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Beer n BS Show

Craft Ale, Comedy & Bullshit with Geoff, Aaron and Rachel

The 'Beer n BS Show' is a discussion on craft ales, politics, gaming, movies with a good dose of bullshit. Hosted by three drinking buddies - we aim to introduce a few new beers to you with a humorous breakdown of topical events and news. Recorded in the Leeds (Yorkshire/UK) from the finest taproom in the area: QuirkyAles.com. This podcast may not be suitable for listening at work or in public spaces.

Grumpy Gits Vs PDA Dad UK Vs Beer n BS Show - an episode covering PDA, Autism and Disability amongst other things.
The 43rd episode of the ‘Beer n BS Show’Join us as we talk shit so you don't have to... In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Chris and Duncan from the Grumpy Gits Podcast and PDA Dad UK YouTube channel. We discuss all sorts of nonsense and get serious with a chat about autism, PDA and disabilities. In turns in to a bit of busman’s holiday for our guests. Join us as things get messy and our guests are subjected to our brand of freeform recorded discussion.No one on the show got the Beer or BS quiz section right – will you?Grab a beer, put on your headphones (we are not suitable for children – Rachel’s fault – most of the time) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:Cursor by Squawk Brewing Company (Fruited Sour) – 5.3% ABVRachel rates 9.1 out of 10Silk Road by BrewDog (NEIPA) – 6.5% ABVAaron rates 6.8 out of 10The Joy of Sesh by New Bristol Brewery (Session IPA) - 4.2% ABVGeoff rates 7.9 out of 10Hobgoblin Gold by Wychwood Brewery (Golden Ale) - 4.5% ABVChris rates out 7.2 of 10Gamma Ray by Beavertown (American Pale Ale) - 5.4% ABVDuncan rates 5.0 out of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Proper Job by St Austell Brewery (English IPA) - 4.5% ABVAn award-winning modern India Pale Ale, packed full of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit resinous flavours with a fine crisp bitter finish. On cask at 4.5%, bottled and canned at 5.5%, on keg at 4.5% and exported in keg at 5.5%Other links:The Grumpy Gits- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBT3kzKbBn9krMsnwJNowKA- Podcast / Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-grumpy-gits/id1450719718- Podcast / Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6UI3ysphDEI1ycyk9Iqp8F- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Grumpy-Gits-108543037947344/PDA Dad UK- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PDADadUKUnderstandAutismandPDA?app=desktop- Twitter: https://twitter.com/pdadaduk- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PDADadUK/Other links- The PDA Society: https://www.pdasociety.org.uk- Devon Carers: https://devoncarers.org.uk- Carers UK: https://www.carersuk.org- Springboard - Weston Super Mare: https://www.springboardweb.org.uk - DiAS (Devon Information Advice and Support) - https://devonias.org.uk- UK Autism Spectrum Parents Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukaspsg/
17-04-2022
2 hrs 9 mins
Inventing Swearwords Season 3 - where we come up with alternatives for f'ing and jeff'ing. Beer or BS and British Pub Style Banter.
03-04-2022
1 hr 39 mins
British Scandals - Albeit Late Superbowl Thoughts - Musical Beer or BS
The 41st episode of the ‘Beer n BS Show’Apologies for our recent absence. Out host was under the weather and little overworked… hopefully we are back to normal now with out bi-weekly releases.We kick off with a Superbowl discussion, albeit a little late. Aaron and Geoff have an semi-unqualified chat about the game whilst trying not bore Rachel.The Trinity of British Scandals – There was a time that Etonian Toffs would tell you to be proud of being British when we gaze at countries around the world and point out corruption, dishonesty, deception, duplicity, fraud… when we needn’t look so far… The UK is currently a cesspit in a moral vacuum! Amongst climate problems, wealth inequality and the fall out of the bigot’s referendum (Brexit) and what we do now that we have left Europe… we have three concurrent scandals at the top of public life – The Monarch – The Police - Government!Will you get our musical ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct? Grab a beer, put on your headphones (we are not suitable for children – Rachel’s fault – most of the time) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:Ravenna by Thornbridge (NE IPA) – 7.1% ABVRachel rates 7.4 out of 10Manjit's Pale by Horsforth Brewery  (English Pale Ale) – 4.0% ABVAaron rates 7.0 out of 10Salted Lime Sour by North Brewing & Bundobust (Fruited Sour) - 4.2% ABVGeoff rates out 7.8 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:It's Only Forever by Polly's Brew Co. (American Pale Ale) - 5.3% ABVWe absolutely love Sentinel, but it has a tendency to knock us for six when we fancy a few scoops with it sitting near the 7% mark. An idea was mused by our own Matt in the brewhouse to make a baby version of the beer; an all-Simcoe pale ale, with the hopping rate of an Augment beer. Sure enough, the result is It’s Only Forever, named for another one of Scott’s “isms” whilst he was running the canning line late last year. Super ripe stonefruits, fresh mango, and pineapple notes are a-plenty in this kickass pale ale at a seriously sessionable strength.
28-02-2022
1 hr 29 mins
2022 Barnard Ass Castle Awards with Special Guest Morgan.
With 2021 behind us we kick off 2022 with our second annual Barnard Ass Castle Awards.Tune in as we give gongs out to some of our favourite beers of the year, slap some amazing people on the back and of course name our Jovler of the year as well as give the infamous Barnard Ass Castle Award to a deserving politician.We are joined on the show by Morgan. A long time listener of the show, patron of Quirky Ales and lover of all things craft! Will you get our ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct? Grab a beer, put on your headphones (we are not suitable for children – Rachel’s fault – most of the time) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:Read Between the Lines by Electric Bear Brew Co (Kölsch) – 5.5% ABVRachel rates 7.4out of 10Imperial Banana by Vocation Brewery  (Double Imperial Stout) – 11.4% ABVAaron rates 8.4 out of 10Rambler by The Porterhouse Brew Co. (Pale Ale - USA) - 4.6% ABVGeoff rates out 7.2 of 10Cascade by Saltaire Brewery (Pale Ale - USA) - 4.8% ABVMorgan rates out 8.0 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:West Coast IPA by Cloudwater Brew Co. (West Coast IPA) - 6.0% ABVThe West Coast IPA is a modern classic that changed perceptions of what beer could be, and paved the way for today's craft beer scene. Our own approach is informed by experiences working with trailblazing brewers and diving deep into their celebrated beers, so this delivers the hallmark layered bitterness and a clean, dry, resinous finish alongside punchy flavours provided by a blend of modern and classic hop varietals.James O'Brien Links:LBC: https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/James O'Briens best moments 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sqAKLodiwMJames O'Brien - The Whole Show Podcast:  https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KnZe/James O'Brien  - Full Disclosure Podcast: https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KqCF/
24-01-2022
1 hr 50 mins
2021 Year in Review - We discuss the highs and lows of the year whilst trying to avoid talking about Covid.What if... we throw a bunch of hypothetical situations at each other and see what rabbit holes we can fall down after a few beers.
28-11-2021
1 hr 54 mins
Recent Beans (coffee roasters) from Castleford, Yorkshire join us on the show to expand our appreciation and knowledge of real coffee.
Coffee Roasters ‘Recent Beans’ join us on the show to tell us more about what real coffee is all about. Barry will give you an insight into what real coffee should be about and how you should possibly going about enjoying it. His passion if evident and his knowledge is extensive! We taste a few coffees alongside our craft beers as we listen to Barry infuse, pun intended, us with a new found appreciation of coffee. Find out more and order (in the UK) from: https://www.recentbeans.com/We apologise for the slight lack of recording quality. We were in a new spacious venue for this show. There is a certain amount of reverb at the beginning as a result but this fades out a few minutes in.So join us as Barry is subjected to our 5 infamous new guest questions - find out what the last furry thing he touched was and what celebrities he would love to kick out of his roastary. We finish of with Beer or Bullshit based on 5 coffee facts. Will you get our ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct? Grab a beer, grab some headphones (we are not suitable for children – Rachel’s fault – most of the time) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:Pocket Rocket by Arbor Ales (American Pale Ale) – 3.9% ABVRachel rates 7.5 out of 10Out Spaced by Turning Point - et al  (WC IPA) – 6.2% ABVAaron rates 9.3 out of 10Lingonberry Raspberry Sour by Northern Monk (Fruited Sour) - 4.5% ABVGeoff rates out 9.0 of 10Potion by Dig Brew Co (NE Hazy Pal Ale) - 4.2% ABVBarry rates out 9.0 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Any coffee from Recent Beans - See links below.Recent Beans Links:Website: https://www.recentbeans.comCoffee Advent Calendar: https://www.recentbeans.com/products/coffee-advent-calendarFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecentBeansCastleford/Twitter: https://twitter.com/recentbeansInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/recentbeans/Vic Dibitetto on YouTube - go check him out! Great comedy content: https://www.youtube.com/c/VicDiBitetto/
08-11-2021
1 hr 34 mins
Venezuelan brewers 'Piglove' join us on the show and introduce their QAAWA series of craft ales.
Venezuelan brewers 'Piglove' join us on the show and introduce their QAAWA series of craft ales. With three craft beers in the series – they are inspired by the holistic Mayan ethos underpinning psychological, medical, ontological, epistemological, moral, and aesthetic realities. We get to try all three and get a first-hand account of why and how these beers were brewed. Join us as they are subjected to our infamous new guest questions and find out what the last furry thing they touched was and what celebrities they would love to kick out of their bar. We finish of with Beer or Bullshit based on 5 Venezuelan facts.Will you get our ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct?Grab a beer, grab some headphones (we are not suitable for children - Rachel's fault) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:Ainsty Assassin by Ainsty Ales (Oatmeal Stout) – 4.9% ABVRachel rates 7.9 out of 10Eternal Haze by Northern Monk (DIPA) – 8.0% ABVAaron rates 8.5 out of 10Hopster by Robinson Brewery (Session IPA) - 3.9% ABVGeoff rates out 7.0 of 10Gose and it Gose and it Gose by Electric Bear Brewing Co (Fruited Gose) - 4.5% ABVMarcus rates out 6.0 of 10Pilgrim by Abbeydale Brewery (Pumkin / Yam Beer) - 5.0% ABVJesus rates out 5.0 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Anything by Piglove Brewery - See links below.Piglove Links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piglovebrewingco/Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/piglove_brewingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/piglovebrewing/Online store and Website: https://piglove-brewing.myshopify.com
17-10-2021
2 hrs
You're Northern and you're Scum! North Vs South - England divided!A Royal Mess? Blind Craft Beer tasting with a chat about the British Royal Family - should they still be a thing? Listen to three Brits give their opinion on the mess the Royal Family is!
Another great episode of the Beer n BS Show.The Royal Family – listen to three Brits give their opinion on ‘The Firm’. An institution that is surely long overdue being left to the pages of history. From interfering with the democratic la making processes of UK law making to conspiracies about Diana – join us as we stick our collective necks out and take a pop at the monarchy. We, of course blind taste a few beers and play a round of ‘Beer or BS’ – the game where our co-hosts have to identify the bullshit in 5 possible facts. This week – Rachee Dee is on form and starts a fight with Aaron! Grab a beer, kickback and listen to the show.Will you get our ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct? Grab a beer, grab some headphones (we are not suitable for children) and enjoy the show!Ales Tasted:I Know Karate, Voodoo Too by Black Lodge Brewing (Raspberry Berliner Weisse) – 3.8% ABVRachel rates 8.9 out of 10Conquering Mountains by Glen Affric Brewery / Beer Hawk (NE DIPA) – 8.0% ABV Aaron rates 9.5 out of 10Wanna go to the Sun by Lost and Grounded (Pale Ale) - 4.6% ABVGeoff rates out 7.2 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Turtles all the Way Down by Duration - 5.5% ABV (American Pale Ale)A refreshingly balanced juicy American Pale, Turtles has a soft bitterness and a deliciously tropical taste.  Our flagship beer from our everyday range Turtles All The Way Down has pronounced hops and a rounded body with soft bitterness. “If the beer world is balanced on the back of a giant hop, what supports that hop? “ “Why it’s hops all the way down of course.”
19-09-2021
1 hr 40 mins
Blind Craft Beer tasting with a chat about Afghanistan, a debrief of Aaron's wedding and getting totally hung up on how to open banana! Mr Rachel has a guest appearance on this show.We are back! Long overdue Bigfoot Festival catch up, the 2020 European cup and the Olympics. Craft ale and of course Beer or BS.Steve Wright and Tiny Idea Interview - Food Poverty, Doing Good, Awesome Pizza, Craft Beer and Beer or BS9 movies we hate (from Pulp Fiction to Pan's Labyrinth) and sadly Nathan's last show.
We sadly say goodbye to Nathan -  The Brother from another Mother with the 4k mind, the hoppy pants and gifted the world with the word Jovler - has decided to focus on other equally important commitments. Never say never though – he may be back when he finds he has more free time. In this show we blind taste craft beers from Ainsty Ales (York) and talk about 9 of the worst movies we have ever seen so you don't have to watch them. We end the show with the Beer or Bullshit quiz. Grab a drink and settle in with us to listen to the Beer n BS Show.Ales Tasted:Flummoxed Farmer by Ainsty Ales (Session Blonde) – 4.0% ABVAaron rates 7.8 out of 10Cool Citra by Ainsty Ales (West Coast APA) – 4.4% ABV Aaron rates 7.6 out of 10Killa Kiwi by Ainsty Ales (New World IPA) - 5.0% ABVGeoff rates out 8.0 of 10Ainsty Assassin by Ainsty Ales (Oatmeal Stout) - 4.9% ABVNathan rates out 7.0 of 10 Quality Lager Beer by Faxe (Lager) - 5.0% ABVGeoff rates 1.5 out of 10Aaron rates 1.8 out of 10Nathan rates out 0.9 of 10Average score: 1.4 out of 10 Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:McConnel's - Thornbridge Brewery - 5.0% ABV (Creamy Vanilla Stout)McConnel's is a creamy vanilla stout with subtle flavours of raspberry and a dark chocolate bitter finish.Bigfoot Festival 18th to 20th of June 20201 - Ragley Hall - Warwickshire UKBigfoot Festival have an amazing music programming for you, choosing the perfect beer from a top brewer, enjoying delicious food from the best chefs, stunning boutique camping that doesn’t break the bank, taking a moment of relaxation by the lake, and being open to all – families, friends, party-goers. Somewhere in enjoying all this excitement you’ll find Bigfoot.https://bigfootfestival.co.uk
06-06-2021
1 hr 44 mins
Inventing Swearwords Season Two
Join us for Episode 29 of the Beer n BS Show.Inventing Swearwords Season Two.Join us as we come up with weird and stupid replacements for common swearwords. Our inventing swearwords session in 2020 gifted the world with the word Jovler. A defining moment in Beer n BS Show archive of podcasts. As unlikely as it may be – can we trump it this year? We of course blind taste some craft beers and play a very confusing round of Beer or BS! Grab a beer and join us for some Beer n Bullshit.Ales Tasted:Tr-hop-ical by Vocation Brewery (DDH Pale) – 5.7% ABVRachel rates 8.3 out of 10Fake Empire by Brew Dog (Sour Hazy IPA) – 6.2% ABV Aaron rates 8.3 out of 10Aubretia by Horsforth Brewery (Black IPA) - 5.5% ABVGeoff rates out 7.8 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Quiet Nights - North Brewing - 4.6% ABV (Stout)Quiet Nights is a Milk Stout we've made to see us through these cold months ahead of us. The milk stouts origin lies in the 9th century, when it was common for workers to add whole milk to their ‘stout porters’ to make them more nutritious and satisfying. We've saved you the job and added lactose to a robust and complex wort produced using an array of specialist malts including a generous dose of chocolate malt. Rich, incredibly smooth, roasty and sweet, Quiet Nights is the hug in a glass we all need right now.Podcast Recomdendation:Command Line HeroesHear about the developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels revolutionizing the technology landscape. Podcast host Saron Yitbarek tells the epic true tales of the people who attempt the extraordinary and persevere against all odds. https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroesBigfoot Festival 18th to 20th of June 20201 - Ragley Hall - Warwickshire UKBigfoot Festival have an amazing music programming for you, choosing the perfect beer from a top brewer, enjoying delicious food from the best chefs, stunning boutique camping that doesn’t break the bank, taking a moment of relaxation by the lake, and being open to all – families, friends, party-goers. Somewhere in enjoying all this excitement you’ll find Bigfoot.https://bigfootfestival.co.uk
24-05-2021
1 hr 15 mins
Bigfoot Festival tell us more about their forthcoming craft beer festivalJoe Rogan:Dickhead of the Week and Fanny Egg Peddlars: Goop
Join us for Episode 27 of the Beer n BS show.A freeform session where we discuss Joe Rogan adding fuel to the anti-vaxer fire and the Goop gift that keeps on giving - the turbo capitalist fanny egg pedlar Gwyneth Paltrow. We of course blind taste a few craft beers and play a round of Beer or BS. Join us as we have a drink and talk bullshit.Ales Tasted:Helles by Lost and Grounded (Lager) – 4.4% ABV Aaron rates 5.9 out of 10Faith in Futures by Northern Monk (DDH IPA) - 6.5% ABVGeoff rates out 6.6 of 10Pale Countess by Electric Bear Brewing (Pale Ale) - 4.5% ABVNathan rates out 7.2 of 10 Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Heathen - Northern Monk - 7.2% ABV (IPA) A bold yet balanced New England IPA. Soft, resinous and tropical. For the Heathens. The American-bred Citra hops made its splash into the industry with a bang, taking over the craft brewing scene by storm with its otherworldly tropical fruit flavour and aroma. Our take on this juicy hop takes the best of its exceptional characteristics to brew a bold yet balanced IPA. A simple base of British pale malt is coloured by small kettle additions of our UK and US hops blend for a soft, fruity bitterness. Come dry hopping time, we hit high gear with 16kg of Citra spread over three additions, layering them into the beer for the ultimate juicy, resinous taste experience and an aroma of tropical fruit that lures your olfactory sense from across the room Podcast Recomdendation:Points of Brew - PodcastA Craft beer podcast hosted by Stephen, chatting to people from across the craft beer industry. He is joined by fellow drinkers, enthusiasts and people from within the industry we know and love. Search ‘Points of Brew Podcast’ wherever you get your podcasts from.https://anchor.fm/points-of-brew/Bigfoot Festival 18th to 20th of June 20201 - Ragley Hall - Warwickshire UKBigfoot Festival have an amazing music programming for you, choosing the perfect beer from a top brewer, enjoying delicious food from the best chefs, stunning boutique camping that doesn’t break the bank, taking a moment of relaxation by the lake, and being open to all – families, friends, party-goers. Somewhere in enjoying all this excitement you’ll find Bigfoot.https://bigfootfestival.co.uk
10-05-2021
1 hr 10 mins
Hysterical Carnage, European Super League, Social Media and Electric Bear Beers
Join us for Episode 26 of the Beer n BS show.In this show we didn't have anything planned and decided to see where the conversation went. A bit of football, social media, 'mushrooms aren't plants' discussion and ends in complete chaos with Nathan rocking in the corner of the tap room in hysterics.Ales Tasted:The Place Where Eve Goes To Sleep by Electric Bear Brewing (Rye Porter) – 4.8% ABV Rachel rates 7 out of 10Overdub by Electric Bear Brewing (Black Rye IPA) – 6.3% ABV Aaron rates 8.3 out of 10Never Mind the Buzzwords by Electric Bear Brewing (Black Forest Gateau Sour) - 5.5% ABVGeoff rates out 8.6 of 10I Can't Believe it's Next Tuesday by Electric Bear Brewing (Chilli & Chocolate Stout) - 8.0% ABVNathan rates out 7.8 of 10 Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:DDH Jaipur - Thornbridge Brewery - 5.9% ABV (DDH IPA)A new beer to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Jaipur. DDH Jaipur uses the same recipe but is double dry hopped creating an even punchier tropical fruit character.Podcast Recomdendation:The Skeptics Guide to the Universe The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful content and resources including an award-winning weekly podcast. https://www.theskepticsguide.org/Bigfoot Festival 18th to 20th of June 20201 - Ragley Hall - Warwickshire UKBigfoot Festival have an amazing music programming for you, choosing the perfect beer from a top brewer, enjoying delicious food from the best chefs, stunning boutique camping that doesn’t break the bank, taking a moment of relaxation by the lake, and being open to all – families, friends, party-goers. Somewhere in enjoying all this excitement you’ll find Bigfoot.https://bigfootfestival.co.uk
26-04-2021
1 hr 36 mins
Conspiracy Theories - Fake Nathan, Princess Diana, JFK, Flat Earth - are they just 'Bullshit'?England - This Sceptered Isle - What is it to be English - With Added Bullshit.
England – a Nation of Jovlers - What is it to be English?  Join us as we discuss warm beer, what we love about England and more importantly what we hate! Do not expect four podcasters to over enthusiastically be waving flags and praising the royal family. We discuss a few stereotypes that might actually be true whilst drinking craft beer and finally playing a round of ‘Beer or BS’.We hope you enjoy the show.Geoff, Rachel, Nathan and AaronAles Tasted:Devil's Rest by Burning Sky (IPA) – 7.0% ABV Rachel rates 8.0 out of 10Salted Caramel Chocolate Donut by Unbarred Brewery (Porter?) – 7.0% ABV Aaron rates 7.3 out of 10Midnight Stack by Siren Craft Brewery (Milk Stout) – 4.2% ABVNathan rates 7.0 out of 10 El Loco by Wilde Child Brewing (Limited Edition DIPA) - 9% ABVGeoff rates out 8.5 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Cocoa Wonderland - Thornbridge Brewery - 6.8% ABV (Chocolate Porter)Originally brewed with the amazing Cocoa Wonderland Chocolate Shop in Sheffield, the very first cask we packaged was crowned ‘Beer of the Festival’ in Sheffield. It has been one of our most popular beers ever since, going on to win more awards in the UK and in numerous countries worldwide as well. It is one of our core bottled beers and still available in cask from time to time, usually in the winter months. It’s made to be a Porter first, with a balanced roasty body bringing flavours of coffee and raisins, then huge chocolate notes on the nose and palate.Beer or BS Standings 2021Rachel - 6 points - Average Score: 3.0 Aaron - 6 points - Average Score: 3.0Nathan - 5 Points - Average Score: 2.50
29-03-2021
1 hr 59 mins