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We head out to West Shore Brewing and sit down with Joe and Ryan from Vertical Vines, a hop farm in Lockport, NY just outside of Buffalo! They get into what it takes to maintain a hop farm, how they started and what they are doing to help the local scene grow with their product. With their hops being used by the likes of West Shore, Rusty Nickel, New York Beer Project, Old First Ward and Brickyard Brewing, they have their hops all over the local scene! Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 3/19/2019


It's almost spring so we're hitting the stouts as much as we can. We drink beers from Beer Tree Brew Co, Mortalis, Brickyard Brewing and Other Half while talking Fantasy Hockey, Trying to Escape Elma, NY and upcoming Charity Events we're all a part of. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 3/12/2019


Brian and Eric fought 75mph winds and made it to World of Beer in Cheektowaga to drink some beers and do their thing! We drink beers from Southern Tier, Rare Form, Firestone Walker, Bell's Troegs, and Community Beer Works while discussing disgraced musicians and journalists, upcoming local events and whatever else comes to mind. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 2/26/2019


The guys are all back together and Brian brought some goodies back from Boston. We talk Extreme Beer Fest while drinking beers from Trillium, Other Half, Equilibrium, Alesmith, Big Ditch, and a Beer Tree/ Mortalis collab. Needless to say, the ABV is high and the adjuncts are a plenty! Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 2/12/2019


We attended the 2019 Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational on January 27th and were able to talk to plenty of great people in the scene. On this episode we talk to One=Eyed Cat Brewing (5:52), Big Inlet Brewing (9:50), Pressure Drop Brewing (12:22), Big Ditch Brewing Co. (20:35), Sato Brewpub (23:35), Buffalo Beer Reviews (27:36), Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (30:10), Buffalo Brew Fab (35:57), Brickyard Brewing Co. (37:42), Steelbound Brewery (43:00) and West Shore Brewing Co. (45:23). The event was a blast, Thanks again to the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association for putting on such a wonderful event. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 1/29/2019


February is approaching and there's a small movement to help a part of the craft beer scene gain some spotlight again. Flagship February is meant to get people to drink breweries mainstays, not just the one offs or whales we all chase down. Brian and Eric got together to revisit some old friends from Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Victory, Brooklyn, Ithaca and more. We went live on Instagram to discuss the topic so here is the before and after. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 1/22/2019


We took a trip to Alchemy Wine and Beer in Hamburg, NY and sat down with Morgan and Amy of Content on Draft for this week's episode. These ladies help craft beverage businesses create a connection with people like us by helping them tell their stories so why not let them tell their story. They give us great insight on branding through social media and other outlet, The Pink Boots Society Buffalo Chapter and Professional Thumb Wrestling. Oh, and Brian continues his fight against basic ketchup. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast Wordpress: https://whatthehops.wordpress.com/

Publish Date: 1/15/2019


It's a new year and the beer releases are coming in hot and heavy already! We talk about 2 beers from 42 North Brewing Company in good ol' East Aurora as well as jump into a bunch of west coast beers from Bottle Logic, Modern Times, and Russian River. Eric is already in midseason form so you'll want to listen to the tangents we get off on! Be sure to rate, review and subscribe and follow us on : Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Thanks for listening!

Publish Date: 1/8/2019


GTFO of here 2018! We look back at the year and get off on tangents about Christmas movies, bathroom sanitation and well, you know the drill. We drink the Thin Man/ Old First Ward collab, First Ward Problems, West Shore/ Sato Brewpub collab, Forbidden Mud Pie Stout and a CB Oaked Aged Wee Heavy Winter Ale from 2017, among others. Be sure to subscribe, rate and review and follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 12/30/2018


Ah, Christmas Time... chopping down trees, spending a ton of money on Amazon, and your local radio station playing Christmas Music the day after Halloween. Brian and Eric got together to talk just about that, that's right, it's a Christmas Music episode! Not just any Christmas Music though, as reformed emo kids they still hold on to those holiday hits they listened to 10-15 years ago. Don't worry, beer is involved too as we drink Founders CBS, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Keytar Bears, a collaboration between Thin Man Brewery and Aslin Beer Company. Listen to us as we drop that early to mid 2000s Christmas knowledge in the spirit of the holiday! Be sure to rate, review and subscribe where you get your podcasts and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Thanks for listening!

Publish Date: 12/10/2018


Here's Part 2 of our talk with John from Buffalo Brewing Company! We touch base a bit on Buffalo's East Side history, why he uses dates for his beers as well as Buffalo beer history. We also talk collabs and the Sabres. Troy from Drinking Points is still with us too! Be sure to rate, review and subscribe and follow us on : Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 11/27/2018


It's another two parter for us! Adam and Brian went down to Buffalo Brewing Company to watch some hockey, drink some beers and talk shop with owner, John Domres. This half we touch base on what he has going on the day before Thanksgiving as well as the weekend after. As always with John the conversation gets in depth on aspects of the industry also. Troy from Drinking Points is with us too to add his flavor to the conversation so you know it's going to go a bit off the rails! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 11/21/2018


The stars finally aligned and we were able to sit down with Paul, Dave and Josh from Mortalis Brewing Company. Only opening back in August these guys have made quite the impression on the WNY beer scene. We touch base a little bit on what got them to where they are and what the future holds. Stop reading and start listening! Be sure to rate, review and subscribe, as well as follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 11/13/2018


The guys went to 12 Gates Brewing where they sat down with Brewmaster Scott Shuler, Josh Dziomba from West Shore Brewing and their friend Steve, a homebrewer. We try some of Steve's homebrews with Scott and Josh and get a sneak peak at this year's batch of Dissolution, their Oaked Aged Baltic Porter. Josh let's us in on some stuff he's been working on including a Grape Sour IPA that we have a little fun coming up with marketing ideas for. Come for the beers and Mac Sabbath talk, stay for the hot brewer on brewer action! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe and follow us on : Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 11/7/2018


We're at it again with another collaboration! Brian's brother Shawn and his wife Jen were in town for a family event and what else is a family full of podcasters supposed to do?? They have a podcast called Worst Collection Ever where they review terrible comics so Brian brought some great beer to cancel that out. We drink the Brickyard Brewing Company/ West Shore Brewing Company collab Das Blep as well as the Mikkeller San Diego Freddie Murkury. We read the "wonderful" 90s Marvel comic Darkhold # 5 guest starring Punisher and Ghost Rider. Highlights include: - Ghost Rider is a Facebook Pro - Punisher watched Thriller on The Box - Carrot Top and TJ Miller Zombies - Bruce Wayne Rage - Cannibalism Podcasts Be sure to check out Worst Collection Ever wherever you get your podcasts. Rate, Review and Subscribe! Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 10/24/2018


It's finally fall beer weather and with that comes the start of hockey season! The guys discuss fall, pumpkin beers, and hit the hockey talk hard. It's an exciting time in Buffalo as the Sabres gear up for a season of high expectations. Beers for the episode include offerings from Dogfish Head, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cigar City and North Coast Brewing. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Facebook: https://facebook.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Don't forget to Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 10/3/2018


We headed to Village Beer Merchant on Hertel Ave for this episode! while there we discussed Buffalo Beer Week and drank some beers from Fat Head's, Evil Twin, Barrier, Upper Pass and Big Ditch. We were also joined by our friends from Drinking Points for a bit where the conversation takes a turn and goes a bit off the rails but what else is new?? Be sure to go check out Village Beer Merchant at 547 Elmwood Ave or 1535 Hertel Ave in Buffalo, NY and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Faceook! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Don't forget to Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 9/27/2018


It's our first collaboration! We went to Big Ditch for the Packet Release with Troy and Haley from Drinking Points, a fellow Buffalo based podcast and had some fun. We talk to Matt Kahn of Big Ditch and touch base on some fun stuff. They even decide to give us a little Erie Canal history lesson during the episode. It's everything you'd expect it to be! Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 9/21/2018


Part 2 is here! Listen to the end of our conversation with Tommy as we do a beer draft! Who drafts the team you'd want in your fridge? Listen while we drink beers from West Shore Brewing, Lost Nation Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, Funkwerks, and Fifth Frame. Buffalo Beer Week is September 13-23! Check out www.buffalobeerweek.com to find out all the happenings throughout town. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Don't forget to Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 9/11/2018


What happens when you get over two hours worth of content to use for a podcast? You make it a Two Parter! Our friend Tommy, who has worked in the industry in many areas over the years, joined us and just threw so much information at us. That doesn't mean we're any calmer though. Listen in as we try Action Bronson's 7000 from Stillwater, Fifth Frame Cherry Crumble Sundae IPA, Captain Lawrence Tears of Green and Maine Beer Company Woods & Waters. Tons of information stuffed in this first 50 minutes so get to listening! Be sure to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Don't forget to Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 9/5/2018


On this episode we talk about the July special releases from one of our favorite breweries, Sixpoint! We managed to get some cans of Stun Gun, Spritzer and their colllab with Sloop Brewing, Spritzer Bomb: White. That's not all though! We also drink a great wild sour, Bidwell Wild from Big Ditch Brewing and hit the latest flavor of a What The Hops summer staple. Topics include: - A review of Community Beer Works new space! - Our recording from Community Beer Works new space! - Vlad Guerrero Jr. hitting them dingers! - Fall Seasonal Beers trying to ruin our summer! Don't Forget to Rate, Review, Subscribe and Follow Us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/

Publish Date: 8/29/2018


When it's IPA day what else are you supposed to do? We got together to drink some of the style of beer kids these days love the most with offerings from Mikkeller San Diego, Foreign Objects Beer Co, Cigar City Brewing, and some non hoppy beers from Bellwoods Brewery and Firestone Walker. Topics include: - Toronto hipster action! - Other Half in Rochester and it's effects on the region! - Toppling Goliath drama opinions! - Where The Hops is Iowa?! - Facial Hair! - Geography Arguments! Stick around for Brian calling out Untappd again and can you find the Foreshadowing for the next episode??? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehops/

Publish Date: 8/22/2018


On this episode Brian and Eric get drunk and reminisce about Warped Tour memories while drinking some beer from artists who have played the touring festival. We try JDub's Brewing Co. Less Than Jake Orange Wheat and Barrier Brewing Co. Hop Damn! IPA in honor of Buffalo's own Every Time I Die. WE talk pop punk, metalcore, being old at concerts and what the festival and music meant to us. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Every Time I Die video mentioned: https://youtu.be/foA0oma6ey4 Crack open a cold one and hit the pit with us!

Publish Date: 8/6/2018


This week is Overpack'd with beer from Southern Tier Brewing Company, Literally! We go into our history and experiences with the Lakewood, NY brewery while sampling 8 different beers they have to offer. We get into a few other topics such as Fall being overhyped, WTH is hiding in the ocean, How many band shirts is too many and where can we find the perfect peach! Please be sure to rate, review and subscribe and to follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/whatthehops) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/)

Publish Date: 7/30/2018


This week we had the opportunity to sit down with John Domres, Owner/ Brewer of Buffalo Brewing Company to discuss his upcoming 2nd Anniversary on July 28th. We also talk homebrew, traditional beer styles and what makes Buffalo the city that it is. Be sure to follow us! Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Listen to us and others at https://hoppedupnetwork.com/ Don't forget to Rate, Review, Subscribe and Share!

Publish Date: 7/23/2018


This week we talk about a Buffalo suburb tradition... Lawn Fetes! What is a lawn fete you ask? Listen and find out, silly! While discussing these wonderful events, we enjoy a Buffalo craft beer classic, Flying Bison Rusty Chain. Brian pulls a bottle of La Trouffette Junifer from Brasserie de Bastogne out of his cellar collection and we also enjoy a collaboration created for Record Store Day by Jackie O's and The Answer called Orange Crates. Other topics discussed: - Buffalo's feelings towards Bon Jovi - Wild Yeasts - Upcoming events and releases Be sure to follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatthehops Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcast/ Untappd: https://untappd.com/user/WTHPodcast We're proud members of the Hopped Up Network. Check out https://hoppedupnetwork.com/ for information on us and other great beer podcasts. And as always be sure to Subscribe, Rate, Review and Share. Thanks for listening!

Publish Date: 7/16/2018


We decided to spend Episode 8 talking about one of our favorite styles of beer, the gose! We give a review of West Fest at West Shore Brewing while enjoying their Cucumber Mint Gose collab with Old First Ward Brewing then enjoy another collab that Thin Man Brewery did with Industrial Arts Brewing and Lough Gill Brewery, an oyster gose by the name of Sligose Also Discussed: Them delicious barnacles in Lake Erie that nobody eats Fruited Beer Styles Collaborations and relationships between breweries Enjoy the nature and children playing in the background and take in the full effect of Summer Time! Be sure to subscribe, rate and review anywhere you get your podcast and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Publish Date: 7/9/2018


It's the hottest weekend to hit Buffalo in a while as well as Canada Day/ 4th of July Weekend so what does that mean? Headbands, seafood and juice! We're joined by Greg who brought his bag of tricks, a bunch of beer from Tree House Brewing. We also enjoy local offerings West Shore Brewing, Thin Man Brewery, Big Ditch Brewing and Ellicottville Brewing! It's a beer heavy episode with more juice than what's in a Capri Sun. Check us out on the Hopped Up Network, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Untappd and be sure to Rate, Review, Subscribe and Share!

Publish Date: 7/2/2018


Two episodes in a week?! We went to West Shore Brewing and met with Owner/ Brewer Josh Dziomba to discuss the upcoming West Fest 1st Anniversary Party they're throwing on July 7th. He let us in on the 4 special beers he has brewed for the occasion, took a look back on the past year and even shed a little light on some future plans he has for beers and more! Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2537865409772775/ We're now members of the Hopped Up Network! Check it out and enjoy plenty of other wonderful podcasts focused on craft beer just like ours! https://hoppedupnetwork.com/ Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe, Thanks for listening!

Publish Date: 6/29/2018


Welcome to Episode 4! It was Smashtag tapping day at Old First Ward Brewing / Gene McCarthy's so we decided to celebrate by enjoying some on the podcast. We jump into another IPA from the other brewery in Buffalo's First Ward and try the recent canned release of Sticky Trees. The beer doesn't stop there as we sample beers from Foreign Objects and Interboro as well. Topics on the podcast include: - Is Martin Brodeur the best goaltender to play the game? - How much would you sell a nostalgic shirt for? - Jack White's no phone policy at concerts - Buffalo's most famous dive bar, The Pink Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd and don't forget to Rate, Review and Subscribe! Thanks for listening!

Publish Date: 6/25/2018


We made it to 3 episodes! On this episode we pick Eric's brain on homebrewing and talk about our experiences with the hobby over the years. We also crack into the 1910 Czech Pilsner from Buffalo Brewing Company and Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale. Rate, Review and Subscribe!

Publish Date: 6/18/2018


Just when you thought you were safe, it's Episode 2! We review Resurgence Brewing Company R&D #13 and the Mikkeller/ Thin Man Brewery/ Barrier Brewing Company collaboration See Delight. Also in this episode: Near riots when Pizza Hut stopped serving beer, comparing the coffee and craft beer scenes, and foreshadowing of a cider episode? Thanks for listening, subscribing and rating!

Publish Date: 6/11/2018


It's Episode 1! Join us as we discuss the Buffalo beer renaissance including reviews of Big Ditch Brewing Company Deep Cut and Community Beer Works Moonpies for Misfits.

Publish Date: 6/3/2018