Episode 40: Beer Me Up Scotty

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




Recent Episodes

Everybody stand up, stretch, and grab yourself another beer because we’re talking about the ballpark this week. We chat a little bit about the Buffalo Bisons’ new field sponsor, Bisons mascots (animate and inanimate), and a man at the ballpark that’s even more recognizable than a mascot. Resurgence Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing, and Community Beer Works team up for a third time to release the Buffalo Brewers Series of beers. This one has us excited for the baseball season, now get back to your seats and press play!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things Mentioned:

Canadian Bacon (1995)

Buster T. Bison

"Celery's Greatest Race"

Conehead

Ballpark Brewers Series

"Top 10 Baseball Songs of All Time" (MLB)

"Baseball's Best Songs" (ESPN)

"The Natural" theme

"Baseball: Music at the Ballpark" (Spotify)

"Take Me Out to The Ball Game" (1908)

Episode 11: Take Me Out to the Brewery


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Publish Date: 4/2/2019


We're back baby! Troy's been under the weather for about a week and a half, which we're not only going to use as an excuse for our absence, but we're also using it for the theme of this episode! We go over the history of Buffalo's largest hospital, which played an important role in the area during the 1918 flu pandemic. To go along with our theme of weird stuff that microorganisms do, we're drinking Big Ditch's Bidwell Wild Ale! Now wash your hands and listen up!


Check out Troy's new publication, Manic Expressive!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

One More Time, With Big Data (NYT)

ECMC: A Century of True Care

1918 Flu Pandemic (CDC)

"World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic"

The Bidwell Wild Experiment- Big Ditch Brewing Company

This Podcast Will Kill You

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine


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Publish Date: 3/15/2019


Showing some love during the week of Valentine’s Day. As you may know we really dig talking about the Erie Canal, but Episode 48 is all about the Love Canal. We talk about how a city planned to be a clean, futuristic utopia powered by hydroelectricity lead to the creation of a toxic waste dump: the plan for a “Model City” really was a model on how not to dispose of toxic waste, and once you do dispose of that toxic waste, how not to handle a national emergency fueled by sickness, death, and birth defects. This all happened along the Niagara Escarpment, which also happens to be where our drink this week is from. We discuss yet another story of pollution in WNY while sipping Riesling from Freedom Run Winery. Learn about the history of the Niagara Region as well as all of New York State’s impact on winemaking. 


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned/further reading:

Pictures of Love Canal

Love Canal on Google Maps

The dream and demise of Model City

"A Toxic Waste Capital"

Revisiting Love Canal: A conversation with Lois Gibbs

Love Canal today: "We know what's in our backyards"


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Publish Date: 2/20/2019


This week we felt that after recording last time with Vinylly Friday, we needed to take a break from the brews--of beer, that is--because in this episode we're drinking Barrel + Brine kombucha! We discuss the somewhat disturbing way that kombucha is made as well as the tons of other fermented goodies that Barrel + Brine has to offer! And on the historical end, Haley gets serious about WNY's Eeriest body of water.


Cheers! Go have something fermented, and call your "Mother"!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Ice volcanos

Ghost apples

Episode 9: The Whale (Crystal Beach ep.)

Cuyahoga River Fire

Blue-Green Algae Blooms

UB fish study

Lake Erie Bessie (1991)


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Publish Date: 2/11/2019


This week, we were joined by our buds Tim and Eddie from Vinylly Friday for a regular ol' collab-a-thon! This time around, we let them pick the brewery: we drank Main Course DDHIPA by Belt Line Brewery & Kitchen, a brand-new brewery and taproom that just opened down in the Hydraulic neighborhood. And as things generally go around here, the brewery decided the history for this episode...so more trains! Buckle up: we're all quite inebriated for this one (good thing we took the train!)


And since it was a "collab-a-thon," there'll be a new episode of Vinylly Friday featuring us coming up soon! We'll keep ya'll updated on when it does, but until then, listen to the rest of their episodes--they're some pretty funny dudes who talk about a wide range of music!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

"COMPANY IS COMING" by Chris Fleming

Belt Line Railroad

Bennett Station (Airbnb)

F.N. Burt Co./500 Seneca

500 Seneca

"Jazz" Design


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Publish Date: 2/4/2019


It’s our One Beer Anniversary Episode! 


An entire year has passed since we started Drinking Points! This week we go back to Episode 1, and reminisce about (read: completely rip on) our Pilot Episode too! We were welcomed back to record at Big Ditch Brewing Company yet again, which coincides with all of our Erie Canal chit chat on the first episode. Episode 45 is all about poking fun at our past selves and expanding on ideas we had a year ago! 

Cheers!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


Thanks to:


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Publish Date: 1/27/2019


Sometimes episodes are written around a historical event, sometimes they’re written with a certain beer in mind. Other times, a brewery releases a beer about winter weather with 7.7% ABV and 77 IBUs and we’re left with no choice but to do a Blizzard of 77 episode. So crack a beer and bundle up, because it’s a cold one out there!

Also, this episode features a special guest: our neighbor, Aaron! Check out his Instagram!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Some photos from the blizzard (stoplight photo included)

"How to Survive if You Are Stranded in a Blizzard"

Can a blizzard cause a baby boom? (2015)


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Publish Date: 1/12/2019


We're excited to say that this is (what feels like) our first real episode that we've recorded since ermmm... October? We took a classic Drinking Points field trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science to go along with this episode's beer, XPA by Woodcock Brothers Brewery! Happy New Years everyone!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Buffalo Museum of Science

Guy with a bee as a pet on a string

"It's Just Beer"


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Publish Date: 12/31/2018


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