Ryan from Fueled by Hops joins Steve and Adam this week. They dive into the news of the week which includes the latest fad slime beer from Armadillo brewing. It begs the question, what the hell is going on in Texas? Also Panera gets some Boulevard, a better name for an old brewery, and the U.S. elects a senator who's drank bull balls. Then they talk about the virtual festival organized by Ryan Cheers Yinz! Fest which is meant to benefit breweries affected by shutdowns and restrictions, but will also include a lot of educational opportunities. Finally, they totally don't rip off PTI. Hop Nation USA invented Werd, and they play Werd with stories of Sweetwater Brewing being bought and Adam hoarding Pumking.
Mortalis Brewing Hydra Passion Fruit + Sweet Cherry + Peach
Yellow Bridge Brewing Higher Learning Cream Ale
Winding Path Brewing Boreal Spruce IPA
Union Brothers Brewing Sauced Peach Mango Passion Fruit Fruited Sour
Prairie Ales Punch Fruited Sour
Other Half Brewing Cream Get the Honey IPA
Insurrection Aleworks Blueberry Merph Wild Ale
Hitchhiker Brewing Mashmallow Stout
Kelsey joins Adam and Steve for an extra spooky edition of the podcast. First the talk about the HORROR of 0% ABV beers, then run scared from the predictability of the Top 50 Beers in the country. Plus two new breweries openings in the Pittsburgh area Mondays and Allusion. Then it's on to the quick tips for Craft Beer Themed Halloween costumes, and Steve petitions turning 2020 on its head by reversing Christmas Creep. Also a lot of candy talk. Finally, two worlds collide when beer and video games come together and they review the upcoming Dude, Where's My Beer? a point-and-click adventure game in the vein of Monkey Island.
Hitchhiker Brewing Arm's Length Zombie Cocktail Ale
Shubrew Shunami Peanut Butter Cup Stout
ASA is the acronym for Adam, Steve, Adam, as Adam from Bash Brew joins the podcast to talk about all things homebrewing. (It's also the first name of a very talented actress.) They talk about the changes in homebrewing during these trying times, using homebrew beer to donate to charity, and inspiration for naming beers and creating artwork. They also reminisce about homebrew events and get the full scoop of how Adam transformed his basement into a brewery. Finally, the put Bash Brew to the test and ask Adam to devise homebrew recipes on the spot for Alestorm, Your Mom's House, the Last Podcast on the Left, and Dethlehem. Don't be stingy with the listens, Mark.
Bash Brew Save the Tea-Teas Blonde Ale
Bash Brew Shatfaced Imperial Pumpkin Roll Stout
Bash Brew Oh My God Look at That Face Apple Fritter Ale
Adam and Steve are in the studio, but with a twist. This week's theme is pretzel beers. First they talk about rauchbiers being declared to new official beer of the fall, forever. Then it's on to Michigan where a blight has befallen the hops, just another reason to thank 2020. On a positive note, Take Two Foods are transforming spent grains into milk, rather than letting them go to waste. Natural Light has a dumb promotion and they told it's dumb. Steve presents the history pretzels which is intertwined with beer history and gets into the vastness of Pennsylvania's love for salty baked goods. Finally, they celebrate the Hop Nation USA dodransbicentennial by beerify past guests into beers.
O'Fallon Knotty Golden Ale
Duclaw PastryArchy: Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Stout
Rusty Rail Brewing Mobius Pretzel Imperial Salted Pretzel Ale
Dennis of First Sip Brew Box returns to the podcast with Steve and Adam. They talk about PBR making wild choices in 2020, North Caroliners making bad choices, breweries making packaging choices, and PGH City Paper readers making best choices. Then we catch up Dennis and his adventures with Free Will Brewing, Evil Genius Brewing and upcoming excursion into New Jersey and his video series The Daily Sip. Finally, it's a game of Nobody Asked You answering the questions nobody asked from Reddit, Beer Advocate, and around the world.
Evil Genius Beer Company Baby Shark Hazy Pale Ale
Hitchhiker Agrio Margarita Gose
Four Points Cargo Van WC IPA
Abjuration Brewing Terpenes Pale Ale V1.1
Cinderlands Black is Beautiful Stout
Spoonwood Brewing Cinnamon Ghoul Pumpkin Ale
Evil Genius Beer Company Stacy's Mom IPA
Fegley's Brew Works Steelgaarden Blastberry Wit
Couch Brewery Sofa Quemando Mexican Style Stout
Kelsey in studio with Adam and Steve for some gourd beers. That's right, it's a pumpkin beer episode. We only do one every now and then, so this is it. There's five Fridays this October. Gotta fill'em up somehow. First Oreo Speedwagon is back, Buffalo gets a Hofbrauhaus, Cheers Yinz Fest a beerfest benefiting breweries is coming to Pittsburgh digitally; then Yuengling has brought back their Hershey's porter collab and to more people than just Pennsylvanians, and Short's Brewing pairs with Skymint to introduce beer flavored THC gummies further blending and spiraling the world drugs and treats. Next they get into the history pumpkin beers and what the best pumpkin beers. Finally, it's the return of the Horror Movie & Beer Quiz. The most impossible stumping quiz. Can Adam score more than 2 points this year? Can he take the crown from Kelsey? Find out...If you dare!
Ellicottville Brewing Pumpkinville Latte Nitro
Lavery The Devil's Pumpkin Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Warlock Pumpkin Stout
Jason Cercone returns to the Hop Nation USA via Zoom with Steve and Adam. He's the host of the new podcast consulting podcast Pod Theory. This week they look at Michelob's Chief Exploration Officer, WWE Wines, Clayton Kershaw's charity beer, Coca-Cola and ALDI changing the seltzer game, and more. Then they get into podcast and marketing theory, including the importance of planning, what causes podcasts to fail, how to stand out, and how to grow your audience. Finally, they play a game of "Is it A Podcast, Is It A Beer, or Is It Both?"
Four Points Cargovan IPA
Shubrew Jumpman Pixelated IPA
Levity End of Haze IPA
Hitchhiker Hammer & Lime Cocktail Ale
Riverside Brewing Puckish Berliner-Weisse
Southern Tier Pumking Nitro Pumpkin Ale
Abjuration Strawberry Milkshake Ale
Michelob Infusions Prickly Pear
Katie has returned from deployment, successfully quarantined and brought beers from the U.K. Now it's time for her to Voltron(or Megazord) with Kelsey to make Kasey and join Adam and Steve in the studio. First they talk about the big news of mediocre lager Yuengling teaming up with mediocre macro purveyor Molson Coors to purvey Yuengling to the west. Then it's discussion of "underrated" Old Thunder Brewing, and Greensburg Craft Beer Week. Then they're on to modern solutions for modern problems as Oktoberfest is canceled, but the crew has solutions for in home Oktoberfest. Finally, Katie and Kelsey provide their picks for the 2020 Fantasy Fridge.
Purity Brewing Pure Ubu Amber Ale
Moorhouse's Brewery Pendle Witches Brew Strong Ale
Wild Weather Ales Full of Beans Export Maple & Walnut Coffee Stout
Bill the mind behind the best Twitter resource for Pittsburgh can releases joins Steve and Adam over zoom. He talks about the fomo driving the origins of @canspgh, following Phish, exploring outside of Pittsburgh and more. He also participates in the yearly Fantasy Fridge Draft where everyone tries to draft the best Fridge with such categories this year as The Election Night Beer and the Aussie Rules Football beer.
Dancing Gnome Painter Pigment NEIPA
Hitchhiker Brewing Bane of Existence Double IPA
Aslin Brewing Master of Oranges IPA
New Holland Dragon's Milk White barrel aged white stout
Yellow Bridge Brewing YB Pils
Strange Roots Mutant Temple IPA
North Country Sour Series Watermelon Cucumber Lime
Grist House Dark Nectar Honey Porter
Adam is back from vacation and is back in the studio with Steve. This week they're drinking beers beloved by social media and Untappd. First they talk about the East End survival package, how the Great American Beer Festival adapted for Covid, and Luke Bryan. It was slow news week. Then they talk about the 20 Most Influential beers according to First We Feast and Zythophile and update the list for 2020. Finally, it's a discussion about the 10 most influential beers/breweries of Pittsburgh. Come for the hype beers, stay for the sick Bane impression and Chicago song.
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA
Allagash White Witbier
Toppling Goliath Brewing King Sue DNEIPA