We admit to being rather old school production types: We’d rather shoot first and do edits later. But sometimes, on a cold day in early 2019, when the beer is ludicrously flavorful and your instagram account is filling, why not try to put things together and make an episode? Enjoy our boozy afternoon at Other Half NYC. Cheers!
This is our ELEVENTH look-back episode.
Let’s just ponder that for a minute. Since we started producing regularly in 2008, eleven Happy Hour Guys seasons. ELEVEN ‘year end’ episodes!
Two guys back then with a non-HD camera, some borrowed sound gear and a single light that made them look like they were at the dim end of a long tunnel had no idea they would or could come all this way.
And there’s much further to go: Stay tuned for a big announcement early in the New Year!
2018 saw us make some new friends around the country, saw us re-visit some old ones, and take the Broadway Brews Project to the two-thirds point: Four done, and only two beers left to complete the Broadway Six Pack. Links:
Also, we engaged you guys this year in a whole new way with our GoFundMe to help complete the Six Pack, and you responded: We raised over 15K to get us across the finish line.
Going into 2019, there’s some VERY BIG NEWS that will take the Broadway Brews Project (and us!) to a whole new level!
As always, thank you. We are nothing without our audience, friends and fans. These great stories need to be told, and we do it so that all of you can follow in our footsteps. Now go someplace new, try something different, and most importantly, buy someone a drink. CHEERS!
Broadway Brew #4 Commences!
The Broadway Brews Project rolls on, as our FOURTH brew in the Broadway Six Pack is about to premiere in NYC! And now YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG and see how we got it there.
In this episode, Mark and Jimmy introduce members of the Phantom of the Opera cast to the Hardywood Brewing (from Richmond, VA), and, using some unbelievably good beer as mental grease, we answer some very important questions: What will this beer be like? What will we name it? Which charity will it raise money for?
Phantom Cast: Ali Ewoldt (Christine Daee), Rodney Ingram (Raoul), Paul A. Schaefer (Marksman), Katharine Heaton (Page), Giselle O. Alvarez (Ballet Chorus), Maree Johnson (Madame Giry), Carlton Moe (Ubaldo Piangi), and Jacob Keith Watson (Swing):
Hardywood: Matt Shofner (Marketing), Brian Nelson (Head Brewer).
Let's get started with our Phantom journey. This one's gonna be a great one, folks!
Special thanks to all out there who participated in the online naming contest, Mahaley and Marc at Bond Theatrical (you guys are wonderful), the good folk at Rattle N Hum West for hosting us, and to our capture team, Brad, Johnny, Squigs and Jennifer!
The Happy Hour Guys and their Guest Tasters (from Cincy Playhouse's Million Dollar Quartet) found something out - things are changing in Cincinnati, Ohio: And a lot of those changes have something to do with Rhinegeist Brewing. Occupying the remains of a nineteenth century bottling plant, Rhinegeist is making terrific beer and serving their community in many more ways than one. Click through and have a look. Cheers!
Respect your Mother. True in life, and true in...craft beer? Definitely in Covington, KY, where Braxton Brewing is at the forefront of flavor, innovation, and a changing neighborhood. Oh, and you can drink your ice cream there. How? Press play, y'all. Press play. CHEERS!
It's time for The Happy Hour Guys' yearly tradition: Looking back on everywhere we've been in the past year! And 2016 was a doozy, with travels all over the USA including Texas, Montana, Michigan, Massachusetts, NYC...and speaking of NYC (and Broadway), 2016 was the first year of possibly our proudest accomplishment... THE BROADWAY BREWS PROJECT. Click play for a rundown.... and Happy New Year!
Jimmy, AJ and Joe stop in to Bellaire, MI to check in with our old friends at Short's Brewing, and my how things have changed. Is Bellaire still a quiet Hamlet or a Beer Mecca? And is the slogan still "Michigan Only, Michigan Forever"? (hint: both times, check the latter.) Enjoy a visit with some old friends. Cheers!