Hopped Up :: Part 3

Hopped Up :: Experiencing the Great American Beer Festival

Part 3 :: a day of reckoning

In the last of this 3-part series, we’re joined by Dick & Rick from Big Foamy Head. It turns into a mad dash to try all the beers we haven’t had a chance to try in the previous 2 days, so we drink anything and everything that crosses our path.

We taste beers from Carolina Brewing Company, O’Dell Brewing, O’Fallon, Surly Brewing (who wins a gold medal while we’re filming), Brugge Brasserie (Indianapolis meets Brussels), Black Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery, Ommegang, an assortment of bad American beer (Old Style, Colt 45, PBR, Old Milwaukee – yes, we went there), North by Northwest, and a last trip to Dogfish Head.

In addition, there’s Charlie Papazian’s dedication to the memory of Michael Jackson, men in kilts, more taster glasses breaking, a unique beer pairing from Gregg, and a homebrewing smackdown. Also, Dick steals SIDT’s tag-line, and Dave at O’Fallon gives a special shout out to Groucho.

Music by Thomas Newman, Sounds from The Ground, and Phonosynthese.

Running time: 25:00


  1. Phil,
    Great job on the video! The series has been excellent and given all those folks who didn’t get to go an opportunity to see the diversty and spectacle that is the GABF. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together.
    On another note, due to the ration of shit you, Rick and Gregg gave me I have stepped up to the plate and am actually brewing again, the IPA I “sang and danced” about in the video.
    Thanks again, keep ’em coming!


  2. Mr. Pepper, our legal dept. will be in contact with in regards to the use of the Should I Drink That tag line.

    Great Job Phil. This is honestly the next best thing to being there plus now i have some more breweries to keep an eye out for. Oh yeah, and now SIDT has a new game to play while waiting in line at the pisser. Have a name for it?


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