Table Hops - Pairing Beer and Board Games

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An episode of Table Hops - Pairing Beer and Board Games

By Table Hops
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!
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Not Much
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 announcements for the year have already been revealed at GenCon and everything is coming off Kickstarter and going towards fulfillment. Cris and Stephen mention a few new games and beers including the Dawn Chorus by Triple Crossing, the Scythe modular boards and Cerebria! We are also happy to announce our monthly game nights at O'Connor Brewing Co. will be in full swing starting this month! Check out www.tablehops.beer for more details! Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a great venue where we should host our game night?  Write us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer!
19:54
September 5, 2019
Developer Interviews
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: Eric - Sky Kingdom Games: Isofarian Guard Rachel - Resonym Games: Mechanica El - Deep Water Games: Claim and Realms of Sand  Todd - AEG Games: Atelier, War Chest: Nobility, Cat Lady Deluxe, Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet, and their Epic Game Night games! Arthur - Mad Bear Games: Crystals of Power We hope you have enjoyed our Gen Con coverage and would love your feedback! Please leave us a rating in the iTunes store, email us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com, or send us a voicemail at www.tablehops.beer/voicemail
1:29:19
August 22, 2019
Post Gen Con (with Angela Jones)
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 bring you this episode while it was fresh in our minds!  Did you have a favorite Gen Con game or event? Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a great venue where we should host our game night?  Write us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer!  
58:16
August 8, 2019
Pre Gen Con (with Angela Jones)
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 recently tried including New Belgium's Passionfruit Kolch and The Bruery's Frucht: Cucumber. Also games including the Villianous: Evil Comes Prepared expansion, Techlandia, Dice Throne Adventures and many more! We also discuss all the fun events we are signed up for this week at Gen Con!  Are you gonna be in Indiana?  Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a great venue where we should host our game night?  Write us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer!  
56:24
July 25, 2019
Diversity
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 lighthearted, non-controversial (insert sarcasm) topic of diversity in the beer and board game community! In all seriousness this is a sensitive topic that we will be developing more at our panel at Blerdcon 2019! If you would like to comment please send us an email or leave us a voicemail at tablehops.beer/voicemail! Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a great venue where we should host our game night?  Write us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer!  
51:16
July 11, 2019
Nerd Adjacent (with JABS)
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 as the upcoming Kickstarter Darwinauts! We then discuss all things conventions with fellow gamer JABS! He gives his report of Origins as well as what to look forward to at GenCon this year. Please note there is some slight technical difficulties towards the middle of the show where Cris's computer starts to give up on life. We apologize for that and have firmly scolded said computer.  Do you have a favorite game or beer you think we should try? Do you wanna be on the show? Have a great venue where we should host our game night?  Write us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer! 
47:40
June 27, 2019
Shipping Shenanigans
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 treatment plant tries to make beer, what's going on with local Hampton Roads breweries, and Cris's adventures in Edenton North Carolina. Did you receieve your copy of Sprawl Ops? Do you have a suggestions of a beer, game or venue we should check out? Send us an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and check out our other episodes and videos at tablehops.beer!
40:09
June 13, 2019
Con-Merged
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 also discuss the big merger between Dogfishhead and Sam Adams! Do you have board games or beers you want featured on the show? Be sure to send us an email to tablehopspodcast@gmail.com, follow us on social media @tablehopspodcast, or visit our website at tablehops.beer!
31:15
May 30, 2019
Announcements
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 tablehops.beer for more updates!
02:02
May 16, 2019
Events Galore
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 beers we've had recently as well as upcoming events! Do you have some beers or board games we should try? Do you know a great venue in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia that would be a good place for a game night? Contact us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
39:56
May 2, 2019
Homebrew (with Matt Wolford
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 a beer or game you want Stephen and Cris to try? Email us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
44:18
April 18, 2019
Screw Marry Kill
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! Also news of our upcoming events as well as the launch of our merch store are included! Both can be found at www.tablehopspodcast.com
31:01
April 4, 2019
Brotherhood of the Travelling Game Pub
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 true! We talk local breweries as well as ways we like to transport our games. Do you have a favorite game to play at breweries? Are you interested in joining us for a game night? Send us a message on social media @tablehopspodcast or a tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
47:16
March 21, 2019
Dewey Decimal (with Angela Jones)
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 want to be a guest on the podcast? Have questions for Cris, Stephen, or one of our guests? Email us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
49:26
March 7, 2019
Sparking Joy
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 beers! Do you have a collection tip for us? Be sure to email us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
37:40
February 21, 2019
Euro Games and Beer
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 beer you think Cris and Stephen should try? Write them an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at www.tablehopspodcast.com! 
55:36
February 8, 2019
Pimp Your Game!
In this episode, Cris & Stephen discuss the different ways they pimp or bling their board game and beer collections.  Do you have a suggestion for blinging out your board games?  Email us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com.  Check out our pairing videos and other episodes at tablehopspodcast.com
1:01:33
January 24, 2019
Post Holiday Loot
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 WizKids as well as beers from Unibroue and Pro Re Nata Brewery among others!  Do you have a favorite game or beer you think Cris and Stephen should try? Write them an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at www.tablehopspodcast.com! 
42:51
January 10, 2019
Party Games
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 deduction games!  Do you have a favorite game or beer you think Cris and Stephen should try? Write them an email at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com and be sure to check out other episodes and videos at www.tablehopspodcast.com!
43:34
December 27, 2018
PAX Unplugged Recap
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 tablehopspodcast@gmail.com! Be sure to check out our other episodes and videos at: https://www.tablehopspodcast.com
48:00
December 21, 2018
The Twelve Games of Christmas
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 us at tablehopspodcast@gmail.com!
57:30
December 13, 2018
Episode 10: The Twelve Beers of Christmas
Cris and Stephen share their top 12 beers! Stay tuned next week when we share out top 12 games!
55:51
November 29, 2018
Episode 9: Thanksgiving
We go over great beers and games to bring to your family and friends this holiday season!
34:29
November 15, 2018
Episode 8: Small Batch
In this episode we discuss small independent game releases and experimental beer batches brewed in small batches!
33:11
November 1, 2018
Episode 7: Halloween
In this spooky episode of Tablehops, we discuss Halloween themed games and beer!
30:47
October 18, 2018
Episode 6: What He Say?!
In this episode we discuss some terms and jargon of both craft beer and board games!
36:35
October 4, 2018
Episode 5: Progressions
In this episode we discuss our history as board gamers as well as the progression of the industry
1:19:17
September 20, 2018
Episode 4: Variants and Expansions
In this episode we discuss beer variants and board game expansions!
1:00:32
September 6, 2018
Episode 3: Gen Con Recap
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 www.extra-life.org!
59:44
August 23, 2018
Episode 2: Charlottesville Bugaloo
In our second episode, we recap our adventures in Charlottesville VA where we visited Pro Re Nata, Three Notch'd, and Adroit Brewing Companies!
50:57
August 9, 2018
Episode 1: IPAs, Goses, and Powergrid
The very first episode of TableHops! We discuss IPAs, Goses, and Powergrid by Rio Grande Games
22:00
July 26, 2018
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