What We’re Drinkin This Week….

In this episode Brunch Phoenix aka Stacey is in the house for her second episode in a row and Coach Clay from UK Hockey joins us in the 5th seat. We wrap up the UK Hockey season by talking about their trip to the SEC Hockey Tournament, the future of the program and when we might be able to buy UK Hockey Jerseys. We also talk the mess that is the FBI/NCAA basketball investigation, wrap up the Olympics and play Take It or Leave It where Leigh gets fired up about a possible MLB rules change.

Listen to “Episode 101 Flip My Olympic Stadium” on Spreaker.


The Sharin’ beer this week, is an import from Belgium called Lucifer.  Lucifer is a Belgian style golden ale, even though the artwork and the name would lead you to believe that this beer may have some heat it doesn’t.  We were actually hoping for some heat or maybe a little darkness to the beer, unfortunately it had neither.  Not that it was a bad beer, it definitely delivered what it promised in terms of the style, sweet, fruity and light.  It was good for a belgian golden ale, the artwork and the name was far edgier than the beer.


Our guest this week opted for a non-alcohlic beverage, going for the Kentucky produced and favorite beverage of Central Kentuckians everywhere, Ale 8 One.  Ale 8 One is produced in Winchester Kentucky and is a staple beverage in this area.  It’s taste is similar to ginger ale and there are caffiene free and diet versions available.  If you’re in the Central Kentucky area, this is a must try beverage.  GBS pro-tip it makes a great mixer for your favorite bourbon.


Our guest Coach Clay was kind enough to bring us some Braxton Grater’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout.  Now, we’ve had this beer on the show, but he suggested that we drink it warm/ at room temperature.  Lauren decided to make this her beer of the week and of course Carrie wasn’t going to say no.  Don’t get us wrong it’s great on draft and in a cold can, but drinking it at room temperature definitely changed the flavor.  Both Lauren and Carrie agreed that you could taste a more complex chocolate/raspberry flavor at room temperature.  We highly recommend picking some up and trying it for yourself!



Leigh got into some Shacksbury Pet Nat Farmhouse Cider this week.  This was a buy from Pivot in Lexington.  It’s a dry not to fruity cider that Leigh really enjoyed.  Very little sweetness on this one, which in Leigh’s opinion was a good thing.  Very drinkable, highly recommend.


Two shows in a row for the Brunch Phoenix meant that she was back on the Gose train with Victory Brewing’s Kirsch Gose.  *Please note that even though a bottle is pictured here, she very much had it in the can*  This beer is brewed with coriander seeds (yes that’s cilantro) and is a great representation of th gose style.  Like Goses?  Pick this one up, you really can’t go wrong with Victory.



Carrie’s beer this week comes from White Squirrel Brewery in Bowling Green Kentucky.  We love our Kentucky produced beers and White Squirrel’s Pale Ale is a great lighter beer with some great flavor.  Not much more to say about this beer other than it’s a pretty standard Pale Ale, but we highly recommend it because, well Kentucky!


What We’re Drinkin’ This Week….

What better way to celebrate turning 100 than with your own beer!  Thanks again to Derek and Mirror Twin for making it happen!

Its episode 100 y’all! Recorded live at Mirror Twin Brewing! The four OGBS members are in the house. Find out how GBS started, what are favorite moments/episodes have been and also learn some fun facts about each of us. We also talk some Olympics and of course play a brand new round of Take it or Leave it. Thanks to everyone who came out to Mirror Twin, thanks to Derek for making us an awesome beer and thanks to everyone who listens! We’re just getting started!

Listen to “Episode 100 GBS 100 We Do What We Want” on Spreaker.

100 never looked so good!
Cheers to 100 more!

What We’re Drinkin’ This Week….

In this episode Leigh has risen from the ashes of the Brunch Phoenix and we also welcome stand up comic and local TV personality Lee Cruse to the 4th chair! We have our first GBS movie review, where we talk about The Cutting Edge. Of course we talk the Super Bowl and we tell how we really feel about Philly fans. Ever hear of Skijoring? Well find out all about it in the GBS fact of the week. Of course we play a new round of Take It or Leave It and Lee Cruse gives some great advice to anyone who has ever thought about being a stand up comic!

Listen to “Episode 97 Powered By Corgis and Lee Cruse” on Spreaker.


Our guest Lee Cruse stuck to water this week, but that didn’t stop Lauren and Carrie from sharin’ Oskar Blues Brewing’s Ten Fidy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.  This is one of those beers that is high gravity and could sneak up on you if you aren’t careful.  We were surprised that it was 13%, because unlike many barrel aged beers this one was not boozy at all.  It was super smooth and extremely drinkable, hints of coffee, vanilla and roasty goodness really came through.  The groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter so there is still time to enjoy what we would consider cold weather beer.


Leigh was on the Ciderboys train again this week with their Cranberry Road, an apple cranberry hard cider.  Ciderboys does many ciders very well, unfortunately for Leigh she thought this one was just too sweet.  It definitely had a lot of cranberry flavor, but the sweetness was just too much for Leigh to overcome.  If you like sweet ciders then check this one out.


Lauren picked a standard brewery this week, going with Samuel Adams’s Cold Snap.  Again 6 more weeks of winter equals our continued foray into cold weather style beers.  The Cold Snap is a pretty solid white ale brewed with spices.  This style of beer is pretty standard for a winter warmer type of beer.  Lauren likened it heavily to a Heffe style beer very similar in flavor to Blue Moon.  If you like Blue Moon, winter warmers or a good heffe then pick this one up.


Carrie’s beer this week was purchased on name only.  Braxton Brewing’s Dead Blow, a Tropical Stout with Starter Coffee.  Located in Covington Kentucky Braxton likes to make experimental beers, some we’ve had like the Grater’s Black Raspberry Chip stout work really well and others like their Blueberry Pie beer just didn’t do it for us.  The Dead Blow is a good coffee stout.  It wasn’t clear based on flavor where the tropical came into play, Carrie didn’t get any coconut or other tropical flavors from it, but the coffee flavor was really nice.  If you like coffee stouts with cool names, then definitely pick up some Braxton Brewing’s Dead Blow.