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Welcome to Hopped: Sound On 🔊, where we talk everything SoCal craft beer. Get the inside scoop on SoCal's latest beer releases, upcoming beer events, and in-depth conversions with the people that brew, serve, and drink craft beer in Southern California.

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Welcome to Hopped: Sound On 🔊, where we talk everything SoCal craft beer. Get the inside scoop on SoCal's latest beer releases, upcoming beer events, and in-depth conversions with the people that brew, serve, and drink craft beer in Southern California.

    Confessions of a First-Year Brewery with James & Bryce of Far Field Beer Company

    Confessions of a First-Year Brewery with James & Bryce of Far Field Beer Company

    In this episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with James Bardeen & Bryce Lowrance of Far Field Beer Company.



    Coming up on Far Field's 1-year anniversary in Lawndale, we dig into their homebrewing roots, their journey to opening the brewery, collaboration and community in LA's South Bay, their plans for year 2, and soooo much more.



    Paired with this episode are Far Field's Hyper Link, a wonderfully clean and flavorful hoppy pils, and Mind Cradle, a bold and modern West Coast Double IPA, both shining examples of their growing beer program.



    Cheers to one full year of Far Field Beer Company! Visit them this Sunday 7/31 and celebrate in style at their taproom in Lawndale.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Past, Present & Future of Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival with Matt Brynildson

    The Past, Present & Future of Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival with Matt Brynildson

    In this episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with the legendary Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster at Firestone Walker Brewing Company.



    Coming off the heels of the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2022, we dig into the history of the Invitational, recap the latest fest, and I get his thoughts on the evolution of the Central Coast beer scene.



    We talk about collaborating with some of his favorite brewers, the significance of Pilsner beer, the one-of-a-kind barrel-aged beers included in their Brewmaster’s Collective membership club, his time brewing in Belgium, and sooooo much more.



    Stay up to date on everything Firestone Walker, including next year's Invitational, upcoming releases, their three California locations, and everything else at firestonebeer.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Beer Blogger to Beer Buyer with Chase Dipple of Hi-Lo Liquor Market

    Beer Blogger to Beer Buyer with Chase Dipple of Hi-Lo Liquor Market

    In this episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with Chase Dipple, beer program manager of Hi-Lo Liquor Market.



    We dive deep into Chase's journey from beer blogger to beer buyer and all the steps he's made along the way.



    We also chat about his approach to curating Hi-Lo's on-premise and off-premise beer program, training their staff on the latest and greatest in craft beer, how to prioritize freshness as a retailer, designing the perfect beer trip, and diving into Hi-Lo's brand new store coming soon at The Camp in Costa Mesa.



    Check out Hi-Lo Liquor Market and their amazing retail locations in Culver City, Long Beach, and coming soon to Costa Mesa.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Hanging with the Beergang with Kurt & Kyle Leingang

    Hanging with the Beergang with Kurt & Kyle Leingang

    In this episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with Kurt & Kyle Leingang, co-founders of new beer delivery and marketplace startup, Beergang.



    We chat all about their journey of launching Beergang, how they built up their list of brewery partners, the growth of the Southern California beer scene, their inaugural beer festival coming up on May 21st, and so much much!



    Hit up Brews & Crews, a beer festival featuring unlimited pours from 15 Beergang breweries, plus live music, food, games, and more, all going down Saturday, May 21st at 14 Cannons in Westlake Village.



    Get $5 off your tickets with promo code Hopped using this link.



    Big shout out to our sponsor, Hi-Lo Liquor Market, who consistently brings in the best curated craft beer selection in Southern California, with shops in Culver City and Long Beach and an online store.

    • 57 min
    Six Years of The Propagator with Sam Tierney of Firestone Walker Brewing Company

    Six Years of The Propagator with Sam Tierney of Firestone Walker Brewing Company

    In this episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with Sam Tierney, manager of Firestone Walker's R&D brewhouse in Venice, CA.



    We talk all about The Propagator as it approaches its six-year anniversary, how the space and the brewing program have evolved over that time, Sam's recent run of all-star beer collaborations, what it's like to visit other breweries as a brewer, and much more!



    We also dig into Gen-6, Firestone Walker's six-year anniversary Double IPA, a collaboration with El Segundo Brewing Company featuring new hop varieties Vista and 1019 alongside trusty Citra and Mosaic.



    Cheers to six years of Firestone Walker's The Propagator. Pick up Gen-6 at any of Firestone Walker's locations or their online store and celebrate with them on April 30th at The Propagator in Venice.



    Big shout out to our sponsor, Hi-Lo Liquor Market, who consistently brings in the best curated craft beer selection in Southern California, with shops in Culver City and Long Beach and an online store.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Hop Show with Blanca Quintero of Highland Park Brewery

    The Hop Show with Blanca Quintero of Highland Park Brewery

    We are excited to announce season 2 of #thehopshow! Hosts Daniella Lopez and Javi Gonzalez interview Blanca Quintero of Highland Park Brewery for their Big Game special!



    Listen in as we speak to Blanca about the return of festivals, the origin story of Schwarzmas, and stuck mash...all while having a wing and beer pairing, culminating with one of the hottest sauces around!

    • 1 hr 7 min

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We met at the ogopogo brewery after ur interview with Jason got to say I enjoyed the cast very much. Subscribed

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