Double Hopbeat Podcast

Double Hopbeat Podcast

Join husband and wife, James and Shannon, as they interview homebrewers from around the country, sample all different styles of craft beer and check out the latest and greatest in homebrew technology. Catch them on the ”brewside” as they share their own homebrewing adventures.


February 15, 2024 46 mins

James and Shannon are joined by Brandon from Huston House Brewing @hh_brewco and they chat about red IPAs, the benefits of being in a home-brew club and the unexpected effect COVID had on Brandon's beer journey.


Thanks again to Brandon for coming on the show!

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On this week’s episode, James and Shannon explore the world of packaging beer on a homebrewing level. How did packaging beer start and how are homebrewers packaging their creations today? James talks about his newest homebrewery additions of the Oktober Can Seamer and Duofiller can easy. How to decide between bottles or cans? Tune in and learn how you can fill and package beer at home and what equipment is involved. Follow @doubleh...

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This episode, John, from @Ironton_brewing, stops by the pod to highlight his renovated homebrewing space and how he incorporates technology into brewing.

Big thank you again to John, for coming on the show!

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January 4, 2024 31 mins

Happy New Year! To round out 2023 James and Shannon check out Berkley Beer Company (@berkleybeercompany), step up their canning game and James unboxes the Brew Bucket 2.0 from SS Brewtech. 

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Jordan from Billy's Tavern Homebrew is in the house! Tune in as Shannon and James chat about how Jordan pays homage to his grandfather through his homebrewing, his unique distribution method and his most adventurous beer. 


Thank you again to @Billystavernbrew ( for joining us on the show. Check him out on Instagram and Facebook @Billystavernbrew and on Twitter @billys_tavern.

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This episode Shannon and James chat with Christian from Mishicott Brewing about his family's history in the brewing industry and his recent journey as a homebrewer. 


Christian's Marzen recipe featured on Spike Brewing's website: 

Check out more about Christian's family history here!

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It's our 100th episode! Who would have thought we'd make it this far. Take a stroll down memory lane with James and Shannon as they reminisce about the past 4 1/2 years of podcasting with favorite moments, homebrewer highlights, and a behind the scenes look into how the show is made. 

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Happy Halloween! It's that time of year again where Shannon shares how beer and halloween intersect. And James tests Shannon's knowledge of beer and candy pairings. 


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The duo have a double brew day before Shannon jets off to Chicago to check out the second Guinness location to open in the U.S. (@guinnessbrewerychi) and the largest independently owned brewery in the city, @Revbrewchicago.


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Fresh from their trip to good old Florida, James and Shannon are joined by Jeremy from @mainstmagic to chat all things alcohol at Hollywood Studios.


Special thanks to Jeremy from @mainstmagic for joining us on this episode and sharing his experiences.

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September 7, 2023 50 mins

The dynamic duo are joined by another dynamic duo Matt and Ray, two friends turned homebrewers. Matt (@Oilcreekbrewing) and Ray (@1419Brewing) share their homebrewing stories and how they intertwine. Find out who is the Master and who is the Padawan, how roses can add a little something extra to a beer and how PH can impact the outcome of your beer. 

Special thanks to Matt and Ray for joining us on this weeks episode.

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Our quest to chat with homebrewers from across the country continues. This week James and Shannon chat with Mike from @marshallmashbrewlab about his endeavor into using a coolship, brewing with seafood and brandy barrel aging. 

Special thanks to @marshallmashbrewlab for cracking open a beer with us.

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Rob and Corinne from Pratt Brewing Company pay another visit to Double Hopbeat podcast! Big things have been in motion since James and Shannon last sat down with Pratt Brewing, such as opening a craft brewery! Tune in to hear more about the joys and challenges that cane come along with leveling up from homebrewing to craft brewery.

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Double Hopbeat Podcast Brew another day initiative- To commemorate our family, friends and loved ones in our community battling cancer, we are releasing a special shirt and mug. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. You can find the brew another day t-shirt (all sizes for $30) and mug ($15) from the link in our bio for podcast merch. 

Brew another day is our initiative to project hope, tranquility and ca...

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James and Shannon do a deep dive into Omega Yeast's discovery of the HZY1 gene in yeast. 


Sources for today's show:

(2023). Omega Yeast. “Omega Yeast Discovers a Yeast Gene that Makes Beer Hazy.” 


(2023) Keith Lacy, Rita Mormando, Jeremy R. Smith, Patrick A. Gibney, Lance M. Shaner, Laura T. Burns. “Identification of the yeast mannoprotein gene ...

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James and Shannon sit down with YouTuber and Massachusetts Homebrewer Steve, also known as @TheApartmentBrewer. Brewing a beer can be as easy as watching a video on YouTube. Find out how Steve uses the platform to walk experts and new comers alike through the brewing process in easily consumable videos. 

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After a quick trip to Pennsylvania, James and Shannon recount their brewery adventures, discuss how Shannon's first sour beer turned out and delve into the technique of split batch (SPLATCH) brewing. Plus a special announcement!




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June 15, 2023 21 mins

For their 90th episode, James and Shannon are joined by Jeff from @Beers_and_Kayak on Instagram. Beer can be a part of any activity so why not kayaking. Hear how Jeff mixes his love of craft beer and the great outdoors.


Thank you to Jeff @Beers_and_Kayak for joining us on this week's episode. If you would like to come on our show and share your craft beer or homebrewing journey, send us a DM on our Instagram @Doublehopbeatpodcast

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James and Shannon visit the Sandwich MA location of Treehouse Brewing and share some tips and tricks. Plus, what do 19th century Danish paintings, cooked hotdogs, and weed-wackers have to do with beer? Tune in the find out. 


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James has returned from the sunshine state with tales to tell. Shannon and James are joined by former Disney cast member Brandon to talk all things drinking EPCOT and Florida beer. 



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