In this episode we talk about
- Wine ties beer for most popular booze
- Anheuser-Busch fakes local beer
- Craft brewers sell in fewer places to sell more beer
- and, Hop Talk’s Anniversary!
Download it here: Hop Talk Podcast ep. 9
In a Gallup poll, beer and wine tied as the most popular alcoholic beverage among Americans. We wonder why women so overwhelmingly declare wine as their preference.
Anheuser-Busch is seeking trademarks of three-digit numbers that match up to iconic area codes, like ”303″ (Denver), “713″ (Houston), and “702″ (Las Vegas). Is this related to the newly-acquired Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale? What is A-B up to?
Some craft brewers are pulling back from expanding and are in fact contracting in order to meet local demand. Good idea?
Five Years of Hop Talk!
Can you believe we’ve been blogging for five years? Neither can we. We talk a bit about our origins.
Bottle vs. Cans
We’re looking for more craft beer that is available both bottled and canned. If you know of any drop us a line.
What we drank:
- Ron: Bar Harbor Cadillac Mountain Stout
- Max: Saranac Irish Red Ale (Beer-A-Day #88)
- Don: Stone IPA (Beer-A-Day #326)
- Al: Terrapin Beer Company Hopsecutioner
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Background music at bar during intro:
Song: Best Not FUnck Around
Artist: A Thousand Knives of Fire
Song: She’s Yours
Song: Metal Tank
Artist: Devil In A Woodpile
Song: Beer Ticket Rag