Pickled Eggs & Cold Beer

--- Eric Drummond Smith ---

A podcast where we review the mass-produced beers and discuss their place in our culture, politics, history, and economy. And of course get wildly off course and laugh like crazy people
Brought to you by Eric Drummond Smith of Pickled Eggs & Cold Beer

Latest Episodes…

  1. Episode 15: Foster's Lager with Brent Treash

    William and Ralph were Irish-American brothers who immigrated from New York to Melbourne, Australia in 1886.  Three years later they were producing their first beers for local consumption, and three years after that their brew became the first Australian beer export, sent to South Africa to bolster the spirits of ...


  2. Episode 14: Moosehead Lager with Squire Brendan Roche

    Earlier this week the United States and her sister to the north, Canada, managed to avoid a cataclysmic trade war when the two nations grudgingly came to an agreement on revisions to the all-important NAFTA treaty.  In celebration of this news we’re talking about a beer that, while making up ...


  3. Episode 13: The Hunt for Red Oktoberfest

    In 1810 Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildberg – the occasion was marked with a folk festival centered around horseraces, games, music, and tremendous quantities of beer and food.  Apparently everyone really enjoyed themselves so the folks of Munich decided to make it an annual event ...


  4. Episode 12: Old Milwaukee with Eli Wentz

    First brewed in 1849 by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, today’s beer, remained with Schlitz until 1982 when it was acquired by Stroh Brewing of Detroit, who in turn managed it until 2000 when it was acquired by that little giant of breweries, Pabst.  Today representing itself with World War ...


  5. Episode 11: Budweiser with Jumpin' Joe Reiff

    The ancient Greeks argued there were three fundamental types of ethical government, distinguished by the number of people allowed to participate in the legislative process – democracies, aristocracies, and monarchies.  They argued that for each of these forms of government there was a parallel, but fundamentally exploitative negative equivalent – ...