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Craft beer enthusiasts, Dan Holway and Tom Simpson, love beer and are very good at getting their hands on highly coveted bottles and cans from some of America's best breweries. Join them on a ride that will cover current events in the craft beer industry and tips and tricks on how you can get better beer without having to travel too far from home.

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Craft beer enthusiasts, Dan Holway and Tom Simpson, love beer and are very good at getting their hands on highly coveted bottles and cans from some of America's best breweries. Join them on a ride that will cover current events in the craft beer industry and tips and tricks on how you can get better beer without having to travel too far from home.

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English


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Season 4 Episode 10 (04/06/24) - Happy National Beer Day

4/6/2024
April 7th is National Beer Day in the United States but a lot of people don't know the story of why. Justin Smith - the unofficial founder and godfather of the holiday - joins the podcast to tell the story of how the date came about. We also talk about the Eskerhart announcing their opening date, Hermit Thrush announcing their closing, Rosecourt Brewery making beer available, and eclipse ideas for the beer nerd who wants to play hooky on Monday April 8th. Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the top rated beers of the last week and Tom and Dan talk about the local releases that caught their eye. Hope everyone enjoys National Beer Day. Cheers.

Duration:00:57:14

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Season 4 Episode 9 (03/22/24) - Autodidact: One Complete Revolution

3/22/2024
Autodidact celebrates their first anniversary. We talk about the first year of their brick and mortar. The Rons share their anniversary beers - all collabs - and tell us how they came about. We discuss the importance of music to what Autodidact is and has become. They share thoughts on the future and talk about the plans this weekend to celebrate their anniversary. We also discuss District 96's new location, the idea of brewery locations in malls, and how to partake in the solar eclipse with a beer. We go over local releases that caught our eye and Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the highest rated beers of the past week. Congrats to Autodidact on their first year and we wish them the best of luck for the future.

Duration:01:27:32

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Season 4 Episode 8 (03/16/24) - A Druery Tour

3/16/2024
In this episode, we take a ride down to Lawrenceville, New Jersey and visit The Druery. Drew - owner and brewer - talks about his early success, the beer community's obsession with hoppy beers, the importance of keeping a diverse tap list, and his goals for the future. Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates, joins to talk about the importance of getting tested, the millions he has raised over the years in increasing awareness, and how he's made it possible for thousands of men in the craft beer world to get tested at beerfests. Chase from Top Beer Drops joins to talk about the highest rated beers of the past week. We talk about local releases that caught our eye as well as Untappd Community Awards and where you should consider going for Zwanze Day.

Duration:01:24:50

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Season 4: Episode 7 (03/8/2024) - Y'all Tripping

3/8/2024
Molly from Tripping Animals joins the podcast. She talks about her journey in the craft beer world and her efforts in drawing attention to mental health in craft beer community. Tom and Dan look ahead to Eskerhart's grand opening and talk about Monk's Cafe 27th Anniversary. March is Women's History Month and several local breweries created special beers in honor. Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the top beers of the past week and we look at local releases and events that caught our eye. Cheers!

Duration:01:03:49

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Season 4: Episode 6 (02/26/2024) - Marlowe Artisanal Ales

2/26/2024
With Tom off this week, Dan took the trip up to Marlowe Artisanal Ales in Mamaroneck, NY. He talks to Zac and Carla of Marlowe about their new brewery location, their beers, and what the future holds for the brewery. We also discuss the new Troon barleywine release, Hop Culture's list of top pastry stout breweries, and Tin Barn making announcing the first few breweries that will attend their first beerfest. Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the highest rated new beers in the country and of course we profile some local releases that caught our eye.

Duration:00:58:18

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Season 4: Episode 5 (02/17/2024) - Will 4/20 Become a Beer Holiday?

2/16/2024
Tom and Dan talk about Wakefest being canceled this year and Grand Delancey's closing in NYC. Cantillon announces Zwanze Day on a date that might already be on people's calendars for non-beer reasons. Andy Ashby of Memphis Made Brewing joins the podcast to talk about the Tennessee bill that might keep cold beer off of shelves. Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the top beers of the past week and we go over the local releases that caught our eye.

Duration:00:52:47

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Season 4: Episode 4 (02/02/2024) - Groundhog's Day and Beer

2/2/2024
It's Groundhog's Day on America the Brewtiful. Another week and another announcement of an NJ brewery closing. But it's not all bad news. Ramstein's Eis Storm returns. We talk to Greg from Ramstein about one of the highest rated eisbocks in the world and why you should go to Butler NJ tomorrow to pick it up. And what's the opposite of Dry January? How about a 46 day beer only fast? Read that sentence again. Paul - colorado_beer_guy on Instagram joins us to talk about the tradition and why he is doing it this year. Dan and Tom talk about local releases and Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the highest rated beers of the past week. He also talks about some of the Droppies award winners and what to look ahead to for next week.

Duration:01:06:20

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Season 4: Episode 3 (01/27/2024) - Wax On/Wax Off - "Waxgate"

1/27/2024
In this week's episode, we talk about "Waxgate" - the controversy surrounding some unwaxed Equilibrium bottles. Rob from Hazeboiz stops by to react to what's happened this week. Michelle from Equilibrium joins the podcast as well and talks about EQ's new private barrel experience and shares some big news about the menu. Dan talks about his 20,000th unique Untappd check-in, we go over the Angry Chair Rad Set lineup for this year, and talk about Oakflower almost sweeping the NJbeer subreddit awards for 2023. Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the highest rated beers of the past week and talks about the upcoming Droppies which celebrates the top beers and breweries of 2023. Tom and Dan talk about some of the local releases that caught our eye and wish a very happy birthday to one of the good guys in the beer world.

Duration:01:04:43

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Season 4: Episode 2 (01/21/2024) - 2024 Beer Trends

1/21/2024
Jon of Aryabarks IG fame joins this week as a co-host. Dan and Jon talk about the frigid EQ Day of Bliss, the return of wibs, and why beer events like that mean so much to the beer community. Hop Culture releases their top beer trends to look at for in 2024. We look at the list and give our insights. Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the highest rated beers of the previous week and we go over the local releases that caught our eye.

Duration:01:08:00

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Season 4: Episode 1 (01/04/2024) - Ringing in 2024

1/14/2024
First episode of 2024 - Tom and Dan talk about the new NJ brewery bill, Forgotten Boardwalk announcing their closing, Equilibrium's private barrel experience, and 3 Fonteinen announcing changes. They talk about local releases including Noble Savage reaching number one on Top Beer Drops. Chase from Top Beer Drops joins as well to go over the rest of the list and to talk about the upcoming list which is sure to include a particular local brewery for the first time. He also previews the TBD awards for the year that was 2023.

Duration:01:03:59

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Season 3 Episode 30 (12/29/23): Year Ender - NJ Craft Beer Law News + Bakes Brewing Opens

12/29/2023
For the last episode of 2023, Tom and Dan talk to Jeff Baker, founder of Bakes Brewing about his new brewery opening this weekend. They also talk to New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal about New Jersey beer laws and get some BIG news about what may be about to change. Chase from Top Beer Drops talks about the top beers of the week and also talks about the top beers and breweries of the year. Tom and Dan talk about what things in the beer world they are most excited for in the new year. Plus - some big local collabs, Other Half opening a new location, and lots more.

Duration:01:05:10

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Season 3 Episode 29 (12/15/23): Monks Cafe Does It Again

12/16/2023
Tom and Dan talk to Tom Peters from Monk's Cafe about their very special collaboration with Cantillon and why that beer is so special not only to the beer world but to him. He also talks about the special event they had with Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead. We run through some of the numbers from Untappd's year end review and talk about some upcoming brewery openings in New Jersey. Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the top beers of the last week and of course we talk about some local releases that caught our eye.

Duration:01:09:33

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Season 3 Episode 28 (12/02/23): Happy 8th Birthday Tap House 15

12/2/2023
Dan visits Tap House 15 for their 8th anniversary. Rob from Hazeboiz joins in to talk about the New Jersey brewery laws that are in limbo. Rob and Dan then talk to Tom of Tap House about the anniversary and the state of the craft beer world. Later, Chase from Top Beer Drops joins in to talk about the top beers of last week. Tom and Dan talk about the local releases of the week that caught their eye.

Duration:01:20:28

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Season 3 Episode 27 (11/14/23): Oakflower's 1st Anniversary

11/14/2023
Join us this episode as Tom and Dan go to Oakflower ahead of their 1st anniversary. Colin and Leann join us to reflect on their 1st year in business. They talk about their upcoming taproom expansion, their balance of clientele between beer nerds and local patrons, Untappd ratings, their unique upcoming events, and what to expect in year 2. Later in this episode - Chase from Top Beer Drops goes over the top new beers in the country which includes a local brewery taking the top spot. Dan and Tom also talk about the BBT release fiasco, District 96 welcoming back their old brewer, and the Other Half Everything Facebook group saying goodbye.

Duration:01:25:45

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Season 3 Episode 26 (10/27/23): Cheers to 3 Years to The Seed

10/27/2023
Three years ago The Seed joined America the Brewtiful to talk about their new brewery that was about to open. In this week's episode, Sean from The Seed joins the podcast to celebrate three years of The Seed. He talks about their new releases and the future of the brewery. Tom and Dan get to try one of the very special member bottles as well. Also in this episode, we talk about Alias Brew Works - the future home of Muckraker and Two Villians as well as TreeHouse's new upcoming location. Also, some exciting events happening on 10/28, new local releases that caught our eye, and Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the top beers of the past week and some that might make the list for next week. We have some spooky music thrown in so lean back and throw back a fall beer or two.

Duration:01:04:06

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Season 3 Episode 25 (10/17/23): Wings Take Flight

10/17/2023
Two huge releases hit the New Jersey craft beer community - one from Mindful Ales and one from Eskerhart. Both releases were part of the Melesa's Wings series of beers and raised big amounts of money for Memorial Sloan Kettering. Bobby from Eskerhart joins the podcast to talk about his new beers and the future of the brewery. We look ahead to The Seed's 3rd anniversary which looks to have some very exciting collabs and talk about some of the cooler upcoming local releases. Chase from Top Beer Drops stops by to talk about the top beers of last week which includes two local breweries - Equilibrium and Kane.

Duration:00:56:05

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Season 3 Episode 24 (10/06/23): Dekkera Brewing and Blending

10/6/2023
Dan of Dekkera Brewing and Blending joins the podcast this week. He talks about representing New Jersey in one of the biggest craft beer festivals in the world - as a homebrewer! You'll also hear him talk about making wild beers, supporting local homebrewers, collabs with commercial breweries, and what the future might hold. He is also shared with us the best grisette that we've ever had. Tall Ron from Autodidact also calls in and tells us about two very special beers that they made - both for great causes. Tom and Dan talk about local releases and events and Chase from Top Beer Drops tells us about the highest rated beers of the previous week and what will likely make the list this upcoming week. Sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy that fall weather.

Duration:01:25:42

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Season 3 Episode 23 (09/21/23): Robot Wings

9/21/2023
Special episode as Dan talks to Jose of Yankeerunner77 fame on Instagram about his cancer charity - Melesa's Wings - and all the breweries helping out in the cause. We recorded this episode at Human Robot the day before the newest of the Wings series was released - Human Robot's Joe's Wings. The great people at Human Robot join the podcast to talk about the personal reason that they joined the charity efforts as well as discussing their expansion, the love for lagers, kids at breweries, and why Philly deserves more love. Grab a beer and cheesesteak and enjoy!

Duration:01:02:17

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Season 3 Episode 22 (09/16/23): GOAL - Get Out And Live

9/16/2023
JPizo joins the podcast to talk about his newest venture - GOAL Brewing. He talks about how GOAL is more than just a brewery but a mantra for life. You'll hear about their first BA offering here first and why collabs are so important to the beer community. Dan and Tom try Forest and Main's Melesa's Wings and talk about the beers coming out for Jose (YankeeRunner77)'s charity. Oktoberfest is just around the corner and we look at how breweries are celebrating the global beer holiday. Chase from Top Beer Drops tells us about the top beers of the week which includes a local brewery taking the top spot.

Duration:01:22:35

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Season 3 Episode 21 (08/25/23): Eskerhart and the Future Bear Den

8/25/2023
Bobby of Eskerhart Artisan Ales joins the podcast to talk about his upcoming brick and mortar. He also shares insights on some of his upcoming beers being made for Melesa's Wings and beers resting in barrels. Tom and Dan also talk about the grand opening of New York Craft Coalition - a joint project between Marlowe Artisanal Ales and Barclay Brewing. They also look ahead to some upcoming anniversaries and events in the craft beer world.

Duration:00:42:05