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Craft Beer Republic

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Why the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of craft beer lovers. Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of content with a variety of topics related to your favorite beverage, craft beer! We're here to raise a pint and keep you entertained and well hydrated with beer reviews, breaking Booze news, Beer Science, and everything that is craft! And every few weeks, we sit down with the head brewer or owner of a local craft brewery to sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry. So grab your libations and join the republic every Wednesday on your favorite podcast app!

Why the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of craft beer lovers. Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of content with a variety of topics related to your favorite beverage, craft beer! We're here to raise a pint and keep you entertained and well hydrated with beer reviews, breaking Booze news, Beer Science, and everything that is craft! And every few weeks, we sit down with the head brewer or owner of a local craft brewery to sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry. So grab your libations and join the republic every Wednesday on your favorite podcast app!

Location:

CA

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Why the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of craft beer lovers. Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of content with a variety of topics related to your favorite beverage, craft beer! We're here to raise a pint and keep you entertained and well hydrated with beer reviews, breaking Booze news, Beer Science, and everything that is craft! And every few weeks, we sit down with the head brewer or owner of a local craft brewery to sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry. So grab your libations and join the republic every Wednesday on your favorite podcast app!

Language:

English

Contact:

8055382337


Episodes

Batch286: The Best IPAs & Drinking Warm Beer in Indiana

1/12/2022
Ever drink so much that you decided to take a trip to Gary, Indiana? Neither did we. Flex and Greg are joined by special guest, and Indiana native, Zack Miller. We talk about Zack’s time in the craft beer industry, the weird alcohol laws in Indiana, the best IPAs in America, and PBR’s tweeting fiasco. Greg kicks off the beer research with Fantastic, an IPA from Societe Brewing & Beachwood Brewing. Zack is sipping on Blackberry Double Marbles, a milkshake IPA from More Brewing Company in...

Duration:00:40:22

Batch285: There’s a First Time for Every Beer Lover

1/5/2022
What is the slang du jour? It's the slang of the day. Mmm, that sounds good. I'll have that... Necknosh's salty captain, Erica, stops in to hang with Flex and Greg as they talk about playing with sharp objects, beer turned into liquor, disappearing hard seltzers, and at-home cocktail machines. Flex starts the hydration session with Braaaaaaaains - Pineapple, Guava, & Dragonfruit. Greg and Erica are sharing Drekker's Triple Berry Pie Slang Du Jour. It's also Erica's first-ever...

Duration:00:40:54

Batch284: Hoppy New Year & Exploding Beers

12/29/2021
Ever drink too much in a strange city and wake up with no idea what happened? Erica, the Pretzel Queen, drops by to get the New Year’s party started with Flex and Greg. The group talks about exploding party beers, New Year’s celebrations, the top beers and breweries of 2021, and some breaking craft beer news! Greg kicks off the hydration with Stone Brewing’s Enjoy By 01.01.22, an unfiltered IPA. Erica joins in the New Year’s beer theme with Lights Out Stout from Worthy Brewing in Bend,...

Duration:00:40:21

Batch283: Christmas Beer, Holiday Cheer, and a Happy Chew Year

12/22/2021
Have you ever gotten drunk at a holiday party, gone to a gentleman's club, and ended up making your sister cry? Beergirl Melissa drops in to hang with Flex and Greg. The group is ringing in the holidays with their favorite drunk Christmas stories, creepy European holiday animals, Christmas in Finland, and those crazy Germans and their sexy Christmas. Greg kicks off the hydration with Stone Brewing's Xocoveza Tres Leches. Then, Melissa comes in off the top rope with Santa's Private Reserve...

Duration:00:59:18

Batch282: Healthy Beers and Hoppy Home-brews

12/15/2021
Are you a lover of advent calendars and homebrew? Chris Braaten, the host of I Like to Like Things, stops by to share his homebrew with Coley and Greg. The crew also talks about their love (and hate) of advent calendars, falling in love with brewing beer, staying drunk in Green Bay, and getting healthy with beer! Coley kicks off the hydration with Bistro Grande Mango Cotton Candy, a fruited Berliner Weisse from Energy City Brewing. Greg is drinking a homebrew from listener Andrew. Greg...

Duration:00:50:09

Batch281: Getting Drunk From Near Beer

12/8/2021
Pro tip: it’s tough to get drunk from near beer. Intern Brian is back to provide some pro bono work to the Republic. We’re also talking about mixing alcohol, being given free beer, the world running out of booze, and recycling spent grain. Greg kicks off the hydration with a review of DeLorean Dust, a ten percenter from Alvarado Street Brewery. Intern Brian is sipping on The Butcher, an Imperial Stout from Societe Brewing Company. It turns out that the Craft Beer Republic is still...

Duration:00:42:49

Batch280: New Thanksgiving Traditions & The Perfect Beer Algorithm

12/1/2021
Not following the Flex Algorithm when buying beers can really get you in trouble. Intern Brian stops in to provide some pro bono work as the group talks about Thanksgiving hangovers, how to make eggnog even worse, and Coley pays up on the Booze League bet. Flex kicks off the hydration with a review of Abracadaver, a double IPA from Modist Brewing. Next, Greg is sipping on Slush Doggie Dogg Vol. 2 Blue Razz Style, a heavily fruited sour from Local Craft Beer in collaboration with Sippin With...

Duration:00:44:22

Batch279: Is There Anything Worse Than Eggnog?

11/24/2021
Grab your turkey and your festive beers; it’s time to prepare for the holidays! Coley hangs out with Flex and Greg as they discuss the best boozy holiday beverage, stocking up on drinks for the holidays, and Thanksgiving fun facts! To kick off Thanksgiving, we’re drinking beers that make us think of turkey day. First is Sierra Nevada’s Celebration fresh hop IPA. Then, for dessert, we’re stepping outside the box with Main & Mill Brewing Company’s HoliDaze Halloween stout. One of these beers...

Duration:00:42:09

Batch278: Hangovers for Adults and Fast Food Booze

11/17/2021
Ever have one of those hangovers that remind you how old you are? Coley joins Flex and Greg to talk about taking full advantage of Sunday Funday, going to breweries to drink for a cause, the importance of lunch beers, fast food flavored booze, and some breaking news that’s shaking up the craft beer scene. Coley and Greg are reviewing Birthday Month: Flowers And Fruit, a double IPA from Wild Leap Brewing in LaGrange, GA. Flex drinks Poetic Hustler, a double dry-hopped double IPA from...

Duration:00:39:19

Batch277: Beer Trips, Secret Bars, and Sober Dancing

11/10/2021
The Dream Team is back, baby! Deb is back to hang out with Flex and Greg to review an Illinois beer, and a California brewery with the best can art. The trio also talk about beer road trips, hunting down beer on family vacations, popular craft beer ingredients, and a new edition of Masterdrunk Theatre! Flex sent Greg and Deb Triadic Harmonies, a triple IPA from Phase Three Brewing, one of his favorite Wisconsin breweries. Next up is a review of Raised by Dingoes, an IPA from Paperback...

Duration:00:43:29

Batch276: BOO! That Beer is Out of This World

11/3/2021
Grab your costumes, space suits, and tongue jobbers; it’s time to join the republic! Deb stops by to complete the dream team and talk about drink-or-treating and Halloween hangovers, a beer that traveled to space and back, government wine, and we’re still huge in Finland! Greg and Deb bring you two beer reviews. First is Ingenious Brewing Company’s Smarty (Boo Berry Fluff), a Berliner with blueberries and marshmallows. Next on the list is Brooklyn Brewery’s Barrel & Flow collaboration with...

Duration:00:33:11

Batch275: Lawless Brewing Co. Ben Wallace & Josh McCombs

10/27/2021
Cheers to fresh beers and new breweries! Greg had the opportunity to visit Lawless Brewing in North Hollywood, CA, and sit down with owner Ben Wallace and head brewer Josh McCombs. Not only did they make their way through a couple of great flights, but they also talked about opening a brewery in a pandemic, the importance of sessionable beers, transitioning from television to beer, and why North Hollywood is such an excellent spot for a brewery. Both Josh and Ben come from Pennsylvania,...

Duration:01:00:40

Batch274: We're Kind Of A Big Deal In Finland

10/20/2021
Get your pizzas, pretzels, and beers; it's time for research! Erica joins Flex and Greg to talk about the return of beer festivals, mac and cheese pizza, the best place to live for drunk people, and why the great people of Finland love us so much! We also get an exclusive performance from Masterdrunk Theatre. Flex is drinking Smashing Yuzu, a cold sour IPA from Eagle Park Brewing. Erica is reviewing Pretzel Bier from Captain Lawrence and Snyder's Pretzels. Finally, Greg is drinking and...

Duration:00:52:47

Batch273: Drinking Beer with a Straw

10/13/2021
Grab your beer-straws and favorite costumes; it's time to get hydrated! Coley stops back in to hang with Flex and Greg as they talk about drinking your way through an anniversary trip, favorite costumes and corresponding impressions, getting drunk with your boss, and celebrating back-to-school with booze. Greg and Coley are sipping on Radiant Beer Company's collaboration with Topa Topa Brewing, a dark Kolsch called Am I Even Kölsch? After that, they get hoppy with Wild Sparrow from Pure...

Duration:00:43:25

Batch272: Shameful Beers & Explosive Tongue Jobbers

10/6/2021
Get your tongue-jobbers and lederhosen ready; we’re doing some research! Coley drops in to hang with Flex and Greg as they talk about some upcoming beer festivals embarrassing beer purchases, new breweries, and weird drinking laws. Flex kicks off the research by drinking for a great cause; he has Brave Noise Pale Ale from Phase Three Brewing. Greg and Coley are getting their steins ready for AleSchmidt Oktoberfest from Alesmith down in San Diego. We get an update from Flex about all those...

Duration:00:42:23

Batch271: Topa Topa Brewing Co. founder Jack Dyer

9/29/2021
Cheers to drinking beers with new friends! Greg had the opportunity to stop into Topa Topa Brewing Co. in Ventura, CA, to sit down with founder & CEO Jack Dyer. In addition to sharing some fantastic beers, they talk about turning a dream into a brewery, pivoting in a pandemic, expanding while staying local, and so much more! Jack talks about his history as a beer lover and his life before beer (hint, kids were involved). He also talks about the early days of starting a home-brew co-op,...

Duration:01:00:47

Batch270: Free Beer Scheme & Pumpkin-Spiced Awfulness

9/22/2021
To all you pumpkin spice lovers out there, welcome. This is going to be messy. Beergirl Melissa is joining Flex and Greg for a whole lot of fun. They are talking about the drunkest states in America, drinking some anniversary beers, getting sucked into pyramid schemes thanks to free booze, and most importantly, getting Flex to drink a pumpkin-spice seltzer. Greg kicks off the hydration with Stone Brewing’s 12.5% 25th Anniversary Triple IPA. Melissa is drinking Humble Sea Brewing’s Orange...

Duration:00:57:59

Batch269: West Coast Hops & The Worst Beer Ever

9/15/2021
Grab your pretzels and cold ones; it’s research time! Erica is teaming up with Flex and Greg to talk about the worst beer around, teachers getting drunk on the job, drinking beer for a good cause, and some weird drinking laws up in Oregon. Erica starts off the hydration with Fall River Brewing Co’s Hexagenia, a five hop IPA. Greg is drinking for a cause with F*Cancer from Silver Moon Brewing. An IPA with proceeds going to a variety of cancer charities. It turns out a lot of the listeners...

Duration:00:40:37

Batch268: Labor Day Pains and Hangover Donuts

9/8/2021
Still recovering from the Labor Day weekend? We’ve got you covered. Flex and Greg are getting ready for football, talking about hangover cures, trying to figure out what’s wrong with Iowa, and getting real basic with pumpkin spice seltzers. Greg starts off the beer research with a review of Big Papaya from Great Notion Brewing. Next, Flex is reviewing Eagle Park Brewing’s Pink Guava Milkshake IPA. The NFL season is upon us. Do you have your teams drafted and beers chilled? Greg does a...

Duration:00:36:38

Batch267: Pancakes and Beer

9/1/2021
Time to grab those flapjacks and chill your beers! Coley is hanging with Flex and Greg while reviewing some beer and breakfast foods, drinking with elephants, and getting duct-taped on airplanes. Greg and Coley start off the hydration with Bistro Pink Guava Kiwi Banana Smoothie, a fruited sour from Energy City Brewing. Then, they move their way to something hoppier with Stone’s new Hazy IPA. Greg does some brewery research with friends, but things get awkward when a blind date shows up....

Duration:00:38:58