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.

Boris The Man Child Resigns But Kinda Doesn't
18-07-2022
Boris The Man Child Resigns But Kinda Doesn't
The 45th episode of the ‘Beer n BS Show’Join us as we talk shit so you don’t have to…Warning… there are a few angry rants ahead! We, perhaps for the last time, dedicate a show to the most embarrassing leader Britain has ever had! The man who dreams of spitfires, WWII spirit and who his next sexual contest will be; has pretended to resign! Having a two-day tantrum whilst close to 50 members of his party resign – Boris has agreed to stand-down as leader of the Conservative Party until a new leader can be found from the bag of spineless bastards that make up the Tory party.In this episode we have a good moan… that’s all you need to know. This show was pre-recorded – so we half expect Boris to fuck up a few more times yet – thus what we say may not be up-to-date or accurate. What a C**T! Enjoy the show, hit the sub button and leave us a review!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:Bianca Orange Pineapple Lassi Gose by Ominpollo (Smoothie/Pastry Sour) – 6.0% ABVRachel rates 8.6 out of 10CassetteLord by UnBarred Brewery (Hazy NEIPA) – 6.1% ABVAaron rates 7.8 out of 10Win Hill by Thornbridge Brewery / Brewgooder (Hazy NEIPA) - 4.1% ABVGeoff rates out 8.1 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Body Riddle by Whiplash (American Pale Ale) - 4.5% ABVOur interpretation of a modern American Pale Ale - Body Riddle arrives at near pilsner straw colour from its minimal malt base of Floor Malted British Pale Malt, Carapils and Wheat Malt so as not to crowd a busy bright hop bill of Lemondrop, Galaxy, Simcoe and Ekuanot hops.As per our usual delivery we’ve packed this one out with a nose of lemon rind, passionfruit, grapefruit juice and fresh piney goodness that follows through to a silky soft, sessionable body.
Rachel's Wedding, Jorvik Viking Banquet and Boris C U Next Tuesday
27-06-2022
Rachel's Wedding, Jorvik Viking Banquet and Boris C U Next Tuesday
The 44th episode of the ‘Beer n BS Show’Join us as we talk shit so you don’t have to…With a new format… the Beer or BS segment gets published a couple of weeks before this episode. It means you get the really funny part as a shorter self contained segment and this segment a bit later should you have a bit more time.In this episode we catch up with Rachee Dee and discuss the wedding of the year, talk about the world famous Jorvik Viking Festival and Banquet that is held in York and wrap up by losing our shit talking about Bojo! What a C**T! Enjoy the show, hit the sub button and leave us a review!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:Yu Lu by Siren Craft Brew (Pale Ale) – 3.6% ABVRachel rates 7.9 out of 10CassetteLord by UnBarred Brewery (Hazy NEIPA) – 6.6% ABVAaron rates 7.8 out of 10Jungle Trip by London Beer Factory (Hazy NEIPA) - 5.3% ABVGeoff rates out 7.5 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Best Foot Forward by DEYA Bewing Co. (English Bitter - Cask) - 4.4% ABVBest Foot Forward is a traditional English bitter with the finest Brookhouse hops. Fresh, delicious, English malted barley brings biscuit and light caramel character to the beer, while locally grown and processed hops bring a moreish dark fruit flavour and a firm bitterness. Fermented with our house yeast (an English ale strain) for light stone fruit esters and a thick mouthfeel. Packaged at lower carbonation to replicate a pint in the pub. Lush
Beer or BS - S01E01 - Weddings
12-06-2022
Beer or BS - S01E01 - Weddings
Introducing a new format to the show – we will be publishing the extended ‘Beer or BS Segment’ as an individual episode. Have a listen as the team attempt to tease out the bullshit from a number of facts (beers). This weeks ‘Beer or BS’ is about weddings and some of the stranger customs that have evolved over the years; like throwing shoes at the newly married couple or the bride wrapping a penny in a nettle leaf and shoving it up her ass! Enjoy!The Beer and One Bullshit:Let’s get the sexiest one out of the way… the word BRIDE derives its meaning from the word COOK, in that the bride was to be a cook for the husband. Talking about the 14th of May - Folk law says that May is the most unlucky month to marry in. Medieval brides would place a single penny wrapped in a nettle leaf between her buttocks. Clenching tightly onto the stinging parcel - this was thought to deter and drive away evil spirits that sought to devour her before her prospective groom. One British tradition dictates that males present at the wedding should throw their shows at newly married couple – for good luck. Vena Amoris – or the vein of love! It is thought we wear the ring on the fourth digit as the vein runs straight to the heart. The groom would, after the bride throws her bouquet, use his teeth to take of the brides garter… and throw it to the males at the wedding. The man who catches it… is supposed to go up the dress of the woman who caught the bouquet and have her wear it. Traditionally this pair were meant to share the next dance. The wedding ceremony traditionally ends with a kiss because, according to ancient Rome, the kiss is a legal bond that seals the contract.
Grumpy Gits Vs PDA Dad UK Vs Beer n BS Show - an episode covering PDA, Autism and Disability amongst other things.
17-04-2022
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: Podcast / Apple: Podcast / Spotify: Facebook: Dad UK- YouTube: Twitter: Facebook: links- The PDA Society: Devon Carers: Carers UK: Springboard - Weston Super Mare: - DiAS (Devon Information Advice and Support) - UK Autism Spectrum Parents Support Group:
British Scandals - Albeit Late Superbowl Thoughts - Musical Beer or BS
28-02-2022
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.
2022 Barnard Ass Castle Awards with Special Guest Morgan.
24-01-2022
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: O'Briens best moments 2021: O'Brien - The Whole Show Podcast:  O'Brien  - Full Disclosure Podcast:
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
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.
Apologies for missing a show last week… we were all stuck trying to clear customs at Peppa Pig World after Boris Jonson’s recent diplomatic visit to try and shore-up a bacon trade deal in the current post Brexit nightmare.We took the path of least resistance on this week’s show in terms of creating content… simply put, we get our co-hosts to answer our three hypothetical questions. Who wants to spend the rest of their life as Gwyneth Paltrow’s Jade egg? Would Rachee Dee survive an end of world dystopian future? Aaron contemplates learning Spanish to invite a mystery guest to dinner! 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:Brithop by Buxton Brewery (English IPA) – 6.8% ABVRachel rates 8.3 out of 10Big Cinder Toffee Stout by New Bristol Brewery (Imperial Stout) – 6.5% ABVAaron rates 9.0 out of 10Summacrush by New Bristol Brewery (Session IPA) - 4.0% ABVGeoff rates out 8.5 of 10Aaron's Craft Beer Suggestion:Cabinet of Future Ghosts by Neon Raptor Brewing Co(Double Imperial Stout) - 13.0% ABVA chewy, autumnal and dark Imperial Marshmallow & Chocolate Stout brewed as a collaboration of like minds with our friends Haiku Salut, an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales.
Recent Beans (coffee roasters) from Castleford, Yorkshire join us on the show to expand our appreciation and knowledge of real coffee.
08-11-2021
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: 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: Advent Calendar: Dibitetto on YouTube - go check him out! Great comedy content:
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!
19-09-2021
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.”
9 movies we hate (from Pulp Fiction to Pan's Labyrinth) and sadly Nathan's last show.
06-06-2021
9 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.
Inventing Swearwords Season Two
24-05-2021
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. 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.