Episode 21: Ruby Red Jacket

In this episode we delve into a Buffalo historical figure who Haley has been super excited to talk about: Red Jacket! As expected, any talk involving post-European Native American history can get a little serious, but we promise it's not too much of a bummer! We even get a little spooky and discuss a possible Buffalo curse? And for the beer... well, that would be another curse of the Buffalo/Western New York area: we're drinking Genny Screamers. If you don't know what those are, you're gonna find out today!


And an extra tidbit: we talk about Resurgence's new can releases, specifically Peter B. Porter and Conehead IPA, which we're super pumped about!


(Sorry there's a lot of car/plane noises in the background. It was hot as a really hot thing so we had the windows open for the first half of the episode...then there's birds, which is a little less annoying)


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Hear Troy do a burp at 8:59 because I was talking at the same time and couldn't edit it out!

Religion for the White Man and the Red (1805)

"Red Jacket's Revenge" (2016)

Interview with a Serial Killer on Netflix

Article about Buffalo Bill Cody (2016)

Two Fold -- where to find our friends' new publication!


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Publish Date: 6/22/2018




Recent Episodes

Hey, uh... sorry we've been gone for a minute. We promise we were thinking about all of you the whole time and feeling really guilty about it. And we were drinking local beer.


Anyway, in this episode we're kickin' it old school: Old First Ward-school. We finally made it down to Gene McCarthy's/OFW Brewing and it was everything we could have ever hoped for. We gush more about the First Ward neighborhood (we've done this before, re: previous episodes) and plans for renewal of this historic neighborhood.

(About halfway though it starts raining like crazy outside. Enjoy the ambiance I guess?)


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


Clip is "Stalker" from the Grease Creepers new album, Stay Creepy!


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Things mentioned:

Episode 8: The First Ward

Ken Block's Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground

WNY Land Conservancy- DL&W Proposal

Shower (Beer) Thoughts 10(By Haley!)


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Publish Date: 12/4/2018


As the snow starts to fall, November begins to pass us by, and the last thursday of the month approaches, it begs the question: WERE THERE EXTRATERRESTRIALS PRESENT AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVING?!


While there’s no record of aliens NOT attending the first feast, there ARE records of UFO sightings in New York State. We skim through YouTube videos of UFOs caught on local newscasts, records of sightings in our neighborhoods on nuforc.org, and a controversial visit the Men in Black took to Niagara Falls.


Does this episode seem too out there for you?


We also discuss the possible, and very real explanations behind sightings all over the U.S. like Top Secret programs operated out of Groom Lake salt flats [Area 51], and the companies behind them. While Lockheed Martin led those operations in the Nevada desert, they also continue research today at a location in Niagara Falls, New York. You may also hear the Imperial March play in your head when we talk about Northrop Grumman and their push to make space weapons and Star Wars a reality.


Sit back and listen as we cover all this and more while sipping on two intergalactic themed beers. How could we properly walk the line of conspiracies without getting spaced out on DIPAs by two of our favorite breweries. First we take on Radio the Mothership by Collective Arts, which is lighter in color than our second beer, but brings more effervescence and packs a boozier punch. Next we drink Space Kitty by Rohrbach Brewing Company which has a bronze hue, and balances the bitterness with some much welcomed malt.


Alright, put on your tinfoil hats, get in your cardboard box rocket ship, and have a listen!


Cheers!


Intro: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

Outro: "Stardust" by the Rust Belt Brigade

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Things mentioned:

A History Channel Thanksgiving (South Park)

The Fourth Kind trailer

UFO in Tonawanda (Nov 2018)

UFO in Hamburg (Oct 2018)

UFO on Channel 7 (2016)(2018)

Skunk Works

Mac Sabbath

MIB in Niagara Falls, ON?

"Kalsarikannit"


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Publish Date: 11/16/2018


This episode we throw things back and go back to our roots: this is our Buffalo Brewing Company episode! Surprisingly, we've only just had our first experience drinking with them in the last month! They're a two-year-old brewery that carries the same namesake as a brewery from a century ago, making beers reminiscent of yesteryears.


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Rickyisms

Pennysticks Pretzels

Episode 4

Buffalo Beer: The History of Brewing in the Nickel City

Typhoid Mary

Taft throwing out first pitch

Labatt Brew House


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Publish Date: 11/10/2018


Why are we posting a minisode this week? Well, we're still hungover (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) from Halloween. There isn't really a theme to this one, if we're being honest... but we do talk a lot about cats, adorable rodents, Troy's blog, beer, and a bunch of other Schlitz. 


Music: "The Last Nine Years" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Publish Date: 11/6/2018


Throughout the nineteen-forties, fifties, and sixties, Buffalo’s theatre district was fortunate enough to host some of the biggest names in entertainment. On any given date, Shea’s Buffalo and the Town Casino across the street were sure to be home to an evening show, leading to late night after-parties that lasted until morning. Today, you can still catch a performance at Shea’s or a concert at Town Ballroom, and its said that while visiting both you can still hear the post-show festivities, or even be approached by the late Michael Shea.


While recording this week, Haley drinks a beer by Buffalo’s own Pressure Drop Brewing. With hints of cinnamon and toasted flavors, ‘Dog Birthday Party’ Graham Cracker Stout is warm and welcome on the palate during this cooler weather. Then, Pressure Drop sent in a special guest before his big release; Ol’ Green Eyes himself, ‘Dank Sinatra’. Although the opaque glass of beer you get from this one is on point with what we think of as a New England Style, the flavors are a true East Coast meets West Coast mashup. With a sweet, citrusy, almost herbaceous front end, Dank Sinatra finishes his set dank, earthy, and just a little bitter.


Music: "No Survivors" by the Grease Creepers

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Great ghost stories at the Town Ballroom

WNY's All Time Greatest Nightclub: The Town Casino

Hocus Pocus- Witchcraft (the skeleton band)

Haunted Theatre of the Tonawandas

Some stories from the Holiday Inn

Haunted Tour of Grand Island Holiday Inn

"The Curious Dream" by Mark Twain

Craig Cheape (artist for Dank Sinatra)


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Publish Date: 10/26/2018


Throughout the nineteen-forties, fifties, and sixties, Buffalo’s theatre district was fortunate enough to host some of the biggest names in entertainment. On any given date, Shea’s Buffalo and the Town Casino across the street were sure to be home to an evening show, leading to late night after-parties that lasted until morning. Today, you can still catch a performance at Shea’s or a concert at Town Ballroom, and its said that while visiting both you can still hear the post-show festivities, or even be approached by the late Michael Shea.


While recording this week, Haley drinks a beer by Buffalo’s own Pressure Drop Brewing. With hints of cinnamon and toasted flavors, ‘Dog Birthday Party’ Graham Cracker Stout is warm and welcome on the palate during this cooler weather. Then, Pressure Drop sent in a special guest before his big release; Ol’ Green Eyes himself, ‘Dank Sinatra’. Although the opaque glass of beer you get from this one is on point with what we think of as a New England Style, the flavors are a true East Coast meets West Coast mashup. With a sweet, citrusy, almost herbaceous front end, Dank Sinatra finishes his set dank, earthy, and just a little bitter.


Music: "No Survivors" by the Grease Creepers

You can download their album "Fresh Cut" here!


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Great ghost stories at the Town Ballroom

WNY's All Time Greatest Nightclub: The Town Casino

Hocus Pocus- Witchcraft (the skeleton band)

Haunted Theatre of the Tonawandas

Some stories from the Holiday Inn

Haunted Tour of Grand Island Holiday Inn

"The Curious Dream" by Mark Twain

Craig Cheape (artist for Dank Sinatra)


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Publish Date: 10/26/2018


As the third of four Halloween episodes goes live we think it’s safe to say that we’ve gone from spooky, to creepy, to downright scary with this episode. What makes it cross the line to ‘scary’? The fact that these are the stories of the real monsters that have terrorized our communities: Serial Killers. While Robert Kleason wasn’t a serial killer by definition (his kill count isn’t sufficient enough), he was once rumored to be the inspiration for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. Then we discuss the man who spent years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, while the real ‘Bike Path Rapist’ was free to kill again.


The historical content may be dark, but we kept the drinks light and sweet. This week is a cider episode, and we tried a few varieties! Throughout the show we sip Leonard Oakes “Steampunk Cider” and review two ciders by Blackbird Cider Works that we tried before recording. Don’t think there’s something for your specific tastes in the cider world? Think again!


Music: "Smile" by the Grease Creepers

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Taxidermist murders Mormon missionaries

Relaxing Car Ride (jump scare)

Altemio Sanchez Murderpedia

Job for a Cowboy - Knee Deep ft. Spongebob

SBT 8: Which Cider You On?

When you love the Beatles but also love Death Metal


Beers Ciders Drank:

Blackbird Cider Works Dry Oak Barrel Aged Cider

Blackbird Cider Works Red Barn Farm Style

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery’s - Steampunk Cider


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Publish Date: 10/19/2018


This week we discuss the true horror behind a popular urban legend in Angola NY, the curse of an Egyptian king cast in Niagara Falls, and we list off a number of “coincidences” that have happened along the Great Gorge Route near Devil’s Hole. Ready or not, we drink another pumpkin beer...well it’s more of a coffee beer by Fifth Frame Brewing Co. with a seasonal twist. Then we try our first Rye IPA, by Barrier Brewing. So do you want to find out where to go and possibly experience a good spook? Want to hear the funny crap other people say about the beers we drink? Then quit reading and get listening!


Are you ready?


Music: "Are You Ready" by the Grease Creepers

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"The Barnett Collection"

"King Ramses Curse" (Courage the Cowardly Dog)

"Devil's Hole Cave"--includes pictures!

"Niagara Gorge Railroad"--also includes pics!

"The Secret Plot to Kill McKinley" by John Koerner

"Angola Horror"

"The Ghost Train Song" Hey Arnold

Shower Beer Thoughts #6 (will be updated soon)


Beers drank:

Pumpkin Spice Latte Brown Ale by Fifth Frame Brewing Co.

Evil Giant Rye IPA by Barrier Brewing Company


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Publish Date: 10/14/2018


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