Sam, Adam, and Steve are on vacation for the holidays, so they've called up their friend the Nocturnal Fox to once again fill in. This time he's joined by his producer Aggie Dunbar and Shifty "Owl" as they reveiw beers and check out some tracks from up and coming artists from around America and even the UK.
Mazama Brewing Rasplendant
Denver Brewing Company Hey Pumpkin!
High Water Brewing Sugaree Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
One If By Land - True blue, Through, and Everything About You
DAVVN - Wildfires
Brandon Luedtke - Black Mountain Echoes
Oli McCracken - In Too Deep
Elkbird - Frost
DogShootsOwner - Stuck
Zentril - It’s Over
Leon Qamil - Summer Ends in Fall
Lam - I know WHat You Need
The Modern Motion - Fever Dream
Sunrey - Figure It Out
It's the final regular episode of the Hop Nation USA podcast and Adam, Sam and Steve have gotten into the gift giving spirit. They've gone out of their way to give each other the gift of beer. They also spend time reflecting on favorite beers and moments of 2017 and go through a bad gift buying guide. Happy Holidays to all of our listeners. May 2018 bring more good drinking and merriment, but not copper straws. Those seem dangerous.
MIA Beer Company Tourist Trappe Belgian Trippel
Flying Dog Tamarind Ale
3 Floyds Necron 99 IPA
This week we let our stash of beers from Tavour play Secret Santa surprise us with what we drink. Steve and Adam talk about the latest Pittsburgh breweries opening including their trip to Abjuration. Steve shares a pleasant story about Ab-Inbev and then shits on them two segments later. We learn what a hopback system is. And the duo tries to pair Star Wars characters with beers and beer styles in honor of The Last Jedi (No Spoilers)
Bale Breaker Leota Mae IPA
Stillwater Artisanal Micro
Mad River Brewing John Barleycorn Barelywine
Adam and Steve take a roadtrip up I-79 to the Grove City/Mercer location of the Timber Creek Tap & Table. They have a sit down with the location's brewer Nick to learn more about this cozy lodge microbrewery and restaurant. All three of them also make an attempt at homebrewing the entire 12 Days of Christmas song...to mixed results.
Timber Creek Fully Loaded IPA
Timber Creek Black Bear Porter
Timber Creek Christmas Bock
This week we're on site at one of Pittsburgh's elite craft breweries, Grist House in Millvale, PA. We sit down with owners/brewers Kyle and Sean to ask them about their roots, the future of the business, dogs, and Penn State. Sam falls back in love a favorite beer of his and Steve finds a new love in a beer. Adam also has a good time.
Grist House Camp Slap Red
Grist House Wheat Juuuuuice
Grist House Siberian Highway