Heavy Hops

Heavy Hops


Latest Episodes

HH 045: Virtuous Cycle (Dan Kleban & Anne Marisic/Maine Beer Co)
May 20, 2021

Maine Beer Co was founded in 2009 during the financial crisis, a challenging time for attorneys such as Dan Kleban. Having witnessed the ugly underbelly of capitalism, Dan and his brother Dave sought to build a brewery that could be successful by maint...

HH 044: Recreating Methode Accidental (Dr. Garth Cambray/Makana Meadery & David Frost B. United Int.)
May 13, 2021

Dr. Garth Cambray is the Director of Makana Meadery in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Makana Meadery has its beginnings in a Rhodes University-based biotechnology research project to develop state-of-the-art contin...

HH 043: Meanwhile In Springfield (Danielle D'Alessandro/Illinois Craft Brewers Guild)
May 06, 2021

The 2020 pandemic, among many things, dried up market access for craft brewers. As bars, restaurants and venues closed, breweries that stayed afloat had canning lines, steady access to ingredients and packaging; set placements in liquor,

HH 042: Can Mead Lead? (Ken Schramm/Schramm's Mead)
April 29, 2021

Ken Schramm is the Founder and President of Schramm’s Mead in Ferndale MI and author of The Compleat Mead Maker, widely considered to be the book on home honey wine production. Using proven methods from the wine world - including punchdowns,

HH 041: Reverberations (Adrian Utzon Dietz & Tobias Hjorth/Solbrud)
April 22, 2021

Joining us this week are Adrian Utzon Dietz (Guitar) and Tobias Hjorth (Bass) of the Copenhagen, Denmark-based black metal band Solbrud. Their fourth album - a double live album and DVD titled Levende I Brønshøj Vandtårn - is a collection of material p...

HH 040: Sencerone (Pat Fahey/Cicerone Program)
April 15, 2021

Pat Fahey is the Content Director for the Cicerone® Certification Program - a globally recognized certification and education program for beer professionals. In May 2013, Pat was the youngest person to pass the Master Cicerone® exam,

HH 039: Elemental Forces (Alex Stjernfeldt/Novarupta)
April 08, 2021

Joining us this week is Alex Stjernfeldt, a Gothenburg, Sweden-based multi-instrumentalist. You may know him from past and present musical projects: Grand Cadaver, Let Them Hang, The Moth Gatherer, and Novarupta.

HH 038: We're Just Getting Started (Johannes Eckerström & John Alfredsson/Avatar)
April 01, 2021

Johannes Eckerström and John Alfredsson, are the vocalist and drummer respectively, of the Gothenburg-based metal band Avatar. Our wide-ranging discussion covers the Ages live stream series, building success in America following 2012’s The Black Waltz,...

HH 037: Happy Happy Cold Club (Noah Hopkins/Dark Matter Coffee)
March 25, 2021

Noah Hopkins is the Production Manager at Dark Matter Coffee’s Mothership facility located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. We discuss how Noah applies methods of building and balancing flavor in brewing to roasting coffee,

HH 036: The House Is Home (Cathy Pellow/Sargent House)
March 18, 2021

Cathy Pellow is the founder of Sargent House, a record label and artist management company based in Los Angeles. In putting the commitment to long term artist development at the center of her work, Cathy facilitates a growing community of highly respec...