Hoppy Craftsmen

Craft Beer News, Reviews, and Brews

HCPC22: Real Wild And Woody Live Interviews

(NSFW) The Hoppy Craftsmen attend the Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival, put on by the great folks at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.  Real Wild and Woody focuses on cask (real), sour/farmhouse (wild) and barrel conditioned (woody) beers and is... Continue Reading →

HCPC21: The Shop Beer Co – Inappropriate Beer Names and Undiagnosed ADD

(NSFW) In this episode, the Craftsmen sit down with David, Jason and Dylan from The Shop Beer Co. in Tempe AZ to chat about what it’s like to rebrand, relocate, build and open your own brewery the hard way, through... Continue Reading →

HCPC20: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

(NSFW) This week’s episode finds the Craftsmen at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.  We chat up head brewer Chase Saraiva about his path to becoming a brewer, giving up his dreams of a long life of dentistry and continue our rant on... Continue Reading →

HCPC19: Arizona Whales and Hazy Days of Summer Review

(NSFW) The Hoppy Craftsmen pine over Hazy Days of Summer IPA, the beer collab with Historic Brewing in Flagstaff, AZ.  Then discuss the sheer awesomeness of Wren House Peaches & Cream IPA while their rant about the sad state of greater... Continue Reading →

Hix Farm Brewery

Shortly after I reached the age of 21, (quite some time ago) I moved to CO – a state known for skiing, mountains and beer. Until that point, Budweiser, Coors and Miller High Life (the proverbial Champaign of beers) was... Continue Reading →

HCPC18: Wren House Brewing

(NSFW) This week’s episode finds the Craftsmen sitting down with Drew and Luke from Wren House Brewing. We talk Wren House’s two year anniversary festivities (happening now) including rare bottling releases, unique tappings and special swag. They bust out a rare... Continue Reading →

HCPC17: Richter Aleworks

(NSFW) The guys take the long trip over to the North West side of the valley to visit one of the newest breweries in Peoria, Richter Aleworks. We talk with owner/brewer Brandon Richter and head brewer Wes Burbank about their... Continue Reading →

HCPC16: More Craft Beer Buyouts and Tucson Beers

(NSFW) Long time listener, and friend of the show Jeff Breckon joins the guys to talk about AZ Wilderness of course! New breweries showing up in the valley, beers of the week, horrible parking, and they may talk a little... Continue Reading →

IBU’s What Do They Mean To You

Is It me? Recently, I was browsing the beer forums and blogs for the show and came across the an article, and like most good articles it made me question myself. Let me explain. In the article in question the author... Continue Reading →

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