Hoppy Craftsmen

Craft Beer News, Reviews, and Brews

HCPC30: Borderlands Brewing – Possum Jerky, Juicy IPAS, and Tucson Pride

(NSFW) This episode finds us once again in Tucson AZ talking to Mike Mallozzi and Landon Swanson of Borderlands Brewing.  Borderlands was celebrating and serving an amazing pineapple IPA that they brewed for Girls Pint Out, and we found ourselves... Continue Reading →


HCPC29: Beer Research Institute – Creativity, Quality, and Consistency

(NSFW) This episode finds The Hoppy Craftsmen down a man.  Nate sits this episode out, but lo and behold our favorite, stalker/blogger/kidnapee Arrwoooo (a.k.a. Ed Gomez) fills in with a guest appearance.  Join us as we sit down and talk with... Continue Reading →

HCPC28: Pueblo Vida – Brewing Philosophy, Tucson IPA’s, and Can Art

(NSFW) Join the guys as they hit the road and head to Tucson.  What’s in Tucson you ask?  Well duh, Tucson has become another AZ hotbed of amazing breweries and their beers.  Specifically, this trip lands us at Pueblo Vida Brewing... Continue Reading →

HCPC27: Goldwater Brewing Co. -Goldmines, Homebrew, and Block Parties

(NSFW) This episode finds us talking to Chad, Dillion, and Jordan of Goldwater Brewing deep in the Goldmine! They talk about what got them started in craft beer. How Chad and Dillion’s old man started out in his garage and then had a... Continue Reading →

HCPC26: AZ Craft Brewers Guild – Current and Future Events

(NSFW) This episode we sit down with Rob and Paul from the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.  We delve deeper into what makes the AZ Craft Brewers Guild tick, some of the methods to their madness when it comes to popular... Continue Reading →

HCPC25: Wandering Tortoise – Good People, and Great Beers

(NSFW) This episode finds us talking to Shay Gau and Justin Evans, proprietors of The Wandering Tortoise, home to all things hoppy, malty and wonderful.  The Wandering Tortoise is many things, bottle shop, beer mecca, brew geek clubhouse, dog friendly... Continue Reading →

HCPC24: Brewery Tattoos, Hillbilly Home Brew, and Maine Beers

(NSFW) This week the guys sit down and sample some beers sent to us from Hillbilly Brewery.  Hillbilly is a home brewer in Skellefteå Sweden, and was nice enough to send some of his delicious brews “across the pond” for... Continue Reading →

HCPC23: 12 West Brewing – Rick and Morty, Bad Reviews, Music and Brewing

(NSFW) The Hoppy Craftsmen sit down with Noel Garcia, co-owner and head brewer at 12 West Brewing in San Tan. We discuss how early home brew failures turned into great beers, and an even better brewery. Noel talks about how he... Continue Reading →

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 →

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