Episode 85 – A Crowler, a Sour, and a Coconut IPA

Episode 85. When it started, there were just two of us. When it was finished, there were four of us. Three humans. One dog. 3BL. 

In this episode, we talk as much hockey as we ever will (which isn’t much). Why won’t college baseball coaches let their catchers call their own games? Connor likes dogs all of the sudden, so we spend way too long figuring out what kind he should get. We test Mike Schaefer’s encyclopedic knowledge of previous sports championship teams. And we drink beers from Zipline and SingleSpeed. 

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Episode 84 – Renegade has more beers

It took 84 episodes, but we finally landed Parker Gabriel. Did you know he comes from a town best known for brewing beer? Did you know he didn’t share any of that beer with us? It’s ok. Renegade’s got us covered (they’re the best brewery in the world).

In this episode, we get an outsider’s perspective of Lincoln. We discuss the merits of watching random episodes on Netflix, rather than watching in order. We spend a lot of time debating whether we could “easily” go into the future. And there’s some Elizabeth Banks and Jane Banks talk. All while drinking a trio of beers from our friends at Renegade Brewing. 

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Episode 83 – Two IPAs and a stout

Episode 83. Connor and Mark sat down this week to talk about the state of the podcast, and decided that they’ve been leaning too hard on guests to provide content. So…for the sake of 3BL…NO GUESTS.

In this episode, we start with politics. Connor decides that he should read the Mueller report. But he won’t. We decide that baseball should be allowed to police itself. Runza is incredible (sponsor us). And….drumroll please….The State of the American Penis. All while drinking beers from Barn Town, Ursula Brewery and Epic Brewing. 

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Episode 82 – Blind beers from Dave

Episode 82…the one where we’re not allowed to know what we’re drinking. Also….Matty FreeBeer is here!

In this episode, we grill Dr. Matty on his latest home brew exploit, a Russian Imperial Stout. We also ask him all of your medical questions. We did a Lincoln beer crawl. We discussed the demise of Blue Blood Brewing. Sweaty Janessa and Mario showed up. And we tried to figure out what the hell we were drinking, courtesy of Dave from Iowa.

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Episode 81 – Flight of the Champurrados

Episode 81 with Chris Whitney. He’s batting .667 on showing up when he’s invited. And that’s pretty good. In this episode, we draft local beers. We compare them to basketball players. Then we just talk basketball. Also….soccer, women’s rights, handicap bathroom stalls, the SI Swimsuit issue, and our worst experiences with puking in public. All while drinking a trio of Champurrados from White Elm and beers from Broken Compass and Short’s Brewing.

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Episode 80 – Edward Fortyhands

Episode 80 is here. Fresh is here. We stayed true to our rules and drank a couple #OchoCrowlers. Also………….Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor duct taped to our hands.

In this episode….I really don’t remember. We talked about Endgame some more, but mostly through the lens of someone who’s never watched a Marvel movie. We discussed  Connor’s willingness to avoid social outings. What else…..sports? We talked a lot of sports. All while drinking beers from Empyrean, Boiler, and whoever the hell makes Mickey’s Fine Malt Liquor.

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Episode 79 – Ciders with the Simmses

Episode 79 is here. April Simms came, and she let Matt tag along with her. And we all brought some ciders to the party.

In this episode, we go deep into Avengers: Endgame. Really deep. As in…if you don’t want to hear about Endgame, skip past the first 1:43:05. And maybe even some stuff after that. We then go straight into spoiling Game of Thrones. If you don’t want that spoiled either, maybe just sit this one out.

In the middle there, we ate some death chocolate. We learned about April’s “list.” We learned about a caller’s list and his desire to have a threesome with Connor and Blake Lively. And we drank ciders from Saro, Glacial Till, and James Arthur.

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Episode 78 – Brightside Aleworks w/ Michael Bruntz

This is Episode 78. We welcome back one of our OG guests, Michael Bruntz. Michael told us that he could never come on again because he’s a dad now. But we convinced him that his kid isn’t that important.In this episode, we discuss meal trains and the trials of being a new parent. We talk about car break-ins, and the manners of those who do that sort of thing. Connor learned how to mail a package. Michael doesn’t watch TV. Mark will fall asleep during Avengers. Multiple people called in, and we talked to some of them. We drank beers from Brightside Aleworks. And then we finished it up with some liquor shots from China.

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Episode 77 – Hot wings w/ Brett Baker, part II

We first did it in December 2017. It was episode 14. Enough time has passed that we decided we should do it again. It’s the Hot Ones challenge with the Hot Ones power ranker himself, Brett Baker.

In this episode, we ate some hot wings. Some were hot. Some were really hot. Some were stupid hot. We also talked about our career experiences. We talked about our overconfidences. We ate bread. We drank milk. But mostly we just tried to survive with the help of White Elm’s Apricot Saison and Miller High Life. 

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Episode 75 – Bourbon County Stouts

Don’t listen to what we say in the podcast. This is episode 75. Chris Whitney….did not show up. So this is episode is mostly just Connor and Mark. And then….DR. MATTY FREEBEER shows up (with a specimen cup)!!!

In this episode, we discuss binging vs watching live. Connor tries to decide if The Beach Bum was a good movie. Strip clubs. Thicc water. Infected beers. And a surprise Sour IPA that is very incorrectly named but is rather unique

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Episode 74 – Another Rico and a Sue Parade

It took us 73 episodes to find a Rico. Now, we’ve had two in consecutive weeks. Would you believe his actual name is Richard? Neither do we. In this episode, we explore a man who exclusively drinks IPAs. What makes him tick? Hint: it’s hops. We make our predictions about Game of Thrones. Connor’s are the most prescient. We discuss literature. Briefly. And we discover that Mark and Rico have a lot more in common than they previously realized. All while drinking a bunch of different “Sue” variants from Toppling Goliath.

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Episode 73 – Rico’s maiden craft beer voyage

Episode 73. Tonight, we introduce Rico to craft beer. So, we brought a sampler. One IPA. One sour. One stout. One survivor (boop!)

In this episode, we talk about Rico/America’s weird obsession with Dr. Pimple Popper and other similar phenomenon. Also, throwing cheese at babies? The internet is a weird place. We spoil Captain Marvel. We listen to REO Speedwagon. We talk about roller coaster pranks. And we discuss things that shouldn’t arouse us, but sometimes do. All while drinking beers from Confluence Brewing, Iowa Brewing, and Lake Time Brewery.

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Episode 72 – Muchachos and Beers from James

Episode 72 with Nick Maestas. You don’t know Nick? He’s the beautiful man who runs the beautiful taco truck Muchachos! But…don’t try to talk to him about other taco trucks. He HATES other taco trucks.

Speaking of beautiful people, have you heard of the show “Are You Hot?” from 2003? Do you ever wonder if YOU’RE hot? Do you want to know if Connor’s girlfriend thinks he’s hot? Do you remember Natalie Imbruglia? Do you want to know what it would sound like if a kid flew away on a kite? We cover all of that while eating nachos and drinking beers supplied by James from Denver from Ursula Brewing and Roadhouse Brewing.

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Episode 71 – Beers from Dave & Beers from Josh

Episode 71 with Josh Peterson. He brought beers. We brought beers. If you do the math, that means we have lots of beers to drink tonight. 

In this episode, we started with boners. Then there was the documentary about abductions. Stibbs called in. After that…I don’t really remember. Beer talk? Urban dictionary? There were some pee breaks. And we drank some beers from Iowa and some beers from the northeast. Listen to it!

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Episode 70 – Iowa Beers from Dave, pt 2

Episode 70 is here. We drank plenty of Pedialyte to recover, and then we invited a big beer guy (@BigGolfGuy) to come and drink some more.We continued a tradition with Joe Delp and talked about poop. Joe was very excited. We talked about what trends he expects to see out of the beer world in 2019 (hint: local. And maybe lagers). There was lots of golf discussion from the big golf guy. Then we turned to Urban Dictionary for a new segment we like to call “What’s Trending on Urban Dictionary.” It was lit. All while drinking beers from Exile Brewing and Singlespeed Brewing. 

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Episode 68 – Iowa Beers from Dave, pt 1

This is episode 68. It’s nice enough. Nate Clouse is here. Turns out, he’s a beer nerd! Who knew?!

In this episode, we ended up talking a lot about beer. And beerfests. And babies and bettas and butterknuckles. We threw in some Sopranos, some video games, some parenting stuff. And we drank beers from Madhouse, Singlespeed, and Fair State (which is not an Iowa beer). 

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Episode 67 – Mike’s Iowa beers

This is episode 67. Mike Sciandra is here. And he brought beers from Iowa to kick off our month of Iowa beers. Who knew Iowa could provide beers for an entire month? Not this guy…

In this episode, we take an analytical dive into our beer ratings. Then we take some sort of dive into Fyre Festival. Wiping asses. Smelling underwear. And a deep philosophical debate into the merits of “Just Do It.” All while drinking beers from SingleSpeed, Confluence, NoCoast and Firetrucker. 

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Episode 65 – Coors Banquet and Vis Major

Episode 65 with Mike Schaefer. He’s drinking this time. Well….kind of. He’s drinking Coors Banquet. 

In this episode, Connor and Mike get geeky about baseball. Not until after Connor freaks out about Creighton blowing the game against Marquette. Mike tells us about his experiences with topless girls in Cancun and the drugs he didn’t take in New Mexico. There’s also an idea to expand the 3BL Media Empire with something called “The Chain Gang.” All while drinking Coors Banquet and enjoying beers from Vis Major.

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