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 Soda. Beers included in this podcast:

  • Boatswain HLV Ale
  • Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer Double IPA
  • Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA
  • Kirin Grapefruit Thing

Thanks for listening!


Intro – Drink Beer (Till The Day That I Die) by Dazie Mae is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Outro – Cerveza beer by Las Ruinas is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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