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Our Humble Beer Podcast

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The humbler side of craft beer.

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Supporting Local at a Distance

March 20th, 2020


While the rest of the world is trying to figure out a global pandemic, Chris & D.J. are trying to figure out a problem closer to home: How to …

Puma Sweatpants and Beer

February 4th, 2020


It has been a while since Chris & DJ had a beer and chatted on the podcast. In this episode, the guys talk about getting older, having kids, and …

Hop City in Blue

July 8th, 2019


It has been a few months since Chris & D.J. had a chance to sit down and talk about beer, life, and Knoxville's craft beer scene, and a lot has happened! Chris dislocated his kneecap, and D.J. spent a small fortune …

Home Brewing with the Brewing + Distilling Center

March 22nd, 2019


Have you ever wanted to learn to brew your own beer? As Todd White, head of the Brewing + Distilling Center knows, this can be a challenging (and rewarding) hobby to get into, and in this episode he sits down with Chris …

Winter Warm-Up Beer Fest

February 24th, 2019


It's been a cold, wet rainy winter, but all of that is about to change at the inaugural Winter Warm-Up on March 2nd! Join Chris & D.J. as they …

2018 Beer in Review - Part 2

February 18th, 2019


Chris & D.J. celebrate the beginning of 2019 by cracking open 4 season's worth of Highland Brewing's Cold Mountain. Along the way, they discuss …

2018 Beer in Review - Part 1

January 3rd, 2019


2018 was a life-changing year for the Chris & DJ. Chris started out the year in Prague and ended up the year with a new son. DJ started the year with a new son and by the end of the year, he ended up at Chris's …

Two Out of Three Ain't Positive (The Negative Three)

November 15th, 2018


The Negative Three is one of Knoxville's new and up-and-coming podcasts, and Chris & D.J. have them over to the Goldfinch Pub to talk about all …

Bearden Beer Market

September 25th, 2018


Bearden Beer Market is one of the original craft beer spots in Knoxville. It also happens to be a favorite spot for D.J. and Chris to hang out and have a pint or five. So, when they recently got a new General Manager, …

Urban Artifact

August 29th, 2018


Scotty Hunter from Cincinnati's Urban Artifact joins Chris & D.J. at the Bearden Beer Market to talk about the humble beginnings of the brewery, its beers, and what makes their brews so unique. 

Can't We All Just Drink Together?

July 6th, 2018


Well... we almost made it to "every other week." Now we're trying again. In this episode, Chris & D.J. meet up at Chris's house to have some pints and talk about the Craft Brewers Convention in Nashville, TN as well …

Czaan's Brewing Company

June 1st, 2018


After Chris & D.J. wrapped up their time at Jackalope, they saw a signal in the sky. Was it the bat signal? No. It was the Beer Signal indicating another great brewery that needed to be interviewed in Nashville …

New Format!

May 25th, 2018


After 40 episodes, Chris and DJ decide to try something new. In this episode, DJ talks about having his first child, and Chris talks about having his first beer in Prague. They also guys catch up on the past few months …

Jackalope Brewing Company

May 16th, 2018


The guys continue their tour of Nashville with a stop at Jackalope Brewing to interview the founder, Bailey Spaulding, and COO Steve Wright. They …

The Black Abbey Brewing Company

May 1st, 2018


The guys continue their Nashville adventure with a stop at The Black Abbey Brewing Company. Carl Meier, one of the founders, joins Chris & DJ for a wide-ranging conversation about brewing, faith, and the origins of …

New Heights Brewing Company

March 22nd, 2018


New Heights Brewing Company is one of the many hot new breweries to take the stage in Nashville's craft beer scene. In this episode, Chris & D.J. sit down with Katy DeWinter (Tasting Room Manager) to talk about the …

Merchants of Beer & Park City Cigars

February 16th, 2018


"What's with that diner on Central and Summit Hill?" was a big question in Knoxville until late last year. Merchants of Beer (MoB) brings a much-needed mix of beer and cigars to Knoxville's Old City. Join Chris & DJ …

Elkmont Exchange

December 21st, 2017


In this episode, Chris & DJ trek all the way to Broadway in downtown Knoxville to visit Elkmont Exchange. While on their craft beer adventure, …

Brawny Beers Festival

November 22nd, 2017


The summer is over, and beer festivals are fewer and further between. But fret not! There's a new festival in Knoxville to satisfy your winter beer festival needs! The Brawny Beers Festival, organized by Blackhorse …

Murfreesboro Part 2 (Mayday Brewery)

October 24th, 2017


Chris & DJ continue their tour of Murfreesboro with a stop at Mayday Brewery. There they spend some time drinking beer and talking with the founder, Ozzy Nelson, and their head brewer, Kelsey Nelson.

Please note …

Murfreesboro Part 1 (Green Dragons & Liquid Art)

October 9th, 2017


Thanks to our sponsorship with TN Craft Beer Magazine, Chris & DJ traveled Murfreesboro, TN for an adventure so epic that we've decided to do three episodes on it! 

In this first part, the boys grab a few pints at …

Craft Distribution Co. & Pour Taproom

September 12th, 2017


Robert Gomez from Craft Distribution Co. sits down with DJ & Chris at Pour Taproom to talk about the challenges of being a small craft beer distributor in East Tennessee. Later, they are joined by Caitlin Riley, one …

Brewing + Distilling Center

August 23rd, 2017


Have you ever wanted to take your homebrew skills to the next level? Have you ever wanted to make a career out of being a brewer or distiller? In this episode, Chris & DJ venture to Round 6 Brewing to interview Dr. …

Knoxville Brewfest 2017

July 22nd, 2017


Chris Hill & Mike McConnell (standing in for DJ in this episode) catch up with some of the awesome folks and brewers at Knoxville Brewfest 2017. …

Knoxville Beer Week

June 9th, 2017


It's Knoxville Craft Beer Week! Chris & D.J. join Mike Frede of Last Days of Autumn to discuss all the exciting going on this week around Knoxville to celebrate our local craft beer scene. For more on Knoxville …

World's Fair Beer

May 29th, 2017


This year marks 35 years since The World's Fair Beer was launched in Knoxville, TN as part of The World's Fair. This year also marks the launch of The World's Fair Beer's return to Knoxville! Chris & D.J. meet with …

H2gO Drink Beer

May 12th, 2017


Stephanie Carlson from Knox County Stormwater Management and Adam Ingle from Alliance Brewing join Chris & D.J. to talk about the importance of local water in the brewing process. Stephanie also talks about the …

Pink Boots Society

April 20th, 2017


Luann, Rachel, and Millie join Chris & D.J. to talk about the Knoxville's chapter of the Pink Boots Society. They talk about their background with Pink Boots, the history of the organization. and how any woman in …

Tony Schmitt (Oh, Schmitt!)

March 26th, 2017


Tony Schmitt, one of Knoxville's only Certified Cicerones, joins Chris & D.J. to talk about the process of becoming a Certified Cicerone, beer …

Mill Creek Brewing Co.

February 21st, 2017


Nick Giordano from Mill Creek Brewing Co. joins Chris & D.J. to talk about the beer scene in Knoxville, Mill Creek's humble beginnings …

TN Beer Run (Part 1)

January 24th, 2017


Zack Roskop (Knox Brew Tours) and his friends Matt Malone and Jessica Warblow sit down with Chris & D.J. to talk about their great endeavor into the unknown as forge the path for the inaugural Tennessee Beer Run - …

Compliment Sandwich

December 29th, 2016


It's the Holidays, and that means there's plenty of great seasonal beers to sample and discuss. Chris, D.J., and their friend Aaron Hinds, sit around …

Where Are They Now?

November 26th, 2016


First of all, we'd like to thank our listeners for their continued support and for voting us Top Podcast in the Knox Mercury Reader's Poll again!

In …

Blackhorse Brewery - Live from Sugar Mama's

November 4th, 2016


Brandon from Blackhorse Brewing sits down with Chris & D.J. (and Mike McConnell!) live from Sugar Mama's to talk about excitement of running a …

We're On A Boat (With Beer)! Feat. Nautical Workz

September 9th, 2016


We're on a boat! And we're drinking a great sampling of craft beer and talking with John Geer, owner of Nautical Workz. The guys talk with John about the great combination of summer, beer, and boats. In this episode, …

Highland Brewing Company

July 21st, 2016


Highland Brewing Company recently invited the Humble Beer Podcast crew to visit them for a live podcast from their tasting room in Asheville, NC. Join Chris & D.J. as they talk with Oscar Wong, Leah Wong Ashburn, …

The Lost & Found Episode: Tennessee Winter Beer Fest

June 14th, 2016


Like that fantastic beer that you thought you drank but you found in the back of the fridge, we have managed to recover what was once thought to be a lost episode from the Humble Beer audio fridge. Join Chris & D.J. …

RJ Rockers

April 29th, 2016


With Spring in full swing, the weather getting warmer, and the days getting longer, nothing is quite as nice as sitting back with a Son of a Peach …

Sugar Mama's Bakery

March 14th, 2016


In their search for the ultimate beer pairings, Chris & D.J. are about to discover that nothing goes quite as well with beer as Sugar Mama's …

OHBP Live! (Part 2)

February 16th, 2016


Part Two of Our Humble Beer Podcast: Live! continues as Chris & D.J. get the opportunity to talk to Marty Velas, the owner and head brewer at Fanatic Brewing Co. Marty, also known as the "Godfather of Craft Beer" in …

OHBP Live! (Part 1)

January 27th, 2016


Our Humble Beer Podcast heads to its first-ever live event at Bearden Beer Market. In part one of their adventure, Chris & D.J. talk with Last Days of Autumn about their new brewery and talk with Blue Pants Brewing


December 8th, 2015


Chris & D.J. team up with Donnie Foust of Inebriated Wisdom for a podcast at Alliance Brewing. The guys hang out with a few friends, sample Alliance's Pumpkin Java beer, and talk with the brewers of Alliance (Adam …

Matt Ward & Scruffy City Comedy Festival

November 8th, 2015


Comedian Matt Ward catches up with Chris & D.J. at Scruffy City Hall to talk about life in comedy, craft beer, and the Scruffy City Comedy Festival. Matt gets the honor of trying his first sour beer with the guys, …

Our Not-So Humble Beer Podcast

November 4th, 2015


For once in their lives, D.J. and Chris are #1 at something. They won the Knox Mercury reader poll for Top Podcast in Knoxville! In this episode they …

Devils Backbone Brewing Company

October 5th, 2015


Devils Backbone Brewing Company just launched here in Knoxville, and Alexis Goldstein was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about their launch. …

Better "Latte" Than Never

September 19th, 2015


After a few unforeseen delays, the podcast is back on track. So, without further ado, please join Chris & D.J. as they hang out on a Sunday afternoon sampling beers, and chilling at Flow Brew Parlor with Brad Peer …

The "Dry Tour"- Part 2

August 18th, 2015


The tour continues as the gang travels to Alliance Brewing. There they discuss, hops, barley, water, and how they all come together not just to make beer, but to make art. So come and join the Chris & DJ as they go …

The "Dry Tour"- Part 1

August 1st, 2015


What's better than a tour of Knoxville's finest breweries? How about touring some of the most highly anticipated, soon to be open breweries in Knoxville with the brewers of said breweries? Sound too good to be true? …

Brewfest and What's Next

July 2nd, 2015


A week after Knoxville Brewfest, D.J. and Chris break down the event and discuss Knoxville Craft Beer Week as well as Chris's recent trip to Italy and his adventures finding craft beer there. They also talk about …


June 5th, 2015


Join D.J. and Chris as they talk with professional brewer and Knoxville craft beer legend, Ratchet, at Flow Brew Parlor in downtown Knoxville. This week's featured beverages were provided by Brad Peer, the …

Knoxville Brewfest

May 19th, 2015


D.J. and Chris interview Matt McMillan from Knoxville Brewfest. They discuss the festival, learn about its connection to CureDeuchenne and find out …


May 3rd, 2015


Chris & D.J. discuss beer festivals, tastings, and DJ's trip to New Orleans. Beers sampled are Loup Garou from Bayou Tech Brewery and Pow! Rye in the Kisser from Southern Prohibition Brewing. 

Episode 1

March 31st, 2015


Welcome to Episode Number One! The episode in which D.J. discusses a dark secret, Chris reveals his true identity, and they both enjoy some Yards "Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale." Some come on, take a seat and listen …

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