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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. 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. 40: The Scooby Snacks are Heroin

I already named an episode based off a bad hot dog pun…then Spencer did this rating system. Frankly, I’m at a loss. I’ve just been totally sabotaged. Let’s get this over with. The episode is pretty okay, I guess.

Blue Mountain Barrel House Series Dark Hollow: Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels: In Dissecting Our Fun, we’ve played Mountains of Madness and enjoyed it. We debate whether it’s really a Lovecraftian game at all, or if perhaps it is the best Lovecraftian board game.

Smartmouth Brewing Company Chaotic Neutral IPA: Armchair Director makes a case for movies destroyed by a single casting choice.

Kindred Spirit Brewing Strawberry Milkshake Ale: Ale brewed with fruit and lactose: In Sportsplainer, Spencer gives us nerds some talking points so we can camouflage ourselves in the endless Lebron James v. Michael Jordan debate.

Virginia Beer Co Wrenish Rye: In the tradition of The Toys That Made Us, James Burns Asks Mixed Six about the toys that made them.

Alewerks Brewing Company Paycheck Porter Robust American Porter with Rich Character: The Mixed Six Mock Draft has to cast a new version of Scooby-Doo using only rock musicians.

Evolution Craft Brewing’s Pine’hop’le Pineapple India Pale Ale: Where is your line for sharing? How do we draw it? Drunk Enough tries to examine the border before tripping over it. 

Songs, Tracks 2-8: https://brettklassen.bandcamp.com/album/it-was-all-a-dream-beat-tape

Ep 39: Meerkat Smuggling

Please don’t forget to back Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks. It’s the boardgame that Mixed Six has been designing as far back as episode 11!

We’re back at it again with the high-octane, summer blockbuster of a podcast that you’ve all come to know and love. Prepare for all the thrills, chills, and spills your ears can handle.

Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s 8-Bit Pale Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about our love for Flamme Rouge and the problem of the “closet” expansion. 

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. Homeport Blonde Ale: It’s a Mixed Six FUSION. We combine We Make a Pair and Sportsplainer into “Sportsplain a Pair.” One host provides the sport; the other provides a drink to accompany it. 

Upland Brewing Co.’s Dragonfly IPA: As if the podcast doesn’t get enough of this, Ask Mixed Six want to know about our top 3 pieces of media we can’t enjoy due to pet peeves.

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA: In a return to our new writing segment, We’ll Never B’Author, the hosts overcome their profound biological, geographical, and historical ignorance to write the greatest period kung-fu film you’ll never see.

Abita Turbodog: In Armchair Director, we discuss the relatively new phenomenon of the aspirational streaming service.

Bell’s Brewing Expedition Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, Spencer and Caleb muse about a single piece of media they couldn’t have lived without. 

Songs, tracks 1-7: https://gadget.bandcamp.com/album/the-jazz-jousters-sessions-season-3

Ep. 38: Tamagatchi Morality Play

We’re back with a new episode! We talk about toys, cosplay, birthday songs, and a number of other very adult topics. Thanks for tuning in.

Founders Brewing KBS: In Dissecting Our Fun, we throw the concept of the gaming tournament on the slab and see what makes it tick.

Destihl Brewery’s Moonjumper: Because absolutely no one asked for it, Caleb uses an obscure Russian literary theorist to explain modern cosplay in Nerdsplainer.

Victory Sour Monkey: With his birthday going on concurrent to the release of this episode, Jukebox in Back is about songs we want to hear at specific points in the celebration.

Avery Brewing The Beast Grand Cru Ale:  Ask Mixed Six is about the moral weight of simulations…and also Westworld.

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale: As it seems to be the trend of the time, Armchair Director is about the side characters you want to see promoted to their own film.

The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Defender IPA: In Drunk Enough, we try to talk about self-care, but Caleb misunderstands the term on pretty much every level.

Songs (Tracks 2-8): https://thetwelfthdoctor.bandcamp.com/

Ep. 22: Ross Didn’t Read It Either

Well, here goes the end of Caleb’s podcasting career and public existence. It was a good run while it lasted. Why exactly is this the end for our intrepid hero? Listen to the new episode and find out!

Sun King Brewery’s Dragon’s Delight: Five Tribes has one of the most interesting movement mechanics we’ve ever seen in a modern boardgames. Spencer and Caleb gush about it in Dissecting Our Fun.

Trappist Westvletern: In Getting Lit(erasure), we admit the top 3 books we are embarrassed to say we haven’t read. Some take the prompt more literally than others. 

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co Porter: In This Was a Mistake, we try to dissect just how bad an idea the eat-on-a-dare fast food trend has become.

Sun King Brewing Co Wee Mac Scottish Style Ale: Some movies end with emotional charges that are almost too powerful. The Armchair Directors discuss their top 3 films in this category.

Narragansett Lovecraft The Unnamable Black Lager: Two fine listeners Ask Mixed Six ask if it is ever okay to dissuade someone from trying a piece of art just because you think it is bad. Two men that spent an entire episode badmouthing Iron Fist weigh in. 

Scuttlebutt Hoptopia: Finally Drunk Enough to spout off with uninformed opinions, we discuss the degree of research required to feel “qualified” to form an opinion on an issue. Where is it at for us, and where should it be?

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Ep. 15: Spicy Flubs

Welcome! We’re back with 5-6 beers and topics, ready for your listening pleasure. If you like what we do here and want to support the show, hit us up on Patreon to get the full six-pack experience. If not, we love you all the same and thanks for listening.

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA: In Dissecting Our Fun, Producer Ross confiscates our phones long enough for us to ponder whether or not tablet versions are good for boardgames.

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose: Sean suggests the Armchair Directors rate their favorite Dreamworks/Pixar movies. We oblige while trying to hold back sentimental tears.

Abita Brewing Andygator Helles Doppleback: The American yard sale is almost always eligible for a This Was a Mistake segment. Spencer and Caleb have cracked the code though and provide advice on selling all your crap.

Bell’s Oberon Ale: In Living with Humans, we talk about the best and worst relationship advice we’ve ever heard.

Nebraska Brewing Company Brunette Nut Brown Ale: In Asked Mixed Six, we discuss the relative merits of being “Cult of the New” consumers.

On the Patreon

Public Brewing House Flynn’s Irish Red: Ugh. We had to be Drunk Enough to approach the task of finding the line between appreciating diversity and cultural appropriation. Trigger warning for three white guys struggling with how to juggle all their privilege.

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Ep. 14: This Might Be a Love Glove

Greetings little podcast kittens. Episode 14 is here to groom your ears. If you want all six beers, hit us up on the Patreon. If not, thanks for listening anyway and please rate and review on Itunes.

Be sure to note our Mixed Six Video Contest: if you cut some of our funniest/most appealing moments into a short YouTube video we can use to promote the podcast, we will refund the winning video’s Patreon contributions for ONE WHOLE YEAR. Send all entries to themixed6@gmail.com. The contest goes on until we get a winner, so get editing if you want in on this action and beat the competition.

Ballast Brewing Company Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the neat little place Machi Kuro has cut out for itself between Monopoly and Settlers of Catan.

Evil Twin Brewing’s No Hero: In Getting Lit(erature), we provide some tips for separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the glut of How-To books.

Defiance Brewing Co. Fuzzy Knuckles: Caleb is the one with a Travel Hangover this week. He discusses the many beers of our nation’s capital.

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont: In Ask Mixed Six, we ponder whether or not a nerdy obsession has to come about naturally or through cultivation.

Bell’s Cherry Stout: The Armchair Director jumps the gun as we talk about how amazing that IT trailer looked and talk about what a remake needs to do to work.

On the Patreon

Against the Grain Brewery Pile of Face: We were asked about our Top 3 Most Unfounded Fears, and we figured we should at least make our many enemies climb the paywall before doing the opposition research for them.

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