Episode 130 – No Guests. No Beers.

Because we’re drinking ciders. You didn’t think we were going alcohol-free, did you? That was a dumb assumption on your part.

In this episode, we talk about bidets and the possibility of starting a poop blog. You could be the next face of poop! Do quacks echo? Is Connor smart? Racism. COVID. My Little Pony Nazis. And Zack Greinke (unrelated). All while drinking ciders from Saro, Boiler and Glacial Till.

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NE Beer:30 #65 Tyler Werner Goes *Cha-Ching*

*Cha-Ching!* That’s the sound of money, baby! Tyler Werner, from the Garage Sports Co. and Garage Talk Podcast, stopped by #NEBeer30 to drink a couple beers and talk shop. Tyler and Grady talk about what it’s like having a sports podcast when there’s nothing to watch (damn Coronavirus), being nervous during recording, and the “mental battle” it takes to keep a podcast going. The two sip on Zipline Brewing’s (Lincoln, NE) Kolsch and WeldWerks Brewing Co.’s (Greeley, CO) Chocolate Banana Pudding Stout (Big Up to James Mussman for the brew!)

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NE Beer:30 #64 Kolby Wood Has A Kitchen Mouth

Kolby Wood, the head brewer and owner of White Elm Brewing Co., has a potty mouth – a “kitchen mouth,” if you will. This episode of #NEBeer30 is packed with the art of cursing, Kolby’s thoughts on the UnTappd (beer rating) app, and what his daughters think of his profession. Kolby and Grady drink White Elm’s Single Barrel Stout, LNK Pils, and Kind of Moo’d (peanut butter milk stout).

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Episode 129 – Rico and Raco

Episode 129. The A/C gave out. We’re professionals. We’ll persevere. In this episode, we welcome in Rico and Rachel. They got a sitter and are ready to party…podcast style. Connor discovers OnlyFans. Mark needs a large coffin. The ‘cos discuss track and field. Plus….a Boys Town conspiracy that Rico REALLY doesn’t want to talk about. […]

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NE Beer:30 #63 Natalie Micale & These Difficult Times

This might not be the NE Beer:30 you’re used to, but a discussion like this one had to happen. Entrepreneur and owner of Oh, Hello Agency, Natalie Micale, joins the podcast and talks with Grady about the Black Lives Matter protests, the protests happening in Nebraska, what she’s up to now and why businesses should be on TikTok! Grady slurps down Code Brewing Co.’s (Lincoln, NE) Munich Mindset Dunkel.

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Episode 128 – The Shirt Dungeon

Episode 128. On location at Triple B’s headquarters. Josh Batt is here. Mike Schaefer is here. Four handsome gentlemen, one microphone, and a cooler full of beers.

In this episode, we get some updates on some of our recurring topics….sound bars, mac & cheese, weddings. We called up Ryan Tabb to hear how he’s enjoying life in Lincoln. We took a break to play basketball. Ice cream vs mashed potatoes. Cake vs meat Second wallets. Sticky hands. And we finally find out how many friends Josh has. All while drinking beers from Cosmic Eye, Jukes, and White Elm.

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NE Beer:30 #62 Jim Engelbart | Empyrean Brewing Co.

Few people can say they’ve made a lasting impact in the Nebraska craft brewing scene, but Jim Engelbart doesn’t have that problem. Serving as the Operations Manager at Empyrean Brewing Co. (for 16+ years) and current President of the Nebraska Craft Brewers Association, Jim is truly a seasoned beer veteran in Nebraska. Jim and Grady talk about how the NCBG helped push for less restriction in taprooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, how Jim got started at Empyrean, and how Lazlo’s Grill has some killer food. Grady drank Empyrean Brewing’s (Lincoln, NE) ESB and Peanut Butter Porter while Jim sipped on an Empyrean Watchman IPA.

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Episode 127: Low ABV and a mistake beer

Episode 127 is here. To celebrate, we brought in Sean Callahan. You’ve probably heard of him. He’s a very popular man.

In this episode, we discuss the Omaha fish fry scene. It’s lit. We take a look into the life of a man on the Husker public speaking circuit. Plus….Connor is getting married. It’s real. It’s happening. All while drinking beers from Cosmic Eye and White Elm.

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NE Beer:30 #61 Listen Before They Take It Down

Government supremacy. Murder hornets. Coyote invasion. What do these things have in common? Honestly, not a lot, but these are a few of the topics Grady covers in episode #61 of NE Beer:30! Grady also shotguns a beer for a good cause (Big Up: James Mussman) and calls Joe Cruz to talk about murdering murder hornets. Shotgun beer – Cosmic Eye’s (Lincoln, NE) Arrow of Time Black IPA. Sippin’ beer – Juke’s Ale Works’ (Elkhorn, NE) Ninja Juice IPA.

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Episode 126 – Day job reunion

Episode 126. The microphones weren’t terribly cooperative, but we persevered. Sure, we may have lost someone along the way. But it’s all in the name of the empire!

In this episode, we welcome in John Gaskins, Jake Bogus and Tom Stephens. These three gentlemen were all there at the beginning of 93.7 The Ticket. And they have stories. Some of those stories made it in the podcast, some stayed off-air. We left the best ones in. PLUS….which state is the best state? All while drinking a trio of beers from Cosmic Eye Brewing.

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NE Beer:30 #60 1 Year Anniversary w/ My Wife

Awwww! How cute!? This episode commemorates Taylor (Grady’s wife) and Grady’s 1 Year Anniversary. So cute! They talk about being married, what married life is like during social distancing, murder hornets (shout out Joe Cruz), and… what the hell does Fauci do again? CUTE! Taylor sips on Vizzy Hard Seltzer while Grady drinks Boiler Brewing Co’s (Lincoln, NE) Blonde Hawaiian Trifecta!

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Episode 125 – Quasquicentennial

This is episode 125. You’ve allowed us to be in the community for that long. It’s touching. We’re touched.

We welcome back Lanny Holstein to the pod in this one. He’s out in Denver, learning about laws, doing Colorado things. We get a soundbar update. We talk about fetishes. And we drink some beers from Stone Hollow and White Elm.

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NE Beer:30 #59 Steven Mattli | Travel Nurse & Roommate

Steven Mattli is a travel nurse who currently works in the Emergency Department at Bryan East in Lincoln, Nebraska – and he’s NOT FROM NEBRASKA. That’s right! Steven is the first non-Nebraskan to be featured on #NEBeer30. Grady and Steven talk about how Steven got into nursing, what the hospital is like now during the COVID pandemic, what it’s like being roommates, and how Settlers of Catan is the best board game ever. They enjoy Empyrean Brewing Co’s (Lincoln, NE) Tequila Barrel-Aged Chocolate Churro Stout and Founders Brewing’s (Michigan) Mas Agave Grapefruit.

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Episode 124: The Empire Strikes Back

Ok, the empire didn’t strike anything. The empire is a welcoming place for all to come. If you have a podcast, the empire wants you.

As proof, we welcome in Grady from NE Beer 30. He’s a good guy who has said some slanderous things about us while flirting with the idea of joining the empire. Will he? Won’t he? The man is a major tease. Also….TV corner. Sex toys and who has them. A man named Steven. And beers from Cosmic Eye and Zipline.

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Episode 123 – A fresh look at Pint 9

Episode 123. Another socially distant episode. Only in this one, Zoom has reinstated their 40 minute time limit. WTF?!? The pandemic isn’t over! Keep giving us free stuff!

In this episode, we welcome back Brett Kane. He lives in Denver, which seems to have things much worse than us. We talk about doing sports radio without sports. We talk about maintaining a healthy marriage under pandemic conditions. And we talk about how Mark refuses to spend money on things like sunglasses and sound bars. All while drinking beers from Pint 9, White Elm and Code Beer Co.

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Episode 122: Waffle Man vs Pancake Man

Episode 122. If anybody is friends with both the waffle man and the pancake man and wants to arrange for them to come on the show, that’d be cool. Same goes for anyone who knows Joel McHale.

In this episode, we talk improv comedy. And why Mark won’t audibly laugh at a comedy show (the emotional scars are real). We start naming NHL teams for some reason. Reality shows. Quarantine TV Update. Michael Bruntz did not join us. All while drinking beers from White Elm, Zipline, Kros Strain and Pint 9.

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Episode 121 – TikTok has TikTaken over

Episode 121 is here. That’s a palindrome. That’s neither relevant nor interesting, it’s just a fact.

In this episode, we get caught up on life under COVID’s rule. Are people starting to get a little rebellious? Feels like it. What’s this TikTok thing? Whatever it is, Connor’s in. Celebs are giving away cool stuff to raise money. Andrew calls in to talk about beer and sports. And Connor breaks down the first season of Community. All while drinking beers from Stone Hollow Brewing.

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Episode 120 – Burgers and Pocket Knives

Episode 120. Not as sad as last week’s episode. But….not NOT sad.

In this episode, we welcome in Josh Peterson. He can speak intelligibly about a number of topics, but we wasted his brain by talking about burgers for 45 minutes. ALSO….pocket knife guy (what are they trying to prove?), post-corona world (can we really not high five anymore?), and Lincoln’s beer scene wipes the floor with Omaha’s. All while drinking beers from Cosmic Eye and White Elm.

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Episode 119 – Zoom Zoom

Episode 119. Y’all are really doing business over Zoom? That seems hard. Kids are learning this way?

In this episode, we welcome in Jackie. She’s in Connor’s “remote studio.” She’s also a teacher, and gives us the rundown on what that’s like in the age of Corona. Daine zooms in like a Fridge Guy. It’s all very satisfying. All while drinking beers from Kros Strain, Cosmic Eye and Juke’s Ale Works.

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Episode 118 – Beers in the Time of Social Distancing

Episode 118. Please listen while maintaining a six foot halo from everybody. We can’t be too careful.

In this episode….the merits of historical sports on TV. Chughub. Using the phone *gasp* to support local businesses. Millennials are the new cool kids. Tiger King. Love is Blind. A response to that jerk over at NE Beer 30. All while drinking beers from White Elm and Nebraska Brewing.

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