400 episodes

Why join the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of beer lovers.

Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of double-digit fun with the best dry-hopped topics to keep you well-hydrated! We're mashing in all the week's booze news, researching the tastiest beers, getting nerdy with Beer Science, and whirlpooling all the latest info!
We also hang out with the brewers of some of the best craft breweries in the nation; we sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry.
Make sure to stay hydrated with us every Wednesday by following on your favorite podcast app. In Beer We Trust!

Craft Beer Republic Greg Jones

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Why join the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of beer lovers.

Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of double-digit fun with the best dry-hopped topics to keep you well-hydrated! We're mashing in all the week's booze news, researching the tastiest beers, getting nerdy with Beer Science, and whirlpooling all the latest info!
We also hang out with the brewers of some of the best craft breweries in the nation; we sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry.
Make sure to stay hydrated with us every Wednesday by following on your favorite podcast app. In Beer We Trust!

    Craft Beer Road Trip

    Craft Beer Road Trip

    Join us for a hilariously chaotic episode of Craft Beer Republic! Greg, Nicole, and surprise guest Vanessa dive into their latest beer adventures, hangover cures, and the art of getting kicked out of bars. From Vanessa’s epic brewery road trip to Greg’s unexpected icy surprise, the best beer and wings, and naked Florida Man, this episode is packed with laughter, banter, and, of course, great friends and beer.
    Beers We're Drinking:
    Passion Fruit, Orange and Guava (POG) Gose from Fremont Brewing, thanks to Vanessa.Casa Agria Specialty Ales Plain Tiger Pale Ale 
    Episode Highlights:
    Vanessa stops in on her road trip down the West Coast to hang out and share some beer with us. She also walked in the door and immediately iced Greg, who’s already a bit hungover. She woke up and chose violence. Everyone shares their hangover fixes as we talk about all of the breweries she’s stopped at (70), especially the local ones that we were able to visit with her. Nonalcoholic beers are a waste of calories—prove us wrong. We also discuss our favorite “crap beers” and share stories of getting kicked out of bars.
    Erica calls in while Vanessa was visiting her to talk about all the fun they were having together, as well as all the beers they enjoyed.
    Booze News:
    Allagash launches a new NA Hop Water.BuzzBalls is suing Beverage Ranch of the shape of their drinks.The worlds most valuable beer brands.And drunk Florida Man gets naked and hides in a trash can. 
    Shoutout to Pennington, NJ, for being our top listening city of last week. 
    Follow Us:
    Coley: Instagram: @ice_cole_beer_
    Vanessa: Instagram: @the_real_beer_vixen
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    • 42 min
    Alemerica the Brewtiful

    Alemerica the Brewtiful

    Join Greg and Flex in episode 415 of Craft Beer Republic as they dive into Fourth of July festivities, share their latest beer adventures, and discuss their holiday plans. Flex attends the Eagle Park Brewery's anniversary party, while Greg recounts a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for some research, we have complaints about all the mixed packs that have shelf turds in them, and we’ve got 4th of July beer and BBQ fun facts!
     Beers We're Drinking:
    Flex: Getting patriotic with Alemerica the Beautiful, an American Pale Ale from Hop Butcher for the World.Greg: Drinking Recover the Pieces, an IPA from Institution Ale Company. 
    Flex talks about his trip to Eagle Park for their 7th-anniversary party and even made the beer brats for the big party. Greg takes a quick trip to San Francisco and sneaks in some beer research at 21st Amendment Brewing, which was lacking beer options. For the 4th of July holiday, Flex is hitting the fireworks with his kids and then planning to do some poolside drinking for his birthday. But Greg is keeping it low-key to try and avoid some of the crazy people. 
    Fontana Jim calls in to complain about mixed 12-packs containing old, outdated beers like Stone IPA and Union Jack from Firestone Walker.
    Booze News:
    ·      Guinness signs a four-year agreement with the Premier League.
    ·      Corona introduces "Sunbrew," a citrus cerveza that no one asked for.
    ·      Crowns and Hops wins the Sam Adams "Brewing the American Dream" competition from Boston Beer.
    ·      A 69-year-old man sets a new Guinness record by visiting over 100 pubs in 24 hours.
    ·      How much money people spend on beer, booze, and BBQ for the Fourth of July holiday!
    Shoutout to New York, NY, for being our top listening city of last week. 
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer
    Craft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.com
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    Sponsors:
    Magic Mind: Get up to 48% off your subscription or 20% off a one-time purchase with the code CRAFTBEER20 at magicmind.com/craftbeer. Try it risk-free with a 100-day money-back guarantee.
    Stay hydrated, enjoy the holiday, and cheers to great beer!

    • 48 min
    Real American Beer

    Real American Beer

    Get ready to laugh and sip as Greg and Flex dive into the heat of summer. We’re talking about the summer heat and transition to lighter beers, meeting listeners are recent beer festival, someone drops off beer at Greg’s house, and Hulk Hogan is getting into the beer making game.
    Beers We're Drinking:
    ·      Greg: Sipping on Therapist, a 10.4% Imperial IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing. 
    ·      Flex: Enjoying 3 Greg Tomlette, a collab from Drekker Brewing & Bluejacket.
    Greg talks about going to Down the Rabbit Hole, the music festival from Pedals & Pints Brewing. He got to try some new beer, and met up with a listener! It’s always nice putting faces to names. In a humorous attempt to make amends for their previous comments about West Virginia, things might have taken a turn. Flex brings up a fun idea for brewing his own beer, sparking creative discussions. They also celebrate Vanessa, aka the_real_beer_vixen, on her birthday. To top it off, Psycho Bear leaves a voicemail about Bay Area breweries.
    Booze News:
    ·      Hulk Hogan launches Real American Beer.
    ·      Eagle Rock Brewing announces they’ll be closing their doors.
    ·      Cascade Brewing shuts down after a tragic loss and some weird sircumstances.
    ·      Athletic Brewing buys another one of Ballast Point’s production facilites.
    ·      The United States has lost over 15,000 acres of hop production.
    ·      The Kelce Brothers invest heavily into a beer brand.
    Shoutout to North Hollywood for being our top listening city of last week!
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer
    Craft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.com
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    ·       Threads: CraftBeerRepublic
    ·       Voicemail: (805) 538-2337

    • 41 min
    Don't Buy This Beer

    Don't Buy This Beer

    In this engaging episode of The Craft Beer Republic, Greg, Flex, and Erica navigate through the latest happenings in the craft beer world while sharing plenty of laughs and stories. They discuss the intriguing sale of Anchor Brewing's real estate, Flex’s experience getting duped by a brewery (again), staying true to the beer algorithm, and we are working for our beer. 
    Beers We're Drinking:
    ·      Erica & Greg: Enjoying "Mega Gummy Worms" a hazy double IPA from New Glory Brewing. 
    ·      Flex: Trepidatiously drinks Nectaron Prime from Blacklist Brewing.
    Greg talks about his beer and wing research he did over the weekend, and talked about his favorite new running group: the Lager Joggers (thanks Enegren). Erica talks about the (lack of) beer choices while she was drinking at Universal Studios. And Flex went and did some glitter beer research; but why?
    Shoutout to Virginia for this week’s Ludicrous Libation Law. This brings up an important question: is West Virginia worse than regular Virginia? 
    Booze News:
    Creature Comforts has named a new CEO.Lakefront Brewery to acquire Public Craft after bankruptcy. The Brewers Association has eliminated part of the Great American Beer Festival and have made changes to the layout and rules of the event. Anchor Brewing’s real estate price has been revealed.A woman has been diagnosed with auto brewery syndrome!
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer
    Erica: NeckNosh.com
     Instagram: @Neck_Nosh_LLC
    Craft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.com
    Instagram: @CraftBeerRepublicFacebook: CraftBeerRepublicPodThreads: CraftBeerRepublicVoicemail: (805) 538-2337

    • 52 min
    Four Score and 50 Beers Ago

    Four Score and 50 Beers Ago

    Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughs and insights in this episode of Craft Beer Republic! Join Greg, Flex, and Erica as they explore their latest beer discoveries, including unique selections like "Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows." Dive into Erica's unforgettable trip to Disneyland, where she navigates the challenges of traveling with friends and uncovers the best beer spots in the park. The hosts also share hilarious stories about John Denver, debate the merits of early morning theme park visits, and discuss the latest hot topics in the craft beer industry, from major brewery closures to surprising acquisition rumors. Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just love a good laugh, this episode is packed with everything you need.
    Beers We're Drinking:
    ·      Erica & Greg: Enjoying "Procedural Motion," a hazy pale ale from Radiant Beer Co. near Disneyland.
    ·      Flex: Trying "Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows," a sour ale from Half Brothers Brewing Company, as chosen by his kids.
    Erica shares her Disneyland adventure, discussing the pros and cons of traveling with friends who have different schedules. Flex talks about his kids’ influence on his beer selection, leading to a humorous discussion about the beer they chose for him. The group also reminisces about concerts, John Denver, and the importance of starting the day early at theme parks. The comedic chemistry between the hosts keeps the conversation lively and engaging.
    The homie Chew Your Beer calls in with a Father’s Day message for Flex.
    Booze News:
    ·      In Breaking News, Anchor Brewing finally reveals who is buying on of the oldest breweries in 
    ·      Monster Brewing announces the closure of Deep Ellum.
    ·      Ex-Cigar City Brewer Wayne Wambles buys UpCountry Brewing.
    ·      Suntory denies acquisition talks with Boston Beer following a Wall Street Journal report.
    ·      Florida Man steals a school bus while drunk. 
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer
    Erica: NeckNosh.com
    Instagram: @Neck_Nosh_LLC
    Craft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.com
    Instagram: @CraftBeerRepublicFacebook: CraftBeerRepublicPodThreads: CraftBeerRepublicVoicemail: (805) 538-2337

    • 43 min
    Adventures of Beer Can Island

    Adventures of Beer Can Island

    Greg and Flex embark on a hoppy adventure filled with beer reviews, personal stories, and unexpected discoveries. They dive into the perfect summer beer, and share insights from Flex's recent beer sabbatical. Greg recounts an opera night turned brewery visit, and they explore the curious case of Beer Can Island in Florida. With plenty of laughs and beer-related news, this episode is a must-listen for craft beer enthusiasts.
    Beers We're Drinking:
    Greg: "The Perfect Balance" by Kern River Brewing Company and Pure Project Brewing. Flex: Weldwerks Brewing Company Extra Extra Juicy Bits.
    Greg and Flex kick things off discussing Flex's beer sabbatical and how it has surprisingly benefited his health. Greg shares his unique experience attending his wife's opera performance and being rewarded by visiting Lawless Brewing, where he enjoyed a delicious anniversary sour. We also have a good laugh over some fun beer facts and studies. And we even find a study that shows that podcast listeners are smarter than your average bear, and the 14 slang terms every beer drinker should know.
    Beergirl Mel and Streat Meats call in to update us on their latest adventures.
    Booze News:
    Sapporo-Stone are expanding and making more beer than ever.A beer truck overturns in the snow in California. At least the beer stayed cold.Craft beer numbers reveal 26 of the top 50 craft breweries recorded volume declines in 2023.Exploration of Beer Can Island, a party spot turned environmental cleanup project in (you guessed it) Florida.
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beerCraft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.comInstagram: @CraftBeerRepublicFacebook: CraftBeerRepublicPodThreads: CraftBeerRepublicVoicemail: (805) 538-2337
    Tune in and raise a glass with Greg and Flex as they explore the world of craft beer, one episode at a time!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

debasaurus ,

Almost perfect

Great laughs each week while talking about the beautiful nectar that brings us all together. Needs more d!cks though.

ccwhypnotic ,

Drinking and Joining…All the Time!

I love drinking and joining every week! Greg and Flex are not only knowledgeable about craft beer, but they're also hilarious. Their humor adds a fun and unique element to the show, making it enjoyable to listen to even if you're not a craft beer expert. I also appreciate the rotating guest host format, as it brings a fresh perspective to each episode. The production quality is fantastic and the sound effects add a nice touch. My only criticism is that I wish they released episodes more frequently! Overall, I highly recommend Craft Beer Republic to anyone who loves craft beer and great banter.

Brandon.Alberda ,

Beer Is Good

Randomly came across this podcast and it’s hilarious and great. It opens my eyes to other craft beers that I need to try and get my hands and beer belly on.

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