It's the star-studded 100th episode of the Hop Nation USA podcast featuring Steve, Adam, First Sip Brew Box's Dennis, and the team from Abjuration Brewing in McKees Rock Dave, Tom and John.
They all sit down to talk about Abjuration's first year and their accomplishments. Then the tables are turned on the hosts as brewers at Abjuration review their homebrewed beer while giving tips on how to improve your own homebrewing operation. Finally they all keep it 100 with a quiz pitting Hop Nation USA against Abjuration. All this plus bacon farms, supporting communities, beer dojos, Little Debbie, and drinking local
With cameos from Breaking Brews, Should I Drink That?, In Poor Taste, Craft Beer Industry Pod and Bum Wine Bob.
Abjuration Rice IPA
Abjuration CIA (Cocktail Inspired Ale)
Abjuration Maple-Bacon Imperial Stout
The Best Bubba in the Biz joins Adam and Steve to talk about fruited beers to celebrate the start of Spring. They also talk about the end of 3.2 in Utah and Carnival cruises partnering with Brew Hub to offer exclusive cans from the sea. Then they continue to demonstrate their shit knowledge of geography while planning out their summer beercations to places as exotic as Japan and Erie. Finally they concoct the perfect beach beer for summer vacation in Beerify It!
Masthead Falling Fruit
Kulshan Raspberry Gose
Spice Trade Brewing Little Umbrella
Steve and Adam are drinking beers appropriate for the feast of St. Patrick. Before they call out the holiday for being complete lies and silliness, they talk about a new can pre-order app, a new location for Penn Brewery, and Cinderlands being up for best new brewery in the country. Then they start their grassroots campaign for giving St. Pat's back to the Irish and starting a new, better drinking holiday that actually makes sense, St. Augustine's. Inclusive, binge drinking in nice weather on the beach. How is that not the better holiday? Finally, they offer up new versions of the Guinness frankenstein classic Black & Tan including things that aren't beer and other beers that aren't Guinness.
Great Lakes Brewing Conway's Irish Red
Oddside Ales Java Chip Mint Stout
Boulder Irish Blessing Stout
Kelsey joins Adam and Steve to taste some beers from the fine Funkwerks of Fort Collins. They talk about hops from rooftops, and Blue Canoes being set adrift. Adam is also back from a weekend in Vegas, so he has reports on the beers and breweries in the Sin City. Then the get into how International Women's Day is celebrated in the beer community with International Women's Collaboration Brew Day and Pink Boots Society. Finally Steve tests the loyalty and resolve to flagship beers outside of #FlagshipFebruary.
Funkwerks Tropic King
Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial
Dennis from First Sip Brew Box returns to talk about a beers from the Pittsburgh Beerfest with Adam and Steve. First Dennis announces the launch of the Pet Brew Box, and then they talk about the 41st annual Homebrew Con to be held in Rhode Island. Then they talk about the disappointing state of affairs that is the Pittsburgh Beerfest and how can they put the Pittsburgh back into Pittsburgh Beerfest. Finally they play a new game called Fast Finders with a Mardi Gras theme. Also Andre the Giant might be back.
CR Brewery DIPA
Victory Brewing Twisted Monkey
East End Brewing Green Giant