Welp…after three years, it’s time to take a break. We’re tired. We’ve drank a lot beers. So this is our last episode of the year.
We went red-clad heavy tonight. Blame COVID and Wisconsin. Connor’s buying a house. Now he has to care about taxes. We decided to fix the prison system. You’re welcome. All while drinking beers from River Bend , Barntown, Cerebral, and Hofbrau.
See you in 2021!
Read More Episode 145 – Clean Out the Fridge
Episode 144. Like we always do, we busted out the crowlers on this multiple of 8. It’s tradition. It’s a rule. We’ve done it 17 times before.
In this episode, we start by kind of tip-toeing around an announcement. Then we make an announcement. Then we got a little political Then Andrew called in. Then we talked about our military and porn. All while drinking beers from Dillon Dam, Cosmic Eye and Sawyer Brewing.
Read More Episode 144 – Ocho Crowlers and an announcement
Daine Patton has spent the pandemic collecting beers, just waiting for the day when he could share them again. Now, the wait is over! The Fridge Guy returns!
We made a small dent in Daine’s beer collection (not really). We DID accidentally open an expensive tiny bottle of beer. No regrets. Spicy nuggets. Full House. Jim Harbaugh. Early voting. Everybody loves Ray Romano. And beers from…..???
Read More Episode 143 – The Fridge Guy Lives
Ok, that’s a cheesy title. You see, we recorded this podcast at Heights Draft Room, and that led to this pun. It’s not even a pun, really. It’s just a phrase that also includes the word heights.
In this episode, we’re joined by Heights owner Joey Jones. His story involves all-state baseball, college football, prison hooch, Alcatraz, and beer. Beer is why we’re here today. Also for some brownies, but mostly for some beer.
Read More Episode 141 – Not afraid of Heights
Live is the wrong word. This is a podcast. But while we were recording, we were sitting at Kros Strain in a room with 26 foot tall ceilings lined with barrels. Sitting with us….Bobby Kros and Jeff Hardy.
In this episode, we learn about brewery life. Turns out, it’s every bit as glamorous as you imagine. Bobby and Jeff discuss the processes of conceptualizing, brewing, and marketing new beers. Connor learns about science. And, of course, a review of the state of reality television. All while drinking beers like the Barrel Aged Krostoberfest, Nilla Nectar, and a Hot as Helles Bloody Mary from Kros Strain.
Read More Episode 138 – Live from Kros Strain
Steven M Sipple. Joshua F Peterson. Limes. Tequila. Salt. Orange Liqueur. This is the great margarita showdown of 2020.
These two individuals geek out about their beverages. They’re also both encyclopedias when it comes to the last 20 years of Nebraska football, so we dig into that pain. Come for the tequila. Stay to hear all of the people that Sipple refuses to text back.
Read More Episode 137 – Margarita-Off 2020
Linsey Chamberlin makes her 3rd appearance on the pod. She’s shooting for 5 by the end of the year. It’s ambitious. But she’s committed.
In this episode, we remember high school. We evaluate the stocks of former Disney Channel stars. Linsey geeks out about Pink Panther, which is an unquestionably bad movie. And Connor almost tells us a story about eating dinner on a farm before the computer abruptly decided that this episode should be done. All while drinking beers from DuClaw Brewing, Zipline Brewing and Denver Beer Co.
Read More Episode 136 – Disney Channel Memories
The Big Ten cancelled football. The sports media hates Nebraska. Let’s drink with Max Olson.
In this episode….WTF is happening with Nebraska football? Are they leaving the Big Ten? Where do the belong? Let’s get existential. Also…Connor is back in on Mac & Cheese. Tavour. Excess e-mails. Elves. Intermittent fasting and your libido. Plus, beers from Austin Beerworks, Tommyknockers, and Juke’s Ale Works.
Read More Episode 135 – College Football is Dead
Episode 134. No guests. And technically no sponsors. BUT….we did receive samples of a CBD/Beer product to review. That product is called…wait for it…CBeerD.
What makes us qualified to review CBD products? Nothing. We’re CBD virgins. Maybe that’s why we’re qualified. But it was fun. Check out CBeerD.co. Try some whilst listening to us ramble about units of lengths, state borders, Ben Affleck, and engagement photos. All while drinking beverages from Kros Strain, Dillon Dam Brewery and Glacial Till.
Read More Episode 134 – CBeerD and hunger pangs
For the second time in as many episodes, we’re busting out tasters of a bunch of different beers. And for the second time in 132 episodes, Nate Clouse is here.
In this episode, we look at Nate’s time in the Husker football program, working under three different head coaches. We also look at his time living in a completely unsupervised environment as a high school senior. Fake IDs. Rhinos. Chili. And dishwasher loading techniques.
Read More Episode 132 – Tasters with Nasty Nate
Episode 131. Shane’s here. He used to really like us, but then he decided he just kind of likes us. We’ll try to change his mind with beer.
In this episode, we find out how Shane lost some finger. It seemed unpleasant. TV viewing is discussed. Tuscaloosa college kids are betting on who can get COVID first, which opens a whole can of worms about whether one should desire a stay in the hospital. All while drinking our first out-of-state beers in a long time.
Read More Episode 131 – July is for Sampling
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.
Read More Episode 130 – No Guests. No Beers.
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. […]
Read More Episode 129 – Rico and Raco
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.
Read More Episode 128 – The Shirt Dungeon
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.
Read More Episode 126 – Day job reunion
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.
Read More Episode 124: The Empire Strikes Back
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.
Read More Episode 122: Waffle Man vs Pancake Man
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.
Read More Episode 121 – TikTok has TikTaken over
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.
Read More Episode 120 – Burgers and Pocket Knives