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Operation Shutdown is the semi-weekly podcast of BearcatOnBeer.com. It is dedicated to discussing craft beers in Central PA and beyond along with whatever else happens to be interesting that day with a revolving series of guests.

The Operation Shutdown Bill (Bearcat) Helzlsouer

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Operation Shutdown is the semi-weekly podcast of BearcatOnBeer.com. It is dedicated to discussing craft beers in Central PA and beyond along with whatever else happens to be interesting that day with a revolving series of guests.

    Ep. 20: The Operation Shutdown Shutdown

    Ep. 20: The Operation Shutdown Shutdown

    In Episode 20, the final episode (more on that below), I am joined by friends of the show Ed Grohl and Easy Pretzel (Dave). In this episode, Ed works really hard not to say awesome four-thousand times, we discuss if Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall is greater than Thriller, Harrisburg Beer Week’s Little Big Beer Fest, … Continue reading Ep. 20: The Operation Shutdown Shutdown

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 19: First Cut Redux

    Ep. 19: First Cut Redux

    In Episode 19 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Ed Grohl and  and Easy Pretzel. We discussed: Troegs Independent Brewing’s First Cut, some recent travels, Easy Pretzel’s hated of unnecessary tipping, Pergo flooring, and ironing, Bearcat goes an episode without saying hoi polloi or juxtaposition, and Ed recycles some old jokes. A disclosure … Continue reading Ep. 19: First Cut Redux

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 18: I Need to Spend More Time on the Internet

    Ep. 18: I Need to Spend More Time on the Internet

    In Episode 18 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friend of the show Ed Grohl and  we are joined by special guest Theo Armstrong, owner/brewer of ZerØday Brewing Company. We discussed: Lyrical Gangster, Theo’s most ambitious beer to date, the difficulty and the joy of opening a brewery, the clear beer vs. hazy beer ,and Theo’s … Continue reading Ep. 18: I Need to Spend More Time on the Internet

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 17: Turf Wars and Vacuum Reviews

    Ep. 17: Turf Wars and Vacuum Reviews

    In Episode 17 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl. We discussed: waiting in the cold for a four-pack, some recent stories about the coming turf war in craft beer, a few breweries that are closing or are for sale, and Ed gives our listeners a vacuum … Continue reading Ep. 17: Turf Wars and Vacuum Reviews

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep. 16 Beer in Review

    Ep. 16 Beer in Review

    In Episode 16 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl and we are joined by special guest Jeff Kupko. We discussed our favorite beers from 2016, Troegs Independent Brewing Company’s transparency, obligations to their customers, and their abysmal parking lot, as well as our thoughts after a shared … Continue reading Ep. 16 Beer in Review

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 15 Christmas Spectacular

    Ep. 15 Christmas Spectacular

    In Episode 15 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel,  and Ed Grohl to discuss what we are drinking over Christmas, Jim Koch’s loosening grip on craft beer (punctuated by this recent article), Easy Pretzel takes a nap, we fight though technical difficulties and some very special guests. You can listen … Continue reading Ep. 15 Christmas Spectacular

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

S J H ,

A podcast about beer that is even for non-beer drinkers

Love listening to this podcast, even if I don't drink beer. Interesting topics, great host and the guests are a great addition. The sound quality keeps improving and I always look forward to new episodes. Definitely worth checking out. Listening to it is like hanging out with good friends.

The voice o Reason ,

Central PA craft beer life

If you're drinking craft beer in central Pa and live or have previously resided in central PA, you need to listen to these podcasts. Yea they occasionally have some technical difficulties but the content is worth it. I usually put them on while I'm driving or running at the park.

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