Adam and Steve are on location at the Whitehorse Brewing taproom in Washington, Pa right next to The Meadows Racetrack. They talk to George, Lisa and brewer Mike about the challenges of expanding and incorporating into the local community. They learn about Mike's history as a homebrewer and his transition to full 5 bbl brewing. Then they all play a game of Is it a Beer, Is it a Horse, or Is it Both? Let's Find Out in honor of all the horse themes and the Kentucky Derby.
Whitehorse Dry Irish Stout
Whitehorse Raspberry Jalapeno Wheat
Whitehorse Glimmer of Hop: Simcoe IPA
Jason Cercone, host of the Breaking Brews podcast, returns and has brought gifts of honey wine and cider to the 3rd most popular craft beer podcast in Western Pennsylvania. Adam and Steve get to taste and review products from Kingview Mead. They all talk about Levity winning the Breweries in PA March Madness, Brewdog's choice of location for their Pittsburgh brewpub, and the collapse of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. Then it's 101 lessons on mead styles and brewing methods. Finally, they set out to start their own wrestling promotion based around craft beer and make Wrestlemania 35 predictions.
Cider & Meads
Kingview 4 Peck Pina Colada Cider
Kingview Happy Apple Pie Mead
Kingview Viking Grog
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
Steve and Adam tackle barleywines. They're beer, not even barely wines. First Dogfish Head supports independent brewing, Hellboy gets his own beer, Illinois has the cheapest beer, and Levante delivers beer in PA. Then they get into the history of barleywines including its ties to parti-gyle style brewing and Andre the Giant shows up. Finally, they introduce the Old Man Yells at cloud segment so they can complain about dry-hopping, drainpouring and adding "IPA" to the end of every beer.
3 Magnets Brewing Buzzard Hollow Barleywine
Abjuration Brewing Rice Wine Barleywine
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver Barleywine
Today's the day. Adam, Kelsey and Steve sit down to review beers from and talk about one of the most notorious and prolific breweries in the world, Brewdog. But first they bitch about Genesee upmarketing their cream ale and AB-Inbev buying Ratebeer.com. Then it's the history of Brewdog and some of their most infamous beers and stunts and what exactly is Equity for Punks. Finally, they pitch the next Equity for Punks campaigns including the final frontier.
Brewdog Clockwork Tangerine Session IPA
Brewdog Albino Squid Assassin Red Rye IPA
Brewdog Choco Libre Stout
Special guest Katie T brings us beer from Florida, so we dedicate this episode to the sunshine state as we all freeze riding out the Polar Vortex. This also marks off another state in our quest to drink and review beers from all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) We learn more about our special guest and superfan, as well as her favorite brewery outside of PA, and the Brewer's Association's new resources for independent beer allies. Then we get into the sordid affairs of brewery con-man Stephen Foster and the breweries he ruined and hurt. Finally we lighten the mood with a Mad Libs-esque game featuring everyone's favorite superhero Florida Man!
Cigar City Brewing Space Pope IPA
Brew Hub Matte Black Coffee Lager
Intracoastal Brewing One Big Doodle Imperial Cream Ale