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!

    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. 
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    Craft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.com
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    • 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
    Get Your Walking Around Beers

    Get Your Walking Around Beers

    Get ready for another uproarious episode of Craft Beer Republic! Greg and Flex reunite for a wild ride through their latest beer escapades, from hilarious survival tales on the Oregon Trail to exploring the vibrant craft beer scene in Las Vegas. With beer reviews, Memorial Day BBQ fun, and the essential practice of carrying "walking around beers" (WABS) in cargo shorts, this episode is packed with laughs, insights, and the joy of reuniting with friends. Grab your favorite brew, sit back, and enjoy the fun on Craft Beer Republic!
    Greg is drinking CA Vibes, a hazy pale collaboration from Malibu Brewing and Fortunate Youth. Flex is sipping on Tour Bus, an IPA from Destihl Brewing. 
    Have you heard of WABS? Walking around beers are the most important Las Vegas accessory. Flex is back, and he’s talking about all the Memorial Day research he conducted and killed it at darts. Greg talks about his BBQ action, and has two huge admissions to make about what he was drinking. And we have a voicemail from a new caller.
    In the News Flight:
    Cinco de Mayo treated the beer industry very nicely this year.Gallo makes a strategic investment in Montucky Cold Snacks.And Colorado’s Timnath Beerwerks is to acquire Snowbank Brewing.
    In Booze News:
    Malibu Brewing is breaking ground on a second location, and we have the scoop!A new Anchor Brewing owner is expected to be announced.Lagunitas is closing up shop in ChicagoA Canadian man was arrested for DUI twice in one night.The 9 best breweries in San Francisco.
    Join Greg and Flex for a laughter-filled episode that combines craft beer reviews, funny stories, and the joy of reuniting with old friends. Grab your favorite brew, sit back, and enjoy the Craft Beer Republic!
    Follow Us:
    Flex: Instagram: @flex_me_a_beerCraft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.comInstagram: @CraftBeerRepublicFacebook: CraftBeerRepublicPodThreads: CraftBeerRepublicVoicemail: (805) 538-2337

    • 44 min
    Pliny the Richer

    Pliny the Richer

    Get ready for another round of laughs and brews with Craft Beer Republic! This week, we're thrilled to have Mel, aka Beergirl_Mel, back on the show, bringing her infectious energy and beer expertise to the mic. As Greg and Mel take you through the latest in the craft beer world, they'll unpack the wild economic fallout from Pliny the Younger's release, share boozy stories from the UK, and dive into some hilarious beer science. With Mel on board, you know it will be a fun, insightful, and wildly entertaining dive into the world of craft beer!
    Mel is drinking Green Yield, an unfiltered IPA from The Drowned Lands Brewery. Greg is crushing American Reinheitsgebot Helles, a crispy love child from Enegren Brewing and Bierstadt Lagerhaus.
    Greg talks about going hard at brunch and getting the day drinking started early, which leads to a complete amateur hour situation. It turns out Mel also loves day drinking; is it the choice of "older" drinkers? Mel also discusses her recent dive into old 80s movies and how awful they are. No wonder we drink! And is Yuengling still considered craft?
    The homie Chew Your Beer calls in to throw shade on a brewery.
    In Booze News:
    The release of Pliny the Younger, the highly sought after triple IPA from Russian River, brought millions of dollars to the local economy.The UK is breaking distillery records.The DEA is looking to reclassify marijuana, which will influence beer production.The Brewers Association gives some production updates.In Beer Science, we learn about a new gel being tested to eliminate hangovers!

    Follow Us:
    Mel: Instagram: @Beergirl_MelCraft Beer Republic: CraftBeerRepublic.comInstagram: @CraftBeerRepublicFacebook: CraftBeerRepublicPodThreads: CraftBeerRepublicVoicemail: (805) 538-2337

    • 48 min
    Dinosaur Beers

    Dinosaur Beers

    What’s a Dinosaur Beer, you ask? We’ve got you covered. Flex is out sick, and we’re calling in the big guns to fill those short shorts. With Beergirl Mel’s help, we’re digging to the back of the fridge and digging up our oldest dinosaur beers. We’re also talking about Mother’s Day drinking, making our own skinny seltzers, another lawsuit over beer names, awful wedding beers, and more teachers getting drunk at school. 
    Greg reached way back and pulled out a 2020 Stone and Modern Times collab: Wizards & Gargoyles, a coffee-hazy IPA. Mel dug up Babe Brew 6, another hazy IPA, this time from Saint-Houblon—La Microbrasserie. 
    As you can imagine, we discussed the importance of drinking beer fresh. Don’t be like us and save them. We’re also talking about our Mother’s Day shenanigans. Mel went to see family and did a fair bit of drinking, while Greg convinced his mom to go wakeboarding and wine tasting. The two discussed what alcohols are good for trying to shed a few pounds, and Michelob Ultra is not in the running. 
    The homie Chew Your Beer calls in with a brewery review of sorts. Thanks to Chew, we talk about breweries in bad neighborhoods and picking up street meats after drinking. 
    In the News Flight: Wisconsin Brewing launched a non-alcoholic beer with Harley-Davidson, Firestone Walker is getting into the NA scene with 8ZERO5, and Massachusetts makes cocktails to-go a permanent fixture.
    In Booze News, the founder of Lead Dog Brewery buys back his former business. BrewDog CEO James Watt finally steps down…sorta. No-Li Brewing files a lawsuit over the use of a beer name. Modelo Especial and Michelob Ultra are topping the sales charts. And another teacher gets fired for getting drunk at school.
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    Instagram: @beergirl_mel
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    Flex:
    Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer
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    Craft Beer Republic: 
    www.CraftBeerRepublic.com 
    Instagram: @CraftBeerRepublic
    Facebook: CraftBeerRepublicPod
    Threads: CraftBeerRepublic
    (805) 538-2337 

    • 46 min
    Missed Beer Connections

    Missed Beer Connections

    Grab your favorite banger and get ready to party with the Craft Beer Republic! We’re talking about some getting in the research while traveling, how to lose weight with alcohol, recipes for the perfect snacks, homebrewing seltzers, drinking too much on a plane, and the crispiest beers in the US!
    Greg is drinking Konkey Dong, a big, double IPA from Hoof Hearted Brewing. Flex is sipping on Only Interested in Bangers from Hop Butcher for the World. 
    Greg does a little more traveling, which means he got in a little research. He also found some good spots to eat and hopes he made a missed connection at the airport. Flex is doing his best to lay off the goods and try to get back into fighting shape. Do you have any tips on how to lose weight while still drinking?
    Thanks to Mississippi for coming through with the very classy Ludicrous Libation Law. 
    In Booze News: Full Circle Brewing and Crowns and Hops founders unite in a new craft alliance. British passengers on a flight to Turkey drink all the booze on board in under an hour. A guy admits to being pretty drunk for his twelfth OWI arrest. And we’ve got the top crispiest pilsners in the US.
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    Craft Beer Republic: 
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    Instagram: @CraftBeerRepublic
    Facebook: CraftBeerRepublicPod
    Threads: CraftBeerRepublic
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    • 40 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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