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National IPA Day

India Pale Ale – The Origin Story to Today Happy National IPA Day! This day is celebrated by Hop Heads every year, since 2012, on the first Thursday of August. So, crack open something Hoppy, and take a sip anytime I say… hop, hops, or IPA! If you watch the video, you can also take…

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Schneeeule and the Revival of the Berliner Weisse

“I try to make every beer I produce my dream beer”, states Ulrike Genz, head brewer and co-founder of Schneeeule. Schneeeule, translating to Snowy Owl, is a brewery based in Berlin, Germany, focused on Berliner Weisse-style sour beers, in addition to other wild and sour brews. In a past life, Genz was a practicing civil…

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Payette Brewing and The Best of Boise

When traveling to Boise, Idaho beer isn’t something that may come to mind right away. Admittedly when I first arrived in this up and coming city all I knew about the state of Idaho was the stereotypical potatoes and the blue turf field that has produced many NFL caliber talent. However, beer is something that…

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Beer School Recap- BEER & SPORTS!

Drinking Game: Take a sip for any acronym or Sports Team (colleges count). We’re about to learn some very random fun beer and sports facts to celebrate sports finally returning (and hopefully staying)!!! There may be no fans in the stands, but I can guarantee many fans at home will be drinking beer while watching…

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Feelin’ Lucky Podcast – Episode 0 Airs Tonight!!! Here is the link to watch and a Drinking Game for the Pilot

Welllllllll well well, it is finally here. This has been teased on Hoppy Hour for probably a month at this point, but the day is finally here. The pilot for Feelin’ Lucky drops tonight at 7pm CST!!! You can find it HERE!!!!!!!!!  If you are a member of the Hops News Family, you saw this…

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Now We’re Cooking With Beer!

Beer Recipes to Get you Through a Summer Pandemic We are in the dead of summer which means the family BBQs are flowing, while we spend those hot summer days by the pool. Unfortunately, we are also in the middle of what seems to be a never-ending pandemic. This leaves us with restaurants being closed…

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Beer School Recap- Gose

Beer School recap from our LIVE Hoppy Hour. Learn about the old school German sour, Gose.

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Beer School Recap- How a Few of Our Breweries Today, Survived Prohibition

Some Big Breweries that Survived Prohibition Before Prohibition started, there were over 1,300 breweries in the States. When it ended there were about 100. Today we’re going to learn about what a few of our well-known breweries did during the “driest” 13 years in America. This is basically the guys that survived and lived to…

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Beer School Recap – Prohibition Ends, and the Three Tier System

Beer School Recap! For the full video, search Hops News on YouTube! If you would like to make Beer School a drinking game, take a sip anytime I attempt to say distribute, distribution, or distributor.  https://youtu.be/mLH1Zaf5hbM?t=2527 I’m continuing with Prohibition, and Today PROHIBITION ENDS! So, how did it end, and what the hell happened afterwards?…

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Beer School Recap- Murica’s Founding Fathers & Beer!

Beer School, 56:20 – 1:02:46 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMSeFtQG9oQ Everyone has heard the Benjamin Franklin quote, “Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy!” Well, he did not say that exactly, and he was actually referring to wine. However, he did say, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is FREEDOM, and…

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