Best Azcraftbeer podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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All things craft beer, including Arizona and National news, reviews, and drinking some brews. Hosted by Chris Sanback, Nate Libby, and Jeff Breckon along with a rotating cast of guests. They love craft beer and all things craft beer related. Sometimes things happen in the craft beer industry they agree with and others not so much. But don't worry they are not shy, they'll speak their minds and let you know. All the while enjoying some of their favorite beers. Cheers! Visit us at hoppycraftsm ...
 
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This episode, Jeff and Ed meet with Rob Fullmer to discuss the upcoming Real Wild & Woody festival, as well as Rob fills us in on several of the things the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild are working on to make Brewers and beer drinkers lives easier. Our Guest Info: Barley Legible Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Show Links: Real Wild and Woody Tickets ...…
 
(NSFW) This bonus episode we dust off an episode that never saw the light of day. The Hoppy Craftsmen are back at The Shop Beer Co. but this time it’s to release the amazing collaboration Tropic Like Its Hot can between The Shop, the Hoppy Craftsmen, and some of our lucky listeners. Listen up as we realize the awesomeness of our killer triple m ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode the guys find themselves in a cool little beer share with our buddy Ed. We sit down and share some fine beers from Cantillon and La Cumbre, that latter of which was donated by friend of the show Paul Flores. We take on subjects like the closing of Nimbus Brewing in Tucson, the amazing arrival of Rowley Farmhouse to good old ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode the guys head to Prescott AZ to sit down and talk with Jeff Herbert of Superstition Meadery. Aside from Jeff’s unbelievable hospitality, we sit down and talk about making world class mead in the relatively tiny city in central AZ. Join us as we talk about crazy ingredients, labeling, the difference between making beer vs. ma ...…
 
(NSFW) When the good people up at Dark Sky Brewing asked if we wanted to come up to Flagstaff and chat we said yes. It helped that the date we settled on was their 3rd Anniversary Party. We sat down with Ryan Sandlin Co-Owner, Brewer, and all around pretty cool guy. We talk about how a night of backyard drinking with friends turned into this be ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode finds us in Goleta, California with the boys from 12 West and Grand Canyon Brewing. The fine folks at Captain Fatty’s Brewing invited them out to brew up a couple collabs, and they were nice or crazy enough to invite us along. After a hell of a road trip, checking in on the So. Cal craft scene to see what Bottle Logic, Monki ...…
 
(NSFW) This week’s episode finds Nate and Chris at the Juicy Brews Festival in Tucson. The brain child of Hop Culture Magazine, the Juicy Brews Festival is a traveling festival selling out all over the country. It focuses on, you guessed it, juicy ipas as well as a beer festival the Hop Culture Magazine crew would really want to go to. During t ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode finds the guys in Avondale, AZ at 8-Bit Aleworks. We sit down with Ryan and Krystina Whitten to talk about their totally awesome, video game inspired brewery, hacking beers and the overall awesomeness of 8-Bit Aleworks. Tune in and listen to us fire off our tried and true rapid round questions, as well as discussions about t ...…
 
(NSFW) After a long day of brewing Tropic Like Its Hot our social media voted Triple Juicy Pina Colada Milkshake IPA we sit down and talk about how it all went. We speak to this amazing trip that we all got to be a part of. Then Chris puts them all though the rapid round and tests Dave's memory to see if he gives the same answers. You might wan ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
(NSFW) The Craftsmen sit down at Casa Libby or better known as Hop Theories Brewing (Nate's home brew) to catch up on some news with their good friend Barley Legible. We talk about the David versus Goliath situation that Stone Brewing has decided to pursue. Ultimately, they are trying to put the KEY back in KEYSTONE! We talk about how excite we ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
(NSFW) Join us as we stumble around and talk to some amazing brewers and festival goers alike! This year's Strong Beer festival out did itself like it has every year since we first started attending back in.... yeah it was a while ago. But, we said it before and we'll say it again #beerpeoplearethebestpeople Sadly, once General Admission got in ...…
 
(NSFW) What happens when two podcasts team up and collaborate on dual podcasts? Chaos, pure chaos! Or pure listening gold, however you want to take it. Mike from Pacific Beer Chat was down in the Valley and wanted to talk beer and share some gems from the Pacific Northwest. We talk Strange Fellows Brewing and some of the amazing sours coming ou ...…
 
(NSFW) This week the guy’s head back to The Wandering Tortoise! We catch up with Justin and a get to meet a few other members of the Tortoise family, Sheldon and Sam. We treat them all to a dose of the rapid round, during which Todd from Arizona Wilderness joins in on the fun. Then Justin and Sam jump right into Wandering Tortoise’s amazing and ...…
 
This weeks new brew review is Smith and Forged Hard Cider. Our buddy Paul over at Sons of Suds took up the challenge and picked a cider to review. Let us tell you he is no stranger to brew reviews, he has over 36 reviews on his channel and counting. Bonus he lives in the Phoenix Valley and loves the amazing craft beer made here. So when we deci ...…
 
On this weeks show we catch-up again with Rob over at the Arizona's Craft Brewers Guild. We discuss a little about what has happened since we were last here and what is upcoming for Arizona's Beer Week! Details on the events of beer week as well as a preview of the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. Cheer! Facebook Instagram Arizona Beer Week Our In ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode, we sit down with Dave and Dylan from The Shop to discuss the winning additions to the triple juicy IPA collaboration. Listen in as we have some fun running through the list of suggestions, talking about which ones we like, some of the issues with hop availability, smokey additions, some discussion about everyone’s favorite ...…
 
(NSFW) We are back at Nate's house talking new home brewing gear that he recently purchased form SS Brewtech. We sample Jeff's Catus Cooler Milkshake IPA, we talk about Nate's upcoming pale ale he brewed with his new system as well. John Rowley sent us some new beers to try and we get thru two of them. We save the rest for another episode, and ...…
 
(NSFW, NO REALLY NSFW) We continue our holiday gift to you with a two part episode we dug out of the dusty vaults of HCPC content. This episode Nate was worried about his hops dying from all the beers he had, and Chris had a few laying around the Craftsmen need to drink as well. So what better way than to drink all of them in one sitting! Half ...…
 
(NSFW, NO REALLY NSFW) We continue our holiday gift to you with a two part episode we dug out of the dusty vaults of HCPC content. This episode Nate was worried about his hops dying from all the beers he had, and Chris had a few laying around the Craftsmen need to drink as well. So what better way than to drink all of them in one sitting! Half ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode we are joined by friends of the show Ed Gomez aka Barely Legible and Tim Case from Arizona Beer Enthusiasts. This episode with the guys we pontificate ABI continuing go brew Bud Light “the hard way” and spend a fair amount of time discussing the AZ brew scene versus the super popular Instagram whales we see so often. Not muc ...…
 
(NSFW) In this bonus episode the guys sit down and talk about Jeff's new toy, the Grain Father Brewing System. Which just so happens to be what they are brewing on in this episode. What are they brewing you might ask? Well a NEIPA of course! An all grain Tree House Julius Clone to be exact, and we drink a few beers as well. Because you can't no ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode we drive all the way down to Tombstone, Arizona. Now normally you’d think, “ah, Tombstone brewing, this should be good!” But it’s actually so much better. John Rowley from Rowley Farmhouse Ales hit us up, said he was a fan of the show and was going to be in Tombstone for a collab. After a three hour road trip fueled by secre ...…
 
(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 hosted at the amazing Tap & Bottle tasting room. We had another awesome rapid round, find out what m ...…
 
(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 Matt Trethewey one of the owner/founders of The Beer Research Institute. Had an absolute blast talking wi ...…
 
(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 Company, we sit down and talk to Linette and Kyle; founders and owners of this particularly fine beer crafting establi ...…
 
(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 great idea to move it to a some what larger scale. They talk about what has been happening for the last two year ...…
 
(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 AZ beerfests and gain a much deeper understanding of how much of a logistical nightmare it is to make sure you Arizona craft beer l ...…
 
(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 watering hole, and the mysterious yet inviting “shit beer of the week.” Shay and Justin talk ab ...…
 
(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 us to sample, definitely not disappointed! We also sample several beers from Battery Steele, Austin Street, and Bissell Brother ...…
 
(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 likes brewing beer he likes to drink, and pushing those beer styles just a little to see what happens. We learn the ori ...…
 
(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 one of the biggest beer fests in AZ. Join Chris, Nate and Jeff as we talk to the brewers, owners and ge ...…
 
(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 passion, deviant obsession, dedication, blood, sweat & beers. Tune in and listen to us talk and joke about ABInBev’s six points fro ...…
 
(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 ABInBev sellouts. Jeff loses his mind when Chase busts out some Muir’s Mure to share and discuss, along with some oth ...…
 
(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 Phoenix brewery parking continues. We talk big beer, micro beer and all sorts of other beer. We weigh in on tra ...…
 
(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 bottle of NOJO to share with the guys, give us samples of the Wren House/Pueblo Vid ...…
 
(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 upcoming beer releases, collaborations with other valley breweries, and their 1 year anniversary party. We also talk to B ...…
 
(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 about the recent buyout of Wicked Weed Brewing to they who shall not be named. Oh and he brought us some beer from Tucson’s T ...…
 
(NSFW) The guys head up to Flagstaff once again to help brew a beer of their own creation! They are joined by friend of the show David Rosenkrantz, to help create this beast. Then once it was all said and done co-head brewers Kristen Ewer and Zack "Muffins" Stoll sit down and talk about old lady crafts, The Blair Bitch Project, clean swear word ...…
 
(NSFW) Wow so tried a new method of recording and it seemed to be ok but it was not. It only picked up one of our microphones. So it seems that everyone is sitting around talking into the same one. Sorry. We will pay closer attention in the future. We had our buddy Dave Rosenkrantz back on the show and tried a some more Beermail from our buddy ...…
 
(NSFW) This week the guys mix things up a bit and try to up their beer tasting game. By stoping and walking thru each beer’s appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel, and overall rating. This is a craft beer podcast jeez! They go a little deeper into what got them into craft beer and found early memories of their gateway beers. Which Nate mercifully ...…
 
(NSFW) Brandon is back! The guys go over his trip to the great white north. The dutch rudder is mentioned for the 5th episode in a row. Advances in home brew science. The ups and downs of beer trading. And wait! Is that an AZ Wilderness beer that the gang hates. Yup! Their pain is your pleasure. Enjoy! Music Credit: Porno Galactic by Concrete D ...…
 
(NSFW) This week’s show is sans one Hoppy Craftsmen. Brandon will be skiing it up in the Great White North and trying out some of their beers. I’m sure he will have a full report when he gets back. To fill in his chair we brought in listener and friend of the show David Rosenkrantz. The show also has a new location since we normally record at S ...…
 
(NSFW) This week the guys decide that since everyone else is doing some kind of pairing they should too for AZ Craft Beer Week. Going along with the pairing they talk about current news for a couple Arizona breweries. They touch on who else has decided to get into the craft beer game. You’ll never guess. And is the term over rated really that o ...…
 
(NSFW) This week Brandon, Nate, and Chris talk about a new brewery opening in the east valley, and four new ones opening up in the Tucson area. We go into some of the events we want to check out for Arizona Craft Beer Week. Brandon and Chris dig into the lineup changes from Great Divide. Somehow we get back on the topic of another buyout from b ...…
 
(NSFW) A special release episode of the Nate and Chris doing some home brewing. We plan to brew a few more beers thru out the year. So expect more to come. This one is of a Pliny the Elder clone kit that Nate’s father gifted to him. The only variation we do is that we use a different yeast than the normal White Labs break pack. So listen along ...…
 
(NSFW) This week the guys talk about some current news, why cellaring beer is a fading trend, and what other trends we would like to see either blow up this year, or fade away. We try to talk about a topic we may or may not have covered last week. All the while enjoying some beers from our latest "beer run" to SoCal. And a local can release fro ...…
 
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