A new podcast has hit the “airwaves” as John I. Haas has unveiled the first few episodes of The HAAS HopCast on SoundCloud. Led by Micah Cawley in Yakima, Washington, this new podcast will discuss the current activities in the craft beer industry, with a special focus on hops.
So far the first few episodes of The HAAS HopCast clock in at a nice, manageable 35 minutes or so. Here are who Cawley speaks with on the first few episodes.
01: Australian Hops + East Coast Collab Featuring Equilibrium & Tired Hands
Micah Cawley and Amaey Mundkur talk with featured guests Peter Oates at Equilibrium Brewery in New York, and Jean Broillet IV at Tired Hands Brewing Company in Pennsylvania.
Listen in as they discuss a very special Australian Hops Tour they embarked on with the HAAS and Hop Products Australia (HPA) Teams from the BarthHaas Group, and how the hops they experienced and Australian beers they tasted during this trip led to a unique East Coast collaboration brew project.
02: Alsace Hops + French Beer Featuring CANarchy & HopFrance
Micah Cawley and Barbara Stone talk with featured guests Tim Matthews at CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, and Francis Heitz of Hop France Comptoir Agricole.
Listen in as they discuss a very special Alsace Hops Tour they embarked on with the HAAS and Hop France Teams, and how the hops they experienced and French beers they tasted during this trip led to new creative beer recipes. Topics include the history of French hops and how the terroir and growing region create special flavors.
And to learn more with what’s happening at John I. Haas, Roy Johnson, HAAS National Sales Manager, speaks with Michael Ferguson, Marissa Porter, and Pete Flores at the Yakima Golding Farms; Virgil McDonald, HAAS Brewmaster; and Jeff Dailey, HAAS Associate Sensory Scientist.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.