A Podcast & A Beer – Dead Eyes

Anyone who has had someone chosen before them, will be able to relate to Dead Eyes, a new podcast that combines humor with great guests to a dissection of an event that happened 20 years ago.

You get cast in Band of Brothers but then Tom Hanks has second thoughts and suddenly, you are not in it anymore, not even in the tiny role you booked. All because of Dead Eyes.

Actors will really feel for the guy but everyone will be able to relate to the tale of woe that is now a defining part of Connor Ratliff’s life.

To pair with this podcast, I would pick beers with Brothers in the name likeWidmer Bros. or Two Brothers. Perhaps looks for beers with Band in the name, like Jam Band from Boulevard or Critical Band from Modern Times or to cover bases pick up Hollywood Acid from Brouwerij West.

Review – Castaway IPA from Kona Brewing

I get the occasional media sample of beers. Most don’t come stuffed inside a volleyball however. But Kona Brewing has always been creative with their packages.

You may have to reach back in your data bank but Castaway (the movie) featured Tom Hanks and a volleyball named Wilson. Castaway (the IPA) features Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe and Milenium hops.

It pours a bright orange. Very tropical on the nose. Pineapple and mango mainly. The taste is light with a hint of wheat. There is still a nice bit of bitterness amidst the fruit punch notes. There is a good amount of bubbles and a minor hint of spice as well.

This beer was free but I would gladly pay for it on tap. It is fruity and fun and delivers the Citra which I love without being muddled by competing hops.