78 episodes

No matter how you like it, grab your favorite drink and join us for a fun conversation. Listen to stories behind your favorite brands from industry insiders, master distillers & brewers, brand experts and more plus some amazing people who just like a good drink. A new podcast is released every Tuesday.

Hops & Spirits Bar Conversations Hops & Spirits

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

No matter how you like it, grab your favorite drink and join us for a fun conversation. Listen to stories behind your favorite brands from industry insiders, master distillers & brewers, brand experts and more plus some amazing people who just like a good drink. A new podcast is released every Tuesday.

    Fred Minnick on bourbon, bourbon history and Repeal Day

    Fred Minnick on bourbon, bourbon history and Repeal Day

    Best selling author and bourbon taster and curator Fred Minnick talks about how he become the bourbon man he is today, his love of history and writing, his favorite interviews over the years, creating and putting on events, his favorite bourbons, the Repeal Day Expo 2021 and more. Plus, Chad Watson joins us for Tasting Notes to talk about the dos and don'ts for buying bourbon/whiskey as gifts.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Boxing legend Christy Martin on her career and her biggest fight (out of the ring)

    Boxing legend Christy Martin on her career and her biggest fight (out of the ring)

    Hall of Fame boxer and certified badass Christy Salters-Martin talks about how she got into boxing, her career, making the cover of Sports Illustrated, working with Don King, surviving a near-death domestic violence assault, sharing her story on Netflix's Untold: Deal with the Devil, becoming a boxing promoter and more. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us for Tasting Notes to talk about food and drink pairings for the holiday season.

    • 38 min
    EP72: Flight Night VIII with Bespoken Spirits

    EP72: Flight Night VIII with Bespoken Spirits

    It's a bourbon Flight Night as we enjoy a four different pours from Bespoken Spirits — Special Batch, American Light Whiskey, Straight Bourbon and Rye — with co-founders Stu Aaron and Martin Janousek. The crew for flight night includes: Arielle, or influensky on Instagram; and Chris, or @Jefftherabb1t on Instagram. In addition to the pours, we talk how Bespoken works to age in hours/days what others take years to do, how their disrupting the industry, the challenges they face and how much science goes into their process.

    • 53 min
    EP71: Paranormal releases and high proof vodka with Harridan Vodka's Bridgette Taylor

    EP71: Paranormal releases and high proof vodka with Harridan Vodka's Bridgette Taylor

    Bridgette Taylor, founder of Harridan Vodka, joins us to talk about creating a unique vodka, going the higher proof route, getting creative with bottle/label designs, their paranormal reserve limited edition release, Halloween cocktails and more.

    • 39 min
    EP70: Mixology and murder with author Kierra Sondereker

    EP70: Mixology and murder with author Kierra Sondereker

    As we inch closer to Halloween, author Kierra Sondereker talks about her new book "Mixology and Murder" which features cocktails inspired by true crime stories. Kierra talks about the book, what it was like researching both the stories and cocktails, what she learned during her research, her favorite cocktails, coming up with new spins on some classic cocktails, how the book has changed her and more.

    • 34 min
    Episode 69: Diversifying breweries, brand extensions, unique partnerships and using social media on Craft Beer Roundtable #5

    Episode 69: Diversifying breweries, brand extensions, unique partnerships and using social media on Craft Beer Roundtable #5

    It's time for the Craft Beer Roundtable as GoodBeerHunting.com's Bryan Roth and BeerCrunchers.com founder Doug Veliky join us. We hit on a variety of topics, including how craft breweries are diversifying and should small/local craft brewers do the same, brand extensions and refreshers, unique partnerships happening more often and how breweries can better engage through social media.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

boozymike ,

Great show

Love the mix of beer and bourbon (and other spirits) as I enjoy a little bit of everything. Cheers!

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