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Heavy Hops is an interview format podcast featuring conversations with leaders, creators, and innovators in the beverage and music industries. We are passionate about heavy music and beer, driven by curiosity, and interested in showcasing a variety of viewpoints and opinions. From the creator of Scorched Tundra, hosted by Alexi D. Front and Sam Cangelosi. New episodes every Thursday.

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Heavy Hops is an interview format podcast featuring conversations with leaders, creators, and innovators in the beverage and music industries. We are passionate about heavy music and beer, driven by curiosity, and interested in showcasing a variety of viewpoints and opinions. From the creator of Scorched Tundra, hosted by Alexi D. Front and Sam Cangelosi. New episodes every Thursday.

    HH 062: Touring Life (Mattias Nööjd & Axel Wittbeck/Firebreather)

    HH 062: Touring Life (Mattias Nööjd & Axel Wittbeck/Firebreather)

    This week we're in Gothenburg Sweden at Studio Berserk with Mattiias Nööjd and Axel Wittbeck, guitarist/vocalist and drummer respectively of the riff driven heavy band Firebreather. The band will head to the USA for the first time in early 2022 with Monolord.







    Our conversation revolves around the role that touring plays in gaining notoriety, and the challenges that comes with gaining and building an audience on the road. We also discuss the bands forthcoming, as of yet untitled, third album, which will be released by Riding Easy Records. 











     



    Check out the dates for the upcoming Firebreather/Monolord tour HERE.



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    Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason



    This episode was recorded, edited, mixed and mastered at Studio Berserk in Gothenburg, Sweden by: Esben Willems.



    Music by: Sam Cangelosi



    Photos By: Therese Rasmusson



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    • 56 min
    HH 061: Modern British Beer (Matthew Curtis/Pellicle Magazine)

    HH 061: Modern British Beer (Matthew Curtis/Pellicle Magazine)

    Joining us this week is Matthew Curtis, an award-winning freelance writer, broadcaster and author based in Manchester. You may be familiar with his work as Editor-in-Chief of Pellicle Magazine, a publication and podcast focused on beer, cider, wine, food and travel.



    Matt’s most recent book, Modern British Beer, is the focus of our conversation. The book itself provides a look at eighty different beers produced annually in the UK. In sharing the perspectives of the producers - and the tasting notes of the beers themselves in first person narrative - Matt highlights the diversity of these beverages and how they are a reflection of place, values and ethics. Our conversation dives into the aspects of modernity, the influence continental and American producers have had on the flavors and production practices he documents, and the space these beers occupy in an evolving contemporary European beer market. We also consider who drinkers of modern British beer are, where traditional brewers sit in the landscape Matt describes, and the statement CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale - made by publishing this book.



    Modern British Beer can be purchased directly from the publisher HERE.



    Find Matthew Curtis:

    Pellicle Magazine

    Twitter

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    Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason



    This episode was edited by Esben Willems at Studio Berserk in Gothenburg, Sweden



    Music by: Sam Cangelosi



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    HH 060: Tasting Into The Future (Mike Schallau/Is/Was Brewing)

    HH 060: Tasting Into The Future (Mike Schallau/Is/Was Brewing)

    This week we catch up with Mike Schallau, co-owner and brewer of Is/Was Brewing, an artisanal producer of rustic, farmhouse-inspired ales based in Chicago.



    We explore two of Mike’s first blended mixed fermentation beers: Levain and Bend Towards Daylight. In discussing the construction and intention of these beers we learn more about Mike’s symbiotic approach to creating these living beers. Is/Was recently celebrated its two year anniversary; and Mike reflects on learnings from this early part of his company’s evolution, how he approaches commercial descriptions, and his brief foray in black metal.



    Find Is/Was:

    Official Website

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    Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason



    This episode was edited by Esben Willems at Studio Berserk in Gothenburg, Sweden



    Music by: Sam Cangelosi



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    HH 059: "Cool Story" Barrels (Jim Cibak & Marty Scott/Revolution Brewing)

    HH 059: "Cool Story" Barrels (Jim Cibak & Marty Scott/Revolution Brewing)

    Joining us this week are Jim Cibak and Marty Scott - Brewmaster and Barrel Program Lead respectively - at Revolution Brewing in Chicago. The brewery’s “Deep Woods” Series of barrel aged beers has garnered the attention of drinkers of these time and ingredient intensive styles. Balance, Jim and Marty argue, as perceived during the sensory process, and calculated in analysis, is central to the challenge of achieving consistency, complexity and conveyance of barrel expression for which their “Deep Woods” beers are known. 



    We discuss how sourcing barrels with intention and purpose, blending, patience, nimbleness, luck, and ability to lean on their knowledge reservoir - that of the largest independently owned craft brewery in Illinois - also play a role. Jim and Marty walk us through a number of their barrel aged beers sharing insights into their construction, tasting notes, and stories.



    Follow Along At Home with these beers:

    Revolution Deth’s Tar 2016

    Revolution Deth’s Tar 2020

    Revolution Cuvée de Grace 2020

    Revolution VSOJ 2020

    Revolution Double Barrel VSOD 2020



    Find Revolution Brewing:

    Revolution's Website

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    Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason



    This episode was edited by Esben Willems at Studio Berserk in Gothenburg, Sweden



    Music by: Sam Cangelosi



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    • 2 hr 11 min
    HH 058: Less Transformers, More Harry Crumb (Sanford Parker/HyperCube)

    HH 058: Less Transformers, More Harry Crumb (Sanford Parker/HyperCube)

    Joining us this week is Sanford Parker, a Chicago-based musician, studio engineer and producer. You’ve heard his work in these capacities on albums from Eyehategod, YOB, Wovenhand, Voivod, Hide, Darkthrone, Youth Code, Harm's Way, Facs, and Unearthly Trance, just to name a few. As we get to know Sanford, hear about his engineering and production process, and dive into a select few works, his approach and passion for music becomes evident.



    Select Works Sanford Recorded, Produced and Performed On:

    Buried At Sea

    Corrections House

    Mirrors for Psychic Warfare

    Sanford Parker Solo Material



    Find Sanford Parker

    Hyper Cube

    Sanford’s Discography



    Find Heavy Hops:

    Website (Listen to all episodes and access detailed show notes!)

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    Episode Art and HH Logo By: Bryn Gleason



    This episode was edited, Mixed and Mastered by Esben Willems at Studio Berserk in Gothenburg, Sweden



    Music by: Sam Cangelosi



    Please Subscribe to our podcast via your preferred listening platform. Rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts to help others find us! Support The Show By Donating. Give the gift of HH by sharing our episodes on social media! Small actions such as these go a long way in helping others find us!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    HH 057: Best of 2021...So Far (Nick Dellacroce/Bongripper)

    HH 057: Best of 2021...So Far (Nick Dellacroce/Bongripper)

    Joining us this week is Nick Dellacroce, guitarist of instrumental doom band Bongripper and solo project Bottomed. We discuss what’s been happening with Bongripper, what we’ve been listening to and which albums, podcasts, movies and shows have struck us from 2021 so far. Listeners will recognize Nick not only for his musical work, but also from his appearance in Episode 7 Part I and Part II. Playlists, podcasts, and band names below are hyperlinked, so click/press to explore!



    Playlists Discussed:

    The Sadness Playlist

    Our Best of 2021...So Far Playlist

    Roadburn Essentials Playlist



    Podcasts:

    Wandering Soul Documentary

    Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

    Downstream Channel

    A Life On Our Planet

    Kiss The Ground

    Land of the Giants



    Nick's Top Albums of 2021 So Far:

    Altarage Succumb

    Body Void Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth

    Chaos Echoes Ecstasy with the Nonexistents

    God Is War World Music Volume 1 / Abou Knees

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor At States End

    Mogwai As the Love Continues

    Bill Orcutt / Chris Corsano Made Out of Sound

    Panopticon ...And Again Into the Light

    A Place to Bury Strangers Hologram

    Portal Avow

    Andy Stott Never the Right Time

    Scorn The Only Place

    Sugar Wounds Calico

    Snuffed on Sight EP

    Mika Vainio Last Live

    Yautja The Lurch



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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

jgebavi ,

I like the show

I just think it’s neat!

Takakkaw ,

Put your feet up and enjoy some Heavy Hops

Alexi and Sam discuss their passions be it music, beer, local DIY businesses and artists. What I enjoy most is that they don’t over talk or compete with their guests. They are able to direct the conversation but sit back and listen with us while their guests share their knowledge and experiences during the podcast. It’s well organized and their shows offer a great diversity in beer and metal. Cheers!

bgrant13 ,

Super Entertaining!

I love this podcast. I’m learning something new every episode and I’ve worked in breweries my whole life. Would definitely recommend!

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