Oops we made too much podcast and had to split it into two parts. Yinz should be really happy with this; it's like when Marvel would publish a GIANT-SIZE issue. This week Steve and Adam are joined by First Sip Brew Box's Dennis as well as Darren, Beth, and Bobby Nacho from Couch Brewery.
In part 1, get to learn the stories of Beth and Bobby Nacho. Plus they all talk about the current events and challenges of keeping a brewery open in an unstable system where things can change on a dime. Plus Couch and Dennis talk more about their upcoming Black is Beautiful collaboration.
In part 2, the Couch crew is subjected to the original and not ripped-off-from-Chopped game show, Brewed. Three contestants. Three judges. Who has the best beer ideas? Can Darren retain his championship from Episode 114? Find out!
Couch Brewery F1 Hazy IPA
Couch Brewery F2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Amber
Couch Brewery F3 Fest Bump Lemon Shandy
Adam and Steve are back in the studio at it again. This week they're dropping a spotlight on RAR Brewing out of Cambridge, Maryland. First it's news stories featuring First Sip Brew Box, Couch, Abjuration, Guinness, Lavery, Yards, and Love City Brewing. Then it's focusing on the history and origins of RAR brewing, they're most popular beers, and bad Maryland geography. Finally whether you're a brewing out of ideas or someone looking to start a new brewery, Adam debuts The Reardon Method for coming up with new beer names and it's totally not Mad Libs, so don't say that.
RAR Brewing Grapefruit Nectar IPA
RAR Brewing Chopdank Imperial IPA
RAR Brewing 10 Layers Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout
It's the end of an era as Hop Nation USA wraps up the beating of the dead horse known as Netflix's Brews Brothers with a cavalcade of guest stars including Jason Cercone of the After Poured Youtube show, Dennis of FirstSipBrewBox.com; Nikki, Eric, and Tom of ALittleTasting.com, Sean on In Poor Taste Podcast, and returning guest host Kelsey. Adam plays against these all-stars to protect the integrity of the show. Who is the grand champion and obviously the one who watched the most Brews Brothers and loved that show the most? Find out this episode!
Abjuration Norwegian Farmhouse Ale
Levity Tang Glider
RAR Brewing Pulp Pale Ale
Insurrection Game Head DIPA
Cinderlands Passion Fruit Whipper
Hightower Rural Graffiti
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Nitro
Yellowbridge Midnight Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Voodoo Brewery IPA
This week Sean from the In Poor Taste Podcast leaves his pocket dimension of torture to drink some beers and be tortured in a different way by Steve and Adam. Sean learns about wet and dry hopping, the discuss the Black is Beautiful beer initiative, and touch on the little news available about Fresh Fest going digital. Then Sean offers a unique perspective on the final episode of Brews Brothers, while Steve maintains his general hatred for the show, and Adam is just relieved it's over. What are final thoughts on the season of misery?
Other Half Brewing Double Potato Spaghetti Town IPA
Four Points Brewing Sour Cerveza
Founder's All Day IPA
Equilibrium Energy Equals DIPA
East End Northview Height Stock Ale
Penn Brewery IPA
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