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!

Ep. 69: A 3BD Christmas the Fourth!

It’s Christmas time, and do you know how we can tell? Willard is back! That’s right, for the 4th year in a row, we welcome back Michael “Chigger” Willard to the show. He’s wearing at least one (or three) ugly sweaters so he’s definitely prepared. And as in episodes past, he brings us tidings of beer!

Three excellent Alabama beers down… First up is Singularity Mosaic IPA from TrimTab Brewing (Birmingham, AL). Next is Devil’s Staircase IPA from Back Forty Beer Company (Birmingham, AL). And last but definitely not least, Hazy Snake IPA from Good People Brewing Company (Birmingham, AL).

It’s all IPA’s. It’s all FUN. It’s all… JERKY? It’s all we can do to not have a good time on this show! Tune into join the guys and be merry—murry!

Ep. 68: Fiery Phoenix

Going ALL the way back to the late 1900’s, we’ve been keeping it real. We aren’t from the Island of Misfit Toys, but sometimes we sure sound like we are. Join us as we ascend like a fiery phoenix from a dark, dark abyss—into podcast gold!

In this episode, we enjoy a flight of four awesome beers—Pilsner, Hefeweizen, IPA and Stout—from 1623 Brewing Company (Eldersburg, MD), along with Luchador Mexican Lager from Mason Jar Lager Co. (Fuquay-Varina, NC).

Josh plays host as Luke and Matt play a 3BD version of the “Newlywed Game” and we also answer these questions on everyone’s minds…

Is a futon a day bed or night bed?

Can Santa be a mean bastard?

Why is Luke still starting Russell Wilson in Fantasy Football?

What’s a Luchador?

All this and more, but only if you tune in. So get down like George Costanza, and listen to this episode!

Ep. 67: McNasty

Finally… let us welcome to the show our very special guest—the one, the only, Michael McNally—aka McNasty! Not only does he bring beer, but also some well-deserved trash-talk, and tons of laughs. What else could we have ever wanted?

We enjoyed three North Carolina craft beers: Sandiaca Gin Barrel-aged Sour with Watermelon and Basil from Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC), Pumpkin Latte Blonde from Sycamore Brewing (Charlotte, NC) and Reptar Juice New England IPA from Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company (Concord, NC).

Will Matt and McNally ever have a gauc-off? Will House of the Dragon be as good as the original Game of Thrones? (And will we ever be able to remember character names from any show?) Will Luke get some good advice for the next fantasy football draft? Tune in for all this and more on this fabulous, McNastified episode.

Ep. 66: Cold Torpedo

Hop Bombs Away! We’re exploring the “new” IPA style—the Cold IPA. And what better beer to start our journey than Sierra Nevada’s offering in this category, their Cold Torpedo IPA! We compare this to their O.G. Torpedo and were astounded at the differences.

And what else could make a cold torpedo? How about a hawk descending upon Luke’s pond to take his bullfrog out for a flight. (Either this is nature’s Uber or that poor guy was dinner for the little ones.) We also discuss the Netflix documentary Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 and get a little lesson in what causes Trench Mouth.

What if Shaggy was a baseball announcer? Who was Classy Freddie Blassie? And what books are the guys reading now? (You might be surprised!) All this and more on this episode!!!

Ep. 65: Happy Trails

HEY, HEY, HEY—Guess who’s back! The legendary Hootie Bowman is back on the mic and coming through in the clutch since Luke was unable to make this episode. And wouldn’t you know it, our substitute host is bringing his humor and charm as usual, despite not bringing any beers. Wait… is that even something we could ever let happen? Good thing Josh and Matt came through in the clutch as well, bringing craft beers from North and South Carolina: Peacemaker Juicy IPA from Lonerider Brewing (Raleigh, NC), Perch Strawberry Rhubarb Gose-Style Ale from Birds Fly South Ale Project (Greenville, SC) and Global Happiness Coffee Brown Ale from Heist Brewery (Charlotte, NC). Luke actually provided the Coffee beer, so we won’t tell him we drank it all if you won’t.

Think you know the history of a Gose beer? Matt drops some knowledge about gose-style beers, perhaps with a bit of B.S. added for good measure. And what professional sports personality would you bring to a fight? All this and more in this special episode!