One aspect of life that tends to get lost in the world of True Crime is love. Don’t fear though because hosts Jill and Dick are a married couple who love to discuss true crime cases, all while drinking a frosty beer. Jill and Dick present intelligently curated roundtable discussions as they share craft beers, often times from the region the crime took place.
Drinking while podcasting is not a new concept. There are several shows in the podcast universe that offer this kind of discussion. However, there has been an influx in podcasts that focus on true crime and drinking, one of my favorites being “And that’s Why We Drink.” The differentiator for True Crime Brewery is the chemistry and relaxed atmosphere that Jill and Dick create. The husband and wife combination allows them to easily bounce off of each other. Dick shares plenty of insight himself as he is a physician during the day.
Overall, True Crime Brewery is an interesting listen with some good insight on cases that you probably haven’t heard of. The beer drinking aspect does not overshadow the content and it handled with a high level of professionalism. The episodes can seem fairly lengthy at times as the conversation is typically a slow burn. If you are looking for a more conversational approach to true crime in a laid-back manner, True Crime Brewery will do the trick