Every two weeks, Becca and Josh get together in a seedy basement bar to sample and review a beer.


  • Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #4: Connections

    Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #4: Connections

    20/02/2015 Duration: 48min

    Join Becca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz once again dive through the new releases to try and find some gems. Listen to them disagree on nearly everything as they drink two beers from Bell's Beer. Seriously, I don't think they agreed on anything, except the beer. But there seem to be a lot of connections for the things they talk about on the podcast. And for some reason Josh starts talking about contraceptive sponges. It's a Seinfeld reference. Or so he says. Show notes and links: Bell's Beer :: Brands :: Kalamazoo Stout ( JD MCPHERSON ( Let the Good Times Roll (Louis Jordan song) ( Let the Good Times Roll (Shirley and Lee song) ( Artists » The Districts | Fat Possum Records ( Kate Pierson ( Q&A: Kate Pierson on Writing Her Solo Album With Sia and Getting Kicked Out of Her Own Show | SPIN | Interviews ( Bell's Beer :: Brands :: Bell's Two Hearted Ale ( Ima

  • Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #3: Sour Beer and Warm Electronica

    Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #3: Sour Beer and Warm Electronica

    06/02/2015 Duration: 01h06min

    This week, our Becca and Josh are split on a lot of things. What tracks to like of the new Mark Ronson album, whether the flemmish sour beer from New Belgium is too sour, how great Petite Noir is, and how relevant Tears for Fears is to the younger generation. It's our longest podcast ever as we review six albums and two beers. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist for selections from the albums we talked about, as well as some songs we reference (like Tears for Fears). Show notes and links: BPBC | Seasonal Series ( Harness the Winter IPA Domino Publishing | Artists | All We Are ( Uptown Funk ( Dirty Dishes ( La Folie ( Twerps ( Bettye LaVette begins 2015 with a new album, 'WORTHY' ( Domino Publishing | Artists | Petite Noir (

  • Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #2: Walking through Alleys

    Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #2: Walking through Alleys

    23/01/2015 Duration: 44min

    This week, Becca and Josh talk about Summit Brewing's "between seasons" seasonal, Frost Line Rye. Most importantly they talk about the anticipated reunion album by indie rock, riot grrl legends Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love. And boy, have they been waiting. They also run through the debut album by Joey BadA$$, the latest release by Belle & Sebastian, the self-titled album by Viet Cong, the new album by The Decemberists and finally, they go over Marilyn Manson's latest album. Words were said, disagreements were had. In fact, they only agreed on one album. Find out which. It won't take long. Show notes and links: Summit Brewing Company ( Frost Line Rye Sleater-Kinney ( No Cities to Love JOEY BADA$$ “B4.DA.$$” | OUT NOW | Relentless Records ( B4.Da.$$ New Album “Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance” 19th/20th January 2015 | Belle and Sebastian ( Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance viet cong » SC Dis

  • Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #1: Basslines

    Half-Pints, Whole-Notes #1: Basslines

    09/01/2015 Duration: 52min

    Welcome to the first episode of Half-Pints, Whole-Notes - CSICON's first show on beer and music. It might even be the first podcast on beer and music. Our hosts Becca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz talk about music and beer. Join us for the first episode where we give you an example of our tastes, both musically and beerically. If you think "beerically" is not a word, we just made it one. We talk about two of our favorite beers and our best albums of 2014. We even happen to agree on three of them! Trust us, that's actually an impressive number. After you listen to the episode, check out the Spotify list made of songs from our selection from the best albums of 2014.

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