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Hoppy Craftsmen - Arizona Craft Beer Podcast

All things craft beer, including Arizona and National news, reviews, and drinking some brews. Hosted by Chris Sanback, Jeff Breckon, and Nate Libby along with a rotating cast of guests. They love craft beer and all things craft beer related. Sometimes things happen in the craft beer industry they agree with and others not so much. But don't worry they are not shy, they'll speak their minds and let you know. All the while enjoying some of their favorite beers.  

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Music Credit: Takotsubo Men

The assorted sounds of three ageing humans hitting things in a studio for five days. Beautifully nasty and pretty vile at times but ultimately gorgeous. Enjoy!

Intro: Skint But Free Outro: Takotsubo Man

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Feb 6, 2019

(NSFW) This week we talk about how two of the craftsmen joined the Superstition Meadery guild membership. Then how they have to pay back the borrowed money from a loan shark. But, they are going to flush with mead though! Nate is a tad disappointed with the Wren House Saguaro Society swag. We then discuss which one of...

Jan 23, 2019

(NSFW) The guys talk about their New Year shenanigans, how champagne gives them headaches on demand. They go over some beer lists about Winter Beer Lists. Which then in turns brings up just chugging porters to stay warm. We talk beer laws in Mississippi. We go over a beer that guys did not like from Az Wilderness....

Dec 26, 2018

(NSFW) Once again Ed and Chris sit down and talk beer related things. Chris brings over a cellar beer he has been sitting on since 2016 to end the year right. They cover the sad but sweet news that a brewer is leaving the AZ beer scene for bigger and better things. They cover some good and bad 2018 lists, including...

Dec 12, 2018

(NSFW) Ed and Chris sit down and talk about holiday shopping for the beer lover in your life. How sites that are not related to craft beer are putting out some pretty lame beer holiday gift guides. Ed goes over the Saguaro Society membership, the class of 2019 group, the record setting sellout of the fifty spaces. They...

Nov 28, 2018

(NSFW) This episode the guys sit down with Matt and the elusive Greg to discuss the 4th anniversary of The Beer Research Institute (BRI).  We get to see behind the curtain once again and talk about what makes BRI so awesome and how it takes more than just great beer to rep your brand.  Always fun, always insightful,...