Episode 35: Get in the spirit!

Have you ever wondered why things make you creeped out? To kick off the show, Haley gives a run down on exactly why we find things creepy, and why she likes being spooked, while Troy reaffirms that when it comes to scary stuff, he’s a little baby b***h.


That being said, welcome to the first of four Halloween episodes! With New York having the history that it does, and with all the available seasonal beers, it was obvious to us that all that spookiness couldn’t be fit into a single show! This week, learn about NYS as the birthplace of Spiritualism, and two sisters that became famous for pranking their mother, and in turn, started an entire religion. And since it’s week one, you know some pumpkin beers were consumed! But whether you love em or hate em, we let you know where to send your thank you cards or your hate mail!


As always, drink responsibly, drink local, oh and stay creepy!


Music: "Grease Creepers Creep" by the Grease Creepers


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"Evolutionary psychology explains why haunted houses creep us out"

How We Decide Who's Creepy (Psychology Today)

"What's So Scary About Momo?"

"Tin Toy" Pixar Short (1988)

The Fox Sisters: Spiritualism's Unlikely Founders (HistoryNet)

"Bones in 'Old Spook House'"

"A Skeleton's Tale: The Origins of Modern Spiritualism"

Lily Dale, NY

Paranormal Walks, LLC


Beers drank: Cold-Pressed Coffee Pumking by STBC, Vanilla Cappuccino Pumpkin Ale by Resurgence


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Publish Date: 10/5/2018




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

Buy their album "Rhythm & Roll" on Bandcamp!


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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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