Hopcast Houston New Episode: Interview with MegaSeth from Copperhead

Episode 10 Show Notes

The crew is back with our first post-Hurricane Harvey episode recorded at Copperhead brewery in Conroe, TX.  Owner and head brewer Seth Earnest, a.k.a. MegaSeth joined us to talk about his brand new NEIPA Citraddicted in advance of its release on Oct. 1.

Homebrewer and friend of the Hopcast Wes Ramos makes his debut joining Ryan, Matty D the Luchador and Big Phil. The craft lexicon word of the day is Foeder. Plenty of mailbag questions. What really happened to Ross?

We also discussed all of the great things local breweries did to help the city during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and enjoyed some Ba Ba Brewhouse special FU Harvey releases.

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Hopcast Houston Episode 9: Women of Craft Beer (Christen Morey and Lene Baggett) live from the Hop Stop in Humble

Hopcast Houston Episode 9 Show Notes: Women of Craft Beer

We had a blast with our two great guests, Christen Morey (3 Nations Brewing/Hoppy Heat)  and Lene Baggett (Lone Pint).  We discussed their experiences in and perspectives on working in the craft beer industry. Craft Lexicon Word of the day and Hopcast Mailbag questions. We enjoyed some great beers from the taps at The Hop Stop in Humble TX (Brash Abide, Cyclers Saddletime, Real Ale Mysterium Persiccum,  Live Oak Hefe, some great DIPAs from Whole Foods, and stuff from 3 Nations.) and Christen brought some amazing Hoppy Heat Sriracha for us to taste.  #drinklocal #hugeiftrue








Podcast Episode 8! Juiceton Brew Day with Spindletap and Larry Koestler!

The JUICE is loose in H-town. If you are reading this, you have undoubtedly already gobbled up cases of Spindletap’s Houston Haze–the NEIPA juggernaut that has taken Houston by storm. We were lucky enough to be invited to join brewmaster/founder Shaun Ebersole, head brewer Garrison Mathis, collaborator/NEIPA maven/Houston Beer Guide writer Larry Koestler (yes THE Larry Koestler) and Boston home brewer and collaborator Rich Wein this past Sunday in the Spindletap brewhouse as they brewed the follow up to Houston Haze, a DIPA version of the NEIPA style which will be known as JUICETON (Houston Haze on roids). Do we have your attention?

Our mics were live in the brewhouse and we were joined by Shaun, Garrison, Larry and Rich to get the inside scoop on Juiceton and other upcoming offerings from Spindletap. We also discussed the NEIPA trend, The craft beer lexicon word of the day is Gypsy Brewing…Mailbag Questions about the recent “craft” beer night at Minute Maid Park and more.  We also shared some incredible NEIPAs muled to us by Rich and it may or may not have turned into a full on bottle share after the show. #hugeiftrue #drinklocal #juiceton #houstonhaze








Episode 7: Interview with Vallensons’ Owner and Brewmaster Valle Kauniste

Episode 7 Show Notes:

We had a blast hanging out with Valle Kauniste last Thursday night at his new brewery in Pearland, Vallensons.  Ryan, Matty D, Ross, and Grayson were onhand to taste some great Vallensons beer including the Oatmeal Stout and a special Anniversary Strong Ale among others. Valle shared how his experiences in the US Air Force and travels abroad shaped his view of what beer should be, his plans for Vallensons and the role small breweries can play in creating a sense of community in their neighborhoods.

The Craft Lexicon Word of the Day: Crushable (and trust us, Valle served up some Crushable goodies during the show).

We reviewed the St. Arnold Tribute release festivities that took place last week as well as the B-52 Tart Frenchie release.

Finally, the mailbag brought some peculiar questions. Ross explains Drinking Gloves as a new fashion trend, butt chugging in outer space, is it possible?  AND MORE.




Hopcast Houston at the No Label Press Tasting for Sittin’ Sidehaze NEIPA

We were blessed to be invited to come out and taste the fantastic new NEIPA from no Label Brewing, Sittin’ Sidehaze today. This beer puts No Label squarely on the map in hop forward beers coming out of Houston. Juicy, creamy, pineapply hazy goodness. The Mango Milkshake one-off NEIPA was also very nice. We also enjoyed a great conversation with head brewer Taylor, Cellarman Mark, and the guys from The Beer Chronicle. #drinklocal


Its a wrap at Vallensons!

The Hopcast Houston crew wrapped up recording Episode 7 last night at Vallensons Brewing Company in Pearland. Grayson, Matt, Ross, and Ryan were joined by Vallensons owner and brewmaster, Valle Kauniste and he delivered the goods! We had a blast hanging out with Valle, hearing his stories and enjoying his incredible beers. Keep an eye out for Episode 7 to drop soon. #drinklocal