Hoppy Craftsmen

Craft Beer News, Reviews, and Brews



Originally from the mitten state Chris now resides in the Valley of the Super Mass of Incandescent Gas state which just sounds way cooler!

HCPC27: 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 →

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 →

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