Episode 15: who are you, Archimedes?

It’s business as usual at 2 songs 2 beers Towers. Beer talk, song writing talk (including a new song which Mike has brought to the band), and Spotify recommendations fill this episode to the frothy brim.

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Episode 14: Highway to Hellyer

The 2 songs 2 beers posse hit the road

for a retrospective roadtrip to meet the man that inspired this podcast, Mike’s Dad, Tony Hellyer. We load up the van with our gear and some recording equipment and head down to have a day of jamming and recording at Mike’s parent’s place.

Signature Brew kindly sent us off with a legendary selection of beers to keep us quenched as we (Dad) rocked out. If you needed more of a reason to drink their beers, it would be that Tom Bott and company are thoroughly nice human beings.

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Episode 13: Music and Beer Chat with Signature Brew’s Tom Bott

We chat to Tom Bott from Signature Brew about their beer collaborations with acts such as Tigercub, Rodney P and Enter Shikari. Tom talks us through the process of how these limited edition beers are planned and executed and also how one of their beers ended up on tap at The Foo Fighters Arms.

Beers in this episode:

Safe Mode (Collaboration with Tigercub)

Live Up! (Collaboration with Rodney P)

Nightliner Coffee Porter

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Episode 12: Songwriting with Grapefruit Fran

The band get back together after the Christmas break to talk about Scottish beers, more Spotify recommendations and a detailed walk-through of the writing process for a half-finished song, aptly titled “Half the Devil”.

We hope you enjoy it, even if you’re not a Grapefruit Fran!

Episode 11: The Family Christmas Special

Christmas is a time for family and friends…and beer!

We all met up in Colin’s house to have a little shindig with good food, good beer and good company.

Proper Christmas traditions of playing games, singing and allowing the little ones to stay up late were all observed!

Thank you so much for listening throughout the year and we hope you continue to listen in the New Year.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us!

Episode 10: Beer tasting and music chat with Joseph Hurst of the New Zealand Beer Collective

The guys get in an expert to teach them and you, the listener, how to taste beer properly.

Joseph Hurst is the Head of Beer for New Zealand Beer Collective. As well being a beer aficianado he also has a fervent love of music. He talks about beer tasting and music with the guys before getting behind the microphone for a few songs.

Songs in this episode:

Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight – Spinal Tap

Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Beers in this episode:

Yeastie Boys – Bigmouth – Session IPA 4.4%

8 Wired – Hopwired IPA 7.3%

Tuatara Moolah – Imperial Stout 8.5%

Episode 9: He’s a bit of a Barley Wine

The guys go to the pub and chat about the beers they’ve ordered, the music they’re listening to at the moment and also throw some randomly selected words together to see if they can come up with a band name.

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Beers in this episode:

Watney’s IPA (Brands Reunited) – 5.5%ABV

Friar Weisse (Franciscan Well) – 4.7%ABV

Little Victories (Mondo Brewing Company) – 4.3%ABV

Episode 8: I like Genesis

DeWolff at Shoreditch Blues Kitchen

The band go on an outing to Blues Kitchen Shoreditch to see Dutch psychedelic blues rock outfit, DeWolff. We talk about the time Colin became the unexpected third wheel on a date, Paul Simon renditions in the middle of Shoreditch and we catch up on the names you suggested for our latest Twitter poll.

We also give our immediate post gig reactions and are joined by (friends of the podcast) Devon Julian and Jo Holloway as well as some random late night revellers!

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Beers featured on this episode’s Beertime:

Fourpure – Beartooth Brown Ale – 5%ABV

Magic Rock – Rapture Red Hop Ale – 4.6%ABV

The super awesome bonus episode

Bonus music compendium

This is a super special bonus episode featuring most of the covers we’ve done so far along with some original riffs, unheard beer reviews and a rant on the North American pronunciation of aluminium.

Thanks again for listening. We have some exciting episodes planned for the future so follow us on social media, subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review!

Episode 7: Howling in the Key of Mango

The band get back together for an international edition of Beertime. England takes on Iceland in a beery recreation of the Euro 2016 fixture, much to the delight of Mike and Colin.

We discuss the names of our previous bands and start throwing out ridiculous name ideas for the 2songs2beers band.

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All music in this episode was composed, performed and recorded (on a dinky Zoom H1 recorder) by Colin, Mike and Conor aka High Tea in Valhalla aka Rancid Raccoon aka Britney’s Haircut.

Thanks for listening!