Minisode 2: Seven One Six

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




Recent Episodes

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

You can download their album "Fresh Cut" here!


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Look if you dare:

"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


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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Look if you dare:

"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


This week we're revisiting Rochester! Haley's already feeling a little spooky so she'll be talking exclusively about Mount Hope cemetery and its most famous/interesting residents (no offense to the rest of the people buried there...) Also we discuss a newer brewery in the area, as well as another Rochester brewery that makes a beer based off of a well-known mass-produced beer.


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Things mentioned:

Fifth Frame Brewing (you can see the Yarp/Nerp!)

River City Project (this sounds a lot like a conspiracy theory but it's not)

"Killer Klowns" by The Dickies 

The Hot-dog, the American dream and the Greek connection 

John Oliver on Bud Light Lime 


Beer drank: Swift Light Lime by Swiftwater Brewing 


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Publish Date: 9/29/2018


Hey-ey-ey-ey we just got our new equipment in the mail, and drank a ton of new beers this weekend at the Ballpark Brewbash, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for a quick little minisode!


Remember: live every day like it's Buffalo Beer Week.


Beers discussed:

-Random Company by CB Craft Brewers

-Bisonberry Kolsch by Flying Bison

-Cherry Kolsch by Steelbound Brewery & Distillery

-Pills Mafia by Thin Man Brewery

-Come Quat with Me by Woodcock Brewery

-J-Pop by Sato Brewpub

-Raspberry Soiree by Ithaca Beer

-Paczki Milk Stout by Rusty Nickel Brewing

-Chai Tea Infused Pumking by Southern Tier Brewing Company


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


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Publish Date: 9/24/2018


Hey there! This is a special pre-recorded episode that we recorded with the guys from What the Hops at Big Ditch during the Packet re-release! Regrettably, there isn't a ton of history in this episode, and that's mainly because we were going with What the Hops' style of podcasting: just shooting the shit. We hope you enjoy, and we'll be back next week with your regularly-scheduled history podcast (brewed for your enjoyment.) Happy Buffalo Beer Week! #COLLABORATION


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Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Publish Date: 9/21/2018


Here it is: our Buffalo History Museum episode! To celebrate their upcoming Party on the Portico, we've decided to make this episode all about them (or at least mostly about them...) We love history! So obviously we love the history museum. Hear all about the origins of the museum as well as what you can see in-person there as well as online!


Things mentioned:

Buffalo History Museum

Green Schwinn

Pierce Arrow Building conversion?

Buffalo History Museum exhibits

BHM Online Research library

Buffalo Drinking Map

Erie County Prisoner Identification (1896-1914)

KKK membership directory (1924)

Shower Beer Thoughts #7


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

They'll be playing their Monthly Ramble show at Mr. Goodbar on 9/19!


Beer drank: 1812 Butler's Bitter by Niagara College's Teaching Brewery


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Publish Date: 9/15/2018


This week we're celebrating Buffalo's music scene to get in the spirit of Music is Art, the nonprofit started by a member of one famous Buffalo-based band. When you think of music and entertainment in Buffalo, you can't not think about the Theatre District, or its centerpiece: Shea's Performing Arts Center. Shea was a super busy guy who seriously LOVED entertainment. If you're not driving, take a sip for every theatre of his that Haley mentions in this episode.


TL;DL: Everything burns down *fire emoji*. Also we don't know how to pronounce vaudeville.


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade

If you're listening on the day of the release, RBB plays Music is Art TOMORROW (Saturday, 9/8) on the main stage at 3!


Beer drank: Full-Stack IIPA by SingleCut Beersmiths


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Things Mentioned:

Music Is Art

"The Wonder of it All" by Arlan Peters

In The Buff 716

Mac Sabbath

Shower Beer Thoughts #6

Misuta Chows

Three Little Pigs- Green Jello

Cannibal Corpse on Ace Ventura

Wyatt Coin

DredNeks

Grease Creepers


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Publish Date: 9/7/2018


It's our thirtieth episode! You know what they say: 30 is the new 20! So for this, our thirtieth episode, we've decided to make our own little "clip-isode" where we go over our last 29 episodes (and the minisodes) and bring up some stuff that's come up since the episode has come out. Haley does do a classic deep-dive into something historic (should we tell you what it is?) Alright fine, it's the Buffalo Central Terminal! We just won't tell you where it comes in. HA!


Music: "Low Bridge" by the Rust Belt Brigade


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Beer drank: Gin Barrel-Aged Beautiful River by Big Ditch Brewing Company


Things mentioned:

Bobby, can I go out and grill tonight?

Amazing Larry- CBW Instagram post

"14 years down the drain" Seinfeld

ALL OF OUR EPISODES. Go check out our back catalog if you haven't yet! (See how much we've grown :))




Publish Date: 9/1/2018


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