Category Archives: TBR Updates

TBR 96 – 2018 Sendoff

Its only 2 months since we recorded last… Groucho and CHUD did sit down for an epic drink at the end of December. Here are the results of that! (Yes, this show should have been released in January! It required editing… Grouchos least favorite thing to do!)

Beers on the show: Higher Math by Dogfishhead Brewing, Goose Island Bourbon County 2010 (bottle 1944)

On the show:

  • Jazz and George Clinton Beer?
  • Groucho has cheated on the CHUD
  • We solved the craft beer issue in Central Illinois! Your welcome!
  • Shout out to “Pints and Provisions”… Another Peoria Beer Podcast
  • Reminiscing about The Good Beer Show and JeffryT.
  • Heineken has parallels to The Ford Assembly Line
  • Peoria Beer Nerd drama?
  • The Cubicle of Death – CHUD’s secret Facebook group about Death Metal.
  • CHUD lost the riddle of steel!
  • Anyone have an Alexa in their house… Good for you!
  • We have a million dollar idea. The Phone Box!
  • Its hard to dump a body these days!
  • Russians are Missourians at heart!
  • We used the R word… Sorry.
  • Living in the trees of California… Thats plumb crazy!
  • Deer wasting disease.
  • Dadding with a Teenage daughter? Groucho Laments! Podcast Dads, Jeff and Spoon… I can be your icebreaker.
  • Uber and Drugs.
  • Its not my birthday. TMBG gag when we had CD players.
  • Groucho beats down the telemarketers. Its a moral choice!
  • CHUD almost starts a rant about racism… Socialism… God knows what!
  • Bubble bath??? Text from the CHUDLETTE
  • Bath Salts! A nine dollar bath????
  • Petcentric?
  • Best Beer Ever??? CHUD declares that Bourbon County as a title contender!

Feedback? Bah…. We dont care! Thanks for listening!

TBR Rerun – Chistmas 2011

Epic long show!  80 minutes…  Savor it until 2012!  CHUD swings by to record one more show before the end of the year.  Grab a few and listen in while we listen to some Christmas music and drink some amazing beer!

Another Classic from the TBR Vault… Enjoy this classic Christmas Edition Beer Report with a loved one… And see if you are still loved by the end? Cheers, Groucho & CHUD

Beers on the show:  Newcastle Winter IPA, 3 Floyds 2007 Behemoth, Dalton Brewing Cerberus Russian Imperial Stout  2011.

On the show:

  1. Classic Everclear Channel – CHUDco Christmas record advertisement.
  2. Holiday show miss-start…  Where is Dino?
  3. Newcastle PR firm and creating buzz.
  4. Sailor Jerry and Newcastle Brown = The Castle Jerry boilermaker
  5. Hoopmaster is MIA.
  6. Love for the Newcastle and how this beer works when are sitting in the current English pub.
  7. Kudos to you CHUD.
  8. Beer Advocate event visited by Groucho at Kellehers in Peoria.  The Beer Report’s beers did pretty decent.
  9. Apology to the entire population of Russia for the last show and our support of Vlad Putin.
  10. Screw aging the beers!
  11. DeStihl (Normal) on New Years Eve?
  12. Homebrewing love.
  13. Tried that beer yet Kevin?  Go Seahawks!
  14. Lets get back to O’Fallon Brewery to deliver some beer!
  15. Stone Beer Fest 2012???
  16. Zombie Christmas.
  17. Zombies Suck now!
  18. Chinese Vampire generation.
  19. Euro has got to crash!!!
  20. We need a new planet to exploit.
  21. No sympathy for the 99%.  Look around the rest of the world!
  22. Last Star Fighter reference…  Kudos to those who knew that one!
  23. Hipster Christmas albums.
  24. Dino…  The king of Cool.
  25. Bonus Beer Bob…  He’s metal, and his stories ARE better than yours…  And he DID do all that cool stuff!  The most interesting man in the world!
  26. CHUD gives Bob’s beer the re-verb lead-in.
  27. Chocolate Velvet Cake beer?
  28. Homebrewing is like underground black-metal tapes.
  29. Christmas movies.  Muppets are commies.
  30. Beer Safari Christmas Videos…  Remember when???
  31. Don’t go throwing Port wine around hoping to make a decent beer!
  32. TBR toastes Jimmy Carter!
  33. Trans Siberian Transexuals.
  34. The Killers, Hot Fuss.
  35. THANK YOU!  Toast to 2012 and many thanks to our listening public!

Christmas music on the show by She & Him, Sufjan Stevens, Bowling for Soup, Dean Martin, Slow Club, 3 Redneck Tenors, They Might be Giants,  The Killers.

Christmas Rerun – 2010 Homeless Hoopmaster

Another fine re-run is here for your enjoyment… This time with our favorite 3rd wheel… The Homeless Hoopmaster.  This guy is a hoot.  Have fun listening to this one.  

 Just in time for the Holidays!  The Homeless Hoopmaster revisits Pekin Beer Report Studio for a friendly visit that soon turns to trying to find a decent beer from Kentucky.  Sorry Kentucky if you are reading this… But the examples of beer on the show did not serve the state well!  Which is sad, we had high hopes for the BBC brews after having some good special editions beers in years past.  But, then again, with bad beers, come lots of non-beer conversations.  Notably…  CHUD is very upset about current TSA screening processes.  So, if you want some timely conspiracy talk mixed with your beercast…  Tune in!

Segue city!!!  The longer is goes…  The more abrupt this interruptions!  Hoops has mad conversation skills!

Side note:  Hoops keeps grinding on the table with his beer!  Sorry for the pounding you hear all over the show.  Next time he gets a boom mic!  Groucho, the producer should have caught that while recording…  But Hoops is an energy that is hard to contain!

Beers on this show: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Twang Beer Salt, Bluegrass Brewing Company Amber Ale, Alltech Lexington Brewing Company’s Kentucky Ale, Bourbon Kentucky Ale, O’Fallon Wee Heavy, Shorts Huma-Lupa-Licious, Arbor Brewing Sacred Cow IPA, BBC American Pale Ale

On the show:

  • Twang!  www.twang.com
  • The Pride of Peoria burns to the ground… and Hoops was there to see it!
  • Shakes the Clown
  • What is the value of the salt in beer?   Redneck Corona?
  • Neanderthal children.
  • The “Pitch Bucket” returns!  Stolen from www.goodbeershow.com
  • The Twang settles!
  • Check out the new www.thebeerreport.com!  Beer and Music reviews from CHUD!
  • Louisville.
  • CHUD:  Music boundaries are gone.
  • Kids cant get away with anything with social networks following them around!
  • CHUD’s TSA rant gets sidetracked.
  • Muffin beer gets dumped!
  • Rapiscan rant gets started again by CHUD.  (Sure to get us on some kind of government list)
  • Tranny man-face beer!
  • Aging a growler
  • Ferris Bueller tangent.
  • Hoops guilt’s CHUD hard about not being invited to the Wedding.
  • Shout outs for having awesome 3 Floyds and O’Fallon Beer at the Wedding.
  • CHUD requests that O’Fallon add Chinook Hops to all 5 Day IPA’s.  As a matter of fact…  He challenges O’Fallon to do a special batch and call it “CHUD Sauce”
  • http://ofallonbrewery.com/
  • Contamination of the “Pitch Bucket”! 
  • CHUD informs us on Deer eating birds.
  • Confessions of the Hoopmaster: Pissing on the floor???
  • Never had a bad Michigan beer!  Groucho will have a Double-wide in the UP!
  • Da Yoopers!?!?  Tirty Point Buck?
  • Confessions of the Hoopmaster:  Worried that CHUD may have soiled his girlfriend.
  • Confessions of the Hoopmaster:  Rooming with co-workers at conferences.
  • Sharper Image.
  • A Bad beer from Michigan???  Sacred Cow is infected???  All bottles foaming and taste terrible!
  • Hoops pallette has been more compromised than this Arbor Brew beer.
  • Donovan McNabb beer? 
  • Holiday Show???  Why now?  LOST DUCK Brewing in Fort Madison IA.
  • Hoops on Facebook?
  • Kentucky blowout beer show???
  • Drinking the “Pitch”.  Band Ade taste?
  • Merry Christmas, don’t fly, go to Arkansas with Hoops, save the seals!
  • Tirty Point Buck…  Da Yoopers!

O’Fallon Wee Heavy bought at Friar Tuck in Peoria IL.  Alltech beers bought at the World Equestrian games in Lexington Kentucky.  Michigan beers bought a little joint between St. Joseph and New Buffalo Michigan in August.

Da Yoopers were shamelessly ripped off… But we cut the song down.  Seek them out!  They sing such classics as : “The Bears Still Suck” and “2nd Week of Deercamp”! 

Listen here! 

Christmas Rerun – 2006

Another show from the TBR Vault…  Enjoy this show from 12 years ago as Groucho and CHUD are waxing poetic of Christmas’ long ago.  

Seasons Greetings! We take the holiday head-on by trying out a bunch of festive beers! This is a lengthy show… Lots of beer and non-beer talk, some drunken singing, and a song. Hopefully, a present for everyone!

Beers on the show: Sam Adams Winter Lager, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Schlafly Christmas Ale, Wychwood Bah Humbug, Young’s Winter Warmer, Anchor Brewing’s Holiday Ale 2006.

On the show:

  • Dean Martin would be the guy to do Christmas with.
  • Beer.
  • Beer..
  • Miatas.
  • Beer… (Sorry, we talked about a few)
  • Burning clove cigarettes.
  • Witch brooms and their origins.
  • Patrick Stewart’s Christmas Carol CD.
  • CHUD is getting soft?
  • Apologies – God help us!
  • Chevy Ads with John Mellencamp.
  • CHUD’s alternate truck ads.
  • Prep Football.
  • Kissing Cousins.
  • Jeffrey T and the Library of Congress.
  • King of Beer song.
  • Boris the Spider… They Might Be Giant’s version of Spider.
  • Sealed with Wax, and other great things of yesteryear… Or yestercentury
  • Groucho’s Thanksgiving.
  • The Lost Duck Brewing Company in Fort Madison Iowa. (Groucho was going to Margaret’s family Thanksgiving… So, they are Groucho’s In-laws!)
  • Anonymous posting on the TCB.
  • Too Much Joy’s – Drunk & in Love

All the beers on the Holiday show were purchased at Broadway Liquors in Pekin IL.

TBR 93 – Burn it all Down

Its been too long!  Groucho brings the gear box over the CHUD’s stately manor to create a nearly produced recording.  We have new Microphones… So, fine tuning will need to be worked on.

Beers on the show:  Alaskan Husky IPA, Revolution Amarillo IPA, Cooper’s Australian IPA, 2017 Stone Xocoveza Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout, 2013 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

On the show:

  1. WCHD – Podcasting from the CHUD’s house.
  2. No Zoom recording tonight.
  3. Changes at the CHUD house.
  4. 3 Floyds Brewery expansion?  Point – Counterpoint.  Bloomington has 4 breweries???
  5. Bearded Owl praise.  State and Water corner is a winner.
  6. Stone suing Keystone?
  7. No more “Metal” readings?
  8. The satanic monument being planned for the old Bloomington Courthouse in Bloomington IL.  Satanicbloomington.org
  9. Frank Lloyd Wright is overrated!!!???!!!
  10. The CHUD rants!
  11. The CHUD rants again.

Two rants in one show…  Thats a feat not accomplished by TBR in a few years!  Way to go CHUD!

Beers on the show mostly picked up at Broadway Liquors in Pekin Illinois.  Support your local beer store!

 

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!

 

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!