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Bottoms Up #62 – Jackie O’s Firefly Amber

The Uncommon Geek’s (Mr. and Ms. … www.uncommongeek.com) join us for this week’s Bottoms Up as we sample a little Firefly Amber. You can have the sky, but your not taking this beer from me. Catch some beer discussion, a bit of Jackie O’s storytelling and more. Your short shot of alcohol is ready! — Run Time: 9 Minutes, 41 Seconds Download the...

Episode #121 – How Metal Are You?

How metal are you? Ginny Tonic has a unique angle to bring to this discussion as we move past Charlie’s comfort zone. We also return to our semi-ongoing discussion of exciting new board games serving up some few recommendations. After that we visit a bourbon whiskey that resonates in unexpected ways and get you back to your life with a smile on your face and a spring in...

Bottoms Up #61 – Alpha Brewing Company

This week we flash back and visit Alpha Brewing Company. Alpha hit St. Louis in the spring last year in what appeared to be a thriving St. Louis craft beer scene. They have a few standard brews but heavily rotate their tap list experimenting with some solid tastes. Ginny and Chralie were NOT disappointed by their brews in the least. Quite tasty as these two try all but one...

Episode #120 – Miles, Reality TV and the Bitches Brew

Rarely does a brew take center stage on the Charlie Tonic Hour, but this week that is the case. That said, the brew in question, Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew. is not the entire story. In fact it leads to a chat about the reality television series Brew Masters, the nature of reality television and a bit of a side walk into Miles Davis’ album Bitches Brew (for which...

Bottoms Up #60 – Bellhop Homebrew

Ginny and Charlie love it when friends bring them beer and this week it’s a homebrew that stands out as a winner. Matt and Nancy share a Triple Belgium mixed with an IPA that went over well. Even better, Ginny sits down with these two over at the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar so they can share even more of the story! — Run Time: 15 Minutes, 23 Seconds Download the...

Episode #119 – Vivid’s Heroes, Meeting Mother and More

Charlie and Ginny are back with a new show this week as they discussed the finale of the long running How I Met Your Mother television series. Charlie adds a recommendation for a new show he’s been watching then the conversation turns on a dime to porn. Specially, Vivid’s porn parodies of pop culture and comic book movies. He’s been getting some interesting...

Bottoms Up #59 – Ciroc Vodka

This week on Bottoms Up we flash back to episode #99 of the Charlie Tonic Hour for a discussion of Ciroc Vodka and a quick mix that results in a great little Can-Can Martini. Join us for a drink, won’t you? — Run Time: 12 Minutes, 33 Seconds Download the episode: bottomsup059.mp3 Subscribe to the show: bottomsup.libsyn.com/rss | iTunes: Bottoms Up Ciroc...

Episode #118 – Tiki Drinks and Road Trips

Charlie and Ginny have been logging a lot of miles these last few weeks but that doesn’t slow the show. Sure, they may be recording from a car at 70+ MPH, but a podcast is still the result. This week they share stories from the road… Some end in conventions while others end in obscure tiki bars! The tiki theme continues with a drink segment (that happens off the...

Bottoms Up #58 – Timber Beast and Schlafly

Ginny and Charlie often find themselves on the road and a quest for new tastes and new things to sample is often high on their agenda. This week on Bottoms Up they find two beers on a recent trip that harken back to prior travels and share them with you as recommendations. Both brews were not tried before the show was recorded, but both come out winners this...

Episode #117 – The Storytelling Hour

Storytelling is something Ginny and Charlie love and when it’s done well it should be considered a classic. Such was the case in the panel we’re presenting this week from the Louisville Bourbon Classic. Titled “Bourbon Recollections…A Trip Through Time”, host Jeff McKenzie and moderator Charles K. Cowdery lead Fred Noe (Jim Beam), Fred Johnson (Buffalo Trace) and...

Bottoms Up #57 – Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails

It’s that magical time of year where tasty cookies are everywhere and Girl Scouts are taking your money time and again. What are you to do with all those extra cookies? If you’re Ginny Tonic, you start thinking COCKTAILS! Join us as we celebrate the Thin Mint and the Samoa by toasting to their taste and discussing Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails. — Run Time: 13...

Episode #116 – Keeping It All Retro

Episode #116 is all about drinking and video games, although not necessarily in that order. First Ginny and Charlie recap the amazing weekend they spent at the Louisville Arcade Expo playing vintage video games and drinking cheap beer and expensive bourbon. Next they discuss a list of 6 Party Hacks and along the way reveal some of their own memorable party experiences,...

Bottoms Up #56 – Knappogue Castle

Ginny Tonic will freely admit that she knows bourbon, is above average on American whiskeys and has a passing knowledge of scotch. That said, her experience of Irish whiskey almost entirely consists of shots of Jameson done at the bars. That fact made Ginny and Charlie doubly excited to sit down with three single malt samples from Knappogue Castle and explore the taste this...