Happy Holidays viewers! Sorry we couldn't get this out sooner. We had a full regular episode recorded, but it was lost. Due to all the holiday happenings we scrambled together a small collection of our favorite moments from the past two years. Please enjoy some of the best Willy Street Reader, Reviews, Interviews, and Stories from the way way back. Thanks so much for listening and interacting with us over the years. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. Cheers. Break Music Provided by CBSB
Whassup?! This Week the boys review a beer that is not brewed to be fussed over. Truly When you saythe name of this beer, you’ve said it all!Where there’s life, there’s this particular beer. Some might call it The King of Beers. The Genuine Article. Fresh. Smooth. Real. It's all here. We may not agree that it is Famous Among Friends or for Real Men of Geniusbut it does have a certain “Drinkability". So, Here We Go, let's Raise one to right nowand acknowledge that it is Always Worth IttoParty right. We hope you areUp for Whateverbecause this is 'the perfectshowfor removing 'no' from your vocabulary'.Hey, we are Proud to be your Bud, I mean I Love you Manbecause Everything else is just a light.Just sit back, Be yourself and make it a Bud Light. For all you do, this Bud’s for you. Dilly Dilly! 'America' Break Music Provided by Stil Hill
The Willy Street Reader shines this episode, perhaps almost as brightly as Ale Asylum's spooky IPA ' The Babadook'. Greg and Josh go over why homebrew isn't discussed as much as it should be on the show of late, as well as the Christmas creep and Mobcraft cloneability. BABADOOK is compared to publishers, this fucking guy, and creep items. Calling all fans, help us out and give us a review! We would love to hear from you! Break Music Provided by Horseshoes and Handgrenades
Greg and Josh are back at it with lots to talk about. Lakefront's Centennial SMASH is given the usual treatment and compared to mix tapes and bus drivers while the discussing the direction of the IPA style. A good amount of time is spent in awe of the Esser's Best website, a true gem of the beer interweb world... or a relic from the Geocities age. Break Music Provided by Horseshoes and Handgrenades
Surly Fest is put to task against past Fest Beers! The boys talk about Surly Fest and other OctoberFest beers on this, their 50th Episode Jubilee! We also promote the Octopi Anniversary party, an insider secret. Surly Fest is compared to flip phone hangups, Google video streams, and bit o' honey. Glad to have more great artists stop by and let us promote their music! Break Music Provided by Still Hill
Josh and Greg are both back to their joe-jobs, summer is over and it's back to work, but no worries! plenty of great stuff to talk about. Greg joins a kickball league and Josh recites a sad-lib of the Sullivan Ballou letter. The Willy Street Co-op Reader is back with a vengeance. 3 Sheeps Brewing's own 'First Kiss' is given the Like Fun! treatment and compared to a School Bus Driver, McDonald's sweet treats, Pee Wee's Playhouse celebs, and IT. Break Music Provided by Gin Fiddle
Josh and Greg are joined by Matt and John, two of Glen Ellyn's Bravest (Firefighters). One could call this the 'Chicago' episode, but perhaps the 'Porn Hub' episode sums it up better. Our Chicago friends lay out why our southern neighbors love their Old Style, Cubs Baseball, and not pronouncing the OIS in Illinois... What better company could we have to rate August Schell Brewing's Grain Belt Premium, which is apparently reviled south of Beloit. Grain belt is compared to West Wing fan favorites, Breastaraunts, and other millenial murder victims. Break Music Provided by HHG
Josh and Greg have a Makgeolli (막걸리) tasting and talk up Korean food and drink. This episode is full of international news and chatter. Even the Review beer is an international lager from Korea. Hite Extra Cold is compared to myriad of things I cant recall, mostly because it took forever to get this episode out. Everyone stay Extra Cold, more chilly stuff on the way! Break Music Provided by The Cork and Bottle String Band
This week the boys finally get there hands on the long awaited LakeFront Brewery's "Dylan" Greg gives the rundown of his Beer adventure in LA and Josh has blood in his eye. Milwaukee's newest Export Helles is compared to a hole in the ground, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Good Humor Bars and so much more!
This week the boys kick it Old Style. No, really, Greg and Josh nosh on a Midwestern classic, the official beer of the Chicago Cubs (still a thing?) Old Style Lager. That is right, from the folks who brought you Colt 45... oh its really not that bad. The willy street reader is back. Old Style is compared to buffet food, Rick and Morty, and Civil War Generals.
This week Jim Goronson hosts us once again! This time we visit his brand new East Side Tap Room! . That is right! Jim has expanded into the hip east side corridor and the boys are super excited to be able to enjoy his beers without the drive to Westport. Jim's beer Burgeoning Goth Queen is put to task. This oatmeal stout is compared to 30 Rock stars, Grad Parties, Schwarzenegger Films, and Introduction Games. We had a great time and you will too if you visit Jim's new location
This week Greg and Josh have trouble thinking up an opener... Sorry? Hold steady though, because things get better. The boys taste a number of beers and put Apex Predator by Off Color Brewing to the test. The Wicked Weed nut shot, Dystopian Futures, Famous Firearms, and white guy action hero's named Chris are all on the table...
May the 4th be with you! To celebrate one of our favorite days of the year we invited The Seat Fillers podcast on for an extra fun episode. Together our movie/beer podcasters compare Star Wars movies to various beers and really get down to the core of why we love this series despite the racism, creepy Hayden Christensen, and bad CGI re-mixes. Meesa hopey you likey. okey day?
This is 40: After many years of marriage, Josh (Paul Rudd) is the sole male in a household that includes his wife, Greg (Leslie Mann), and two young daughters (Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow). As Josh struggles to keep his podcast afloat, he and Greg navigate a three-week course of sex and romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children. They'll have to learn to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives -- before they kill each other. Just kidding, we review 'Reward' by Good City Brewing in Milwaukee WI
The Mason (lounge) and her proud owner Brian Richgels host us on our Season Two Premier. The Mason has been a staple of 'hip' or 'it' in Madison for over half a decade and the boys drop by to find out what 'it' is. The beer list, music, seating, and overall vibe just scream MADISON and we can't get enough. Weiss Nix by The Vintage Brewing Co. is compared to Roll out the Barrel, 99 red balloons, and Brett Favre's monster-dong.
Like Fun! Live! this is a recording of our new Live format performed at Octopi Brewing. Pretty much everything that could go wrong did, besides the recording, the sound is primo! You can literally hear the cold sweat as Josh, Greg, Brett Halverson (of the Seat Fillers Podcast) and Sam Green (Octopi Brewing) try to make everything come up laughs for a crowd of eight or so.
It's a quiz format so I cant really do my usual run-up, it would ruin the quiz for you...
Greg is back from Philly and New York, and while he doesn't have much to say about the history of these cities, he was impressed with the people and the beer. Josh goes on about the Badgers ruining basketball for Marquette fans and March Madness. Hamm's is put to the test! This standby for almost none is compared to Power Rangers, The Office (US v UK), and Girl Scout Cookies and Brown Baggn' it.
Greg is out of town, so Josh's Brother by Law steps in to lend his expertise on Minnesota craft beers. Josh waxes fondly on the beer and beer culture of our neighbors to the north and Eric gets excited for March Madness. Summit Brewing Co. is put to task, namely their India Style Black Ale which gets compared to the leader of the wet bandits, the Heroes of Gauntlet, and lame burgers. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about our upcoming live shows.
This week the Boys talk about the hype surrounding the upcoming live show. That's right! March 23rd at Octopi Brewing at 7pm the boys will host a fun night of beer trivia, jokes, and prizes. Speaking of hype, Josh and Greg plow through a hype filled tasting, including beers from Russian River, Rodenbach, and Cerebral. Massage parlors, Boston Rob Mariano, and Swampy Marilanders are all on the table.
The Fine Folks at Cerebral Brewing were kind enough to send Josh and Greg a care package! The boys talk up true Wisconsinisms, Minnesota trips, and Isthmus cookie cutter articles. Like Fun takes a close look at Cerebral Brewing and their beers, which prove to be phenomenal. Josh runs Rare Trait through the gauntlet and Greg Compares Forever Awake to giant burritos, Breakfast Cereal, and claymore mines. Big thanks to Tyler at Cerebral! You all do great work.
This week, Greg and Josh are back together in proper form! Greg makes plans to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner party and Josh is terrified by the local Badger Bus drivers. It is no wonder that the boys fumbled on the planned review of Old Milwaukee. Luckily enough they both have cans of HopSlam! left to review. This Bells Brewing offering sports a complex mix of hops that is compared to Dick Texts, Dollar Store Finds, and DOOM guns. The Willy street reader stops by and the price of a back alley handjob is floated for your enjoyment
Where is Josh? Greg and guest host 'Iron Mike' meet up in Milwaukee, Plover, and Amherst for a weekend of beer tasting and drag shows. The boys review Juice Packets by the Fermentorium and talk up the sights, sounds, and tastes of Milwaukee Co. If you were wondering, Josh was on the toilet, screaming for his Mother.
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Do you smell Garbage? The Boys are joined by old friend of the show, Brendan (insert surname) as they dig into Azacca, the seasonal offering from Founders Brewing Co. Greg is having a bad week while Josh praises the positive externalities of rate culture. Everyone's fave segment is back, 'The Reader' gives us reason to make co-ops great again. Gilmore Girls, Pilot Wings, and sweet sampling apps are all on the table.
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The Cannery Wine and Spirits hosts Like Fun! The Boys are joined by Joe Van Tassel, owner of Sun Prairie's premier Liqour and HomeBrew Shop . Joe gives us a tour and we talk the tastes of Sun Prairie. Porters are put to task and the winner of our blind test is compared to various Sociopaths,Wizards, and Nicktoons. And alternate universe where Roadwarrior and Star Wars Co-exist name this Ep a must listen.
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The Lone Girl Brewery hosts Like Fun! The Boys are joined by Kevin Abercrombie, co-owner and janitor of Waunakee's newest Brew Pub. Kevin gives us the run down on the bar, how he came up with the name, his management style, and plans for the very, very distant future. While all the beers are excellent, "Right on Rye" is reviewed in uniquely familiar style. Charlize Theron's unhealthy weight fluctuation, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Josh's unusual fetish are all on the table.
The Boys are already tired of hearing about your New Years Resolution. This week Greg and Josh discuss their Holiday. Josh needs a Coen Brothers classic to bring family together and Greg is THE Christmas present in Detroit Michigan. While the boys try lots of great beers throughout the episode, Pabst Blue Ribbon is reviewed and compared to a particular Mariah Carey performance, Keifer Sutherland, and Sandwich Artists.