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Life in 16 oz. raises a pint to the explorers, the adventure seekers, those wanting to break from the norm, to fill their glasses with memorable experiences, and basically have a good time. Your hosts, Brandon McCarty and Paul Wade, feature stories of interesting people and events, engage in some tomfoolery and talk our usual craic while enjoying a theme beer. Or two. Come join us and tell us, “What’s in YOUR pint?”

Life in 16 oz‪.‬ Brandon McCarty and Paul Wade

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Life in 16 oz. raises a pint to the explorers, the adventure seekers, those wanting to break from the norm, to fill their glasses with memorable experiences, and basically have a good time. Your hosts, Brandon McCarty and Paul Wade, feature stories of interesting people and events, engage in some tomfoolery and talk our usual craic while enjoying a theme beer. Or two. Come join us and tell us, “What’s in YOUR pint?”

    We Raid, Pillage and Blunder

    We Raid, Pillage and Blunder

    This episode we grab our horned cups, fill them with nectar from the udders of a goat and speak with a mead maker who disturbs us with Norse Mythology. Next, we make a square and pit two commercial meaderies in our first ever MEAD DOME. Finally, we taste and judge copious amounts of mead from Forseti Meadery during our first-ever aftershow (Odin would be proud!). That and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.

    #Lifein16oz #WhatsinYOURpint #BeerDome

    #Mead #FindMead #MeadMeadMead





    Show Notes



    * Skip to Beer News - 3:40





    * Skip to Rant Time - 8:51





    * Skip to Mead Story - 15:25





    * Skip to Bob Wilkie, Mead Maker, Forseti Meadery - 17:08





    * Skip to "Mead Dome" - Intro 1:09:40





    * Skip to Bob Wilkie, Mead Maker, Forseti Meadery 1:11:43





    * Skip to "Mead Dome" - Finale 1:20:02





    * Skip to The Aftershow - 1:40:01



    MENTIONS



    Visit Placerville / Jack Russell Farm Brewery / Main Street Tap House / Solid Ground Brewing / Fort Rock Brewing / de Vere's Irish Pub / Brian Winckel Interview (Ep 26) / HBO's Beforeigners / The Finest Bubble / Batch Mead / Moonshine University / Encyclopedia Britannica / Craft Beer & Brewing / AleHorn / Norse Mythology for Smart People / Lyme Bay Winery / Charm City Meadworks / Heidrun Meadery / Vintner's Harvest



     







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    BEER NEWS



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    Boston Beer and PepsiCo dew it hard, plan to launch HARD MTN DEW in 2022

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Craft Brewing Business.







    * Drinking this much beer a day slashes your heart disease risk, study says

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Galvanized Media.





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    • 2 hr 7 min
    We Think, Drink And Digitize A Pint

    We Think, Drink And Digitize A Pint

    This episode, get your Medulla Oblongata ready because we question a quiz whiz. Next, we fill our pints with ones and zeros and talk to a video game company who are bringing beer-making to the digital world. Finally, with a pocket full of quarters, we go for a high score with brews from an arcade-themed company, in this month's BEER DOME competition. That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.



    #Lifein16oz #WhatsinYOURpint #BeerDome

    #Brewmaster #MarsHorizon #TheColonists #AurochDigital #SoldOut





    Show Notes



    * Skip to Beer News - 2:36





    * Skip to TTodd Virtual Trivia - Intro - 7:35





    * Skip to Thomas Todd, Trivia Host Extraordinaire - 10:46





    * Skip to Witty Guest Roasts Hosts - 11:42





    * Skip to Beer Dome - 8 Bit Hazy IPA Battle - Intro 44:32





    * Skip to Brewmaster Beer Brewing Simulator - Intro 49:05





    * Skip to Peter Wellington and Matt Bone, Brewmaster Producer and Lead Designer, respectively, at Auroch Digital 52:20





    * Skip to Beer Dome - 8 Bit Hazy IPA Battle - Finale 1:18:12



     



    MENTIONS



    8 Bit Brewing Company / TTodd Virtual Trivia / King Trivia / Jeopardy! / J! Archive / Auroch Digital / Brewmaster (Wishlist on Steam) / Brewmaster Development News / Aurochnaut Discord (all things Brewmaster, homebrews, games, and space) / Sold Out / Left Handed Giant / Moor Beer Company / The Wild Beer Company / Tapestry Brewery / New Bristol Brewery



     







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    BEER NEWS



    * Get the vaccine, get a free beer at participating Washington breweries

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Q13 Fox.





    * Wrong brand: Ohio man blames 14 cases of stolen beer on wife

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Cox Media Group.





    * Michelob Ultra will give you free beer f...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All

    We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All

    This episode we exposé (no, we expose) award-winning home brews from a hop head on the verge of a foothold in the craft beer industry. Next, we speak with a Bay Area company who partners with innovative beer makers to supersize their recipes and bare it all to the drinking masses. Finally, we taste test two future gladiators, for our Mel Gibson-approved BEER DOME competition. That, and our usual craic, on this episode of Life in 16 oz.



    #Lifein16oz    #WhatsinYOURpint    #BeerDome







     

    SHOW NOTES

    Skip to Brian Winckel, Award Winning Homebrewer (3:25)

    Talks about his trials and tribulations of inadvertently developing what would eventually become his first award-winning homebrew after a couple folks encouraged him to enter it in a competition. Includes a major learning experience associated with filling out those pesky competition entry forms as well as his strategy for when to brew in relation to a contest deadline.

    Skip to Brian Winckel (30:46)

    Brian talks about Barebottle Brewing Company's competition.

    Skip to Not So Beer Dome - Barebottle Brewing Company (53:21)

    Now drinking:  West Coast Splash, West Coast IPA

    Skip to Barebottle Brewing Company, Co-Founder Lester Koga and Co-Head Brewer John Montes de Oca (aka "Magic") (56:46)

    Lester and Magic talk about the hops they're into these days and the non-flagship beers they prefer to brew.

    Skip to Lester Koga and John Montes de Oca (aka "Magic") cont. (1:01:55)

    Paul brings earlier interviewee Brian Winckel back into the studio to join in on the fun. They ask Lester and Magic about how they go about brewing new beers on their equipment, how do they upscale homebrew recipes for their production line, and about how they find out about homebrewers like Brian.

    Skip to Lester and John (aka Magic) cont. (1:15:08)

    Lester and Magic talk about the recipes they and the Barebottle Brewing team create, explain their preference for being a "self-distributed brewery," and answer Paul's "stupid questions" (Paul's words) about freshness, acquiring unique ingredients, and about how San Francisco's water profile is ideal for their beers.

    Skip to Lester and Magic cont. (1:30:14)

    Lester and Magic respond to Paul and Brian's questions about the latest beer trends and about some of Barebottle's IPA and pale ale recipes that 'exposes' the styles as not-as-different-as-you-think. Their relation to hazy IPAs and session IPAs are compared as well. Regional differences are also discussed.

    Skip to "The Mexican Lager" (1:36:51)

    Brandon and Paul talk Torcido, Barebottle's award-winning Mexican lager. Brian then tells a story about his two attempts to win over a relative with his homebrewed version of Barebottle's award-winning Mexican lager. Meanwhile, Lester and Magic remain focused on the number of substitutions Brian made to their recipe. Did the Brian-cido win any awards with the family member or was it just another one-and-done?

    Skip to Not So Beer Dome - Barebottle Brewing Company (1:41:04)

    Now drinking:  Secret Oasis, Hazy IPA

    Skip to Lester and Magic cont. (1:44:29)

    Paul and Brandon discuss hops, then Lester and Magic give their perspective on hops and talk about their top selling beer styles to wrap things up.

     







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    FEATURED THIS EPISODE

    Northern Brewer / Williams Brewing / National Homebrew Competition / a href="https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    We Go In-ZANE and Make Beer Disappear

    We Go In-ZANE and Make Beer Disappear

    In this, our SILVER ANNIVERSARY EPISODE, we visit Zane's World and revel in his creative juices (not sure that's the right terminology), from his plethora of comedic creations. Next, 'pick a beer, any beer, and I'll make it disappear,' we speak with an actual magician who fills our pints with wonder. Finally, in an effort to hydrate before heavyweight drinking on St. Patrick's Day, we see how long our lagers last, in this month's BEER DOME! That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.

    #Lifein16oz    #WhatsinYOURpint    #BeerDome





    SHOW NOTES

    Skip to Paul’s Irish Red (2:19)

    Skip to Beer News (4:38)

    Skip to Cadbury vs Peeps (6:50)

    Skip to Zane Lamprey, Comedian/Video Creator (17:12)

    Skip to Brandon calls Zane the “Huell Howser of Alcohol & Beer” (23:43)

    Skip to Beer Dome: Lager Beer Battle - Intro (36:50)

    Skip to Brian Cassady, Magician (40:23)

    Skip to Beer Dome: Lager Beer Battle - Finale (1:01:12)

     







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    FEATURED THIS EPISODE

    Cadbury / Goose Island Beer Company / Iron Horse Brewery / Zane Lamprey's Laughs & Drafts Comedy Tour / Adv3nture / Zane's World Podcast / Three Sheets / Four Sheets / Drinking Made Easy / Chug / Pleepleus / Fogbelt Brewing Company / Maui Brewing Company / Bass Ale / Guinness / Brian Cassady, Magician / Moonlight Brewing Company / Grains of Virtue Brewing Company / E9 Brewing Company / Berryessa Brewing Company

     

    BEER NEWS

    Naval Air Station Pensacola limits beer sales to young sailors

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Fox News.

    Cadbury Creme Eggs Now Come in Beer Form

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Food & Wine.

    Lawmakers consider bill allowing grocery stores to sell...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    We Physically Can And Virtually Run

    We Physically Can And Virtually Run

    This episode, [singing] "one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!" As we channel our inner Laverne and Shirley and ride the assembly line, we speak with an aluminum angel who has a "can-do" attitude. Next, we run, eh, walk, possibly job, all over the world, virtually, and earn some sweet swag, literally, with a former couch potato. Finally, after joining a monastery to learn how monks brew, we vow to skip celibacy and drink Belgian style beers in this month's BEER DOME! That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.



    #Lifein16oz    #WhatsinYOURpint    #BeerDome





    Show Notes

    Skip to Paul "Apologizes"; Sports Suckage (1:59)



    Skip to Beer News (4:40)



    Skip to Mobile Beer Canning (12:26)



    Skip to Lindsey Herrema, The Can Van (15:23)



    Skip to Beer Dome: Belgian Beer Battle - Intro (29:40)



    Skip to Virtual Racing with Amy McCauley (33:15)



    Skip to Beer Dome: Belgian Beer Battle - Finale (52:27)



     





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    FEATURED THIS EPISODE



    Laverne & Shirley / The Can Van / Quaker Steak & Lube / Beer Tubes / Central Coast Brewing / Unibroue / Yes.Fit / RunSignUp.com / GoneForARun



     



    BEER NEWS



    Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs as it moves 'beyond beer'

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by CNN.com.



    Denver spa opens during COVID-19 pandemic, says 'Hold my beer'

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by ABC Denver7.



     



    BEER DOME - BELGIAN STYLE BEER BATTLE

    Head Over Peels

    Wheat Beer - Witbier, 5.3% ABV, 13 IBUs

    Central Coast Brewing, San Luis Obispo, CA

    La Fin du Monde

    Strong Ales - Tripel, 9% ABV, 19 IBUs

    Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec, Canada

     



    FURTHER READING



    Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated! 

    For a number of generations the above words immediately spark a memory of the theme song to the classic television series Laverne & Shirley (theme song embedded in article). Published by HuffPost.com.



     



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    Established in 2011, The Can Van is a mobile alcohol canning service that sets its equipment up in a wide variety of customer spaces. The canning line is seven feet long and four feet wide,

    • 1 hr 5 min
    We Start 2021 On A Low Note

    We Start 2021 On A Low Note

    This episode we discover the world beneath our feet and speak with a geologist and caver who descend into the upside down. Next, we warm up to 2021 by drinking beers inspired by the winter season in our first BEER DOME of the new year. That, and our usual craic in this episode of Life in 16 oz.

    #Lifein16oz    #WhatsinYOURpint    #BeerDome





    Show Notes

    Skip to Brandon's Mishap (2:14)



    Skip to Beer News (10:11)



    Skip to Beer Dome: Winter Ale Battle - Intro (16:47)



    Skip to Caving / Anna Harris, Geologist (19:04)



    Skip to Caving / David Love, Glacier Grotto (35:01)



    Skip to Beer Dome: Winter Ale Battle - Finale (44:58)



     





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    FEATURED THIS EPISODE



    Russian River Brewing / Bell's Brewery / DG Yuengling & Son Inc / Clam Lake Beer Company / Elysian Brewing Company / Sun King Brewing / National Speleological Society (Caves.org) / Mammoth Cave National Park / Tongass National Forest



    For more information about the Glacier Grotto organization or if you would like to go caving with them,  contact David Love at pandalid@yahoo.com.



    BEER NEWS



    * Pliny the Younger 2021 Release

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Press release, Russian River Brewing.





    * Bell's Brewery to Release No, Yeah Golden Ale

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Brewbound.





    * Confirmed: Yuengling will start selling beer in Texas stores and bars in fall 2021

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by The Dallas Morning News.





    * Brewvine: Clam Lake Beer Company Running on Creativity and Community

    Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by 9&10 News.



    BEER DOME - WINTER ALE BATTLE



    * Electric Reindeer

    Brown Ale - American, 5.5% ABV, 23 IBUs

    Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, IN





    * Bifrost

    Dark Ale - Winter Warmer*, 8.3% ABV, 58 IBUs

    Elysian Brewing Company, Seattle, WA*

    Elysian classifies this beer as a Winter Pale Ale, but BeerAdvocate.com classifies it as a Dark Ale, specifically the subcategory beer style called Winter Warmer.

    • 57 min

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