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A non-pretentious, irreverent look at the world of craft beer with news, history, homebrewing tips, interviews with breweries and other personalities.

Hop Nation USA - A Craft Beer Podcast Hop Nation USA

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A non-pretentious, irreverent look at the world of craft beer with news, history, homebrewing tips, interviews with breweries and other personalities.

    Episode 219: Full to the Brim (LIVE at Full Pint Beer)

    Episode 219: Full to the Brim (LIVE at Full Pint Beer)

    Steve and Adam are still on the road recording in other spaces. This week they are at the resurrected Full Pint Beer. They're joined by Bobby Nacho the head brewer, and Dan Franklin one of the co-owners. They talk about bringing back a brand that was a known staple of Pittsburgh, returning beloved beers, and introducing their own new recipes. Then they get into talk about CBC (Craft Beer Conference.) Learn about what was to see and do this year in Denver, plus what the hell is a mash filter press? Full Pint has one and we ask about it. Finally, it's a rousing game of Would You Rather and Chi-Chis gets name dropped.


    BEERS:


    Full Pint Beer Chinookie IPA


    Full Pint Beer Smackdown Sour Pink Passion Fruit


    Full Pint Beer Dawn of the Living Stout White Stout   

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 218: Necromancy Pants (LIVE at Necromancer Brewing)

    Episode 218: Necromancy Pants (LIVE at Necromancer Brewing)

    Fall doesn't officially start until September 22, so the 2021 Spicy Boi Summer Revenge Tour rolls on at Necromancer Brewing. Adam and Steve are joined by head brewer Lauren. They talk about the light speed opening of the Pittsburgh brewery, the ideas behind resurrecting old beer styles, Oktoberfest plans and more. Then they get into Lauren's history and her journey from homebrewer to Sun King to the Pittsburgh Symphony to Viceland and beyond. Finally, they play a game of Bring It Back From the Dead, where they choose what former beer trends they want to resurrect. It ends in needing a backhoe.


    BEERS:


    Necromancer Brewing Cans of Worms ESB


    Necromancer Brewing White Knuckle Belgian IPA


    Necromancer Brewing Sticke Together Sticke-Altbier

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 217: From Our Homebrew to Yours (LIVE at NHHBF‘21)

    Episode 217: From Our Homebrew to Yours (LIVE at NHHBF‘21)

     


    It's wild episode this week with a full deck of hosts Steve, Adam, Kelsey and Katie live at the North Hills Homebrew Fest at the Syria Shriner's Pavilion. They sit down with the head brewer for Penn Brewery to talk about judging the competition, upscaling homebrews to commercial level beer, upcoming Oktoberfest, and more. Plus they talk to four homebrewers pouring at the event of varying experiences. Plus they drink beers from the homebrewers. Plus they had giant friggin' pierogis and brats, but you don't hear that on the episode.

    Homebrewers Featured:


    Wrenchworks Brewing


    Steelbridge Brewing


    Door Top Brewing


    Tapmoor Brewing


    Sixty South Brewing


    Posset Brewing

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 216: A Rad Dish About Homebrewing

    Episode 216: A Rad Dish About Homebrewing

    This week Adam Bashline of Bash Brew and the Decayin' With the Boys Podcast joins Adam and Steve in the Hop Nation USA Studios. This week they're drinking nothing but reinheitsgebot beers before they wade into the utter chaos of a homebrewing event. They give a preview of the North Hills Homebrew Fest on Sunday August 29th that they'll all be participating in. They also talk about new Pittsburgh breweries, and the Duke's Mayonnaise beer. Then in a fun chat about the scale of Bash Brew's system, how it's scaled since first being built, what's pro-level and what's still DIY, and what gadgets would and should you buy as a homebrewer. Finally it's the return of the long dead Dirty Anagrammer 9000 using the names of NHHBF'21 beers to slake its thirst for poop and pee jokes.


    BEERS:


    Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Yours Truli wheat ale


    Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Red Ale


    Weeping Radish Farm Brewery Black Radish Schwarzbier

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 215: Roll Out the Barrel, Feel the Flow (with Day Bracey)

    Episode 215: Roll Out the Barrel, Feel the Flow (with Day Bracey)

    This week Adam is on vacation. So instead it's Steve, Dennis, and Day Bracey spending time talking about Barrel & Flow Fest 2021, the largest Black beer fest coming from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You could call this a Hop Nation USA x Daily Sip x Drinking Partners collab, if you wanted because they spend a lot of time talking about the wonderful collaboration beers at B&FF. This includes Dennis' collab with Our Town, how Run the Jewels got hooked up with Brew Gentlemen, and the three beers they're drinking on this episode. Plus they get into what separates Barrel & Flow from other fests, its growth, partnership with Tavour, what it takes to put on such a massive event, the future, and more.


    BEERS:


    Crafted Culture x Burgh'ers Brewing Knock If Ya Bock Doppelbock


    18th St Brew x Revolution Brewing Shop Talk West Coast IPA


    Byron Nash x Helltown Brewing BLQ METAL Hazy IPA

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 214: Reserve in Peace

    Episode 214: Reserve in Peace

    An episode Il Classico with Adam and Steve from the Hop Nation USA studio. Steve picked a bunch of mutants of beers styles Adam likes and then they drink. Goodnight everybody.

    ...oh plus, Pickle Beer is back, Texas loves trash beer, and Pittsburgh is getting a new brewery. Find out why all the cool kids are taking selfies with their vax cards. Plus they pay their (dis)respects to the 11 garbage brands Epsteined by Molson Coors. And they rip off PTI again despite Steve not watching ESPN or knowing how to pronounce a lot of words.


    BEERS:


    Surly Brewing Pentagram Dark Sour


    Threes Brewing Kicking and Screaming Foudre-Fermented Pilsner


    Rusty Rail Brewing Buckeye Gold Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Hefeweizen

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Decayin with The Boys ,

Craftin' a craft to get stuck in a craft brother!

Adam and and Steve blend craft beer into their shows with other topics smoother than a crispy boi on a hot summer day. Mixing the craft business with nerd science, wrestling, industry news, diversity in craftbeer, and many more topics makes this a can't miss podcast for the beer nerd in your life!

jasoncercone ,

Overflowing with Good Beer Talk

The crew at Hop Nation have put together one of the most fun, entertaining beer podcasts on the web. Each episode brings new content and new beers, so it’s always fresh. They strive to bring you new episodes every week, without fail. Definitely take some time to pour your favorite beer and listen to what Hop Nation has on tap! See what I did there?

gkern46 ,

Beers be good

I found out about this podcast this past summer while spending time with some friends in the OBX. I am WAY behind in listening, but after 34 episodes, I want to hear more. I may not always agree with the guys, but it is very humorous. Keep it up. Listening from Southeastern NC.

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