The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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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Hot Takes on Ice: State of the Podcasters

Producer Ross and Birk have finally launched the Patreon for Night Clerk Radio.

Go check it out if you haven’t already. Caleb also has a LOT of announcements and a pretty big life-change coming up, so we spend the episode getting all our listeners caught up to speed. 

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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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.

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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.


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