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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 News, Hoppy Hour Recap for Jan 19

Hoppy Hour Recap On our recent LIVE Hoppy Hour episode, the ‘GEEKS’ took over with some Beer News, and a special guest, Dustin from the Non Profit, Bottleshare . If you ever miss an episode, you can always watch later on YouTube.  If you caught the episode, and want more information on the many news…

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Finding Beer at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts 2022

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts BEER Options https://youtu.be/qpQQSFzWvig Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, Florida now hosts different festivals almost the entire year. This January, their 6th International Festival of the Arts began! It will run until February 21st. Epcot has been under a lot of construction the last few years, but once you get past the…

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Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Dip & Soup Recipe If you missed our recent LIVE show, you can watch the recipe video below, or just follow the instructions below the video. The recipe is simple, but does involve a lot of stirring at low heat. So make sure to have a beer and/or friend available for entertainment. This…

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FLOATS & ICE CREAM, & BEER…OH MY!

BEER FLOATS! Drinking Game: Anytime you hear or read ‘Ice Cream’ take a sip.  https://youtu.be/AiKPU5Mzz5o There are quite a few articles out there giving different beer pairings to make the best beer floats, and I didn’t want to do that, because 1.) It’s been done a lot, and 2.) it’s not really beer education.  However,…

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What Makes a Beer ‘Break Bad?’

What Makes a Beer Bad? https://youtu.be/805nQ34fAeQ?t=446 For those who are long time listeners, you may have heard about my early quarantine project last Spring. It was meant to be my first, non Mr. Beer kit, home brew. And it was gonna be a hazy NEIPA! It resulted in one growler exploding, and the surviving one…

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Yeast Continued- Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur- The Father of Pasteurization https://youtu.be/gskhcxNpW_U?t=1417%20 I will begin today with a quote from Pasteur himself: “Every unhealthy change in the quality of beer coincides with the development of microscopic germs which are alien to the pure ferment of the beer” I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I would slowly dive into yeast and…

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40s Night!

The History of the 40 What do country clubs, Star Wars, Ice Cube, and Dogfish Brewery all have in common? Malt liquor and 40s! Since our theme somehow ended up to be 40s tonight, I gathered enough information to have some beer school. I should preface that I am not drinking a forty, because, ONE:…

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Ales v. Lagers

What the Hell is the Difference? https://youtu.be/VkeNFINw7pA?t=892 Years ago I was on a brewery tour, when the tour guide looked directly at me and asked, “How many types of beer are there?” A little surprised I quickly responded, “Uhhhh….a million?” To which he said, “Wrong! There are two! Ales and Lagers. So what beers are…

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Ringing in the New Year with a Brut IPA

Brut IPA https://youtu.be/1qMBT_4Fw-E?t=1137 Beer School starts at 19 minutes. What the Hell is a Brut IPA What the hell is a Brut IPA? It’s basically a dry IPA that was invented in San Francisco all the way back in 2017, at a place called the Social Kitchen and Brewery. This style came and went pretty…

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Pour the BEER and Spread the CHEER!

The Origin of the Christmas Beer Beer School begins at 26:35 We’ve all heard or seen the line, “It’s the most wonderful time for a beer.” It’s on ugly sweaters, koozies, and cheesy holiday cards every year. But why and how did Christmas time become the most wonderful time for a beer? Well, it can…

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