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
The duo of Kasey has returned as Kelsey helps Steve and Adam send Katie off as she goes to serve the military overseas once again. It's also the start of Year 4. They drink coffee beers about it. COVID-19 has made the news unpredictable, so they take the time to shout out who's providing the best up to date info on breweries such as Cans PGH, Breweries in PA, and Hop Culture. They also pick apart a terribly written beer article and everything wrong with it. Then it's the history of coffee beer and coffee in the second segment. Finally, it's a new game called Sip, Shotgun and Drainpour which is harder than Sophie's Choice, because she only had to choose between two.
The Brew Kettle Perfect Strangers Pale Ale
Hitchhiker Brewing Next to Normal Strawberry Sour
Left Hand Brewing Hard-Wired Nitro Stout
Katie joins Adam and Steve for the 3rd Anniversary Quarantine Spectacular. They drink Anniversary beers to celebrate the occasion. There's a lot of talk of the infectious elephant in the room as it relates to beerfests in the area, Wichita Brewing resurrects the beers of Tallgrass, and Founder's tries to make right. Then they answer questions from the fans including "How will the corona virus affect the beer industry?" "What soup would you be?" and "What's the best beer in Pittsburgh?" Finally they look into the future of the show. Farther than the year 2000. What they see includes robots, farts, dogs and more.
Sierra Nevada 40th Hoppy Anniversary IPA
Samuel Smith's 30th Winter Welcome Ale
Firestone Walker 23rd Anniversary Blend
Music by Thirsty Curses
Song: Cold Black Ink
Katie returns for what might be her last episode for a bit. Steve and Adam have offerings of session ales for spring time, dieting, tailgating. Whatever. First they talk about the national and local events for International Women's Collab Brew Day and Pink Boots Society on March 8th, it's more than a Stone's throw for China, 5000 year old yeast, Georgia laws might suck less, and a Veteran's charity collab beer between Whitehorse and Crazy Horse. Then it's the history of session ales and it's implications for WWI. Finally, they try to Sessionify things that aren't beer to make them more simplified and lower impact.
Boulevard Easy Sport Recreation Ale
Southern Tier Cherry Crush Session Sour
Harpoon Rec League Pale Ale
Ryan from Fueled by Hops brings mystery beers for Adam and Steve to blind taste. He also brings bonus beers from Imprint Brewing and some people get a little silly. First they talk about the Untappd's parent company buying Beer Advocate, then get the low down on Ryan's upcoming beerfest Fueled Fest 412, and finally tips on how to get free beer on Leap Day. Next they talk about off-flavors found in beer which is a common use for blind tastings. Finally, it's a spirited round of Beer Fight including Fat Tire vs Pot Hole, NightGoat vs Tin Can Avenger, and more.
Hightower Brewing Jelly Donut Sour
Grist House Udderly Dunked Stout
Abjuration Smoothie Style Kettle Sour V1.0
Nikki and Eric return from last week with very special "beers" muled from the Hoosier state. Steve and Adam get their first tastes of 450 North Slushys. In the news, Fresh Fest is ranking, Cinderlands and Brew Gentleman ranked, Luke Bryan has a beer, and Brew Dog is run by dorks, not punks. Then they get into the history of 450 North, Columbus, Indiana, and the controversy surrounding the ABVs on the Slushy series of beers. Finally, Adam and the guests tackle the 450 North Trail. Who will die on the trail all about slushies and berliner-weisses in America? Could you survive?
450 North Peach Rings Slushy XL smoothie style berliner-weisse
450 North Jungle Juice Slushy XL smoothie style berliner-weisse
450 Berry Blaster Slushy XL smoothie style berliner-weisse