Ed starts this special-release episode with an attempt to sing – again. This boisterous interview with Bill Oates of Three Rivers Underground Brewing owes much of its laughs to Mr. Oates, who gifted the Drinking Partners with a large selection of beer. He stops by the studio to discuss Brewing Up a Cure 2018, which has raised over $300,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is one of Pittsburgh’s longest running beer festivals. Over 75 homebrews will be featured at the event, as well as some of Pittsburgh’s favorite local cider, mead, spirits, and beer. Day grows impatient as he waits for Bill to open the first of four beers that he has brought. He is not disappointed as he tastes a German Dunkel, a dark lager, or, as Ed calls it, “What Jon Snow drank.” That should clue in listeners to what sort of craziness will transpire in this latest release, one that combines detailed conversation centering on brewing and beer with more hilarious tangents than anyone will be able to count. To buy tickets or make a donation to Brewing Up the Cure, please visit: http://brewingupacure.org.