Episode 41: This is not an Episode

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




Recent Episodes

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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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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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


Joy to the world! This is our off-the-cusp Christmas mini(?)sode! In this episode, we talk about Christmas trees, Christmas traditions, and... Christmas! And drink wintery beers! Join us around the Netflix Fireplace (Birchwood Edition) and let us join your holiday celebration this year! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!


(Haley wants to apologize in advance for sounding like a little bit of a Grinch, but we recorded this immediately after she worked two full retail days on Christmas weekend! I tried!!)


(Also, this is not our last Christmas episode... there will be more. I just love (Last) Christmas--only the original. Don't get it twisted)


Music: "Three Staple Waltz" by the Rust Belt Brigade

Available for download on Bandcamp


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Things mentioned:

Realchristmastrees.org

Wikihow: How to Grow Your Own Christmas Tree

Ten Christmas Customs with Pagan Roots

John Denver & The Muppets: 12 Days of Christmas

Venezuela's Christmas Tradition

Catalonia's Christmas Tradition

Caga Tio-- Norah Jones

Iceland's Christmas Tradition


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Publish Date: 12/24/2018


We're back (again!) And this time, in a brand new space: we've moved to South Buffalo! Obviously we're super excited, so allow us to gush about our new apartment and the building we live in now and its historical significance in the city. Now as this is both our first experience "leaving the nest," we thought we would drink a beer that (loosely) fits the theme of moving out of your parent's place.


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

BN article about McDermott Lofts

Wasteland Studio

Episode 31: Music to Our Beers

Bishop John Timon

Stats about Buffalo religiosity


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Publish Date: 12/17/2018


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


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