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 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 45 – Little Beasts Brewing Company

And here we are in the second week of a New Year!

First of all, thanks for being patient while I sorted out behind the scenes tech stuff here at the podcast.  A problem occurred with our hosting so I spent Christmas figuring it out. But huzzah, it is done!

This also caused me to delay a great interview that I bring to you now. Erin Broadfoot is one half of the partnership that forms Little Beasts Brewing Company. They brew some pretty tasty beers;  I was lucky to talk with Erin before Christmas. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Another request that if you could rate and review the show on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play., I would appreciate it. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, especially if you like adorable cat pics (who doesn’t?).  Say hi by calling the Harpy Hour Hotline at 1-833-854-2779, or 1-833-85-HARPY. It’s toll free in the US and Canada!

California is the place to be next week so see you then!

Episode 43 – Blue Canoe Brewing Company

I’m chatting with Macie Fellows of Blue Canoe Brewing Company this week. Blue Canoe resides in Little Rock, the state capital of Arkansas. (I still really want one of those pint glasses!)

Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can call the Harpy Hour Hotline anytime at 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779). Additionally, the Christmas Beer Advent Calendar arrives soon! A few friends and I tackle the madness on Facebook Live soon. Stay tuned!

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Episode 42 – Ozark Beer Company

The Natural State (aka Arkansas) is next up on the 50 States Beer Project. We chat with Lacie Bray, one of the owners of Ozark Beer Company, located in Rogers, AR. Lacie is pretty great and I appreciate her taking the time to talk with me.

Find the podcast on Apple Podcasts as well as Stitcher. Be sure to say hi on social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Additionally, call the Harpy Hour Hotline if you have a comment or question. The number is 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779). It’s toll-free in the US and Canada.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Episode 41 – 8-Bit Aleworks

Hello, Arizona!

And by that I mean: hello, 8-Bit Aleworks! Co-owner Krystina Whitten chatted with me about their brewery as well as their unique twist on a taproom. (Hint: it’s in the name.) Located in Avondale, Arizona, 8-Bit is definitely one of the cooler breweries I’ve encountered recently. So give it a listen and let me know what beer and what games you’d enjoy at 8-Bit!

Because we are drawing to the end of the year, I make the promise that you will have a Harpy Hour episode waiting in your podcast feed every Friday morning. We’ve got some great breweries lined up: Blue Canoe Brewing Company, Ozark Beer Company, Little Beasts Brewing, and Spearhead Brewing. It’s a trip through Arkansas for the next two weeks, then a brief spell in Ontario.

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Episode 40 – Alaskan Brewing Company

Alaska, you are awesome.

I wrap up my brief journey through the Last Frontier with an interview with Marcy Larson. She’s one of the co-founders of Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau. The oldest operating brewery in Alaska, they’re 31 years strong!

Find out more about their beers here, but definitely listen to the audio about their Hopothermia. (Incidentally, this is Marcy’s deserted island beer!) Drinking a double IPA sounds good right now as it’s chilly as heck here in Ontario and I need something to warm me up!

Look for Harpy Hour through Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Say hello on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Call the Harpy Hour Hotline: 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779). Obviously, toll-free in Canada and the US.

Head on to Arizona with me in November. We’ll definitely dispel desert cliches by talking beer with some of the state’s best. If you know a brewery there you’d like me to highlight, I’m all ears. Finally, thanks for listening; I appreciate it.

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Episode 39 – Midnight Sun Brewing Company

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Why hello. Long time, no…podcast?

A tumultuous time is being had at the Harpy Hour Headquarters (i.e., my house). Family emergency that shaded into family tragedy, but regardless,  I soldier on! Just a little slower, at the moment.

We begin our short stint to Alaska with our first featured Last Frontier brewery: Midnight Sun Brewing Company. The oldest in Anchorage, they are known for their barrel-aged stouts and barleywines. And while I’ve not yet been to Alaska, those types of beers are perfect for those cold Northern nights. I talked with Darcy Kniefel from Midnight Sun about her role at the brewery as well as beers she loves. Go have a listen!

I’m at the Prince Edward County Homegrown Festival Saturday, October 21st,  to sample my faves from the County, as well as soak up the last of the autumn warmth. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram to find me! (Say hi on the Facebook page too!)

November I focus on Arizona beer, so hit me up at the Harpy Hour Hotline to recommend some breweries! Call 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779); it’s toll free in the US and Canada.

Harpy Hour is found on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Review, rate, recommend. You do me a solid when that happens. See you next Friday for the last of the Alaskan beer tour!