Hops & Spirits Bar Conversations

Hops & Spirits Bar Conversations

No matter how you like it, grab your favorite drink and join us for a fun conversation. Bar Conversations features interviews musicians, personalities and entertainers as they talk about their careers, new projects coming and so much more. A new podcast is released every Tuesday.

Episodes

June 28, 2022 49 min

Country artist Clay Hollis joins us (13-minute mark) to talk about working on his next album, how this album differs from his previous efforts, growing up in Texas, his musical influences, being able to tour, whether he prefers cowboy hats or trucker hats and what's next. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk Mexican spirits on the fourth part of our Spirits 101 series.

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The Americana group Blue Dogs join us (11-minute mark) to talk music and beer. Band founder Bobby Houck (lead vocals) and Hank Futch (vocals/upright bass) chat with us about going into the studio for the first time in 16 years, why they made a new album, how growing up in South Carolina impacted their sound, their journey in the music industry, creating a beer with Holy City Brewing, and much more. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us (1-minu...

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Songwriter and musician John Inghram joins us (11-minute mark) to talk about his debut solo album, making his Mountain Stage debut, how his solo music differs, his experience recording the album, how the album's cover art happened, his journey in the music industry, going on tour and what's next. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk brandy on the second part of our Spirits 101 series.

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Singer/songwriter Kel Adore joins us (11-minute mark) to talk about getting into the music industry, modeling, her songwriting style, sharing personal experiences, her latest singles, moving to Los Angeles and more. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk gin and vodka as part of our Spirits 101 series.

For more on Kel, visit https://www.keladore.com/ or find her on social media.

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Country musician Dustin Collins joins us (7-minute mark) to talk about growing up in Kentucky, his love of bourbon, his love of the outdoors, his new single Workin' Man, his upcoming album, working with Buddy Cannon and Bill McDermott, getting on to tour again and more. Plus, 911Bourbon joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk about how to protect your photos from being stolen and how to report scammers.

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Country musician Joey Greer joins us (8-minute mark) to talk about his old school bus Ms. Frizzle, his love of the outdoors, growing up in a musical family, dropping his debut album in early 2020, his single Outlaw Angel, his newest singles, being on stage and what's next. Plus, Chad Watson joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk about synthetic corks and what is the best type of cork to use.

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Country artist Jon Wolfe joins us (9:30-mark) to talk about his tequila Juan Lobo Tequila, getting involved in the tequila industry, his many hobbies beyond music, going from a finance degree to the oil fields to the stage, his latest album Dos Corazones, what he loves about touring and more. Plus, Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and National Beer Judge, joins us (1-minute  for Tasting Notes to talk about craft beer and the perfect pai...

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Country artist Dane Louis joins us (7-minute mark) to talk about growing up in Iowa, moving to Nashville, his dog Otis, the OnlyFans Fan Club, a crazy photoshoot, his latest single Whiskey Wears Off, how he finds inspiration for writing and more. Plus, 911Bourbon joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk about how to spot a bourbon scam on social media and other red flags.

For more on Dane, check out https://danelouisoffici...

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Country rockers Hudson Valley join us (9-minute mark) to talk about their new single, having fun together, how they become this band, moving to Nashville, playing at Ole Red and more. Plus, Chad Watson joins us (1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk about bourbon prices, what folks can expect to pay and if we're approaching Scotch territory.

For more on Hudson Valley, check out https://www.hudsonvalleyband.com/ or find them o...

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Country musician Lane Smith joins us (around the 8-minute mark) to talk about his life as a bullfighter, how one gets into that career, switching to music, growing up in South Texas, getting married, his debut EP, latest single Ain't It Crazy and more. Plus, Jake Sulek joins us (around the 1-minute mark) for Tasting Notes to talk about the Mint Julep, tips on making a proper julep, how to put your spin on it and the history of ...

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  • Introduction to show 
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Mikey, aka 911Bourbon on Instagram, talks about how we got into whiskey and how his page got its start (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Nate Bergman, who debut solo album Metaphysical Change comes out May 20, joins us around the 7-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • How are you able to pull off the mustache?  
  • What got you into music? 
  • You were part of Lionize for a long ...
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  • Introduction to show 
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Chad Watson, aka MyDailyBourbon on Instagram and part of the Bourbon Life crew, talks about his month-long Blanton's challenge and what he learned from it (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Lucas Hoge, chart topping country artist and host of Sportsman Channel series GSM’s Hoge Wild, joins us around the 7-minute mark.

  • How often is your name said wrong?
  • What are you dr...
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  • Introduction to show
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and National Beer Judge, talks about spring beers, how the styles change and what folks can expect on tap (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Payton Howie, country artist whose debut EP Young Blood is out now, joins us at the 8-minute mark.

  • What's your favorite guilty pleasure non-alcoholic drink?
  • So did this love of music start with a Carrie...
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  • Introduction to show
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Jake Sulek talks about spring cocktails and some recipes to enjoy as the seasons change (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Hayden Coffman, country musician, joins us around the 7-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • What was your response to your girlfriend's reenactment?
  • Do you ever get weird looks when recording Tik Tok videos to your songs in random places?
  • I feel like...
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  • Introduction to show 
  • Update on what's new at Hops & Spirits with our Taste Tests, Cocktail:30 videos and the Questions & Alcohol podcast.
  • Presley Tennant, singer/songwriter, joins us at the 3-minute mark.

  • What’s a guilty pleasure nonalcoholic drink of yours? 
  • What’s something unique about you that folks might not know? 
  • What got you into music? 
  • How much did being on The Voice change things for you? 
  • How would you describe yo...
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    Alcoholic beverage attorney Rachel Lawson joins us for an extended Tasting Notes. She explains the Treasury's "Competition in the markets for Beer, Wine and Spirits Report" plus talks about what it means for the industry, potential impact and biggest takeaways.
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  • Introduction to show
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Rachel Lawson, an alcoholic beverage lawyers, talks about the Treasury's report and its potential impact on the alcohol industry (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Tim Montana, singer and songwriter, joins us at the 8-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • I have to ask, how do you become friends with such an unique group of people (ZZ Top, Foo Fighters, Travis Pastrana)
  • H...
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  • Introduction to show
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Kevin Patterson, a Cicerone and National Beer Judge, talks about the variety of barrel-aged beers and what to expect from each (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Coyle Girelli, multiplatinum musician, songwriter and composer, joins us at the 9-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking?
  • I’ve looked at your social media and your photos make you look very serious, do you smile and h...
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    SIA Scotch founder Carin Luna-Ostaseski joins us at the 1-minute mark for an expanded Tasting Notes special. Carin talks about how she came to love Scotch, launching a Scotch brand, the challenges along the way, the Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund and its impact, what's next and more.

    For more on SIA Scotch, check out https://www.siascotchwhisky.com/ or find them on social media. For more on the Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund, visit ht...

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  • Introduction to show 
  • On this week's "Tasting Notes", Carin Luna-Ostaseski, founder of SIA Scotch, talks about their Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund and giving back. (starts around the 1-minute mark)
  • Kai Crowe-Getty, vocals/guitar for the band Lord Nelson, joins us at the 7-minute mark.

  • What are you drinking tonight? 
  • How would you describe the band’s style of music? 
  • Who/what type of music did you grow up with or influenced you...
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