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Table Hops - Pairing Beer and Board Games

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We like board games and beer. We've decided to pair them and we think you should too. Welcome to Table Hops! Every other week, Stephen and Cris discuss and review games and brews in lighthearted and comedic conversations. If you like board games and craft beer then this podcast is for you! Support t… read more

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Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP6

August 10th, 2020


A fireball explodes right outside of the heroes manor! Investigations lead the group to the Temple of Gond where they discover a nimblewright …

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP5

August 3rd, 2020


It's formal night in Waterdeep as the heroes make their ways to the opera but Sneezewort isn't having any of it! After meeting Yagra at the Great Drunkard, the heroes find themselves mixed up in the dealings of the …

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP4

July 28th, 2020


In our 4th episode, the heroes manage to drive away the evil that haunted their new home, Trollskull Manor! After, the heroes are approached by …

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP3

July 21st, 2020


In our 3rd episode, the heroes save Floon Blagmar from the Xanathar guild hideout in the sewers and in return, Volo gives them a mansion! When they …

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP2

July 14th, 2020


Our second episode following the adventures of Two Napkins Juicy! The heroes break into a hideout of the Black Network where they find a captive but …

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist EP1

July 14th, 2020


Our first episode of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist following the adventure of Two Napkins Juicy! The heroes get in a bar brawl and are hired by none other …

Fifty is Nifty!

July 12th, 2020


It's our 50th episode! Stephen and Cris take a ride down memory lane in our 50th episode and 2nd year anniversary! Thanks so much for all your …

It's a Miracle!

June 12th, 2020


Stephen recounts his Drizl order (spoiler: it didn't go well) and Cris discusses his experience with Renegade Games' first virtual convention! We discuss beers from Reaver Beach and O'Connors brewing companies as well …

Meat Heavy

May 29th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss beers from Alpine and Midnight Brewing, and games including Civilization 6 and the newly announced Warhammer 40k 9th edition! Stephen also walks us through the different types of 3D printing …

More Slimy Less Finny

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode, we discuss virtual get-togethers that are substituting for our regular summer festivals this year. Although we'd all prefer these …

Koala Things

May 14th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the All Together beer contribution from O'Connors brewing, price hikes in board games, a virtual convention from Renegade Games, things we are backing on Kickstarter, a Trophy RPG writing …

Two Whisks and a Bowl

May 8th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss beers we've had from Wasserhund, Smartmouth, and Benchtop as well as games we've played including Chick-a-Pig and Relic Blade! Be sure to check us out on our Twitch channel at

All Together

May 1st, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the #AllTogetherBeer movement started by Other Half Brewing Co. out of Brooklyn, NY to raise money for the workers in the hospitality industry. We have about half a dozen breweries in our …

Aliens Abducting Cows

April 24th, 2020


In our second live podcast we discuss beers from Firestone Walker, Commonwealth, and O'Connors Brewing Companies! We also discuss games we've played including the resurgence of the Cosmic Cows puzzle game! Be sure to …

Mini Tiny Small

April 17th, 2020


In this giant episode, we talk about things that are small! Helping our local breweries by ordering curbside, discussing miniatures and painting, as well as our top 5 low ABV beers! Do you like this new format for the …

Our First Live Episode!

April 6th, 2020


Stephen and Cris practice social distancing as they record their episode remotely and live! We take some of your questions on and discuss ways to support your local breweries and play …

Rooted in Candlelight

March 6th, 2020


In this episode, we interview Gabriel Robinson, the writer, and creator of the Candlelight RPG which is rooted in the Trophy system! Gabriel …

Presidents Day

February 20th, 2020


Stephen gives Cris a history lesson! They also talk beer including selections from Commonwealth, Benchtop, and Vibrant Shores as well as games on Kickstarter including Candlelight by Gabriel Robinson and Trophy by The …


February 7th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the Azul game trilogy by Asmodee Games! Somehow this turns into a discussion about bees, cooking, and hobbies? Well at …

Books are for Bathrooms

January 27th, 2020


In this episode, Cris and Stephen recoup after the frantic holiday season! They discuss Triple Crossing and Adroit Theory breweries as well as …

New Year 2020 (aka Butts to Canada)

January 10th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the success of our December Game Night and Food Drive, our holiday season including new games and beers we tried, and the …

PAX Unplugged 2019

December 12th, 2019


Stephen recounts his adventures at PAX Unplugged!

Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a …


November 28th, 2019


Cris and Stephen recap after their big game day where they spend all day checking out new games! We discuss beers we have had including Sam Adam's …

Cape Fear Games Extra Life

November 14th, 2019


Stephen takes a trip to Wilmington, NC where he visits with Cape Fear Games who are putting on their annual Extra Life benefit weekend! We discuss all the breweries he visits as well as the games that he played! Check …

Lost and Founders

November 1st, 2019


Today we discuss the contreversy surrounding Founders Brewing Co. as well as some of our favorite new beers and games that we've tried during the …

Taking Beer Series-ly

October 17th, 2019


In this episode, Stephen and Cris discuss various series of beer from breweries such as Adroit, Cigar City, and Abomination. We also talk about new games we've played including Mourner's Call by Raygun Games, Cerebria …


October 4th, 2019


In this episode, we discuss collaborations in the world of both board games and beers! Breweries and coffee roasters! Dungeon crawlers and puzzle …

Not Much

September 5th, 2019


Our first on-location episode! We recorded this one at Benchtop Brewing in Norfolk, VA! We are in the lull in terms of board games as all the big …

Developer Interviews

August 22nd, 2019


In this episode, we play some of our interviews with game designers and media reps from Gen Con! Here is a list of the interviews:

  1. Eric - Sky …

Post Gen Con (with Angela Jones)

August 8th, 2019


Our heroes survived Gen Con! Had an amazing time! We discuss our favorite events, beers, and of course games. Please note that this is a live recording from the car so the audio quality is not the best but we wanted to …

Pre Gen Con (with Angela Jones)

July 25th, 2019


Cris and Stephen are joined this week by Angela Jones as the trio plans their adventures to Gen Con in Indianapolis, IN! We talk about beers we've …


July 11th, 2019


After a catching up on what beers and board games we've played followed by a random discussion of milk preferences, Cris and Stephen discuss the …

Nerd Adjacent (with JABS)

June 27th, 2019


In this episode we discuss how Cris is terrible at challenges, our curiosity of the new Metal Gear Solid game, new changes to beer tax laws, as well …

Shipping Shenanigans

June 13th, 2019


In this episode, Cris and Stephen discuss all the crazy mishaps that have been going on with the Shadowrun Sprawl Ops Kickstarter Campaign and shipping issues with PSI. We also talk about what happens when a water …


May 30th, 2019


Today we are discussing all our conventions including Tidewater Comicon, Berdcon, and of course GenCon! Hear about upcoming panels, the GenCon games we've signed up for, as well as our new challenge section! Finally we …


May 16th, 2019


Hey everyone! We didn't get to record a full length episode but we wanted to share our upcoming live events! Be sure to check for more …

Events Galore

May 2nd, 2019


There's lots of events happening in the Table Hops universe! We just finished our first game night at our local brewery and Stephen helped run an event at Cape Fear Games' Games on the Beach! We discuss all the games …

Homebrew (with Matt Wolford

April 18th, 2019


In this episode we interview Matt Wolford from Retrograde Brewing! Be sure to follow him on Untapped! Do you have any homebrewing questions? Is there …

Screw Marry Kill

April 4th, 2019


In this episode, we each guess the others Screw Marry Kill board games and beers! What game does Stephen want to murder? Which beer does Cris want to have intimate relations with? The answers will be revealed within!

Brotherhood of the Travelling Game Pub

March 21st, 2019


In this episode, we discuss our plans to start bringing board games to local breweries! We know it's your deepest darkest fantasy to play board games and drink beers with us so we are working on making your dreams come …

Dewey Decimal (with Angela Jones)

March 7th, 2019


We discuss all things spicy, both beer and game wise, with Angela Jones! Angela is an avid game player, beer lover, and possible vegetarian pegan dragon that doesn't eat penguins. Oh and she's Stephen's wife. Do you …

Sparking Joy

February 21st, 2019


Spark some joy in your beer and board game collections! In this episode, Cris and Stephen discuss how to organize, sort, and store your games and …

Euro Games and Beer

February 8th, 2019


In this episode we discuss european style beers as well as the difference between euro games and ameri-trash games! Do you have a favorite game or …

Pimp Your Game!

January 24th, 2019


In this episode, Cris & Stephen discuss the different ways they pimp or bling their board game and beer collections.  Do you have a suggestion …

Post Holiday Loot

January 10th, 2019


In this episode, we talk all about our holiday loot! We discuss games such as Betrayal Legacy by Wizards of the Coast and Ultimate Mage Knight by …

Party Games

December 27th, 2018


In this episode, Cris and Stephen talk about what games they like to play with the fam fams! The discuss mechanics like impress the judge, digital party games, parodies of the classics, light group games, and social …

PAX Unplugged Recap

December 21st, 2018


In this special bonus episode of Tabe Hops, Cris and Stephen discuss our favorite (and not so favorite) experiences at PAX Unplugged 2018 in Philadelphia PA! Did you attend PAX? Send your thoughts to

The Twelve Games of Christmas

December 13th, 2018


In this episode, Cris and Stephen talk about their top twelve favorite games! If you have a favorite game you think we should check out please email …

Episode 10: The Twelve Beers of Christmas

November 29th, 2018


Cris and Stephen share their top 12 beers! Stay tuned next week when we share out top 12 games!


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Episode 9: Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2018


We go over great beers and games to bring to your family and friends this holiday season!


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Episode 8: Small Batch

November 1st, 2018


In this episode we discuss small independent game releases and experimental beer batches brewed in small batches!


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Episode 7: Halloween

October 18th, 2018


In this spooky episode of Tablehops, we discuss Halloween themed games and beer!


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Episode 6: What He Say?!

October 4th, 2018


In this episode we discuss some terms and jargon of both craft beer and board games!


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Episode 5: Progressions

September 20th, 2018


In this episode we discuss our history as board gamers as well as the progression of the industry


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Episode 4: Variants and Expansions

September 6th, 2018


In this episode we discuss beer variants and board game expansions!


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Episode 3: Gen Con Recap

August 23rd, 2018


In this episode of Table Hops, we discuss Stephen's trip to Gen Con 2018! Also announcing our participation in the Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation weekend! Find out more at!


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Episode 2: Charlottesville Bugaloo

August 9th, 2018


In our second episode, we recap our adventures in Charlottesville VA where we visited Pro Re Nata, Three Notch'd, and Adroit Brewing Companies!


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Episode 1: IPAs, Goses, and Powergrid

July 26th, 2018


The very first episode of TableHops! We discuss IPAs, Goses, and Powergrid by Rio Grande Games


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