Who We Are:

Wil Cushman   Wil is the resident beer geek and main researcher for the pod. Having come of age in the 'Ham, he is definitely partial to the brew scene here, but overall he doesn't discriminate when it comes to style. You can often find him brewery hopping on the weekends, or hanging in his backyard with friends and a cold IPA in his hand.

Wil Cushman

Wil is the resident beer geek and main researcher for the pod. Having come of age in the 'Ham, he is definitely partial to the brew scene here, but overall he doesn't discriminate when it comes to style. You can often find him brewery hopping on the weekends, or hanging in his backyard with friends and a cold IPA in his hand.


Steven Spears   Steven is the soul behind Extra Special Brews. He is a former DJ and infamous radio personality, so his presence on the mic drives us forward and keeps the conversation entertaining. Stephen is our resident mixing wizard, and you can usually find him with a nice, thick, dark beer in his hand, especially if it is in the heat of August.

Steven Spears

Steven is the soul behind Extra Special Brews. He is a former DJ and infamous radio personality, so his presence on the mic drives us forward and keeps the conversation entertaining. Stephen is our resident mixing wizard, and you can usually find him with a nice, thick, dark beer in his hand, especially if it is in the heat of August.


Sirius Cushman   Sirius is one of our two "pod-pups," and the newest member of the ESB family. His favorite past-times include chasing his tail, running around the coffee table as fast as he can, and drinking anything he can out of un-attended empty beer cans. If you ever hear any barking during an intro or outro, you better believe it's Sirius expressing what he thinks!

Sirius Cushman

Sirius is one of our two "pod-pups," and the newest member of the ESB family. His favorite past-times include chasing his tail, running around the coffee table as fast as he can, and drinking anything he can out of un-attended empty beer cans. If you ever hear any barking during an intro or outro, you better believe it's Sirius expressing what he thinks!