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Aug 15 2013
The Hogcast: Beer & Pig Take On The Outer Banks

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The Hogcast returns!  In this edition, our hosts Chad Dukes, brother Casey, Arkansas Dan, and Dick Smokehand host a roundtable discussion of the good times and debauchery that occurred at the 2013 Chad Dukes OBX Beach Vacation.

Trip MVP & LVPs, bathroom talk, Halfsgiving, tearing Blackout Bruce down and more, the Vacation Recap has it all!  Special guests include Blackout Bruce, the Dread Pirate Dante, Big Z, and a call from Beau in Atlanta.

Have a listen and Never Trust a Vegan.

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Jul 19 2013
The Beer & Pig Hogcast: Beers of the Roundtable 2

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Ice down your cooler, cut your sleeves off, remove all vegans from the premises, and of course, cowboy hats: encouraged. That’s right it’s time for another edition of Beers of the Roundtable.

For our second episode of Beers of the Roundtable, we were joined by B&P site author Brian Crane; beer snob extraordinaire & the Prime Minister of Arlington, Chris Kinard; beer buyer at Arrowine in Arlington, the Beermonger; the victor of the first Beers of the Roundtable Casey Dukes; and our esteemed host, Chad Dukes.

Thank you to Glory Days Grill in Centreville for providing an amazing BBQ spread for the taping!

Hit the jump for a full listing of the beers sampled.

Spoiler alert: the ratings each Beer received are included below.

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Jul 12 2013
The Beer & Pig Hogcast: Cooler-side Chats with Benjamin Lee Paterson of The Brother’s Rye

We’re into songs with banjos about drinking booze and eating deep fried lasagna. That’s what Beer & Pig is all about! Sadly, we have not found any songs like that.  That’s why you have to be willing to take two out of three of those concepts in your music as often as you can.  Those are the types of sacrifices one must be prepared to make when one adopts the Meat Eating/Day Drinking lifestyle.

We’re all in luck, because when it comes to passing around a bottle and picking on the banjer?  There aren’t many that do it better than Benjamin Lee Paterson and The Brother’s Rye.  Based in Cap Cod, these guys blend some of our favorite kinds of music into a toe-tapping, washboard slapping, moonshine sipping puree. (more…)

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Jul 4 2013
The Beer & Pig Hogcast: Cooler-side chats with Kevin Russell of Shinyribs & the Gourds

You may be noticing a theme developing on the site; we like to chat with incredibly talented and gifted people who share a similar mindset to our own. And we try really really super hard not to gush and fall to pieces during these talks.

Unfortunately this time around we can bring you a healthy dose of the former, and just none of the latter.

Kevin Russell is a rare breed. He realized significant success in one band, but felt his own limitations…

Shinyribs is the musical wanderings of Kevin Russell from The Gourds. Russell has always been a prolific songwriter and performer. Shinyribs is the necessary out growth of this. Russell did the math over the last 18 years and figured out pretty dang quick that he would never be able to include all of his songs or even most of his songs in the shows and recordings of The Gourds. Plus he is seeking to stretch out as a performer and band leader.

We are very grateful for the insights Kevin brought us regarding his music, similar (and some not so similar) genres, the life of touring bands, as well as the Austin music scene, and so much more.

You can check out Shinyribs on their website, and on this feature page. Also follow Kev on Twitter, and check out a few of our favorite Shinyribs tracks below the cut.

… And I know what you’re thinking; we actually have yet to invite Kev to spend Thanksgiving with us. I mean, we’re going to. We’re just playing it cool for now. But a save-the-date is being fired off come Monday. Chad Dukes has even requested that one of Kevin’s songs be played as his funeral dirge. But, you know…whatevs.

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Jun 13 2013
The B&P Hogcast: Cooler-side Chats with Steven Crandall, CEO of Devils Backbone Brewery

One of our favorite Craft Beer brewers on the market is Devils Backbone – that has an enormous presence across Virginia and permeating further. From upper tier fast food joints, nice restaurants, to large festivals, the varying brews emanating from DB are consistently a favorite among consumers, let alone ourselves.

We were happy to catch up with their CEO Steve Crandall about his life in Nelson County and all things Devils Backbone. Steve really did an excellent job expounding on the mentality, and mission statements behind the Devils Backbone model.

On the brew model itself, Devils Backbone Brewmaster Jason Oliver expanded on some of his thoughts on incorporating other styles into their mixes, and what is up and coming.

My fathers side of the family come from Wales and northern England so I naturally feel an affinity for the UK.  But I also feel an affinity for the beer. My first brewing job was at the Wharf Rat / Oliver’s Breweries ltd in Baltimore and we brewed exclusively English-style ales using an English brewing system with open fermentation, the notorious Ringwood yeast, and English malt & hops. Much of my career had been specifically focused on Germanic brewing so it is nice to come back to ones roots.  Expect to see the American Amber Ale I brewed with Adnams to be re-brewed at Basecamp as well as other UK inspired ales.  Also, upon my return DB will start it’s cask ale program. 

Wondering where that catchy name came from? Interesting story that Steve said we were absolutely not allowed to speak about on-air. Apparently, the land where the brewery was built upon was the staging ground for a rather acute military battle that took place during the mid ’80’s. I can’t say too much more, but it involved guitars and Ralph Macchio. I’m just saying what Steve told us in confidence! I am not sure I believe him either, but I certainly am not willing to call the man out on this. 

Check out their website and follow Devils Backbone on Twitter.

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