Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Winter Olympics Episode

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For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table discusses what else? The 2018 Winter Olympics, because how could we not, since its playing on literally every television in every home, bar, airport lounge, and smartphone across the world.

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Photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

Associate Editor, Chase McPeak; Food and Spirits Editor, Sam Slaughter; Content Creator, Jake Rossman; and of course, host, Greg Nibler fill out the roster on this week’s podcast where they all wax poetic about the madness of humans strapping themselves onto bits of wood and hurling themselves down a frozen mountain slope, balancing on razor thin blades while spinning and twirling on ice, and strapping onto a sled while blasting down a frozen half-tube.

The conversation ranges from America’s domination of Snowboarding at the podium to the guys’ biggest “oh hell no” Winter Olympic sport to the best type of cocktail to sip while watching the games,  including one entitled Svedka’s Stars and Stripes, which might have led to a new drinking competition.

So guys, thanks for listening, drink up, and USA, USA, USA!

Further Reading

The Weirdest Olympic SportsFrom pigeon shooting to ski ballet to sled-dog racing, the Olympics used to offer a lot more than just luge and speed-skating.

Gold Medal-Worthy Olympic CocktailsAlong with the aforementioned Svedka’s Stars and Stripes, other delicious drink recipes in this roundup include Going for Gold and a Golden Margarita.

Travel and Packing Tips from Olympic Skier Troy Murphy: From his favorite item to bring on long flights, to what he eats while traveling, Murphy breaks down the basics of Olympic-level packing.