Tom, Pittsburgh area homebrewer and co-coordinator of the Little Beer Tasting Group, joins Adam and Steve to talk mostly about homebrewing in the time of quarantine. We highlight the Terrestrial Brewing Company's donation to their local homebrewing group, what Tom's been brewing and where he's been getting his ingredients, and the plans for the online Homebrew Con. We also talk about the possible coming replacement for Brews Brothers, then new Amazon series Poured in PA based off the movie. Then we get into the dregs of streaming television, episode 7 of Netflix's Brews Brothers. It's appropriate it's streaming, because this show is piss.
Alibi Ale Works Mr. Tartacular's Forbidden Fruit Threesome
Logyard Brewing Bucking Birch
Tired Hands Alien Church IPA
Four Points Brewing Twilight Hollow Raspberry Stout
Cinderlands Pancake Galaxy Blueberry Tartshake IPA
Noble Stein Hold the Foam Cappuccino Stout
Eric and Nikki from A Little Beer Tasting Group return to talk about beer delivery service, Pennsylvania gets liquor to go, and a correction on some City Brew Tours news we talked about last week. We also go in depth into the Untappd Beer Festival and the Great American Beer Festival shifting to online solutions. Is the virtual beerfest the latest craze waiting to happen? Is $90 worth the price of having a Stay at Home tasting of beers you wouldn't normally have access to? This week's guests are also the latest victims to Netflix's bad programming decisions as they review Episode 6 of Brews Brothers.
Voodoo Brewery They're Good Hops, Brent (Batch 9)
East End South Oakland IPA
Stone Diehard Fan IPA
Fair State Brewing Cooperative Pecan Maple Vanilla Imperial Stout
Insurrection Aleworks Just Like Mom Used to Make Stout
Jason Cercone of BreakingBrews.com returns and finally isn't forced to talk wrestling with Adam and Steve. He is however forced to talk about Episode 5 of Brews Brothers. But first, they talk about the hot (cool? cold?) new trend in PA of alcoholic slush machines in beer distributors. The latest is a 20 tap wall at Shangy's. Then they discuss City Brew Tours pivoting their business model to include virtual beer & cheese pairings and homebrewing classes. Insurrection is getting a new taproom. Americans take their freedom for granted, again, as South Africa is plunged into chaos over total prohibition of beer and cigarette sales. Then it's time to review the fifth episode of Netflix's 20th biggest regret, Brews Brothers. Things have changed though. After 4 episodes of not even laughing once, Steve actually laughed twice at this episode...sort of. Listen now to find out what was funny.
Sixpoint Hootie Hazy IPA
El Segundo Broken Skull IPA
Eleventh Hour Dreamcannon Black & Blue Weizen
Levity Brewing Hoodlebug Brown Ale
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA
Dogfish Head Sun Day Feels Beermosa Sour
In every dark cloud, there is a silver lining or some crap. This week's silver lining to the quarantine is we were actual able to get First Sip's Dennis and Sam on the same episode for the first time... even if they've never been in a room together. Steve and Adam are also present to drink beer, and they all talk about the emergence of the virtual beerfest. The first one they've heard of is being put on by Gathering Place brewery for their 2nd Annual Lager & Friends. Then they go down a rabbit hole of discussing how to improve beerfests for a corona world. Parades, pick up trucks, uber drivers, and drink at home concerts all get involved. Then it's on to reviewing Episode 4 of Brews Brothers. Dennis has only seen this episode and Sam has seen every episode. Both come to the same conclusion. However slight improvements in the show maybe slowly eroding Steve's hardened exterior and hatred for the show. Find out more on this episode of Hop Nation USA! Sick Jamiroquai reference in the title by the way.
Butler Brew Works La Noche Triste Coffee Stout
Ever Grain Brewing Bingo Pajamas NEIPA
Collective Arts + Southern Grist All the Things Pastrystout
New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin
Free Will Brewing Garcia's Forest IPA
Hitchhiker Brewing Tiny Guavas IPA
Special guest Anthony from The Main Damie and They Called This A Movie podcast joins regular guest host Kelsey, plus Adam and Steve for a rousing Zoom meeting. All podcasts are zoom meetings in this new world. They talk about the fun ways to past the time with emergence of digital age drinking games including solo beer pong, zoom pong, power hours, and general gaming. Also talk of baking, Altered Genius brewing opening in the midst of quarantine, Wrestlemania and Steve has a deep cut reference. Does anyone remember WMAC Masters? Then they review Episode 3 of the Tour de Farce Netflix sitcom Brews Brothers. Last week the show was all about pee, does this week's episode have a bodily fluid theme or is it as offensive as packing peanuts? Or did it actually get good? Find out this week on Hop Nation USA.
Cape May Brewing Crushing It IPA
Dancing Gnome Bifocal Feline IPA
Saucy Uber ASAP Blood Orange IPA
D9 Brewing Whiskers on Kittens
Goose Island IPA
Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter
Michael Moeller of BuildingBreweries.com joins Steve and Adam on this week's podcast. We talk about the Kentucky beer scene and how it's adapting to quarantine, revisit the Stephen Foster (not that one) story, get pumped for Bloom Brew cans, and learn more about Michael's podcasting career with Building Breweries. Then it's on to reviewing Episode 2 of the Netflix "comedy" sitcom Brews Brothers. Has it gotten any better from the abysmal first episode? Do they flesh out any of the characters? How is it unnecessarily gross this week? Find out the answers to these questions and more this episode.
Gravely Brewing Sprockets Lager
Mile Wide Beer Co Force Ghost NEIPA
Victory No Brainer IPA
Jackie O's Razz Wheat Ale
Southern Tier Cold Brew Pumpking
Ryan from the Fueled By Hops empire returns. He talks with Adam and Steve about how his Facebook community has been affected and the future of FueledFest. They all speculate on the future of beerfests during the Reopening of America. They also lament for the breweries on the cusp of opening or had just opened before the bat flu ruined everyone's parade. Next it's Part 1 in an 8 part Ken Burns series of reviewing the new Netflix show Brew Brothers. This week is Episode 1. Some people think it's awful. Some people think it's passable. Hear everything wrong with it and the few thing(s?) right with it.
Southern Tier 3X IPA
Southern Tier Cherry Cordial Stout
Burial Tonin' the Barbarian IPA
Burial Departure from Dawn IPA
Duck Foot Coconut Contender IPA
Dennis from FirstSipBrewBox.com joins us to discuss some of the more uplifting news from around the city, country and the world. We talk about the charity All Together beer conceptualized by Other Half Brewing meant to benefit the hospitality industry. The North Hills Home Brew Fest has been rescheduled and we're still set to appear. Hopefully, we will. The Brewer's Association has adapted the Craft Brewer's Conference for online participation and has made it FREE for anyone to enjoy. Then Dennis tells us how his business has adapted for the challenges posed by the pandemic. He also gives us an update on some of the breweries in the area.
11th Hour Makeshift Dynamite NEIPA
Allegheny City Brewing Pineapple Express IPA
Greenbush Brewing Oro de Tontos Lager
Straub Tight Lines Kolsch Ale
Jason joins Adam and Steve for the first Zoom edition of the Hop Nation USA podcast. They talk about the good and bad business practices coming out of breweries during the quarantine. They speculate on the future of to-go orders and deliveries, and recognize the charitable contributions of breweries and distilleries in the area. Then they discuss the upcoming Wrestlemania event, but it sounds more like the sad state of affairs wrestling has become and how the current situation in the world has exposed the worst parts of both WWE and AEW. There's still hope for the Becky Lynch match, though. Enjoy the video version of this podcast for Steve's unspoken antics.
Grist House Morning Feels Coffee & Tea Ale
Grist House Paddler Cherry Cheesecake Dessert Sour
Millworks Single Hop IPA #13 - Centennial
Spoonwood Turtle Waste of Time Black Lager
Rivertown Hala Kahiki Pineapple Ale
Steve and Adam are in self-isolation. They're broadcasting by themselves. This may be the first 2 man podcast where the hosts don't interact with each other. Everything's gone to doody, but they're still making the best of it. Steve brings you a survival / pairing guide of media to consume and what to drink while you do with small reviews for the Color Out of Space, Call of Duty Warzone, and Disco Elysium. Adam provides a look at the wacky world of sports and specifically focuses on how NASCAR has adopted a virtual solution to bring fans new, live races.
El Segundo Broken Skull IPA
New South Nut Brown Ale