Craft Beer Republic
Craft Beer Republic

Craft Beer Republic

Greg Jones

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Why join the Craft Beer Republic? Because we are a nation of beer lovers. Every week, we're tapping a fresh keg of double-digit fun with the best dry-hopped topics to keep you well-hydrated! We're mashing in all the week's booze news, researching the tastiest beers, getting nerdy with Beer Science, and whirlpooling all the latest info! We also hang out with the brewers of some of the best craft breweries in the nation; we sample their brew and take a deep dive into the nerdier side of the industry. Make sure to stay hydrated with us every Wednesday by following on your favorite podcast app. In Beer We Trust!

Recent Episodes

Missed Beer Connections
MAY 8, 2024
Missed Beer Connections

Grab your favorite banger and get ready to party with the Craft Beer Republic! We’re talking about some getting in the research while traveling, how to lose weight with alcohol, recipes for the perfect snacks, homebrewing seltzers, drinking too much on a plane, and the crispiest beers in the US!

Greg is drinking Konkey Dong, a big, double IPA from Hoof Hearted Brewing. Flex is sipping on Only Interested in Bangers from Hop Butcher for the World. 

Greg does a little more traveling, which means he got in a little research. He also found some good spots to eat and hopes he made a missed connection at the airport. Flex is doing his best to lay off the goods and try to get back into fighting shape. Do you have any tips on how to lose weight while still drinking?

Thanks to Mississippi for coming through with the very classy Ludicrous Libation Law. 

In Booze News: Full Circle Brewing and Crowns and Hops founders unite in a new craft alliance. British passengers on a flight to Turkey drink all the booze on board in under an hour. A guy admits to being pretty drunk for his twelfth OWI arrest. And we’ve got the top crispiest pilsners in the US.

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Springtime Shenanigans: Wedding Beers and Secret Pizza
MAY 1, 2024
Springtime Shenanigans: Wedding Beers and Secret Pizza

The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and the birds won't stop chirping - it must be springtime in the Craft Beer Republic! Flex and Greg are enjoying the sweet, delicious weather in Wisconsin while sipping on some quality brews.

Recently, Greg officiated a wedding and felt like a big deal, while Flex reminisced about his wild bachelor party adventures. There's been a buzz of activity in the beer world, with various brewery acquisitions taking place. Oh, and let's not forget about the drunk guy who kicked a buffalo and the mystery of secret pizza! The Craft Beer Republic is always full of surprises and good times.

Greg indulges in Voltron Volume 4, a hazy IPA collaboration between 4 Hands Brewing and Surly Brewing Company. Flex, on the other hand, is savoring the Cosmic Archer, a banger of a beer from the renowned Toppling Goliath

Greg did some officiating over the weekend and is hot off the tail of being the center of attention. He also learned about the art of secret wedding pizza and the importance of late-night wedding food. Flex talks about his wedding and the trouble he got into at his bachelor party. He also took the family to a baseball game so they could watch the Brewers lose and eat a bunch of food.

In Booze News, Pike Brewing's founders are to acquire Freemont Brewing out of Washington. Faubourg Brewing's expensive facility is hitting the auction block. Jack's Abbey is acquiring Wormtown Brewery. Ballast Point is ceasing its brewing production and moving to a contract model. And a drunk man kicks a bison at Yellowstone.

Shoutout to Dallas, GA, for being our top-listening city last week!

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When Was Your Last Crap Beer?
APR 24, 2024
When Was Your Last Crap Beer?

Welcome to Craft Beer Republic, Batch 305! Steph is back for another funny episode as we talk about the fallacy of greatness that Budweiser presented, Utah beer research, Eagle Park’s Jointfest, Flex’s awful culinary experience, Greg’s brush with TSA taking his beer, cocktail talk, and Florida Woman is making a comeback! 

Step is drinking Warm Smile, a fruited sour from Seek Beer Co. in San Diego. Greg is sipping on Squid Prints, a collab IPA from Imprint Beer and Vitamin Sea Brewing. And Flex has one of his favorites from Eagle Park Brewing

When it comes to macro beer, is there a bigger sham than the image that Budweiser sold us with their commercials? And what crap beer do you reach for if you have to? We also find out that Steph is related to The Rock, as are most Samoans. Greg has done some traveling and didn’t see eye-to-eye with TSA about bringing beer aboard the cabin. He also did some excellent beer research while in the Bay Area. Shout out to Wondrous Brewing Co! And we find out that Flex has a strange affinity for ketchup; are you a ketchup person?

In Booze News, one cocktail reigns supreme in the United States! The Bruery is moving to Idaho. In terms of off-premise sales, less beer is being sold than a couple years ago. And Florida Woman takes the wheel, on three wheels; what are they drinking down there?

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Flex:

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New Beer Friends, Soggy Beer Fests, and Utah Liquor Laws
APR 17, 2024
New Beer Friends, Soggy Beer Fests, and Utah Liquor Laws

Get ready for some watery beer and new friends! Steph, aka @Miss_Tipsysocks, is coming to party with Flex and Greg on Craft Beer Republic. We’re talking about miserable beer fest experiences, making drunk purchases, why wine-drunk is just classier, old-timey train robberies, and getting drunk with Florida politicians.

Steph is drinking Elephino, a DIPA from Red Rock Brewing out of Salt Lake City, UT. Greg is sipping on Pull Tabs, a hazy pale from BlackStack Brewing. And Flex is getting really local with his favorite Summer Shandy

Greg is back from Lagerville, aka Waterville, and has a full report on the misery of rainy beerfests. There were also some drunk injuries involved, and day-after wine tasting. Steph likes to get drunk and go shopping online; it’s like a surprise when the items appear. Flex and Step try to prove that they’re old with their bedtime routines. And the Masters did a great job of keeping things affordable for all the drunks out there. Does anyone know what a Crows Nest is?

In Booze News, someone gets a little trigger-happy and shoots themselves at a True North Ale Company. Easter booze sales were up, further proving that seeing family requires alcohol. A group of train robbers has been charged with the theft of a ton of beer. And a Florida politician gets way too drunk and trashes his hotel.

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Steph:

Instagram: @miss_tipsysocks

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Flex:

Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer

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45 MIN
Let's Get Pants Drunk
APR 10, 2024
Let's Get Pants Drunk

This week on Craft Beer Republic, Greg and Flex are conducting some beer science, learning about getting pants drunk, drinking REALLY old beer, discussing the proper taco, and taking a trip down south to hang out with Floridaman. 

Greg is drinking Juce = Juce, a collaboration Hazy IPA from Great Notion and Equilibrium Brewing. Flex is sipping on an old Berliner from Eagle Park Brewing (no surprise). 

Thanks to our biggest fans in Finland, we’re getting Pants Drunk! Greg conducts algorithm-approved budget beer research. Flex is teaching us that beer never dies, no matter how old it is. 

The former Dark Horse owner is facing jail time if he doesn’t pay back his staff. Sazerac is buying BuzzBalls, the really weirdly shaped RTD drinks. A judge sides with Constellation in the battle of the seltzers with AB InBev. An airline pilot receives jail time for showing up to work drunk. And Floridaman is at it again, molesting a manatee statue and throwing gator nugs at innocent bystanders. 

Thanks to North Carolina and their hatred of fun for our Ludicrous Libation Law.

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Flex:

Instagram: @flex_me_a_beer

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37 MIN