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The Drinking Partners Podcast features comics Ed Bailey and Day Bracey swilling microbrews and spirits and engaging in dynamic, entertaining, and informative conversations with entertainers, politicians, and entrepreneurs, ranging from comedian Todd Glass to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Sometimes outrageous and sometimes educational, the Drinking Partners are nothing short of highly addictive…

The Drinking Partners Podcast features comics Ed Bailey and Day Bracey swilling microbrews and spirits and engaging in dynamic, entertaining, and informative conversations with entertainers, politicians, and entrepreneurs, ranging from comedian Todd Glass to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Sometimes outrageous and sometimes educational, the Drinking Partners are nothing short of highly addictive…
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The Drinking Partners Podcast features comics Ed Bailey and Day Bracey swilling microbrews and spirits and engaging in dynamic, entertaining, and informative conversations with entertainers, politicians, and entrepreneurs, ranging from comedian Todd Glass to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. Sometimes outrageous and sometimes educational, the Drinking Partners are nothing short of highly addictive…

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Episodes

Drinking Partners #203 - Four Points Brewing

3/25/2019
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In the latest Drinking Partners release, Ed and Day host Charleroi-based Four Points Brewing owner Dave Barbe and head brewer Adam Boura. At less than a year old, Four Pointe Brewing is one of the newcomers on the scene and the conversation starts with a discussion on how they began. After spending over a year “fine-tuning” their beer by sampling it at Mr. Barbe’s restaurant (Fourth Street Barbeque) and overcoming a delay caused by a bankrupt supplier, the brewery opened in July 2018 with...

Duration:01:44:30

Drinking Partners #202 - Dave Dicello

3/18/2019
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The Drinking Partners welcome Dave Dicello, one of Pittsburgh’s most popular photographers whose distinct images of the city are easily recognizable and widely shared and loved. After Ed claims the #elevateddroneselfie hashtag (listen in for the full story), Day questions Mr. Dicello’s approach to capturing some of Pittsburgh’s best scenes, ones that are both random and planned. The conversation that follows is an impressive and vigorous display of an artist at work, in his own words and...

Duration:01:18:30

Drinking Partners #201 - Levity Brewing Company

3/11/2019
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Jared Herman, Luke McKelvy, and Erich Walls – the founders of Levity Brewing Company in Indiana, Pa join the Drinking Partners in this latest release. The trio speaks on the brewery’s founding in a college town and how they all professional careers to open Levity. Their first offering is the High End Flannel, an award-winning mixed fermentation sour that leads to some Drinking Partners tangents, one that involves horse dung. Next up is the Knock and Howl and a conversation on sasquatch...

Duration:01:11:24

Drinking Partners #200 - Rick Sebak & Chris Horner

3/5/2019
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For their 200th episode, the Drinking Partners bring in two extra-special guests, and, unsurprisingly, sip some extra-special drinks. A Drinking Partners favorite – Rick Sebak – returns to, according to Day, “stunt on me,” and legendary, award-winning Pittsburgh sports photographer Christopher Horner joins the party. And a party it is as the group opens the podcast by sampling a 19.9 % Black Tuesday beer that Day has aged for three years. Minutes into the interview, Rick remembers that he’s...

Duration:01:44:05

Drinking Partners #199 - First Sip Brew Box!

2/25/2019
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As soon as the newest Drinking Partners episode starts, Ed spends time “trying to figure out how you all are married.” Who is he talking about? Dennis and Sammy, the duo who owns and operates First Sip Brew Box, a monthly subscription box for craft beer lovers. From how they began First Sip Brew Box to how they design each box, Dennis explains the ingenuity behind the company and how they have grown in the three years since their start. Each month features a new brewery and the theme is...

Duration:01:41:03

Drinking Partners #198 - BBGuns

2/18/2019
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“You can’t pause me for a physical reaction that you had,” Ed informs Day as the latest Drinking Partners podcast starts. Promising to be wild, they welcome Barz Blackman and JP from indie rock/hip hip band BBGuns who open the interview by discussing their unique style that crosses genres and combines varying influences. From the importance of a beat and hook to the process of song writing, Barz and JP open up about how the BBGuns sound and spirit developed, which leads to a larger...

Duration:01:25:44

Drinking Partners # 197 - Al Grasso | Allegheny City Brewing

2/11/2019
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Al Grasso of Allegheny City Brewing joins the Drinking Partners and talks about the brewery’s early days. As they sip on a Fairwaters pilsner, Mr. Grasso speaks on the defining pillars of the brewery: great beer, great service, and a great atmosphere. From an explanation into the significance of their name to the importance of their water’s mineral content, Mr. Grasso gives a thorough and interesting telling of how Allegheny City Brewing operates. Next, the trio samples a newly released and...

Duration:01:36:38

Drinking Partners #196 - Jeff Betten

2/4/2019
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In the latest Drinking Partners release, Ed and Day interview Jeff Betten, general manager of Pittsburgh-based Misra Records and founder of Wild Kindness Records. The opening segment features Mr. Betten discussing his commitment to the Pittsburgh music scene and how he sees it expanding and developing. From there, the group discusses the role of a music label (and conclude that producer Buzzy is their label) and the types of artists and bands that they represent – “commercially competitive...

Duration:01:31:27

Drinking Partners #195 - RB | FarESH

1/28/2019
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In the newest Drinking Partners release, Ed and Day welcome RB, a “curator of good times” and founder of FarESH Brand, a Pittsburgh-based concept brand seeking to blend fashion, culture, and creativity. In the early minutes, fashion is the focus, or, more accurately, counterfeit fashion as Ed and Day let loose on trends from the past and the knock-offs they influenced. From there, the trio gets hyper local, as they discuss how the festival scene is reintroducing people to the city of...

Duration:01:06:25

Drinking Partners #194 - Eleventh Hour Brewing Co.

1/21/2019
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Matt and Keana McMahon, the married owners of Eleventh Hour Brewing stop by the studio in the newest Drinking Partners podcast. Hear how a home brewing kit gifted to Matt from Keana led to the eventual founding of Eleventh Hour. An interview with a married couple would not be complete without playful bickering and banter, which Ed and Day encourage and take part in. Listen in to learn why Day remarks, “We are essentially drinking your love juice.” From can design to tank maintenance and tank...

Duration:01:30:43

Drinking Partners #193 - DJ Nate Da Barber

1/14/2019
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As the Drinking Partners enjoy a holiday sampling from Troeg’s, they welcome DJ Nate Da Barber, whose tag sums up his professional passions as an owner of two barbershops and a popular Pittsburgh DJ. An insightful conversation revolves around the importance of barbershops in the Black community, succinctly explained by Ed, “The barber knows it all.” Having been active in Pittsburgh’s hip hop scene for the last 20 years, DJ Nate offers up a reflective view. Midway through, the group talks...

Duration:01:20:21

Drinking Partners #192 - Buzzy Torek | Epicast Network

1/6/2019
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The Drinking Partners celebrate their last podcast recording of 2018 by reflecting on their achievements with gratitude and awe before welcoming a very special guest. After years of being on the other side of the mic, the Drinking Partners enthusiastically welcome their producer Buzzy Torek, who continues to work as they record. What follows is a unique listen that offers a glimpse into how Epicast Network got started. The trio discusses how they each discovered craft beer and their journeys...

Duration:01:19:26

Drinking Partners #191 - Ali Wyrostek

12/17/2018
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In the latest Drinking Partners release, Ed and Day welcome returning guest Ali Wyrostek, a beer rep for Rhinegeist, a Cincinnati-based brewery. To start the interview, the group drinks Cheetah Lager, a new offering that is, according to Day, “mad crushable” and discuss the latest beer trends: the surging support for local breweries and hazy IPAs. Ed veers off topic with a rant about Suburus before the trio talks about “shower beers.” The interaction that follows offers a perfect cocktail of...

Duration:01:17:05

Drinking Partners #190 - Joel & Chris | Walter’s Southern Kitchen

12/10/2018
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By now, listeners will be familiar with the Drinking Partners critiques of Pittsburgh cuisine, but Ed and Day giddily welcome the owners of Walter’s Southern Kitchen into the studio. Partners Joel and Chris are on the receiving end of the Drinking Partner’s energetic praise, as the interview opens with the duo reveling in the Lawrenceville restaurant’s offerings as they taste some of Walter’s favorites. Ed and Day are in a rare state of agreement as they sip and sample, and the conversation...

Duration:01:48:06

Drinking Partners #189 - Black Forge Coffee House

12/5/2018
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The Drinking Partners welcome Black Forge Coffee owners Ashley Corts and Nick Miller, who Ed introduces as, “the og’est of the OGs.” The duo stops by the studio to announce Black Forge’s expansion; after three years in the Allentown neighborhood, the metal-themed coffee shop will open an additional spot in McKees Rocks. The early minutes examine how Black Forge has welcomed art, comedy, and music, and now features live music several days per week. The interview flows with a smooth vibe, as...

Duration:01:32:04

Drinking Partners #188 - Costar Brewing

11/19/2018
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The Drinking Partners sit with (insert brewers’ names) of CoStar Brewing Company to discuss humble beginnings, plans for expansion and impact on community. Hear how (insert brewer that lives in Highland Park) deals with celebrity and random visitors at his home.

Duration:01:32:11

Drinking Partners #187 - Tom Baker & Devon Taliaferro | Big Brothers Big Sisters

11/6/2018
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The Drinking Partners start their latest podcast with a call for listeners’ favorite moments and an admission that no one can figure out Day’s sound effects. What they do know is how important their guests are: Big Brothers Big Sisters community affairs officer Tom Baker and program associate Devon Taliaferro. With a message of consistency, care, and concern, Tom and Devon share how easy, accessible, and significant it is to become a mentor as they speak on their own experiences with the...

Duration:01:27:15

Drinking Partners #186 - Neil Glausier | Burgh'ers Brewing

10/29/2018
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Ed begins the latest Drinking Partners episode with eloquence and four-syllable words. But that doesn’t last long as the men bring on Neil Glausier of Burgh’ers Brewing, a “locally sourced, top to bottom” addition to the popular craft burger restaurant. Mr. Glausier talks on his start as a home brewer, which quickly impresses Ed and Day as they amusingly marvel over his use of very large and complicated terms. As the second episode recorded for the day, the Drinking Partners don’t miss any...

Duration:01:19:55

Drinking Partners #185 - Tracy Certo | NEXT Pittsburgh

10/22/2018
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Tracy Certo, founder and publisher for Next Pittsburgh, an online magazine with a “Focus on the people, places, and ideas advancing the city and the region,” joins the Drinking Partners for a comprehensive conversation centering on the city and its media outlets. The interview offers a snapshot of Pittsburgh’s news outlets in a hyper-focused manner, as Ms. Certo shares her views on the city’s changing media scene. Midway through, the group delves deeper and examines unconscious biases and...

Duration:01:17:09

Drinking Partners - Brewtal Beer Fest 3

10/15/2018
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Meg and James Evans, founders of Pittsburgh’s Brewtal Beer Fest, rejoin the Drinking Partners for a special release episode to celebrate their October 20 music and beer festival. What makes the festival unique are the collaboration beers that all eleven bands have created – which results in fans experiencing a, “Once in a lifetime beer associated with a band they might love.” Heavy music and exclusive brews make Brewtal a must attend event at Mr. Smalls Theater and Funhouse. With two brewers...

Duration:01:53:04