I wanted to take a moment and share with you some things that are planned for the Hop Cast in 2010. But first off let me say that the last year and half has been amazing for the Hop Cast and it couldn’t of been down without everyone who has been watching.
In a few weeks Ken and I are going to hit the road and head down south for the Sexual Chocolate Release. On the trip we’re going to be visiting Sweetwater Brewery, Terrapin, Brickstone Pub, Brusin’ Ales, Pisgah Brewing, and Foothills Brewery. At some of these stops we will be recording interviews that will be available on the Hop Cast site and on Facebook. Ken and I will also be posting photos and videos from the road onto Facebook so be sure to join the Hop Cast group and become our friends. (Ken Hunnemeder & Brad Chmielewski).
Coming up in April is the Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago. Even though this conference is for professional brewers, Ken and I are in talks with some of the folks here in Chicago to get us into the conference. Whatever it takes! Around CBC there are a ton of great events happening at all the breweries; including limited edition beers going of tap. It’s going to be an amazing week and Ken and I hope to be a part of it. Depending on what happens, perhaps we’ll be doing a daily recap on ustream for everyone.
Outside of those two big events you can also count on us being at Three Floyds Dark Lord Day and the Surly Darkness release again. We also have plans to visit more midwest breweries; including Barley Island Brewing, Bell’s Brewery, New Glarus Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin. And of course we will keep bringing you great craft beer reviews. I also hope to work on a new graphics package for the show this year and give it bit of an updated look.
Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us focus on this year, we would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment on the site, send us an email or message Ken or me on twitter. We love hearing from everyone!