Episode 26: You Got That Wright

Here's a fun drinking game: take a drink every time the word "right" or "Wright" is said in this episode. (Actually, don't. That's not drinking responsibly.)


Well, if you know us, I'm sure you know by now this is our Frank Lloyd Wright episode! (Maybe the first of several, who knows.) In this episode we discuss one of Wright's most well-known designs, made for the man he called his best friend: Darwin D. Martin. In addition we talk about a few other Wright works in Buffalo, and we find out that Haley probably cares more about old buildings than people.


And an added bonus: we start a new Untappd segment, which has yet to be named, starring the beer of the episode; Frank by Community Beer Works!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade; "Swing Time" by Music by Pedro (Youtube)

*The Rust Belt Brigade are playing at 810 Meadworks on 8/4 at 9PM!


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Things Mentioned:

The Winslow House

The Larkin Administrative Building

A timeline of the Darwin Martin House

Gray cliff



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Publish Date: 8/3/2018




Recent Episodes

This episode is a little bit sloppier than our usual product--we blame recording at 10 pm and pre-gaming at New York Beer Project. Anyway, this is our official Frederick Law Olmsted episode! Olmsted played a huge role in making Buffalo a one-of-a-kind city; what he would call "the Best Planned City in the World." Haley discusses the three parks he designed for Buffalo and the vision he had for each of them--and the effect that the Buffalo expressway system has had on each of them. (You'll find out here that we have about as much passion about buildings as we do about parks.)


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Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


Things mentioned:

We started a Facebook group!

"The Best Planned City in the World" book (it says now there's only 5 left!)

Photos of the Parade House


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Publish Date: 8/17/2018


You didn't think we forgot about you, did you? We're a day late on our episode drop but we're sure it's worth it!


This week, Lewiston, NY is the focal point of the show! Along with its rich history and beautiful views, Lewiston is now home to a great place to drink freshly brewed beers! We got our hands on a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quadrupel (thanks to our Patron Billy Jean) by Brickyard Brewing Company!


Expect our usual Drinking Points chatter: old buildings, influential individuals, and great beer. We give a little more information on what's behind the barrel aging process and we share every detail on our tasting sheet for this one. Cheers!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

The SILO

Tasting Sheet by Craftbeer.com

Troy's blogs (read them)


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Publish Date: 8/11/2018


In this episode, Troy takes the reins while Haley takes an accidental vacation day (don't worry, she's still here.) While Haley was working, Troy took a trip to Buffalo's Pierce Arrow Museum, where he learned a bunch about old cars and BIKES! And this museum just so happens to be down the street from Buffalo's first brewery since Iroquois closed in the 70s, Flying Bison Brewing Company! Thanks for listening!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Wyatt Coin (a WNY cowpunk band!)

Pierce Arrow Museum

Tom Segura on Hot Ones


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Publish Date: 7/27/2018


In this minisode, we're celebrating 7/16! Does it count as a minisode if it's still 40 minutes long? We like to think so. But unlike our usual beer-drinking selves, we're celebrating by drinking local kombucha by Barrel and Brine (go ahead, call us hipsters.) Haley discusses the history of phone numbers and area codes, and Troy goes on a series of Buffalo-based tangents that he's been waiting forever to unleash. Thanks for listening!


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


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Publish Date: 7/20/2018


In this episode, we go over our weekend road trip through Western New York and discuss the colorful history of a few towns that we passed through: one that is known as the "birthplace of WNY", another that was the birthplace of the author of the Pledge of Allegiance, and a town that has not one, but two, correctional facilities! Also, we bring back one of OUR favorite segments (we hope it's yours too): WHAT COULD'VE IT BEEN NAMED?


The purpose of this road trip was to find our "hoppy" place at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, which was obviously amazing; but being in Watkins Glen, of course, means that we had to check out the local beer scene. Watkins Glen is the home of Rooster Fish Brewing, New York's first Farm Brewery, so we drank a flight (as one does) and also managed to find some of their beer to drink on the show. Although the episode states that Rooster Fish was NYS’s first Farm Brewery; another beer we drank today by Good Nature Brewing from Hamilton, NY says THEY’re the first Farm Brewery in the state. Which one of you is it?!


The third beer we drank was by Rogue Ales. Why are we drinking a beer from out of state on the show? Because not only is Rogue from one of the top three hop producing states in the US. But they’re also 100% in on #drinklocal! They’ve got their own farms where they grow a ton of ingredients for their beer; and we think that’s pretty cool!


So I guess all we can say now is that we hope you enjoy this random episode, and we hope you find YOUR hoppy place!


Beers drank (not counting our flight):

Blight Buster- Good Nature Brewing

6 Hop IPA- Rogue Ales

Hop Warrior Imperial IPA- RoosterFish Brewing


Music: "Low Bridge" by Rust Belt Brigade


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Publish Date: 7/13/2018


Ah, Canada and the U.S.A. 

They gained their independence the same week in July (almost 100 years apart) and they’ve been friends since the very beginning right? WRONG! 

*thunder crashes*

The year is 1812 and Congress declares war on Canada! Not really, they declared war on Great Britain who had control of Canada. Forts were built, destroyed, and rebuilt. The same went for entire cities! And it’s been so damn hot here that we thought, “Hey, let’s talk about the burning of Buffalo.” 

Beer wise, we chat a bit about the oldest breweries of both the U.S. and Canada and we drink beers from four different breweries that we’re PRETTY SURE we haven’t mentioned on the show before! (Two American, two Canadian.)

So grab a beer, sit down, and have a listen eh! 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


Beers drank:

    Brew York- Ithaca BeerLug-Tread- Beau's BeerDernière Volontè Brettanomyces- Microbrasserie Dieu du cielOrbital Tilt- Captain Lawrence Brewing

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Publish Date: 7/6/2018


We say it every week: we’re a history podcast, brewed for your enjoyment. This week, we talk local brews of a different sort: coffee! A building occupied by one of our favorite coffee spots has a lot of history behind it. Join us as we talk about how we love our local coffee scene as much as our local beer scene. In the spirit of our topic, we’re drinking a couple of different coffee-infused beers. In addition, we give you a little TMI about what coffee does to the body...we hope you're not too shy. [Insert smiling poop emoji.]


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Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


"Happy Happy Game Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Things mentioned:

"500 Block of Main"

Overwinter Coffee!

"10 Steps from Seed to Cup"

A Guide to Roasting Types

The History of Coffee

"The Answer is Always Yes"

"Effect of coffee on distal colon function."


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Publish Date: 6/29/2018


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