Episode 61 (September 14, 2021): The Writers Room - NFL Week 1; feat. House Enterprise Football Bloggers

BEERS: Will tries a very unique beer...so unique, it’s been named “America’s Best Light Lager” at this year’s World Beer Awards. Chair 2 is a Sons of Liberty creation, established in South Kingstown, but distributed nationally under its own brand...very similar to what SOL has done with Loyal Lemonade (which is DELICIOUS). Will has high praises for this new beer.  Jake reviews a North Shore selection from “Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin...you don’t come out the way you came in.”  Bent Water Brewing Company, a hidden gem in a warehouse right off the Lynnway, hits a home run with Sluice Juice, a New England IPA that has more hops than you knew existed.

BUSINESS: The iPhone 13 is coming!! Along with new Apple Watches and AirPods, Apple will release products at its world release events this week. When does phone technology hit its limit? Are we ever going to get the hologram keyboard that was promised to us like 10 years ago?!  How will the releases affect Apple stock; is now a good time to buy, or should you wait until after the event? Also, COVID tests are coming to brick and mortar stores; they’ll be in stores at around a 35% discount off what you can normally buy them for.  We debate; would you buy a covid test in a store if you were in a pinch?

BALLS: A long overdue show, but our “Writers’ Room” makes its debut!  We have our in-house writers James Mas, Sam Basel, Jordan Laube, and Eddy Szalan on the show to discuss their NFL teams’ performance in Week 1.  We break down the Eagles & Cardinals wins over the Falcons and Titans, and then discuss the losses...there was much sadness to go around between the Giants, Pats, and Jets.  We recap Sam Darnold’s revenge game with the Panthers, Corey Davis’ new addition to the Jets receiving core, and predictions for Mac Jones’s second game. We finish with giving our locks of the week, and the top fantasy performer for next week.

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 9/14/2021




Recent Episodes

BEERS: The guys are back on the road!  We make the short trip to one of Providence’s newest breweries, Moniker, to interview the masterminds behind it all: Jeff Goodno and Bryan Benedict.  In this on-site interview, Jeff and Bryan discuss their past experiences on both the brewing and branding/sales side of the brewery process, and what ultimately led them to create a new venture together. We discuss the start-up of Moniker, why they chose a former auto body shop as their destination, and what they looked for in hiring their head brewer. We also discuss their partnership with Southern-style comfort-food joint Bucktown, their close proximity to a fellow brewery (and recent podcast guest) Beer on Earth, and what’s next for Moniker.

BUSINESS: Bitcoin is rallying back! After being clamped by China a few weeks back, $BTC is showing resilience in the face of adversity. Some believe this is due to the SEC approving a Bitcoin-related ETF (ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF) which starts trading Tuesday. Could this be a wise investment?  In the world of sports betting, the state of New Jersey has eclipsed $1.01 billion in wagers in a single month, shattering the previous record of $966m. Revenue is up 40% from 2021! What’s next for sports betting?

BALLS: Rapid fire!! The Yankees were bounced from the MLB playoffs, and now it has come down to 4 teams; the Red Sox, Astros, Braves, and Dodgers - who takes the crown?  Who is the best team in the AFC?  The Raiders roar over the Broncos in their first game without Jon Gruden; are they legit again?  Hockey and basketball are back, and the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll is out; our guys give instant reactions.

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 10/19/2021


BEERS: Jake goes first in a stunning twist: he’s back at Bad Sons Brewery in Derby, Connecticut. Although most of the time, Bad Sons has failed to deliver on good beer, its new fruited sour Golden Ticket is righting the course. Fresh-off a trip to Nikki’s Liquors, Will tries Synder Bier Pretzel Marzen, a new collaboration between Snyder and popular Northeast beer brand Captain Lawrence.

BUSINESS: Just about everyone on the planet was impacted by Monday’s business storyline. Facebook and Instagram both went down due to an outage on Facebook’s servers. This comes with suspicious timing, as director of security Antigone Davis went on CNBC only a few hours earlier to defend an accusation that Facebook prioritizes “profit over safety.” It was the worst outage in over two years for a social media group. We discuss exactly what went down on Monday and give a stab at what could’ve been the culprit.

BALLS: If you’re a fellow member of Yankees Twitter, you are definitely a loyal follower of Nick Costanzo, popularly known as Stanzo among the Twitter community. We invite Stanzo to discuss Tuesday’s big Wild Card game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park. It’s been a wild season, and somehow it produced the same results...both teams finishing with 92 wins and 70 losses. Now, it comes down to one game - one team will move onto the ALDS against the Rays, and the other is heading home. What do the Yankees have to do in order to survive and advance at Fenway Park tonight? We also discuss Tom Brady’s return to Gillette Stadium and review our “locks” of last week.

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 10/5/2021


EPISODE 63

BEERS: You already know what time it is...fall beer season.  Will takes it to Newport Craft to try Ungourdly Hour. You’d think this sounds like a lighter pumpkin beer, but this Strong Ale is certainly off the beaten path for fall beverages. Spicy and strong, this 9.5% beer is an interesting choice as we head into the fall months. More traditional pumpkin beer lovers might identify more with Jake’s review, as he breaks down Shipyard’s “Smashed Pumpkin” in the Pugsley Signature Series.  Still standing strong at 9%, Jake takes a stab at the perfect formula for a pumpkin beer.

BUSINESS: Everyone knows the name Marvel. Whether it was the movies, the comics, or the action figures, Marvel was more than likely in your life as a child.  Now, Marvel is taking the motion picture scene by storm; Shang-Chi is now the top-grossing movie in North America ($187m), just ahead of Black Widow, which dominated the box office for a good chunk of the year.  Is Marvel the best motion picture company ever? How much will movies rally this year? Will this raise Disney stock ($DIS) even further? We discuss the impact Marvel has had on the movie scene and beyond.

BALLS: Two-time Super Bowl champion Dan Koppen and former MLB draft selection Tip Fairchild join the show.  The two former pros join the show to discuss their new venture, the “Past Our Prime” podcast, presented by Squadlocker. We take a journey down the path of Dan’s decorated career as an Pro Bowl offensive lineman with the New England Patriots, having his number retired at the same high school as Saquon Barkley, and break down what makes Tom Brady so great.  We talk baseball shop with Tip, including his professional experience playing for Sparky Lyle, alongside Roger Clemens, and his favorite moments of his career. 

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 9/28/2021


BEERS: This weekend, we both went south to the Mid-Atlantic region, and you know what that means: great beer. Will starts with a selection from Collusion Tap Works in York, Pennsylvania that has far reach into the beer scene. Despite being just a small brew pub in the middle of nowhere, Collusion boasts some of Pennsylvania's best beer.  Will has great things to say about Xerion Matrix, a New England style IPA for which he gives a high rating. Jake takes us to Star Hill Brewery, who just released its new beer garden in McLean, Virginia; it's a must-visit.

BUSINESS: The gambling show!! With Michael Jordan declaring that he’ll be investing in sports gambling data company SportRadar, we discuss if we’re about to see major sports stars venture into the betting world. Between ESPN’s $3 billion funding call on their sportsbook rights & licensing, to more sportsbooks popping up in venues across the nation, it’s a no-brainer.

BALLS: The Saturday’s & Seltzers podcast joins the show! (18:30) We have Kendra Middleton and Sarah Griffin on the show to discuss the brand they’ve built in just a few months.  Both self-proclaimed PLL experts, we discuss this past weekend’s Chaos-Whipsnakes Championship game - full disclosure, we recorded before the game, so you are definitely allowed to @OldTakesExposed us.  We break down what’s next for the game of lacrosse, content creation, and even some baseball.

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 9/21/2021


Who doesn’t love The Wonton Don?! Our Episode 60 guest is the one and only Donnie Does, who made his name on traveling the world and discovering new cultures. You’ll recall that just a few months ago, Donnie put out a plea for someone to make him a “breakfast beer,” and this summer, we delivered plenty of fresh “Don’s Early Light” to the Barstool Sports HQ2. Donnie joins us for a quality hour of beer reviews, perspectives from his life as a content creator, and his upcoming trip to the Balkans. We also talk about his recent trip to Woonsocket, Rhode Island and all its “hidden gems.” We discuss how content creation has changed over the years, and what’s next for Donnie & the rest of the Barstool Sports crew.

We finish our show after Donnie’s interview with some rapid fire news. El Salvador is adopting Bitcoin as an official currency; is this brilliant or dumb? College football is back, and the NFL’s return is on the horizon; we make some moneyball picks for Week 1.

Beers, Business, and Balls is brought to you in part by Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies - a convenient and delicious way for everyone to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily health routine. Taste the Apple, Not the Vinegar. Go to Goli.com and use the code THEBBBPOD to get 10% off your order of Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies!

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 9/7/2021


BEERS: What if we told you there were two successful breweries across the street from each other?  We travel to Beer on Earth for this live segment with founder Adam Henderson.  Beer on Earth isn’t the biggest brewery space in Rhode Island, but Adam shares his story of turning his passion into his career...much like our friends at Side Hustle in Episode 57.  As an award-winning homebrewer, Adam initially planned to start a brewery in Texas, but eventually Beer on Earth came to life in the Creative Capital. We discuss Beer on Earth going to market, where consumers can find their beer, and the competition landscape growing in Rhode Island & beyond.

BUSINESS: Chicago is putting Grubhub & DoorDash on blast. City officials are accusing DoorDash and Grubhub of harming the city’s restaurants with high fees and other deceptive practices. Can this hold up in court, and how will it affect the delivery business?  We discuss the reality that Uber and Lyft might be using our battery information to hike rates on us, and Apple CEO Tim Cook’s massive 10-year-anniversary payout.

BALLS: Rapid fire is back! Our Yankees go on a thirteen game win streak & are back in the playoff race, can they sustain it?  Michigan wins the Little League World Series, but is the bigger story the elite pitching rotation of South Dakota not making it to the finals? Former NFL defensive back Pacman Jones loses a fight to Bobby “Lights Out” Lang, and “Patty Ice” Cantlay beats Bryson Dechambeau in a 6-hole playoff after Bryson tells him to “please stop walking…”

Beers, Business, and Balls is brought to you in part by Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies - a convenient and delicious way for everyone to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily health routine. Taste the Apple, Not the Vinegar. Go to Goli.com and use the code THEBBBPOD to get 10% off your order of Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies!

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 8/30/2021


BEERS: Will reviews a visit to a pop-up of a solid New England player in Widowmaker Brewing Company.  Their IPA’s can be found on the taps of most Boston-area beer bars and in the cans at most local liquor stores, so Will breaks down his experience getting Widowmaker’s flagship Blue Comet straight from the source.  Jake’s trip to Texas a few weeks back meant loads of craft beer, and “The Temptress” by Lakewood Brewing Company lived up to expectations. Although a 9.1% milk stout doesn’t sound ideal in the Texas heat, Temptress poured smooth and refreshing, and even sat well before a night out on the town.

BUSINESS: If you’re on OnlyFans, chances are you’re there for the suggestive content...for now, anyway. The subscription-based app has decided to ban all “sexually explicit content” on their platforms. This will certainly be a crushing blow to content creators; OnlyFans paid out $5 billion to more than 1.5 million users in its 5 years of existence.  Will their 150 million + users take their preferences elsewhere?  We also discuss Amazon’s double-down effort to get into brick-and-mortar models, and Elon Musk’s scary humanoid AI robot that is “naturally friendly.” GTFOH with that.

BALLS: She’s crushing her baseball coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area, she’s the host of the “All A’s” podcast, and she’s on our shortlist of recurring guests!  Jess Kleinschmidt re-joins the show to catch up on what’s been a crazy baseball season so far. Of course, we take a deep-dive on Jess’ Bay Area teams, and how the Giants & A’s are climbing the ranks in their respective divisions. We discuss the rise of the Yankees, the Cubs selling off basically their entire roster, and how each frontrunner can fare up in the playoffs.

Beers, Business, and Balls is brought to you in part by Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies - a convenient and delicious way for everyone to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily health routine. Taste the Apple, Not the Vinegar. Go to Goli.com and use the code THEBBBPOD to get 10% off your order of Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies!

Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support

Publish Date: 8/23/2021


The Show

Presented by House Enterprise, hosted by Jake Zimmer and Will Tondo. The name explains itself. We’ll be discussing craft beer, the latest business news, and what's going on in the world of sports. Join us for weekly conversations and interviews with industry leaders and guests around the nation.

Subscribe

   

Follow Us