The Mixed Six Podcast

The Mixed Six Podcast


The Mixed Six is a variety podcast structured around beer reviews. For every 10-15 minute segment, we start with a quick beer review. From there, we launch into a wide variety of topics: anything ranging from movies, board games, politics, sports, ph...Show More

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Ep. 24: Mandatory Electric Tae-bo

1:53:31 | Oct 15th, 2017

Hey all! We’re back with another free episode. If you like what you hear, consider getting some extra episodes by backing our Patreon. Sun King Brewing’s Osiris: Marrying Mr. Darcy is a great game that exemplifies how mechanics are enough to carry th...Show More

Ep. 51: They Deleted the Tweet!

1:15:18 | Dec 9th, 2018

We got caught! Cheese-it! It’s the fuzz! (Just go with it; it’ll make sense in a second) Anyway, we did an episode on the run from the beer assassins come to exact revenge. We talk about Christmas decorations, writing utensils, and a crack cereal-mas...Show More

Ep. 50: The Stillwater Retirement

1:26:14 | Dec 2nd, 2018

It is our 50th episode. Absolutely crazy things have come this far. Thank you so much for helping us make this silly show so big and successful. To celebrate on our end, we brought in nearly an entire episode of our fan favorite brewer: Stillwater Ar...Show More

Ep. 49: Beer Wizard

1:25:06 | Nov 18th, 2018

You know what people love? Holiday-themed segments in podcasts posted WELL after the holiday has past. Even better? If it’s an advice question whose utility has long ago expired? You know who has two thumbs and is great at podcasting? (visual joke…an...Show More

Ep. 48: Drunken Masters

1:26:50 | Nov 11th, 2018

If you haven’t yet, check out the official Mixed Six boardgame, Party Fowl, on pre-order today! I want to start off this podcast by letting everyone know that my Dad could beat up your Dad in a fake fight with fictional martial arts. Just try to come...Show More

Ep. 47: Sour Apples

1:21:16 | Oct 21st, 2018

Unless you’re listening to the fine audio stylings of the Mixed Six, you can’t win them all. For instance, we can’t win them all with beer tastings; sometimes you come up snake eyes on the ratings system…and the rating system is made by Spencer. Real...Show More

Ep. 46: ミクスト・六本のビール

1:34:07 | Oct 14th, 2018

Oh god… He did it. He finally did it. A E S T H E T I C M.I.A. Beer Company Miami Weiss Hefeweizen-Style Ale: Dissecting Our Fun tackles the perpetual problem of how many people to invite to a boardgame night. Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison, Saison ...Show More

Ep. 45: Getting In Snakepit

1:25:31 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Against all our better judgments, Spencer has insisted on another food based rating system. We…we really can’t stop him at this point. He seems fully intent on destroying the podcast with his Ahab-like quest to antagonize our entire fanbase. Please d...Show More

Ep. 44: Father Figure is a Dealbreaker

1:37:18 | Sep 9th, 2018

It’s Maddy’s final episode state-side, and what better way to say goodbye than to drink a bunch of beers on a microphone (incidentally, this is also how we said “hello” and “it’s a Tuesday”; it’s the only language we know). Before we send our ambassa...Show More

The Mixed Six Live at Gen Con 2018

46:27 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Hey folks! We’re running a bit behind on Snippets of Adventure due to some health problems (nothing serious; just con crud). But we didn’t want to leave everyone hanging while we waited to record again. Here’s a recording of the MX6 Live show at GenC...Show More

Ep. 43: Welcome to Cheese Month

1:26:54 | Aug 12th, 2018

Look…sometimes you look back at your rating system and realize all the rating systems you’ve come up with in the last month have something to do with cheese. It happens to the best of us. Diets are hard, y’all. Best to point it out early and move on....Show More

Ep. 42: Another Bacon Beer on the Barbie

1:41:52 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Our friend Maddy flew around the world to visit us for a recording! Considering one of the beers she brought, her continued presence on the show is…questionable. It makes for a fun listen though, even if Spencer’s tongue never recovers. Barossa Valle...Show More

Ep. 41: Hibiscus Seems Like an Elf Flavor

1:37:54 | Jul 9th, 2018

We’re finally back to recording after a long June of convention travel. We also have a guest this episode! Long-time collaborator Maddy flew in from Australia to hang with us. She’s a bit too jet-lagged to say much this episode, but she’ll be back wi...Show More

Ep. 40: The Scooby Snacks are Heroin

1:32:45 | Jun 17th, 2018

I already named an episode based off a bad hot dog pun…then Spencer did this rating system. Frankly, I’m at a loss. I’ve just been totally sabotaged. Let’s get this over with. The episode is pretty okay, I guess. Blue Mountain Barrel House Series Dar...Show More

Ep 39: Meerkat Smuggling

1:42:54 | Jun 4th, 2018

Please don’t forget to back Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks. It’s the boardgame that Mixed Six has been designing as far back as episode 11! We’re back at it again with the high-octane, summer blockbuster of a podcast that you’ve all come to know...Show More

Ep. 38: Tamagatchi Morality Play

1:48:24 | May 21st, 2018

We’re back with a new episode! We talk about toys, cosplay, birthday songs, and a number of other very adult topics. Thanks for tuning in. Founders Brewing KBS: In Dissecting Our Fun, we throw the concept of the gaming tournament on the slab and see ...Show More

Ep. 37: The Cider Irony

1:43:42 | May 7th, 2018

You’ve been asking for it, so we finally bring you the all-cider episode! Fearing the ABV of such beverages would fail to provide our podcast engine the accustomed amount of lubrication, we did some preventative maintenance (read: pre-drinking) befor...Show More

Ep. 36: The Dangers of Couples Podcasting

1:37:18 | Apr 16th, 2018

Hey-ooo! It’s time for the Mixed Six again. This week, Sara and Brandy join the show to see what all the fuss is about. It’s twice the show with twice the hosts. If you like it, let us know in the comments so we can convince them to come back (hopefu...Show More

Ep. 35: DeVostitutes

1:37:08 | Apr 1st, 2018

Our friend Baz is in town this week for an episode as jam-packed with content as Producer Ross’s table was packed with portly men. We got mock drafts, pairings, rapid fire question answering, and tasty beverages galore. Join us! Jolly Pumpkin Artisan...Show More

Ep 34: Stillwater Did It!

1:43:15 | Mar 18th, 2018

Producer Ross has returned! People sent us stuff! We didn’t get poisoned! Really, there’s just so much to be grateful for in this episode, it’s impossible to write it all down. You’ll have to listen to the episode to get it all. Founder’s Lizard of K...Show More

A Mixed Six Sampler

1:55:04 | Mar 11th, 2018

We’ve been doing this awhile, huh? If you’re new to The Mixed Six, we have enough episodes to cut together something like a clip show. Give it a listen and see if you like what we’re about. Scholarly Count Orlok’s Black Pumpkin Ale: Dissecting Our Fu...Show More

Ep. 33: Is a Hot Dog a Podcast?

1:31:49 | Mar 11th, 2018

We ask the deep questions here on The Mixed Six: the questions other media outlets are afraid to ask. Join us for a fearless inquiry into the very foundations of phenomenology! Also, we drink some beers from North Carolina, so there’s that too. Highl...Show More

Ep. 32: Stout Lads

1:41:42 | Feb 18th, 2018

Caleb is re-appropriating the term adults used to call him fat by drinking as many Stouts as possible this episode. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be helping his weight problem, but, by god, it makes for good listening! Join us for an all stout epi...Show More


1:41:37 | Feb 4th, 2018

If the wheat has you down, do we ever have an episode for you. In an effort to help our gluten intolerant loved ones, this episode is all gluten-free beer. We can’t promise gluten-free conversation though: we say the word a lot. Gluten gluten gluten....Show More

Ep. 30: Sunday Morning Love Triangles

1:47:33 | Jan 21st, 2018

Welcome back! We’re hear to paint tragic comic strip narratives and fix your love lives. You know, the usual stuff. Here’s what to expect in this exciting new episode. Mars Community Brewing Ruby’s Tears Gose Style Ale with Hibiscus and Coriander: In...Show More

Ep. 29: Drinking the Forms

1:51:14 | Jan 7th, 2018

Howdy everyone! Welcome back to The Mixed Six. Like Greek philosophers of old, join us as we stroll the gardens and parthenon, discussing the nature of truth and important topics of the day. But we’ll be more buzzed because our beer has more alcohol ...Show More

Ep. 28: About That ‘Booch Life

1:31:02 | Dec 25th, 2017

Welcome back! We’re back with another episode, another hangover, and another of Spencer’s crazy kombucha cures. Enjoy! Olympic Brewery’s Mythos: In Dissecting Our Fun, Ken R. wonders what we think about hidden identity games as a mechanic. Four Hands...Show More

Ep. 27: Choby is Horny for Vlad

1:47:38 | Dec 10th, 2017

Rob Sith, creator of The Orpheus Protocol, came to visit us with rare beers and even better conversation. Check out our very special guest episode in this edition of The Mixed Six. Three Floyds Zombie Dust: In Dissecting Our Fun, we’re forced to pick...Show More

Ep. 26: I Am Become Pumpkin Spice, Destroyer of Palettes

1:34:31 | Nov 19th, 2017

Spencer decided to assault our tongues with gourds this episode, so I hope y’all like yourself some pumpkin. As the hosts throw pumpkin down their throats like teens trying to vandalize their own stomachs, consider backing our Patreon if you haven’t ...Show More

Extra Hot Takes on Ice: Metatopia 2017

26:05 | Nov 16th, 2017

Spencer and I went to Metatopia for the first time to playtest our new game, Party Fowl. It’s a nifty little convention that not a lot of people get to attend, so we thought we would share our thoughts with an extra, free Hot Takes on Ice episode. So...Show More

Ep. 25: Belated October Oktoberfest

1:47:03 | Nov 5th, 2017

Welcome back everyone! We didn’t want to let October go by without celebrating Oktoberfest and thus, ironically, being two months late instead of one. Enjoy this themed episode of Oktoberfest brews! Odell Brewing Co Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager: In...Show More

Ep. 23: Mrs. Gas-Spewing Metal Orb

1:54:31 | Oct 2nd, 2017

The Destiny 2 servers were down for maintenance, so we managed to get a podcast out in-between fixes. If, like us, you have also been released from your virtual prison long enough to listen, we’d appreciate it if you checked out our Patreon before we...Show More

Ep. 22: Ross Didn’t Read It Either

1:34:38 | Sep 16th, 2017

Well, here goes the end of Caleb’s podcasting career and public existence. It was a good run while it lasted. Why exactly is this the end for our intrepid hero? Listen to the new episode and find out! Sun King Brewery’s Dragon’s Delight: Five Tribes ...Show More

Ep. 21: Party Fowl

1:42:50 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack. Quack quack quack quack; quack quack, quack? Quack quack. (If you’re the target demographic for the new, original Mixed Six card game we announce in this episode, you understand...Show More

Ep. 20: Does What It Says on the Tin

1:59:01 | Aug 19th, 2017

Another podcast episode coming at y’all — if you don’t pay for it, lucky for you it’s a freebie. If you do back the Patreon, you’re a saint and we love you. We’ll have an extra geared up for you next week. Until then, enjoy!   Deschutes Swiveled Red ...Show More

Ep. 19: This Entire Episode Was the Mistake

1:47:48 | Aug 6th, 2017

I PROMISE YOU THIS IS EPISODE 19. We recorded this before realizing that we have to do a separate numbering system for the Patreon extras, so forgive our mislabeling. As you know, Producer Ross does not edit things. Still high off the thrill of hitti...Show More

Ep. 18: The Baking Draft

1:49:03 | Jul 17th, 2017

Welcome! You may notice that there are six beers in this episode. Don’t worry; you didn’t win the lottery; it’s a result of hitting our first Patreon milestone! Now, everyone at our $2 level and above gets a whole extra episode. For those on the free...Show More

Ep. 17: Ray of Light Beers

1:55:13 | Jul 1st, 2017

Quick: everybody vogue! Now everybody listen to episode 17! Now go back the Patreon and listen to the full episode! Vogue again! Tell Spencer my Madonna rating system is great! Vogue one more time! Crooked Stave’s L’ Brett d’ Raspberry: In Dissecting...Show More

Ep. 16: The Soothing Sounds of Paul Hollywood

1:15:41 | Jun 18th, 2017

Welcome back! I hope all of you are keeping up with your votes in The Cage Match 2017. Until the ultimate showdown arrives, we have a regular episode for you. Remember: the first five are free, and beer six is available on the Patreon. Let’s get to i...Show More

Ep. 15: Spicy Flubs

1:19:23 | Jun 6th, 2017

Welcome! We’re back with 5-6 beers and topics, ready for your listening pleasure. If you like what we do here and want to support the show, hit us up on Patreon to get the full six-pack experience. If not, we love you all the same and thanks for list...Show More

Ep. 14: This Might Be a Love Glove

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

Greetings little podcast kittens. Episode 14 is here to groom your ears. If you want all six beers, hit us up on the Patreon. If not, thanks for listening anyway and please rate and review on Itunes. Be sure to note our Mixed Six Video Contest: if yo...Show More

BONUS: The Mixed Six Goes To Mother’s

0:00 | May 9th, 2017

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Mother’s Brewing Tasting Room to record an episode with their beer experts. As they so generously hosted us, we figured we’d put it up as a freebie for newcomers and patreon veterans alike. Kick back with a c...Show More

Ep. 13: The S’mores Betrayal

1:27:56 | May 6th, 2017

Welcome back (except for those of you with trikaideckaphobia; we understand and we’ll see you in a few weeks). In this episode, Producer Ross and Caleb start by poisoning Spencer and things only get better from there. We hit some old favorites and tr...Show More

Ep. 12: Time Travelin’

1:19:43 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Welcome to episode 12! We’re entertaining diplomat Baz from the untamed wilds of the West, and he came bearing gifts. Here’s hoping you enjoy our three-way pontificate. As always, if you want the full version, don’t forget to check us out on Patreon....Show More

Ep. 11: In Which Spencer is Wrong

1:24:55 | Apr 7th, 2017

Welcome back! Try to hold back your rage at my co-host’s shameful cinematic tastes long enough to listen to the fantastic episode we have for you. Spanning & Sensatie from Bodegraven: In a brand-new segment called Travel Hangover, Spencer reports on ...Show More

Ep. 10: Kurt Vonnegut’s Animorphs

1:09:22 | Mar 26th, 2017

We made it to episode 10! It’s time for a celebration! Not as big as the celebration we’ll have for episode 65, when we surpass the number of volumes in K.A. Applegate’s magnum opus – that party is going to be a rager – but a celebration nonetheless....Show More

Ep. 9: The Remake After the Flop that was Ep. 9

1:20:04 | Mar 12th, 2017

Welcome to episode 9 REDUX! This is your five-beer freecast version. For that sixth beer goodness, hit us up on Patreon. Bell’s Brewery Robust Porter: We Dissect Our Fun with Dragonwood and the lure of simplicity in design. Ommegang Brewery’s Rare Vo...Show More

Episode 8: I’ll Have a Blue-Ribbon Stag Shandy Corona

1:20:15 | Feb 26th, 2017

Episode Ocho! Welcome to the free, 5-beer and topic version of The Mixed Six. If you’re a backer of our Patreon (or wish to become one) head on over there to grab your premium version of the episode and vote on future content. This is our first episo...Show More

Hot Takes on Ice 2: Legion, Weirdness, and Fan Responsibility

22:35 | Feb 25th, 2017

Thanks to the fantastic listener feedback, we’re going to add Hot Takes on Ice into regular rotation. The plan is to record at least two a month (maybe more) everytime we lay down a regular episode. While we wait for Producer Ross to do his editing m...Show More

Hot Takes on Ice: SuperBowl Ads

26:56 | Feb 15th, 2017

We’re trying something new! Our wonderful patrons often suggest segment topics that are way too topical for our production schedule. Talking about current events with our current recording arrangement mean episodes wouldn’t drop until months later. L...Show More

Ep. 7: Like the 47 Ronin Committing Seppuku on My Tongue

1:10:03 | Feb 12th, 2017

What’s up! It’s episode 7 time! This is our first episode planned with patron feedback. If you want to get in on voting for floating segments, suggesting beers, asking questions, and dictating sub-topics, be sure to check us out at Patreon. Samuel Sm...Show More

Episode 6: That Green Bottle Should Have Been a Red Flag

1:06:47 | Jan 29th, 2017

What’s up?! It’s time again for our five-beer, free-cast for Episode 6. We recorded this one right after episode 5, so language and concepts start off a little…slippery. If you want to hear our 6th (aka 12th!) beer rambling, it’s up on the Patreon. W...Show More

Episode 5: Tears for a Pig

1:06:27 | Jan 28th, 2017

Greetings! Here’s our five-beer free-cast for Episode 5. If you want more, it’s up on the Patreon. Got questions? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below. Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about how absolutely fl...Show More

Episode 4: Shaft as a Grief Counselor

1:03:11 | Jan 13th, 2017

Shut yo mouth! (Not really, we love you all) Welcome to Episode 4! If you’re in for the long-haul and want a full, six-beer podcast, head on over to our Patreon and help us out with a donation. If you spent all your money on beer, we certainly unders...Show More

Episode 3: Alcoholic Trust Fall

1:02:06 | Dec 31st, 2016

Howdy! Episode 3 is our first episode on the new Patreon model. We’ll keep dropping free, five-beer episodes here, but if you want that heady sixth beer stuff, stop by our Patreon and donate at the Last Call level. We’d really appreciate it. If you h...Show More

Episode 2: S’mores Rage

1:28:15 | Dec 15th, 2016

Welcome to episode 2! Be sure to check us out on Patreon. This is the last preview episode before we start dropping extra content on our beloved patrons. Oatmeal Stout by Free State Brewing Company AND El Gose by Avery: In this week’s Dissecting Our ...Show More

Episode 1: The Dream of Deducting Our Booze

1:24:14 | Dec 15th, 2016

On The Mixed Six, we drink six beers and have six conversations. It’s a variety show that slurs its speech, and this is the very first episode. Let us know what you think in the comments. Mother’s Brewing Company’s Imperial Three Blind Mice: In Profe...Show More