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Hop Nation USA - A Craft Beer Podcast

Comedy

Craft beer and comedy podcast covering news and silliness from the world of beer and homebrewing.

Craft beer and comedy podcast covering news and silliness from the world of beer and homebrewing.

Location:

United States

Description:

Craft beer and comedy podcast covering news and silliness from the world of beer and homebrewing.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 164: All in a Day's Work (w/ Day Bracey)

7/31/2020
Day Bracey of the Drinking Partners Pod and one of the Founders of Fresh Fest Beer Fest joins Steve and Adam to talk everything Digi Fest coming up Aug 8th. They get into all the wonderful collaborations coming for the festival, the uniqueness of being able to distribute a beer fest cross country, what it takes to build an app, lessons the world of stand up gave Day to apply elsewhere and how Pittsburgh provides opportunities to creators looking to succeed. There's also a lot of talk of food...

Duration:01:50:42

Episode 163: For Beersons Unknown

7/24/2020
Adam and Steve continue the new normal of one episode in the studio (one off.) This week is the return of the Mysterious Beer Fridge of Mystery. They talk about the revised PA food laws, learn what a Raines sandwich is, are confused by the Ohio voting awareness campaign "collaboration," and get fed up with Florida. Then they talk about the greatest unsolved mysteries in beer. They're mostly truck heists, but it's wild. Finally, it's another round of Nobody Asked You where they answer beer...

Duration:01:52:04

Episode 162: Brewbot Podrade

7/17/2020
Mr. Steve of the Might Be Brews podcast joins Steve and Adam for drinking beer, talkin' Pennsylvania things, and podcasts. First it's a very PA centric news segment highlighting the new Brew Barons Beer Trail in Hershey/Harrisburg, then talk of new brewery Acclamation and the effect of ever changing pandemic guidelines in PA. Finally end on talk about Black is Beautiful beers in Philadelphia. The next segment they get into the world of podcasting; learn more about Might Be Brews the show as...

Duration:01:31:42

Episode 161: Yeast Bound and Down

7/10/2020
Adam and Steve are back in the studio for that good, good audio quality. This week is talking coffee beers. There's news about Pittsburgh breweries, the affect of the pandemic on Americans buying treats, and Steve sneaks in a news story to use as a jumping off point to pitch a Smokey & The Bandit. Next they use the speculation of 2020 coffee trends to speculate on the trends of beer in 2020. There's at least one good idea in there someone will steal. And speaking of stealing, they rip off...

Duration:01:26:57

Episode 160: COUCHicka Wow Wow Part 2 (w/ Couch Brewery)

7/3/2020
Oops we made too much podcast and had to split it into two parts. Yinz should be really happy with this; it's like when Marvel would publish a GIANT-SIZE issue. This week Steve and Adam are joined by First Sip Brew Box's Dennis as well as Darren, Beth, and Bobby Nacho from Couch Brewery. In part 1, get to learn the stories of Beth and Bobby Nacho. Plus they all talk about the current events and challenges of keeping a brewery open in an unstable system where things can change on a dime....

Duration:01:27:39

Episode 160: COUCHicka Wow Wow Part 1 (w/ Couch Brewery)

7/3/2020
Oops we made too much podcast and had to split it into two parts. Yinz should be really happy with this; it's like when Marvel would publish a GIANT-SIZE issue. This week Steve and Adam are joined by First Sip Brew Box's Dennis as well as Darren, Beth, and Bobby Nacho from Couch Brewery. In part 1, get to learn the stories of Beth and Bobby Nacho. Plus they all talk about the current events and challenges of keeping a brewery open in an unstable system where things can change on a dime....

Duration:01:27:42

Episode 159: Classico

6/25/2020
Adam and Steve are back in the studio at it again. This week they're dropping a spotlight on RAR Brewing out of Cambridge, Maryland. First it's news stories featuring First Sip Brew Box, Couch, Abjuration, Guinness, Lavery, Yards, and Love City Brewing. Then it's focusing on the history and origins of RAR brewing, they're most popular beers, and bad Maryland geography. Finally whether you're a brewing out of ideas or someone looking to start a new brewery, Adam debuts The Reardon Method for...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode 158: The Big Fat Brews Brothers SuperQuiz Part 2

6/19/2020
It's the end of an era as Hop Nation USA wraps up the beating of the dead horse known as Netflix's Brews Brothers with a cavalcade of guest stars including Jason Cercone of the After Poured Youtube show, Dennis of FirstSipBrewBox.com; Nikki, Eric, and Tom of ALittleTasting.com, Sean on In Poor Taste Podcast, and returning guest host Kelsey. Adam plays against these all-stars to protect the integrity of the show. Who is the grand champion and obviously the one who watched the most Brews...

Duration:01:07:48

Episode 158: The Big Fat Brews Brothers SuperQuiz Part 1

6/19/2020
It's the end of an era as Hop Nation USA wraps up the beating of the dead horse known as Netflix's Brews Brothers with a cavalcade of guest stars including Jason Cercone of the After Poured Youtube show, Dennis of FirstSipBrewBox.com; Nikki, Eric, and Tom of ALittleTasting.com, Sean on In Poor Taste Podcast, and returning guest host Kelsey. Adam plays against these all-stars to protect the integrity of the show. Can they survive the battery of trivia and thinking on their feet? Find out at...

Duration:02:26:13

Episode 157: Kill the Pour

6/12/2020
This week Sean from the In Poor Taste Podcast leaves his pocket dimension of torture to drink some beers and be tortured in a different way by Steve and Adam. Sean learns about wet and dry hopping, the discuss the Black is Beautiful beer initiative, and touch on the little news available about Fresh Fest going digital. Then Sean offers a unique perspective on the final episode of Brews Brothers, while Steve maintains his general hatred for the show, and Adam is just relieved it's over. What...

Duration:01:27:48

Episode 156: Barbarism Begins At Homebrewing

5/29/2020
Tom, Pittsburgh area homebrewer and co-coordinator of the Little Beer Tasting Group, joins Adam and Steve to talk mostly about homebrewing in the time of quarantine. We highlight the Terrestrial Brewing Company's donation to their local homebrewing group, what Tom's been brewing and where he's been getting his ingredients, and the plans for the online Homebrew Con. We also talk about the possible coming replacement for Brews Brothers, then new Amazon series Poured in PA based off the movie....

Duration:01:18:19

Episode 155: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Your Beers

5/22/2020
Eric and Nikki from A Little Beer Tasting Group return to talk about beer delivery service, Pennsylvania gets liquor to go, and a correction on some City Brew Tours news we talked about last week. We also go in depth into the Untappd Beer Festival and the Great American Beer Festival shifting to online solutions. Is the virtual beerfest the latest craze waiting to happen? Is $90 worth the price of having a Stay at Home tasting of beers you wouldn't normally have access to? This week's guests...

Duration:01:11:14

Episode 154: A Slush of Blood to the Head

5/15/2020
Jason Cercone of BreakingBrews.com returns and finally isn't forced to talk wrestling with Adam and Steve. He is however forced to talk about Episode 5 of Brews Brothers. But first, they talk about the hot (cool? cold?) new trend in PA of alcoholic slush machines in beer distributors. The latest is a 20 tap wall at Shangy's. Then they discuss City Brew Tours pivoting their business model to include virtual beer & cheese pairings and homebrewing classes. Insurrection is getting a new taproom....

Duration:01:13:50

Episode 153: Virtual Festivity

5/8/2020
In every dark cloud, there is a silver lining or some crap. This week's silver lining to the quarantine is we were actual able to get First Sip's Dennis and Sam on the same episode for the first time... even if they've never been in a room together. Steve and Adam are also present to drink beer, and they all talk about the emergence of the virtual beerfest. The first one they've heard of is being put on by Gathering Place brewery for their 2nd Annual Lager & Friends. Then they go down a...

Duration:01:10:19

Episode 152: Haven't Had A Drink All Damie

5/1/2020
Special guest Anthony from The Main Damie and They Called This A Movie podcast joins regular guest host Kelsey, plus Adam and Steve for a rousing Zoom meeting. All podcasts are zoom meetings in this new world. They talk about the fun ways to past the time with emergence of digital age drinking games including solo beer pong, zoom pong, power hours, and general gaming. Also talk of baking, Altered Genius brewing opening in the midst of quarantine, Wrestlemania and Steve has a deep cut...

Duration:01:02:02

Episode 151: My Old Kentucky Foam

4/24/2020
Michael Moeller of BuildingBreweries.com joins Steve and Adam on this week's podcast. We talk about the Kentucky beer scene and how it's adapting to quarantine, revisit the Stephen Foster (not that one) story, get pumped for Bloom Brew cans, and learn more about Michael's podcasting career with Building Breweries. Then it's on to reviewing Episode 2 of the Netflix "comedy" sitcom Brews Brothers. Has it gotten any better from the abysmal first episode? Do they flesh out any of the characters?...

Duration:01:05:02

Episode 150: Drinkee and the Brave

4/17/2020
Ryan from the Fueled By Hops empire returns. He talks with Adam and Steve about how his Facebook community has been affected and the future of FueledFest. They all speculate on the future of beerfests during the Reopening of America. They also lament for the breweries on the cusp of opening or had just opened before the bat flu ruined everyone's parade. Next it's Part 1 in an 8 part Ken Burns series of reviewing the new Netflix show Brew Brothers. This week is Episode 1. Some people think...

Duration:01:09:26

Episode 149: Satanic Rites of Drinkula

4/10/2020
Dennis from FirstSipBrewBox.com joins us to discuss some of the more uplifting news from around the city, country and the world. We talk about the charity All Together beer conceptualized by Other Half Brewing meant to benefit the hospitality industry. The North Hills Home Brew Fest has been rescheduled and we're still set to appear. Hopefully, we will. The Brewer's Association has adapted the Craft Brewer's Conference for online participation and has made it FREE for anyone to enjoy. Then...

Duration:01:08:15

Episode 148: Smells Like Quarantine Spirit (Wrestlemania w/ Jason Cercone)

4/3/2020
Jason joins Adam and Steve for the first Zoom edition of the Hop Nation USA podcast. They talk about the good and bad business practices coming out of breweries during the quarantine. They speculate on the future of to-go orders and deliveries, and recognize the charitable contributions of breweries and distilleries in the area. Then they discuss the upcoming Wrestlemania event, but it sounds more like the sad state of affairs wrestling has become and how the current situation in the world...

Duration:01:14:17

Episode 147: I Won't Brew What You Tell Me

3/27/2020
Steve and Adam are in self-isolation. They're broadcasting by themselves. This may be the first 2 man podcast where the hosts don't interact with each other. Everything's gone to doody, but they're still making the best of it. Steve brings you a survival / pairing guide of media to consume and what to drink while you do with small reviews for the Color Out of Space, Call of Duty Warzone, and Disco Elysium. Adam provides a look at the wacky world of sports and specifically focuses on how...

Duration:00:45:31