Episode 36 – Carie Partain of Free the Hops


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Happy Friday, everyone!

We continue with the 50 States Beer Project, with this month’s focus on Alabama. And seeing as how I have a certain interest in beer laws, I contacted Carie Partain of Free the Hops, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to educating Alabamans about current beer legislation. Because Carie is the current head of Free the Hops, she is perfect to talk to about it. I hope you all enjoy the interview with her as much as I did conducting it!

Same housekeeping as usual: listen to the show on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts. Review, rate, recommend, svp! Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Something to get off your chest? Call 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779) and let me know! For example, I’d love to hear about the summer beers that rocked your world.

It seems like I should mention I will be on the Gender in the Beer Industry panel at the Food Feminism Fermentation conference at McGill University on September 30th. As a result of your support and word of mouth, I’m nervous and excited. Come out if you can. Say hi in person!

Most of all, thank you thank you thank you for listening.

Episode 32 – The Mighty Megan Hamilton (plus Half Hours on Earth)


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At last! The long-awaited episode from last Friday!

Technical issues were in abundance last week, but in the end, I sallied forth. In this episode, I chat with Megan Hamilton, musician extraordinaire, about politics, sour beers, and why sometimes taking the money isn’t a bad thing. If I would take the money, wouldn’t you?

Half Hours on Earth is the featured brewery this episode. They make incredible farmhouse ales, saisons, and sours. For posterity, we drink at least four of them. I think that was the last of the stash, too!

Buy Megan’s albums at her Bandcamp page and of course, iTunes. She performs the theme music for Harpy Hour, obviously, but her body of work is impressive.

Listen to Harpy Hour wherever fine podcasts are heard, say hello on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Call the Harpy Hour Hotline to tell me your favourite sours or saisons: 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779).

Exciting news awaits you at the end of the month! I can’t tell you yet but I I will soon. See you on Monday!

Episode 30 – Prince Edward County makes some damn fine beer


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Happy Friday!

This week’s full length episode has me and Jen P. sitting down, sipping, and reviewing beer from Prince Edward County, Ontario. Furthermore, we chat about personal beer descriptors, as well as my undisguised awe at Jen’s tri-athlete abilities! (It’s pretty awe-inspiring, tbh.)

Since I hope you are planning your own trip to PEC, here are the breweries we review:

Call the Harpy Hour Hotline at 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779) to answer this week’s question: What craft beer do you recommend for newbies? All calls will be featured on Monday’s mini-episode. Calling is toll-free in the US and Canada.

Live in the Kingston area? Maybe you want to review beer too? Holler at me!

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Episode 29 – Can you really call this an episode?


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It’s been busy on the Harpy Hour front this past week, so here’s a quick check-in for you!

What’s coming up:

And before I wrap up, call the Harpy Hour Hotline to be featured on Monday’s mini-episode. The number is 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779); tell me, what beer/food/music festival are you looking forward to this summer? Did it already happen? Tell me (and the world) about it!

Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Untappd! Also, have a great weekend!

July 10th – Mini episode 1!


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Today’s mini-episode asks the question: what were your favorite beers for Canada Day or the Fourth of July?

Thanks to our callers for divulging their preferred beer; mine probably was the new offerings from Riverhead Brewing here in Kingston.

This week’s call-in question: what beer events or festivals (music, food, etc) are you looking forward to? If they have already happened, what were they?

Call 1-833-85-HARPY (1-833-854-2779) and I will feature your response on next Monday’s mini-episode!

New full length episodes are every Monday! Come say hi on social media!

Episode 27 – Beer + Running = WIN w/Tracey M. of the Buffalo Beer Goddesses


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Whether you regularly run 5Ks, 10Ks, or marathons, odds are if you are reading this, you probably also really really like beer.

I’m training to run 10K at a consistent clip, in hopes of participating in a few races this summer. Obviously, loving beer is a tricky thing when you want to make the most of running but you don’t want to be Hangover Girl on the track. I’ve been tweeting about this dilemma for a few weeks now, looking for like-minded ladies to chat about this on the podcast. Tracey M., from the Buffalo Beer Goddesses, kindly volunteered her time. Tracey runs marathons, trains for them when not running them, and loves beer. I have to say she has inspired me to tackle this running thing head-on without sacrificing my beloved beer!

The Buffalo Beer Goddesses website can be found here; they are also on FB and Twitter. You should follow them. You should hang out with them. I am going to try and do that this summer.

Harpy Hour is found on iTunes and Stitcher. Find me on Twitter, FB, Instagram, and Untappd. Reviewing, recommending, and rating the podcast does wonders!

Listen to CFRC.ca’s online stream to check out my other radio gigs: Waffles! is a music show my partner and I do every Saturday morning, 8 am EST, and Left of the Dial plays the best of classic alternative every Tuesday afternoon 3 pm EST.

Finally, I thank all of you who listen. You are the best.

 

Episode 26 – A Delightful Review of Beers w/Trish


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For a beer podcast, it was time to review some beers for a change!

As a result, I asked my friend Trish to come over to record, sip, gossip, repeat. Beer appeared, as water did too because hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, folks. I commend Trish for being a trouper and still recording despite being hungover. I am sure that I could do no such thing!

So please enjoy our beer reviews and natter. The beers tried were the following:

The show is found on iTunes and Stitcher. Reviews and ratings at either site are appreciated! If you feel social, say hi over on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and yes, Snapchat. I have an Untapped account too so you can find me under the handle, KittentheDestroyer. (I should change it, probably!)

See you all next week when we talk about fitness and beer! You want to be part of that episode? Holler at me.

Episode 25 – Dani Neal of Beer & Sexism


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We’ve all been there, whether it’s a beer festival, a pub/bar, or a bottle shop. The inappropriate comments, the patronizing attitude, the disbelief that you, a woman, loves and knows about beer. It’s irritating, infuriating, and frankly, we are tired of it.

Dani Neal, one of the founders and creators of Beer and Sexism, a website that tells the stories of women who work in beer, is my guest this week. This subject is especially relevant given the recent backlash against sexist beer labels and because of the BA’s strong stance supporting women and minorities from problematic behaviour. Beer and Sexism posts those stories to drive change in the industry. I love that this website exists, and as a result, this is a great interview about an timely subject.

Let’s hear your feedback about your own experiences as a woman in beer. Check out their website to share your story.

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Thank you for listening. Your support makes this podcast a beautiful thing.