Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 22 · 2 years ago

22: Beers, Blogging, and Brands with Caitlin and Melanie of 512 Brewed


The 512 Brewed Podcast ladies talk all things beer, how to build a personal brand, and we plan our buying strategy for Michael Jordan’s mansion.

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Welcome the good people cool things to podcast featuring conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and other creatives. I'm your host, Joey held, and today's guests are Caitlyn and Melanie from the one, two Brood podcast, or chatting all different kinds of beer related shenanigans, from starting a podcast about beer, some of the best distilleries in Austin and throughout the country and just our favorite drinks in general. There's lots of other good stuff in here around building a brand, the power of community and why it's important to just be nice to other people. If you like to get in touch with the show, you can do so a couple of different ways. Reach out via email joey at good people, Cool Thingscom, or follow the show at Gpct podcast on both facebook and twitter. You can also support the show by checking out the new March store. visit good people, cool thingscom, click the shop button and you will be transported to an online store of all kinds of food. Board play. But first let's have our conversation with Caitlin and Melanie, and I'd love to ask to start out, what was the first beer that you ever tried to remember? Um, I don't remember the first beer. I do remember the first time I tried beer and it was back of like my aunt my uncle. They lived out on farm and they always throw like parties and it was like don't parties, you know, and all the kids would be around and they get like one of the teenagers to be a babysitter. This is the s you know, and my uncle that they would get kegs in. My uncle, like I remember so vividly. He like like, you know, pumped the like tap and then like poured into like a Red Solo Cup and he was like you and try it, and I was like yeah, sure, and I tried one sip. I was like, Oh, this is disgusting and he was like he's like, he's the you'll change your mind later and sure not. Yeah, how does similar for me? I don't remember the first beer that I had, you know, on its own. My parents are are really cool, and so I do remember one time going out to a bar. With them. How was I don't know, any one. Thousand Three hundred and fourteen. I was. I still had like the x's on the back of my hands on stuff. We were just hanging out and they had non alcoholic beer and I was like, oh, like mom, I try one of those and was like okay, and I remember I got this bottle and I'm sitting at the bar and I take a SWIG and I'm like this is disgusting. Why do people do this for fun? And I just remember nursing that beer, an alcoholic beer, the rest of the time because I did not want to drink it. That's funny. That's funny. Did you act like you were like drunk? And no, but because I knew it was not alcoholic. Oh okay, yeah, that's making me think it did. Have you seen freaks and Geeks? Yes, I love the show. It is it's so spectacular. But the episode, which I believe is like the second episode of the series, where they swap out a caget the House Party with non alcoholic beer and everyone just thinks that they're drunk everything. That's such a good show. That's yeah, I say that's my one of my favorite scenes, but I think I say that with like every scene from the show. I do too, every time I think I have one just like. Well, know that that one's also very good too, because I was wondering. I was wondering if you were going to talk about when they like did their fake driver's license and it's like this big cardboard cut out of like a driver's license and you basically go stand where the idea is and it's like some food taking a photo and you get like a fake ide that way. Like such a good show. Meloni, Melani, have you not seen it? I'll terrible watching tea. Oh, we need to do a marathon. Come over. It's like what, two and a half seasons? It's one season. It's even shorter than that. Yeah, I said I was like one and a half, because then it it's like it got canceled like abruptly and like half of one of the seasons didn't even make it to air. Yeah, it's like all technically one season, but yeah, it's basically like what aired and then I think maybe like ABC family or something somehow ended up with the remaining episodes and just like air them out of order like several months later. So you get you get no sense of continuity at all. And I don't know if you know this, money but it's got like people like some of your favorite like a list comedians in it, like Seth Rogan. Oh God, what's his name? Some of the other Jens Franco's, and there Jason Siegel, when the Cardelini, who is currently starting in dead to me. If you such a good enjoy that show as well. Yeah, we keep on talking about shows for like ten hours. This has become a TV podcast. Whenever you want to start one of those jelly I am so Y I I'll message you offline. I have I have a good idea for a show. Well, I've been like looking at here shows and I like would love to get a show where it's like, you know, you follow it for the whole like series, and well, I...

...can tell you this will be a shameless plug for my other podcast, which, yeah, parks and wrecked, where we have been watching the entire series of parks and wreck one of our cohosts works in the parks and Reck Department here in Austin but has never seen the show before. So really he hadn't at the start of the podcast, but we are. Our next episode will be the end of season five, so we've we've gotten through a good chunk of the show. That is such a good idea. Like I wish I could go back and watch like shows like parks and wrecking the office for the first time ever. I know, so magical. So it's nice seeing it like through yes eyes. That's cool. That's a cool I child hasn't seen the show, but you're probably like, I don't know. I'm the third person who I'm like like, you know, I don't know, holding on. I'm trying not to like tell all the spoilers and being like, Oh wait to this guy shows up or like she he doesn't matter. He's gone like t season because of, like you know, personal set drama. But yeah, well, if y'all need any volunteers, people who haven't watched any of the shows that you're going to be talking about, count me. And because I am terrible at being on trend of TV money, I'm in text you on the good day and be like all right, I got a new name for pocast. I'm gonna Watch the show. Feel I look forward to all of this and to getting melody up to speed in the twenty one century. Here me too. But before we dive two down, too far down the TV path, which I'm sure we will get back to at some point in this podcast, let's hear about your podcast. What inspired the five two Brood podcast? Melanie? Do you wanna go? Yeah, yeah, so when we when corona fine like was first coming around and and we were starting the at home quarantine and everything, I texted Kaitlin one day and I was like, Heylen, we should start a podcast, like, I'm board, I know you're bored, we have all the second time. Let's start a podcast. And she was like, Oh, yeah, maybe like that. Look super into it. I think I was like. I think I was like hello, yeah, and like like never said anything back, like but I was thinking. I kept that idea in my head. Yeah, well, in the thing is is we didn't really have anything to like go off of it, and so like we kind of talked about it. We didn't really know what we wanted to do. You know, we kind of played it on the the idea of making it like a gossip podcast or Austin based podcast or like, you know, Kaitlyn wanted to do a conspiracy, conspiracy theory podcast, and I was like hard no on that one. It's a lot of work that that type of podcast. Yeah, and then Kitlyn had a brilliant you famiss on one day for an idea for a name. Kaitlyn, you tell him. Yeah, so, like I kept the idea in my head and I was like, you know, I was definitely like looking for ways to create content, like different ways, like I don't know, I kids in my head. I was thinking and then it was I was in like by Hallway in my house, is late at night, and I just thought of it, like why don't we call it, like we could do this podcast, like why don't we call it like five, one to Brood? And when I've had this idea was probably like two or three weeks after Melli first mentioned something to me and I came up with idea because like five went to like that's like the area could that we're living in, but that's also it means something else and like going numbered by number, like five is a number of dogs that Melanie and I have between us, like she's got three, I have to and then one is a number of beers that we would talk about on the podcast, and then too would be the number of people talking about the beer on the podcast. And I was like it just kind of like really lines up perfectly. Five, one, two brewd like it sounds, it flows nice off the tongue and I was like, once we had the idea, or once I had this name idea. I don't know why I like with the name that I felt so on Boord, but I was like, all right, let's do it. I told her the name. She was fully on board and we think it was the next day, we spent probably like two or three hours like on a zoom called like kind of really talking about what this podcast would be. Yeah, awesome, and that's some conspiracy theory level number analyzing there. With the five one too. Let's I slipped it in. I slipped it in. You still you still got a little taste of it. You just didn't have to prepare twelve hours for every episode, the goodness, and then argue it with everyone on the Internet. But that is the best part. Yeah, so I think a lot of people have kind of been doing a similar like hey, why don't we start a podcast, especially with more downtime, with not being able to go out as much, and I think a lot of people are still kind of hesitant because they think it's this great barrier to entry and it's you know, you need to have all this technical know how, which you might just prove me wrong with your answer here, but I don't think you...

...necessarily need so how, like what's your setup like? How did you how did you get it out into the world? Yeah, so, like I mean, I would say like one of the hardest things I think some people struggle with is, like, I know like a year ago I was not comfortable hearing my voice and video. I never did any video content, any audio content, but like I kind of sucked up and got over it, and I know that's a big hurdle for people. But I mean at first we were doing like zoom calls. We were doing it with our apple headsets or like headphones, you know, with the little mic built in with wires and which has surprisingly good quality if you're on a low budget. I will say those apple earbuds or whatever, the ones with the wires, not the Bluetooth ones. Yeah, that was a come with the IPHONES. Yeah, yeah, and so we started that for a few episodes. Melanie's Melanie has a friend WHO's like an audio editor and he kind of like message her and was like Hey, let me help y'all like it. So we brought him on. Like he's helping him in college right now. He lives in Australia, so it's like a twelve hour time difference. So we went from doing zoom calls to then doing like individual voice memos with the same microphone and headset. In that way he could kind of adjust the audio files together. But now we're recording together now. We just started that last week and we're using like a blue yettie thanks to Melanie's brother. Yes, yeah, so it's been good. I mean it's definitely learning curve is probably one of the easiest things. Granted me and Melanie are coming in here with experience of like building a brand and creating content and marketing that content. You know, my goodness, that segued very nicely into my next question for each of Y'all because, yeah, this isn't like your first kind of foray into this type of creating a brand. You both have very wonderful websites and I'll let you do I'll let you do zoom, rock paper scissors to see who goes first, but I can one of you tell me about your blog or if you want to do a fun this could be feel free to shoot this down immediately, but if you want to talk about each other's blogs, I like that. Okay, yeah, other that, who was? Do you want to go first? Annie? Yeah, I'll go first. So, Kitlyn, and and correct me if you're wrong, but if I'm wrong, did you start your instagram or blog first? So my instagram transition from like a personal instagram to like my blog instagram. So if you like, I don't want to like tempt anyone to do it, but if you go back like over five years, you'll see, you know, me, hang out on the sorority sisters and like my day job and go to college. But currently scrolling down, yes, yeah, no, I've got almost like twozero photos, or I think I have over two thou so we'll take a while. But I started the block like five years ago and, okay, I would say the instagram became a thing when I moved to Austin. So, Hey, let this is my moment. All right, all right. So caitlyn her, you know, living in a Virginia. Her and her boyfriend decided to move to Austin and he's kind of going. Who introduced her to the craft beer scene, which is kind of what got her into like realizing that beer is like so much more than just going to a brewery and like drinking beer, like there's so much fun behind it, and so she's created this beautiful, amazing brand that you know, is not only an amazing like advocate and voice for the craft beer industry, but she also showcases how fun it is, how you know beer travels, how to you know everything that encompasses beer, and you know what comes with that. She does an amazing job of covering. So you know, if you ever need to go on a vacation and you want to know what breweries to hit out, like, there's probably a Katelie Guy, the big rolt small girl guide to help you with that. And Yeah, I know she's she's you the reason that, you know, I got kind of inspired and starting my own blog, so I thank her for that. You'RE gonna oh my Gud, I feel like I'm crying here. Know that you totally right and thank you for saying that. That's like what's really awesome. If I missing points, I go for it. Yeah, melonie's got a dog. Count. She's got a dog. Is scrams, then now I'm just kissing. No, no, okay, so Melodie, like most people when they get dogs, you know, they take a whole bunch of photos and share them to their instagram. Count, facebook, count and it's Melanis all the potential there and she decided to provide like so much more value than just like photos of cute dogs, which she has three of, and she's been like like her blog it's not just it's for dog owners, it's not just for cute photos of dogs, like it's for people.

Like there's helpful articles on training, like on great or like, you know, travel is to go traveling with and great places to go see in this city. I almost feel like she's like what I do for craft beer, what what she does have for dogs. And she's so good at reaching out and like networking and connecting and like supporting other content creators and I really think that's helped her grown and like the amount of value that she provides to her audience is incredible and that's something that always keeps me inspired, because she does so much more than just like a cute little picture of a dog and like five words it's a quote, like she's actually providing value and helpful tips and training like notes and helping out local businesses. So Oh yeah, and yeah, I mean I have dogs myself and her blog is something I use as a resource like regularly. Personally. We're all sobbing now. So this podcast will just be fighting through tears. It's cool, it's great. It's great. That's like two thousand and twenty. Yeah, and the dark paths. It's great. No, yeah, I think that's fantastic and totally I always appreciate dog resources as well. As someone who recently moved from one to two dogs, I got to thank you. He is great. Is it a puppy? Yeah, he's about a year and four months old now, so he's still got lots of puppy energy. He is currently awaiting a hip surgery at Austin pets alive for injury that they think he maybe was hit by a car, but he's what I didn't know this was a breed, but a Jack Russell terrier dockson mix. So a jock shunned Jackson like like a boy, like a little boy born, born in like two thousand and nineteen, because nobody get any ideas. And Jackson, he is a little boy born in twenty nineteen. Yeah, go. I can't wait till, like, you know, this year's list of top baby names comes out. It's like his name's first jock friend and a lot of other ones that'll just make me shake my head and discuss. I'll be great. So you've both got your your blogs and have kind of been running for a while. What's something that's surprised you about having these accounts? You can go first only if you want. Um, I guess I always and especially when I saw I was transitioning, because I did start out as just like a cute dog picture instagram where I was not really providing any value or content aside from just cute dawn pictures me. When I was making the change, I think something that I was really scared and like worried about was that I was not really going to be welcomed into this like you know, you think of it as like a click of like bloggers and influencers and like people who you know, are running really successful accounts, and I was like, as I got you started getting out, like invited out to of them and stuff. I was like I'm might going to fit in, and then turns out, like you hear this all the time, but like these are normal people and everybody that I've met is so nice and so welcoming and I think that was a very welcome surprice in my opinion. Yeah, I mean, I don't know, like this' another thing that I contribute to my growth and successed with my blog is getting connected with the network of bloggers here in Austin, and I don't know if this unique to the city or what, but like connecting with them has been so great and it's like developed real friendships just like me, Melody Nice. I do feel like it is unique to Austin. I say this having lived in other cities, but I guess I wasn't really blogging while I was in those other cities. So who knows, maybe there's great blogging communities everywhere, but Austin's definitely does seem very special, and I would even extend that to the music community to like everyone is just super supportive and welcoming and happy when things are going well for other people, which seems like a foreign concept to somewhere. So it's really good to see and super helpful. Yeah, yeah, I would just wrap it. I don't know. I kind of like sum it up as an awesome thing then, because I would say the same thing about crap like breweries. They're very supportive and huge community with them and they're always helping out with each other, whether it's like Oh yeah, you can bring my beer your beer here or like, oh, your keg, your Kegger or whatever, like your keg machine broke yet, bring it over here. You can fill up your kegs here. You ran out of crawlers. They're always helping each other out. One we're another. When this normally that should be like your competition. Yeah, it's so wonderful to see and we're going to we're going to make you do a little a little more thinking here, but I always think this is fun for people that have booming accounts. Do you have a favorite or most memorable post um? Do you wait?...

Let me go first. Okay, I guess it's pretty like subjective right to like what's memorable, what's favorite, but one pos it's always the stuff that like surprises me, that does really well or like that I never see coming, that does really well, takes off something that's shared by everyone, commented on, people are tagging. But it was like this picture recently, recently of me at the seafeed restaurant also and called T'l see Austin, and it was me holding up like a keen crab leg and it it's like my highest engage photo like of the year to date. And like, I guess the past twelve months today. And Yeah, I'm like that's pretty interesting. I've got like a beer in the corner of the photo, but it's like it's a pretty good looking crab leg. I say that one was really fun. I just it is funny because I was like out getting that photo and like my boyfriend and I were like the lighting wasn't good and, like, you know, just wasn't good situation take a great photo, and that was like the one photo I could like, I don't know, scrange together and, I don't know, turn out every one of my best photos of the years. So it is a cute photo. It's gotta give back crab leg. The people crazy right. Well, I guess not to bring the mood down at all, but that's what you're about to do. But so I have, like Kaitlyn mentioned, I have three dogs. My Great Day was diagnosed with them Foma, about like six months ago, and I've always been, you know, Hughes at the time he was diagnosed and he's doing fine now. For anybody WHO's like about to tune now because they can't handle it, he's fine. He's intermission. But so we went there chem out therapy and I had been a VETEC for a few years and I it's still like kind of hit me like a wall of bricks when he was diagnosed. So I created this blog post to like kind of walk through others who might be going through this experience or, you know, have gone through in the past. You know about what we did and what helped and what didn't help. And the blot the instagram post right anounced that is this picture is one of my favorite pictures of Paulo and I, and that is it's not my most like picture, but it's definitely that post where, like I had so many people reach out and like share their stories and like thank me for, you know, writing my story and and how it's been able to help them go through the same thing. and to me like that is the main reason where I was like hey, I'm doing something that, even if it only helps one person, like I'm happy. So, yeah, it's so much more meaningful and I should have picked something like that. Yeah, it's also minds a crab leg. Now that is that is a great photo, and there teelse's crab legs are very good. They're good and it was like King Krab, you know, a Paul A, Paula is also king. He's a scourgeous like great Dane. He's like, I don't know, five foot tall, HMM. Heats like or cups of food, like some times a day. No, he's a chance, like he everybody who sees him, everybody like he puts a smile on everyone's faces. People cannot like resist them selves when they're around him. They're like, Oh my God, could find him, like like Mellie's like, Oh'm sorry, he's drilling all over you, and they're like I don't care, like yeah, he's a sweet little pup or big puppy. I remember when I first adopted my first Stog, I was looking at good apartment dogs and Great Danes kept popping up on the list, which I they're almos, like outrageous, and then I actually met a great day. I was like I could see this, like they're kind of they're kind of really chill and like super friendly and like just great to get along with. Like, I know, I know, I mean, people have said it just when we've been out melanie with Apollo, but they're like Oh, like, I bet he requires so much energy, or like he's probably a handful of house and you like night bredges like just chills in the catch all. They yeah, he just wants to sleep, eat and like drill, color and drill. Yeah, but he doesn't want to do that. I just happens. So just the uncontrollable drew like you should see my my ceilings. They're covered and droll. Hey, this it's like a fun time. Ceiloks covered with drums. Every time he shakes, it just goes everywhere. When we had to move out our we we moved not too long ago and when we moved out of our last house, we have to take a magic like get on the ladder and take a magic race or to the ceilings, because there was like drools flatters everywhere. The craziest part is they have like twenty foot faulted ceilings. They have skylights in everywhere. You team.

This is a bit of a side tangent, but I just I saw something that Michael Jordan's mansion in Chicago is still on the market. Apparently it's been there for over threezero days on Zillo, Whoa, which is like eight and a half years or something like that, and I was looking at pictures on on I think was on business insider. They were just doing like a tour through his house and just the level of excess is fantastic. I'm surprised nobody snag that up yet. I feel like that would be, you know, kind of for a lot of people, like, yeah, I live in Michael Jackson's old house, you must have like really bad neighbors, is what I but people got to like see the night right, I guess some like tick talker like next oh no, God, that would be I would hate that. No, mansion would be big enough. He like lives next door to like Jake Paul. Well, the article is saying talking about, you know, building your brand. That what was maybe driving people away was that the gate has a giant twenty three on it being, you know, Michael Jordan's number, and it's like the the realtor whoever whoever they were quoting. I got it. Remember his name. I'm sorry, sir, but he was like the state manager. Yeah, just a state manager. was like. People are gonna have to do a lot of work to make it their own. And it's obvious Michael Jordan lived home like there's probably like little like Chicago bull like emblems like everywhere and like and I'm sure like it's not even like the House number is like twenty three whatever drive you know, like twenty three probably has nothing to do with the property. You could probably turn the twenty three intil like something cool, I don't know, like name your twenty three. Could buy it up. Yes, offices exactly. I mean it does have a full basketball court in there too, like that's good. I'm gonna say if it's something where like they took out the kitchen and put in like a full basketball court, you know, but are also a lot of very wealthy basketball fans. I'm surprised nobody has you know, the price. After that long, it should like really go down. Yeah, it's it. I've lived. Is Fourteen and a half million. Does it half of its initial asking price? I know, shoot, I know. Looks Up. Let's get this podcast rolling. Will we'll go have these on it right, sponsorshit money, the real estate agent, sponsor your next step some day, one day to you can reach our audience. Hey, we can do I have a brilliant idea. We could do five, one, two and then turn the three into a bee and make the the rest like put brood behind it. Yeah, Fifty One, twenty three, rude. That could be the street name. It's address. Okay's happening. Thank you for the Cyad the I tune to it. I think it's sparked some amazing ideas. Can we tell your next episode where you talk about US buying this house, like as a name story? Oh, absolutely, yeah, will be. Will have a live, live call in from the SGAR room. Yeah, thank you. I grew up in Chicago, so it'll just I can stay with my parents. COME PAPA WAITS IN CHICAGO. Yes, it's in Chicago. I'm sorry, yeah, I'm out. Should clarid. It's like, what are they're like nine months out of the year. That's the best part. That's so where. You Know How people complain about it being summer here for I know it is not the best part. I will, I will vouch for this. No, but it's not cold. It's like three foot is snow at the end of March. That sounds amazing. Oh, and it's cold. It's still cold. Yes, all right, I write. I feel like I should look at the Chicago weather right now. Is probably like thirty four degrees or some home man, it is those winners. I do not miss those winners at all. It's just like you're out for ten minutes and you get frost by it. It's great. How long do you live in Chicago or that area for? I grew up. They're so through high school, so like eighteen years. And again, eighteen winners were plenty. I feel like it's a lot. It's like people with straight hair always want curly hair and people with curly hair always want straight hair. I feel like it's that with like people who grew up, and for the most part people who grew up in Texas, are like, Oh, I want the snow, I want the coals, and then people who grew up in the north, they are like no, I want I'd rather have a hundred and fifteen degrees every single day. Yeah, yeah, but the thing with the snow is like a lot of people don't realize this, who don't grow up in areas of snow. A lot is like it's only pretty, like when it snowing, or like yeah, that even blacks, yeah, or like iced over, like mounds of just hard eyes. This annoying because I don't...

...know, I grew up in Virginia, so we had winters, but it wasn't anything like Chicago winters. And you know, once this snow just a little bit like nobody would drive and I don't understand how any by a drives in the snow. So I couldn't do anything. That's like hard winter. I've really never had that. Yeah, I don't know how people drive in the snow either, and I have done it many times and they're definitely been times where I I remember coming home from I was picking up take out. Shout out to Peter in in Schok Illinois, great place, like four blocks from my parents house, and I was driving and to get there it's like one turn and then I just rolled on the side of the street. Got It was coming back. was making this turn to come back. The car just kept going straight and I was like all right, this, this is where I need to be turning here and then I was up onto the curb for a second. I'm like Nope, that's not good and eventually got sorted out. But yeah, you showing like soup. I was gonna say we going super slow too. Yeah, it was like less than ten miles are yeah, and it was just start. It's like normally when you do something in a car, you expect the car to react to what you're doing. You know, you turn the wheel that yeah, it turns. Not so with snow. No, just doesn't sound thing. You turn it it's like slow motion drifting when you're like turning curves, and you better hope that you're going downhill all the way. God forb you have to go up hill. But Oh, that's the little the next pass in the serious slow snow and a small two wheeled drag car. Any now, you can fix it all. I think anybody, he's listening right now, who like lives in the north, is like, Oh, you just need snow chains. But like you literally like put chains on your tire and it's like no big deal. Yes, so, we know, we know, but an automotive technology, it's wild. Right. That's what this podcast is about now. Yeah, that's true. Yeah, that's every six minutes. We change the theme, like you, just reaching new audiences, like all audiences, exactly, capturing short attention spans. Put those tags on your show like TV, like car freaks and Gigs Chicago. Yeah, Michael Jordan, yes, Basketball Sports Jordan's going to get us a shout out on the next the last dance documentary. Hey, if his house gets built or our bought. After this podcast, I feel like it's kind of you know? Well, we'll get a commission. Yeah, sure, yeah, well, at least like recorded episode there. Yeah, I think that's fine. He's got a cigar room which probably just smells terrible, probably does it. Probably the stories you'd here and there. I'm sure it would be well worth it. I think there's like a movie theater in there too, and I'm sure he's got a really cool pool. I don't know if people in Chicago have pools. Yes, there was an infinity pool and there with like a thing of grass kind of walking out into it, like instead of a staircase down, it was like a little island of grass, which, oh, that's cool. Yeah, seemed like a maintenance nightmare, but fun. I mean, when you're a multi mollionaire, Pegelin are like snow baby sture. If you've got nineteen bathrooms in your house, you're probably not worried about any mating nights. Goods, I couldn't even nineteen. It's like which one am I use right now? I'll take the scenic route today. Right, I haven't been at this one in the far side of the house and like eight months. Oh Gosh, lifestyle, what wonderful lifestyle. And to take another quick little left turn, but also kind of getting back to beer, at least in some were guard. Maybe this is again just an Austin thing, but I always like the artwork that are on cans of craft beer. So what are some of your favorites, or do you have any? Or are you just like the Planer? The can the better? I'll say, like, I don't know, I really appreciate the like cans that look like artwork, but I do I love branding and I love when like awesome beer works are cans are so simple and graphic and bold, but you can recognize their branding if they took away the A and like even like the beer style, like you just see the image, you know. So I really appreciate that. But yeah, I think it bows one of that I know Thatch Brewed House has a lot of really cool can art and they do that. The Art comes from their their workers, like their employees submit artwork for the Beers or, you know, they might create a beer for the artwork. So yeah, I mean awesome brewers have definitely stepped it up in the last like year. So I feel like with the artwork on cans, and I hate to say it, but it does I really do think it helps sell beers because, oh, absolutely, yeah, who are some of your favorite? MELLION, Mellie, like it's really I you know, not to pick you back off of you, but I think I have to. I definitely I love when Brewery's like Austin Beer works...

...and like circle brewing. They're they're can art is very simple, but you can definitely tell that it's circle no matter where you go. So I do like when brands, you know, have adis the design, they stick to it and you know, just kind of have like a little variable sprinkled throughout. But if I'm looking for, you know, a new beer and I'm at the grocery store, the gas station or something, I hate to say it, I definitely go for like the eyecatching cans. Yeah, definitely. I mean it's just it can be very overwhelming looking at it's just like going to the bookstore, the library. Yeah, and you know, at least luckily I can look or we can look at the beer can't art and be like Oh, that's a style I also like. So let's definitely do that. And that's from a city. I went to you once and I had a great time there's so yeah, I don't know, it's a little bit more than looks, but it definitely pulls your eyes into have in like what could be an interesting can design is so different. Like some summaries get really artistic with it, and summer just like little graphic, like, I don't know, cool little design made in illustrator. You know, that's just like a repetitive like yeah, gray wave and then like slap the logo on it and then call it good, which is it is fine too. Yeah, so it is really subjective. What it make what makes you go for a beer the grocery store? Joey, Huh, I don't know if I have anything that wasn't what you just said that I do. I'm definitely my eyes are drawn to ones with like wackier artwork, I think. But yeah, I would say like carbock brewing does a very good job of catching my eye. And there's are essentially just like totone squares like repeated around the cans. Yeah, so like goal you can, you can certainly make it work you their way. I like blew all the lot as well, which they have the logo and they're kind of playing with like the top in the bottom of the cans. But I don't think this is an actual brewery, but I'm thinking like if there was a kangaroo like in a giant boot soaring across Austin, like that would be that would catch my eye, and I know I'm very like, yes, that was but love going to Hv and just mixing and matching. Yes, yes, any I mean ith you be's the best. But and yeah, we can, we can give proper shouts to any store that, let's see mix and match beers. But it h be just grabbing. I like. I specifically will go for breweries that I have never tried before and in some cases I've ever even heard of. And to give just a second plug to parks and wrecked. It's always fun to feature new drinks every episode, and so we, like, I've certainly enhanced, expanded, expanded. That's right where it expanded my time, my Palette. For sure like doing that show just because I'm like, well, I don't want to say like I'm drinking the same thing and multiple episodes, I need to try something new. That's that's that's so gross. I know, like why did you? You've liked something, why would you drink it again? So Damn No, I haven't as an ass so because I think we struggle with this lot, and I be with my instagram, but I go to the beer store and I think I really restrict myself to like aust the Austin section, and like Kno, can look at the the national craft beer brands, you know, and it's just like kind of got to think outside of awesome sometimes, and it's nice to support the local breweries, but there's some really good stuff being brewed, even another press of Texas. So yeah, there's a lot of awesome. But go ahead, Molly. Well, I was just going to say I agree with you and like I definitely right now. If you looked at my beer collection, like ninety nine percent of it as Austin Beer, which is great, but I feel like a lot of the Times too, when you go to the grocery store and like you're looking outside of the awesome section, you don't see it's very rare to like come upon a like an small craft brewery that's distributing to Texas, which is also like yes, I love some of the bigger breweries, but at the same time form going to go spend my money. I feel like I always kind of want to you know part of Mews, like I have to support my most small breweries. Yeah, yeah, exactly. Yeah, yeah, and that segways again, very nice. I'm all about the segways on the show, as you have probably noticed, which is great. We're flowing really good, though. Keep this up, will be on for like another few hours and we'll have watched all the freaks and gigs by the end of it. Yes, that's a plan all along. Nice, drink me. You'll be thank I guess, by the IT's fine. One of the things I like to do on this podcast is ask a question that you wish you were asked more often, and I very much enjoyed yours. If when you're not drinking beer, what do you drink, King I, do you want to go first? Melonie, can I answer for Kaitlin because I feel like I know what she's you answer? Yeah, if you leave out yeah, okay, Kaitlyn... probably drinking a Roman coke with a splash a lime. That's me, or any drink with rum, which kind of falls into like tiky cocktails. Yet cocktails then get a little complicated, though I don't really make them too much at home, but if I see him at the menu, on like on a menu at a restaurant. And then, if it's not alcoholic, I love Red Bulls and ice coffees with some half and half. I can feel my bones like revolting just here right. I think. A lot of water too, though. That's good, bounce that it erases everything. Actually, it's a melany Um. I don't even. I feel bad because I don't. I couldn't even begin to guess what your favorite is. It is it? Is it Tequila? No, no, no, that's what you don't Tequila makes me feisty. I can't to kill us for special occasions. No, I usually I'm a whiskey girl, so I if I see a cocktail with Whiskey, u should go for it. If not, an old fashioned is usually my my go to drink, and if it's non alcoholic, I really like Tope zero. I know that's like kind of basic, but I do like the taste of it. I'll say too honestly, like when I drink a lot of beer and I get a little bit tired of beer, I will go for CIDER. They want something pussy like that, I could just pick up in unfortunately, like mellie's, not a fan of CIDER at all. Hey, working on me. I'm working on yeah, I also like I've kind of hopped on the salt by in a wagon. Yeah, yeah, I'm so waiting. Does that mean you've been having white cloths? No. Well, yes, I know. It's like if we got to barn and that's all the only salt they have. You know, the for White Cloud. But I kind of like, I feel like there's so many on the market now. I kind of just like trying them all. A lot of breweries, a lot of breweries or making them now, yes, like even locally, like St Elmo's Oscar Folker brewing just released on that. I really want to go pick up. I'll shoot. That reminds me. I was supposed to go pick up beer from so good today. I forgot. They probably drink it. You know how they are. They actually told me they did. I'm in there and how to beer with them too. Sorry, you guys are killing me. We texted you. You just didn't answer that, typical meloney. Typically. Well, you just I think you just named three breweries while you were answering that question. But for the tough three. What are your top three brewers that you recommend people check out once it's okay to get back out in the world again. You going to go many? Yeah, should I? Should I say three? Or do we want to do like one, one, and then Caitlyn and I come up with one? Why don't you three? I think they might be different. Okay, okay, I always my first go too, is always nomadic beer works. I think the everything about them is awesome. The owners are awesome, the top rooms awesome and everything that they've brewed is delicious. So nomadic. Do we have to is it just Austin Beer Asson Breweries? No, do do wherever. If favorite breweries. Um, second I really like Vista brewing out in the dripping springs area. I think they are phenomenal. They're they're dark skies is one of my favorite beers. And then, last but not least, I'm going to have to go with a Miami brewery that I wish I could go to every single day. It's called the vasis or and it's a Latin inspired brewery and so they do a lot of sours and like Juicy Fruity Beers with a lot of Latin fruits that I just think are phenomenal. I wish we had something similar. I know there's a lot of breweries the kind of player on with that here in Austin, but none that are like specifically just that. I will say you should, if you like that, go to easeless, street, brilliant and San Antonio. They're like Latino. Yes, yes, yes, yes, I've been. All their beers are like based off of like traditional like Latino snacks and food, and like they have like a gut, a Consta, like staut and, oh my gosh, I'm gonna but shaw the names. I'm just not going to say it. But like they're like the superest cool dudes, you know. Yes, yes, it's a cool brewery. Yeah, a lot. What about you, Katelo? Okay, so me it asked this question a lot and, like typically all like ask people what kind of beers you like and where you staying in town, because we're gonna say it has public transportation, release this car to get around. But still, with that being said,... matter what they say, I tend to like say these three breweries. I always love saying Lazarus because I think they have great tacos. It's really cool place to go like in the middle of the day, even on a weekday, they've got Great Beers, English style, Belgium styles. One of my favorite beers and awesome they have. It's it's like a Golden Ale that was brewed with coffee and it kind of it's like a yellow beer, you know. So it's really light but it like taste like coffee and it reminds me of a nice coffee actually. But Um, yeah, so that's a great places right off six street lasters brewing. It was started by like two guys who were pastors or something. They've got a really cool like organ story. Another Brey that I love is pinehouse pizza. HMM. Rem In this to every single person who comes here, whether they're asking about beer or not, because controversial opinion, but they have the best pizza in Austin and they've got three locations. They're working on two more. So like they've got locations all over town. They're electric. Jellyfish hazy IPA is one of the most well known staple, yeah, and one of the most crave I don't know create but like sought after beers and all of Texas. They're really cool and it's just they're really cool brewery and when we first knew D Austin we live right down the block from their north location and so we were there probably a couple times a week and the finally, this brewery was started by two alums of my favorite brewery, one of my favorite Brewis awesome beer works, but St Elmo's or St Elmo down south. I love recommend people that because there's Alsto like in the same little strip. There's like a whiskey distillery, a winery, a coffee shop, yes, and one of the best food trucks and Austin Sursop is right there and they come out with new beers every Friday. It's a great place with Gid Music, entertainment and yeah, it's a bunch of like you're going to you go there, and I say this lot, but like you look at their beer menu and it's all over the place, like yes, really, well done, beers for everyone, and they have a seltzer too. But so, yeah, there's when my top three Lazarus, pinehouse and St Elmo, fantastic. I'm with you. That Punt House is the best pizza in Austin. Don't it's great and you know, let do it. Do it. I haven't got me. Yeah, I want to find you. So I'm fine about it. We we will get into fisticuffs over pizza. I'll send you some pizza rolls and then we'll see what she said. Yeah, yeah, in that case, I hate pinehouse. I also they one time I was with a friend and they have double happy hours, so they have one at like a normal happy our time than nighttime happy hour, and I was with a friend for the nighttime happy hour and we were sitting near a vent so we could smell into the kitchen and we like, you know, that smells real good, like maybe we should go order something. And we went and it was like two minutes after the kitchen had closed when we finally got up to order, and so we're like, oh, so there's no food, and then they gave us a token for a free pizza the next time we came and I was just like that's fantastic, that's like you didn't need to do that. It's so cool. Yeah, yeah, those vents are definitely like strategically placed too. Oh, absolutely, it's all part of the esthetic. Yes, it's all part of the marketing. Feel like Hey, I know you're just here for beer, but you want to sell this delicious pizza. Yeah, we do. Pinehouse used to be a staple of my birthday celebrations when I lived by the South Location Southamore, where it would be a pint house. And then Blazer Tag, which happened a couple years in a row, and reminding the twelve, it was fantastic. Yes, Oh, it's like Blazer Tag A. I still have not found out why, why it's Blazer. It's just laser tag. I don't know what you guys were wearing blazers right. Well, that's that's just my daily attire. Yeah, just always a blazer birthday shirt underneath. That said, it's my birthday. Oh my Gosh, is it? Elegant man? Right there. So that's what I'm going for. That was almost the name of this podcast, elegant man. Yeah, man, I like it. I like it sounds like a horse name or something. All Right, I'M gonna add that to my list of a racing horse names. I'd like that. You also already have a list of racing horse names. That, that and Ska bands excellent, which a lot could be overlapped, like a lot of a lot of racing scob band's very true, yes, but like a Bein Diagram, I look for it that'll be the header for this immage, this episode. Diagram. Oh, police, have no idea. Yeah, on that note, if you want to get in touch with...

...the show, or if they want to, I offer up more Ska band names, or we get at melone to watch some other shows. How can they get in touch with you? So right now we the easiest would be since a message on instagram. We're on instagram at five one, two Brood. We're also on facebook and twitter at the same handle. Or you can tune in every we've really seen new episode every Friday and it's at five. Win To you. Breed podcastcom yeah, and I might, and I have my own blog. If you're really in the craft beer and traveling, come check me out. I'm big world, small girl. Can you find me on old social and the Internet at that. So, yeah, and I have. If you're looking for some Austin dog content, my instagram is at great golden weeny. So I a great day in the Golden Retriever in a dogs and mix and my blog is three dogs, one bar because I wasn't going to be. My blog great golds and we needs and they've seen that. When she says that, cause I'm like you should done it. That's still traffic, like, not the kind of disappointed traffic, but exactly. I don't think I get the right kind of rating. But even if, even if you don't have a dog, you should go follow melony. Right now. I feel like whenever I see your photos pop up of my feet, it is such a nice relief and I don't know, I think they call it eye bleach or whatever, but nice little things seeing like doggies pop up in the feed when there's so much craziness online. So yeah, if if they don't own dogs, like it's still a great account of follow. We do share a lot of broad topics, but thank you. Yeah, I mean, and then in a day, still topics behind a heat little photo of a dog. Awesome. Well, Caitlyn and Melanie, thank you so much for having on the podcast. This was great. This was thank you so much for having us and it was good catching out with you. I know it's been a while. Hopefully things go back to normal we can keep on hanging out in restaurants and bars and stuff soon. Yes, I like this plan and of course we will end with our corny joke. I have one that's got a kangaroo involved in it, since I'm my favorite art with that doesn't exist yet. I'll tell too and we'll see which one. Okay, which one gets a better reaction? Ok, have some. A kangaroo walks into a bar and orders a beer. Bartender says that'll be ten dollars. You know, we don't get that many kangaroos coming in here. The kangaroo goes at ten dollars a beer. That's not hard to understand. But like, so Kangaroos are just not down to pay ten dollars a beer. Yeah, he's saying like, oh, it's weird seeing a kangaroo, whereas the kid is weird to take paid to not. Yeah, the kangaroo is just like okay, okay. Then the other one is it's so funny. No, that was so good. It was great. It was great. It's great. It's so good I can't wait. I'm telling that one next party. Yes, remind me to send me the like transfer. I know I feel like the drinking jokes are like less funny than there's so many other good ones, but these ones are all just like like walk into a bar type ones, like definitely make a formuma. But yeah, I don't know. The old. Also, I there are some that I'm like, I know I've heard and or told myself and I don't know if I've said them on the podcast. So it's like do I, we do. I also liked this. This isn't even really a joke, but what do you call a balanced diet? What a beer in each hand? Yeah, yeah, yeah, the winner. I love that one. No, okay, I say you should go ahead keep on like easing jokes. If anybody catches you re using a joke, be like, I buy you a beer something or waiting. We can I tell a joke? Absolutely. Yes, okay. You just had jokes that you like pull off the top is. That is I think people have like jokes that you just pull off the top of the head. I have one. Okay, if my goat too, okay. Why does a Du why does a duck wear feathers? I don't know. A bird to cover up with butt. Quack. Are you eating laughy Caffy's right now? That is like laughy caffy jokes. I love it. Is My goat too, Joe, I love I love it.

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