Knocking Hops with Ben Younger (Tanked Up 405)

Knocking Hops with Ben Younger (Tanked Up 405)
Its a special one-on-one episode with guest Ben Younger, owner and proprietor of the Hopknocker Bottleshop and Micropub located in Durham, UK.

We talk the beginnings of Ben’s gaming career, his earliest gaming memories including Paperboy on the NES, arcade fighting games, and more. Then Ben and Aadil talk about their histories with craft beer, including early versus modern Brew Dog. Naturally the craft vs microbrewery (vs nanobreweries?) conversation. Ben talks about running a craft micropub, Untappd and competition in a small city with tourists, on both sides of the pandini no less.

Ben and Aadil start off with McColl’s Spring 2021 edition of Beet de Garde, a Belgian Abbey style beer. They move on to Hackney x Against the Grain’s Spirit of the Wood Barrel Aged Strong Stout. They finish with a 2019 Brouwerij Vandenbroek Vlaamsbruin Sour Dark Ale aged in the bottle.

Aadil Kurji is an enigma. It is said that if you say Aadil into a mirror 6 times whilst standing on his face he will get very angry. Aadil makes up the entire team of the Out of Lives Canadian branch and for that he is sorry. Aadil hosts the popular beer and gaming podcast Tanked Up
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