The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Episode 75: Coupberry

Howdy all,

In this episode, we drink a bunch of blueberries and talk about the decay of empire. You know, typical ‘cracking open a cold one’ conversations. 

Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Pancake Lassi Gose (1): Omnipollo continues to punish us in Dissecting Our Fun as Spencer lays out his thoughts on the “engine truncation” problem.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project L’Brett d’ Blueberry Golden Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Washington Blueberries (5): In a temporary loss of reason, the listeners think we are physically fit enough to fight. In typical MX6 style, we make our violent outburst a musical instead in this Jukebox in Back. 

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Luponic Distortion IPA Series (3): In This Was a Mistake, Caleb is done with centrist arguments from precedent, and you should be too. 

Omnipollo Bianca Blueberry Maple Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancake Lassi Gose (1): I don’t know what we expected with this beer, but Ask Mixed Six repeats that mistake by allowing the podcast to pick an internet handle for one of the listeners.

Prairie Artisan Ales Millennial Mansion Imperial Sour Ale with Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lime, Blueberry, Cherry, and Marshmallow Flavor (4): Using what is probably a repeat beer (sorry…pandemic), the Mixed Six Mock Draft staffs a coup with videogame characters. It’s just as effective.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA (2): Finally Drunk Enough to cope, we talk about what we’ve been doing to keep things level in a post ⅙ world.

Music, Tracks 15-20: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-winter-2020

Episode 74: 2020 Beer in Review

Happy New Year!Hell on Earth is here and now…but at least one year of it is about to be gone. We celebrate and commemorate things best left buried in our memories in this year’s MX6 Beer in Review!

(Note: Owing to existence in hellworld, it has been impossible to track down re-ups of our Top 6 number 5’s of the year, so we shall be reviewing all new beers to cap out the solar cycle…we are just THAT eager to get out of this year, we are already on to the next.)

Off Color Brewing Dino Smores–Imperial Marshmallow Stout (5): 2020 was all about taking one for the team, so Spencer tried an imperial s’mores stout. Speaking to jumping on grenades, this Dissecting Our Fun is about designing 2020, the board game.

Bellwoods Brewery Grandma’s Boy Wild Ale Blend w/ Niagara Shiro Plums (5): The Professional Drinkers give out the coveted Brewery of the Year award.

O’Fallon Wheach Peach Wheat Beer (1): In Armchair Director, we pick our favorite films of the year. Spoiler alert: they are ALL depressing. 

Off Color Brewing Very, Very Far–Belgian Style Ale Mix Fermented with White Wine Yeast (2):  Resolutions, I guess?

Bellwoods Brewery’s Farmageddon Barrel Aged Wild Ale with Niagara Montmorency and Morello Cherries (4): The Binge Bingers have had time to binge and binge and binge and so they have chosen the three shows that shall be binged, forever and ever more, amen.

Kona Brewing – Kona Light Blonde Ale (2): Drunk Enough to reconsider the very premise, we discuss whether or not this year was anything worth remembering.

Tracks 1-7: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-winter-2020

Episode 73: Still Need That Title

Welp, it’s Turkey time. If you’re not currently in a fist fight with your blighted elderly relatives, give our podcast a listen.

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile (5): Caleb has played New York Zoo. He Dissects His Fun with Uwe Rosenburg’s latest.

Stem Ciders A Salted Cucumber Apple Cider (4): In Sportsplainer, Joey asks how the copium is hitting with sports fans in 2020.

Odell Brewing – Isolation Ale (3): We’re throwing presidents in the B-hole! Finally!

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie  (4): With it looking like Trump may finally leave office, Ask Mixed Six is about the single most absurd thing we can remember from the last four years of hell.

Carlsberg Premium Danish Pilsner (2): In Mixed Six Mock Draft, Turtle wants us to pick school support staff from characters in crime scene investigation shows.

Left Hand Brewing – Galactic Cowboy Imperial Stout (4): Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about activities we are glad the pandemic did away with.

Music, Tracks 1-7: https://jazzhopcafe.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-cruise

Episode 72: On The Birk Again

As Birk exits California like the last son of a dying planet, we check in with our brother from another podcast before his transmitter gets out of range. Please enjoy what is likely the final episode of this podcast before Spencer divorces Caleb over cryptid-gate.

 

Loveland Aleworks Blackberry Lemon Bar Sour (5): Producer Ross likes Among Us. In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about why he is alone and wrong.

 

Tool Brewing Mr. Orange 2019 Edition (3): In Mixed Six Mock Draft, we’ve got to paper the shelves of the trash canon with self-help books by sidekicks.

 

Boulevard Brewing Nutcracker Winter Warmer Ale (3): Ben Asked Mixed Six about their favorite cryptids. That was really the beginning of the end.

 

Boulevard Brewing and Rhinegeist-Crust Fall Peach Berry Pie Sour (4): We Make a Pair pairs alcohol with Halloween candy to get ready for all the Trick or Treating you ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT BE DOING.

 

Rockwell Beer Co. Stand By Hoppy Pilsner (4): Innervium has to sell the brain juice from Deep Blue Sea. If we can get three movies out of that franchise, we wring some profit from these shark brains.

 

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils (3): Finally Drunk Enough, we answer the ‘how to write’ question. Caleb’s answer is appreciated at levels commiserate with his other contributions.

 

Episode 71: Trees are Bullshit

Look at this gaudy bastard...Birk is back, and we’re finally brave enough to admit something: we’re tired of all those damn trees with their arboreal biomass above the ground! What are they trying to prove?! Show-offs….

Anyway, we talk about Gloomhaven, manners befitting a hootenanny, and Producer Daddy’s love of grasses.

Haand Bryggeriet Odins Tipple Imperial Stout (4): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb begs his hosts to talk him out of buying baby Gloomhaven, aka Jaws of the Lion. Perhaps this was the wrong audience to ask.

Strange Roots Goedenacht Farmhouse Ale Brewed with Apples, Orange Blossom Honey and Coriander (5): In Getting Lit(erature), we talk about books that need a sequel and sequels we never needed. 

Spoetzl Brewery’s Shiner Weisse n Easy (4): In a return of a long-time fan favorite, we dive back in to Rise of the Manner Lords: the Ettiquetting. The Manner Lords solve the age old question: is it okay to volunteer for jug when forced to perform at a wedding hootenanny?

Delirium Noel from Huyghe Brewery (3): Ask Mixed Six wanted to know about our exit strategies for when all this stuff going on in America turns out A-OK-aroonie, yessireebob.

Prairie Artisan Ales Punch Sour Ale with Blackberry, Cherry, and Lime (2): In Living with Humans, we get our spouses pissed off at us for your entertainment.

Urban Chestnut’s Big Shark Lemon Radler (3): Finally Drunk Enough, we discuss the value of seemingly frivolous, but equally dedicated, acts of self-improvement. 

Music, Tracks 1-7: https://emapea.bandcamp.com/album/jazzy-tape

Ep. 70: Ukelele Herzegovinia

We’re back with a regular episode for your ears. In this feast for the…well, sense — just the one sense — we discuss Captains, share surprising media choices, and finally give a name to our previously most anonymous question-asker.
Open Gate Brewery’s Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout (2): Board game component upgrades may be the forbidden fun. We Dissect Our Fraught relationship with the commercial practice.
Side Project Brewings Biere du Pays — Oak Aged Missouri Farmhouse Ale (5): Greg Bennett has asked us to throw some of the world’s less loved superhero films into the B-Hole.
Sweet Water Brewing As Long As There Is Water Berliner Weisse with Acai Berry, Blackberry, and Raspberry (4): In a segment so good Spencer forgot how to do our show, we talk about media surprises we’ve discovered during quarantine.
Side Project Brewing Reflections 8/28/2018 Wine Barrel Fermented Missouri Wild Ale (5): Our best listener Asks Mixed Six about how to deal with discontent with the people you depend on.
Hitachino Nest Beer Lacto Sweet Stout (3): As the lawn/garage distanced hangout is the only social interaction a responsible drunk can hope for nowadays, Professional Drinkers recommend some beers you can hold in your hand while screaming at your friends over pathologically safe distances.
Left Hand Brewing Nitro Milk Stout (2):  Finally Drunk Enough to try again, we talk about what we would have done differently in the show if provided a time machine.

Ep. 69: NOOOOOIIIICCCCCEEEEE!!!

Yeah! We did it! It’s the acrostic numeric double entendre! The kids love that stuff.

Deschutes Handup IPA (2): In Dissection Our Fun, we’ve finally gotten around to letting Spencer try Feast of Odin. He is understandably obsessed.

PH Brewery LTD Crafty Radler Grapefruit & Tangerine (5): In B-Hole in One, we chuck tabletop RPGs into the transformative abyss and sees what comes out.

John Boston’s The Point Pale Ale (2): It’s a FIRE SALE baybeeeeee!

Well Bombardier Glorious English Premium Ale (2): In Humanities Fight, we talk about the value of predicting the future in academic contexts.

Cigar City Brewing’s Margarita Gose (5): The Jukebox in Back is playing workout tunes. Sorry…tunz.

Family Brewery Huyghe Delirium Red Belgian Ale with Cherry and Elderberries (2): Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about the danger of defining yourself by escapism.

Music, Tracks 8-14: https://jazzhopcafe.bandcamp.com/album/coffee-beats

Ep 68: Recording What Now?

Food month is almost over. Hold on. JUST HOLD ON A LITTLE LONGER!
Also, Baz is here. 
Danke Chain Oktoberfest by West Sixth Brewing (2): Baz, Producer Ross, and Caleb have started running a King’s Dilemma campaign online. We let Spencer know what he’s missing with this RPG/boardgame fusion. 
Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet Double IPA (3): In Armchair Director, we talk about the three blandest sequels we’ve ever seen. 
Boulevard Brewing Cherry-Lime Radler (5): With a sociology major in the house, we have a Humanties Fight to talk about the goth subculture.
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc (4): In Ask Mixed Six, four dudes were asked to talk about the guilt of playing a problematic game. I guess we’ll try?
Revolver Brewing Hop Device IPA Hazy IPA (2): Given Baz’s legendary Malort prank, we select trickster gods to teach his ass a lesson in Mixed Six Mock Draft.
John Boston Summer Ale (3): Finally Drunk Enough to engage with reality, we talk about the worst possible arguments for reopening businesses “after” Covid.

Episode 67: What’s in the Box?

Producer Ross’s father gave him a box, then receded to wherever it is he lurks when not summoned. What could be inside has consumed our every waking thought and sleeping nightmare since we heard of the dark curio’s existence. In this episode, like Pandora, we defy the gods by opening it to see what man was not meant to see.

We also talk about some other stuff, too, I guess.

Brasserie Thirtie3 Extra Dry-hopped French Farmhouse Ale (2): In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the second attempt to expand the rich-universe of Portuguese tile-laying games with Azul: Summer Pavilion.

Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider (5): Alex asks the Professional Drinkers to lay down a roadmap to leading the uninitiated into the land of beer.

Leaky Roof Meadery’s Caller (2): The nerds Nerdsplain a skill that Spencer will never need — how to pick a setting for an RPG.

Brasserie D’Achouffe McChouffe Belgian Brown Beer (3):  Ask Mixed Six answers a question about the weirdness of parasocial podcast relationships.

Lagunitas Pils Czech Style Pilsener (4): Not to be outdone, the Sportsplainer takes on a journey of what e-sports can expect in the wake of quarantine.

The Citizen’s Brewery of Plzen’s Pilsner Urquell (1): Finally Drunk Enough, we try to explain the utter madness of US society to anyone not already drowning in it.

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. 

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