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The Inaugural CollaBEERation Festival was held on 2/16 in Buffalo and it was a blast! Brian was joined by fellow beer geek Rob to chat with brewers and more about the one of a kind festival which featured beers brewed in collaboration with local beer drinkers input and help. Brian was a part of the @pressurebrewers team which brewed a Strawberry Mi…
 
It's our 2nd Flagship February Episode! This year we hit up classics from @abitabeer @troegsbeer @anchorbrewing @newbelgium @boulevard_beer and @threesbrewing while finishing off with a sour from @fixed_gear_brewingListen in as we talk about Them Chiefs winning it all, get into some halfway point hockey talk and our usual odd stuff.…
 
The 2020 Brewers Invitational was this past weekend so Savana and Brian decided they needed to repeat the shenanigans from last year! Listen in as we get info about new and upcoming releases, 2020 plans and news from breweries all over WNY.Breweries on this Episode:@12gatesbrewing@fiveand20@westshorebrewingco@brickyard_brewing_company@pressurebrewe…
 
We’re back to help usher in a new year and decade! Brian and Eric discuss hard and soft nuts, the 450 North debacle, the Marc Miller debacle, some local releases you might have missed while we were away and upcoming local events to be excited for!Beer on the Episode:Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company – EvanaBuffalo Brewing Company – 1910 Czech P…
 
Brian, Eric and Savana are together for this episode and we’re talking about Miami, FL metalcore legends, Poison the Well! We get into a bit on what the band meant to us, are they Florida’s best metalcore band, and Derek Miller leaving and starting Sleigh Bells. We also get off topic a bit and talk mascots and their personal lives, how Thrice start…
 
Adam, Brian and Eric drink a vertical of sorts by drinking 3 years of Sixpoint Brewery’s Beans releases. We also touch on Community Beer Works placing at GABF, local spooky myths and Octoberfest.Beers on the Episode:Weihenstephaner – Hefeweissbier DunkelSixpoint Brewery – 3Beans Baltic PorterSixpoint Brewery – Barrel-Aged 4Beans Baltic PorterSixpoi…
 
Adam, Brian and Eric celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving by talking about the start of the NHL season. We get into the Sabres hot start, expectations for them and other teams and get a little nostalgic in the process.Article mentioned in the episode: On That Green Bottle TipBeers on this episode:Threes Brewing – Wandering Bine SaisonFounders Brewing Co…
 
We’re back with a mini recap of what we’ve been up to. It’s been a crazy month in Buffalo and the beer scene in particular with Buffalo Beer Week, Borderland Festival, Zwanze Day and it was all topped off with the Shelton Brothers Festival. Listen in to how we felt the festival went off and our experiences from the crazy month.Shelton Brothers Fest…
 
We drove north until we almost hit Canada and decided to stop and enjoy Lewiston, NY to hang out at Brickyard Brewing Company! We met up with head brewer John Paul Meeter along Lewiston natives, Taylor and CJ, and surprised them with Karl Kolbe of Pressure Drop fame. Get ready for beer, religion, politics and well, A Bunch of Richards. It's a conve…
 
Buffalo Beer Week is upon us so we got together with Scott of WNY Brews to talk all about it! We were joined at the annual Brewers Shuffleboard Tournament at Big Ditch Brewing by Brian of Buffalo Beer Reviews and talked to a bevy of people in the scene. Listen in as we have guests galore from West Shore, 12 Gates, 42 North, Thin Man and more as we …
 
Brian and Savana hit Brooklyn for a weekend and brought back some treats. We drink beers from Sixpoint, Interboro, Founders and Hudson Valley while we talk about visiting all the hotspots including Threes, Grimm and Other Half. It's a super hipster episode!Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/what…
 
It's a milestone episode, not just because it's our 50th but because we're all here! Savana tells all about her trip to San Francisco and her stay at the King George Hotel. She gets into all the breweries shit hit while there while we enjoy beers from Calusa Brewing, K2 Brother Brewing and Wild Leap Brew Co.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as …
 
Brian and Eric were joined by Donnie Burtless, creator of Buffalo Eats to talk beer, food, music and well, Buffalo in general. We get into all sorts of topics including parking in the city, Shelton Brothers Fest, The Funhouse and Buffalo Pizza. We drink beers from Brickyard Brewing Company, Grimm Artisan Ales, Funk Factory Geuzeria, Thin Man Brewer…
 
Adam, Brian and Savana were on hand for West Shore Brewing's West Fest 2.0 on July 27th! We talk to Owners Josh and Laura Dziomba, get the scoop on the beers brewed for the event and talk to some regulars about what it's been like to have West Shore out in Clarence these past 2 years. Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Fa…
 
Instagrammer @miabeerbrigade came to Buffalo to experience what we had to offer and we were there for it all. WNY born and current Florida resident @beer.brat joined in to accept the challenge and somewhere along the way we all got together at Buffalo Brewing company for some pizza and a bottle share. We drink beers from Hill Farmstead, Finback, J …
 
Brian and Savana went to Lockhouse Distillery to sit down with Cory Muscato, co-owner of Lockhouse and an organizer for the music festival Cobblestone Live! Cobblestone Live is a music festival taking place on August 2 & 3 in the Cobblestone District of Buffalo, NY. With over 30 musical acts and countless activities between the two days, Cory gives…
 
Brian, Eric, Savana and Shannon discuss topics such as: - Brian's campaign to call Chandler St, "Chandy Land"- Reality Television- Are certain bands overrated/ underrated- Flat Earthers and Holocaust DeniersAll while drinking beers from:- Finback- Iron Tug Brewing- The Veil/ Hudson Valley collab- KCBC- Bearded Iris/ Weldworks collab- Platform- West…
 
Holiday Weekends are for relaxing and catching up on some recent local releases! Brian and Eric drink a Pressure Drop/ Stoneyard collab, Struggle Bus, as well as beers from Resurgence, 42 North, Evil Twin and Sixpoint. We hit the important topics such as overhyped boats at the waterfront, people licking ice cream, licking lifeguards and stealing do…
 
It's the eve of NHL Free Agency and Brian and Eric are all over it! We drink beers from Adirondack Brewery, Paradox Brewery, Masthead Brewing Company, Bearded Iris Brewing, and Buffalo Brewing Company.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehopsTwitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehopsInstagram: ww…
 
Buffalo hosted the BNBA/ NYSBA Brewers Festival on 6/22 and Brian and Savana were there to catch all the action! We talked to local friends as well as others across the state while enjoying plenty of fun beers. 1:08 - Swiftwater Brewing Company (Rochester)3:11 - Reinvention Brewing Company (Manchester)5:18 - Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood)…
 
We're coming at ya this week with some music talk! We discuss the trend of bands playing albums front to back with a focus on one of our favorite bands, Glassjaw. We drink Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron from 2015 and 2018 along with Thin Man Ookla the Mok and Allagash White.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www…
 
Dave and Josh from Mortalis Brewing Company sat down with us for a bit while we were there on a Saturday afternoon. We get into how everything has been 9 months after opening and enjoy beers not only from them but Central Waters, Kane and more! If you haven't been out to the space yet in Avon, NY, be sure to add them to your list.Be sure to Rate, R…
 
Brian sat down with Jonah Epstein from MyCity Brew at the launch party for their Byson Brown Dunkel, a beer voted on by the beer drinkers of Buffalo! They get into how the beer came about and what to expect in the coming months.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehopsTwitter: www.twitter.c…
 
Adam and Brian went to Big Ditch Brewing's 4th Anniversary Party to enjoy the one off beers, seltzers and popsicles! They were joined by Head Brewer and Co-Founder Corey Catalano during the event to talk about what they had to offer. As an extra added treat, the smooth sounds of Gravy add the soundtrack in the background!Be sure to Rate, Review and…
 
Here's an episode you don't want to miss. We sat down with Karl Kolbe from Pressure Drop Brewing and Josh Dziomba from West Shore on a rainy Tuesday night to drink beers from Resurgence Brewing, Maine Beer Company, Mortalis, Saint Arnold, a Grimm/ Other Half Collab and of course some Pressure Drop. Be sure to count how many Letterkenny references g…
 
It was a party on 4/20 for many reasons but the biggest one to us was Community Beer Works 7th Anniversary! Ryan Demler and Ethan Cox both took time out of their busy day to sit down with us while we recorded during the party to drop some knowledge on us all. We sandwich that with talk of some of the beers on tap that day and music trivia.Be sure t…
 
Brian went to Resurgence Brewing Company for the Buffalo Brew Geek Series Can Release to talk to everyone involved in its creation. Nick, Brian, Drew and Jeff from Resurgence along with Beer Geeks Joe, Mike, Mike and Nick collabed on a few stouts and let us know how they came to be. Give it a listen and hopefully you were able to get your hands on …
 
We went to Resurgence Brewing Company for the first pop up of the new kids in town, One Eyed Cat Brewing! Brewer/ Partner Patrick Alexanderson gives us a little background on the breweries beginnings while we try their BIPA Blueberry West Coast IPA and XXX, a chocolate milk stout.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Faceboo…
 
Brian sat down briefly with John Domres of Buffalo Brewing Company to discuss his recent news involving the old Schreiber Brewery building on Buffalo's East Side.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatthehopsTwitter: www.twitter.com/whatthehopsInstagram: www.instagram.com/whatthehopspodcastWordp…
 
Brian and Eric drink Fat Head's Hop Juju, CBW Galaxy Singularity, Stone 2018 W00t Stout, Hopworks Urban Brewery Long Root Ale and Sixpoint Dabble while talking about 14 year old liquor, racism in hockey and music, and a few crazy happenings in the local scene.Be sure to Rate, Review and Subscribe as well as follow us on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/w…
 
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, N…
 
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/whatthehopsTwitt…
 
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, Rev…
 
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: …
 
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 Brewi…
 
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, It…
 
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 …
 
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 t…
 
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 subscrib…
 
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 h…
 
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.face…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 Comp…
 
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 Coas…
 
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