Ken Rapp

Ep 98 – The Pixar Episode

Adult men talking about cartoons! Adult men talking about cartoons! You have been properly warned!
On this special episode we brought in our good friend and composer wizard Christopher Doucet to talk about the legacy of revolutionary animation company Pixar. 23 films is a lot to cover, but we do our best to get to the heart of what makes a Pixar movie their own, and how many times Cars 2 made Ken cry. So grab a coldie, grab your blankie, and lets get silly with this one!

Ep97 – Shaun Of The Dead

Legend has it, a Reviews & Brews episode so drunk and so incoherent that it was banished from this realm never to be heard from again. The idea was to cover all of the Cornetto Trilogy with our friends from across the pond in a single episode, and before you knew it we had recorded 4 hours of material with a tidal wave of adult beverages. We were hungover for 2 days. And it was a train-wreck of an episode.

Luckily Sean from A Glass Half Film agreed to re-record with us so we could fulfill our destiny, but this time we’re breaking it up into parts like fancy lads. So ladies and jellyspoons, here is part one of the trilogy: Shaun of the Dead.

Ep96 – Godzilla Vs Kong

It’s the rematch of the century! The last time these 2 heavyweights faced each other was back in ’62! What’s changed since then? Well, Godzilla can sense when he has a robot copy of himself, and Kong basically lives that “Truman Show” lifestyle. But do they have the stamina to fight and level a city? Sure if the humans let them, but who cares about the humans? So grab a coldie, and LET THEM FIGHT!

As far the beverages for this episode: Ken rocked the BatSquatch from Rogue Ales while Brad took on the east coast legend Alien Church from Tired Hands Brewing . Both were monstrous in flavor, and helped us get through through this one!

Ep95 – Monster Hunter

As the list of guests on this show grow, we wanted more people from not only the beer industry to pop in, but the film industry as well. Turns out that Ken has a friend that has worked on some pretty prestigious films; so what do we do with someone of that calibre? Make them review Monster Hunter with us, because yeah, we’re “smart”.

Since Ethan is currently residing in Hawaii, the beverage department needed something easily accessible to everyone, so we went with Bikini Blonde Lager from Maui Brewing Co that turned out to be an almost too easy to drink beverage. Trust us, you’ll need a couple coldies for this episode!

Ep94 – Justice League – Snyder Cut

So do you guys remember when Justice League came out and Superman had a weird face because Henry Cavil couldn’t shave his mustache? What if a movie could be made better just because of that? That’s right, baby, it’s tame to talk about the ultimate man-child neckbeard cut of any movie in existence: The Snyder Cut. Grab a coldie and join us while we navigate 4 hours of over-indulgence in a 4:3 ratio for some reason.

The delicious beverage we chose for this nerd quest comes from Belching Beaver. We’ve been slacking on the Deftones collabs, so we caught up with the pale ale named after the album: Ohms.

Ep 93 – An Afternoon W: Smog City

And now for something a little different! No movie this week because we simply had too much fun talking with The Porters who just so happen to run and operate Smog City Brewing Co. They bestowed 4 beers on us that took us on quite the journey: Infinite Wishes, a bourbon barrel-aged Stout that will knock you on your ass if you’re not careful; the delightful Little Bo Pils, the easiest Pilsner you’ve ever drank; Coffee Porter, the name says it all; and last but not least Solar Wind, a tasty IPA.

So grab a coldie, and learn about one cool brewery and the power couple that runs it.

Ep92 – Leprechaun

We totally agree with you: This was a bad idea. Ken says we should have done Boondock Saints instead. He may have been right, but nonetheless here we are talking about Leprechaun! Did you know there are 8 Leprechaun movies?! EIGHT! Eight movies of “where’s me gold” and probably other questionable subject matter that we are sure is borderline offensive for this day and age. Either way we were “lucky” enough to have some delicious beverages to wash this nightmare away.

Tom from Nickel Beer Co rejoined us with 3 beers and even more history that truly enforces the idea that he is The Beer Godfather. It’s always and amazing time when Tom comes on, so grab a coldie and listen! You might just learn something.

Ep91 – Psycho Goreman

YOU WILL TUNE INTO THIS EPISODE OR BE DESTROYED!!!! Nothing we could ever say can prepare you for what lies in store for those who watch Psycho Goreman. A movie that’s so bizarre that the R&B crew were divided on what to think about it. So we brought in help to clarify if we were watching a Power Rangers spin off, or just having good times with good brews.

Nate from Epic Brewing joins us yet again for a dive into the cosmic unknown, and he brought the beverages. We tackled the lemon grass variant of their delicious sour series Oak & Orchard, the peanut butter stout delight that is Midnight Munchies, and the cosmically mind blowing Creamsicle IPA. Grab a coldie, and join us on the journey that determines if the Earth is annihilated.

Ep90 – Almost Famous

Random, right? But seriously when you’ve already caught the most random movie pick ever (Previous episode Harry and the Hendersons with Grant from Mason Ale Works!) it only feels right to follow those vibes. To bring the vibes we brought in esteemed brewmaster and friend of the program Benny Shirley from 10 Barrel Brewing to take us on the journey of road and sky to become Almost Famous.

Ep89 – Harry & The Hendersons

Where to even begin on this one? Well, let’s start that we agreed to do an episode on Harry & The Hendersons out of our respect and love of Mason Ale Works and co-founder Grant Tondro. Grant told us awhile ago that an absolute monster of a brew was being made at Mason Ale Works, and wanted us to celebrate the beast with us: The triple IPA that is “Harry & The Sendersons.”

While we sipped on this behemoth brew, we dove into the nostalgia of the bigfoot movie and debated if it stood the test of time. Does it? Grab a coldie, and join in on the fun! Thanks again to Grant and the Mason Ale Works crew!