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It’s holiday season. This means there will be parties with sweets and booze.  Can you possibly stay healthy while navigating all the holiday parties?  Justin Cross, co-founder of Earn Your Booze (@earnyourbooze), says yes. Mike […]

No Fake Brews Podcast E.22: Earn Your Booze


The midterm elections saw record turnout in much of America. Even though about 60-percent of us voted, that’s not enough for Mike. He’s got a solution to boost voter turnout and is going to try […]

No Fake Brews Podcast E.21: Mandatory Voting


Perhaps you’ve been there searching on your phone looking for a restaurant and have become overwhelmed with all the choices. It happens to Rob and Lady Brewmance often. When it does happen they usually end […]

No Fake Brews Podcast E. 20: AZ Foodie On Picking ...



Mike grew up in Southern Cali as a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.   Rob was born near Boston routing for the Rex Sox.  Because their teams were playing for it all, they had to come up […]

The Brewmance World Series Bet.







Mike and Rob discuss Nike’s selection of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of their 30th Anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign on this episode of the #NoFakeBrews podcast.  What message is Nike really […]

No Fake Brews Podcast E. 16: Nike Picks Colin Kaepernick



I recently sailed off out of the port of Seattle for a week long Alaskan cruising adventure. After an amazing show by the Blue Angles over the Seattle skyline, it was time to set sail and get down to business. The business of finding good […]

I’m On A Boat With No IPAs.


As we head into Labor Day weekend, we thought we’d get together review a beer and have a chat.  On this #NoFakeBrews podcast we discuss masculinity.  Mike saw an ad for a clothing company, Bonobos. […]

No Fake Brews Podcast E.15: Defining Masculinity




Mike and Rob are back in the pool searching for great craft brews for drinking outside. Today, they are trying out Rogue‘s Hot Tub Scholarship Lager. How does it measure up? We’ll tell you.  There’s […]

Video Review: Rogue Hot Tub Scholarship Lager