The Mixed Six Podcast

Board games. Beer. Pop culture. And a little drunken philosophy.

Episode 66: Quarantine Quarrels

Having already lost the battle of sound quality to the necessity of recording remotely, we thought we would make up the difference and then some by adding a Birk back into the cast. Join us for the most relatable rating system ever and tons of fun conversation.
Country Boy Brewing’s Nacho Bait Habanero Blonde Ale (4): In a time of shifting viewpoints, we talk about boardgames that have changed our perspective the most in Dissecting Our Fun.
New Belgium La Folie Foeder Aged Sour Brown Ale (5): In Armchair Director, we rate the best “animals play a sport” movies. It’s a…it’s a short list.
Brouwerij West Hitchhiking Ghosts IPA (4): In the Mixed Six Mock Draft, we’re giving politicians superpowers. What could go wrong?
Falls City Hipster Repellant IPA (2): It’s a four-man FIRE SALE!
4 Hands Brewing Contact High Grapefruit Radler (3): In Humanities Fight, we discuss Birk’s attempts to become more “well read” in fiction…whatever the hell that means.
[NOT A BEER] Gold Rush Cocktail (4):  Having run out of beers around the same time as the supply of fucks to give went dry, we’re Drunk Enough to hire a director for the inevitable Covid-19 movie.
P.S: Episode art is fan art done, yet again, by our friend David N. 

Episode 65: Producer Ross’s Quest

Something too large
Something too dangerous
Something too cool
Something too plain
Return from the Far Side of the World
with a prize to prove yourself true
or Death by Malort is the fate
that will befall a Producer like you.
Maplewood Morbidly Obese Pug Extra Fudge Imperial Chocolate Stout (5): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb struggles to calm his hype beast as the boardgame industry continues to shovel cocaine up its nose. 
New Belgium Brewing L’ Terrore Dry Hopped American Sour Ale (5): The Mixed Six Mock Draft has to assemble a Rescuers Down Under-esque crew to help them survive in the Australian wilderness. 
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Pineapple Guppy Pale Ale with Pineapple (3): Max sent us the Three Floyds graphic novel. I guess it’s a Getting Lit(erature) segment? Should of never gave them boys money, that’s for sure. 
Decadent Ales Decadent Creamery Blackberry Sorbet Gose Style Ale with Blackberry (2): That’s a lot of uses of the word “Decadent,” but Ask Mixed Six has a lot of questions in this FIRE SALE.
4 Noses Brewing Company Raspberry Blonde Ale with Raspberries (4): The Honorable Judge Producer Ross judges the worst decision ever made by a fictional character.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Forest Fauna India Pale Ale with Centennial Hops, Simcoe Hops, and Spruce Tips (1): If the hosts have to record 80 episodes a week to make up for Producer Ross’s vacation, they’re Drunk Enough to demand an honest-to-god Arthurian Quest in tribute. 

Episode 64: Trees are Nature’s Pipes for Sap

We’re back! We talk about counterfeit boardgames, staff a liquor store with fictional characters, and laud the democratic process because definitely working just fine. JUST. FINE.
Public House Brewing’s Anthony’s Pacification Russian Imperial Stout (3): Counterfeit boardgames are becoming an issue. We Dissect the Counterfeit Fun.
Marz Community Brewing Co. Jungle Boogie Pale Wheat Ale with Rooibos Tea (4): In Sportsplainer, Spencer gets to talk about the greatest moment of his life. 
Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Series Brown Rye Ale (4): The Mixed Six Mock Draft has to staff a booze shop with fake people. Who do we choose? #TeamCaleb
Public Access Silent Rejoice Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale (4): In Ask Mixed Six, Chris wants to know when we stared into the abyss and it stared back.
4 Hands Brewing Co. State Wide American Pale Ale with Raspberry (5): Because we are totally healthy people, We Make a Pair picks beer to go with breakfast.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Dark Dreams Baltic Porter (2): Finally Drunk Enough, Spencer wants to go to museum. Not a great idea, but here we are.

Ep. 63: Deja Brew

We take time off from our fourth career as crime-fighters to record an episode and share it with you, the citizenry. 
Boom Island Brewing Company Hoodoo Dubbel Bottle Conditioned Belgian-Style Ale (3): In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the oddly one-sided discussion between boardgames and RPGs. 
Brau Brothers Brewing Co Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale (4): Drunk on bad Scottish accent, Caleb tries to Nerdsplainer the world of Twitch streaming to a man unfamiliar with YouTube.
Nightmare Brewing Flaying Imperial Oat India Pale Ale (2): Ask Mixed Six FIRE SALE!
Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale (2): Finally ready to just give up, the defeated podcast hosts ask The Honorable Judge Producer Ross to settle the Star Wars vs Star Trek debate. 
Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Noir Imperial Stout Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels (5): Though completely understandable, we find it hard to suppress revulsion at the thought of unplugging from the news. In typical Drunk Enough fashion, we analyze our cognitive dissonance and resolve nothing.

Ep. 62: The Mixed 600

We did it. Six hundred beers. They should have sent a poet…and, like, some redundant livers or something. I don’t know; don’t listen to me. I’m drunk, OBVIOUSLY.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bretta Blanc Wild Ale Fermented with White Grape Juice (5): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb presents the latest game hypothesis — theme’s best use is to make failure fun.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Violet Underground Cross-Atlantic Wild Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Raspberries and Candied Violet Petals (5): It’s a Mixed Six FUSION. We’re combining Innervium and We’ll Never B’Author to sneak some native advertisement into a glut of nonsense no one has time to weed three drunks out of…the Hallmark Christmas Movie.

Evil Twin Brewing A Man Who Doesn’t Love IPA Easily, Loves Too Much: Double Dry-Hopped IPA (2): In This Was a Mistake, we cover a perennial favorite of magazines and stand-up comedy alike by giving our advice for travelling.

Evil Twin Brewing Island Bliss Malt Beverage with Natural Flavors (3): It’s a Holiday Fire SALE!!!

Stillwater Artisanal’s Kung Pao Imperial Stout Brewing with Chili Powder, Ginger Powder, Sichuan Pepper, Sea Salt, and Peanut Extract (5): The Honorable Judge Producer Ross returns to adjudicate the reality TV show debate.

Stillwater Artisinal’s Duck Sauce Double India Pale Ale Brewing with Apricot, Plum, Pineapple, Ginger, and Candi Syrup (4): Apropos of nothing, Drunk Enough is about the alarming scale of living.

Music: Tracks 23-28

Ep. 61: Hot, Brothy Audio Soup

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.

Music:
Tracks 1-7 https://peterbark.bandcamp.com/album/solstice
Track 3 https://toastedtomatoes.bandcamp.com/album/lofi-hip-hop-beats-to-organise-seize-means-to

Ep. 60: Ad optimum? Bene

Maddy is sadly returning to her home in the sea, and we thought it best to honor her time with us doing what she loves best: tagging along while we slavishly create more podcast content. 
Thin Man Brewery Third Anniversary DDH Sour Ale (2):  Point Salad might be the simplest thing you play all year. It might also be the thing you play the most and the easiest buying decision you make all year in Dissecting Our Fun.
Falls City Beer Good Times Ginger Lime Shandy (4): We do a Sportsplainer/Nerdsplainer fusion on the joint madness of sports and dice superstitions.
Pohjala’s Rahe Imperial Gose-Style Ale with Sea Buckthorn, Vanilla, Salt, Coriander and Lactose (4): I’m surprised you’re reading this after hacking through that beer description. Anyway, we play We Make a Pair by throwing things into the transformative B-Hole.
Weston Brewing Company Father Mescan Bog Myrtle Ale (3): It’s a Bog Myrtle Ale! It’s a Fire Sale Ask Mixed Six! Crowdpleasing like it’s our job!
Thin Man Brewery Minkey Boodle Raspberry Sour Ale (4): Innervium has to name some sports stadiums. We can’t do worse than reality has here. 
Resurgence Brewing Co. The Surge New England India Pale Ale (4):  Finally Drunk Enough, we create our family mottos and critique the idea of having a subtitle for your clan. 

Ep. 59: Mixmaster Birk

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

Ep. 58: Moon City Con with 417 Gamers

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. 

Tracks 16-22: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-summer-2019

Ep. 57: At the Alamo

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. 

Tracks 1-7: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-summer-2019

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