Jeff Bloom, one of the Drinking Partner’s first guests, returns in this latest release. As owner and brewer at Bloom Brew, Jeff creates one of the Drinking Partner’s favorite sours, which leads to an early discussion on the optimal beer temperature. From there, the interview widens into all things industry related ¬– from the barrel sizes of brew houses to the business management that happens behind the scenes. However, Jeff brings a bounty of beer, and soon both Ed and Day abandon the ship of sobriety with hilarious consequences. Ed gets funky (in more ways than one) and Day begins to mumble before the trio waxes poetic about cheese. Midway through, Jeff brings out his personal selection, including rare brews and a five year-aged cider. Listen until the end to experience the Drinking Partners wholly unfiltered, mildly freaky, and classically unwound. For more about Bloom Brew, visit www.bloombrew.com.
Dedicated to creating a “new narrative in craft beer and recording the journey,” Black Brew Culture’s founder Mike Potter joins the Drinking Partners in this significant, enriching episode. With the dual focus of promoting craft beer to the Black community and assisting Black-owned breweries to a larger audience, Mr. Potter started the online magazine that will launch in mid-November. True to Black Brew Culture’s mission, he brings Ed and Day samples from Black Frog Brewery and Harlem Brew, which spikes the conversation with traditional Drinking Partners spice. Soon after, Ed claims that Day is “on his Bryant Gumbel” as the interview’s scope widens. Stay tuned for the closing minutes when Ed and Day plot to get their Mindful Brewing collaboration BBC into a rap video. To subscribe to Black Brew Culture’s upcoming release, visit www.blackbrewculture.com. See the Drinking Partners live Saturday, October 28, 2017 in a special, Halloween-themed stand-up event at Comtra Theatre. Buy tickets here: https://comtratheatre.ticketleap.com/comedy-night-october-28-first-show/
Hop Culture, an online magazine for a “new generation of craft beer drinkers,” reaches millions of readers around the world by focusing on the evolving needs of the modern beer drinker. Kenny Gould, its Editor in Chief, joins the Drinking Partners in the newest release – a lighthearted, story-filled exchange. Like Hop Culture itself, the tales connect and spin from a common, alcohol-rich center. From Day commenting that margaritas taste like ham to Ed comparing the color of his sneakers to Day’s skin tone, the conversation surprises at every turn. Toward the closing minutes, Mr. Gould considers what might be the next trend in craft beer. His conclusion might surprise listeners. A fun listen, with lots of classic Drinking Partners moments. To read Hop Culture’s latest offerings, visit their website: https://www.hopculture.com.
Rob Soltis of Craft Pittsburgh, the leading publication highlighting Pittsburgh’s booming beer scene, visits the Drinking Partners in this informative and analytical release. From exploring the welcoming atmosphere of breweries to anticipating the next trend in brewing, the conversation is fast-paced and beer-centric. The interview offers listeners and craft beer fans a sophisticated look into the workings of a magazine devoted to the breweries and beer of Western Pennsylvania. However, the closing minutes set aside order and structure as the men exchange quips and jokes, and Ed proclaims, “Day will make you say some shit that you weren’t going to say.” Stay tuned until the end to hear a hilarious exchange between the Drinking Partners. Pick up a copy of Craft Pittsburgh or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/craftpittsburgh/
In what might be one of their most exciting releases, the Drinking Partners podcast live from the Hilltopolis Festival with hip hop revolutionaries The Cool Kids. Newly reunited after a break to focus on individual projects, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish sit with Ed and Day to chat about both their past and present and to promote their new album, Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe. The conversations are swift and caffeinated as The Cool Kids reveal their roots, both professional and personal – from their early internet popularity to their current breakout album. From the opening segment to a rap debate midway through, the feverish tone never breaks, even when the conversation turns confessional and contemplative as The Cool Kids speak on their early days. Interlacing the interview are breaks and branches into hilarity – stories and jabs that will induce waves of laughter from unexpected places. A highly intoxicating listen that should not be missed and will not be soon forgotten.