On this episode we cover a series of cases in British Columbia that needs to be taken more seriously by police and Canada in general. We are talking about the Highway of Tears. This is a stretch of highway in British Columbia that way to many women have gone missing many with no finality. A disproportionate amount of the women are Indigenous.
History of Highway of Tears
Nina covers the background of the Highway of Tears
Beer pairing for this story is the Driftwood Brewing Cooked Coast
Here is our second Half Pint of Crime episode. This is a preview of what our Patreon supporters get. This will be a one time thing though as these episodes are for supporters only. Some are short and some are long like this one.
This episode Nina covers the West Memphis 3 case.
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Beer pairing for this episode is Kulture Clash Imperial Blonde Ale Blended with Kombucha Tea from Rogue Ales.
Prison Breaks are very popular in the movies and TV but they are just as insetting when it comes to real life. This episode we are covering a bunch of cases of what we think are compelling prison breaks. This episode we collaborate with a friend of the show beer podcast What The Hops from Buffalo New York.
This is the real life Shawshank Redemption case with a little bit of Florida Man thrown in.
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.
Episode 13 brings us the conclusion to our Dismemberment series.
Toronto Gay Village Killer (Bruce McArthur)
In Part 2 of this series we do our first deep dive into a horrendous case. Bruce McArthur was a recent serial killer from Toronto Canada. He was arrested in January 2018 and sentenced in February 2019. Tune in to learn more about this despicable human and his victims that need to be remembered.
On episode 12 we get into the dark and dirty subject of Dismemberment.
Baba Yaga is a famous witch of the East, well-known in Russia. She has spooked and scared little children across Eastern Europe for many centuries. The name of Baba Yaga is composed of two elements. Baba means “grandmother” or “old woman” in most Slavic languages. The other names she received was Granny Ripper and my personal favorite nickname “Grannyball Lecter”. The killer of this story is Russia’s Tamara Samsonova.
I can beat you with no hands: This is the story of Mary Vincent kicking ASS
A 15 year old girl on her way to see her grandfather hitches a ride from the wrong person. Her life would never be the same. This is the story of Mary Vincent and her horror that was done to her by Lawrence Singleton.
On episode 11 we did things a little differently. The whole episode is about the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Nina covers Al Capone, Mike Covered the North Side Gang and Beck covers the Massacre. Let us know what you think of this episode layout.
One side of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre was Al Capone’s gang. Here Nina gets into the history of Al Capone.
It’s February 14th 1929. People are buying last minute gifts for their significant others, maybe receiving flowers from secret admirers, or maybe… just maybe… dying in a hail of gunfire. This episode is called The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: well at least now I don’t have to buy a gift.
We started Brew Crime off in 2018 and have had many bloopers alone the way. We thought we would start out 2019 with just a silly episode to see what it is like behind the scenes while recording. We hope you enjoy this one.
This epiosde was paired with The Nucking Futs a Hazelnut Milk Stout from Bridge Brewing out of North Vancouver
Some times Celebrities snap and sometimes they are victims. This episode we cover just that.
SON OF A… Godfather. The Life of Christian Brando.
The life and times of Marlon Brando’s son. Well one of them that is.
This story paired with Langley BC’s Dead Frog Brewery Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout.
(Original Caption) Actress Anna Kashfi, formerly married to actor Marlon Brando, delivers a hard slap in the face to her ex-husband as the two left the courtroom here after Brando won a long fight to increase his visitation rights to his three-year-old son by Miss Kashfi, Brando’s hair is still styled for his role in “Mutiny on the Bounty.”
This is the sad story of Dorothy Stratten a young women from Coquitlam British Columbia who’s rise to fame seemed to be unstoppable. Sadly it was not.
This story paired with Halifax Nova Scotia’s 2 Crows Brewing Dare To Dream.
May 13,1980 file photo of Playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten frolics with Gassy Jack statue during her Gastown tour. Dorothy, from Coquitlam, BC. will recieve nearly $200,000 in cash, gifts and promotional fees this year in addition to her Playboy title. Photo by Wayne Leidenfrost/The Province [PNG Merlin Archive]
When a former religious theme park called Holy Land USA in Connecticut falls into disrepair and decay things were bound to go wrong. Unfortunately this night spelled a tragic end to a vibrant young woman’s life. Chloe Ottman will forever be remembered as a extremely friendly person that would befriend anyone she met.
Janet Smith was a Nursemaid or nanny from Scotland that ended up in Vancouver Canada in 1923. Unfortunately she was murdered in 1924 and to this day we do not know who killed here. Follow along with this story of murder, high society, racism, drug parties, torture and a haunting.
Ant Hill Kids is a terrifying story of a cult out of first Quebec and then Ontario Canada. Running from 1977 to 1989 the cult was full of torture and fear. Hard to believe it grew out of a Charismatic member of the Mormon Church. This story is triggering and horrible take that as a warning.
With school on the horizon we thought it made sense to hit up the topic of Back to School. This will not be back to school shopping though.
One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch. Or in this case one rotten teacher spoils it for everyone.
Joanne Chambers was an elementary school teacher with Pocono Mountain School District in Monroe, Pennsylvania. It was a job that she enjoyed. She was popular with her students and got along with her co-workers. Or so she thought.
Welcome to the first Episode of Brew Crime our Craft Beer and True Crime podcast. This episode deals with two very different stories with an accidental tie in.
Gilles de Rais – In 15th century France he was a nobleman, war hero, comrade in arms to Joan of Arc! Disillusioned by the King that did not protect his comrade he became a serial killer. Guilty of slaughtering over 100 innocent children. Or was he?…
The murder of Dimebag Darrell – Former Pantera guitarist and then current Damageplan guitarist was performing on December 8, 2004 in Columbus Ohio when a gunman opened fire. This is the story. A portion of Pantera 5 Minutes Alone was used under the Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use.