Steve and Adam are still on the road recording in other spaces. This week they are at the resurrected Full Pint Beer. They're joined by Bobby Nacho the head brewer, and Dan Franklin one of the co-owners. They talk about bringing back a brand that was a known staple of Pittsburgh, returning beloved beers, and introducing their own new recipes. Then they get into talk about CBC (Craft Beer Conference.) Learn about what was to see and do this year in Denver, plus what the hell is a mash filter press? Full Pint has one and we ask about it. Finally, it's a rousing game of Would You Rather and Chi-Chis gets name dropped.
Full Pint Beer Chinookie IPA
Full Pint Beer Smackdown Sour Pink Passion Fruit
Full Pint Beer Dawn of the Living Stout White Stout
Fall doesn't officially start until September 22, so the 2021 Spicy Boi Summer Revenge Tour rolls on at Necromancer Brewing. Adam and Steve are joined by head brewer Lauren. They talk about the light speed opening of the Pittsburgh brewery, the ideas behind resurrecting old beer styles, Oktoberfest plans and more. Then they get into Lauren's history and her journey from homebrewer to Sun King to the Pittsburgh Symphony to Viceland and beyond. Finally, they play a game of Bring It Back From the Dead, where they choose what former beer trends they want to resurrect. It ends in needing a backhoe.
Necromancer Brewing Cans of Worms ESB
Necromancer Brewing White Knuckle Belgian IPA
Necromancer Brewing Sticke Together Sticke-Altbier
It's wild episode this week with a full deck of hosts Steve, Adam, Kelsey and Katie live at the North Hills Homebrew Fest at the Syria Shriner's Pavilion. They sit down with the head brewer for Penn Brewery to talk about judging the competition, upscaling homebrews to commercial level beer, upcoming Oktoberfest, and more. Plus they talk to four homebrewers pouring at the event of varying experiences. Plus they drink beers from the homebrewers. Plus they had giant friggin' pierogis and brats, but you don't hear that on the episode.
Door Top Brewing
Sixty South Brewing
This week Adam Bashline of Bash Brew and the Decayin' With the Boys Podcast joins Adam and Steve in the Hop Nation USA Studios. This week they're drinking nothing but reinheitsgebot beers before they wade into the utter chaos of a homebrewing event. They give a preview of the North Hills Homebrew Fest on Sunday August 29th that they'll all be participating in. They also talk about new Pittsburgh breweries, and the Duke's Mayonnaise beer. Then in a fun chat about the scale of Bash Brew's system, how it's scaled since first being built, what's pro-level and what's still DIY, and what gadgets would and should you buy as a homebrewer. Finally it's the return of the long dead Dirty Anagrammer 9000 using the names of NHHBF'21 beers to slake its thirst for poop and pee jokes.
Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Yours Truli wheat ale
Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Red Ale
Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Black Radish Schwarzbier
This week Adam is on vacation. So instead it's Steve, Dennis, and Day Bracey spending time talking about Barrel & Flow Fest 2021, the largest Black beer fest coming from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You could call this a Hop Nation USA x Daily Sip x Drinking Partners collab if you wanted because, they spend a lot of time talking about the wonderful collaboration beers at B&FF. This includes Dennis' collaboration beer with Our Town, how Run the Jewels got hooked up with Brew Gentlemen, and the three beers they're drinking on this episode. Plus they get into what separates Barrel & Flow from other fests, its growth, partnership with Tavour, what it takes to put on such a massive event, the future, and more.
Crafted Culture x Burgh'ers Brewing Knock If Ya Bock Doppelbock
18th St Brew x Revolution Brewing Shop Talk West Coast IPA
Byron Nash x Helltown Brewing BLQ METAL Hazy IPA
An episode Il Classico with Adam and Steve from the Hop Nation USA studio. Steve picked a bunch of mutants of beers styles Adam likes and then they drink. Goodnight everybody.
...oh plus, Pickle Beer is back, Texas loves trash beer, and Pittsburgh is getting a new brewery. Find out why all the cool kids are taking selfies with their vax cards. Plus they pay their (dis)respects to the 11 garbage brands Epsteined by Molson Coors. And they rip off PTI again despite Steve not watching ESPN or knowing how to pronounce a lot of words.
Surly Brewing Pentagram Dark Sour
Threes Brewing Kicking and Screaming Foudre-Fermented Pilsner
Rusty Rail Brewing Buckeye Gold Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Hefeweizen
Steve and Adam are traveling once again. This time it's to one of Pittsburgh's newest breweries in Two Frays in the heart of Garfield. They sit down with owners (+more) Mike and Jen Onofray. They talk about the origins of the brewery, what it's like planning during the pandemic but missing restrictions as they opened, and how they connected with the community. Then they get more into Mike's brewing history, the travel and experiences both Mike and Jen bring with them. Finally, it's a quiz and it's knot what anyone expected.
Two Frays Brewery It's Always Sunny With A Beer Session IPA
Two Frays Brewery Sor'Ace Saison
Two Frays Salty Ginger Gose
Adam and Steve take a trip up the Allegheny River to Verona and Inner Groove Brewing. They're joined by Kevin and Jen Walzer, part owners, as well as brewer and marketer respectively. Also new assistant brewer Marcus Wyatt sits down as well. First they get into the history of the brewery, the link to vinyl and music references in the theme, a hint at some big news for the future and upcoming events. Next Marcus tells his story from homebrewer to working for Inner Groove and landing a scholarship for the new brewing program at Point Park University. He gets into everything he's learning at the program and what his future plans are. Finally it's a mad dash for the best record collection. Everyone's on a vinyl hunt in another devious game devised by Steve.
Inner Groove Brewing Bored Rotten Hazy IPA
Inner Groove Brewing Satellite Heart Sour Ale
Inner Groove Brewing Melt With You Waffle Cone Brown Ale
This week Steve and Adam make it to Trace Brewing in the trendy Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They're joined by third time returning Aadam Soorma who is in charge of their marketing, Zach Colton head brewer, and Joe Burns who runs the coffee side of Trace. They talk about all three's histories and how they arrived at Trace. They also talk about coolships, Redhawk coffee, drag brunches, and more about what makes Trace a unique space. Finally, it's a game of Team Beer vs Team Coffee to see who knows more about their respective beverage.
Trace Brewing Lazy Summer Home Pale Ale
Trace Brewing Moving Castle 2 IPA
Trace Brewing Kellerbier Pale Lager
Full house at Hop Nation Central with Kelsey, Katie, Adam and Steve. In case you didn't know, all weather is stout weather and every season is stout szn. In the news, someone stole beer from billionaires who didn't need or drink it, marketing firms ruin another collab beer with AC/DC, Coors kills seltzer, and the most confusing collab with Suntory Beam Boston Beer Truly Sauza (hit that SEO.) Then they talk about the process for making ice creamed beer the WDS Dessert way and come up with their own dream innovations for the next big non-beer beer. Finally it's a game of Invest, Visit and Burn to the Ground involving some of the gang's favorite breweries.
Logyard Brewing Kick Back 2XCoffee Stout
Oskar Blues Death by Flapjacks
Spoonwood Brewing Mochanut Goon BBL Stout