Drunken Lullabies 108 – Squatch Watch with Groucho

Sorry for the delay!  This Christmas Episode of Drunken Lullabies is still festive when listened too before New Years Day!

 

From Drunken Lullabies:

The Voice is at home in Drunken Lullabies Studios for a Christmas Eve episode with Groucho, Daryl, & Lucas. We share some beers fromRevolutionExcel8 WiredRogue & Pollyanna, and then follow that with a Destihl Sponsor Spotlight. We enjoy some Christmas music from past Bands of the Week, Marty Casey & Kevin Max. Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show on Apple Podcasts, and send an email to be a part of Drunkamaniac Mail.

Link to Drunken Lullabies page:

http://drunkenlullabiespodcast.libsyn.com/ep108-squatch-swatch

 

Drunken Lullabies Presents: Drunk at the Movies 21 – Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Drunken Lullabies Presents: Drunk at the Movies 21 – Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Groucho sits in with “the Voice”, Dustin, and local broadcasting legend Daryl for a Christmas Classic.   This John Hughes movie is a favorite to most folks in Central Illinois, as we know a lot of the spots where they filmed the movie.  We also know the exact weather they are travelling in when the sh*t hits the fan.
You will never look at Steve Martin the same way again after Daryl is done with him!  Heaven forbid he does a banjo show at the local PBS station!!!
Thanks again to Dustin for rolling out the red carpet and providing some show grub.  After doing a Drunken Lullabies before this recording…  We were nearly blasted by the end of this one!
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Show Notes: The Voice is back on the couch at Drunken Lullabies Studios with two guys who Drunkamaniacs are no stranger to. It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving, so I invited Daryl & Groucho over to watch the John Hughes classic Planes, Trains, & Automobiles with me. So grab some beers, grab some pumpkin pie, and sit down with your loved ones to watch this beloved 80’s movie. If you like what you hear, or if you have a movie suggestion, be sure to send feedback thru email or social media to let us know what you think. Subscribe, Rate, and Review the show on iTunes, and email us at drunkenlullabiespodcast@yahoo.com to be featured on Drunkamaniac Mail. New episodes of Drunken Lullabies are every Sunday, while Drunk At the Movies episodes drop every Wednesday only on the FCF Network.

 

TBR 92 – Jetski Wedding

Pod-fade???  Not us!  (Though, Groucho does lie awake at night having nightmares about such things)  Groucho and CHUD!!! Back in the saddle again for an honest to goodness TBR.

Beers on the show:  Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter, Real Ale Brewing Belgian Tripel Ale, Destihl Adam Bier, Revolution Brewing Un-session-able Imperial IPA.

On the show:

  1. Groucho has been passed around by other guys…  He’s feeling dirty.
  2. Billy Crystal imitations.
  3. Clown Shoes puns…  Wow.
  4. CHUD’s taste-buds have healed since the accident.
  5. Ghost noises.
  6. CHUD’s working on a children’s book.
  7. The “Horse accident”.
  8. The settlement…  The destination Wedding…  Sandals resort in Jamaica.
  9. Chicken Blood vows.
  10. Meier chat.  People still go there in Bloomington Normal?
  11. Why Amazon will rule the world.
  12. Best Man talk.
  13. California love from Groucho.
  14. Any Jeff Galuli of South Pekin?
  15. CHUDlette needs her herring treats.
  16. The riding crop incident.
  17. Flat Earther’s and the ilk are becoming annoying.
  18. Litmus test for going to the creationist museum?
  19. Local news interviews for the CHUD?  Selling the outrage!
  20. Dali Lama lottery for the CHUDlette.
  21. Groucho and CHUD doing the Instagram video thing…  Instagram:  thebeerreport
  22. Slamming the Irish for their stance on Abortion.
  23. Tom Petty talk.
  24. Brian Wilson… Beach Boys…  Sgt Pepper…  The Doors and Jimmy Hendrix.
  25. 1967… Greatest year for music?
  26. Queen.
  27. Marilyn Manson talk.    Marc Maron Podcast talk.
  28. Songs for Drella… Warhol and old school work ethics.
  29. The Double Album conundrum.  Frankie say relax?
  30. Tannin’s and Hops love.
  31. Superduper Dog IPA.  TeeWinks?  We still think of you… Late at night….  ick!
  32. No more pink BMW for Bianca.

Thanks for playing along… More shows with the CHUD need to happen!!!  We are working on this!!!

No sponsors for these beers… We do not pander…  We do not pull punches.  These brewers are great and we did not expect any bad beers…  But heaven help those bad ones that we might find.

 

 

TBR Special Edition – Groucho and Kyle at Harvest Cafe

The industry is in flux this week, and Groucho takes the show on the road to visit with fellow beer nerd and head chef at Harvest Cafe, Kyle.   We review all the news of the day and talk a lot about local venues that have opened…  And closed!!!

Beers on the show:  Hand of Fate – Coffee Vanilla Dream Ale, Revolution Anti-Hero (Less than two weeks old!)  2013 Northcoast Old Stock Ale.

  • The sale of Anchor Brewing to Sapporo.
  • Constellation brands buys Funky Buddha
  • Maytag Blue Cheese fortune!
  • Overvaluation, Blue-sky and the growing bubble!
  • Groucho’s microphone problems!  Alesis mixer reboot!
  • Budweiser is Ford?
  • Destihl article in Paste Magazine.
  • Peoria Brewing Company closing down.  We need a brewery in Peoria!
  • The Mr Beer Challenge!
  • New beers arriving weekly in Peoria!
  • CHUD… Groucho apologizes!
  • Kevin’s an *sshole!
  • Shelf space is a premium!
  • Tannin’s and Hops.  New opening in Peoria.
  • Small Pours…  Groucho’s favorite thing!  Destihl Brewery and Pour Brothers in the Heights can be a great bargain.
  • Pour Brothers.  Love is issued!
  • Northcoast Old Stock ale is killing it!
  • Interlude with Groucho while Kyle grabs a cleanup rag.
  • Kyle has never met the CHUD.
  • Mr Beer Challenge, a review.
  • Peoria Brewing company talk… Again.
  • Obed and Issac’s, a conversation!
  • Flying Dog talk!
  • Make room for the new thing!!!
  • Kyle the mule!
  • No splicing!

Thanks to the Harvest Cafe for hosting this “Very Special” Episode!

Look for a completely disjointed drunkfest show after this!

 

Destihl Brewery


Tonight I had the chance to swing by the new Destihl Brewery on the north side of Bloomington Normal.  I can say with confidence that I have experienced all levels of Destihl to this point.  Matt Potts and his team were very kind to The Beer Report when they first opened the brewpub at Shoppes of College Hills.  One of our greatest moments in TBR history was reporting on a beer brewed with vaginal yeast (Not at Destihl) and watching Matt nearly spit out his beer.  We were there when the production brewery opened and have been amazed and thrilled with the success of the “local guys” as we see their product now line the shelves of our local liquor stores.  


The new Brewery is a natural progression for Destihl.  They have built up gradually, all the while making amazing beers that are becoming sought after nationwide.  Using that momentum, they have spread slowly and steadily across the US and have now built a world class facility.  

World Class?  Um yeah.  I have been a few places over the years.  Destihl is blessed to be in a town that has lots of free space… And it pays off in a facility like this.  Once a cornfield, it has been replaced with aesthetically pleasing open great hall with huge amounts of glass and steel show off the epic space.  This vast cavern was surely the dream of every Viking king making a great-room for his clan.  Every table in the house has you surrounded by tap handles and fermenters.  You know you are in a brewery, but you also know you are in the most modern iteration of what a brewery can be.  When I go to Stone Brewery and Beer Gardens in Escondido California… I am taken by the sheer scale  and bold architecture.  Destihl is no different.  They have strong bold lines in every direction.


The beers on tap are great.  I am a fan of sours and I always will take a draft.  There was a time when that was rare, and I do fully appreciate how spoiled we are in Central Illinois.  For those who do not know the difference…  Sour beers take on a different flavor because of the “wilder” strains of yeast used to brew the beer.  Artisan brewers from Europe have been using an “exposed to the elements” style of brewing for centuries.  Creating local flavors that are literally the taste of that part of the world.  This flavor profile is very different from your traditional lagers or ales.  Some may call them an acquired taste so don’t fear if your taste-buds are taken by surprise.

If you are not a fan of sour beer, Destihl offers everything from Stouts to Ciders.  As with most brewers in the United States, they are willing to make some big and bold India Pale Ales.  They have everything from mild to skull crushing hop flavors.  If you are a “hophead”, you will be pleased.   As in their past locations…. Destihl does not offer other beers on their tap handles.  Years ago that was a bold statement, but as they have grown their selection of beers, it’s not even an issue to find something you like.  (Ask for samples!  They are always willing to give you a taste if you are unsure)


Destihl also offers the newest way to make your beer portable…. The Crowler.  For 9 bucks or so…. Get 20oz of your favorite beer on tap and take it home in a giant can.  The can concept is far superior to those old glass twist top bottles.  No light, no air, nothing is going to ruin your fresh beer.  The crowler, since it is canned, should keep your beer indefinitely.  Drink at your leisure anywhere without the worry of broken glass.  


I did not try any food on this visit.  

It will be interesting to see what is next for our local craft giant.  Will they get so big that they move their headquarters to Chicago like other local industry leaders?  We have to hope not.  This facility and the beers they make are a feather in the cap of central Illinois.  Locals should show this off to anyone who comes to our sleepy little ‘burgs with the preconception that there is nothing to do in the cornfields of Illinois.  

This building stands high above those fields and I am glad to have them here.  

Drunken Lullabies – Drunk at the Movies – UHF

 

What do you get when you have three guys gather around for a classic Weird Al movie?  You get Drunken Lullabies – Drunk at the Movies – UHF!

Groucho sits in with Dustin “The Voice” and Daryl “The Broadcaster” to watch UHF and drink a bunch of craft beers!

Dustin has been doing a bunch of these psuedo-MST3K podcasts and they are a ton of fun to listen to if you know the movie…  Also a ton of fun if you are participating!  Give his other episodes a listen.

Getting this movie was no coincidence.  I was begging to do UHF.  This movie has become a classic in my house and its one of the few DVD’s that I actually own.  My son uses it as a lithmus test to shake out who he should be friends with.  Its also become a roadmap to what are the essential 80’s movies that he should watch.  If Al parodied it…  We must watch!  Well, except for Ghandi…  We can save that one for a couple years out.

Cue up a copy of UHF and enjoy!

G

PS… My Victoria Jackson love was a real thing back in the 80’s!

Beers on the show from Aldi, Trader Joes and assorted other places.    Liquid Mechanics and Stone Brewing  beers were killing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBR Special Edition – Hipsters and Pliney

Beers on the show: Russian River Pliney the Elder, Alchemist Brewing Heady Topper, New Galarus No Coast Pale Ale,

Recorded at the “Swinging Single Pad” of Alex and Drews.

  • The Pliney mystique.
  • Beatbox?
  • Whats your favorite podcast Alex?
  • 120 letdown?
  • Shoe Nice????
  • Showry.  Groucho’s YouTube crush.
  • Spotted Cow… Overrated?  Yuengling?
  • Bourbon County night at Maquets.
  • Autocross Talk…  The show takes a turn!
  • Finding a helmet big enough for Groucho’s noggin!
  • No CHUD tonight!

 

TBR Special Edition – Viva Las Vegas

Beers on the show:  Hop Valley – Citrus Mistress, Founders – Frootwood, Tahoe Mountain – Viejo Rojo.

How does this happen?

Groucho just happens to be driving through Las Vegas the same day that Superfan PJ is flying in for a 2 day work trip???  Kismet according to PJ!

Groucho and PJ hang at the local craft beer bar and have some great beers along with some conversation about Rick Steves, whiskey tastings and cigars.

Show recorded at Rebel Republic in Las Vegas Nevada!

 

TBR 91 – Beer and Babysitting

Yeah…  Its everything your expecting…  Fun giggles…  Awkward moments…  And a horrible crash.

Then…  Groucho and CHUD run out of beer.

This one is a dandy!  Enjoy!

Beer on the show:  All Day IPA by Founders Brewing Company in a tallboy can!

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