NEWBD Tap Takeover #12 3/5/19 - The guys fall right back into the swing of things just like they’re riding a 10 speed with some hard-hitting topics. Will climate change lead to much higher beer prices? Will Cloudwater Brewing find a venue for their event after having their liquor permit pulled out from under their feet? Will Pabst Blue Ribbon make a big comeback in a completely different market? Does Mo know absolutely anything about The Price is Right? Ok, the answer to that last question is a resounding no...but listen to the full episode and find out answers to all of the others! Plus, as if that wasn’t enough to reel you in, the guys deliver 2 of the best Shelfers of the Week in quite some time to close out the show. Don’t miss out!
NEWD #9 11/13/18 - With Ben away at baby class, Mo recruits a longtime friend of the show Todd to fill in. Their guest is Helder Pimental of Backlash Beer Company, who breaks down the ins and outs of his new tap room in Boston and breaks Mo’s heart again by declaring himself a dog person. The guys also debate a hot topic in regards to some changes in the craft beer scene, embrace Stout Season and what to look for in the coming months, and even outline a hot new spot to go grab a pint that really highlights the brewing process as a whole. As always, they close with Shelfer of the Week!
NEWBD Tap Takeover, #8 10/2/18 - The boys celebrate their self-proclaimed status as the #1 Beer Show on 990WBOB.com by talking to Matt Wilson, the owner of the highly anticipated new brewery Canned Heat in Fall River, MA. So much to discuss - their inspirations, the Grand Opening on October 5th and much more! They also get into a discussion on what they’re looking forward to at the 10th Anniversary of Beervana on October 12th (tickets STILL available, by the way).
NEWBD Tap Takeover #07 8/21/18 - This week the NEWBD boys hit the ground running with some local releases and a distribution update featuring an expanding Massachusetts brewery. Ben breaks down his trip to Trillium Field Trip, including a list of some of his favorite beers and breweries. Mo breaks down some real drama with Toppling Goliath that you won’t want to miss, although it doesn’t stop him from cracking open a Pompeii during the discussion. The guys also get into the nostalgia bag, bringing back a VocaBrewary word and some really, really, really, really Weird Beer Stuff - maybe even downright gross to some. As always, they close with Shelfer of the Week. Make sure you tune in to the Clash of the Internet Titans - Beer Belly Edition on September 4th at 9:00pm, featuring the boys from NEWBD and The Franchise, as they debate all things beer related.
NEWBD Tap Takeover #6 7/17/18 - Ben and Mo are back. The duo recap what they've been up to, including what events they've checked out and what brews have been released. Joining them is Keith Carvalho of Troy City Brewing out of Fall River, Massachusetts. What's it like to open the first brewery in over 60 years to operate out of Fall River? What made Keith go from home brewing into owning his own brewery? Is Keith really from Fall River (yes, we had to know)? All this more so pour yourself a glass in tune in.
NEWBD #4 5/15/18 - In this episode, the NEWBD boys discuss their many recent adventures and play a new game with respect to the normal Local Releases segment. They also dive into the Treehouse expansion (wait, what?)...yes, ANOTHER expansion, share some new Vocabrewary words, and even discuss some shoes that will survive whatever you throw (up) at them. They close the show as always with SHELFER of the Week, which will come in handy as we head into Memorial Day festivities!
NEWBD #3 4/3/18 - This week, the NEWBD boys talk to Jeffrey Taback from Start Line Brewing Company in Hopkinton, MA about his unique brewery, Marathon Monday, and the fact that he may be the only brewery around that gets shut down by the FBI once a year. They also get into an on-air review of Proclamation’s new brew, talk shop about the Newport Craft Beer Festival, and outline some new brewery openings in Massachusetts. Since Spring is now finally upon us, they do a Spring Cleaning segment called “Drink or Drain Pour” where they discuss some emerging beer trends and news, and as always they close with SHELFER OF THE WEEK. You won’t want it to miss it! Also, check out Ben and Mo at Buttonwoods Brewery on Friday May 4th, where they’ll be hanging out with The Franchise raising money for 990WBOB’s F-Bomb Friday!"
NEWBD On Tap #2 3/27/18 - In this show, Ben and Mo welcome Adam Askew, administrator of the Facebook group “RI Craft Beer Forum and Trade Arena”. Adam talks about his recent dealings with Dogfish Head and explains how he got them to bring back a beer that they hadn’t brewed in years. The guys also discuss some new Fall River breweries, the Smuttynose situation, and do a 3-2-1 segment based on Trillium’s 5th Anniversary Party. They close it out with a weird cocktail story that’ll make your toes tingle and of course, SHELFER OF THE WEEK, where they highlight a couple quickly rising Massachusetts breweries.
You could be hurt, and on the disabled list. You could be suspended. You could be on thin ice. But one thing is for sure… you're a part of the Franchise. Join Franchise Ferro, Morgan, and new WBOB show hosts Mo Fortin and Ben Vandal as the team of champions tries to bring you another pennant.
Efren from the Providence Brewing Company stops by to discuss his brand new brewery in North Providence. What has he learned in his decade in the industry? How did Prohibition impact the original Rhode Island breweries? Most importantly, why should you be drinking his beer?
Mo and Ben make their WBOB debuts. What will their new show entail? The beer experts review beervana and their current podcast. What new beers should you be trying? There's only one way to find out.
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