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Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Episodes

Amor Artis & Fort Mill

9/19/2019
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Welcome back to another week of the #fakehistory podcast all about conspiracies! Oh wait, that's not what this podcast is? Huh. I guess we've got the next show idea mapped out then because we're just full of ridiculous theories on everything. On a (mildly) more serious note, we're taking a look at the origins of the "sex sells" movement, barnstorming (whatever the heck that is), and ask the classic philosophical question, "when does truth become truth?" We'll come up with more 90s...

Duration:01:29:45

Twenty-Six Acres & Concord

9/12/2019
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The conspiracies are back and bigger than ever! Although, this one actually has some very real grains of truth to it...how is it possible that Dru is the first one to put these together?? Along with this possible ground-breaking revelation, we dive deep into civil rights, female empowerment, and the importance of good friendships. We hop into the results for week one of our fantasy league, while having to endure Dru's same PBR commentary for the second of many, many weeks to come. Let's not...

Duration:01:06:49

Triple C & Uptown

9/5/2019
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And the games have begun! We had ten listeners join our fantasy league and the battles start now. Stay tuned to see who will earn the right to borrow Charlotte's crown as ruler and win free beer in the process! In the meantime, we're back in Uptown discovering a few of our lesser-known famous people. We assess the lacking skills of a certain actor, discover the mystique of the Virginian dialect, expose juicy relationships from the past that were covered up, and learn the origins of an NFL...

Duration:00:57:50

Lenny Boy & South End

8/29/2019
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We're heading back into South End this week as we tackle the the big effs: financial history, feminism, and fantasy football. Surely we've left no room for controversy, right? We'll take a deeper look at writers that apparently we should know but don't, U.S. currency that was minted outside of the States, and acknowledge Chrissy's deep-seated betrayal of everything the Charlotte Buzz stands for by revealing herself to be a Denver Broncos fan. Along the way, we'll also look at the future of...

Duration:01:14:40

Pilot & Plaza Midwood

8/22/2019
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We're back for another week of planes, trains, and inaccurately conveying information! And by that, we mean editing revealed how many times we mis-spoke a number or attributed children to the wrong family...but that's all part of telling history while drinking beer, right? We've returned to Plaza Midwood where we analyzing age old business schemes that still leave everyone worse off in the end, take a deeper look at how society is reflected in the strange design of an estate home, and most...

Duration:00:54:07

Birdsong & Uptown

8/15/2019
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Season two is finally here y'all! Did it sneak up on you just as fast as it did us? We had so many plans for the off-season, and somehow we didn't even come up with a better rating system than "it'll drink"...but we did come back with a new set, a new list of breweries, and loads of new stories. Dive in with us this week as we explore Uptown, with all of its glorious coastline, dismay for all things British, and quiet unwillingness to acknowledge its reverence for certain things British. Of...

Duration:01:16:01

Sweet Union & Indian Trail

6/27/2019
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We have finally made it: this is the final episode of our inaugural season. Join us for one last journey of chaos as we explore over-simplified road names which make traveling far more complicated than it should be, a cultural history that's so generic it's insulting, and a few of our favorite things: conspiracies and "great" robberies. We'll also share some final thoughts on this season and how this podcast has evolved from our original expectations. Make sure to get involved on our socials...

Duration:00:56:12

Pharr Mill & Harrisburg

6/20/2019
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Sit down and strap in because we're about to dive deep into the flood of 1910. Haven't heard of it? Oh. How about the great train wreck of 1897? Hmm, not that either huh? Well don't worry, we'll set the record straight on what really happened during these moments history seems to have forgotten. Although, can you really blame it when these kinds of stories sound like they came right out of a word problem from high school math? Join us as we explore the origins of clickbait and crowdsourcing,...

Duration:01:09:50

Rivermen & Belmont

6/13/2019
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With just a few episodes left, take a stroll through historic Belmont with us. We'll learn all about the chronicles of William, a 13-year old dropout from Georgetown, and why it's a bad military tactic to fight uphill battles. A few things for you to ponder as we work through this week's topics: what would it look like if Brad Panovich became a monk? How do monks "take over" a farm? And is a house considered a mansion just because you name it so? Enjoy listening to Chrissy as she struggles...

Duration:00:58:34

Seaboard & Matthews

6/6/2019
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It's a 50/50 shot if this episode will help the leadership in Matthews take a look at how they're preserving town history or if it will cause the few businesses we're working with in that area to back out of their contracts with us due to offense...here's hoping for the former. This week we visit Matthews' beer-muda triangle while trying to determine the likelihood of a town-wide secret society. We'll learn what it means to be a 'bee city', brewery culture doesn't equate to blaring AC/DC...

Duration:00:50:04

Blue Blaze & West End

5/30/2019
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Welp, Dru has finally given up on trying to get y'all to tell your mama's about this podcast...so clearly the next logical step is for you to be 'that guy' at work and put us on blast regardless of how negatively your coworkers respond. So good luck with that. This week we dive into poor spacial management via the military (who's really surprised there?), the development behind patchwork communities, and a historic landmark most notably used as a place of freedom. Along the way, we'll run...

Duration:00:48:03

Southern Range & Monroe

5/23/2019
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Welcome to an emotional week as we dive into the details of an innocent friendship that preceded international outrage. We're looking at a famous case of injustice that managed to put Monroe, North Carolina on the map. But before we get you all riled up, we explore the roots of a local store chain, the end of bartering in the southeast, and why anyone would start having children at nearly 60 years old. Along the way, we'll also discuss the feasibility of camera-smuggling, clever ways to gain...

Duration:01:09:47

Eleven Lakes & Cornelius

5/16/2019
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This week we swing from far south of Charlotte, up into the northern part of Mecklenburg County. Tell us what you think about our Cornelius conspiracy as we take a look into the French Revolution, mistaken identity, and a painting used as evidence. Along the way we try to distinguish Cornelius from Davidson while taking the time to argue over women's suffrage, how it's possible to lose an eye while plowing, and unscrupulous cotton weighers. The most important fact we'll discover however, is...

Duration:00:45:50

Legal Remedy & Rock Hill

5/9/2019
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This week we learn that it's possible for Chrissy to be louder than she already is if you bring up the right kind of topic - and Dru will call her out on it every time, regardless of his preexisting inability to hear. Who knew that Rock Hill, SC would instigate such a ruckus? Join us as we take a deeper look at some scandalous artwork, military training (courtesy of Westeros?), the most expensive towel you'll probably never see, and the most quintessentially 'southern' set of skills for a...

Duration:00:53:49

Town Brewing & West End

5/2/2019
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Join us as we tackle the delicate topic of race relations - so naturally, nearly every time we intend to say "desegregation" we say "segregation"...yikes. If you see us walking around with bruised foreheads, it's from the wildly frustrated facepalms that came during the editing of this recording. Aside from our own idiocy, (can we blame it on the alcohol?) we're exploring at Charlotte's West End: a neighborhood full of rich history and a brand new brewery. We'll look back at one of the most...

Duration:00:44:15

King Canary & Mooresville

4/25/2019
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Welcome to Race City, USA! This week we're tackling the dreaded I-77 gridlock to make it into Mooresville and check out King Canary Brewing. Travel through time as we take an unexpected journey to the 1700s where we'll discover that aside from our 'first world problems', people are always just going to be people regardless of century. We're also going to find out what happens when a 'dark horse' crashes into a buggy and horse - no punchline required because history is wild enough on it's...

Duration:00:53:05

Three Spirits & Ghosts of Charlotte Beer

4/18/2019
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Can you believe we've made it through ten episodes without being removed from the internet? We can't - but we know first hand how boring it is to listen to us talk. This week is a special dedication and remembrance of a newly departed brewery: Three Spirits Brewing. Join us as we explore the roots of this stereotype-shattering brewery and taste a record three beers on the show. In their honor, we take a look into the Charlotte brewery scene of the past, present, and future. From women...

Duration:00:51:04

Legion & Plaza Midwood PLUS: Buzz Bracket Winner

4/11/2019
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This week we take our third trip to Plaza Midwood in honor of our inaugural Buzz Bracket winner: Legion Brewing! Stay tuned for the breakdown of the Final Pour matchups and how we ended up with a Championship bout that was the battle of the five seeds. Then, we leap right into feminism in the 1800s, find a companion for the Rea Road "tree", and discover the actual conspiracy behind conspiracy theories. But let's not leave out the seedier side of things; we've got mob dealings, arson, and an...

Duration:01:13:05

Wooden Robot & South End PLUS: Buzz Bracket Final Pour

4/4/2019
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It's a wild ride of confused nationality, lingering in alleyways, and a feathered hat-wearing "one of those" kinds of guys. Insert eye-roll for all the unjustified pompousness. But after we get passed all the shade throwing, we look into the heart of the artist community that spent most of the last six decades calling South End "home," and how you can support their ongoing movement to help creativity thrive. Plus, we're nearly at the conclusion of the Buzz Bracket, with a wrap up of some...

Duration:01:07:10

Resident Culture & Plaza Midwood PLUS: Buzz Bracket Elite Eight

3/28/2019
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We have finally made it to the Elite Eight in the Buzz Bracket! But before we dive into who survived the Sweet Sixteen and make our predictions for the upcoming matchups, we're going to spend some time on the roller coaster of events that are still taking place in Plaza Midwood. Strap in for a journey of activism, controversy, the justice system, and overreactions galore. Then take a peek into the future to see the potential impact Plaza Midwood is poised to make on the entire Charlotte...

Duration:01:13:23