The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Episode 84: Drinkin’ with Commas Now

We invite fan-favorite guest Birk to join us as we drink our one-thousandth beer. 
Omnipollo Hilma Vanilla Burger Bun Crispy Fries Imperial India Pale Ale with Natural Flavors (2): Spencer wants to know what board game you pick for a first date. We Dissect the Fun of such a dangerous gambit. 
Perennial Artisan Ales Saison de Lis Belgian Style Ale Brewed with Chamomile Flowers (3): Innervium is just recutting music into advertisements because we’re out of money.
(Brewed and bottle by Rinkuskiai Birzai, Lithuania Crazy) Brewski Imperial Pilsner (1): COM Corner takes the marketing expert Spencer off the shelf to advise a listener on making a boardgame cafe. 
Tactical Nuclear Penguin Imperial (1): Brownie gave us our 1000th beer…which isn’t a beer. Or consumable by humans. We try our best to approach the milestone with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. 
Prairie Artisan Ale Sunday Service Hot Fudge Sundaee Inspired Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ fudge, chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles, peanuts, and cherries (4): Mixed Six Mock Draft has 1000 beers to fuel our own podcast network. We start sending out contracts.
Flying Dog Brewing’s Cream Team Cookies and Cream Milk Stout (2): You may now ask 1000 questions of MIXED SIX. 

Episode 83: Con Conjecture

A lot going on in this episode, including the suicidal ideation of wanting to see people in person again. Join us!

Rare Barrel Brewing’s Pinkish (5): We Dissect Our Fun with Roland Wright, A Roll-and-Write about making a Roll-and-Write as a man named Roland Wright.

Rare Barrel’s One Long Wave – Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels with Kiwi and Strawberry (4): In Living with Humans, we come up with 1001 uses for your failed business venture.
Palmetto Brewing Company Amber Ale (2): The Sportsplainer gives us a breakdown of the latest in fantasy football.
Palmetto Brewing Company Espresso Porter (4): FIRE SALE for the West Coast!
Old Bakery Beer Co. Oh Yeah Fruit Punch Berliner-Style Weiss Beer (3): In Binge Binger, Spencer talks Caleb down off the ledge of Ted Lasso.
Jailbreak Brewing Company Doubles: Double India Pale Ale (4): Finally Drunk Enough to dream of a Mixed Six Con.

Episode 81: You Know What’s Not Illegal in Hell?

We succumb to so many sins, so quickly, in this episode. Hope you enjoy it half as much as we did!
Prairie Artisan Ales Lemon Slice (4): We Dissect Our Fun with The Crew: the cheapest legacy game you’re ever going to fine.
Church Street’s Church Street Pils: Pilsner with Yusu, Meyer Lemon And Lime Flavors (2): Spencer Sportsplains the endlessly fractal moments at the end of an NBA game.
Off Color Brewing Beer for Golf Wit style Beer with Lemon and Black Tea Added (4): In We Make a Pair, Dante, Virgil, and the boys take a pubcrawl through hell.
Evil Twin Brewing Lemon Meringue (5): Armchair Director Spencer walks us through a retrospective of the most normie movies in the aughts.
Evil Twin Brewing What Our Age Lacks is Not Reflection, but IPA (3): Caleb does the parasocial thing too by trying to Nerdsplain is obsession with Cushvlog.
Melvin Eureka Zim Sen Baltic Porter (3): As more of us go full-time creative, the questions about agony of influence or grist for the mill become more important that ever.

Episode 80: Texas on Notice

We’re back with part 1 of another ill-advised double recording session. If you want to hear the drunker half, head on over to the Patreon. Until then, enjoy the continued and varied beer crimes of the Lone Star State.

Angry Chair Brewing’s Untitled Art – Loaded French Toast Imperial Stout (2): Spencer bought and played an indie story-telling game! We have to Dissect This Fun, as it is obviously a historically significant mutation within the fun fossil record. 

Sceptre Arts Brewing Chaos Magician Double Dry-Hopped IPA (4): It’s time to clean up the curriculum by throwing some high school classes into the B-hole.

Prairie Artisan Ales Pink Guava Funk (3): In a rare Mock Draft/Armchair Director fusion, we cast the film version of Fae’s Anatomy, Caleb’s new game currently on Kickstarter. 

Martin House Brewing Company Best Maid Spicy Pickle Beer (1): Honestly, we tried to do a Humanities Fight, but then we drank what was easily the worst beer we’ve ever had out of 928 taste tests so far. 

Trimtab Brewing Open Sails Imperial Sour with Lemon Key Lime and Grapefruit (5): Ask Mixed Six considers the important question…if you could have an extra set of arms, would you take them?

Spectre Arts Brewing Smile Grenade Double-IPA (3): Finally Drunk Enough, Caleb continues his long standing tradition of grossly misapplying economics terms with a discussion of Jevon’s Paradox.

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Episode 79: Food Month Again

On the plus side, Baz and Birk are in town. Adding to our many joys, this is our first in person episode in over a year!
But what boon could possibly wipe away the horror of food month’s return. The Ides of May are upon us!  
*apologies for the lack of ratings in the notes. In my defense, I was separated from my sobriety. I’ll have to relisten to the episode when they are added to the list.
Funkwerks Pineapple Guava Provincial: In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb proposes an exciting new game genre to save society. 
Melvin Velvet Rut Imperial Smoked Porter: The Honorable Judge Producer Ross has been given an insane fortune. Which of the hosts/guest should get it. We launch into our arguments. 
Oskar Blue BA20 Vol 4 Zuccotto 202 Barrel-aged Series: VACCINE SALE
Odell Brewing Barreled Treasure Coconut Chocolate Stout: The Mixed Six Mock Draft is given aging sitcom stars a chance in the only game left in town: marvel movies. 
Off Color Brewing’s Well Fed Sheep: In Getting Lit(erature), we debate the morality of judging a book by its cover. 
Pipeworks More Melon: Finally Drunk Enough to admit it, some of us are going to miss wearing a mask in certain social situations.

Episode 78: 900-ish Bottles of Beer on the Wall

We’re back! The wall of our empties, like the list of our sins, grows forevermore.
4 Noses Brewing Company’s Double Dry Hopped Vanilla Velvet (1): In Dissecting Our Fun, we explore an exciting new parameter of the boardgaming personality — identifying your “Bill and Ted” game. 
Pipeworks Brewing Company Cryo Citra Imperial India Pale Ale with Cryo Citra Hops (2): In This Was a Mistake, Caleb commits a mistake by springing a sneaky anniversary.
Public House Cabra Loca Espresso Milk Stout (3): Living With Humans discusses what one should do when the decision has been made to NOT live with a specific human. 
4 Noses Brewing Company’s Mandarina Velvet (2): In Ask Mixed Six, many of our fans now share a birthday. We start the great MX6 gift exchange.
2nd Shift Brewing Liquid Spiritual Delight Imperial Stout (4): Jukebox in Back is about selecting perhaps the most important anthem of our lives: what is the soundtrack to vaccine summer?
Piney River Lizzie Twister Blackberry Session Sour (3): Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about being generally twitchy and the fidget devices that help us get through the day. 
P.S. Our next episode is actually in person again! Expect sound quality to improve soon.

Episode 77: Half-vaccinated, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

Birk is back in this partially immune episode as we discuss mid-life crises, Easter candy, and finally destroying St. Patrick’s day, once and for all.

4 By 4 Brewing’s Tall Dark & Cordial–Chocolate Cherry Stout (2): In Dissecting Our Fun, we wonder about returning to 3+ player games after a year-and-a-half of forced abstinence. 

Grimm Circle of Fifths Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale with Spelt, Oats, and Rye (4): We Make a Pair with the finest foodstuffs we could find hidden under lawn waste by a bunny.

Breckenridge Brewery Avalanche Amber Ale (3): FIRE SALE

Toppling Goliath’s Mornin’ Latte–Imperial Coffee Milk Stout (4): The Jukebox in Back is playing golden oldies, but what does that actually mean?

Bruery Terreux Saison Rue (2): In the return of perennial fan favorite, Holiday Annexation, we steal St. Patrick from Ireland and finally make the fully-Americanized version of the holiday we’ve been working on for decades. 

Avery Brewing Hazyish IPA (1): Finally Drunk Enough, Caleb talks about whether or not to take it to heart when you’re accused of having a mid-life crisis. 

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Episode 76: Poor Babes, w/o Weather Channel Music

Getting in there before the leap with an episode! In this fine piece of audio composition, we discuss all the important issues of the day: tea flavors, social engineering, and killing Rush Limbaugh.

Stillwater’s Why Can’t IBU? 2020 Double Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Pale Ale (4): In Dissecting Our Fun, we muse on the ways increased access to 3d printing might change tabletop gaming.

Maplewood Brewing Co. Fat Pug Oatmeal Milk Stout (4): It’s time for Battle Try! Challenged to combat, the hosts launch into the fray with their fiercest warrior’s bellow.

Hoppin’ Frog King Gose Salted Caramel (1): In Armchair Director, two extremely normal people talk about what movies to watch online with your friends in quarantine.

Crane Brewing’s Minette–Barrel-Aged Grisette-Style Ale Bottle Conditioned with Brettanomyces (4): Ask Mixed Six has been asked to name something. This always goes well.

4×4 Brewing Company Smooth Criminal Double Dry Hopped Double India Pale Ale (3): Living With Humans is about manipulating people for your own comfort with social engineering.

Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter (2): Finally Drunk Enough, Spencer and Producer Ross reminisce about snow days. Caleb, predictably, kills their nostalgic joys.

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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.

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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.

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