Heavy Hops

Heavy Hops


Latest Episodes

HH 057: Best of 2021...So Far (Nick Dellacroce/Bongripper)
August 12, 2021

Joining us this week is Nick Dellacroce, guitarist of instrumental doom band Bongripper and solo project Bottomed. We discuss what’s been happening with Bongripper, what we’ve been listening to and wh

HH 056: Paganism and Metal (Deena Weinstein/DePaul University)
August 05, 2021

I was recently flipping through a collection of old compact discs and DVDs, and came across a treasure trove of folk and pagan inspired metal albums. From violins, bagpipes, and hurdy gurdies to throa

HH 055: Tension (Tim Pope/The Amenta)
July 29, 2021

Joining us this week is Tim Pope, keyboardist, programmer and lyricist for Australian extreme metal band The Amenta. Describing this band's sound - whether on a single album or as a characterization o

HH 054: Symbiosis (Gert van der Waal)
July 22, 2021

Gert van der Waal refers to his ventures in hop growing, malting, and distilling as “experiments.” There’s a level of modesty in this claim indicative of his character. - On his small farm located ou

HH 053: Tiny Prints (Maura Walsh/Black Nail Studio)
July 15, 2021

Maura Walsh, a Chicago-based artist, gained notoriety during the pandemic for her appropriately named Tiny Guide to Chicago's Best Music Culture Spots and Tiny Guide to Chicago Arts which raise funds

HH 052: Right Place At The Right Time (Coy Eakes/Collective Arts & Gamma Brewing)
July 08, 2021

This week's episode is a story about curiosity, saying yes to opportunities, not fearing living somewhere new, and relishing challenges. Coy Eakes, co-Founder of Gamma Brewing, located just outside of

HH 051: Roadburning (Walter Hoeijmakers & Becky Laverty/Roadburn Festival)
July 01, 2021

During the first weekend after Easter, Tilburg - a university town in the south of Holland - becomes a destination for curious music enthusiasts from around the world seeking to discover and enjoy up

HH 050: Surveying The Hosts (Alexi Front & Sam Cangelosi)
June 24, 2021

For the fiftieth episode artist and longtime collaborator Bryn Gleason is taking the helm and asking listener submitted questions. Sam and I offer behind the scenes insight into the shows background, how we adjusted during the lockdown period,

HH 049: Non-Traditional Hop Farming (James Altwies/Hopnology & Siebel Institute of Technology)
June 17, 2021

This week we're focusing on a specific overlap of agriculture and beer: small scale hop farming in non-traditional areas. Who is starting small farms, where are they located and what are the historical and present challenges these farmers face in North...

HH 048: Morbid Malts (Samu Rahn/Louis Glunz Beer, Cairn & Wintering)
June 10, 2021

We’re back in the studio this week for the first time since October, enjoying a few beers with Samu Rahn. Our wide-ranging conversation touches on Samu’s musical endeavors as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in dark heavy bands Cairn and Wintering;...