Half Pint 3 - Alcohol That Doesn't Taste Like Alcohol ft. Shawna Cormier and Hard Seltzer

Half Pints are back! In the newest minisode, I introduce my new occasional co-host, Shawna Cormier. We talk about summer dranks and how there's a trend in both the beer world (and in the beverage industry in general) of how no one wants to drink something that actually tastes like alcohol. We try to understand this phenomenon by cracking open some White Claw and True hard seltzers.  Drink along with us (if you dare).

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Episode 24 - Modern Times

"I'm done when it stops being about bringing people together"

Mike from Modern Times (currently PDX) and I drink a lot of MT beers. Including Black House Nitro Stout, Poly Rhythmo Pilsner, and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods (Jester King collab). Listen to us talk about loving beer for what it does for people and community, going from being a "spy" to a brewer, and that one time Mike almost died from McDonalds.

Side Note: I KNOW I said Floodland(s) not FloodLAND don't @ me!!

Grab a Modern Times beer and drink along with us! Cheers!

Episode 23 - Jester King Fantome del Rey

Cheers to Beers is back babbyyy! And we're jumping back in with a good ol' fashioned hang sesh. 

Join me and my industry (but more importantly close and beautiful) friends Samira and Matt as we drink Jester Kind Fantome del Rey + Rainier chambongs at the Masonry Fremont. Disclaimer: I say the wrong name of the beer in the intro! My Bad! It's del Rey not del Mar. No matter how I said it it's still a bomb-ass beer. 

Listen to us struggle to pick a beer, get deep into what it means to work for a craft brewery, experiencing sexism as a bartender, and get some solid advice on how to do your nighttime drunchies. 

Grab a Jester King (or whatever beer you got) and join us! Cheers! 

Episode 22 - Mother Earth BooKoo IPA

Waddup beer nerds we're back with a full length 'sode for ya! This episode was recorded in San Diego with my two closest friends from college (UCSB go gauchos), Bianca and Amanda. We are drinking the BooKoo IPA from Mother Earth in Vista, CA. Although this episode is less beer-centric and more telling crazy stories from college (please don't judge me for all the vodka I drank), it feels like a sleepover and who doesn't love reminiscing with their friends? Take off your bra, put on yoga pants, and join me and my girls as we share a beer and embarrassing stories. 

In this episode we talk Amanda's bachelorette party, nightmare roommate situations, and we have an existensial crisis over about the evolution of social media. Grab a beer and join us! Cheers! 

Episode 20 - Stoup Citra IPA

This week I am joined by fellow beer podcaster, Evan Pedrola (Beer and/or Movie) to chat over Stoup Brewing's Citra IPA. In this Seattle-centric episode we talk about PNW IPAs, zombie war hammers, and the way this city has changed over the years. Grab an IPA and join us! Cheers!

Half Pint 1 - Pumpkins, And Hazies, And Fresh Hops, Oh My!

Waddup Beer Fam! It's been a hot sec but Cheers to Beers is back, baby! Now introducing mini episodes called Half Pints, I'll be releasing these between full episodes as I get back into the podcasting game. The Half Pints episodes will be me and friend of the podcast, Coel, bantering on my balacony (while drinking of course). Topics will range from seasonal beers, to venting about work, to anything interesting going on in the beer world.

Episode 19 - TRAPPIST-1 & Westmalle Tripel

It's a space themed episode with actual scientists! Remember when NASA released the news on a star called TRAPPIST-1 that has seven exoplanets orbiting it with some being potentially Earth-like? Yeah, I talk all about that with astronomers Jake and Dave. And what a better beer to have when talking about space, stars, and potential extraterrestrial life than a Trappist ale. We're drinking the Westmalle Tripel in honor of the Belgian scientists who found this star. Strap in for some insight on these planets, the potential for alien beer, and everything you need to know about TRAPPIST-1!

Grab a beer and join us! 

Episode 18 - The Lite Beer Challenge

We're changing things up in this new episode of Cheers to Beers! This 'sode I'm joined by astronomy nerds Jake Lustig-Yaeger and Dave Fleming as we take on the Lite Beer Challenge! We work through the tasting notes of 5 lite beers followed by a blind taste test. Grab 5 lite beers and join us! 

Episode 17 - Chefs Edition

It's the chefs edition of Cheers to Beers! I'm joined by head chef of Burgundian, Rhett and sous chef Stephen for a talk of kitchen life, passion for food, and the craziness that is this business. If you work in the industry or are interested in working in a kitchen this is a great insight to this world and we get deep into the pysche of a chef. In this episode we do a reverse quick takes where I try to guess kitchen terms, Rhett and Steven's origin story, the importance of music in the kitchen, and bacon separators! 

Episode 16 - Hard Liver Barleywine Minisode

It's a Cheers to Beers minisode! These recordings were taken at last year's Hard Liver Barleywine fest at Brouwer's Cafe (Seattle, WA). I talk to people about why they love barleywine and why Hard Liver is the best beer event of the year. Eventually the interviews go rouge when friend of the podcast, Coel, takes over but hey, it's Hard Liver - we're all out here to drink and have a good time. Attend this year's Hard Liver on February 25th and 26th (2017) at Brouwer's! I'll see you there! #SizenadNumber

Episode 15 - Monk's Meal

This episode I'm joined by Steve Little from Seapine Brewing! We recorded in the brewery while drinking Seapine's doppelbock, Monk's Meal. This episode we discuss Steve's advice on how to grind in the industry, why learning about beer isn't pretenious but in fact, good for the community, and a cat named Wort! 

Grab a beer and join us!

Episode 14 - Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)

A Belgian themed episode! I am joined by my coworker, Brian, and his friend Steve who works for Elysian Brewing. This episode is recorded in the Belgain beer bar,  The Stumbling Monk. We are drinking De Dolle Dulle Teve - aka Mad Bitch - from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers. This episode we explore east coast verus west coast in terms of not only style, but personal experiences drinking bicoastally. As well as explore IPA elitism and Summer Belgian beer adventures. 

Grab a beer and join us!

Episode 13 - Flemish Kiss

Cheers to Beers is back! After a little hiatus, I'm joined by Fawn Ward, a homebrewer and fellow beer blogger. And we are drinking Flemish Kiss by Commons Brewery out of Portland, OR. This episode we weigh in on the idea of beer trading, exploding bottles, and the muscles you get from decorating cupcakes. 

Grab a beer and join us! Cheers!

Check out Craft: a beer blog by Fawn Ward - fawnward.com

Episode 11 - A Whole Bunch of Beer

This episode I'm joined by Aaron, the cellar manager at Burgundian. And we are drinking a whole bunch of stuff. Since he had so much good beer to choose from, we decided to go with three: pFriem Frambozen, Pennepot Old Fisherman's Ale (2012 Reserva), and The Ale Apothecary Sahalie. We also have a few audience members including Aaron's dog Fausto so you might be hearing from more than just Aaron and I. 

This episode we discuss Belgian sour styles and why they're superior, dogs drinking beer, the bros who come along with craft beer buyouts and I can't resist a dick joke sorry in advance. Grab a beer and join! 

Episode 10 - Framblanc Sour

This week we've got double trouble with two former guests, Coel Allen (Episode 2 - St. Bernardus Abt 12) and Kevin Klein (Episode 7 - Arctic Devil). We are drinking the Framblanc Sour by Cascade Brewing. In this episode we discuss "happy accidents", rickshaw rides, a live version of Drunchies, and the election - not 2016, but #CoelKayne2020 vs #KevinKim2020.  Things get a little... drunk. Grab a beer and join. Let's talk about beer. Cheers! 

Below are Kevin's and Coel's drawings from the Tap Handle Challenge. A talented bunch right here. 

Episode 9 - Orange and Black

In this baseball themed episode I'm joined by my friend Kelly Geraty and we're drinking the Orange and Black congrats ale by Moylan's Brewing. She shows us she's a server not to be fucked with, we discuss the relationships you build in the industry, and of course the San Francisco Giants (it's an even year we're taking it home don't fight me on this). 


Episode 8 - The Picard

My guest this week is my friend from college, Edrick Sarkissian and we chill out with an earl grey session IPA called The Picard by Hilliard's here in Ballard, Seattle. In this episode we discuss the passion and creativity behind brewing beer, Hillary Clinton's beer skills, and the nightmare that are Fiesta confetti eggs.

Episode 7 - Arctic Devil

On this episode of Cheers to Beers I drink with my friend and former co-worker Kevin Klein. And we are drinking the Arctic Devil Barelywine Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing. Things get real as we talk about the importance of creating, the human nature of drinking beer, and the highs and lows of the service industry. Grab a beer and join us!