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Hop Topic

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Born out of late night conversations after (exactly) one too many in the complete dark, one guy decided to actually hit record on his voice memo app.​Many episodes and many guests later, Joe continues cracking a cold one with whoever he can get to sit on the other end of a microphone.It goes like th… read more

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Fjord Brewing Cimbri Irish Red Ale

May 14th, 2022


Erica and Dan return to drink another of Dan's brews. We talk our favorite mountain & beach vacations, reminisce on our favorite childhood shows, and try a new, potentially recurring, segment, drafting romantic …

Hermit Thrush Brewing Party Jam Blueberry Sour

April 9th, 2022


Devon and Teresa are back after quite a while! We discuss the interworkings of the entertainment industry from all of our varied experiences with our jobs. We then transition to arguing about texting vs calling on the …

Artisanal Brew Works Warheads Sour Ale

March 22nd, 2022


Cam and Tyler join us to drink a beer Joe has been chasing for years. The Warheads sour ale. We sample 4 different flavors and wax poetic about …

Abita Purple Haze Raspberry Lager

March 19th, 2022


Chaos erupts on our 70th and first ever four person podcast. Joe hosts Trey and Lindsays sophomore episode as we welcome a newcomer and first ever fourth on the show, Amanda. We have four topics to discuss this week …

Mortalis Brewing Beholder Sour Ale

March 5th, 2022


It's episode 69 ya'll! (nice). This week we have Matt and Dan back to discuss hobbies we'd pursue if money wasn't an issue, medical enhancements or altercations we'd make to ourselves, and our dream minimum wage, …

Stickman Brewing Plain Chicken Nuggets Pale Ale

February 5th, 2022


The first remote episode in almost a year, Andrew and Erik are back for our 2022 resolutions, our opinions on Spider-Man: No Way Home, and our …

Founder's Dark, Rich, & Sexy Porter

January 22nd, 2022


After quite the hiatus we are back and just the same as ever. Dan and Erica join me again to discuss our favorite and worst movies of 2021, and we discuss habits we look to break in 2022 (including taking hiatuses).

Fjord Brewing Valkyrie Ascension Dark Ale

November 20th, 2021


Dan and Erica are back this week for the start of Dark Beer season (the best time of year). Dan brewed us another six pack that we crack open to …

Lancaster Brewing Baked Pumpkin Ale

October 16th, 2021


We have two brand new faces (voices) on this episode! Trey and Lindsay join the podcast for another relationship centered discussion. We discuss dating in the world of vaccinations, how texting/instant messaging has …

Blueprint Brewing Cake Vanilla Cream Ale

September 18th, 2021


We're back! (For now), Dan and Erica come back for our first episode in quite a while. Joe's birthday was this week so we discuss some of our favorite birthday stories, things we mastered as kids but can no longer do, …

Fjord Brewing Glueless Blonde Ale

June 19th, 2021


Dan and Joe welcome podcast newbie Erica to the show. This week, we discuss music from our childhood, our favorite poverty meals, and our drinking firsts.

Yards Juicy Giant Tropical IPA

June 5th, 2021


This week we have our longest intro ever. We're joined by a new trio of old guests, Tyler & Cam. This week we brainstorm ideas for new podcasts …

Double Nickel Dot Matrix

May 8th, 2021


Nigel and Tyler are back for their multiple of 5 episode in episode 60. We discuss our own personal codes and what we consider "illegal" behaviors …

Ketel One Cucumber Mint Vodka Spritzer

April 24th, 2021


Devon and Marie are back this week to discuss Aliens! Our personal vendettas with certain companies/places, and as is tradition we discuss our personalities in one form or another. This time, another, we talk through …

The Axe Imperial IPA

April 16th, 2021


A new trio of seasoned guests join us this week. Jason and Matt have both been on the show before but never together. We throw the format out and just talk (and realize why we had a format to begin with). We talk black …

Destihl Brewing Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse

March 27th, 2021


Kelsey and Evan are back for their three-peat! We talk about the love hate relationships we have with cats, gathering motivation to exercise and institute healthy habits in 2021, and our plans for travel once we are …

Yuengling Hershey Chocolate Porter

March 13th, 2021


This week on Hot Topic, I mean "Hop" Topic, we partake in a blatant rip off of a popular internet series. Dan and Sam join me to eat spicy wings and …

Thirsty Dog Brewing Raspberry Ale

February 27th, 2021


Cam and Vince come back to revisit the movies we promised we'd watch last episode. Joe gives his take on The Notebook, while Vince talks through Your Name, we discuss what takes a movie from good to great and what we …

Tonewood Brewing Revolution Porter

February 27th, 2021


This week Erik and Andrew are back for our second podcast of the year and our first major historical event of the year... yeah... we discuss the …

Troegs Mad Elf

January 9th, 2021


After a long holiday break we are back to ring in a new year! Aly joins us on todays episode to talk about the new year and just about everything …

Dogfish Head Campfire Amplifier

December 19th, 2020


We have two new faces (voices?) on the podcast this week! Somehow I keep convincing new people to be around me, it's crazy really. Cam and Vince join us this week to drink some winter beer and talk about horror …

Clover Blossom Traveler's Mead

December 12th, 2020


Layal comes back this week for a one-on-one episode full of non-sequitors, and jumping through so many topics we couldn't even list them here. …

Episode 50: Fjord Brewing Freya's Tears Amber Ale

December 5th, 2020


We made it to FIFTY episodes! Absolutely insane. This week we're joined by the most regular cast, Dan and Sam to try some of Dan's home brewed beer …

Two Roads Blueberry Lemon Gose

November 28th, 2020


Two guests (who've never done episode together) return for this week's episode. Sam joins us, alongside Dave, making his first appearance in over a year. We talk about tipping points that made us quit our jobs (15:15), …

High Noon Vodka + Soda Variety Pack

November 21st, 2020


The roommates are back! Devon and Teresa join us this week on the podcast in a return to form. This week we discuss Devon's turn around on Tik Tok (11:03), Teresa's latest obsession with the classic game Guitar Hero …

Voodoo Ranger American Haze IPA

November 14th, 2020


Andrew and Erik return for an election week wrap-up podcast. We promise we'll get back to our traditional format with severely less politics, but for …

Tired Hands I Voted Today American IPA

November 7th, 2020


The United States had an election this week. Maybe you've heard of it. That's right, this is a politics episode. @ItsPaulWarren from the "Let's …

Pennsylvania Dutch Spiced Apple Wine

October 31st, 2020


We're back! (Sorry about that break). We took a quick two week break but we are back for Halloween. Joe visited his friend Devon over the last weekend and sat down with her and her roommate Teresa to talk all things …

Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale

October 10th, 2020


Erik and Andrew come back and join Joe for this week's episode. We discuss creative projects we're either working on or proud of (17:38), working out with video games and talk through some new games we're playing …

River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern Pumpkin Ale

October 3rd, 2020


We have two new faces (voices?) on this week's episode. Meg and Wren join Joe this week to discuss our favorite Fall/Halloween activities (15:31), our favorite character tropes in TV and movies (37:46), and our favorite …

Breckenridge Nitro Pumpkin Spiced Latte

September 26th, 2020


Matt is back for another one-on-one episode (we promise we'll be back to the more traditional three person model next week). This week we discuss what kind of travelers we are and how we approach vacationing (15:15), we …

Stone Brewing Wizards & Gargoyles

September 19th, 2020


We're back on the one-on-one podcast format (we've tested this a lot). Matt from our very first episode (and some others) comes back to catch up with …

Blake's Apple Lantern Cider

September 12th, 2020


This week Hop Topic tries something new. We do our very first one-on-one episode. Joe catches up with his friend Aly to discuss... just about a million tangents. The topics for this one are too numerous to put in words, …

Cupcake Vineyard Prosecco

August 29th, 2020


Devon and Marie are back for this week's... semi different episode of Hop Topic. Joe decides to drink any entire bottle of prosecco using his new Manmosa glass while we discuss our most embarrassing childhood stories …

Alaskan Brewing Husky IPA

August 15th, 2020


Erik and Andrew return this week to discuss the Playstation v Xbox console wars and what sides we're planning on choosing (if any) (6:18). We discuss …

Nude Hard Seltzer

August 8th, 2020


Sam and Dan are back this week on the most cursed episode of Hop Topic ever. From recording to editing, this episode tried its absolute best to never …

Shiner Sea Salt & Lime

August 1st, 2020


Nigel and Tyler join us on this week's episode of Hop Topic where we discuss Nigel's decision to maybe, kinda, try to be vegan... one day (16:30), the hierarchy of curse words and our experiences "cussin'" (42:20), and …

Two Roads Two Die For

July 25th, 2020


Kelsey and Evan join us this week as we give a quick update to the death spiral the United States finds itself in with Covid-19 and what we've been doing since (7:52). We discuss the NFL and the changes to the newly …

Leinenkugel Summer Shandy

July 18th, 2020


Andrew and Emily join us this week (mixing it up) to have... basically an intro topic. We fight through technical difficulties to talk through tattoo …

Missing Linck Historic Golden Ale

July 11th, 2020


Andrew and Erik are back this week to discuss travel, past and future (11:50), our most expensive purchases (41:50), and video games we want to see on the Switch (both realistic or otherwise) (1:17:13).

Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde

June 27th, 2020


Two newcomers join the show this week. Evan and Kelsey come on to discuss our favorite stuffed animals (11:05), our experiences with Florida and the magical world of Disney (38:50), and discuss some stress relieving …

Workhorse Brewing Margarita Gose

June 20th, 2020


Tyler and newcomer Nigel join the show this week to discuss how our hobbies are changing over the years (7:25), recall our history with pets (49:43), …

Black Lives Matter

June 13th, 2020


This week we take a bit of a break from the usual show to talk through #BlackLivesMatter and breakdown the meaning behind the movement and what is going on in the world. We also decide to conclude with some …

Variety Pack #7: Variety Packs are DONE

May 30th, 2020


Danielle and Joe welcome Olivia to her first ever episode! Join us as we discuss going on a "Break" (8:40), play a fun game of "ask the dietitian" to …

Variety Pack #6: Coast 2 Coast 2

May 23rd, 2020


Dan and Joe welcome Jason to his first time on the podcast! Where we talk about weed (9:09), the things that held up since childhood (57:21), and the best concert experiences we've ever had (1:17:20).

Variety Pack #5: Slide to the Left

May 16th, 2020


Andrew and Erik join us again! This time we discuss how our spending habits have changed in quarantine (10:46), we choose what sense we'd be most okay with losing (49:18), and the differences between faiths (1:12:05).

Variety Pack #4: Still in Quarantine

May 9th, 2020


Dan and Sam return for our fourth Quarantine episode. We discuss video games we haven't been able to put down (10:42), AMC vs. Universal Studios (47:12), and our favorite periods in history (1:19:43).

Variety Pack #3: Tokyo Drift

May 2nd, 2020


Emily and Briana join us from sunny California to drink cider and discuss East vs. West coast foods (10:05), our quarantine bucket lists (37:08), and times we blew things out of proportion (1:03:14).

Variety Pack #2: 2 Fast 2 Quarantine

April 25th, 2020


Devon and Marie join us on this isolation-tastic, quaran-terific sophomore variety pack episode. We discuss how we've handled our mental health …

Variety Pack #1: Quarantine Series

April 12th, 2020


Andrew and Erik return this week for a slightly late, extremely quarantined episode of Hop Topic. This week we catch up on how we've been affected by the quarantine (4:27), what we've been doing to stay sane while …

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

March 28th, 2020


Sam & Dan are back, Sam surprises us with an egg roll sampler (1:14) ! We revisit Joe's movie new year's resolution (24:00), and discuss trivial …

Anyday Rosé

March 14th, 2020


Layal and Alex come back and join Joe to talk break ups, long distance relationships, and our goals/fantasies for our advanced adult lives.

H2Roads Hard Seltzer

February 29th, 2020


Layal & Alex join the podcast to discuss weird turn ons, settling in a relationship, and the importance of lack of attention or lack of space on a relationship heavy episode of Hop Topic.

DuClaw Brewing Purple Passion Gose

February 15th, 2020


Tyler & Steve join Joe this week as we discuss expensive hobbies we'd love to get into, the end of Adobe Flash, and answer some Yahoo Answers.

Fat Head's Starlight German Lager

January 11th, 2020


Joe, Sam, and Dan are back from a holiday hiatus to talk our 2020 resolutions, how we've changed from the beginning of the decade, and our favorite …

Blueberry Coffee Three Philosophers

December 7th, 2019


Dan, Matt, and Joe join to discuss how our favorite movies have changed over time, the perfect albums, and how we relax.

Chill Fizz Hard Seltzer

November 30th, 2019


Danielle & Jess make their debut to talk about our worst first dates, breaking up over text, and being friends with exes.

Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter

November 23rd, 2019


Joe and Dan welcome back Matt from our first episode to talk about our childish goals, ghosting people, and things that we've deleted.

Coney Island Brewing Mermaid Pilsner

November 9th, 2019


Dan, Sam, and Joe discuss songs that tell a story, things we hate because people love them, and our worst experiences in the service industry.

Nightmare on East Elm Street Pumpkin Ale

October 26th, 2019


On this week's Halloween-centric episode, Dan and Sam join Joe to discuss what scared us as children, movies/television that left a not so positive lasting impression, and our personal paranormal experiences.

Great Divide S'mores Yeti

October 19th, 2019


Dave, Andrew, & Joe talk through the optimal hole, things that make us go "berberberberughhh", and how our childhoods differed from the youth of …

Two Roads Roadsmary's Baby

October 5th, 2019


Tyler and Steve join the podcast today to talk through remaking our favorite video games, our favorite things to hate-watch, and our worst Blockbuster rentals in this Fall-erific episode.

River Horse Goin' Down the Shore

September 28th, 2019


Brian and Dave are back! This week we talk our dumbest injuries, our worst parties, and what makes a grown man cry.

Free Will Brewing's Scarecrow

September 7th, 2019


Erik, Andrew, & Joe discuss dreams, simulation theory, and finally moving out and living alone.

Great Lakes Brewing Burning River Pale Ale

August 31st, 2019


Dave, Andrew, & Joe talk about our worst jobs, things we didn't think we'd like, and our guilty pleasures.

Newburgh Brewing Purr-fect Wheat

August 24th, 2019


Dan, Sam, and Joe talk about movies that really affected us, 500 Days of Summer, & our favorite shows that didn't pan out too well.

Rekorderlig Hard Pear Cider

August 17th, 2019


Joe, Alex, & Tyler get together to discuss rabbit holes, Tyler's pet peeves, and our worst screw ups on the job.

Flying Fish Salt & Sea

August 10th, 2019


Dave, Brian, & Joe discuss run ins with the law, bad excuses, and things that make us angry.

Wicked Weed Passionfruit Lychee Burst

August 3rd, 2019


Dave, Brian, & Joe discuss dumb things we believed, strange social interactions, and things that didn't go as planned.

Pacifico Clara

June 22nd, 2019


Marie, Devon, & Joe discuss television, astrology, & the perks of being a kid.

Workhorse Brewing American Pilsner

June 15th, 2019


Matt, Dan, & Joe discuss pop culture, bad movies, and lessons you learned the hard way.

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