Season 2

Adjunct Series: Blueberry Beer

Sept. 13, 2022

This week we take our beer Adjunct Series into the wild world of blueberries! That’s right, we’re trying four different styles of beers from four different breweries to tell you the best way to enjoy fruit in your beer. W…

2 Year Anniversary: Drew Turns 40, Adam Moves to Austin

Aug. 23, 2022

The Beering Ain’t Easy Podcast is celebrating it’s two year anniversary! We bring back original co-founder Adam onto the show to talk about his move to Austin, Drew turning forty, and Ryan’s bathroom etiquette conundrum. P…

Glassware Experiments and the Houston Block Party

Aug. 10, 2022

It’s been a wild month for the Beering Ain’t Easy podcast, and we’re glad to be back on the air bringing you another one of our patented beer experiments, this time testing whether specialty beer glassware makes a difference…

Brewery Shakeups and Recession Beers

July 6, 2022

It’s a wild world out there folks - fiercely independent breweries selling to macro-breweries, the Houston beer scene rotating owners and brewers like musical chairs, gasoline costing more than craft beer, and hot dog eating…

Things Dads Say

June 14, 2022

In honor of Father’s Day upcoming, we discuss the transformation everyone must go through when becoming a dad: solitary hobbies, grilling expertise, awkward friend-making, and most importantly, the dad jokes. We talk about …

Gluten Free Beer

May 31, 2022

Have you ever tried a Gluten Free Beer? How are they made without barley or wheat? What’s the difference between Gluten Free and Gluten Reduced? The Beering Ain’t Easy Podcast will answer these questions and more as Drew’…

What Beer Tastes Best Warm?

May 17, 2022

Who wants a nice warm beer? Yeah, we thought so. But as parents, we’ve found that our kids often distract us mid beer at parties or events and leave us with a lovely can of lukewarm. Which led us to an experiment to explo…

Bad Astronaut Brewing

May 3, 2022

This week we bring you an exclusive sneak peak of Bad Astronaut Brewing, a major brewpub coming to Houston’s Hardy Yards later this year! Chris and brewmaster Rocky walk us through their concepts for the space, their extens…

Gelatinize My Oats: Oatmeal Stout Blind Tasting

April 19, 2022

Upon seeing the early signs of summer weather in Houston, Ryan and Drew decide to send off stout season in style via a Beering Ain’t Easy patented blind tasting! This time we put three Oatmeal Stouts head-to-head, including…

The Fruited Sour Episode

April 5, 2022

Can Fruited Sours sweep you away on a tropical vacation from standard craft beers, or should they only be served at the kids table? Will we uncover health benefits unbeknownst to our hosts? We bring on two guests from the n…

If You Pour It, They Will Come: Featuring Star Sailor

March 22, 2022

We continue on our quest to highlight great guests from the beer industry, and this week we're joined by Marin, owner of one of Houston's best beer bars - Star Sailor. We'll hear all about the entrepreneurial challenges of…

The Hops and Grain Supply Chain

March 8, 2022

We bring on special guest Ryan Leer to hear about how his passions for homebrewing and videography mashed together into a career at Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a subsidiary of Rahr Malting. We’ll hear about the craft beer b…

Houston vs. Dallas: The Texas Showdown

Feb. 22, 2022

Houston versus Dallas - A sibling rivalry of Texas-sized proportions. The Beering Ain’t Easy podcast will settle the debate once and for all as we battle two Houston and two Dallas hazy IPA’s, blind tasting style. Is this …

The Hype Beer Economy

Feb. 8, 2022

What are your thoughts on the hype beer market that is driving craft beer nerds across the globe to empty their pockets for a rare beer find? Is this bad economics or the future of marketing? Can you drive up huge interest…

Beerfest: 15 Years Later

Jan. 25, 2022

In this episode, we revisit the cult classic Beerfest 15 years later to see if the movie withstood the test of time. What has been its impact to drinking competitions and the beer industry in general? Is it still funny? And …

Dallas Beers and PBR Tweets

Jan. 11, 2022

We pick two breweries from Dallas to go head to head, Peticolas Brewing Company and Manhattan Project Beer, in an IPA vs. IPA and Winter Ale vs. Winter Ale battle. Plus we cover the highly scandalous and hilarious serious o…

What Counts as a Christmas Beer?

Dec. 21, 2021

There are a lot of winter and “Christmas” beers that come out around the holidays, but do they all really count as Christmas beers? We take three completely different styles of “Christmas” beers and put them to the test to …

The Hop Tea Experiment

Dec. 14, 2021

The Beering Ain’t Easy Podcast is back at it again with a patented beer experiment! This time we make teas out of three different types of hops and see if we can identify them based on their expected flavor profile. And so…

Sticky Situation: Peanut Butter Stouts

Nov. 30, 2021

It’s Peanut Butter Stout Time, Peanut Butter Stout Time! We’ll stack up four peanut butter stouts in a taste-off to find out which is the peanut-butteriest while Ryan educates us on the history of adjuncts and how peanut bu…

The Intersection of Beer and Sports

Nov. 16, 2021

What is the best sport to watch while drinking? To play while drinking? While we’re at it, what is a sport anyway? Do things like golf, Nascar, horse racing, and bowling count? What is your criteria for defining a sport …

What Draws You to a Brewery?

Nov. 2, 2021

What draws you to breweries? Other than the beer of course! We poll the audience and tap into Ryan’s brewery connection to find out the truth. Plus, Adam and Drew lament over a challenging solar system science project assi…

A Guide to the Houston Beer Scene With Sylvia, The Houston Beer Mother

Oct. 19, 2021

The Beering Ain’t Easy podcast gets the low down on the Houston Beer Scene in this awesome interview with Houston Beer Influencer Sylvia, aka the @houstonbeermother! Sylvia has been following the Houston beer scene since th…

The Second Annual Oktoberfest Battle

Oct. 5, 2021

Some things are best repeated, so we rekindled the magic from last year and brought back the Oktoberfest Battle! 4 Beers - Local vs. State vs. National vs. International - and only one winner! Come join us while we talk O…

Season 2 Trailer

Sept. 28, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of the Beering Ain't Easy Podcast!

The HTOWN Brewery Challenge

Sept. 21, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of the Beering Ain’t Easy Podcast! We’re bringing you all the best parts of season one but adding on the #HTOWNBREWERYCHALLENGE, a quest to visit every brewery within 50 miles of Houston, TX. Come meet…