Episode 53 – Karen Hertz of Holidaily Brewing Company

This week’s guest is the lovely Karen Hertz of Holidaily Brewing Company out in Golden, CO. Karen’s brewery is one of the eight certified gluten-free breweries in the United States. Holidaily came from Karen wanting to still be able to drink amazing beer but without the wheat. If you take a look at their offerings, I’d say she’s done it. Holidaily is hopefully a sign of things to come for beer drinkers who have gluten sensitivities or celiac, or even if you don’t. This sort of diversity is brilliant for the industry!

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CORRECTION: I misspoke when I said Odd13 was also based out of Golden. They are in Lafayette, Colorado. Apologies for the mistake. I’m embarrassed.

Episode 52 – Kristin Scott of Odd13 Brewing

Summer is here! Time to drink beer! (Hey, I made a rhyme!)

Kicking off my summer episodes is an interview with Kristin Scott, one of the owners/founders of Odd13 Brewing in Lafayette,  Colorado. With a cool comic book feel and an incredibly impressive taplist (like, seriously, I am agog), Odd13 sounds the place to be if you’re in the area. Heck, make plans to head to Lafayette even if you’re not!

The last of the Colorado brewery rounds (for the time being) debuts next Friday. Yes, I know, another new episode!

Thanks for listening. You can say  hi via Twitter, Instagram (I will be bottling my new grapefruit pale ale this weekend so there will be video!), and Facebook. Rate, review, recommend the show wherever fine podcasts are heard: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play.

Episode 51 – Lady Justice Brewing

Sometimes you find a craft brewery that embodies things that are important to you (besides beer). Lady Justice Brewing is one such business. Their unique distribution method alongside their commitment to feminism and social justice creates an incredible trifecta of awesome.

This week’s episode features a chat with one of their co-founders, Betsy Lay. It thrills me to discover beer businesses Doing Good. I hope that after you listen to the interview, you will follow them on social media to see who won this year’s grant!

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Episode 50 – Laurie Porter of Smog City Brewing

Oh man, today’s episode comes to you with a bit of backstory!

I interviewed Laurie two weeks ago (!!) and learned afterwards that my recording program didn’t, uh, record it. And since Laurie has a lot on her plate these days, it took a while to reschedule and record. It happened and then I learned that my recording program didn’t record again (I know, I know, I am looking for a new option), but I did have my phone with me, so here we are.

I lament you can’t listen to the first five minutes, but I hope the rest of our conversation will make up for that. It’s decent audio, if a little echoey. Laurie Porter is one of the owners of Smog City Brewing, and frankly, I am just glad she’s on the show!

Check out their revamped website, their really cool label art, and if you have been there, tell me what drank! Finally, say hi on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Call the Harpy Hour Hotline: 1-833-85-HARPY. Review and rate the show, if you’re so inclined.

Mini-episode for March 2nd: In like a lamb and out like a lion

Let’s reverse the usual March axiom: In like a lion, out like a lamb.

Today you get lamb-like (heh) me giving you some background about why there hasn’t been any episodes for two Fridays, as well as updating you on what is going on for the next two months. The lion part will be a month of new episodes with rad guests, and maybe a new unrelated micro-podcast about reading about being your best self…and hoping your future best self will cooperate. It always comes back to beer, though.

The 50 States Beer Project heads to Colorado next. Know of someone to interview there? Call the Harpy Hour Hotline: 1-833-85-HARPY.

Guys, rate, review, and recommend the show as much as possible. It’s helpful for potential guests as well as charting to get more ears.  I absolutely appreciate it like heck. It may well lead to me visiting your town!

I launched my beer consulting/educating business here in Kingston. Check out my new website for it.

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Episode 49 – Emily Bennett aka Mitten Beer Girl

Today’s guest, Emily Bennett, traveled to over 300 craft breweries in 2017 in her home state of Michigan. That, my friends, defines Living the Dream. (Well, it does for me, I can’t speak for you.)

I talk to Emily about how her plan came to fruition, as well as some of the best beers tasted on her epic adventure. Remember: Michigan is not a small state so this was no casual undertaking. Read about her adventures on her blog: Mitten Beer Girl, which includes a map of where she went.

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Episode 48 – Cyrena Nouzille of Ladyface Ale Companie

If, like me, you gravitate towards French and Belgian-style beers, this episode is for you.

(Well, they’re all for you, regardless of your beer preference. But you know what I mean. I hope.)

Cyrena Nouzille is the owner of Ladyface Ale Companie. Since 2009, they’ve been serving up casual yet classic French fare as well as making award-winning beers. They just celebrated their 8th Anniversary so count me lucky to have been able to spoken with Cyrena during such a busy time!

You can find Harpy Hour on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Call the Harpy Hour Hotline if you have a hot beer tip to share or a guest I should talk to: 1-833-85-HARPY. Or, 1-833-854-2779. Review, rate, and recommend to anyone who will stand still enough to listen. See you next week, my lovelies!

Episode 47 – Regan Long of Local Brewing Company

This week on Harpy Hour I talk with Regan Long of Local Brewing Company based in San Francisco.

Regan has quite an impressive CV for a brewmaster–degrees in Oceanography and Physics!–but her passion for making the best beer for your pleasure won out over all the other cool stuff she knows. Go have a listen and plan your trip to head to SF for their Beer Week. Believe me, I am tempted to do that!

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Episode 46 – Chalonda White aka AfroBeerChick

Sometimes I get so myopic in talking with women who work in breweries that I forget the media side of beer! (Mea culpa.)

But not today, my friends. This episode highlights one of the coolest beer bloggers/social media mavens out there. I’m talking about Chalonda White, the titular AfroBeerChick. Not only is her blog one of the most stylish I’ve ever seen, it’s also engaging and honest.

I’m so glad she’s the guest this week. I need to prioritize Chicago on my beer travels list. Especially so I get out to 18th Street Brewery, makers of her desert island beer. Follow her everywhere online, folks.

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Next week’s guest in Regan Long of Local Brewing Company. See you then!

Episode 44 – Crooked City Cider

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday time and drank some gorgeous beers. (Psst…you can tell me about them if you can 1-833-85-HARPY. Just sayin’.)

Because this is the first episode of 2018, I’m stepping outside of my adult beverage comfort zone and talking cider with Dana Bushouse of Crooked City Cider. Located in Oakland, California, Crooked City aims to make ciders that will blow you out of the water with their exquisite taste and attention to detail. And if you go to their website and read their cider list, I guarantee you will be very very thirsty.

What are some of your favourite ciders? What are some cideries you love where you are? Same as above, call and let me know!

In conclusion, go have a listen. Heck, if you’ve visited Crooked City, I can’t wait to hear what you drank. Seems like maybe I should make 2018 the year I explore cider!

Finally, thanks to everyone who made 2017 a great year for the podcast. You are all wonderful.

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