Pub Chat is simple: it’s a weekly excuse to drink beer and chat with interesting people, hosted by Adrian Trimble and Colin Enquist. It's like listening to conversations at your local pub, whether it’s Winnipeg things, beer snobbery or whatever internet rabbit-hole we went down that week. Sometimes it's serious, sometimes it's funny and sometimes we get side-tracked.
Episode 266: Pandemic Drinking, Fried Chicken and High Maintenance
This episode we’re joined by Carlene to drink some brettanomyces beers, talking about our pandemic drinking (and eating) and chat about the HBO show High Maintenance.
00:00 – Introduction00:52 – #doglife01:10 – Moholo by Le Dispensaire de Bière – a 3.4% Brett #cruchons 03:51 – Viewfield Brett Saison by Driftwood Brewing06:00 – Pandemic drinking09:05 – Taproom visits12:30 – Roch le Coq13:00 – Fried Chicken17:50 – High Maintenance19:30 – What is this TV show about?22:00 – Character building23:57 – The web series28:45 – The tears, the dogs33:25 – The soundtrack34:05 – Colin has emotions40:25 – Two minutes of wild speculation43:25 – Wrap-up
Episode 265: MB Beer and Middle Tap Magazine
Rob Stansel from Middle Tap Magazine is our guest this episode, joining us to talk about writing about drinking beer. We’re also drinking some Diabel Boruta by Low Life Barrel House.
This episode was recorded on February 11, 2020. Since recording, Middle Tap Magazine has launched and you should definitely check them out.
00:00 – Introduction01:00 – Diabel Boruta by Low Life Barrel House04:00 – #local booze trends12:20 – Petrol15:50 – Middle Tap Magazine19:00 – *All* the craft breweries25:30 – All the things we love about taprooms29:25 – Spoilers (not spoilers)30:55 – Our old pal Pilsner33:00 – “Winnipeg is getting it from all angles”35:10 – What’s the Quebec beer scene like?45:20 – NEIPA x Ketchup Chips50:00 – Wrap-up
Episode 264: XFL! SPORTS! [Vintage Pub Chat]
This week we’re kicking off our re-release series of our favourite episodes from the Pub Chat back-catalogue (Vintage Pub Chat?) Each re-release will feature a newly recorded intro with the two of us, and the full audio from the original episode.
In this episode, originally #183, we’re talking about the documentary “This was the XFL” and chatting about all the reasons the XFL is ridiculous. Now that the XFL is back, we figured it’d be a good time to see what our past selves thought of it.
First released April 2, 2017.
00:00 – Introduction00:30 – The XFL is back!02:50 – Why re-release the flipping XFL episode?03:50 – Oops, this episode did not come out Feb 804:00 – The 2020 XFL06:15 – An apology for Minnesotans 08:20 – Collective Arts Collective Project IPA #112:15 – Actually talking about the beer13:15 – “This was the XFL” sigh20:40 – Trains33:45 – “The XFL should get wiped from the annals of history”39:45 – Goodbye
Episode 263: Top 5 Albums of 2019 with Chris Rohling
2019 was a slow year for episodes of Pub Chat, but it definitely wasn’t a slow year for music. We’re joined by our friend Chris Rohling for our annual recap of our favourites from the last year.
We’re all separate for this record so we’re all drinking something different:
* Adrian: F**k All Baltic Porter by Brasserie Dépareillée* Chris: Southside Pils by Eastlake Brewery* Colin: Burnabarian by Dageraad Brewing
00:00 – Introduction01:00 – Into the beer07:35 – 2019, a big music year12:40 – Sucker Punch by Sigrid13:50 – Psychodrama by Dave 20:50 – Pony by Orville Peck25:39 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen29:52 – Stockholm Marathon by Kornél Kovács 33:30 – In League With Dragons by The Mountain Goats38:40 – DSVII by M8343:00 – Charli by Charli XCX47:15 – Flamboyant by Dorian Electra53:18 – No Geography by The Chemical Brothers58:20 – MAGDALENE by FKA twigs1:04:55 – So much Charli1:08:45 – Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers1:13:58 – Brandon Banks by Maxo Kream1:18:30 – Cuz I Love You by Lizzo1:20:00 – Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen1:25:00 – Honourable mentions1:36:50 – Top albums of the decade?
Episode 262: What’s going on in 2019?
The year is almost at a close and we know the question that’s been burning in all of your minds: what on earth is going on with Pub Chat? Well, we’re here to avoid answering that question, drink some beer, and catch up on what we’ve been up to while we’ve been off the podcast airwaves. Colin’s drinking Yummi Bear* West Coast IPA from Surly Brewing, and Adrian’s got a bottle of Nocturna Vanilla and Bourbon Imperial Stout from MonRegius.
*Yes, incredibly, that really is how they spell yummy.
00:00 – Introduction00:30 – This is a podcast?01:41 – Yummi Bear West Coast IPA, Surly Brewing02:24 – Nocturna Vanilla Bourbon, MonRegius05:00 – Surly, are you OK?08:24 – Quebec beer10:35 – Brewpubs14:50 – What’s Montreal drinking?16:50 – Cheval Blanc20:00 – Restaurant beer in Montreal23:48 – “I can feed and drink myself”23:56 – How’s the Twin Cities28:20 – Montreal night life31:30 – Cheese curd revelations32:20 – Wrap-up
Episode 261: Podcasting, Wrestling, and Beer
We’re back in front of the mics with Chris Rohling, and for the first time we’re all in different locations, with all different beers. In this episode, Adrian drinks Grisette de la Marmite by Sutton Brewing, Colin has Rosé Lager by Surly Brewing and Chris is mixing it up with some Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, while catching up and chatting about podcasting.
00:00 – Introduction01:00 – What we’re drinking03:55 – The Scoop on Surly08:30 – Quebec Food & Booze: A Whole New World10:45 – Getting sour14:00 – What about podcasting?17:00 – Wrestlemania / wrestling is bonkers27:30 – So how do you get a podcast?31:30 – Pinot Noir37:25 – Recent podcast faves?40:00 – Back to beer42:20 – Vegemite vs. Marmite? Controversial opinion: they’re the same thing44:00 – Wrap-up