Who We Are

Chip Mims

Born in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia, Chip overcame Cossacks and polar bears alike to make his way to the good Ole US of A just in time. After spending years wandering this great land, he finally understood his life’s true calling, dentistry, was out of reach. Depressed, he found himself in a bar drinking a Sam Adams Boston Lager and arguing with another patron over whose beer was the best. Once he had dispatched his neighbor, he realized he was pretty good at talking about beer. Luckily he found two other like-minded souls and with them co-founded the very podcast you are listening to today. Cheers!

First Beer: Miller High Life

Favorite Style of Beer: Lager

Desert Island Beer: I love all my children and cannot pick a fave!


Jennifer Balik

I spent several years of my adult life in New York City, but lack of access to Bojangles and real sweet tea led me back to North Carolina. After my triumphant return to the Old North State, I began a career in the beer marketing business about 8 years ago, and haven’t looked “bock” since.  Drinking malty scotch ales and doppelbocks helped introduce me to craft beer.  My passion is traveling, when I’m not planning my next trip I am usually planning an event or party.  My favorite part is deciding what to cook!  My favorite meal is brunch, which is way better than its close cousin, brinner (who does that anyways?).   I was in dance for about 14 years growing up and sometimes still put on my pointe shoes and attempt to dance in front of the mirror.  I also love musicals and wish I was a better singer.  I like playing uncomplicated video games and putting together puzzles.  My favorite color is orange, because it reminds me of the sun shining through a glass of my favorite Saison. 

First Beer: Icehouse from my parents’ fridge

Favorite Style of Beer: Saison

Desert Island Beer: Dos Equis Ambar Lager on draft!