History of Hops Episode 25 – Saranac Beer

History of Hops Episode 25 – Saranac Beer

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. We are back on the air! We took the month of May off to improve the show. Alright, that might not be entirely true but we are rested and rejuvenated for our next run. Actually that is also probably an exaggeration, but we at least we are recording! This week we talk about the last crazy month, update our hop growing attempts, and drink beer from New York located FX Matt Brewing. Beers…

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History of Hops Episode 24 – Cascaderific

History of Hops Episode 24 – Cascaderific

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. Today we talked about planting some hop varieties in our backyard and how we survived hosting a birthday party for a bunch of ten year old girls. Since we just planted Cascade and Chinook hops, I looked for beers that had that as a feature. We also grabbed a new keg talk about what we are serving on tap at the History of Hops headquarters.Beers included in this podcast: Sudwerk Brewing Cascaderade Imperial…

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History of Hops Episode 23 – A Mermaid’s Tale

History of Hops Episode 23 – A Mermaid’s Tale

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. We took last week off, so hopefully we are rested and rejuvenated for the new episode. We got to try an Ancient Ale that we had talked about in Episode 21, and the rest of the lineup was filled by Coronado Brewing. Beers included in this podcast: Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale Coronado Mermaid’s Red Amber Ale Coronado Islander IPA Coronado Idiot IPA Thanks for listening! Attributes: Intro – Drink Beer (Till The…

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History of Hops Episode 22 – A Trader Joe’s Investigation

History of Hops Episode 22 – A Trader Joe’s Investigation

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. This week I did some research into the Boatswain brand of Trader Joes’s Beers. Turns out there is a pretty complex history behind where these beers are brewed, and there is a fascinating family behind the curtain. We also get into some detail about Speakeasy Brewery and their attempts to find a buyer while being crippled by debt. We finish off with another Kirin Beer, which is basically an alcoholic version of Squirt…

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History of Hops Episode 21 – Midas Touch

History of Hops Episode 21 – Midas Touch

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. Thanks to our special guest Michelle for joining us this week, I apologize for spilling beer on you. I have been craving a good IPA, so that was the focus when I went shopping. I wanted to do a bunch that had fruit infused in them, but I made an exception for the Dogfish Head 60-minute IPA. I’ve been dying to do an episode where we talk about this brewery. They have a…

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History of Hops Episode 20 – Oskar Blues Brewery

History of Hops Episode 20 – Oskar Blues Brewery

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. This week I bought a variety pack from Oskar Blues Brewery. We featured their flagship, Dale’s Pale Ale, on  a previous episode, and it was good enough to warrant a closer look at their beers. I also talked a bit about how annoying I can be to people who work at Bevmo, and we engaged in some general shenanigans as we drank. Beers included in this podcast: Dale’s Pale Ale Mama’s Little Yella…

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History of Hops Episode 19 – Kona Brewing

History of Hops Episode 19 – Kona Brewing

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. This week I bought a variety pack from Kona Brewery. You can find Kona beers in all 50 states, and they’ve got a very drinkable line up. We also give an update about the World of Beer Internship and talk about our dim prospect of ever vacationing in Hawaii. I covered a bit about the history brewing beer in Hawaii as well. Beers included in this podcast: Kona Big Wave Golden Ale Kona…

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World of Beer Drink It Intern

World of Beer Drink It Intern

  Hi folks, I decided to throw my name in the ring for the World of Beer Drink it Internship. It looks like a pretty great way to spend the summer. I made a short 1-minute video as part of the application process, and here it is. Enjoy!

History of Hops Episode 18 – Orange Wheat Beers

History of Hops Episode 18 – Orange Wheat Beers

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast. This week I bought a bunch of Orange Wheat Beers from Southern California. There are a bunch of them on the market, and all four of them had some interesting qualities. I talked a bit about the history of wheat beers and why Blue Moon is actually kind of important as a gateway beer. Please remember to swirl your wheat beers around a bit and enjoy the sediment! Beers included in this podcast:…

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History of Hops Episode 17 – Lagunitas Brewing

History of Hops Episode 17 – Lagunitas Brewing

Welcome to The History of Hops Podcast.  This week we recap a crazy week of ‘research’ that included a trip to San Francisco. I picked out a bunch of Lagunitas beers for the show, and we talk a bit about their amazing growth in the last decade, as well as some trouble they’ve had with Johnny Law. We went pretty long this week with all of our stories. Beers included in this podcast: Lagunitas IPA Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Lagunitas…

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