Episode 23 – Vancouver Police Museum Cases

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This episode all three of us sat down to discuss cases that are covered at the Vancouver Police Museum.

Beast of British Columbia

On the first case we cover Clifford Olson one of the worst Serial Killers in Canadian history.

Beer pairing for this story is Drawn to Light Abbey Ale from Driftwood Brewery.

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The Globe and Mail
The Record

The Milkshake Murders

My Milkshakes Bring my wife to the yard… the graveyard that is

This is a story about a shitty husband, a loving wife and the medical community that nearly failed her.  Rene Castellani used his wife’s favourite treat to murder her.

Beer Pairing for this story is the Triple Beery Milkshake IPA from Russell Brewing.

NY Daily News

Babes in the Woods

This is the unsolved murder of two children found in Stanley Park in the 1950’s.

Beer Pairing for this story is the Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale from Stanley Park Brewing.

Vancouver Police Museum
Global News
The Globe and Mail
Unsolved Canada
The Province
Doe Network
Doe Network

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Episode 22 – Camping Crimes


This episode we cover Camping Crimes or whatever Nina decided to pair with it lol.

Robert Christian HANSEN

He abducted women and flew them to Alaska.

Beer pairing for this story is the Lancaster Bomber ESB brewed by Marston’s in the UK.


Wells Gray Provincial Park Murders

When a horrible human heads into  Provincial Park and destroys a family.

Beer pairing for this story is the Naramata Nut Brown Ale from Cannery Brewing.


No S’more Family Camping Trips

A loving father is ripped from his family and 2 young girls witnessed something that no one ever should.

Beer pairing for this story is the Trail Hopped IPA from Stanley Park Brewing.


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Episode 21 – Wrongful Convictions


Sometimes the courts get things wrong and sometimes they get it absolutely horribly wrong.

The story of William (Bill) Mullins-Johnson

Spending 11 years in prison would be awful but even more awful if you were wrongfully convicted of a crime that did not even occur.

Beer pairing for this story is Beere Brewing Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA.


Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle! I wish I hadn’t ridden my bicycle bicycle, bicycle!

It’s not often that both parties involved in a true crime case are victims but that is what we are talking about today so it’s twice as sad. What a Debbie Downer I am. *Sad Trumpet Sound*.

Beer pairing for this story is Strathcona Beer Co Beach Radler.


Eastburn Family Massacre

When a family is killed the wrong man is taken into custody after he shows up at the police department as he looked like the police sketch.

Beer pairing for this story is Strange Resemblance Wild Saison from Strange Fellows Brewing.

ABC News

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Episode 20 – Kidnappings


On this episode we hit the topic Kidnappings.  We cover three stories and also do a quick review of The Girls Are Gone a novel.

The Not so Magic School Bus

This may seem like a horrible story about the largest kidnapping in US history but stick with me. It’s really about being a hero no matter what your age.

Beer pairing for this story is a beer cocktail called School bus


Kidnapping of Adam Walsh

Most people know of John Walsh from his show America’s Most Wanted but not everyone knows where he got into helping fight against crime.  This is the story of his sons kidnapping and murder.

Beer pairing for this story is Arcade Glow from Boombox Brewing.

NY Times
Crime Museum 

Missing Child reunited with parent 31 years after disappearance 

I could not imagine a child being abducted but what about finding out he is still alive 31 years later?

Beer pairing for this story is The Unfamiliar Brown from Strange Fellows Brewing

NBC News

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Episode 19 – Partners In Crime


Sometimes you joke about your friends being partners in crime and sometimes criminals have partners.  This episode we discuss the latter.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

Paul Bernardo was a serial rapist and murder in Canada and Karla was his wife who helped find victims.  Here is the story of these two horrible humans.

Beer pairing for this story is Romantic Devastation from Superflux Beer Company 

Canadian Encyclopedia
Criminal Minds
Darker in the Light

San Francisco Witch Killers

When a couple gets heavily into drugs and starts their own religion / cult things can go wrong.  This is one of those times.

Beer pairing is Golden State Ale from Uncommon Brewers. This was the Canadian variant brewed under contract at Craft Collective Brewing in Vancouver.

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Find a Grave


Bonnie, Clyde and Pants that are too wide:

Could a fashion faux pas really bring about the beginning of the end for the infamous Barrow Gang?

Beer pairing for this beer is the Interstate Love Song Chocolate Oyster Stout from Steel & Oak Brewing and Gigantic Brewing.


Poem mentioned in episode
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde”.

You’ve read the story of Jesse James

Of how he lived and died;

If you’re still in need

Of something to read,

Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang,

I’m sure you all have read

How they rob and steal

And those who squeal

Are usually found dying or dead.

There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups;

They’re not so ruthless as that;

Their nature is raw;

They hate all the law

The stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.

They call them cold-blooded killers;

They say they are heartless and mean;

But I say this with pride,

That I once knew Clyde

When he was honest and upright and clean.

But the laws fooled around,

Kept taking him down

And locking him up in a cell,

Till he said to me,

“I’ll never be free,

So I’ll meet a few of them in hell.”

The road was so dimly lighted;

There were no highway signs to guide;

But they made up their minds

If all roads were blind,

They wouldn’t give up till they died.

The road gets dimmer and dimmer;

Sometimes you can hardly see;

But it’s fight, man to man,

And do all you can,

For they know they can never be free.

From heart-break some people have suffered;

From weariness some people have died;

But take it all in all,

Our troubles are small

Till we get like Bonnie and Clyde.

If a policeman is killed in Dallas,

And they have no clue or guide;

If they can’t find a fiend,

They just wipe their slate clean

And hand it on Bonnie and Clyde.

There’s two crimes committed in America

Not accredited to the Barrow mob;

They had no hand

In the kidnap demand,

Nor the Kansas City depot job.

A newsboy once said to his buddy;

“I wish old Clyde would get jumped;

In these awful hard times

We’d make a few dimes

If five or six cops would get bumped.”

The police haven’t got the report yet,

But Clyde called me up today;

He said, “Don’t start any fights

We aren’t working nights

We’re joining the NRA.”

From Irving to West Dallas viaduct

Is known as the Great Divide,

Where the women are kin,

And the men are men,

And they won’t “stool” on Bonnie and Clyde.

If they try to act like citizens

And rent them a nice little flat,

About the third night

They’re invited to fight

By a sub-gun’s rat-tat-tat.

They don’t think they’re too tough or desperate,

They know that the law always wins;

They’ve been shot at before,

But they do not ignore

That death is the wages of sin.

Some day they’ll go down together;

And they’ll bury them side by side;

To few it’ll be grief

To the law a relief

But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.

— Bonnie Parker

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Episode 18 – Hometown Crimes


On this episode we take on hometown crimes. Not only do we cover them thought but our friend Ross from 3 Beers In podcast out of Austin Texas joins us on our first collaboration episode.  We cover cases in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario Canada as well as Serbia and Texas.

Hometown Mystery – Leah Sousa (Beck)

Nothing could make a mother forget the brutal death of her child. Not even amnesia.

Beer pairing for this story is Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing.

Muskoka Region

Murder of Jennifer Cave (Ross)

She had just taken a job as a legal assistant after leaving college when she was murdered.

Beer pairings for this story are Lone Star Beer from Lone Start Brewery as well as Live Oaks Brewing  Hefeweizen.

Austin Chronicle

Football, Politics and Crime the fun times of sports in Serbia (Nina)

Football teams run by political parties with all the fun of riots and death in the stands.  This is the worst of sports wrapped up in daily life.

Beer pairings for this story is Lav Pivo made by Servian brewery Carlsberg Srbija

Sports Vice

Abduction, Murder and no Closure.  The sad story of Melanie Carpenter. (Mike)

Melanie Carpenter was working when she was abducted and murdered.

Beer pairings for this story is Chipper Blonde from Moody Ales.

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Episode 17 – Game of Crimes

This time on Brew Crime we have called the episode Game Of Crimes not because of a TV show that is all the rage but because in some way Games tie into the two cases we will be covering on this episode.

Life is not a Game. But it was for The Scorecard Killer

Starting in the early 70’s someone was leaving the bodies of young men beside freeway off-ramps. To make matters worse, they were keeping a coded tally.

Beer pairing for this story is Parklife Passion Fruit Ale from Bomber Brewing out of Vancouver.

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The Chessboard Killer

“life without murder is like a life for you without food”

Beer pairing for this story is the Gibsons Tapworks One Sailing Wait IPA.



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