EPISODE 5: Interview with Justin from Ingenious Brewing (Live from The Hop Stop in Humble)

The last of the 3 shows we recorded at The Hop Stop in Humble features an incredible interview with Justin the owner/founder of Ingenious Brewing. Justin shares some incredible beers with the Hopcast Houston Crew including a a complex hoppy treat, a milk stout that tastes like neapolitan ice cream and a barrel aged version of the stout.  We were truly blessed to be tasting the goods straight from the owners/founders private keg.  We talk about the plans for launching Ingenious, Houston beer culture, TX legislature issues and lactose!

The craft lexicon word of the day is: Shitlord. and Justin sticks around to help us with some of your mailbag questions. Special thanks to Rick and Dawn Tyler of The Hop Stop in Humble for allowing us to record 3 shows there. We look forward to being back soon. Also thanks again to Ted Borel at The Playlist Films for our logo/graphics work. #drinklocal





EPISODE 4: Blood Sweat and Beers (Live from The Hop Stop in Humble)

Episode 4 Show notes

The Hopcast Houston crew rolls on with the second show recorded live from The Hop Stop in Humble TX. Ry, Gary, Matty D, Dozer and Rawce all get in on the action with special guest and co-owner of the Hopstop Rick Tyler.  We are drinking a nice one called Hoarder’s Endowment from Sigma Brewing fresh from the taps at The Hop Stop. Craft lexicon word of the day is Mule. Mailbag questions and more! Special thanks for Ted Borel at The Playlist Films for our logo/graphics.

Featured Beer Notes:

  1. Sigma opened its doors in Eado in late 2015. Located near BBVA Compass Stadium (go Dynamo), Sigma sits in the heart of the city. It’s an IPA centric brewery, with several differing styles to satiate all sub categories of hop head.
  2. Today we are drinking Sigma’s Hoarder’s Endowment 001 Pale Ale
    1. Pale Ale dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe Lupulin Powder
    2. Team gives thoughts on beer. Thoughts on Brewery. Other beers they like from Sigma




EPISODE 3: Special Guests from B-52 Brewing (Live from The Hop Stop)

Episode 3 Show Notes

This is the first of 3 shows recorded live at The Hop Stop in Humble. Ryno, Gary, Matty D (the luchadore), The Dozer and Ross all jump in with our special guests from B-52 Brewing Brent and Jessica Daniel. We taste and talk about two of their incredible beers, Bourbonator (Barrell Aged Dopplebock) and a Watermelon Berliner Weiss. Craft lexicon Word of the day is TFTI (Thanks for the invite). Mailbag questions and more. Thanks again to Ted Borel at The Playlist Films for the logo/graphics/artwork. #drinklocal









EPISODE 2: Hammer Smashed Faces

Episode 2 Show Notes

Ryan, Marty and Gary have their collective faces smashed by the Brash hammer. The craft lexicon word of the day is Whalez.

The boys discuss the recent shenanigans in the Texas legislature impacting hard working small independent craft breweries and share some of their favorite places in the greater Houston area to find local craft beer on tap. Petrol Station (Houston), The Hopstop (Humble), and Guru Burger (Sugar Land) are all mentioned.

We also take a moment to acknowledge the indisputable greatness of Chris Devenksi and his circle of death changeup and of course, mailbag questions!









EPISODE 1: In the Beginning There Was Beer

Episode 1 Show Notes

The Hopcast crew (Ryan, Matty D and Grayson/Gary) kick things off with Copperhead Brewing’s Feeding Frenzy NEIPA. Good times and good beers were had by all.

The craft lexicon word of the day helps our listeners expand their craft beer vocabulary and master the inside lingo of the craft beer world. Today’s word of the day: MAVEN

The crew talks about their favorite under the radar breweries/taprooms to hit, new beers on the scene from Sigma, BaaBaa Brewhouse, St. Arnold, Bearded Fox and more. The first ever Hopcast Houston Mailbag covers some interesting topics including how to handle being “big leagued” at a bottle share, important safety precautions for whalez shares, and being ostracized for lack of a beard by the craft beer community

. We leave no stone unturned.  Special thanks to Ted Borel at The Playlist for doing our logo and artwork.