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61 minutes | 9 days ago
Ep. 213 - Seattle History, Re-Opening & Celebrity Service Stories
Returning guest Eric Hakkinen, the brains behind Seattle's Roquette drops by to tell stories about coming up in the glory days of the Seattle cocktail scene, the challenges of re-opening in the middle of a pandemic, and trades stories with the boys about celebrity service moments.
27 minutes | 9 days ago
Ep. 212 - Roku Gin
The boys are sipping Roku gin and opining on the beauty of Japanese gin and the merits of gin in general.
68 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep. 211 - Olympia Beer w. Andras Jones Of The World Is Wrong!
We're joined by actor and podcaster Andras Jones to talk about the death of Oly beer, Oly's IMDB profile, and movies we think the world is wrong about!
57 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep. 210 - Home Bar Pt. 3 - The Conclusion
The fellas are recapping their first two chapters of the Home Bar series, and digging into all the rest of the things any self-respecting booze aficionado should have in a complete home bar!
35 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 209 - Old Tub Bourbon, R.I.P. The Standard LA
Matt has managed to get his hands on the recently available, brand new Jim Beam expression Old Tub bourbon, and he and Justin have some very nice things to say about it. And in sadder news, we mourn the loss of a Los Angeles icon as The Standard LA announces their decision to close down for good.
63 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 208 - What We Want from 2021 w. Bobby Stills & Yousef Hawash
With the dumpster fire of 2020 behind us, Matt and Justin sit down with Producer Keith, the inimitable Bobby Stills and a late appearance from Social Distance Drinking Club's Yousef Hawash to talk about what they hope to see out of the industry in 2021, what they're looking forward to as the industry recovers, and whether "normal" will ever be a thing again.
53 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 207 - Jaegermeister w. Bar Manager Extraordinaire Tom Kneeland
We were waiting for the right guest to break out our dark mistress, and bar manager extraordinaire Tom Kneeland fits the bill! One of Seattle's most experienced bar managers, and the guy who introduced Matt and Justin in the first place, Kneeland has had a hand in some of Seattle's most iconic spots. Take a long trip down memory lane with original nightmare fuel!
48 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 206 - F*** 2020 w. Mad Dog 20/20 & the Return of Hildenbiddle
There was only one libation fit to send off the dumpster fire that was 2020: The infamous MD 20/20! Plus the return of Hildenbiddle, our fondest wishes for the year ahead, and few spiffy jingles!
47 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 205 Pin Hook Bourbon + Home Bar Pt. 2
Matt managed to find a bourbon Justin didn't have, so tonight they pop his Pin Hook Bourbon cherry! Plus the fellas are on Pt. 2 of their Home Bar Series, this time around, it's focusing on vodkas and its cousins.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
HTBABD 204 - Captain Morgan's + Home Bar Basics Pt. 1
The fellas are drinking Captain Morgan's, a perfectly serviceable spiced rum with a shady history. Plus they're breaking down the basics of what you need in a home bar, this week focused on whiskeys. Bottoms Up!
38 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 203 - Hot Buttered Rum!
The boys are smack dab in the holiday spirit, so what better way to acknowledge it than a holiday spirit? They're knocking back Matt's signature hot buttered rum mix (Justin's using whiskey, but we forgive him). There's also a holiday bottle guide for those of you in need of ideas, and we've got some news from the Japanese whisky world. Bottoms up!
38 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 202 - Wild Turkey, Drunk w. the Kids and the Del Griffith
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! We're knocking back the most holiday appropriate thing we could find: Wild Turkey! Plus our buddy Yousef from the Social Distance Drink Club is dropping in, find out why the kids are putting tampons in their butts, and find out which Canadian Justin Freet has named his new cocktail after!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 201 - Ezra Brooks Rye, Jay's Manhattan & Booze News
From the depths of the the liquor store's bargain bin, Justin rescued a bottle of Ezra Brooks Rye. Was it a smart choice? Well, it's an interesting story involving Jack Daniels and lawsuits, and the concoction he whips up with it is pretty good, so we'll let you judge. We're also talking Elon Musk's Teslaquila. Bottoms up!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 200 - 4 Pillars Gin, Pandemics and a Toast To A Fallen Friend
We're not saying we're stressed, but the election still isn't over over, the pandemic is roaring back like a drunken whoo girl, the bars are shutting down again, quite frankly it's been challenging week. But we have 4 Pillars Gin. So we'll be alright. Plus Matt James pays tribute to and toasts a fallen industry friend. It's emotional and messy, but that is the world we live in right now.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 199 - Elections, Bill Murray And Hibiki Whiskey
The boys are dealing with election anxiety like responsible adults. They're drinking themselves silly on Japanese whisky, discussing the genius of Bill Murray and his role in making Japanese whisky big in America, and enjoying the dying gasps of a very weird presidency.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 198 - Noah's Mill Bourbon and a Pandemic Plea For The Blue Moon Tavern
The boys are sipping bourbon and talking whiskey, it's short and sweet this week, with a few jokes, a few laughs and plea for help from one of Seattle's most iconic dive bars. Fuck Covid.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 197 - The Red Bull Edition
From the back of a Thai taxi, to canoodling with vodka in a glass in your hand, Red Bull is as ubiquitous as any booze in the beverage industry. A marvel of branding and caffeine, Red Bull created their own category in the beverage industry, and through a savvy and relentless marketing campaign, became the go to mixer when you want to get mashed, but still want to be able to run a hundred yard dash in heels.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 196 - Dewar'th
An iconic brand, a mainstay on any shelf, and one whose name begs for a lisp, Dewar's is a classic bottle, and it's about damn time the fellas downed some.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 195 - Cuauhtmoc Moctezuma Beer
Mexican beer. It's what's for dinner. But really, the boys dive in to one of Mexico's biggest brewers, exploring some brands and getting a little tipsy. Bottoms up!
49 minutes | 3 months ago
HTBABD 194 - Surviving The Pandemic W. Brad Feather Of Bradley's Kina Tonics
Brad Feather of Bradley's Kina Tonics drops by the virtual studio for a talk about how he's surviving the pandemic, some spikes in sales related to things our idiot president said, and why he doesn't necessarily have the cure for the corona virus.
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