Category Archives: Food and Other Bevs

An elaborate, glass drinking horn displayed with meads sampled during Episode 28.

28 – We Raid, Pillage and Blunder



This episode we grab our horned cups, fill them with nectar from the udders of a goat and speak with a mead maker who disturbs us with Norse Mythology. Next, we make a square and pit two commercial meaderies in our first ever MEAD DOME. Finally, we taste and judge copious amounts of mead from … Continue reading 28 – We Raid, Pillage and Blunder


A bottle of Stone Brewing's Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager stands next to a can of AleSmith Brewing Company's Sublime Mexican Lager.

15 – We Order To-Go Munchies, Peddle and Paddle Virtually and Go Day Trippn’



This episode we order to-go from gourmet food trucks who are rolling along and feeding your community. Next, a company who specializes in pedaling and paddling puts the brakes on in order to stay afloat during the pandemic. Finally, miss day trippn’? We speak to a business that offers the things you long for so … Continue reading 15 – We Order To-Go Munchies, Peddle and Paddle Virtually and Go Day Trippn’


A large, delicious-looking sandwich is shown on a plate, overflowing with smoked brisket.

09 – We Get Horny (Toad), Smoked and Ascend Above the African Clouds



This episode we give thanks to a brewery oasis in the wide open spaces of west Texas. Next, we get smoked by a culinary pit master who helps us pair Thanksgiving meal favorites with beer. And finally, we salute troops, past and present, and speak with a veteran who rose above his own struggles and … Continue reading 09 – We Get Horny (Toad), Smoked and Ascend Above the African Clouds


PHOTO: At the entrance to Timothy Taylor's, a sign depicts what the brewery looked like in the 1860s. The only remaining structure s)ll standing today are the steps leading from the brewery to the mill. (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)

06 – We Travel to the Land of Yorkshire Puddings, Cask Ales, and Lots of Castles



Paul goes Full Monty on us by traveling to his birthplace in Jolly Olde England and drives over 1600 miles in nine days on the wrong side of the road searching for the perfect pint and best fish and chips. Next, he scores a Golden Ticket to tour a brewery held in high regard there … Continue reading 06 – We Travel to the Land of Yorkshire Puddings, Cask Ales, and Lots of Castles


03 – The Reds, Wheels and Stomachs are a Churning



April/May 2019 — Okay, we think we got this. After 29 years Paul’s childhood team, Liverpool, is making a historic run to win the English Premier League and we scream with Francisco Hernandez, one of the organizers of the Liverpool Football Club Supporters of Sacramento, during a telly match at de Vere’s Irish Pub. The … Continue reading 03 – The Reds, Wheels and Stomachs are a Churning