for this episode. She runs Our Ampersand Photography and is here to talk all about photography, the new ransomware attack on Canon cameras, hard seltzers, and the summer of the claw.
Download Episode 206 - Jamie Smialek
Publish Date: 8/30/2019
Jason Bowers, Co-owner of Bitter Alibi and Daily Ration joins the podcast this week to drink some of the new Brewski beers from Double Cola. They’re also drinking some Southern Grist, and 4 Hands Brewing beers.
Download Episode 205 - Jason Bowers
Publish Date: 8/23/2019
This episode was recorded live at the Brew Market & Beer Garden on Riverside Drive. Jared and Tanner are discussing Natty Light’s foray into hard seltzers, The Matrix, Florida, and Yazoo Brewing’s Embrace the Funk series.
Download Episode 204 - The Scorcher
Publish Date: 8/16/2019
Joseph Donovan joins this week to drink one hell of a crazy beer that turns tongues blue. He’s also giving a bit of insight into his new podcast coming down the pipe, as well as discussing some of the more shady business practices around Chattanooga. Other than that they’re drinking some Bearded Iris and Wiseacre beers.
View Joseph’s previous episode here.
Download Episode 203 - Joseph Donovan
Publish Date: 8/8/2019
Better late than never, episode 202 has finally dropped. Scott swings by to talk all about Comic Con. They’re discussing Marvel news, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and more. Scott and Tanner also got a chance to see Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and they’re also reviewing that. Spoiler alert in that department…. even though we don’t think you could really spoil it.
Download Episode 202 - Comic Con
Publish Date: 8/3/2019
This week has local artist JW Butts aka Muteon, pronounced “mute-on”. The guys are drinking hard ciders while Muteon talks about his new installation at Hamilton Place Mall, Inside Out Land. They also touch on Facebook and Instagram’s new policies on alcohol and tobacco related content, aliens, and more.
Checkout the previous episode with Muteon here.
Download Episode 201 - JW Butts aka Muteon
Publish Date: 7/26/2019
The big 2-0-0 is here guys! Tanner and Jared are drinking a delicious juicy pale ale, and celebrating 200 episodes. They’re talking about Spider Man a bit, the little fella that is The Bagel Boss. Is there going to be a Top Golf in East Ridge? Oh yeah, they discuss that too!
Publish Date: 7/19/2019
This week, Mike Ballard from the ChattaBrew Tour comes by the studio to talk about starting up a beer bus business, Chattanooga’s rapidly changing beer scene, and his travels. For those that don’t know, Mike spent the past year travelling the world with his wife Angela and trying beers from every continent. At least the ones that have beers…. looking at you Antarctica.
Download Episode 199 - ChattaBrew Tour
Publish Date: 7/11/2019
This episode Tanner is drinking a couple tasty day drinking beers and then a delicious stout from Monday Night Brewing. But he’s also breaking down Marvel’s Spiderman Far From Home. Which was not only a huge step forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but an incredible film as well.
Publish Date: 7/5/2019
This episode the Brew Chatt crew is discussing Corona’s new strategy on minimizing packaging with their stack-able six pack cans. They’re also getting in to this story about Germans defeating some neo-nazi’s by buying up every drop of their town’s beer. Kona Brewing could potentially buy you a free six pack if you have purchased their beer in the past few years, via a new law suit. Then finally they’re giving their thoughts on Tennessee’s new “mobile device” usage laws, and what it may mean for Tennesseans down the road.
Publish Date: 6/28/2019
You all know that Riverside Wine & Spirits sponsors the show. This week their beer guy himself, Tommy Lape, is in the studio to slam a huge roster of beers. They’ve got Rye Whiskey barrel aged beers, Bourbon barrel aged beers, Yazoo’s Open, and way more. They’re also discussing OJ Simpson getting on Twitter, and the new Joker film.
Download Episode 196 - Tommy Lape
Publish Date: 6/20/2019
This episode is introducing Scott Samuels, who is the homebrew guy at Beverage World as well as a local comic. Scott will be joining Brew Chatt in the future to help break down movies and TV, and this episode he brings a bit of movie news along. They’re talking about X-Men Dark Phoenix, if Ballast Point is the first sign in the craft beer bubble bursting, and how we learned to like beer to start with.
Download Episode 195 - Scott Samuels
Publish Date: 6/13/2019
Eric and Tanner went and saw Godzilla King of the Monsters a few days ago, simply to bring you this spoiler filled review. They’re also drinking a delicious Maple Stout from Hi-Wire Brewing, and Jared is back for this episode bringing in some tasty session-able meads from the Georgia Renaissance Festival.
Publish Date: 6/7/2019
Chris Hill, host of Comedy Tap Take-over at Hutton and Smith, joins this week to talk about comedy, home-brewing, and Berliner Weiss beers. This is also the inaugural episode of the new podcast setup.
Download Episode 193 - Chris Hill
Publish Date: 5/30/2019
Stephanie Sutton from Cherokee Distributing rolls through the studio this week to talk all about contract breweries and beers. Kroger, Wal-mart, Aldi, and more all have exclusive beers, brewed only for them. So this week it’s getting broken down, and it ties in to the loss of the illustrious Rockdale Light.
Publish Date: 5/17/2019
This episode has local comedian Bryant Smith joining to talk about The Untapped Beer Festival and how it may have ended up as the Fyre Festival of beer fests, Ed Gein, and drink some delicious Southern Grist and Urban Artifact beers.
Download Episode 191 - Bryant Smith
Publish Date: 5/9/2019
The Endgame is here. So here’s Tanner’s completely spoiler filled review. Be sure to have seen the film before tuning into this episode, as it will most definitely spoil it for you. These past 11 years have been an incredible journey, and it is truly amazing what Kevin Feige and the team at Marvel have accomplished. Watch the video on Youtube and Facebook.
Publish Date: 5/2/2019
Matthew Paul Revere and his guitarist Marvin Shrum join in for episode 189. They are local musicians that harken back to a time of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. They join Tanner and Jared to talk about corn updates, Weyerbacher filing chapter 11, and they learn about Retronasaling.
Publish Date: 4/26/2019
This episode has local comics Natasha Ferrier & Ethan McFall cracking into a few beers with Tanner. They talk about Ballast Point Brewing closing a few locations, Naturdays, and a possible new Y2K situation. They’re also giving us the lowdown on the Brew Chatt Comedy Tour.
Publish Date: 4/21/2019
This week we’ve got Eric McGaffic from the Brew Market and Beer Garden swinging by to talk all about Brew Skies. Eric recently helped Tanner brew his first beer, a deliciously chocolate dessert stout, which will be debuted at Brew Skies. They also discuss Chattanooga’s profane street preacher and Tanner tells you why you shouldn’t truck Chattanooga Parking Authority’s Park Mobile App.
They’re drinking: Trail Magic 15, Star Hill’s Love, and Can-O-Bliss from Oskar Blues.
Publish Date: 4/12/2019
Local comedian Jimmy Sowell comes by the studio to drink a deliciously vanilla IPA, Dragon Yum Yums from Dogfish Head, and a Ping Pong Cider.
Download Episode 186 - Jimmy Sowell
Publish Date: 4/1/2019
This episode Tanner and Jared catch up on some much needed movie news such as Avengers Endgame, and Toy Story 4. They are also taking their first foray of the year into spring seasonals and drinking a delicious neopolitan milk stout.
Download Episode 185 - Neopolitano
Publish Date: 3/21/2019
Local comedians Ethan McFall and Reed Landry make a stop by the studio to talk about how ridiculous R. Kelly is, drink some hoppy IPAs and there’s also a followup on Founders Brewing’s racial debacle.
Publish Date: 3/16/2019
Tanner and Jared’s original co-host, Alan Carey drops in for this episode to try a Tennessee Brew Works Beer with the face of Tim Shields on the bottle. They’re discussing this new Game of Thrones trailer, give an update on the Corntroversy, and the Rockdale Light shortage.
Download Episode 183 - Alan Carey Returns!
Publish Date: 3/7/2019
This episode has local comics Donnie Marsh and Charles Newby swinging by the studio. Donnie is telling us about The Lookout Comedy Festival and talks about submissions that are upcoming, and he tells us a bit about his show “Chatt Talk Tonight”. They’re also doing a comparison tasting between the Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout vs. The Barrel Aged French Toast Imperial Stout.
Publish Date: 3/1/2019
Tori Fyfe and Jet Smith join this week to talk all about their new Chattanooga area community darkroom, Safelight District. They’re talking with Tanner and Jared about the transition into mirrorless cameras, analog film, and the wonder of Lincoln Logs.
Publish Date: 2/22/2019
This week Tanner is joined by local musician Lori Button, who is not country, not rock and roll, not death metal, and not rap. They’re talking about the various aspects of Social Media and it’s negative impacts, living in Florida, being a musician in various cities, and this new Cannibus here in town. She also plays a couple of her deliciously dreamy jams.
Download Episode 179 - Lori Button
Publish Date: 2/14/2019
Local comedian Jon Eick swings by the show to give a pretty interesting take on the whole “Corntroversy” that’s been introduced by Bud Light during The Superbowl. They also discuss how he got into doing stand up comedy, top “old man beers” and how quickly Chattanooga is coming up.
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Publish Date: 2/14/2019
Local comics Dave Hannah and Matt Harris swing by the studio drink drink a few pale ales and one very special maple syrup beer from Wicked Weed Brewing. They’re talking about “punt-fest 2019” otherwise known as The Superbowl, and getting into the corn syrup in beer debate that Budweiser has cranked up.
Publish Date: 2/8/2019
Dawn Hjelseth of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club joins this week to tell us all about Brew Skies, a local beer festival taking place in April down at The Chattanooga Choo Choo. Tanner lays out an in depth fan theory on Ace Ventura, and they discuss this outrageous snow storm we recently received.
If you’re a home-brewer who wants their beer in Brew Skies, be sure to sign up here.
Publish Date: 2/1/2019
Stephanie Sutton from Cherokee Distributing and Tim Shields from Tennessee Brew Works are in the studio this week to pound some hop water. Literally. Stephanie brings several of the brews on Cherokee’s distribution list, and some that aren’t. Which would include Lagunitas’ new hop water seltzer-like (non-alcoholic) drink, which was delicious by the way. They’re also cracking open Wiseacre’s new Astronaut Status. They’re discussing some of their worst hangovers, local beers at The Mercedez Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and Budweiser putting nutrition labels on their cans.
Publish Date: 1/25/2019
The host of Chatt Talk Tonight at The Palace Theater, Donnie Marsh, is in the studio this week. He joins Tanner and Jared to drink a few Pale Ales and talk about how the government shut down is affecting beer business, Chilis, and how shitty music videos used to be. Don’t miss his show, Chatt Talk Tonight at The Palace Theater on January 19th.BeersTailgate Brewing | Moose Lodge Hazy IPABack Forty Beer Company | Freckle Belly IPAGrimm Ales | Galaxy Pop!
Download Episode 175 - Donnie Marsh
Publish Date: 1/16/2019
For the first episode of 2019…. Ian Sharp and Donnie Award-Winning Comedian Bryant Smith are in the studio to drink some new pale ales and a cream ale. But this also begins the 2019 Chicken Showdown where, with the help of Ian and Bryant, they will be determining who in Chattanooga has the best fried chicken. But along with the boxes of cooked birds, they’re also discussing the new Netflix Original, Bird Box.BeersMontucky Cold Snack LagerFat Bottom Brewing Knockout IPAFarmer Ted’s Cream Ale
Publish Date: 1/11/2019
Here’s the end of the year Beer-Cap episode. Homebrewers and long time veterans of the show, Brian Bender and Connor Choate join Tanner and Jared to break down some of the near misses and the successes of the past year. They’re talking about historic styles, Connor has a list of “Get up off its” and they’ve got a whole roster of tasty beers to drink.
Publish Date: 12/19/2018
This week Tim Shields from Tennessee Brew Works and Jordan McCay from Naked River Brewing join the party. Tim brings the new sweet potato stout from TN Brew Works and they’re talking about a new beer that helps support the people affected by the California wildfires and how TN Brew Works has a beer that is brewed with all Tennessee grain.
Publish Date: 12/14/2018
Local comedians Bridgette Martin and Morgan Gray come in to help Tanner and Jared drink some beers, including some Crooked Stave Raspberry Sour and Terrapin’s Moo Hoo. They’re also talking about Mainx24 and some of Chattanooga’s most over-rated or most over-priced restaurants.Check out Improv vs. Standup on December 15th and Naughty Mrs. Claus on December 16th. Beers:Terrapin | Moo HooCrooke Stave | Petite Raspberry SourMile Wide Beer Co.| Idlewild Session IPA
Publish Date: 12/7/2018
Local comics Natasha Ferrier and Ethan McFall swing by to drink a few beers and talk about being a cat man. They talk about some of the upcoming comedy shows including the first annual Donnies Award Show and they discuss Pabst and Miller settling their dispute.
Publish Date: 12/4/2018
Barley Taproom’s event coordinator and bar-keep, Heather Jackson, swings by to drink some Florida and winter beers. She talks about some of the great upcoming events as well as the weekly recurring events. They also discuss Spam, Mainx24, and break into some holiday seasonals for the first time this year.BeersAnderson Valley | Winter Solstice Seasonal AleKona Brewing | Fire Rock Pale AlePersimmon Hollow | Daytona Dirty BlondeRidgeway Brewing | Lump of Coal Dark Holiday Stout
Publish Date: 11/29/2018
Local homebrewer and longtime guest of the show join Tanner and Jared in this episode. They’ve got a few special beers to try, and they talk some of their Mainx24 plans and Tanner tries a hot sauce made from a few peppers that nearly killed him the first time.
Download Episode 168 - Brian Bender
Publish Date: 11/28/2018
This week the fine gentlemen from One of Chattanooga’s newest breweries, Naked River Brewing Company join Tanner and Jared in the studio to party it up and talk about and drink about their Pilsner, River Pale, and Moon Pie Stout and Nate tells us about submarines.
Download Episode 167 - Naked River Brewing
Publish Date: 11/15/2018
This week, Strat Parrot of Juncture (TheJuncture.com) joins Tanner and Jared in the studio to tell us about Jeff Styles and his new podcast over at FredPodcast.com. Strat also helps with the Tono/Chattanooga Sister Cities program and tells us a bit about Literary Ink, a Harry Potter and Tattoo themed convention here in Chattanooga, TN that he has been building an Olivander’s Wand shop for. They’re drinking and discussing Brown Ales.Beers:Hi-Wire Brewing | Bed of Nails Brown AleStarr Hill Brewing | Last Leaf Maple Brown AleWild Heaven Brewing | Nitrode Nitro Coffee Brown Ale
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Publish Date: 11/11/2018
Eric McGaffic from the Brew Market and Beer Garden, and Kirby Garrison from Monkey Town Brewing Company are in the studio for a big Halloween bottle share episode. They’re drinking a whole mess of beers including some saisons, an surprisingly fruity winter beer and a few beers that Jared has been aging for a bit.
Publish Date: 11/2/2018
This week local Chattanooga comedian Bridgette Martin swings by to drink a delicious pumpkin beer from New Belgium and to try Ommegang’s Queen of Dragons Game of Thrones Kriek. They’re discussing horror films, Scofflaw Brewing’s Trump kerfuffle, and David Schwimmer.
You can find Bridgette Performing at Once A Month Comedy this Saturday.
Download Episode 164 - Bridgette Martin
Publish Date: 10/26/2018
Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Southern Brewers Festival 2017
Natasha Ferrier and Grace Holtz from Once A Month Comedy are back on the podcast this week. They’re sitting down with Tanner and Jared to drink a few Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers. They’re also discussing the closing of Moccasin Bend Brewing Company, A racial lawsuit that Founders Brewing has found themselves in, and they try to doll out some relationship advice.
Publish Date: 10/21/2018
Ian Sharpe and Bryant Smith who run Adventure Fight, a comedy based live Dungeons and Dragons game, swing by the studio to talk about their show, and The Lookout Comedy Festival. It’s time for pumpkin beers and Oktoberfest beers this month, so they’re drinking on a few of those.
Publish Date: 10/10/2018
Ian Sharp and Bryant Smith who run Adventure Fight, a comedy based live Dungeons and Dragons game, swing by the studio to talk about their show, and The Lookout Comedy Festival. It’s time for pumpkin beers and Oktoberfest beers this month, so they’re drinking on a few of those.
Publish Date: 10/10/2018
This week Tanner and Jared are back, and they’re finally diving into Oktoberfest beers and Pumpkin inspired beers. They’ve been holding off since the season prematurely began back in August and now that it is finally October, it is finally time for Oktoberfests.
Publish Date: 10/5/2018
This episode Tanner and Jared decided to swing by Riverside Wine and Spirits and pick out a couple bombers each. They mostly ended up being Pale Ales, but there was a very interesting Saison on the back end of the docket. They’re discussing the ax-throwing bar a bit more, The Great American Beer Festival, and telling a few stories of crazy high-school teachers.
Download Episode 160 - Just Hosts
Publish Date: 9/28/2018
This week Jason Bowers, the owner of Bitter Alibi, The Fix, and The Daily Ration is joining the boys in the studio to drink some Strawgator, Stone Scorpion Bowl, and Oddstory’s canned Oktoberfest. We’re also talking about what it takes to be a restaurant mogul, how high he might build up his restaurant stack that is Bitter Alibi and The Fix. We talk about the anti-hangover drinks Tony gave them a few weeks back, and find out what Tanner thinks of the original premiere episode of Brew Chatt these days, spoiler alert, he cringes.
Download Episode 159 - Jason Bowers
Publish Date: 9/24/2018
Joseph Donovan is in the studio this week to talk about project of his called Kokbloc. An AI that he has taught to recognize unsolicited genitalia images aka “dick-pics”. He has accrued over 100 gigabytes of image data to help hone his AI, and hopes to progress it to help protect people from unwanted sexual images and to help protect underage cellphone users. He joins Tanner and Jared to discuss his app and drink a few Golden and Blonde Ales. They’re also talking about video games, crazy tales from Murfreesboro, and weird Canadian Maple syrup and soap smuggling cartels.
Download Episode 158 - Joseph Donovan
Publish Date: 9/17/2018
Parker Allen, a long time friend of Tanner’s swings by the studio to drink a few Japanese and American Lagers and talk about Tono, Japan. Parker has lived in Japan for the last decade or so, and has helped facilitate the Chattanooga-Tono Sister Cities Project. In doing so he got involved with Tono Brewing and Tono Hops.
Download Episode 157 - Parker Allen
Publish Date: 9/13/2018
Local beer black belt, and Cicerone Tony Giannasi joins Tanner and Jared on this episode of the podcast for an extreme gauntlet of brews. They knew he would be bringing something special, but hot damn, if he didn't nearly bring an entire cellar with him. They crack into around 20 different beers and cap it off with a small celebratory Sam Adams Utopias.
Download Episode 156 - Tony Giannasi
Publish Date: 9/7/2018
Donnie Marsh swings through the studio to drink some thick and cloudy IPAs and tell us all about The Lookout Comedy Festival coming up in October. He also tells us about his upcoming show Chatt Talk Tonight.Drinking:D9 Brewing | Carrington Event450 North Brewing | Juice BusterBallast Point Brewing | Aloha Sculpin IPASouthern Grist Brewing | Thrice Berry Hill
Download Episode 155 - Donnie Marsh
Publish Date: 9/6/2018
This week local home-brewer Brian Bender joins the podcast to drink one of his favorite beers and to promote his new podcast, Say Your Truth, found right here at Brew Chatt. Not only were the beers tasty, but they're also discussing Chai Spice and what the hell it is, The Fuggetaboutit Home Brew Competition, Cream Ales, and going through a few shows we've been watching recently like Fear the Walking Dead and Black Sails.
Download Episode 154 - Brian Bender
Publish Date: 8/30/2018
This week Tanner and Jared are joins by local artist, Alecia Vera Buckles. She makes dope art, has dope beer lapel pins for sale, and curates and manages the Bazaar portion of The Palace Picture House. When not doing that she's watching Black Mirror, Friends, or working in her studio. All of which, gets discussed on this episode of the podcast.Beers:
Download Episode 153 - Alecia Vera Buckles
Publish Date: 8/24/2018
Local comedian Bridgette Martin is on this episode of the podcast. Tanner and Jared have a few fruity beers and a Cider to drink. They're talking about Jenji Kohan, Magic the Gathering, and some recent shows that have caught their attention.
You can find Bridgette at Gypsy Circus Cider Company along with Dave Hannah on August 31st.
Publish Date: 8/17/2018
Local artist and designer Justin Butts aka Muteon comes in for this episode along with his friend Scott Porbanski. They're drinking gluten free beers and talking about everything from being a creative professional to really bad dates.
You can check out some of Muteon's art and grab a few beers on August 24th, 2018 down at Chattanooga Brewing Company as they debut their new outdoor beer garden and it's only $15 for two beers and a raffle ticket.
Download Episode 152 - Justin Butts (Muteon)
Publish Date: 8/17/2018
Local Chattanooga comedians Ethan McFall and Dave Hannah drop in on the show this week. Ethan hosts an open-mic night at Barley Taproom and Dave hosts one at Moccasin Bend Brewing Company. This episode is focused on trying to figure out what the hell a blood orange is and attempting to isolate the flavor in various beers.
Check out the Rail and Hops Brewers FestivalBeers:Austin East Ciders | Blood Orange CiderDogfish Head | Flesh & Blood IPAMonday Night Brewing | Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPAFull Sail | Blood Orange Wheat Ale4 Sons Brewing | Land of Hopportunity Blood Orange IPA Download Episode 150 - Ethan McFall & Dave Hannah
Publish Date: 8/10/2018
On the second return episode Tanner and Jared sit down with Steven Disbrow, Kevin Bartolomucci, and Ashley Haddock from Improv Chattanooga. They're drinking a delicious mango milkshake IPA and a great farmhouse ale from Garr's Brewing. They're discussing who their favorite Batman is, and trying to make some sense of the recent drama with the Chattanooga Football Club (CFC).Beers:Garr's Beer Co. | Citrus Pepper Farmhouse AleHonkey Tonk Brewing | Mango Milkshake Green Bench Brewing | Happy Hermit International Pale Ale
Download Episode 149 - Improv Chattanooga
Publish Date: 8/3/2018
Tanner and Jared are back with part one of a double episode return. They've been away for a whole month and are catching up in this episode. They're discussing Marvel's Antman & The Wasp, Tomb Raider, and talking about what they've been up to with their one month off. They also delve into the deliciousness that is the Stone Brewing Woot Stout.
Download Episode 148 - We're Back, Like That Dinosaur Movie
Publish Date: 8/3/2018
This week Tanner and Jared gather together to drink a pretty incredible docket full of beer. They also discuss Hutton and Smith's anniversary party from this past weekend, the constantly changing world of camera technology, and they follow up on the discussion of racism and accents from last week. But the end the episode with their best attempt to decode what we just say happen in Westworld Season 2.
Reminder: This is the last episode of the podcast until the first week of August.
Publish Date: 6/29/2018
This week Grace and Natasha from Once A Month Comedy are back. They’re drinking some Belgian Tripels and a delicious Saison. Tanner poses an interesting song lyric he heard on the radio, and then they discuss whether or not accents are racist.
Publish Date: 6/23/2018
Local musician Nick Lutsko, and local comics Bridgette Martin and Morgan Gray on on the podcast this week to talk about everything from Lord of the Rings to Cannibalism while drinking a delicious Imperial Ale from Nantahala Brewing and a few other tasty brews.
Publish Date: 6/15/2018
Kate Robertson runs A Thought and a Half and she has a new podcast called The Nooga Belle, and she's joining Tanner and Jared this episode to tell us about quite the journey she has had. She has sat down for the past two months and acquainted herself with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in order to catch up in time for Avengers Infinity War. That's right, she knocked out 10 years of movies in two months, just so she could have the floor torn out from under her by Thanos himself. On the beer front, the boys in brew are drinking some summer slammers.Beer: Summer SlammersNantahala Brewing | Trail Magic #14New Heights Brewing | PilsnerJackalope Brewing | 7 CitiesSweetwater Brewing | Tropical Lovers BerlinerDogfish Head Brewing | Namaste
Download Episode 144 - Marvel Retrospective with Kate Robertson
Publish Date: 6/7/2018
This week local home brewer, Connor Choate, and Tim Shields from Heaven & Ale Brewing join Tanner and Jared this week to drink a large variety of saisons. Including an incredible "Forest" saison that was foraged and brewed by Connor. But they don't stop with saisons, Tim brings Heaven & Ale's Blueberry Kush and Class Dismissed New England Pale Ale. They also discuss the best Hispanic food in town, and some of the breweries that are in the greater Chattanooga Area.Beer:Wild Heaven Beer | White BlackbirdCambridge Brewing Co. | Working Class HeroYazoo Brewing | Saison De BoisUnibroue | A Tout Le Monde Megadeth
Publish Date: 5/31/2018
This episode Tanner is joined by local comics Bridgette Martin and Matt Harris. Bridgette tells us about her comedy brunch coming up at The Comedy Catch on June 2nd, and they discuss dumb things that were said when they were children, Green Flash Beer going under, and some great new documentaries they've been watching.Beers:Green Flash Brewing | Passion Fruit KickerBells Brewing | OberonChristian Moerlein | Strawberry Pig Cream AleBlake's Hard Cider | Wake FireRhinegeist Brewing | Press TartRhinegeist Brewing | Bubbles Rose AleFull Sail Brewing | Blood Orange Wheat AleNew Belgium Brewing | Tartastic Strawberry Lemon AleNew Belgium Brewing | Tartastic Rasberry Lime Ale
Download Episode 142 - Bridgette Martin & Matt Harris
Publish Date: 5/25/2018
This episode has Tanner and Jared heading down to The Palace Theater and Bazaar to have some drinks with the ladies in charge, Rose Cox and Alecia Vera Buckles. It's always a fun time when Rose is on, and this time she brought her partner in crime and they mix up some beer cocktails.
Publish Date: 5/21/2018
This week Tanner and Jared are getting together immediately after viewing Avengers Infinity War to talk about one of the biggest movie events in history. Tanner points out glaring similarities between Thanos and Tony Stark, we discuss the film, the future possibilities of the MCU, and where we go from here. SPOILERS are about in this episode so DO NOT listen until you've seen Avengers Infinity War.BEERS:Finch Beer Company | Hardcore Chimera Imperial IPACollective Arts Brewing | Mash Up the JamCollective Arts Brewing | Gose brewed with currant and Himalayan salt
Publish Date: 5/10/2018
Tanner and Jared are joined by Dave Hannah, a local comic that you can find running Moccasin Bend Brewery's Open Mic Night, and actor, battle-rapper Jimmy Sowell. They're trying to not discuss Infinity War, while drinking a few of Tanner's favorite beers from episodes past, as well as a couple new ones.
Publish Date: 5/3/2018
Natasha and Grace from Once A Month Comedy come back bringing along their friend and colleague, Ethan. Jared has to sit this one out, but Tanner and the gang discusses some of the worst dates they have been on in their lifetimes. Tanner relives one of the strangest and most aggressive dates he has ever been on, and they drink some very welcomed lagers.
Publish Date: 5/1/2018
This week Donnie Marsh of Chatt Talk Tonight joins Tanner and Jared to drink some fairly hefty beers. One coming in at a solid 13% ABV, it isn't something they expected. Donnie gives his side of the date with Grace Holtz from Once A Month Comedy and talks about a new comedy festival he's bringing to the city.
Publish Date: 4/26/2018
For Episode 135, Tanner and Jared are headed out of the studio and getting a sneak peak at the new Brew Market and Beer Garden opening up on Riverside Drive. They talk with the manager Eric McGaffic about what it takes to get a brew market opened quickly, what started him home-brewing, and Ace Ventura.
Publish Date: 4/19/2018
Tanner and Jared are joined by the Queen of The Palace herself, Rose Cox. She finally explains what Mexican hot chocolate is and tells us all about The Palace Theater. They also discuss Hitler's failed art career, and they are drinking some deliciously new beers that have been hitting shelves in the Chattanooga area.
Publish Date: 4/12/2018
Rob Quinn of Driveway Brew Works, Natalie Cook of The Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club, and Brian Bender of The Barley Mob Brewers, join Tanner and Jared this week to talk about any last minute news about Brew Skies. They also discuss a recall on Stella Artois along with the Taco and Tequila festival that was in town this past weekend.Get Tickets for Brew Skies 2018!Beers:Wiseacre | Tiny BombCollective Arts | Ransack the Universe Hemisphere IPALagunitas | Dark Swan Sour AleOmmegang | Hennepin Saison AleBrasserie De La Senne Brussels | Double Saison
Download Episode 133 - Rob Quinn from Driveway Brew Works, Natalie Cook, and Brian Bender
Publish Date: 4/5/2018
Natasha Ferrier and Grace Holtz from Once A Month return this week to talk about the Fifty Shades movies, and cults including all this crazy shenanigans with the NXIVM cult, all while they pop Grace's high gravity beer - cherry.Beers:Knee Deep Brewing Company | Imperial TanillaTailgate Brewing Company | Might Unicorn Double IPAStone Brewing | Totalitarian Imperial Russian StoutEffin Awesome Imperial Lager Download Episode 132 - Natasha Ferrier & Grace Holtz from Once A Month
Publish Date: 3/29/2018
Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby, two local comics, join Tanner and Jared this week to drink creamy stouts. They also discuss the weird stipulations for admittance to Cinema One, The Predator, and more.Beers:Stone Brewing | XocovezaGuinness | Draught & 200th Anniversary Export StoutGarr's Brewing | Red Vanilla PorterTurtle Anarchy Brewing | Portly Stout
Publish Date: 3/22/2018
This episode Tanner and Jared are joined by local comedian and host of Chatt Talk Tonight, Donnie Marsh. They drink some of Highland Brewing's newer beers, and discuss the insane sport of Buzkashi. They discuss some of their favorite late night talk show hosts and Donnie talks about his upcoming late night show, Chatt Talk Tonight.Beers:Cerveza De Los Muertos | Queen of the Night Pale AleCerveza De Los Muertos | Death Becomes You Amber AleAtwater Brewing | Dirty BlondeHighland Brewing | ImperiumHighland Brewing | Southern SixerHighland Brewing | Black Mocha Stout
Download Episode 130 - Donnie Marsh
Publish Date: 3/15/2018
Jacqui Helbert and Fendall Fulton join Tanner and Jared this week to talk about how religion can be misused to control and abuse people. Jacqui tells about her interesting story of growing up in a strict church environment, and how she got out of it.Beers:Clown Shoes Brewing | Space Cake Double IPALittle Harpeth Brewing | Chicken Scratch American PilsnerTurtle Anarchy Brewing | Another Way to Rye IPAHutton & Smith Brewing | The Good Schist American Pale Ale
Publish Date: 3/8/2018
Natasha Ferrier and Grace Holtz from "Once A Month", a monthly all female comedy show, are here to hang out and drink a few beers with Tanner and Jared. They dive deep into a blonde and golden ale, and then they have some Bearded Iris on the docket. They talk to Natasha and Grace about what how it is performing comedy in front of your parents, body hair grooming, and more.Beers:Mother Earth Brewing Company | Born Blonde AleWild Heaven Beer | Invocation Belgian Style Golden AleBearded Iris Brewing | Offbeat Double IPA
Publish Date: 3/5/2018
Natalie Cook from the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and The Brew Skies Festival joins Tanner and Jared this episode. They discuss the various home-brews and breweries that will be at the festival, when tickets go on sale, and everything else you need to know. She also discusses how The Rotary Club has helped kick polio's ass, which everyone can all be thankful for.
Download Episode 127 - Let's Go to BelgiumBeers:Fuck Art - The Heathens Are Coming | To ØlGose To Hollywood | To Øl1809 Berliner Weisse | Professor Fritz Briem
Publish Date: 3/1/2018
This week the boys are back and they're singling out hops, including El Dorado, Azacca, Centennial, and Galaxy hops. Tanner and Jared have a load of single-hopped IPAs and they're breaking them down. They also recently visited the new pour your own beer bar in town, American Draft, and they have lots to tell you about that.
They also discuss what can give a beer a plastic or rubbery taste.
Below is from the MoreBeer website:
Plastic, Vinyl, Iodine
Using chlorinated tap water to brew or rinse equipment is the most common cause
for plastic-like or medicinal flavors. Medicinal flavors can also be the result of using
cleanser or sanitizer that is chlorine or iodine based. Some wild yeast will contribute
to a similar medicinal taste.
How to Avoid:
Don’t use chlorinated water to brew or to rinse equipment that will come into contact
with the beer. If chlorinated water must be used, use a water filter that removes
chlorine or boil the water for 15 minutes and then cool to room temperature to force
out any chlorine that may be present. Always use the recommended amount and
concentrations of sanitizers. Most sanitizers will not cause any off flavors when used
properly. When using bleach, use one-half ounce per gallon of water, let equipment
soak for 10 minutes and always rinse with sanitized (pre-boiled) water.”
Download Episode 126 - Train Car or Train Wreck
Publish Date: 2/22/2018
It's the 2 year anniversary of The Brew Chatt Podcast, so Tanner and Jared are celebrating! They have a few select IPAs and they're talking about The Netflix Original Film, The Cloverfield Paradox, viral marketing and Monkeytown Brewing in Dayton. Tanner was up there earlier in the day filming and had an incredible experience.Beers:Star Hill Brewing | Northern Lights IPARogue | Six Hop IPABelhaven Brewery | Twisted Thistle IPAThe Wild Beer Company | Evolver IPADogfish Head | Liquid Truth Serum IPA
Download Episode 125 - It's Our Birthday!
Publish Date: 2/15/2018
Jeremy Howard swings by this week to join us and brings with him a delicious beer he's been aging for a year or two, as well as some tales of the road. He discusses what it's like to party like a rockstar for a couple of days with actual rockstars.
Publish Date: 2/15/2018
Natasha Ferrier and Grace Holtz from "Once A Month" join Tanner and Jared for this episode of the Brew Chatt Podcast. Natasha and Grace have an all women comedy show debuting at The Palace Theater on February 24th at 9PM with other female comedians such as Nashville's Laura Peek, Pensacola's Brynne Ruff, Atlanta's Jen Lenny and more! They join the crew this week to drink stouts and browns as they talk about everything...literally everything.
Be sure to lock in your tickets for their show for February 24th!Beers:New Holland Brewing | Dragon's Milk ReserveHi-Wire Brewing | StrongmanMantra Brewing | Guru Gish Milk Stout
Publish Date: 2/8/2018
Wasley Schultz joins Tanner and Jared on the podcast to drink Lagers and discuss Chattanooga Brewing Company, BMX, Logan Paul, Skiing accidents, and Youtube Monetization.
Publish Date: 2/1/2018
Tanner, Jared, and Alan enjoy a delicious Bootsy American Sour Ale from Green Man Brewery out of Asheville, North Carolina while discussing Star Wars The Last Jedi.
LISTEN WITH CAUTION, SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI.
Publish Date: 12/22/2017
For this episode Kate Robertson is filling in for Alan and joining Tanner and Jared to drink more Christmas and Winter beers and a few special beers from Green Man Brewing.
Publish Date: 12/22/2017
Tanner, Jared, and Alan begin their deep dive into Christmas, Holiday, and Winter beers. They also discuss the Disney/Fox buyout and lay out their expectations for Star Wars The Last Jedi.
Download Episode 114 - Tis the Season
Publish Date: 12/18/2017
This week Jared, Alan, and Tanner drink several beers from various parts of the globe and wind up back here on North American soil with some great Canadian beers. They also discuss childhood juice drinks and the wondrous place that is essentially franchised Indiana Jones.... World Market.
Publish Date: 12/11/2017
Stephanie Lallement from Ballast Point Brewing joins Tanner, Jared, and Alan on their return episode from Thanksgiving. She brings several of Ballast's delicious beers, including one that hadn't been had here in town quite yet.
Publish Date: 12/1/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan have lots of beers on the docket. They have some gifts from Brian Bender, and some other beers from a newly found brewery, Phantom Horse Brewing in Rock Spring, Georgia. They're also talking a bit about Star Wars, the newly announced Lord of the Rings show, and Thor Ragnarok.Beers
Download Episode 110 - Lotso Beers and Thor Ragnarok
Publish Date: 11/15/2017
Heather Leigh Holt joins Tanner and Jared for a few beers on this episode of The Brew Chatt Podcast. Heather is a musician and the host of Chattanooga Open-Mic Spotlight, a podcast featuring local musicians.HI-Wire Brewing | Lion Tamer Rye IPASouthern Prohibition Brewing | Suzy B Blonde AleBurnt Hickory Brewing | Courageous Conductor A Red Velvet Cake Porter Download Episode 109 - Heather Leigh Holt
Publish Date: 11/9/2017
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan try some beers via the new(ish) distribution company in town and aren't too please. This includes a year old beer from Alpine Beer Company, and another selection that was 6 months old. They also discuss and review Season 2 of Stranger Things.
Download Episode 108 - Stranger Thangs
Publish Date: 11/2/2017
This episode Tanner and Jared talk about The Thing as well as (hopefully) finish out with the Pumpkin Beers and Oktoberfests. They also give away a live trip to Jamaica, and discuss spam phone calls.
Download Episode 107 - The Thang
Publish Date: 10/26/2017
This episode has Tanner, Jared, and Alan starting to hit the bottom of the Oktoberfests and Pumpkin beers within Chattanooga's distribution market. They're also talking about Cherokee Distribution's buy-out of Carter Distributing and how that effects our beer in town.
Download Episode 106 - Proper Scoring Sheets
Publish Date: 10/20/2017
Download Episode 105 - Even More Pumpkins & Oktoberfests
Tanner, Jared, and Alan have even more Oktoberfest beers and Pumpkin Ales on the docket this episode. They also talk about The Cell starring Jennifer Lopez, and Universal Studios original monster films The Mummy and Frankenstein.
Publish Date: 10/13/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan sit down to drink the differences between Pumpkin and Oktoberfest Beers. They also give a taste to one of the E.S.B brews from a local home-brewing competition. It's October which also means horror, which Brew Chatt will be discussing over beers all month long.
Publish Date: 10/5/2017
Download Episode 103 - IT & Narcos
Tanner, Jared, and Alan discuss the new film IT and touch on the new season of the Netflix Original Series, Narcos. They also have a clone beer from a recent home brewing competition that they compare with the and original.
Publish Date: 9/29/2017
Download Episode 102 - Shelton Brown
Shelton Brown from "The Twelve" joins us this week. An investigative podcast coming out a little bit closer to 2018. "The Twelve" is going to delve into the truth behind The Twelve Tribes and The Yellow Deli. So he's here to try to answer some questions and dig in a bit deeper to what exactly this religious group is.
Publish Date: 9/27/2017
Jeremy Howard, comic and bartender, joins us to drink IPAs and discuss everything from World of Beer closing it's doors to Steven Seagal. He also brings a deliciously tasty Imperial Stout to share.
Publish Date: 9/21/2017
This episode Kate Robertson From A Thought and a Half joins us and brings along plenty of North Carolina beers that we can't snag here in Chattanooga.
Publish Date: 9/15/2017
Download Episode 99 - The Final Countdown
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan are drinking a variety of beers and discussing how long-form series such as Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Breaking Bad effects feature films.
Publish Date: 9/8/2017
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan are taking in the some patio beers here at the last bit of the summer. They're also discussing Season 7 of Game of Thrones a bit, Southern Brewers Festival, and the knuckle dragging fools at Republic Parking.
Download Episode 98 - Patio Beers
Publish Date: 9/1/2017
George RR Martin has millions of people cheering for incest on the season 7 finale. We say goodbye to another great character and even a great location, and Cersei Lannister is still a bitch.
Publish Date: 8/28/2017
Download Episode 96 - The Defenders
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan sit down and review the latest entry in the Marvel and Netflix lineup, The Defenders. We also drink a few more beers than we normally do and review those as well. Including Chattanooga Brewing Company's canned Chickbock,
Publish Date: 8/25/2017
Download Episode 94 - Based On True Events
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan are discussing Dadfest, drinking a cold one with the boys, and films based on true events.
Publish Date: 8/17/2017
This is our follow up for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 "Eastwatch". Watch the fellowship of the zombies assemble and go try to catch a wight.
Publish Date: 8/14/2017
This is a special (sort of) double episode. With a review of The Dark Tower tacked onto the introduction, and following up with Tanner, Jared, and Alan with Tropical Beers and Summer Blockbuster Bombs.
Publish Date: 8/11/2017
Download Episode 89 - Movie News & New Brews
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan are drinking some new brews we dug up down at Riverside, and we're discussing various movie news. Everything from The Dark Tower, Batman, to the return of our favorite Nicktoons.
Publish Date: 8/4/2017
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan sit down with Walt and Patter from the Wiggin with Walt Podcast to drink some Mississippi beers and talk about some Comic-Con news.
Publish Date: 7/27/2017
Join Tanner, Jared, and Brian to break down this week's episode of Game of Thrones. Dragonscale puss, porn dialogue, and unics bitching out.
Publish Date: 7/24/2017
This episode Tanner, Jared, and Alan are reviewing Marvel's new Spiderman: Homecoming, and talking about the other Spiderman films as well. They also discuss shitty neighbors, how CGI has changed in film, and they drink a nice selection of Virginia Beers.
Editor's Note: The audio claims this is episode 84 due to reasons.
Publish Date: 7/21/2017
This week Jacqui Helbert comes to drink a few IPAs and talk about The Bechdel Test. If you aren't sure who Jacqui is, she's the WUTC reporter that was fired a few months back.
Publish Date: 7/15/2017
Tanner, Jared, and Alan join Brian Bender on his back deck for The Fourth of July. They embark upon the macro challenge, a blind taste test of 7 of America's Macro Breweries (Bud Light, Rockdale Light, Rockdale Classic, Coors Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Michelob Ultra, and Miller Lite.) They also drink a few solid pool beers and talk about Kong: Skull Island.
Publish Date: 7/6/2017
This episode Tanner is joined by actor and Tennessee Brew Works rep, Tim Shields. He brings several of the brewery's tasty brews to drink as they talk about everything from acting and comedy in Chattanooga to cooking with beer.
Tennessee Brew Works:
Southern Wit Belgian Style White Ale
Extra Easy ESB
Cutaway Rye IPA
Basil Ryeman Farmhouse Ale / Saison
Publish Date: 6/29/2017
Download Episode 80 - Summer Beers
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan have a full docket of topics. Including some deliciously juicy and amazing summer beers. They are also discussing the John Wick series, HBO's newly announced Watchmen Series, The Dark Tower, Kingsman The Secret Service, and some news regarding the Han Solo film.
Publish Date: 6/24/2017
Download Episode 78 - Colorado Beers
Tanner, Jared, and Alan sit down to drink some beers from the land of the Rocky Mountains. They also discuss Bonnaroo, cell phones in movie theaters, and the first half of season 5 of House of Cards.
Publish Date: 6/19/2017
This episode we have Tanner, Jared, and Alan sitting down to talk about Stephen King's stories and the films based on such. They also talk about bonfires v. brush-fires, smart phones, and what the hell actually classifies as "New England".
Publish Date: 6/8/2017
This week home-brewer Brian Bender joins Tanner, Jared, and Alan for a post screening podcast all about "Alien Covenant". There's not a particular beer theme this week, but they managed to grab a few tasty brews regardless.
Publish Date: 6/5/2017
This episode has Tanner, Jared, and Alan following up on a discussion from a previous episode about Hunk Funny. Which has been classified here at Brew Chatt as a Hollywood hunk who was in fact a hunk BEFORE he was found to be funny.
Publish Date: 6/2/2017
This episode Tanner is joined by Brian Stone from the Stone on Air Podcast, along with an old friend and philosopher, Brandon Jones. They're discussing propaganda and the effects there of. Along with fake news, new media, and the effects media has on people.
Reference material provided by Brandon:
Publish Date: 5/28/2017
Tanner, Jared, and Alan discuss Chattabrewga, upcoming summer blockbusters, cranberry sauce, and drink Florida beers.
Publish Date: 5/26/2017
Chattanooga Mayor joins Tanner, Jared, and Alan at Brewhaus to try a few of their beers and talk about beer and innovation and well.... beer innovation in Chattanooga.
Publish Date: 5/24/2017
This episode Tanner is recording live at Chattanooga Brewing Company and is joined by Carlos from ChattanoogaEATS/Chattahooligan Live and Wes from the brewing company itself. They talk about CFC and how soccer has grown in Chattanooga as well as taste a few of the Chattanooga Brewing Company Beers. Including the Chattahooligan Lager, Dark Lager, and Bitterwheat Symphony.
Publish Date: 5/12/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan discuss the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 film, and drink New York beers. They also discuss the Wicked Weed buyout, as well as the AMC/Carmike Buyout, and Tanner has a bit of nerd-rage over Star Wars trivia.
Publish Date: 5/10/2017
Brian Bender joins us this week to drink beers from his home-world of Michigan. We also discuss the films Split and The Lazarus Effect.
Publish Date: 5/3/2017
Download Episode 68 - Bryan Stone
This episode Bryan Stone from The Stone On Air podcast joins us to discuss everything from wtf is going on with the Tomorrow Building, new media in Chattanooga, and how he brewed beer in college.
Publish Date: 5/2/2017
Download Episode 67 - Fate of the Furious & California Beers
This week we are kicking off our State Series, where we will eventually travel the entire United States via brews in our mouths. So to kick us off with that, we decided to start with California beers in honor of our film topic for this episode... The Fate of the Furious.
Publish Date: 4/28/2017
This week we celebrate the High Holy Holiday of 420 with stoner films and dank beers. We also discuss just how "meat-like" fake meat actually is, and we discuss the FX show Legion.
Publish Date: 4/20/2017
Walter and Bevan were down at the Undaground booth all weekend at The Chattanooga Film Festival, and decided to join us for a podcast on the last day. Hangovers were the topic at hand, simply because everyone at the film festival was just that. Hungover... as hell.
Publish Date: 4/18/2017
This is the first of a series of podcasts we recorded live at The Chattanooga Film Festival 2017. For this episode Spencer joins us to talk about some of the worst films ever made, along with some of the highlights of the festival. Stay tuned after the episode for a special interview with Director Uwe Boll courtesy of Undaground.
Publish Date: 4/15/2017
The House recently won best music video at the Chattanooga Film Festival, and they're joining us this week to talk about white sauces, shitty jobs, and a few cartoons. All over some cider and cheese. You can check out more music and videos from The House coming soon.
Publish Date: 4/14/2017
Download Episode 62 - Nostalgia
We're coming at you this week with a few of the beers that started it for each of us. We're taking a trip down memory lane to drink and discuss the first beers that we learned to enjoy.
Our beer this episode:
Publish Date: 4/6/2017
Download Episode 61 - Iron Fist & Asian Beers
This week Jared's brother Will returns to discuss Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist and to drink a few Asian beers. Iron Fist has a few issues that we discuss in this episode, including: poor martial arts, Marvel's great Character development, and the overall problems that plagued this production.
Our beers this episode include:
Publish Date: 3/31/2017
Brian Bender returns this week to enter the Matrix and talk about his Ashville adventures. He also brought some tasty Ashville brews as well! We discuss The Matrix film series.
Check out The Matrix Resolutions
The beers this episode:
Publish Date: 3/23/2017
Download Episode 59 - St. Patty's Especial
We're here this week to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and talk about Logan, The Return of Xander Cage, Legion, Deadpool, and pretty much the entire X-men Cinematic Universe and the mess that lies within. Who could possibly replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? How can they bring X-23 back into the current X-Men film continuity? What the hell happened in Westchester?
Our beers this episode are:
Publish Date: 3/16/2017
This episode Stephanie Lallement, a local rep for Ballast Point Brewing Company, joins us on the show. She brought a fair amount of Ballast Point Brews, including the ever-so-delicious Red Velvet Nitro, and the Indra Kunindra India-Style Export Stout. Which tasted a bit like curry, but was utterly delicious, and all in all the one of the most unique styles of beer we've had on the show.At Ballast Point, quality is a team effort from grain to glass. Learn more about the steps we take to ensure our beer tastes great every time.
The Ballast Point beers this episode:
Victory at Sea
Publish Date: 3/9/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan are joined by Joel Krautstrunk from Hutton & Smith Brewing Company. Hutton & Smith opened a couple summers ago on Martin Luther King Boulevard here in Chattanooga. They are always serving delicious beer on their 20 taps, you can also find their beers on tap all around town. Joel brought a few of his beers to try while discussing beer education, alpha acids, beer gas vs. Nitro, and James Bond.
Joel brought these great Hutton & Smith Beers:
Vadose Zone Vanilla Stout
Bivouac Black IPA
Belay on Blonde
Publish Date: 3/7/2017
This week we have Tanner and Alan joined by Brian Bender, award-winning home-brewer and beer judge. They are drinking beers from the Goodwood Brewery out of Kentucky, and discussing everything from brewing competitions, the Oscar's flub, and the newly budding Kaiju cinematic universe.
Publish Date: 3/3/2017
Download Episode 55 - Coffee & Milk Stouts with Danielle Wennerstrom
This week Danielle Wennerstrom from Akekos joins Tanner and Jared at the table to drink a few coffee and milk stouts. Akekos is a local company helping businesses with brand and marketing development. We get down to it about beer branding and design, John Stamos, The Beach Boys, and the best cereals.
The beers this episode:
Publish Date: 2/24/2017
This week Cole Sweeton joins us to discuss Disney films and drink Witbier. Cole is a Co-founder of Undaground, a local streaming radio platform. You can find The Brew Chatt Podcast on there along with loads of other great Chattanooga-centric content. Check out undaground.co for more info.
The beers are:
Publish Date: 2/18/2017
This week Ryan and Richard (Dick) Long of Opposite Box are joining us for our Valentine's Episode. Riverside sent us a few bitch beers to drink and we decided that Valentine's Day is a great reason to discuss chick flicks. We also discuss grifters, Super Smash Bros., and listen to a bit of their funky, soul-soul crushing music.
BudlightOpposite Box is a genre-bending experimental rock band from Chattanooga, TN known for high energy live shows and a seamless blend of psychedelic jazz, progressive rock and dirty funk – dubbed “Belligerent Jungle Funk” – that is often compared to acts like Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle and Parliament Funkadelic.
Opposite Box presents a theatrical live experience with an over-the-top, psychedelic atmosphere. Dazzling lights, a spectacular cast of characters ranging from belly dancers and fire eaters to live painters and costumed freaks and an organized cacophony of sounds and inspirations hearken back to a time when artists were more than still life paintings in the background performing the soundtrack to failed dive bar pickup lines and overly complicated drink orders. Opposite Box challenges all in attendance to engage and react, allowing the audience to become the show. - Oppositebox.com
Publish Date: 2/16/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan discuss this past weekend's ridiculous Superbowl, conspiracies in professional sports, and all of it culminating into a discussion about sports films. They're drinking macro crafts this week. Which may be redundant, but simply put: beers that were small craft breweries 10 years ago, but now produce on a larger scale.
The beers this episode:
Publish Date: 2/9/2017
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan gather 'round to discuss some of their more unpopular opinions regarding films. Those movies that everyone seems to like other than you. For whatever reason you just can't seem to get behind it. We're also drinking lagers.
Our Lagers are:
Publish Date: 2/2/2017
Download Episode 50 - STAR WARS
It's finally here and it's hard to believe. Our 50th episode, but also our Star Wars episode. Tanner's friend Brady Effler guest hots this week along with Alan and Jared as they break down everything they have wanted to talk about over the past year involving Star Wars. They also discuss Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and old AIM screen names.
Our beers this episode are:
Publish Date: 1/26/2017
Download Episode 49 - Belgians & Evil Schemes
This week Tanner, Jared, and Alan drink a few Belgians that were sent over by Riverside. They also discuss the best evil schemes and their evil villainous creators. Also, what exactly is a Baron?
Publish Date: 1/21/2017
Download Episode 48 - Fantasy Films & Dealer's Choice
This week Jared's brother Will joins us to discuss Fantasy Films and to drink lots of beer. What started as a curiosity to drink some of Riverside's staff favorites evolved to lets just bring a ton of tasty beers. Other than that, we discuss how Michael Cera would be as Austin Powers, and figure out why Gandalf is a shitty wizard.
Publish Date: 1/13/2017
This week we gather 'round for our first show of 2017 to discuss romantic comedies of the 1990's and to drink hard cider. These ciders would also make for great Valentine's Day treats. Keep that in mind, there's no Strongbow here.
Our ciders are:
Publish Date: 1/6/2017
This week we discuss comedies, because we honestly felt like we all needed it after the stress of the holidays and losing the beloved Carrie Fisher. We talk about our favorite styles of comedy, our favorite comedy films, and try to figure out if Fast and the Furious is the modern day Bond franchise.
The beers this episode are:
Publish Date: 12/29/2016
Download Episode 45 - Christmas Movies & Beers
Here is the first annual Brew Chatt Podcast Christmas special. We reflect on the past year, we drink Christmas Beers, and we talk about our favorite Christmas movies. Gather 'round y'all!
Publish Date: 12/24/2016
The big week is upon us and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally upon us. So this episode we are talking about just that. We talk about what we like, what we didn't like, mostly what we liked. We're also drinking beers hailing from Jared & Alan's home of Maryland.
Our Maryland beers are:
Publish Date: 12/22/2016
Tanner, Jared, and Alan set out to discuss man vs. nature films. But get sidetracked by Vin Diesel along the way. Alan explains his theory that XXX is a prequel to The Last Witch Hunter.
This week we're drinking beers that are the best bang for your buck.
Publish Date: 12/15/2016
We have been so blown away with watching HBO's Westworld this Fall that we have decided to do an entire episode devoted to it. If you haven't been watching the show, get out of your PT Cruiser, and out from under your rock, and go check it out. It has been some of the finest television in the past year. This episode has spoilers abound. So if you are not caught up with the show, be sure to finish season 1 before listening to this episode of the podcast.
We're drinking West Coast IPAs this episode:
Publish Date: 12/8/2016
Download Episode 41 - MAINx24 Special
If you were anyone in Chattanooga this past weekend, then you probably made it down to MAINx24. The Brew Chatt Squad was down there and we posted up in front of Feed Co. Table & Tavern to do our first of many to come, live podcast recordings. Our good friend Brian Bender linked up with us and sat in as well. We discussed the festival, how Chattanooga is the perfect place for a festival like this, and what would have happened had Darth Vader survived at the end of Return of the Jedi.
Publish Date: 12/8/2016
We are back after a brief hiatus of stuffing our faces over the Thanksgiving Holiday and we are ready to drink some beers. Some black and white IPAs actually! Tanner, Jared, and Alan gather 'round this week to discuss what animals they might be able to defeat in a battle-royale, discuss who was the best movie President, and to mourn the loss of Ron Glass and Florence Henderson.
Our black/white IPAs this episode are:
Publish Date: 12/2/2016
Everyone has had those ideas for fantastic movies that should get made but never will. Hollywood is a cruel mistress and due to licenses and royalties various films never will see the light of day. Here's our pitches for some of those hopes and dreams. We discuss how the Winter Solider would be a great character for a Bourne Identity film and how World War Z could have been done right. We also discuss Marvel's Doctor Strange.
We're drinking Wheat Beers this week.
Publish Date: 11/18/2016
This week Tanner, Jared, an Alan are joined by the one and only Brian Bender. He's here to talk about Batman. We also discuss the new Wonder Woman trailer and we try attempt to determine who has been the best Batman.
This episode we're drinking Doppblebocks.
Publish Date: 11/12/2016
This episode we're talking about one of our favorite genres, which encompasses quite a bit of sub-genres. Film Noir and True Crime. The genre was the bell of the ball in the 1940's and 50's but many of the genre stereotypes can be seen in films today.
We're drinking beers from Georgia breweries this week.
Publish Date: 11/2/2016
This episode we are joined once again by Jordan McCay from Riverside Wine and Spirits to talk about Tennessee beers. Despite our best efforts we do tip into a bit of political territory this episode, but that doesn't detract from us talking about car movies. Movies like Bullitt, Vanishing Point, and the original Gone in Sixty Seconds set a precedence for car movies and the desire to shoot practical effects because, well... they had to. But without the foundation that these great classic films established we wouldn't have the large franchised car movies we have today such as Transformers and the Fast and Furious Franchise. We also discuss some of the strange liquor laws that we are constantly inundated with living here in the South, on the buckle of the Bible-Belt.
Our Tennessee beers are:
Here is the original Gone in 60 Seconds chase sequence for your pleasure... and ours.
Publish Date: 10/27/2016
This episode Tanner and Jared discuss what makes a "classic" film a classic. Of course there are the givens such as The Godfather, Citizen Kane, or Gone with the Wind. But there what classics have come out in the modern era? We're drinking on Banana Beers this week.
Our Beers are:
Publish Date: 10/20/2016
This week Tanner sits down with Jocelyn and Jared to drink Double IPAs and talk about Sci-Fi Films. Sci-Fi Film is a genre that's nearly as old as the medium itself. It was fairly relocated to B-Movies up through the fifties and sixties, at least until the Hollywood machine got a hold of it. Nowadays nearly every mainstream bit of cinema has elements of the Sci-Fi genre.
This episode we're drinking:
Download Episode 34 - Double IPAs & Sci-Fi
Publish Date: 10/13/2016
This week Tanner and Jared are around the table to talk about horror films and drink Lambic style beers. We also talk about the latest Netflix and Marvel release, Luke Cage, as well as the kickass new HBO show Westworld.
This episode we're drinking:
Download Episode 33 - Silence of the Lambics
Publish Date: 10/6/2016
Brian Bender joins us again to drink Porters and talk about movie monsters. Jared recently brewed his first homebrew Porter and we wanted to have Brian back on to give us his take on it. We also drank a few other that varied widely and seemed to be monsters in their own right... (I'm looking at you Sweetwater Pulled Porter.)
Publish Date: 9/30/2016
Everybody has those movies they loved when they were younger, and then been disappointed at how badly the film has aged. Whether it's the story, CGI, acting, or what have you, it's soul crushing when one of your favorite films "sours" so to speak. This week Jared and Tanner are back with new-comer Jocelyn to discuss sour beers and movies that have soured. We touch on how Jumanji may or may not have aged poorly, but we're excited for the sequel. But we also developed a hypothesis that any movie in the 90's that was about the Internet.... has aged beyond belief.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 9/25/2016
This week we decided to drink Nitro beers and while doing so, discuss comic book films. We talk about our dream castings for Wolverine once Hugh Jackman is done with the role, and get pretty heavy into the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 9/9/2016
Brian Bender returns to talk about his Atomic Amber, and explain why Ambers are a bit forgotten and why they shouldn't be. He has his Atomic Amber premiering this week at Hutton & Smith. We also discuss some of Brian's favorite apocalyptic films, and why Damnation Alley is so bad it's great.
Brian recently won Hutton & Smith's Pro AM competition and you will be able to find his Atomic Amber on draft there as well as a few other spots around town.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 9/2/2016
We sat down with Jordan McCay, the beer-buyer for Riverside Wine & Spirits, to talk about heist films and a few IPAs.
We talk about the latest Point Break remake, and how a good heist film has to show the logistics and planning.
We're drinking a couple IPAs this week:
We now have the podcast available for download via archive.org as well.
Publish Date: 8/28/2016
This episode we're discussing the role that color plays in film. Whether that be in simple contrasts, or rather in the actual color of the film itself.
Publish Date: 8/20/2016
This episode we wanted to talk about one of our absolutely favorite genres... Westerns. Westerns were once a very lucrative and popular genre for Hollywood, but seemed to lose steam moving into the end of the twentieth century. Nowadays we get a couple Westerns a year, but the genre hasn't died so much as it's blended into other genres.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 8/11/2016
We're back this episode to talk about Comic Con and to celebrate National IPA Day. We also talked about The Netflix Original, Stranger Things. Marcus tells us why he was so surprised by the film Pan, and we also talk about how there is no art without limitation.
Our beers this episode are:
Publish Date: 8/6/2016
This episode, Brian Bender, a home-brewer and member of The Barley Mob Brewers is joining us to talk about and drink a few saisons. He tells us a bit about the history of the beer, and talks to us about what the home-brewing scene around Chattanooga looks like.
Publish Date: 7/29/2016
It bothers us quite a bit here at Brew Chatt when a movie trailer reveals way too much, and we wanted to talk about it. Marcus and Micah join Tanner this week to discuss just this, and drink a few wheat beers.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 7/24/2016
This week Tanner, Jared, and Marcus are gathered around the table to discuss offbeat and unsung heroes and pilsners. We talk about The Phantom starring Billy Zane, The Shadow starring Alec Baldwin, Mystery Men, Hell Boy, and The Mask. We also talk a bit about HBO's new show The Night Of.
This episode we're drinking Pilsners, and they are:
Publish Date: 7/13/2016
Here we are, episode 20! A bit hard to believe we've been here every week for the past 20 weeks. But we have. This week is not only our 20th episode but also Independence Day week. So as such, we're talking about America, Independence Day: Resurgence, and drinking American beers. We also talk about the Batman vs. Superman Director's Cut, and a bit about Saturday Night Live.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 7/7/2016
This week we're honored to host our first of many musical guests. Jamal is a singer/songwriter in the Chattanooga area who's churning out some great tunes. We sat around the table, heard a couple of his songs, and talked about Make Music Day, Game of Thrones, some of his favorite films, and some of his musical inspiration. The Unstoppable Jamal Traub released his most recent album in May, which you can pick up at one of his shows.
You can find Jamal on:
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 6/24/2016
This week we have gathered around the table to discuss Lord of the Rings and drink English Ales. Tanner had time to catch up on some super hero movies this past week, and we try to decide if The Hobbit is good or bad.
Our English Ales are:
Marcus's Rebellion Choice - Sam Adams Boston Lager
Publish Date: 6/20/2016
We've got a good episode for you this week. We're discussing American Pale Ales and Dreams. Not the sleeping kind of dreams but the American kind of dreams. We discuss what the American Dream is, and what it may mean for different cultures. How Crime and Gangster films tend to be about the American Dream. All of this inevitably lead to a House of Cards discussion. As well as how everyone wants the American Dream but no one wants to else anyone else achieve it.
This week our Pale Ales are:
Publish Date: 6/12/2016
We're all back around the table this week discussing action movie heroes, not necessarily the actor, but rather the character. We also talked about some of the best deals we experienced in college.
This week we're drinking:
Publish Date: 6/4/2016
In this episode Marcus phones in again from Spain to discuss war films. We discussed how war films have changed over the years. From exploring the mere spectacle of war to showcasing the emotional and traumatic effects of war from the soliders' perspectives.
This episode we're drinking not drinking too much but we are drinking:
Remember to come check us out at Chattabrewga on June 4th, 2016!
Publish Date: 5/26/2016
This week Marcus is doing the podcast remotely from Spain. We decided this was the perfect time to do an episode on Spanish Cinema. We discuss Marcus's trip, cultural differences between Spain and America, as well as some of our favorite Spanish filmmakers, actors, and writers.
This week we're drinking:
Publish Date: 5/20/2016
This episode we're discuss animation and try to determine just where the line between animation and CGI is drawn... no pun intended. Marcus is in Spain, so we have a guest host in his stead, so Micah is joining us. We also discuss a bit about some of the best outdoor seating in Chattanooga.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 5/13/2016
This week we're drinking quite a variety of beers and discussing "coming of age" films. As well as touch on a bit of that new "holy-shit" Game of Thrones moment that no-one saw coming. This is also Marcus's last week with us, because he's dying. No, not really. He's only going to Spain for three weeks on an international espionage mission... again, lies. But we will be filling his spot with a guest or two in the coming weeks.
Anyway, here's what we were drinking this week:
Publish Date: 5/6/2016
This week we discuss movies revolving around drinking, as well as movies that you can drink to. This leads us down the path of The Hangover Trilogy, At World's End, and Beerfest. We also get a bit trashed in this episode, but hey, it's number 10!
This week we're drinking:
Publish Date: 4/29/2016
Is he good, is he bad? That is the real question. Inspired by the great show Community. That's exactly what we delve into this week. Nicholas Cage has put out as many great films as he has turds, there's no denying that.
This week we're drinking:
Publish Date: 4/21/2016
This episode we're talking about our biggest disappointments, ex-lovers, missed opportunities, father issues.... wait no. Biggest disappointments in FILM. We touch on quite a number of comic book adaptations such as Spiderman 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Dark Knight Rises, etc.; however, we skip around quite a bit here, featuring a few comedies and kids movies alike. We even discuss one film so disappointing it led to a grown man sobbing in front of the movie theater at two in the morning. That movie was none other than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Publish Date: 4/13/2016
We gather this week around the table to discuss artificial intelligence in films. The various kinds, the tropes, the cliches, but most of all;why they always seem to want to destroy us. This week we were watching more Walking Dead, John Wick, and Trailer Park Boys Season 10. Also the most important fact of the night.... Lt. Einhorn was in Blade Runner?
We were drinking:
Publish Date: 4/7/2016
This week we discuss time travel. The various types of time travel, repercussions, and movies that did it the best. We also get a little bit into The Walking Dead and try to figure out how Charlton Heston got to the future in Planet of the Apes.
This episode we're drinking:
Publish Date: 3/31/2016
This episode Caleb joins us for the first time. He's one of our technical guys behind of the scenes. We talk about movies that took a sudden turn you weren't expecting, or maybe the trailer sold the film in a different light. Either way, the movie wasn't what you were expecting. We also got pretty side tracked discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a bit. Bit that's never a bad thing.
This episode we were drinking:
Publish Date: 3/23/2016
This episode was a bit last minute. We wanted our friend Trannon to join us. He's a Graphic Designer as well as a film buff. Who's actually directed his own short film. We discuss movies that have had a profound influence on us throughout our lives. As well as movies that definitely leave you thinking about more.
Publish Date: 3/21/2016
This week we're discussing the best villains. What causes a great villain, why empathy is what makes a villain great, why hot-Ursela is better than Ariel, why the dichotomy between Charles Xavier and Magneto makes Magneto an incredible villain, and even animals evolving to Planet of the Apes level of intelligence.
Some more Narragansett from last week.
Publish Date: 3/16/2016
This episode we talk about those movies that just leave you hanging. There are those movies that just simply leave you wanting more, whether they left a cliffhanger, maybe a sweet setup, what have you.
This week we're drinking:
Publish Date: 3/12/2016