Tag Archives: Ale Smith

TBR 87 – So Cal Beer tour with Hogdawg

32 N Brewery’s Best Coast IPA

Groucho heads out west for an anniversary brewery crawl with Dude Night’s Hogdawg.  (Cheers to you who remember Dude Night!)  It had literally been 10 years to the week that Groucho and CHUD came out to San Diego for the Stone 10th annual beerfest.   This time, we behave ourselves and hit a few new brewhouses and enjoy our drinks with a little more moderation!

On the show:

  1. Lost Abby Confessional
  2. Tony Guinn beer
  3. CHUD’s philosophy on food establishments.
  4. Pickled carrots.
  5. Thrillist list guided our day of breweries.
  6. 32N Brewing.  Totally cool brewery.  Best Coast IPA was great!
  7. Little Miss Brewing Company.  Groucho liked it!  2 months old.
  8. Breweries everywhere!
  9. Ale Smith IPA.
  10. Blue Angel Interruption!
  11. Groucho rails on Watermelon Dorado…  Again!  This horse is beat for God’s sake!

Thanks to Hogdawg for making the time to host another great day imbibing.

Belated Christmas 2013


Groucho and CHUD sit down on Christmas night 2013 to hammer out one last show of the year.  But, being your typical brothers who hang out in the basement, we didnt get this Christmas card out till after the new year.  Its the thought that counts right?

The show is a little long, but we were not dragging bottom anywhere.  Lots of topics and some interesting beer.

Merry Christmas!  (Or whatever pagan ritual based religious event you celebrate at the solstice!)

Beers on the show: Winter Yule Smith, Robinsons Brewery The Trooper!, Jester King’s Blackmetal Farmhouse Imperial Stout.

On the show:

  1. Rocktober!
  2. New Maureen Ogle book…  About MEAT!  http://maureenogle.com/
  3. CHUD’s whiskey mojo.
  4. Cred back to Hog Dawg for this gifted mixer that is still going strong.
  5. The Pekin Beer Tasting.  Success!
  6. Shout outs to Rob and Chauncey!
  7. CHUDs X’s…  Getting heaped up.
  8. Business cards!  I’m rolling like Rick from bigfoamyhead.com
  9. Local shows bring our numbers down???
  10. A TBR Sumble???  Is that spelled right CHUD?
  11. CHUD’s thumbnail sketch of British Military prowess.
  12. Iron Maiden talk…  Groucho plays along…  And takes it to One Direction talk!
  13. PJ!  He’s the one making bank on that ticket!
  14. Uncle CHUD is going to abandon Grouho’s kids.
  15. Is there a tap handle for this beer?
  16. Hand Crafted?  A devalued phrase.
  17. What are the best Eddie posters?
  18. DJ Ashba talk:  @DjASHBA
  19. B-Dubs sucks per CHUD.  Groucho says get the Buffalitos.
  20. Bent River Beer dinner at Harvest Cafe.  Groucho saw this brewer was making beer for Goods Furniture in Kewanee…  And declined purchasing the beer based on that brewery.
  21. Congrats to Peoria Brewing company.  Funding is secured.  What is the Miller Distribution angle?
  22. Whats a good night for a beer tasting?
  23. Matilda…  Still good.
  24. Brewery bubbles!  Oh My!
  25. Mikey Mason…  Wheres my Kickstarter shit?
  26. OK…  Who is up for a The Beer Report beer tour of Chicago?  We need to get a heads count!
  28. Jesterking brewing…  We love what you have done with this beer bottle.
  29. Forgot the drinking horn!
  30. Black metal should sound like this tastes!
  31. Twitter?  Why bother?
  32. Secret Beer Handshakes?  Groucho is sick of businesses having secret ways to get decent beers.  UFS failed me!  http://www.ufsdeal.com/
  33. The beer passion?
  35. CHUD’s new blog on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bieristkrieg
  36. Year End Thank You’s!


Links to great people who helped bring the Pekin Beer Tasting to fruition:

Beers on the show purchased at Broadway Liquors in Pekin Illinois and Bine and Wine in San Diego.



TBR Special Edition – The Death of Rusty


Don’t call it a comeback, part 2!  The Death of Rusty.

Beers on the show:  Victory Storm King, Ale Smith Speedway Stout, BBB Brewings Eurithius Extreme Imperial Stout.

On the show:

  • Longest running beer podcast?
  • Stormking would make a killer band name!  CHUD reads it with Metal Tones.
  • Rope A Dope!
  • TBR Studio B coming to a close.
  • Groucho blames his “Ap” for finding a new house.
  • CBR gets a lot of lip service on this ep.
  • Studio B is rich in history.
  • The life and times of CHUD’s cat, Rusty.
  • Rusty’s demise.
  • Margaret has patience!
  • Drone Strike on Studio B?
  • Inking Ap vs Book  https://www.inkling.com/
  • Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher.  http://www.radicalbrewing.com
  • Head to head battle of Analog vs Digital media.
  • Round one to the book.
  • Round two to the Ap.
  • Casual beer drinkers are getting more beer smarts.
  • Bonus Beer Bob’s Christmas Beer!!!  Its our annual tribute to The Good Beer Show.  Podfaded…  Sadly!
  • 18%????
  • Bob’s wax job is superior!
  • F-Bombs start rolling…  Sorry!
  • TBR invites themselves over to Bob’s to homebrew.
  • CHUD tastes chocolate…  Groucho gets the wine…  Our taste buds were blasted!!!  Still an outstanding beer!
  • CHUD has a problem with the TBR equipment.
  • Twitter advice from CHUD.  @tbrchud and @thebeerreport.
  • One last bit of BBB love.

Beers on the show were gifts from the fine folks at Marketplace Selections.  THANK YOU!  Bonus Beer Bob’s Christmas beer was the most amazing Christmas present we received this year!  Thanks Bob!

Intro and outro music shamelessly pulled from an old Julian Cope album.  Spotify recently added some Julian Cope, and we love them for that…   But they did not add the “St. Julian” album.  His masterwork in our opinion!  Enjoy a little “Pulsar”.

Download here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TBR_-_Death_of_Rusty.mp3

TBR Special Edition – Anti-AB show


Dont Call it a Comeback, Part 1.

Groucho and CHUD saddle back up in TBR studio B for the first of 3 big shows.  Its all about whats been going on for the past few months.   Did you miss us?

Beers on the show:  O’Fallon Brewing 5 Day IPA with Chinook hops, Ale Smith IPA, Bell’s Hopslam.

On the show:

  • Wheres AB?  She’s gone!
  • Aged growler firkin beer.  2  and a 1/2 years old!
  • Flat start to the show!
  • Ale Smith is now in Peoria!  Thanks to Marketplace Selections for providing this beer for the show!
  • How to get divorced in 12 months?
  • Even Kansas has something unique and cool… Yes, even Kansas!
  • Look what Pekin produced!  (That means us!)
  • We will outlive CBR!
  • Get your Ale Smith in Peoria!  NOW!
  • CHUD dating storied again?
  • Dating Groucho’s Ex?
  • The Goat farm dream is still alive!
  • Pick your relationships in a different fashion than getting a stray animal!
  • MEtv
  • Mom was not a racist!  How “White” was our youth in Central Illinois?
  • Groucho’s radio voice.
  • Choda?  Not Radd mellow… But CHUD is mellowed.
  • Christian Slater movies for 100 Alex?
  • Margaret interupts!
  • Delicious Kudos?
  • Hopslam lands in Pekin!  Broadway Liquors has it!
  • Superbowl talk.  Flacco praise.
  • Mass transit talk.
  • Why dont animals turn into Zombies?  Zombie Dogs would suck!
  • CHUD digs up some horrible 1930’s movie for reference.  Freaks?
  • Anti-AB.  Anhesuer Busch Black Crown.  Not good.
  • Anti-AB.  Bud Platinum. 
  • Whats the point of these high ABV beers?
  • Tornado top makes the Miller beer!  Some dude got paid for this!!!  Is he inventing the blue mountains on the Coors labels?
  • Beer Report Noodling…  Miller leads to Coors leads to Sherpa’s and Mt Everest.
  • Groucho is not taking care of CHUD’s cats if CHUD gets struck by lightening ontop of a mountain while hiking… While its raining.
  • Kill it!

Beers on the show from O’Fallon Brewery in O’Fallon MO, Hopslam was from Broadway Liquors in Pekin IL, AleSmith provided to the show by our friends at Marketplace Selections. 

Support your local beer store!!!!

Download directly here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TBR_-_Anti_AB_Show.mp3