The Operation Shutdown
By Bill (Bearcat) Helzlsouer
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Operation Shutdown is the semi-weekly podcast of BearcatOnBeer.com. It is dedicated to discussing craft beers in Central PA and beyond along with whatever else happens to be interesting that day with a revolving series of guests.
||ExplicitEp. 20: The Operation Shutdown Shutdown||In Episode 20, the final episode (more on that below), I am joined by friends of the show Ed Grohl and Easy Pretzel (Dave). In this episode, Ed works really hard not to say awesome four-thousand times, we discuss if Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall is||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19: First Cut Redux||In Episode 19 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Ed Grohl and and Easy Pretzel. We discussed: Troegs Independent Brewing’s First Cut, some recent travels, Easy Pretzel’s hated of unnecessary tipping, Pergo flooring, a||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: I Need to Spend More Time on the Internet||In Episode 18 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friend of the show Ed Grohl and we are joined by special guest Theo Armstrong, owner/brewer of ZerØday Brewing Company. We discussed: Lyrical Gangster, Theo’s most ambitious beer to date, th||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17: Turf Wars and Vacuum Reviews||In Episode 17 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl. We discussed: waiting in the cold for a four-pack, some recent stories about the coming turf war in craft beer, a few breweries that are closing or||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16 Beer in Review||In Episode 16 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl and we are joined by special guest Jeff Kupko. We discussed our favorite beers from 2016, Troegs Independent Brewing Company’s transparency, oblig||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15 Christmas Spectacular||In Episode 15 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl to discuss what we are drinking over Christmas, Jim Koch’s loosening grip on craft beer (punctuated by this recent article), Easy Pretzel takes||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14: Bourbon Barrel Aged Splenda||In Episode 14 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, and Ed Grohl to discuss bourbon barrel aged beers, Black Friday as a craft beer holiday, and Easy’s Splenda intake. Beers and Coffee We Drank: A Night on Pon||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13 The LegenDairy Podcast||In Episode 13 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome back friends of the show Easy Pretzel, Ed Grohl and special guest Al Kominski of Al’s of Hampden and Pizza Boy Brewing. Al was kind enough to invite us to come to his place, lend a hand in his brewi||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: This Podcast is Overrated||In Episode 12 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome friends of the show Easy Pretzel and Ed Grohl. In this episode we discuss underrated and overrated things in and around within Craft Beer including: your buddy’s half assed home brew, beer fests, PC o||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11: Not The Only Beer Girl||In Episode 11 of the Operation Shutdown, I welcome special guest Sara Bozich. Sara is the constructor and conductor of SaraBozich.com. Sara was kind enough to join me at the last minute to discuss some beers for the upcoming holiday season. When Sara is||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Central PA craft beer life
If you're drinking craft beer in central Pa and live or have previously resided in central PA, you need to listen to these podcasts. Yea they occasionally have some technical difficulties but the content is worth it. I usually put them on while I'm driving or running at the park.
A podcast about beer that is even for non-beer drinkers
Love listening to this podcast, even if I don't drink beer. Interesting topics, great host and the guests are a great addition. The sound quality keeps improving and I always look forward to new episodes. Definitely worth checking out. Listening to it is like hanging out with good friends.