The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Author: Caleb Stokes (Page 1 of 6)

Ep. 51: They Deleted the Tweet!

We got caught! Cheese-it! It’s the fuzz! (Just go with it; it’ll make sense in a second) Anyway, we did an episode on the run from the beer assassins come to exact revenge. We talk about Christmas decorations, writing utensils, and a crack cereal-mascot commando team.

Six Mile Bridge–Blood Orange Wit: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about digital boardgames and whether or not they fulfill the basic function of an analog experience. 

2nd Shift Brewing Hibiscus Wit — Belgian-Style Wit Beer Brewed with Spices: In This Was a Mistake, we draw the line between festive and tacky on Christmas decorations.

Golden Road Pineapple Cart — Pineapple Wheat Ale with Blood Orange and Strawberry: It’s a fire sale! Ask Mixed Six.

Founder’s Brewing Rubaeus Pure Raspberry Ale: The Mixed Six Mock Draft assembles a rag-tag team of commandos made of cereal mascots.

Avery Brewing Maharaja IPA imperial India Pale Ale: The Professional Drinkers lament the common problem of reserving and preserving alcohol for special occasions.

Blue Point Brewing Company Citrus Plunge IPA: We’re finally Drunk Enough to attack the most fundamental problem of our age.

Music, Tracks 16-22: https://s1x-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-jazz-hop-conspiracy-vol-2

Ep. 50: The Stillwater Retirement

It is our 50th episode. Absolutely crazy things have come this far. Thank you so much for helping us make this silly show so big and successful. To celebrate on our end, we brought in nearly an entire episode of our fan favorite brewer: Stillwater Artisinal Ales. Join us as we run the tastebud gauntlet!

Stillwater Artisinal’s and Two Roads Brewing’s Ground Loop Sour Saison: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Illusion and Pandasaurus’s domination of the back-pocket gaming market. 

Stillwater Artisinal’s Cellar Door — a Dry-hopped Farmhouse Wheat Ale with Sage: Janis wants to know how to handle an open bar at a professional engagement. The Professional Drinkers have some things to say.

Stillwater Super Hop — a Neo-Tropic Pale Ale: Armchair Director sees us redacting movies out of a cinema canon for the good of all mankind.

Stillwater Artisanal’s Strobe Lights — Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale: Chris wants to know about the ethics of voting for yourself. He Asked Mixed Six, and lo, we did answer.

Omnipollo’s Shoutao — A Peach Slush IPA: Mixed Six Mock Draft has to staff a Cheers-esque bar with nothing but fictional protagonists. 

Stillwater Artisinal’s Recess Dry Hopped Sour Ale with Raspberries: We (or at least one of us) gets Drunk Enough to talk about the value of a poker face and whether or not it can be developed.

Music, Tracks 8-14https://s1x-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-jazz-hop-conspiracy-vol-2

Ep. 49: Beer Wizard

You know what people love? Holiday-themed segments in podcasts posted WELL after the holiday has past. Even better? If it’s an advice question whose utility has long ago expired? You know who has two thumbs and is great at podcasting? (visual joke…another thing that works great in podcasts)

The Dayton Beer Company’s The Java Man Cometh: Dissecting Our Fun asks the most taboo question in all of tabletop…what is your favorite game? Listen to us make Sophie’s choice.

Wild Ohio Brewing Black Cherry Bourbon Gluten-Free Tea Beer: The Armchair Director’s weigh in on the increasing popular trend of Alamo movie parties. 

Braxton Brewing Co’s Storm Golden Cream Ale: How do you balance media usage in household. We tell you how to Live with Humans.

Against the Grain Brewery 35K Stout Beer: Ask Mixed Six talks about the best way to run a themed Halloween party. In November. God, we suck sometimes. 

Louisville, KY’s Goodwood Hemp Gose, Gose Aged on Hemp: We Make a Pair for the entire World Series. Caleb’s take is…unique. 

Rhinegeist Cincy Made Squirrel Nut Brown Ale: Drunk Enough, we debate the merits of cutting an activity from your schedule intentionally rather than letting it fade out.

Songs, Tracks 1-7: https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/beats-to-procrastinate-to

Ep. 48: Drunken Masters

If you haven’t yet, check out the official Mixed Six boardgame, Party Fowl, on pre-order today!

I want to start off this podcast by letting everyone know that my Dad could beat up your Dad in a fake fight with fictional martial arts. Just try to come at my Dad! See what happens! Sorry. That got confrontational. I’m glad it’s behind us. Let’s listen to an episode and try to heal.

Beau Brothers Brewing Company Sheep Head: We Dissect the Fun of Container, a game we still can’t convince anyone is actually fun, even though it is. 

Kona Brewing Co. Pipeline Porter made with Hawaiian Kona Coffee: The resident Sportsplainer tackles the NFL as a business organization, and the resident nerds finally get an answer to that age old question “How does Umbrella Corp. make money?”

Fulton Brewery War and Peace Imperial Coffee Stout: COM Corner deals with the interaction between rhetoric and philosophy.

August Schell Brewing Company Schell’s Dark from New Ulm, Minnesota: !Venta de liquidacion!

Lift Bridge Brewing Co Hop Dish IPA: In Armchair Director, we revisit the nature of schlock cinema with a comparison of two recent cult films of note, Mandy and Neil Breen’s Twisted Pair. 

North Loop Brewing Company IPA Foto: Finally Drunk Enough to reminisce about our youth, we talk about the most formative classes we ever had. 

Tracks, 1-7: https://idealismus.bandcamp.com/album/amaranthine-ep

Ep. 47: Sour Apples

Unless you’re listening to the fine audio stylings of the Mixed Six, you can’t win them all. For instance, we can’t win them all with beer tastings; sometimes you come up snake eyes on the ratings system…and the rating system is made by Spencer. Really, we just need to prepare for a beating on this one. It’s going to hurt.

Logboat Brewing Co’s Flybye Farmhouse Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss Concordia and its terribly interesting scoring mechanics.

Logboat Brewing Co’s Dark Matter: We Make a Pair puts some of our favorite beers with our favorite video games.

Crown Valley Blackberry Cider: While drinking a cider, Grant wants to know about the American sweet tooth and alcoholic consumption. The Professional Drinkers weigh in. 

Bur Oak Lily Orange and Raspberry Fruit Ale: Ask Mixed Six wants to know if there is any way around the crass salesmanship required of charity fundraising.

Logboat Brewing Co. Shipped Spiced Ale: Binger Binger recasts televisions favorite elderly detectives for a new millennia. 

Logboat Brewing Co Bennie Mocha Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, we agonize of the liminal space between projects.

Songs, Tracks 3-9: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-fall-2018

Ep. 46: ミクスト・六本のビール

Oh god…

He did it.

He finally did it.

A E S T H E T I C

M.I.A. Beer Company Miami Weiss Hefeweizen-Style Ale: Dissecting Our Fun tackles the perpetual problem of how many people to invite to a boardgame night.

Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison, Saison Ale Aged in a Pinot Noir Barrel: You prayed, and the fickle Producer Ross did here your prayers. This Nerdsplainer is about vaporwave, damnit.

Taxman Brewing Co. Exemption, Belgian-style Tripel Brewed with Spices: A series of beautiful RPG books and the tendencies of the reading public led this Getting Lit(erature) to question whether an appreciation of book’s as physical object is a recognition of craft or a fetish.

Firestone Stickee Monkee Central Coast Quad (2017 Vintage): It’s an Ask Mixed Six Fire Sale!

Stone IPA: Caleb has an experience that teaches him that thinking of his hobbies as more than toys Is A Mistake.

Concrete Beach Brewery TangeRICA Tangerine Wheat India Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about cultural FOMO because Spencer just won’t go out and buy the damn Spiderman game already.

Songs: (listed in order of appearance on the podcast)

  1. Resonance by HOME:
  2. 恢复 by 2814
  3. Welcome by 猫 シ Corp.
  4. MACINTOSH PLUS – リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー by Vektroid
  5. Selfish High Heel by Yung Bae and Macross 82-99:
  6. Dreamcast by Blank Banshee
  7. Intrance (Realities) by 식료품groceries
  8. 一人で_dark​.​adx by High School Drama Teacher
  9. Lost in the Abyss by Infinity Frequencies
  10. FOOL'S METAL by Solo Jazz Cup

Ep. 45: Getting In Snakepit

Pictured: A spa day, apparently?

Against all our better judgments, Spencer has insisted on another food based rating system. We…we really can’t stop him at this point. He seems fully intent on destroying the podcast with his Ahab-like quest to antagonize our entire fanbase. Please don’t leave us as a result of his monstrous obsession. Please. We don’t want to have to sell the podcasting equipment due to a discussion of sauerkraut.

Anyway, here’s the next episode.

Puyallup River Brewing Co’s Pineapple Ghost Pepper Cream Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the latest game in targeted cuteness — Everdell. 

One Tree Hard Cider Lemon Basil Hard Cider: The Professional Drinkers briefly address a backer question before writing a history of the slain King IPA. Does the fall of craft brewing’s bitter tyrant herald a new golden age, or are we headed for the burst of an enormous economic bubble?

Seven Seas Brewing Water Chopper Gose Ale Brewed on Sea Salt on Coriander: We try our first beer blend on air before washing it down with another, discretely fantastic beer. Then, finally, we get around to Nerdsplainer and test student Spencer on his progress in the nerdy arts.

Boom Island Brewing Company Hoodoo Dubbel: We’re blending beers AND segments! In this joint Armchair Director/Getting Lit(erature), we discuss the top three book adaptations that Baz Luhrman absolutely should not direct. 

Unibroue Ephemere Belgian Style Fruit Flavored Wheat Ale: Ask Mixed Six is about getting over colds and other minor illnesses. Three dudes who regularly share cans of infection with each other weigh in. 

MKE Brewing Louie’s Resurrection Barrel Aged Amber Ale: We’re finally Drunk Enough to discuss what is perhaps the most baffling subject we’ve ever covered. What transcendent experiences would improve your life, but you’re too afraid to try?

Songs, 2-9: https://itsroccnation.bandcamp.com/album/hope-youre-doing-well

Ep. 44: Father Figure is a Dealbreaker

It’s Maddy’s final episode state-side, and what better way to say goodbye than to drink a bunch of beers on a microphone (incidentally, this is also how we said “hello” and “it’s a Tuesday”; it’s the only language we know). Before we send our ambassador back to the other side of the world, let’s get up to our beer rating shenanigans one last time!

Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale: We had a great time with the newest evolution of Castles of Mad King Ludwig: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig. We Dissect Our Fun with the game in this segment. 

North Loop BrewCo. IPA Foto: The Armchair Directors suggest sequels for one-off movies that never got revisited. Spencer fundamentally misunderstands the premise. 

American Trappist’s Spencer India Pale Ale: It’s a tiny fire sale in this week’s Ask Mixed Six!

Rusty Rails Fool’s Gold Peanut Butter Hefeweizen: In what is assuredly one of the funniest things ever recorded, this week’s Jukebox in Back is about the top 3 songs you DON’T want to hear in the bedroom. 

Lost Signal Brewing Under the Tower Sour: It’s been out long enough that we can finally start gushing about Luke Cage Season 2 in this week’s Binge Binger.

Platform Beer Co’s Smoking’ Fineapple Gose: Drunk Enough is sparked by an awkward conversation with a Lyft driver. How do you resist showing off in subjects in which you consider yourself an expert?

Music, Tracks 8-14: https://jinsangbeats.bandcamp.com/album/confessions

Ep. 43: Welcome to Cheese Month

Look…sometimes you look back at your rating system and realize all the rating systems you’ve come up with in the last month have something to do with cheese. It happens to the best of us. Diets are hard, y’all. Best to point it out early and move on. Luckily, we also managed to talk through an episode between our desperate pleading for cheddar. We hope you enjoy it more than we enjoy the cheese-deficient hell  that is existence.

Evil Twin Brewing’s C is for Cherry: We Dissect the Fun of games with entirely asymmetrical, random win objectives. Is the novelty helping or hurting?

Left Hand Brewing Wheels Gose ‘Round: With an odd tie in the Twitter poll, our would-not-be writers have to develop a Slasher Sci-fi story in We’ll Never B’Author.

Sailors Grave Brewing’s Down She Gose: Sebastian Asks Mixed Six about the value of intentionally provocative art.

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale: This Mixed Six Mock Draft staffs a block party with superheroes. It’s not like they have anything better to do. Community policing at its finest!

Prancing Pony Brewery’s Hopwork Orange American Pale Ale: Spencer finally watched the most base-level of anime suggestions: Studio Gibili films. His deeply normal brain is even more deeply confused. We try to Nerdsplain him out of his fugue state. 

Country Boy Brewing’s Key Lime Cougar Bait: Finally Drunk Enough to do a Roger Ebert impression, we discuss the denominational crisis brought about by playing a backer-donated copy of Tales from the Arabian Nights. What does it mean to be a game?

Music: Tracks 2-8 of Return of the Soul

Ep. 42: Another Bacon Beer on the Barbie

Our friend Maddy flew around the world to visit us for a recording! Considering one of the beers she brought, her continued presence on the show is…questionable. It makes for a fun listen though, even if Spencer’s tongue never recovers.

Barossa Valley Brewing’s I Can’t Believe it’s Not Bacon: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to talk about the kid’s dexterity game Rhino Hero, but we mainly discuss the awful thing that has been wrought upon Spencer by a foreign invader. Is this how wars start? Asking for a friend.

Little Bang Brewing Co. Breakfast At Stepney Coffee Oatmeal Stout: Travel Advisory returns with a prescient question over what people miss most during international travel. The beer gets better too, but how could it not?

Lobethal Bierhaus Creme Brûlée Sweet Dessert Ale: Ask Mixed Six is having another Fire Sale. Rapid fire questions go!

Little Bang Brewing Co. The Pinkening Hibiscus Session Sour: This Was a Mistake is travel focused as well because there are few mistakes as absurd, expensive, and long-lasting as the TSA.

Pikes Beer Company 2015 Cherry Kriek: In this Mixed Six Mock Draft, H.G. Wells has used his time machine to form a tabletop game company. What other novelists does he recruit to design games with him, and what type of games do they design?

Goodies Brewery (McLaren Vale) Coffee Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, a bunch of freelancers ask themselves how much they are willing to pay to avoid a boring job.

Songs, tracks 1-7: https://bluedoom95.bandcamp.com/album/rebirth

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