A group of onlookers watch a large white four-wheel drive vehicle tackle a long, extremely rocky portion of a large hill.

18 – We Troll For Beer and Go Rock Crawling



This episode we begin our series called Getting Creative With COVID! First, we play “ding-dong ditch” with a high school teacher turned “troll king.” Next, we hold onto our beers like an ‘oh $hit bar’ while speaking with a High Sierra four-wheel drive club. Finally, we get ready for fall by bashing two brown ales against each other in our Beer Dome competition. That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.

Show Notes

Jay McElroy, Turlock Area Beer Trolls / Buccaholics (10:32)
Beer Dome – Battle of the Brown Ales – Intro (33:05)
Ryan Rocha and Phil Mazon, Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club (35:37)
Beer Dome – Battle of the Brown Ales – Conclusion (1:05:10)

Jay McElroy (Twitter) / Buccaholics / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Carrie Underwood / Where Have All the Good Horror Movies Gone? (Jon Heder and Michael Rosenbaum podcast) / Absolution Brewing Company / Blaker Brewing / Dust Bowl Brewing Company / Firestone Walker Brewing Company / Cigar City Brewing / Big Sky Brewing Company / Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club / California Four Wheel Drive Association  / Sierra National Forest (Facebook) / Sierra National Forest (U.S. Forest Service)Tread Lightly / Leave No Trace / Warn Winches

#Trolls #BeerBomb #WineFairies #DrinkFairies #Coronavirus #COVID-19 #whatsinYOURpint #DingDongDitch #whatsinYOURpint

Heavily bearded Jay McElroy stands next to his pickup truck holding up the a beer koozie featuring the logo for the Turlock Area Beer Trolls group, with a matching logo sticker shown affixed to the back window of the truck's cab.
Jay McElroy, founder of Turlock Area Beer Trolls, poses with the group’s official beer koozie and sticker. Find out more about how this group’s “trolls” differ from those wine and drink fairy peeps by listening to this month’s podcast. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
A photo of a lunch sack-size brown paper bag with the words "You Just Got Bombed" written on it, with Jay McElroy’s right hand holding an uncapped black Sharpie pen to the bag as he prepares a "beer bomb” for delivery.
Jay McElroy prepares a “beer bomb” for a delivery later in the day. McElroy is the founder of the Turlock Area Beer Trolls, a type of wine and drink fairy-style group that likes to put a smile on the faces of unsuspecting Turlock recipients. Listen to the podcast to find out more about Jay and his Beer Trolls. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Four each of six styles of canned and bottled beer are shown grouped together.
An assortment of beers stand fast, ready to be ‘locked and loaded’ into several Turlock Area Beer Trolls “beer bombs” slated for delivery later that day. Beer styles are selected based on the recipient’s tastes (and the preferences of the beer troll actually purchasing the beer). This assortment of beers was selected by Jay McElroy, the group’s founder, who was the day’s beer troll. They are some of his favorites and thinks they’ll appeal to those on his delivery route. Back row, left to right: Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s 805, Absolution Brewing Company’s Padre Bravo and The Convert. Front row, left to right: Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s Taco Truck, followed by their Peace Love & Haze, and Blaker Brewing’s Safety Meeting. Listen to the podcast to find out more about what Jay loves about these beers. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)

 

Jay McElroy crouches outside the front door of an unsuspecting Turlock resident's home, trying to sneakily deliver a "beer bomb" to the residence.
Founder of the Turlock Area Beer Trolls, Jay McElroy, places a “beer bomb” on an an unsuspecting group member’s porch before he rings the doorbell and runs away. The group operates in the pay-it-forward spirit of wine and drink fairy groups (i.e., he’s NOT shaking up the beers to explode). (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Brandon McCarty is seen in the foreground with a big smile, while Paul Wade is holding up darts in both hands and being obnoxious behind him.
Your Life in 16 oz. hosts, Brandon McCarty and Paul Wade. After recording their latest episode, Paul decided he could improve his dart game by working on a throwing technique called, “Three Sheets to the Wind.” Brandon happily memorializes their “dart match” and completion of this month’s podcast with this selfie. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
A fairly plain brown can of Maduro Brown Ale is shown alongside a bottle of Moose Drool Brown Ale, complete with Moose Illustration on the label.
Brown Ale Bash! Going head-to-head in our latest Beer Dome battle is Big Sky Brewing Company’s Moose Drool, out of Missoula, Montana, versus Cigar City’s Maduro, out of Tampa Bay, Florida. Find out if Paul wins again! Moose Drool is made with four different malts and three hops, East Kent Goldings, Willamette and Liberty. Those three varieties have notes of floral, incense, spice, earth and thyme combined. Maduro’s tasting notes claim it’s a Northern English Brown Ale brewed with flaked oats. You should taste chocolate and espresso with hints of toffee finished with a light woody hop presence. Will Brandon and Paul figure that out? (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
A group of four, four-wheel drive vehicles are parked alongside each other, posed in front of a lake with a somewhat mountainous background.
The Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club is associated with the California Four Wheel Drive Association, Inc., a non-profit organization since 1959. The club works with the association to host key events and to conduct membership meetings. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)
A man in a four-wheel drive Jeep-style vehicle is seen with the front end of his vehicle atop a steep rock face of roughly 45 degrees, where the vehicle is in the process of "crawling" up and over the barrier.
An articulated suspension on this vehicle will allow this member of the Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club to climb up and over this seemingly impossible barrier. Club members test their rigs on various trails from Truckee to Death Valley, from the Pacific Coast to the High Sierra. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)
A red truck is shown traversing large boulders through a mountainous valley. Several people and a dog are seen in the bed of the truck.
Members of the Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club crawl through a valley of small boulders while making their way to their destination. The club’s adventurous members test their vehicles on various trails throughout the year from Truckee to Death Valley, from the Pacific Coast to the High Sierra. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)
A member of the Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club uses his truck to haul away a portion of an enormous tree trunk behind it. The girth of the trunk appears much heavier than the truck pulling it along a dirt road.
The Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club partners with the U.S. Forest Service’s Sierra National Forest to help with trail maintenance and have adopted the old Brewer trail. The club received a grant this year to obtain equipment to maintain the trail. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)
The Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club partners with the U.S. Forest Service’s Sierra National Forest to help with trail maintenance and have adopted the old Brewer trail. The club received a grant this year to obtain equipment to maintain the trail. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)
Members of the Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club work to clear a trail through the forest.
The Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club partners with the U.S. Forest Service’s Sierra National Forest to help with trail maintenance and have adopted the old Brewer trail. The club received a grant this year to obtain equipment to maintain the trail. (Courtesy photo/Kingsburg 4 Wheel Drive Club)