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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 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 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.

Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Most of all, leave a review and rating if inclined.  So I hope you’ll keep listening and see you next Friday!

Episode 43 – Blue Canoe

Libsyn’s WordPress plugin and support seems to be a flaming pile of garbage, so our fingers are crossed that this actually gets out after a full week of no help from the company we pay to host this.

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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Look forward to Harpy Hour on a different platform starting in 2018!

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!

Find us on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts!

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.

Call the Harpy Hour Hotline if you have something you want to get off your chest: 1-866-85-HARPY. That number is toll free in the US and Canada. The podcast is available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. You can engage with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Leave a review and rating and ask your friends to do the same. The show reaches a wider audience as a result. Thanks!

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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!

Episode 38 – Yellowhammer Brewing

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I wrap up the Alabama part of the 50 States Beer Project this Friday by chatting with Dana Stricklen and Sonya Petroff of Yellowhammer Brewing. Yellowhammer not only brews beer, but as you will hear in the interview, soon they will have a distillery as well!

And I want to thank all of my interviewees for September. I hope to some day visit Alabama because great beer = will travel.

Come see me tomorrow at the Food Feminism Fermentation conference at McGill! It will be fun, I promise you.

Also, follow the show on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can hear Harpy Hour on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

Because I will be out of town next week, there will be no new episode on Friday, October 6th. But it’s Alaska’s turn at the table on the 13th so be sure to tune in then! Thanks for listening!