Studio: The Beerists
What It Is
A group of friends drink craft beer and talk about it as they slowly descend into intoxication.
New episode drops every week; episodes run anywhere from an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Explicit warning is earned. iTunes archive features the entire run of episodes, 186 proper episodes and a few one-offs here and there.
What About It
Well, we’re getting closer to a beer podcast I would listen to on a regular basis. We’ve talked about this before; I don’t drink, but I’m not averse to listening to a podcast about alcoholic beverages – I listen to podcasts in niche subjects so long as the hosts are entertaining and the podcast is good. Prior to this I lamented that all the beer podcasts I’d encountered were incredibly sedate, NPR-esque affairs where hosts conversed in hushed whispers about flavor notes. Why isn’t there a beer podcast that’s any fun? I wondered. Well, here it is. A regular cast of four friends, three guys and one girl, with the occasional guest, hang out and drink a variety of craft beers each episode and these folks aren’t talking in hushed whispers. They’re genuinely getting a buzz on and, quite often, more than a buzz. By the end of the longer episodes, the laughs are incredibly loud, the jokes really dumb and the words more than a little slurred; these guys are getting sloshed and having a good time doing it. I don’t, I have to admit, find these guys entirely to my taste, even when they’re having fun, but this is a good template for the kind of show about beer I’d put in my rotation. I won’t go so far as to say these guys are obnoxious, but they’re certainly raucous and, in the grand tradition of drunks everywhere, not quite as funny as they think they are. But they’ve got the style right. Now if I can just find funnier people doing exactly this show, then I’m on board.
All your rowdy friends have settled down.
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You enjoy clever wordplay and well-structured humor.
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