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 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 23 – Kingston Craft Beer Festival 2017 – UPDATED



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Correction: Hi guys, I’m updating this as I had the incorrect list of brewers attending the festival. I apologize for the oversight. I’ve amended this entry to reflect the correct beer list. So sorry! 

It’s April and April means the beer festival season BEGINS.

I’m headed to The Brooklyn’s annual Kingston Craft Beer Festival on the 8th and oh man, is it gonna be fun. Yes, it is sold out, but there might be tickets at the door. This week’s episode talks about what new breweries I’m looking forward to, beer styles I prefer, and why I wish I knew more about cider.

I promise in the episode that I would give you with a list of participating breweries (complete with links!). If you are a fan of any of them, let me know which ones. I want to know about some of the new-to-me ones I’ve mention.

Without further ado:

Whew! A lot breweries, sure, but most of all, a lot of noteworthy breweries. This list is subject to change, because beer festivals can be in flux. As a result, check online before heading over to avoid disappointment.

Find the show on iTunes and Stitcher. Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and on Untappd. Furthermore, if you see me at this festival, come say hi, and take a picture with me for the Instagram feed, yes? I will see you there!

Episode 9: Getting Beer From a Stone (City Ales, that is)



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Aaand here I am sorry for the delay in a new episode! It won’t ever happen again, Girl Scout’s honour. (Okay, I was a Brownie. I don’t know why I never made it as an actual Girl Scout.)

I’m really excited about this episode because not only do I get to rave excitedly about my local, I get to talk to their newest assistant brewer, Kelly, while I do so. Well, actually, Kelly does most of the talking, while I do most of the adoring because Stone City Ales here in K-Town is making amazing beers. She and I got together over the Thanksgiving weekend (that would be Thanksgiving here in Canada, Americans) to chat about how she became passionately involved in beer and why San Diego should rightly be visited as a Beer Mecca.

So what are you waiting for?? Go have a listen! When you’re done, leave a review/rating over on iTunes, recommend me to some like-minded beery folks, and yes: I’m on the Twitter and on the Instagram. Come say hi! You’ll definitely want to stay connected this way as I’m off to the Southeastern US for a heavy brewery/interview tour!

A special shout-out to the following lovely breweries for providing me with beer and smiles on the longish drive back from Port Perry to Kingston: