Internet Beer Users | At the Intersection of Craft Beer and Technology

About the show

Have you ever had one too many beers and thought to yourself "Hey, maybe I should start a podcast"? Us too! We love technology, so we figured we'd get together about once a week, crack a bottle of good brew, and shoot the breeze about Apple, the future of mobile computing, and the differences between East and West Coast IPAs. Join us on a quest for the fastest pings and dankest hops this side of Silicon Valley, cheers!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 57: Low Hanging Fruit (Insert Hip Hop Reference Here - Monkish Brewing Co x Trillium Brewing Co)

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    On this week’s episode Nick recaps his first time at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala and Jay answers some listener mail.

    This week’s show beer is Insert Hip Hop Reference Here, a collaboration between Monkish and Trillium Brewing Company.

    On the aftershow, the boys question the utility of Jim Koch’s patented pre-drinking ritual.

  • Episode 56: The Essence of Orange (No IBUs Given - Alpha Acid Brewing x Track 7 Brewing)

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins

    On this week's episode, Nick and Jay talk about the Super Bowl, Nick's birthday weekend, and the launch of SF Beer Week 2018.

    The HomePod is available for sale today, so the boys discuss the early reviews and whether or not the new smart speaker will have a place in their homes.

    This week's show beer is No IBUs Given, a collaboration between Alpha Acid and Track 7 Brewing.

  • Episode 55: Run, Do Not Walk (Pure Juice - Humble Sea x Pure Project)

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins

    On this week's episode of the IBU Podcast, they boys share their thoughts on the HomePod.

    This week's show beer is Pure Juice, a collaboration between Humble Sea and Pure Project.

    On the after show, Nick and Jay talk about an exciting new feature of the show.

  • Episode 54: I Still Might be Slightly Hungover (Big Lots by Cellarmaker and Alvarado St)

    Episode  |  January 26th, 2018  |  59 mins 28 secs

    On this week's episode, Nick has three too many beers at Monkish, Jay introduces a new family member, and they both wonder why Out of This World is not on any streaming video service.

    Jay goes over his obsession with cord cutting, why he canceled his Hulu Live TV subscription, and how he got over the air HD signal to all devices in his home.

    This week's show beer is Big Lots, a collaboration between Cellarmaker and Alvarado Street.

  • Episode 53: No One Is Safe From the Wrath of Jay (Watch This from Offshoot Beer Company)

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins

    On this week's show, Jay picks up the latest releases from Alvarado Street and Humble Sea, and Nick shares his recent beer trade story. Nick recently picked up a new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE and shares his first impression. Jay shares his experience on a recent visit to the Apple Store.

    This week's show beer is Watch This from Offshoot Beer Company.

  • Episode 52: Have a Beer, on Us (Fruitoleptic Cartographer - Tired Hands x Monkish)

    Episode  |  January 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins

    On their one-year anniversary episode, Nick and Jay catch up on their weekends, follow up on Apple's battery replacement program, and ponder the importance of "craft" vs. "independent". After last week's episode on resolutions, the guys talk about what they're looking forward to in 2018.

    On the after show, Nick vents about a recent beer trade gone bad and Jay confesses he doesn't know how to use Reddit.

    This week's show beer is Fruitoleptic Cartographer, a collaboration between Tired Hands Brewing and Monkish Brewing.

  • Episode 51: It's a Gift and a Curse (Hudson Valley Brewery - Graven Image Sour DIPA)

    Episode  |  January 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins

    On this first episode of 2018, Jay and Nick share their New Year's Eve stories and the beers they enjoyed. Some follow up on Apple's battery controversy and Nick becomes internet famous. As they boys think about the new year, they share with the listeners their tech resolutions for 2018.

    This week's show beer is Graven Image Sour DIPA from Hudson Valley Brewery.

  • Episode 50: It's Just Physics (Stone Brewing - Imperial Russian Stout 2012 Release)

    Episode  |  December 29th, 2017  |  1 hr 18 mins

    For their double dry-hopped 50th episode the boys share their top beers and tech items of 2017.

    This week's show beer is Imperial Russian Stout (2012 Release) from Stone Brewing.

    Special thanks to @brendonritz for this week’s show beer.

  • Episode 49: All is Fair in Love and Beer (Lloyd Christmas - Alvarado Street Brewery)

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Wanna hear the most annoying podcast in the world?

    On this special (Lloyd) Christmas episode Jay visits his hometown, Nick visits Fieldwork, and the guys share the best holiday tech tips this side of Aspen, Colorado.

    This week's show beer is Lloyd Christmas from Alvarado Street Brewery.

    On the after show, Nick and Jay catch the end of the Warriors-Lakers game.

  • Episode 48: Dad Juice (Juice Bag - Humble Sea Brewery)

    Episode  |  December 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 18 secs

    On episode 48, the guys catch up on their weekends. Jay’s kid got pneumonia, Jay got Molotov Heavy’d, and Nick made the trek from Mikkeller SF to Cellarmaker. As we head into the holiday season, Nick and Jay share some podcast recommendations.

    This week’s show beer is Juice Bag from Humble Sea.

  • Episode 47: Their Own Special Dankness (Other Half x Trillium Triangle Test)

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 23 mins

    On this week’s episode the boys present two firsts: a vertical tasting of a huge release from two of the country’s premier breweries and a holiday gift guide!

    This week’s show beers are the four variations of the Other Half and Trillium Triangle Test DIPA collaboration.

  • Episode 46: I Can Smell the Sarcasm From Here (Give Thanks - Alvarado Street Brewery)

    Episode  |  December 1st, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min

    On this post-Thanksgiving episode, Nick and Jay revisit their home screens after getting their new iPhones. The boys share what they did over Thanksgiving weekend and Nick visits Moonraker and New Glory. In an unprecedented move, Jay gives a surprising rating.

    This week's show beer is Give Thanks from Alvarado Street Brewery.

    On the after show, they guys analyze Norman Rockwell’s classic piece, Freedom from Want.

  • Episode 45: I’m Feeling Warm and Toasty (Creature From the Murk Lagoon - Noble Ale Works)

    Episode  |  November 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins

    On this Thanksgiving week episode, Jay tells us about his wife's birthday weekend in The City and Nick updates us on can releases from Fieldwork and ASB. Nick shares news on Arrogant Brewing, Forbes’ Top 15 Craft Breweries in America, and Apple's new iPad Pro commercial. This week's tech topic is home mesh networks.

    This week's show beer was graciously provided by listener Jeff Guillen.

  • Episode 44: It’s You, Not Me This Time (Socrates Philosophies & Hypotheses - Monkish Brewing)

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In this special episode of the IBU Podcast, the boys welcome their very first guest - John Voorhees, a contributor to and the creator of the Blink iOS app. John talks about leaving his day job and going indie, his day to day working on Macstories and his two podcasts, as well as his thoughts on iPhone X and the upcoming HomePod.

    This week’s show beer is Socrates Philosophies & Hypotheses by Monkish Brewing.

  • Episode 43: It's A Work of Art (High Fashion - Trillium Brewing Co. x Cloudwater Brew Co.)

    Episode  |  November 10th, 2017  |  1 hr 21 mins

    On this edition of the IBU Podcast, Nick and Jay give their first impressions on the new iPhone X.

    This week's show beer is High Fashion; a collaboration between Trillium Brewing Company and Cloudwater Brew Co. out of Manchester, England.

  • Episode 42: Is This Real Life? (Xocoveza - Stone Brewing Company)

    Episode  |  November 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Happy iPhone X Day! On this week's episode, our faithful heroes talk about their experiences with preordering the iPhone X. Some follow up on the Pixel 2 XL's issues, but this episode is all about the iPhone X. Nick and Jay discuss their favorite features of the forthcoming iPhone X while they anxiously await their devices.

    This week's show beer is Xocoveza by Stone Brewing Company.