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Each week your intrepid hosts are going to be putting together a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of a new cheap quaff, evaluating it through rigorous (cough) taste-tests, digging into the history, economics, politics, ethics, and art of cheap beer, and you know, talking about whatever adults talk about when consuming hops and grains that have been fermented and made into a liquid for consumption. It is going to be neat.

Each week your intrepid hosts are going to be putting together a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of a new cheap quaff, evaluating it through rigorous (cough) taste-tests, digging into the history, economics, politics, ethics, and art of cheap beer, and you know, talking about whatever adults talk about when consuming hops and grains that have been fermented and made into a liquid for consumption. It is going to be neat.
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Each week your intrepid hosts are going to be putting together a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of a new cheap quaff, evaluating it through rigorous (cough) taste-tests, digging into the history, economics, politics, ethics, and art of cheap beer, and you know, talking about whatever adults talk about when consuming hops and grains that have been fermented and made into a liquid for consumption. It is going to be neat.

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Episodes

Special Episode 2: Budweiser Budvar with Lieutenant Nathan Fortner & Simpler Times Lager with Smilin' Mike Mason and Squire Brendan Roche

10/25/2018
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Today is a little different than usual. We are combining a tele-review sent in from England via the mysterious INTERNETS from the elegant Nathan Fortner of a beer we look forward to trying ourselves, Budweiser Budvar, with a totally unplanned special review of the WORST BEER WE HAVE EVER HAD, Simpler Times Lager - this generic, Trader Joe's horror that will give us far more nightmares than vampires or zombies. Hold onto your butts kids, this is a weird one. Today, on Pickled Eggs & Cold...

Duration:01:06:34

Episode 16: Hamm's

10/18/2018
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Chef, writer, and food librarian Sara Bir wrote something beautiful about today’s beer, and I’d like to start things off with a quote from it: Hamm’s tastes like freedom. Freedom to get a good buzz after work on a Tuesday evening when daylight lasted until 9-ish. Freedom to be constantly broke-all but still buy decent brie. Freedom to squander time on hopeless crushes and aimless solo hikes. I may not scale mountains or go to rock shows that conclude at 2 a.m., but I can still dig on an...

Duration:01:48:09

Episode 15: Foster's Lager with Brent Treash

10/11/2018
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William and Ralph were Irish-American brothers who immigrated from New York to Melbourne, Australia in 1886. Three years later they were producing their first beers for local consumption, and three years after that their brew became the first Australian beer export, sent to South Africa to bolster the spirits of the young men fighting in the Boer Wars. Shortly thereafter their brewery consolidated with Carlton & United Breweries who continued producing the brothers’ beer exclusively for...

Duration:01:26:56

Episode 14: Moosehead Lager with Guest (and Host) Squire Brendan Roche

10/4/2018
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Earlier this week the United States and her sister to the north, Canada, managed to avoid a cataclysmic trade war when the two nations grudgingly came to an agreement on revisions to the all-important NAFTA treaty. In celebration of this news we’re talking about a beer that, while making up only about 4% of the Canadian domestic market, is still favored by Willie Nelson and Michael J. Fox, the beer used to toast the successful testing of the renowned Canada arm that adorned Space Shuttle...

Episode 13: The Hunt for Red Oktoberfest

9/27/2018
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In 1810 Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildberg – the occasion was marked with a folk festival centered around horseraces, games, music, and tremendous quantities of beer and food. Apparently everyone really enjoyed themselves so the folks of Munich decided to make it an annual event and with each year the festival grew and grew, outlasting the reign of Ludwig, forced off the throne during the German revolution, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the...

Duration:01:45:08

Episode 12: Old Milwaukee with Eli Wentz

9/20/2018
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First brewed in 1849 by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, today’s beer, remained with Schlitz until 1982 when it was acquired by Stroh Brewing of Detroit, who in turn managed it until 2000 when it was acquired by that little giant of breweries, Pabst. Today representing itself with World War II-style pin-up girls on their cans, this beer is perhaps best known for being shilled by the fiction, but hormone-provoking, Swedish bikini team. This is a beer that Will Ferrell loves so much he...

Duration:02:02:01

Episode 11: Budweiser with Jumpin' Joe Reiff

9/13/2018
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The ancient Greeks argued there were three fundamental types of ethical government, distinguished by the number of people allowed to participate in the legislative process – democracies, aristocracies, and monarchies. They argued that for each of these forms of government there was a parallel, but fundamentally exploitative negative equivalent – mob rule, oligarchy, and tyranny. Today we’re going to determine whether one beer, one of the most financially successful in the history of...

Duration:02:01:05

Episode 10: Dos Equis Lager Especial with Stephen Edward Wiley

9/6/2018
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Before the Spanish conquest of Mexico there was fermentation: corn was transmuted into tesgüano, agave into pulque, and honey into tepache. Soon after the conquest the first Mexican brewery was founded in 1542 by Don Alonso Herrera, but the modern genre generically known as “Mexican beer” largely emerges after 1821 and the Mexican War of Independence, the product of German and Austrian immigrants combining their techniques with Mexican ingredients. The popularity of the beer in America’s...

Duration:01:53:53

Episode 9: Pabst Blue Ribbon with Adam "AK" Kennedy

8/30/2018
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First brewed in 1844 by German immigrants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, today’s beer has long claimed that it was awarded the title “America’s Best” at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, launching it into international fame – the fact that there seems to be no evidence to back this claim being of no matter (so it is with legend). Originally called Best Select, this beer would be sold in bottles tied with blue silk ribbons around the neck from 1882 to 1916, when the demands of the war...

Duration:02:08:52

Episode 8: Corona with Drew Cumbow

8/23/2018
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[Note: We had some engineer and sound issues with this episode - the quality just isn't where we would like it, and you have our apologies - that said it is a fun one, and we didn't want to lose it, so we put our back into it and did some work and got this imperfect, but still great ep. Thanks for your patience as we keep learning the engineering process] The most imported beer in the modern United States is not German, though it is a German-style pilsner. It is not Spanish, though for...

Duration:01:07:45

Episode 7: Miller High Life with Bill Edwards

8/16/2018
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It’s Miller Time. Today, on Pickled Eggs & Cold Beer, we’re talking about Miller High Life. http://www.pickledeggsandcoldbeer.com

Duration:01:05:07

Special Episode 1: Heady Topper

8/13/2018
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For our first ever special episode we're reviewing the legendary Vermont beer Heady Topper, a double IPA from Waterbury, Vermont rated #4 in the world by BeerAdvocate and called the best beer in America by the Chicago Tribune. Made possible by a special excursion by friend of the show Smilin' Mike Mason, we delve into the antithesis of the cheap beer. FYI, normally our shows come in at the equivalent of about PG-13, but this one has some potty language; bear that in mind if you're...

Duration:01:11:25

Episode 6: Coors Banquet with Ms Lauren Singleton

8/9/2018
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In 1868 a young Rhenish Prussian gentleman immigrates to the United States, working various odd jobs and gradually making his way across the American continent until 1873 when he establishes Golden Brewing in Golden, Colorado, brewing his beer with the cold waters of the Clear Creek Watershed. While the corporate beast that was Golden Brewing has undergone enormous growth and transformation, including shedding its geonymic name for a patronymic one, and now brews in several locations, its...

Duration:01:48:27

Episode 5: Iron City Beer with Cam Bell

8/2/2018
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Founded in 1861, the Pittsburgh Brewing Company has experienced every imaginable trial and trouble in its long history – its story is reminiscent of virtually all those regional brewers that survived both Prohibition and the rise of macrobreweries. There are a lot of ways I could introduce today’s beer, but none of them capture the sense of renaissance, optimism, and purpose that seems to drive it better than its own mission statement, and so I quote – its mission is to, “make Pittsburgh...

Duration:01:16:36

Episode 4: Tsingtao with Callie Hietala

7/26/2018
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In 1903, as the Qing Dynasty waned a group of German brewers on the Shandong Peninsula established the aptly named Germania-Brauerei, offering a taste of Europe in the midst of the German concessions in Northeast China. Soon, however, the Brewery would undergo a series of transformations mirroring those taking place in China and Shandong more generally. The brewery would remain in German hands following the Chinese Revolution of 1911, but when the First World War came to a close the...

Duration:00:59:07

Episode 3: Busch Beer with Special Co-Host Brendan Roche and Guest Smilin' Mike Mason

7/19/2018
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Originally intended as a beer for those who loved classic Bavarian-style pilsners, and once sold in bottles designed to look like beer steins, these days today’s beer is more likely to be found attired in blaze orange, camouflage, NASCAR emblems, or fishing-inspired images. Despite its apparent market changes, it nonetheless remains a beer for the out-of-doors, once hanging its hat on the slogan, “clear and bright as mountain air,” today leaning on the shorter, but no less image-charged...

Duration:02:17:35

Episode 2: Bud Light with Squire Brendan Roche

7/13/2018
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It is the best-selling beer in the United States, the third best-selling on Earth, a yellow beverage that is so ubiquitous that the only thing as large as its presence on supermarket and convenience store shelves is its advertising presence. The great cold war between multinational beer corporations rages on, in its fourth decade at least, as alliances and corporations grow ever larger, consolidating resources, developing intensive and extensive logistics systems, data analysis mechanisms,...

Duration:01:19:21

Episode 1: Miller Genuine Draft with Mr. Brent Treash

7/2/2018
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Today, as we introduce the world to our scrappy little show, we find ourselves reviewing a beer that grew up with Generation-X, first market tested in 1985 and nationally distributed the following year. This quadrupally cold-filtered American adjunct lager was originally marketed as a draft-quality beer built on the bones of Miller High Life; the Champagne of Beers on tap, but with superior portability. Today, however, it sells itself as the anti-microbrew, hanging its hat on slogans like,...

Duration:00:44:32