This week we are joined by Jonny Boucher, Founder and CEO of Hope For The Day (HFTD), a Chicago-based non profit movement that empowers conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.
Magnus Tannergren is the founder and editor of Sweden’s Into The Void Podcast. It’s a sonic fanzine covering the heavy underground that has been active since 2014 featuring interviews with underground bands and living legends of heavy rock.
The pandemic has put no stop to the world of music retail. Demand is through the roof and COVID has heavily impacted instrument manufacturing, creating challenges for retailers to keep up with demand. Karl Neurauter who runs the acoustic room at Chicag...
A few Fridays ago Alexi was leaving his apartment to pick up pizza from a neighborhood restaurant. At 7:30pm there were three cars double parked on the block, all delivering pies to neighbors. The coincidence begged the question: is Pizza pandemic pr...
Eymard Freire of the Siebel Institute walks us through critically assessing beer. How do we go about judging a beer based on its appearance, color, aroma, and flavor in order to build our overall impression? Building on lessons from Part I,
This week is about sensory. How are we perceiving the aromas and flavors from our beers and beverages? How are memory and sensory linked? What is the sustainability and environmental impact of current trends in beer?
We’re beyond stoked to welcome Thomas Jäger, guitarist and vocalist of Swedish doom trio Monolord on Heavy Hops for Episode 016. We touch on what’s on the horizon musically and creatively for Monolord, as well Thomas’ solo endeavors.
Belgian ales of all styles are favorites at Heavy Hops. Whether its a farmhouse ale with spelt from Brasserie de Blaugies, a beautiful unsweetened lambic from Cantillon or a hoppy pale ale from De La Senne,
We sit down with Zach Weil, guitarist and vocalist of Chicago’s most difficult to characterize heavy trio Oozing Wound. We touch on the bands formation, where DIY ethics took them and their relationship with Thrill Jockey Records,
Mute Neighbor is a Chicago-based visual artist. You’ve seen his work on posters and merch for bands such as Pelican, Uniform, Chelsea Wolf, Emma Ruth Rundle, Russian Circles and Rezn to name a few. In this episode of Heavy Hops we learn about how he fo...