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Season 2 Episodes

S2: Holiday Cocktails (Season Finale)

The crew is back to say Happy Holidays and wrap up Season 2! Words have been sweared, cocktails shared, and disagreements abound in this raucous season finale. Be sure to stick around for all the well wishes from folks around the globe and their special seasonal drinks!

S2: Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and today we’re discussing some knockout pairings for your holiday feasting! Whether you do turkey, ham, duck, roast beef, veg, sweet potato pie, corn casserole, or pumpkin pie, we’ve got you covered! Pour a drink and tune in for the shenanigans…

S2: Livermore #1

Join the cohorts as they travel together for the first time! Joined by Todd Godbout from @bevfluence they travel to Livermore CA wine country! The first stop? @pagemillwinery with Dane Stark. Sit back, grab a glass and join us as we talk wine with a family operation in the valley

S2: Hangover Myths

Hot on the heels of our drunken adventures, we’re back with Ally Ayres to talk about all things hangover related. Do sulfites really cause that after-wine headache? Does more hair of the dog relieve your suffering? Just what is it about those “hangover cure” pills, anyway?? Tune in for this and soooo much more!

S2: Drunk Stories

The cohorts are back, along with special guest Ally Ayres, to share their drunken exploits and escapades – well, all except Justin because he seems to have never been drunk…wtf???!

S2: Home Brews with The Viking

Cohorts Mindy and Julia are joined by Steve Bak, AKA The Viking, to discuss all things beer and home brewing! Learn about favorite styles, failures and successes, and take away some key tips to start your own home brewing experiments!

Follow Steve @bakbrewing and @stephenbak_music

S2: Hipsters?

“Having sliced avocado, homemade mini frittatas, an organic apple and freshly ground coffee for breakfast. The sudden realization that you are a fucking hipster: priceless.” We welcome back Robert Diana for this episode where we go off on Hipsters! What IS a Hipster? Are they made or came that way? Why do they crave absurd IBUs? And yes, there is some hazy curious talk…

S2: Whiskey Reviews with Robert Diana

We’re back with a new episode – Whiskey Reviews! And we are joined by the illustrious @robdiana, a whiskey reviewer for an international magazine. He walks us through the process, some tricks to finding those hidden flavors, and of course we rag on hilarious tastings notes we’ve read…And make fun of people who use a 5 point scale.

S2: Troop

This week we sit down with the Troop team to talk about their craft cocktails, pure ingredients, and how Troop even came into being! A fun time was had by all – a not to miss episode!! We love supportive small and female-led businesses!

Be sure to check out all the deliciousness @drinktroop

S2: Sours Our Mash, Pt 2

You know us. You know we weren’t gunna stop ranting. This time, cohorts Justin, Mindy, and Julia bitch about dumb customer phrases, the American “healthcare” system, sexist and degrading remarks, and Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers. We also weigh in with some Ramblers Mashes.

S2: Sours Our Mash, Pt 1

Today, we are going on a rant (not that that’s odd on this show), but welcome to an episode dedicated in full to SOURS MY MASH. That’s right – we have so much stuff to bitch about, we just HAD to make it its own thing. And no, we will not allow Justin to just bitch about traffic for an hour.

S2: Gin & Junk, Pt 2

We’re back with Keli Rivers and David T Smith for more gin swigging and rambling about the best junk food pairings!

S2: Sippin’ on Gin & Junk, Pt 1

Cohorts Justin, Mindy, and Julia are joined by gin experts and authors Keli Rivers and David T. Smith for an exploration of gin and junk food! They nosh on jerky, chips, candy, and sip a dozen different gins. Tasting notes and shenanigans ensue!

S2: Tequila Part Dos – Stick to Your Fucking Acting

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Julia and Justin are back with Sandy Greco to continue the exploration of Tequila! This episode we look at (more) celebrity brands, quality distillers, myths, and so much more. Take your Tequila knowledge to the next level by tuning in!

S2: Tequila! Pt 1

Nerdy Cohorts, Justin and Julia, are excited to bring in Tequila enthusiast Sandy Greco for a deep dive into this oft-misunderstood spirit. Beware listener – we get into the weeds on this one! So if you’ve ever wanted to learn about Tequila, this is the ep for you!

S2: Article Bitchfest Pt 2 – Bitchapalooza

This week, we sound off on stolen whiskey, “beginner” whiskey, questions you should never ask a wine pro, and sulfites! If you wrote an article – we’re coming for you!

S2: Article Bitchfest Pt 1 – Why Do People Write Stupid Shit?

Due to the enormous response from Season One’s Article Bitchfest, we knew we had to do another! There’s just SO MUCH trash out there – no way we couldn’t dive right in. Prepare yourselves for a 2 parter, Ramblers. In this first foray, we tackle “up and coming” bourbon brands to “watch”, tasting notes of Biblical proportions, and meth blackmail!

S2: Service Charges, Pt 2 – Tip-py Canoe and Karen 2

We had so much to bitch about, we had to do Part 2! However, we got OTHER service industry pros to share their horror stories, too! From political nuts to absolutely atrocious company policies, we can’t make this shit up. So press play and listen for our opinions on what shitty patrons are (hint: it’s NOT a patriot…)

S2: Service Charges, Pt 1

We’re back at it! This time we tackle that asshat who complained about a $6 surcharge on his $300 tab. Come join us as we come to the conclusion that common sense is dead… also “To hell with you, Eleven Madison Park”

S2: Fuck Mustard

Some of the cohorts have an irrational hatred of the spicy, yellow condiment. Tune in to find out why! Oh yeah, we’ll also loop it back to booze…somehow…we’re not sure how..

Season 2 Intro: How 2022 Will Taste

Welcome back to the Sh*tshow!! We’re delighted to continue educating, scandalizing, and overall having a rip-roaring good time with y’all! In this week’s episode, we take a look at what Season 2 will look like.