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Lauren, "The Hoppy Mommy" is our self-proclaimed Disney beer expert. She is a Florida native who is often found drinking at the most magical place on Earth, the beach, or a local brewery. From German imports that follow the Reinheitsgebot laws, to local craft beer, she is helping us find all the best brews throughout Disney World, and Central Florida. She is also half of our spinoff podcast, 'Hops GEEK News.'

Beer Geek Guide to Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays 2021

Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays 2021 It’s the most wonderful time for a beer, and Epcot is the most magical place to enjoy it!! Especially after they took down the Osborne lights over at Hollywood Studios. That still hurts every holiday season. It’s like Andy leaving Woody all over again. From festive beers, to international…

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Beer Geek Guide to Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival 2021

Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival 2021 Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival changes a bit each year, and the beer options are no different. Over the years we have seen a shift to some local offerings being mixed in with some macro beers, and imports.  On our Hops News’ Hoppy Hours, we have actually had a…

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Finding BEER in the Magic Kingdom!

Finding Beer in the Magic Kingdom! Not that long ago, Magic Kingdom was drier than the island that Captain Jack Sparrow had no rum on. Fortunately, that has changed, but it’s still not even close to ‘Drinking Around the World’ at Epcot. Magic Kingdom is very much a ride and show focused park. However, there…

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Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2021!

The Beer Geek’s Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival The Flower & Garden Festival has turned into a mini Food & Wine, complete with many festive local craft beers. The video below shows all the festival beers, as well as some other Festival offerings. 

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Finding Beer at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts 2021!

Beer, Art, & Figment! Craft beer itself is a work of art, and during Epcot’s Art Festival (which runs every year from mid January to the end of February), they have paintings, chalk, sculptures, and food all worthy of being in an art museum. Epcot also has festive BEER! The video below showcases some of…

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Holidays and Beers Around the World!

Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays 2020 Every Holiday season, Epcot celebrates with festive food, decorations, shows, and BEER! Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit better than a festive beer while learning about how people celebrate this magical time of the year, around the world! Every festival beer served at the Epcot festival in 2020,…

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Drinking Around the World During a Pandemic-Epcot 2020

Epcot Fall 2020 There may be mask mandates, social distancing, and hand sanitizer everywhere…but the MAGIC is back, and Disney is open!!!! And, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival runs until November 22, 2020.  The Covid regulations change regularly, so make sure to check the rules before you hit the parks so you can “BE PREPARED!”…

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BEERS & BUTTERFLIES!

The Beer Geek’s Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2022 While Epcot is still undergoing a lot of construction the world showcase is as magical as ever, and filled with some amazing and festive beer. Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival makes you forget about the catastrophe of construction behind the walls you just walked…

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Recap: Decreasing Beer Sales

What is Causing Beer Sales to Decrease? Links to the Articles We Discussed: Top Beer Holidays in the States & The Percentage Shift in Beer v. Liquor How Craft Brewers did in 2020 National Beer Sales for 2020 Brave Brews Fest Covid and Alcohol Sales in Florida Hard Seltzers Beer Production and Breweries per State…

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Quick & Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

Meatball Sub Recipe with Hop Barons If you caught our recent Super Bowl episode, then here’s the Meatball Sub Recipe! As someone who is not a fan of cooking, this is quick and easy, and can be tweaked to make it to your specific taste.  Meatball Sub Ingredients MEAT! Turkey, Beef, Impossible. Anything goes. Sub…

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