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Episode 40

After more than a year, the Barkeeps sit down in a backyard astride one of the world's natural wonders to bring you the return of DrinkAlong.

Yes. DrinkAlong. Ask your parents about it. It was a thing.

In a triumphant return to form, Dave and Jeremy show that they're not too old to gripe about all manner of subjects ranging from possums to busting ghosts to perils of cold water amidst the ravages of time. Is 2016 the worst year ever for celebrity deaths? Was that a cat eating a raccoon?

Along the way they drink not one, not two, but THREE amazing beers.

Belly up and put on those headphones.

It's time to DrinkAlong.

Don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_40_-_DrinkAlong_The_Motion_Picture.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:50am EDT
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Last Fall Dave & Jeremy conducted the first signature beer challenge. This was a simple experiment where your hosts crafted two unique beers and unleashed them upon a handful of willing participants to review and ponder. The result, as you recall, was the naming of Jeremy's " The Cream Ale With Honey and Also With Ginger" and Dave's "Dolomite's Asshole".

How could you not call that a success?

In an effort to recreate that vibe, the Barkeeps headed to Fermentations on the Danforth and created two all original signature beers for a new round of challengers. Stepping up to the plate are two of our favourite bartenders, Brandi Robertson and Matthieu Rajchman. They brought their significant others with them (Ned and Saira, respectively) to round out what was a fun afternoon of sampling our two concoctions and finishing off with a sampling of a very special brew, the Westvleteren 12, one of the rarest on the planet.

Our thanks to Brandi, Ned, Matthieu and Saira for playing along.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Thirty_Eight_-_Signature_Beer_Challenge_II.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:02am EDT
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Recorded LIVE at the Social Capital Theatre on February 7, 2015.

This week Sean Fisher, Scott McCrickard and Dave Martin from The Guilty Pleasures podcast join Dave and Jeremy for a live show in front of a steamy audience. 

We'll try some Cameron's Obsidian Imperial Porter and Rye Pale Ale and talk about, wha else, guilty pleasures. Try as we might... we can't seem to stay away from movies... so there's talk of those, too. 

This is the first DrinkAlong to have Insane Clown Posse and Sir Paul McCartney. It might be the ONLY podcast with that line-up.

Still not sure if that's a good thing...

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_36_-_DrinkAlong_LIVE_Guilty_Pleasures_Edition.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:46am EDT
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Recorded LIVE at the Social Capital Theatre to a modest but receptive audience, join Two Turntables and a Bottle of Wine, See You Next Wednesday, Weekend at Burgie's, Time Bandits, the Dew Over and DrinkAlong on one stage for one night of debachled holiday cheer.

This is being simulcast over the entire Modern Superior network with the incredible musical set being released exclusively on Two Turntables and a Bottle of Wine.  Go HERE to hear it all in it's full glory, with extra DrinkAlong content!

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone, and have yourself a safe and happy holiday season!

Direct download: Holiday_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
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Episode Thirty Two - LIVE! at the SoCap Theatre

The Barkeeps are on the town, coming to you from the Social Capital Theatre.

Recorded live on October 4, 2014, they'll be drinking some Moosehead (for enjoyment and for a good cause) as well as Hop City's 8th Sin Black Lager.

And that's not all! 

There'll be a surprise special guest from Modern Superior's own The Dew Over podcast, Tweet's of the Week, and the return of What Were They Drinking? Also, a jawdropping news-bomb about the future of DrinkAlong!!!

Special thanks to the thirsty few who came out on Nuit Blanche to share a couple rounds and win some prizes. We love you.

Special thanks to Gord on sound, Carmine on beer patrol, and Ralph on bar. We love you, too.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Thirty_Two_-_Live_at_the_SoCap_Theatre.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT
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At the end of a long summer that was barely summer, our barkeeps find themselves at the cottage... relaxed... full of beer... and relaxed.

Join us for this smooth flowing, rain soaked, episode where we sample some Muskoka Harvest Ale and Lake of Bays Spark House and 10 Point IPA.

Along the way, we'll talk about the rigors of podcast sound, the faults of Zack Snyder, small Ontario towns and a very modest Drinkscapade.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone... 

Direct download: Episode_Thirty_One_-_The_Cottage.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT
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Every few weeks or so we get a message that says "boy, you guys sound a little drunk at the end there..."

This week is no exception. This week raises the bar.

Join Dave and Jeremy as they talk about Gaurdians of the Galaxy, the DrinkAlong Beer Brew Challenge, trouble for craft beer in New Brunswick and Tim & Eric.

They drink Duvel Triple Hop, Hop City Brewing Co.'s Hopbot IPA and Beau's Matt's Sleepy Time Stout.

It's like an Belgian beer sandwich with a crisp American IPA middle. And the ABV is through the roof.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone...

And pace yourself, ya dingus.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Nine_-_Duval_Hopbot_and_the_aptly_named_Sleepytime_Stout.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:09am EDT
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The Barkeeps welcome fellow podcaster Jamie Dew from the DewOver podcast to the show this week.

On tap we'll have Black Creek's Lemon Balm, Grand River Brewing's Tailgate, Dominus Vobiscum's Lupulus, and Publican House's Square Nail Pale Ale.

Sorry this one is late, someone got the flu. And soemone keep an eye on Ali...

 

 

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Eight_-_Jamie_Dew_and_the_DrunkOver.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT
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In this episode we discovered that Jeremy doesn't know how to hit rec on the recorder... you think he would... he's a dumbass...

BUT we also talk to comedian Ryan Belleville and all is fine.  All is just fine.

We try some Amsterdam Tempest Stout and Downtown Brown (still dirty) with some Mill Street 100th Meridian to break it up.

Along the way we talk about Canadian TV and dog fucking and soccer... There's really too much to go into detail here.

Long story short... Download the episode and don't worry about it.

Drink Along, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Seven_-_Ryan_Belleville.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT
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The War of the APA has begun!

This week the Barkeeps try some Naughty Neighbour by Nickel Brook and pair it with some Great Lakes Crazy Canuck.  Who will win? Does it matter? Do you even read these???

To top it off, they also try some Bell City Brewing's Eureka Cream Ale.

Along the way you'll hear about social experiments, many brain farts and our Asshole of the Week.  Also keep an ear open for our "Demon Wings" alarm. It's subtle.

Not much else to say but DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Six_-_A_War_of_APA_and_Bell_City.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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Recorded on May 29th, this episode is HOT off the press.

Hot, being the operative word. It's summer time and that mean's patio season is upon us like a fever. So what should you be enjoying in your backyard? The Barkeeps try three bottles that are brewed to SLAKE your thirst on a hot, sunny day.

Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.'s Patio Saison and Summer Festivale are on tap, as is Cameron's California Sunshine APA.

The Barkeeps also talk about the Craft Beer Passport, some World Pride related Drinkscapades, what YOU can do to end the madness at City Hall and guilty pleasure tv and movies.

As always, DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Five.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT
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Finally... FINALLY... We got Dan Gorman to sit down with us.  Finally.

In this episode the Barkeeps are joined by the co-host of Modern Superior's SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY and TIME BANDITS for the episode that has it all.

We got Brimestone Brewing Company's Hail Mary Ale. We got Whistler Brewing Company's Creekamus Chai-Maple Ale. We got Old Yale Brewing's Sasquatch Stout.

Plus, the rare vintages, lots of movie and podcast talk and the return of Drinkscapades... or in this case, Drinkscapades: Origins.

ADDED BONUS: The pop-culture deconstruction of the secret hidden message in the DrinkAlong theme song.

Sit back... relax... pop open a cold one, and DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Four_-_Cryptozoological_Hippy_Blasphemy_with_Dan_Gorman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT
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A classic episode from the depth of the DrinkAlong archives. 

This is Episode Two, where Dave and Jeremy drink Collingwood Whiskey. 

First aired in early 2013, this is really when the DrinkAlong formula started to gel. Still playing with the format and not entirely about craft beer, you can STILL hear enthusiasm in the lads voices. How the years do change a man!

Grab yourself a Collingwood Whiskey (or any whiskey) and enjoy this blast from the past.

And take notes. There'll be a test.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Two_-_Collingwood_Whisky.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT
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It's been too long to keep you good folks thirsty, so here's a couple of pints to start the Summer season.

The Barkeeps start with a few offerings from Nickel Brook. That goes as well as can be expected.

Then then try some Dead Elephant IPA from Railway City and rant about Mike Myers and the downfall of comedy.

In comes Sweetgrass to save the day.

Typical day in the DrinkAlong studio, to be honest. Featuring music by CitrusKiss.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_Three_-_Nickle_Brook_vs_Sweetgrass.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:32pm EDT
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Recorded LIVE at the Black Swan, the Barkeeps try a little Steamwhistle and Cameron's Auburn Ale in front of a humble, but appreciative, audience. 

Navigating through a music trivia challenge, Booze in the News, Tweets of the Week and a new segment called "What Were They Drinking?", your hosts make the most of a warm spring evening, recording a live show above a bar with a live band.

Special thanks all around to those who were in attendance.  Stories will be told of that night, May 9th, 2014. Fortunately, it's here for you... LIVE... in all it's glory.

Drink along, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_TwentyTwo_-_LIVE_at_the_Black_Swan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT
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Today's Tastings: Granite Brewery's Peculiar, Sawdust City's Lone Pine IPA and Trafalgar's Smoked Oatmeal Stout.

Enjoyed with writer, actor and director, Matt Gorman.

We discuss beer, regional accents, Pope John Paul II and the inside scoop on dairy commercials.

It's more fun than it sounds and, thanks to the new DrinkAlong studio, it sounds pretty darn good.

 

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_One_-_Peculiar_Lonepine_IPA_and_Smoked_Oatmeal_Stout.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT
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Fun Fact: Many years ago there were three brothers who went by the name Belfry. Their goal was to make scary movies... but they never got around to it.

Now, for the first time EVER, they finish what they started!

Join Robyn Belfry (Jeremy), Cliff Belfry (David) and our very special guest, Basil Belfry AKA Actor, Improv Artist, Canadian Comedy Award Nominee (for Reid Along with Browning) and best bud, Sean Browning.

Listen as we sample some light beer and talk about farting in front your wife, being a stay-at-home father, and Colin, the young man sealed in the wall of the DrinkAlong studios.

It's inappropriate comedy and not suitable for young or sensitive viewers who cried at the end of Wreck-It Ralph.

As always: DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

Direct download: Episode_Twenty_-_Light_Beer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT
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Go Canada, Go.

Recorded the day after the Men's Hockey gold medal match! The Barkeeps rise to the occasion in a display of patroitism so profound it would have John A. Macdonald, Johnny Canuck and, oh... let's just say, Vindicator all green with envy.

They also try to stoke the flames of the biggest, baddest feud the internet has ever seen. [Think Rhihanna vs. Ciara, but EPIC]

Seriously... we took one for the team on this outing, so don't say we don't do anything for ya.

Love,

Dave & Jeremy 

Direct download: Episode_Nineteen_-_Olympic_Gold_and_a_SPA_day.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT
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Fresh off the heels of a screening of the new RoboCop movie, the barkeeps are in deep with a review of the re-imagining of the film that they think everyone should have to see at least once. 

To assist them, they pick up a couple cans of Double Trouble Brewing Company's Hops and Robbers IPA and Prison Break Pilsner.

Spoiler Alert... Nothing can dull the pain of watching your beloved franchise fall into the hands of amateur writers, directors and producers.

Part men. Part beer. All RoboCop.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_Eighteen_-_RoboCop_with_Hops__Robbers_and_Prison_Break.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:02am EDT
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The Barkeeps try a little Wellington Imperial Russian Stout with a side of Amsterdam's Vicar's Vice. Why? Because sometimes it's fun to try two 8% beverages back to back on a Sunday afternoon.

They talk about Barrie, Ontario and Mexicans and bad experiences dining out. They revisit what happens to you the day after you enjoy a Tom Green Milk Stout. RoboCop makes an appearence and there's not one but TWO Booze in the News stories.

Honestly... This episode is just the worst. 

Final ratings did not make it to air, so you'll have to try these two brews and judge for yourself.  It's worth the effort.

DrinkAlong, don't drink alone.

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