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
June is Brew Crime’s Second Anniversary and because of this we are doing Anniversary Crimes this episode. I apologize for some feedback at a few points in the episode. We are still struggling with recording remotely due Covid-19.
Jaime and Sandra Melgar
A nice Anniversary Jacuzzi soak turns into a nightmare. But was there a home invasion or did Sandra kill her husband?
One victim, one husband who claims it was suicide and one victim’s mother who claims the dogs did it. But there was only one dog to blame for this death. This is the story of the murder of Virginia “Viki” Farish by Robert “Bobby” Lozano.
On this Bonus episode we reached out to our Patreon supporters, listeners and out wonderful podcast buddies to get the burning questions about us. This is our first of hopefully many Ask Me Anything episodes.
On this episode we hit the topic of Music Crimes. We also had composer, producer and podcaster Jayme McDonald as a guest. Check out his work here. He scored the new movie Dosed that talks about the use of Magic Mushrooms (psilocybin) to help defeat the opioid crisis as well as its healing benefits.
More about Jayme McDonald: Jayme McDonald aka MD is a composer/producer/podcast host who doubles in music as Chatterless ; releasing lofi and synthwave inspired projects.
Marvin Gaye’s Murder
This is the story of the lifelong war between Marvin Gaye and his father.
you may not know Lou Pearlman and his crimes but I am sure you know the bands he helped create and manage. Those include Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5, Natural, US5, Jordan Knight, Aaron Carter, Smiles and Southstar, C-Note, Innosense and Solid HarmoniE.
For this episode we bring your something new. We had the pleasure of interviewing the author Don Stradley. Don can trace is roots back to sports writing and while the books we interviewed him about talk about Boxing it is the True Crime that makes these books really stand out.
We hope tune in soon and consider purchasing both of these great books.
We will also be running a contest on Social Media two give a pair of these books away so make sure to watch our social media accounts. All Brew Crime Patreon supporters will automatically get a bonus entry.
The most recent release from author Don Stradley is a jab of boxing with an uppercut of true crime. Slaughter in the Streets has just enough of each to keep you wanting to come back for the next round. It covers a range of criminals from those that committed crimes out of necessity to hardened criminals that just wouldn’t die. With each chapter covering a new criminal/boxer that you haven’t heard of yet it is hard to put this book down.
Everyone knows that Boxing has a dark side but have you heard the story of Edwin Valero? Probably not as he is not a well known athlete outside of the boxing realm and its not a well known case of true crime either. Don Stradley takes you on a fast paced journey of the battle to be a recognized boxer from Venezuela to his fall from grace. its a story of intrigue and murder that will keep you wanting to flip the pages. I am not a big boxing fan and I can count the amount of times I have watched a boxing match on a hand or two but this book was riveting for me.
On this episode we cover some of the more ridiculous and funny “crimes” when it comes to religion. We had a guest commentator in Shari who will be our guest on our January 2020 Patreon Exclusive Half Pint of Crime.
Vatican City: A different type of sex scandal.
This is the story of drug parties and gay sex orgies at the Vatican. This is the less seen side of the Catholic Church. This is the story of Monsignor Luigi Capozzi.
This episode is a tough one. White Privilege has become more and more painfully present with every passing year and it needs to stop. Tune in to our three cases of blood curdling situations.
This needs to stop now!
Traffic Stops. Absolutely nothing to fear………..
When you get pulled over by the cops do you fear for your life? If you said no then you are definitely privileged. Unfortunately for Philando Castile things did not go well for him at this traffic stop.
Beer pairing for this story is Double Fist Punch Double IPA from Taylight Brewing.
It’s not what you know, it’s which friend you promote
Instead of a synopsis I’m going to give you the gist of the judicial decisions made by the person I am reporting on: anti-gun control, anti-rights for refugees, anti-rights for any sort of prisoner, anti- women’s rights, anti-environment, pro-nepotism, sexist… you get the idea. I can see why Trump likes him so much. The Story of Brett Kavanaugh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Killing of Tim McLean – Tim McLean was heading home from Edmonton to Winnipeg on Greyhound in Central Canada when he was brutally murdered, decapitated and cannibalized. Follow along with us and learn the story of Vince Li now known as Will Baker the Greyhound Killer.
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.