Ep. 75: Hootie Who!

For the unknownth time, who’s that guest on the mic? Hey, hey, hey it’s Hootie! But Hoo/Who is this you ask? He’s one of our all-time favorite guests to have on the show, mostly because he brings beer! (And laughs and good times and such of course.) Join us for our 75TH EPISODE, you’ll be glad you did!

We indulge in one of the newest styles on the craft beer scene, a West Coast-Style Pilsner called “Lord of the Fuzz” from DSSOLVR (Asheville, NC). We also get catty with “Hop Creature”, a Hazy Double IPA from Weldworks Brewing Co. (Greeley, CO). And rounding out the trifecta, and aptly saved for last, we sip on “There’s Been an Incident” porter with peanut butter, marshmallow and graham cracker from Divine Barrel Brewing (Charlotte, NC).

Ep. 74: A 3BD Christmas 5B!

¡Feliz Navidad! to our loyal listeners. We’re back for our 5th annual Christmas episode with our good friend, Michael “Chigger” Willard. He brings us Good Tidings of Great Joy with two delicious Mexican/Mexican-Style beers from Good People Brewing and Ghost Train Brewing (both from Birmingham, AL). We cap off the night with a Christmas Jam—not the musical type, but the beer type (from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.), and what a festive occasion we had to wrap up the year! So click the links to listen (iTunes or website), and we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Great New Year!

Ep. 73: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Don’t call it a comeback! We’ve been here for years—literally. But it has been a while since we were together on the mics, around 7 months. Have we lost our edge or are we sharper than ever? Listen to this podcast to find out!

On this episode, we enjoy three craft beers from around the Carolinas. First up is Low Tops Hazy IPA from HopTown Brewing (Mooresville, NC). Second, we welcome back Cold Mountain Spiced Winter Ale from Highland Brewing (Asheville, NC) which we had on our second podcast way back in 2017. And last but not least, we had a pre-Thanksgiving treat: Apple Pie Gose from Westbrook Brewing Co. (Mount Pleasant, SC).

Instead of a comeback, let’s just call it a “welcome back” and hopefully we didn’t keep you waiting too long!!!

Ep. 72: Moose & Friends

On this episode of 3 Beers Down, we’re joined by Andrew Moose from the Hum outdoor music venue in Hickory, NC. We’ll be talking about the latest in craft beer, including hard seltzers from Thirsty Monk Brewpub and beer from Triple C Brewery.

Moose is the owner and operator of The Hum outdoor music venue in Hickory, North Carolina. He has been in the music industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge about craft beer.

Holy Water Hard Seltzer is a craft seltzer by Thirsty Monk Brewpub in Asheville, North Carolina. Their seltzers are brewed with fruit or other natural flavors. Holy Water’s seltzers are made with all-natural ingredients and are low in calories and sugar.

Triple C Brewery is a craft brewery located in Charlotte, North Carolina. They specialize in IPA’s, which are made with fresh, local ingredients and are known for their bold flavor. However, on this episode we enjoy a delicious pastry stout!

So sit back, relax, and crack open a cold one as we dive into the world of craft beer.


Ep. 71: Mythic Brewing

In this episode we dive into some tasty selections from Mythic Brewing out of Rocky Mount, NC. Since opening in 2018, they have put together a great selection of beers that are sure to appeal to all types of beer lovers! We run the full spectrum of flavors by sampling some of their best.

Beers featured in this episode: “Now That’s What I Call Hazy Vol. III”, “Five County Lager”, “Slushies (Blue Raspberry)” and “Dragon’s Smoke”


Ep. 70: Fighting Game

The new year brings tidings of fireside chats with… could it really be? Morgan Freeman! He starts us off with a quaint little poem written with ChatGPT. And what do you know, we get a great sonnet with iambic pentameter as well! All joking inline, we discuss the endless possibilities of chat bots as well as adding some great titles to your HBO watchlist. And speaking of video games—hint: listen to the podcast—Luke is all about sharing some nostalgia and tons of opening music.

But the beer, oh the beer! One home-brew, and two NC craft beers down… We “review” our very own home-brewed amber/brownish ale (yet to be named, but so far we’re running with Andy Dufresne), then on to more professionally brewed beers like Did It All for the Wookie Cold IPA from Divine Barrel Brewing (Charlotte, NC) and Cloudy Kingdom Double NE IPA from Royal Bliss Brewing (Denver, NC).

Have you ever thought you heard music from a fighting game? Well, in our case, every game “sounds” like a fighting game! Tune in now to see if you can guess which old-school Nintendo tunes Luke has us remembering, but not quite… umm… remembering. All this and more on this episode!