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Cold Cans

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This is Cold Cans, a running list of the top 100 beers of all time. Beers will be judged on flavor, efficiency, and their place in the journey of life. So tune in and drink up the crisp, refreshing taste of Cold Cans.
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121 - Duvel
The boys get on track halfway through.
October 30, 2020
120 - Ayinger Oktoberfest
Munich will wait. 
October 23, 2020
119 - Fat Tire - A New Hopportunity
Friend of the show and of the life, Kyle Dufek, joins the program.
October 16, 2020
118 - Drink Wisconsinbly Wisconsin Lager
Drink Wisconsinbly! Call Me Old Fashioned! The Land of More Lakes Than Minnesota! The Bears Still Suck! I ❤︎ Day Drinking! Here’s To You Wisconsin.
September 4, 2020
117 - A Texas Hopdown
Giddy up, cowboys and cowgirls, it’s an old fashioned Texas Hopdown!
August 28, 2020
116 - Kokanee
Does the ethereal plane of the subconscious mind separate mankind from inanimate objects? Is consciousness a bound human narrative, given we're made of the same space dust as a toaster? Can it be, then, that existence is the totality of what can be truly defined? Given this framework, what does it mean to forget the face of your father? In today's episode, we review Kokanee beer.
August 7, 2020
115 - Icehouse
A scientific first in Cold Cans history. Plus, the boys have an announcement.
July 31, 2020
114 - Blue Moon LightSky
Is Blue Moon LightSky a worthwhile malternative? Nick reveals his fear of sky lights and Joey shows you how to scam The Wrigley Company with Starbursts.
July 17, 2020
113 - Miller Lite - A New Hopportunity
The world has changed. Will anything stay the same?
July 2, 2020
112 - Run Wild IPA with Bill Shufelt, Co-founder of Athletic Brewing Co.
The boys consider how a craft N/A beer can fit into their drinking and lifestyle regimens. Bill Shufelt joins to tell the story behind Athletic Brewing Company.
June 19, 2020
111 - Lagunitas IPA
The boys are joined by engineer Josh, who brings aboard a classic brew for Malternative considerations. Plus, a segment they should've called Cool or Fuel.
June 5, 2020
110 - Fremont Summer Ale
Fremont, the Center of the Universe, gets another shot with the boys. And hey, the Geballes are here! 
May 29, 2020
109 - Coors
Coors is back for a New Hopportunity™ and the boys are joined by a special guest from Tinseltown, where the stars come out to play. There are a lot of segments. 
May 22, 2020
108 - Corona Premier
The boys are losing it.
May 15, 2020
107 - Summer Shandy - A New Hopportunity
Another look at Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. 
April 4, 2020
106 - Coors Light - A New Hopportunity
The WFH boys share a beer.
March 27, 2020
105 - Grolsch
A very special guest brings in a very Wisconsin Pairable or Terrible.
March 20, 2020
104 - Budweiser Copper Lager
The barrel aged boys talk about religion and politics. An old friend shows up.
March 6, 2020
103 - Sculpin IPA
Kelsea Little, host of True Stories Of Good People, joins the boys to drink one of her hometown favorites. 
February 28, 2020
102 - Naturdays
TWO special guests. TWO Pairable or Terribles. It's Naturday Night. 
February 14, 2020
101 - Night Swim Porter vs. Pernicious IPA
The boys receive a gift from a good friend of the show. What could it be? Could it be beer? Tune in to find out, this week, on COLD CANS. Plus! The first head-to-head of the post-100 era. AND, two rounds of Pairable or Terrible.
February 7, 2020
100 - Natural Light
The boys rank Natural Light.
January 31, 2020
99 - Miller High Life
Happy New Beer's Eve. It's the champagne of beers.
December 31, 2019
98 - Samuel Adams Octoberfest
It's the week of Hallooooowwwweeeeeeen. The boys discuss breaking news on the Cold Cans Summit and other things.
November 1, 2019
97 - Elysian Pumpkins
It's fall, baybeeee. The boys are pitting two pumpkin beers stem-to-stem to see which one is worthy of the (sleepy) hallowed rankings. 
October 25, 2019
96 - Delirium Tremens with Zach Geballe
The boys are joined by sommelier, writer, and podcast host Zach Geballe. Things get more serious than expected.
October 4, 2019
95 - Batsquatch
Jesse Ventura is back to introduce Rogue Ales' Batsquatch IPA, presented to you by REI's new podcast "Camp Monsters." The rankings integrity is as strong as ever.
September 20, 2019
94 - Sol
Nick and Joey get locked out of the website
September 13, 2019
93 - Busch
"The boys are back" is back as the boys return from another unacceptable hiatus. They discuss mergers and acquisitions, SeaWorld, and ESPN streaming ads.
September 6, 2019
92 - Pub Beer
The boys are drinking 10 Barrel Brewing's Pub Beer. Does it compete with last week's new #1? Nick feels out of sorts. Joey has a tattoo. 
August 2, 2019
91 - Da Shootz!
It's summertime, baybeeeeee. Joey talks about a hot parrot. 
July 19, 2019
90 - Peroni
Nick is drinking 5-hour Energy and Joey brings a Pairable or Terrible. This one's for Crumb.
July 12, 2019
89 - Cold Cans Colsch
We brewed a gall dang beer.
June 28, 2019
88 - Hamm's
It's a very fun one today. There's singing, there's anecdoting, and the boys are joined by special guests in studio. 
June 21, 2019
87 - New Belgium's Up Next Series Presents: Passion Fruit Kolsch
New Belgium launched an edgy beer and the boys are here to discuss. Nick, a Skittles forum admin, recounts a horrifying practice regarding his candy consumption. 
June 14, 2019
86 - Bud Ice
Joey's reading a book on philosophy and a long-time friend of the show sounds off.
May 10, 2019
85 - La Fin Du Monde
North of the border go the Cold Cans boys, talking their friend's wedding and the merits of Fahrenheit. 
May 3, 2019
84 - Pura Still
The boys try out spiked still water and discuss one of Creed's greatest hits.
April 26, 2019
83 - Coors
Nick and Joey discuss the etyomology of the word banquet. Joey makes Nick take a nip, then the boys play a round of "You Don't Hear That Anymore." 
April 12, 2019
82 - Shiner Bock
Flunk Dawg joins Nick for a discussion on weddings, travel, and good eatin’. PLUS, a homemade Pairable or Terrible.
April 5, 2019
81 - Dos Equis
 Devon Glocke returns to the show to talk movies. Nick complains about the airport.
March 29, 2019
80 - Sierraveza
 Hiking, skiing, and making time for the fulfilling things in life. 
March 22, 2019
79 - Trader José Premium Dark Beer
 A smooth, sweet beer gets the boys reminiscing on their weekend in Wisconsin. They show great restraint during an airport discussion.  
March 15, 2019
78 - Travelin' Light Kolsch
The boys are travelin'.
March 1, 2019
77 - Bitburger
The boys are back to a normal episode. And the only problem is there were issues with the recording, so it skips around a bit. See if you can follow along. (An apt metaphor for Cold Cans, as a whole.) PLUS, new beer tiers are introduced.
February 22, 2019
76 - Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve
Joey is back in the studio with Matt on the ones and twos. His new friend Brody O’Vac joins the show to talk about the charger community and his 84th-story penthouse in Tokyo. Joey is reunited with an old friend.
February 15, 2019
75 - Wells Banana Bread Beer with Brett Cavre
The entertainment podcast Cold Cans is back from hiatus. Nick fills his contractual obligation to host the show with his new friend, meat inventor Brett Cavre.
December 30, 2018
74 - Jubelale Winter Ale
What’s in a name?
November 16, 2018
73 - Beck's
It’s a pure German beer. Plus, the boys break down the difference between Pringles and Stax.
November 2, 2018
72 - Lake Huron Blueberry Berlinerweisse Ale
The boys drink a Chicago beer and welcome back Matt on the ones and twos to discuss bread and sandwiches. Joey brings a Glocke Gripe and Nick makes chili chili.
October 26, 2018
71 - Busch Light
Busch Light is at the foundation of Cold Cans. On this special episode, the boys watch the Brewers-Dodgers playoff matchup and review the classic light piss that started it all.
October 13, 2018
70 - Overcast Espresso Stout
We cannot experience light without darkness, or darkness without light. On the fall equinox, the first day of the Libra season, the boys are joined by new engineer Matt to drink an Overcast Espresso Stout for a beautiful, tangible reminder of this fact.
September 21, 2018
69 - Family Vacation Beer!
Travel separates them. Beer brings them back together. The boys are BACK with tales from the road, breaking news on Joey’s back, and a beer the whole family will love.
September 14, 2018
68 - Prima Pils
The best pilsner yet. The boys try a live feed and call Casey.
August 17, 2018
67 - Foster's
The boys drink a Foster's, which in Australian means beer. They do the minion dance.
August 10, 2018
66 - Corona Extra
One special guest. Two pairable or terribles. And there's no piss in the beer.
August 3, 2018
65 - Bud Light Orange
The boys are out of the studio...and out of their minds.
July 28, 2018
64 - Newcastle Brown Ale
The boys rebrand.
July 20, 2018
63 - Radeberger
Nick is back! Two and a Half Men sucked.
July 13, 2018
62 - Montucky Cold Snack
Nick is still on hiatus so Devon joins the show to talk about the official unofficial beer of Montana. Joey talks about a time she was aroused.
June 29, 2018
61 - Bud Light Platinum
The boys analyze yet another member of the Budweiser family. You've gotta see that blue bottle, which can not be recycled in most areas. This episode went platinum.
June 15, 2018
60 - Bud Light Chelada
It's like a bloody mary but with beer. The most premium Pairable or Terrible in CC history. The boys think a real michelada might taste ok.
June 8, 2018
59 - Santo
Recurring guest Devon Glocke joins the show to talk Austin and fitness. Nick brings an unprecedented number of pair-able or terrible's. Big shout out to Adrienne and Evin for this one.
June 1, 2018
58 - Tsingtao
Joey is back from Wisconsin with some stories to tell. The boys get cultured by returning guest Brooks Erickson. Jesse Ventura surfaces to talk about communism.
May 25, 2018
57 - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
Joey is on pilgrimage so the boys call in friend-of-the-show and family-of-the-show, Zach, off the bench. Nick tells a long story. It feels like summer.
May 18, 2018
56 - Dale's Pale Ale
Joey and Nick disagree about this one. Palum drops in to the studio.
May 11, 2018
55 - Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA
You don't have to be anxious all the time. Life is hazy.
May 4, 2018
54 - Miller Genuine Draft
It's a time for celebration as the boys discuss beerball tournaments, the beauty of beer drinking, and birthdays.
April 27, 2018
53 - Stella Artois
It's Christmas in April as the boys learn the origin of Stella Artois and give too much commentary on the hit film, A Quiet Place.
April 20, 2018
52 - Fremont Parkland Pils
The boys are back from hiatus and anxious to talk airplanes, Texas, and that voicemails episode. Joey reconciles with WhirlyBall.
April 13, 2018
51 - Bud Light Lime
March 30, 2018
50 - Uinta Baba Black Lager
It's the big number 50 and the boys are joined by a special guest to celebrate the occasion. Joey takes down malls.
March 23, 2018
49 - Modelo Especial
An episode entirely devoted to our good friend @stoughtiak.
March 16, 2018
48 - Melvin Killer Bees
While Nick is away the Glockes will play. Devon joins Joey to talk about moving to a new place and finding friends from a female perspective. The couple does a chug off.
March 9, 2018
47 - Ugly Pug
A chance encounter with a Wisconsin connection leads Joey down a path to this Texas brew. Everything's bigger on this episode. The boys did another back to back. There's singing.
March 2, 2018
46 - PseudoSue
The boys drink to fossils, the Midwest, and not cussing. A new branch of science is discovered. Cold Cans Nation is called upon in a time of crisis. Special appearance by a former guest.
February 23, 2018
45 - Alaskan Amber
Drinking a nearly expired Alaskan Amber makes the Big American Airlines Boy (BAAB) Nick recall the time he spent seven hours at LAX. Joey tells a fact about the beer.
February 16, 2018
44 - Grain Belt
Giggity! The boys receive a generous gift from Nick's family and Joey deals with a bug in his Venmo app.
February 9, 2018
43 - Fat Tire
The boys are riding a tandem bicycle down the street called Quality Beer Street. Phil Woodman and his son make their debut.
January 26, 2018
42 - Optimism Brewery ...Before The Dawn
Optimism Brewery is making a name for itself in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. But optimism, as a concept, is very new to the Cold Cans boys. Two worlds collide as the boys chat with the founders of Optimism Brewery over a trio of delicious beers.
January 19, 2018
41 - Guinness Draught Stout
The boys set the record for the Coldest Can ever consumed.
January 12, 2018
40 - Power Hour
The rankings are out of whack. Time for a Rankings Reconciliation.
January 5, 2018
39 - Pyramid Snow Cap Winter Ale
It's the final Cold Cans of 2017 and the boys finally learn something about beer. Pyramid Brewing's Head Brewer, Ryan Pappe, joins the show to give Cold Cans Nation the inside scoop on Pyramid's Snow Cap collection.
December 29, 2017
38 - A Cold Cans Christmas
Happy Honda Days, Merry Toyotathon. Holiday time is family time, and it's a Cold Cans extravaganza. Nick is joined by his brother Zach and Joey by his wife Devon on this festive episode.
December 22, 2017
37 - Sparks
Sparks was the first "energy beer" on the market. It might be the last beer in the boys' gullets.
December 15, 2017
36 - Redhook ESB
The boys talk craft hummus, sports talk radio, and Subway. A new Beer Tier system is introduced.
December 8, 2017
35 - Lagunitas NightTime Ale
There are two kinds. DayTime kind and NightTime kind.
December 1, 2017
34 - Samuel Adams Boston Lager
The boys drink a Sam Adams Boston Lager and eat a special Thanksgiving treat on Pairable or Terrible. Nick encounters too much shrimp at the grocery store and Joey recommends a show on Hulu.
November 24, 2017
33 - Leinenkugel's Original
Boots on the ground, voice on the podcast. Casey joins Nick in central Wisconsin for a special Road Buddies edition of Cold Cans.
November 17, 2017
32 - Milwaukee's Best Premium
The boys talk Milwaukee and do too many raps.
November 10, 2017
31 - Not Your Father's Mountain Ale
This is not your father's Cold Cans.
November 3, 2017
30 - Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Nic-ghoul-aus and Booey are joined by special guest Devil Ghoul-cke for an Elysian Night Owl on a spooky scary edition of Mold Cans.
October 27, 2017
29 - Coors Light
Feeling blue? Drink a Coors!
October 20, 2017
28 - Schlitz
Drink Schlitz or I'll kill you.
October 13, 2017
27 - Session
Beers and bullshitting--it's the natural pair. The boys get back to their rambling roots with a crisp, sessionable lager that doesn't skimp on the ABV. So get a beer, grab a chair, and tune in before the sea levels rise and kill us all.
October 6, 2017
26 - Hoegaarden
The boys take, drink Hoegaarden and look into its wild backstory that involves Dutch monks and dates back to 1445. A ghost makes an appearance.
September 29, 2017
25 - Heineken
The boys discover that #itgetsbetter, thanks to a warming bottle of Heineken. Joey defends Uncrustables. PLUS: A bombshell involving Beer Advocate.
September 22, 2017
24 - Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Who says you can't drink cold cans in cold weather? The boys are joined by special guest Spencer Morris, who brings along his favorite winter-time beer--and it's a thick one. Grocery store lines are debated at length.
September 15, 2017
23 - Pabst Blue Ribbon
The boys finally drink the blue ribbon winner. A popular segment is renamed, and the question on everyone's minds is revealed: who is Brian's real father?
September 8, 2017
22 - Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
The hoppiest IPA in Cold Cans history is reviewed. The hustle of life is examined. The boys get into a fight.
September 1, 2017
21 - Blue Moon
It's the big 2-1, folks! The boys celebrate Cold Cans' 21st birthday by drinking Blue Moon, rattling off stories about the drunken times of yore, and complimenting an innovative man named Keith. PLUS, listeners share their 21st birthday stories.
August 25, 2017
20 - Tecate
With special guest Brooks Erickson (@brooksmatic) in studio, the boys go south of the border to sample two 40s of Tecate while talking cranberries, conspiracies, and communism. A new segment debuts.
August 18, 2017
19 - Spotted Cow
It's #spottedcowweek and the boys are joined by special guest and Spotted Cow superfan Devon Glocke to break down the best beer in Wisconsin. Devon roasts the DMV, Nick fires off a scorching-hot take, and Joey discusses the amenities of the sea.
August 11, 2017
18 - Michelob Ultra
The boys are sick of The Man keeping them down, calories adding up, and beer tasting good. On their quest to turn into efficient American machines, they look to Michelob Ultra.
August 4, 2017
17 - Blatz
It's Blatz week! The boys get nostalgic over the liquid gold and enlist the help of lead researcher Casey Reierson, who attends Blatzfest.
July 28, 2017
16 - O'Doul's
They're here. They're drinking near-beer. Get used to it. The boys needed a cleanse so they went without alcohol for a week. They discuss the relationship between drinking habits and getting older, while sipping a fine O'Doul's.
July 21, 2017
15 - Palisades Pineapple
With the help of the Princess Queen of Pineapples, herself, the boys analyze this fruit-forward, refreshing ale. Special guest Brittaney Bunjong talks about her favorite beers and gives advice on pairing beer with food.
July 14, 2017
14 - Rodenbach Grand Cru
The studio is flooded (investigation ongoing), so the boys are drinking beers in a conference room. What better setting for a beer considered one of the best in the world?
July 7, 2017
13 - America (Budweiser)
Let freedom ring, folks. The boys celebrate the 4th of July weekend the only way they know how--drinking too many Cold Cans. Nick, a masochist and idiot, also drinks another Smirnoff Ice.
June 30, 2017
12 - Swivelhead Red IRA
The guys actually talk about beer for some of the show as they discuss brewery tours and the beauty of brew pubs. Nick talks about the time he witnessed a bar fight in Bend, Oregon.
June 23, 2017
11 - Miller 64
"To be happy, consume our product." Do we need to fit into societal pressures, beauty standards, and skinny jeans? The guys investigate while staying hydrated with a Miller 64.
June 16, 2017
10 - Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier
Say it with us now: Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier! Great, now you owe the trademark holder five cents...The boys discuss copyright and intellectual property while sipping on that smooth, summertime beverage.
June 9, 2017
9 - Crikey IPA
Local beers. They're everywhere these days, and that's a very good thing. The guys review a local Seattle IPA and discuss what it means to embrace your locality in a global society.
June 2, 2017
8 - Rolling Rock
"33" What does it mean? The guys discuss the shocking results of their investigations into the meaning behind the mysterious "33" printed on every bottle and can of Rolling Rock. They also drink a Rolling Rock.
May 26, 2017
7 - Smirnoff Ice
Getting iced is not so nice. The boys gut through that syrupy, viral sensation--Smirnoff Ice.
May 19, 2017
6 - Ayinger Bräu Weisse
"Everybody's an expert." The boys, who are expert beer reviewers, take on the concept of ranking subjective experiences, like tasting beer, while they taste a beer (finally, a decent one).
May 12, 2017
5 - Longboard Lager
Liquid Aloha. The guys are drinking Longboard Lager to see if a sip of paradise is enough to cure those wintertime blues.
May 5, 2017
4 - Rainier
Beers, Not Bears. Joey and Nick get knocked down, get back up again, then rate and review the PNW classic, Rainier.
April 28, 2017
3 - Molson Canadian
Cold Cans goes to Canada. The boys go bottoms up with a beer that's big north of the border, with a special guest appearance from two Canadian Correspondents -- Braden (@avs1933) and Nik.
April 21, 2017
2 - Olympia
Changes. Joey and Nick discuss the evolution of the Olympia beer brand, which leads into a look at their own personal journeys through life so far.
April 14, 2017
1 - Miller Lite
Welcome to Cold Cans. The guys kick off their journey to find the top 100 beers of all time with a taste of the legendary brew that's close to their hearts--Miller Lite.
April 7, 2017