Ep 39 – Confessions of a Mormon Beer Snob

Written by on January 14, 2014

Another listener essay for you. This was submitted by Chad. Matt and Jesse join him for the panel discussion. This one is smooth and delicious. Or something like that. Enjoy.

  1. Zeezrom   On   January 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Four of the five areas I served in on my mission only had 20 to 40 people attending. It was great except when family feuds broke out and we would lose a third of the congregation. Learning the ward history and politics of a new area was always a special treat.
    On another note, your timing with this episode is totally inspired. I’ve been thinking a lot again about removing my name, but Chad has me looking at it a little differently. #everythinghappensforareason #godknowsus #soseriouslyblessed

  2. Origami   On   January 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Loved the podcast. A post Cwald made on a forum was the reason that I checked out the “Infants” in the first place. I am a Cache Valley Beer Snob and really related to this discussion on every point. I’m jealous of having the Oregon Microbreweries close, but thankfully there is a great selection of Oregon Beer for sale locally. I’ll be drinking some Rogue Dead Guy Ale to your health tonight. Thanks for making these great podcasts, keep it up.

  3. cwald   On   January 19, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Well, I have to be honest, I liked the essay. The interview part…not so much. I was pretty well half drunk…and I think it’s obvious because even myself when I listened to it I kept thinking, “what the fucqk did I just say?”
    Anyway, thanks Matt, Jesse and Glenn for letting me be part of the podcast and tell my story. If you ever need a beer expert for a podcast, give me a call.
    I tip my glass.
    Oh…and I loved the Strange Brew clips.

  4. Jaime   On   May 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I enjoyed both the essay and interview. Chad, a childhood friend of mine lives in Weston and I get the feeling that the Weston Mormons are pretty liberal minded when it comes to coffee! Was that the case when you were growing up there?
    I could relate to your reasons (and Matt’s) for choosing not to resign. I went that route for almost five years. I rejected the idea of having to jump through their hoops and somehow giving them authority which I no longer believed they had.
    However, I finally sent a short email on behalf of my little family because I got tired of people I didn’t know from the local ward knocking on my door, sending letters to my boys, approaching my boys at soccer games and at school and primary teachers (who were strangers) showing up on my doorstep with candy and stuffed toy animals telling my youngest boy how much they loved and missed him. WTF?!?
    So, yes, I resigned because I felt that it was one thing for me to make a symbolic point with my middle finger raised and defiantly choose to not resign, but another for me to leave that door open for them to stalk my young children. Hopefully they won’t be hounded by Mormons in the future.

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