Show Glossary

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We love to throw around beer-geek verbiage on the show. But because of all the drinking, sometimes we forget the ones we made up. So we set up this page to keep tabs and give newbie listeners some background.

Some are made up by us (denoted with a *). Some are known geek terms that we overuse use on the show. Some of the definitions may not be accurate to the outside beer world, but they are how we use them.

  • Ticker: That dude that loves to rattle off all the different beers he’s tried. “Oh, I’ve had that one. I thought it was alright.”
  • *Do You Even _____, Bro?: What’s better than Bro humor? We did it first, dammit! …alright, not first. But we’ve made it our own.
  • Shower Beer: Yeah, you guessed it. It’s a beer you’d take in the shower with you. We now have listeners calling from their shower so … we’ve made it?
  • *I Love GoooOOlld!: Yep. It’s from Austin Power’s “Goldmember”. Yes, it’s dorky. Yes, it’s funny (to us anyway). We use it every time we open a beer on the show.
  • *Situational Beer: You’re at a bar, party, wedding, restaurant and they don’t have anything you like to drink. But they have beer. And you really want a beer. The situation calls for one, no matter how bad.
  • *Hey Guys! Can You Hear Me? I’m Drivin’!: It’s what Scotty B says every time he calls the show as, yes you guessed it, he’s driving. It’s morphed into other callers using it do. We think it’s pretty fucking sweet.
  • Indie Beer: Since Big Beer has been trying to buy so much craft beer, the term “craft beer” has become muddled. So we have joined fellow podcasters Three B Zine and SD Beer Talk in calling craft beer “Indie Beer” instead. It’s a work in progress but we’re trying to make it stick.
  • *Starter Kit Door: We love going into liquor stores and looking at their cold beer doors. It’s exciting to find a new beer you haven’t seen before. But not all shops are the same. Some are just starting out. Some just have enough “craft beer” to fill most of a door. That is a “starter kit” door.
  • *Buyout Beer: Now that Big Beer has bought so many craft breweries and other craft breweries have sold off major portions of their company to Big Beer, we needed a term for that segment of beer. Buyout Beer.
  • *Top Pour: This is when you get the first pour from a shared bottle. You are a cool person when you give someone else the first taste of a bottle or can. Great human-ing!
  • *Cold Transferred: When transferring beer to one vessel to the other it’s called “cold transferring.” At least we think that’s what it’s called. Or maybe it isn’t at all. We just know it’s fun to use the pretentious beer geek voice and ask our server “Is this beer cold transferred? I only drink cold transferred beer.”

There’s more but … can’t really remember them right now because of beer. If you’ve got one we use on the show you think should be included, let us know.

Oh and, if there is one sketch that is referenced the most on the show, it is this one:

MORE STUFF TO DRINK ON

A bit back, one of our favorite listeners, “Hillz Billz” and Josh, lovingly came up with a drinking game for the show. Here it is:

Take a drink every time one of the following happens:
1. When Mikey does that bro beer voice. (I love it)
2. When Matt uses big words or speaks really formally.
3. When Nick and Mikey go off on a tangent and Matt gets annoyed.
4. When Nick says “Hello” in that German(??) voice.
5. When Mikey puts down another city. two drinks if that city is Portland!
😹😹 love you guys! thank you for doing this show. I enjoy it so much 💜

Very nice. If you’d like to step it up and really go for it, we suggest you add: Take a drink every time…

  • “I love goooold” is played.
  • A variant of “Hey guys, I’m drivin'” is used.

Please use this in a safe manner…and call us when you’ve made it through a whole show using it – we love hearing from drunks. Cheers! (559-492-0542)

HELPING US BE MORE AWESOME

Besides helping us with content (like leaving voicemails, emailing, leaving iTunes reviews), you can also donate to the show via Patreon.

Cheers to you and your beer!

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