In this episode, we review the new Kickstarter hotness with Fantastic Factories, plan Producer Ross’s bachelor party, and try to combat our holiday scroogery.
Three Floyds Brewing Gumballhead Wheat Beer (3): In Dissecting Our Fun, we’ve played that iconographic engine builder Fantastic Factory and loved it.
New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Raspberry Hibiscus Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (4): Thanksgiving looms ahead. We help you make a beer shopping list for the big meal with We Make a Pair.
Biere Artisanale La Sirene Praline Belgium Style Chocolate Stout (1): The Armchair Directors discuss the inherent contradiction of “Fuck the System” movies like the Joker.
New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Oatmeal Cookie Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout with Cinnamon, Raisins, Brown Sugar, Oats, and Vanilla Extract (3): Fall is here…at least for the week or so climate change will allow the season to exist. We discuss what we’re most looking forward to in Ask Mixed Six.
Batch Brewing Company Belgian Dark Stong Ale Antwerp’s Placebo One Year Port Barrel (3): In this Mixed Six Mock Draft, we take a blank check, anything-goes approach to planning one producer’s bachelor party.
New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Orange Chocolate Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout with natural Flavors (4): Finally Drunk Enough, Caleb tries to confront his Millenially-induced holiday scroogery before it harms everyone’s fun.
Though GenCon is now over, we recorded bad decisions made just prior to leaving on our pilgrimage for the sake of the historical record. In this episode, we eschew beer on our beer podcast for cocktails made by long-time listener and friend Birk. Not going to lie…we drank a lot of booze for an hour-long podcast. Thankfully, we’ve been training for this moment for years.
Click the drink name to get the recipe!
Mezcal Paloma (4): It’s rare we have someone on the pod that isn’t already as obsessed with boardgames as the hosts. We Dissect Our Fun, or rather, Birk’s fun as he starts to get into the hobby.
Gosling Sidecar (4): In this Jukebox in Box, Greg wants to know what four chubby bearded nerds like to dance to. Weird kink but okay.
Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri (5): Binge Binger discusses the possible horror of revisiting your favorite childhood shows.
Eastern Sour (5): Scott Asks Mixed Six about skill they excel at, yet never enjoy performing.
Fat-Washed Old Fashioned (5): In This Was a Mistake, we beg — ABSOLUTELY BEG — people to stop recommending anime.
Mezcal Margarita (4): Birk has a hell of a cool job, and he’s Drunk Enough to talk about how he’s not crazy about how media depicts it.
Music, Tracks 8-14: https://radiojuicy.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-from-the-shore
It’s rare we get to geek out with our favorite local con, but Rick Bagwell from 417 Gamers came by to give us a rundown on how a convention is built from the ground up. The man also has a fine nose for beer, so we predictably got along quite well.
Moon City Con 2019 goes from Sept. 6-8th. Get your tickets here: https://www.mooncitycon.com
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Hefe & Wedge Fruited Hefeweizen: In Dissection Our Fun, we discuss the pop star effect and how a designer’s name motivates our board gaming decisions.
American Trappist’s Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout: Rick Nerdsplains how to start your own gaming conventions and some of the lessons learned from Moon City Cons first year.
Mucky Duck I.F.O. Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged Ale: Since This Was a Mistake was the #1 vote getter and we find few things about board gaming a mistake, Spencer talks about what a consultant actually does and conditions in which businesses should look for other solutions.
Decadent Ale’s Coco Ecto Double-Dry Hopped India Pale Ale: Good Omens came out, so Mixed Six Mock Draft picks the four horsemen of the boardgame apocalypse.
B. Nectar Limited Release #DragonsAreReal: In Ask Mixed Six, we discuss the age-old board gaming problem of introducing your group to great games with boring-ass themes.
Mucky Duck PLX IPA: Finally Drunk Enough to admit how trash he is, Caleb muses on the value of “solving a game” for optimal play versus the happy-go-lucky route that leads to his continual losing.
Alamo Drafthouse was kind enough to let us crash the bar, talk with one of their resident experts (David), and generally geek out about movies. It was great! Give it a listen.
Boulevard Brewing Smooth Fuzz: As long-time lovers of the concept of a movie party, we talk about how Alamo selects and programs celebrations of cult films from the past.
Tie and Timber’s Juicy Brewski IPA: In Armchair Director, we discuss what makes a good movie experience by picking our top three films to see in the theater.
Piney River’s Lizzy Twister Blackberry: With John Wick leading the way of the action movie renaissance, Mixed Mock Draft performs a seminal function in the new movement: stunt casting. We share our most counter-intuitive picks for actions heroes.
Boulevard Brewing Space Camper IPA: In This Was a Mistake, we bemoan an experience every film nerd has had. When is a time you screened a weird film for friends before realizing that they were the wrong audience?
4×4 Brewing Toats Magnates: In the spirit of the summer blockbuster, We Make a Pair provides a drink list for famous summer blockbusters of the past.
Lost Signal’s Smoked Pecan Porter: Arguably too Drunk Enough, we talk about how working in film changes your consumption of it.