Happy Hour Todcast Episode 128

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Synopsis: In this week’s episode, we mostly talk about how bitter I am that the newspaper business is run by cowards. But there’s other, more interesting stuff going on as well.

Regret the Error:

In last week’s episode, in discussing metro drinks, I made it sound as if metro drinks are merely a matter of taste. They are not. Consider the following analogy: As chain restaurants rose to dominance, people stopped expecting good food from restaurants. As a result, the mid-priced non-chain family restaurant is all but dead. I worry about a future wherein I cannot find a good mid-priced whiskey because all whiskey is either incredibly shitty mixer whiskey or fantastically priced quality whiskey. If we reach that point, I reserve the right to punch anyone I see holding a metro drink.

You have been warned. 

Todd’s Two Cents:

In a bid to improve his writing, Todd picked up a copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. He was confused about what he really needed to know about style and what was already out of date. (For example: in that last sentence Strunk and White would have preferred, “what already was out of date” I think.)

The Internet has made many of the rules a little wobbly, but, we decided, “More Easier” is still unacceptable.

Seven Days of Todd Man Out:

Monday: Deck Party and Todcast Live!

Tuesday: Summer White Party, Sobos

Wednesday: Game night at Burley

Thursday: Lighthouse Sound WOCM Listener Appreciation Party, Full Circle,

Friday: Bon and Bentley at Burley

Saturday: Party Zone.

Sunday: Burley Oak Party. (Tickets are still available for $10 at Burley).

State of the Beer:

In this week’ State of the Beer, Bryan announced Burley will be brewing a Berliner Weiße which, like Champagne, can only be called such if it is brewer in Berlin. This is not a problem for him.

The beer is a traditional German beer that is brewers and quickly soured. It is so sour, in fact, that it is served with a side of fruit syrup to cut the edge. We can’t wait to give it a try.

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Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies, dailies and destination websites including OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com. Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer (2014) and Delaware Beer (2016). He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their dog and cat comfortable.