Respect your Mother. True in life, and true in...craft beer? Definitely in Covington, KY, where Braxton Brewing is at the forefront of flavor, innovation, and a changing neighborhood. Oh, and you can drink your ice cream there. How? Press play, y'all. Press play. CHEERS!
*That we've shot video of, in the USA.
"When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?" The Happy Hour Guys? No. Obviously you call the Ghostbusters. But while you're waiting for Egon and Venkman to show up, quaff a couple with the local poltergeists. Here's a list of episodes we've shot at historic bars over the years, bars that might just have more than your regular share of parnormal activity:
The Old Talbott Tavern. Bardstown, KY: Hmm. I swear I put it on the chair. It's no longer on the chair. Also: Which were the most haunted rooms again?
The Jameson Tavern. Freeport, ME: Emily doesn't like the bread baskets.
The General Lafayette Inn. Lafayette Hill, PA: If you happen to be drinking with an old guy in a nightshirt, you might have a problem. (Now renovated and back in business as the Barren Hill Brewery.)
Pete's Tavern. NYC: This one is a don't-miss. You might share a booth with a literary ghost or two at one of the oldest bars in New York City.
McSorley's Old Ale House. NYC: The Happy Hour Guys shot their very first episode at what many say is the oldest bar in NYC. Houdini is said to have haunted this place in the form of a black cat. We'll stick with the Dark Beer.
Gettysburg, PA: Drinking at the site of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, there are ghosts aplenty, but the Happy Hour Guys may be most haunted by their puppetry in this episode.
Fraunces Tavern. NYC: George Washington drank here. And did some other stuff.
White Horse Tavern. NYC: Dylan Thomas, Under Milkwood? How about under the bar? Too soon? The Guys delve into the history of this literary watering hole.
Long before Snooki roamed the Jersey Shore, Manasquan was the site of one of NJ's only unsolved murders, at O'Neil's Beach House bar. Here, the guys tackle the mystery with a few pints and some mystery guests.
Mark takes his drinking life into his own hands as he explores Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy, PA. Freshly brewed beer, catacombs, ghosts…oh, my!
The Guys explore the Rogues Harbor Inn in NY's Finger Lakes region. House brewed beer, history, and some ghostly guests who linger on make for a good time. Honk if you love beer!
That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed our tour of historic and haunted bars. Keep an eye on us for all sorts of adventure in the world of craft beverages and where they come from. As always, we welcome your suggestions - where's your favorite haunt? (Boo....) Cheers!
In the fifth (!!) year of our great tradition, Mark, Jimmy, Squigs, Joe and AJ take a walk through all the great places, craft liquids and stories we've sampled this year. Enjoy!
Mark and Jimmy make their way all the way to Loretto, KY, to find out exactly why this venerable brand is so special. Cheers!
Mark and Jimmy make their way to Versailles, Kentucky to this fabled distillery. Craft Bourbon? Triple Distillation? Yes please!
Mark and Jimmy have been featured again over at the Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern Channel on YouTube. This episode they describe one of the 'perfect' ways to experience a bourbon, with tutoring by their friend Fred Noe of Jim Beam - the Kentucky Chew!
Find out exactly what "Barrel Proof" means when Jimmy and Mark make their way to Lawrenceburg, KY and Wild Turkey, hanging out with Master Distiller Eddie Russell. Like your bourbon as natural as it can get? Then this is your drink. Enjoy.