Hop Talk #41: An Other Half Holiday


Note: we do a New Year's countdown in this episode, if you want to count with us (if we got the timing right) be sure to start this episode at 10:15:38 exactly! Or skip ahead to 1:44:22 - I’m 95% sure I got the timing down :)

Wow, 2018 is finally over! It’s been a busy year but here we are about to enter 2019. I just want to take a moment to say thanks to all of our listeners and fans, on behalf of myself and the whole crew of Hop Talkers. I think 2019 will be a big year so in the words of Other Half, stay tuned for more! Big thanks to everyone who joined us for this episode as well: Cory, Geriz, Anthony and Andrew are all great people and always fun to hang out with!

I won’t have too much to put here, especially since this was a monster of an episode and it’s way past my bedtime, but here are a few tidbits:

First off, the phrase In Absentia Luci, Tenebrae Vincunt is in fact in Hellboy, translated to “In the absense of light, darkness prevails.”

Here’s a quick link to some information about Plato and “gravity” in beer, give it a read if you want to learn more (although I think it was summed up pretty nicely).


For anyone that might be interested in the chocolate, the brand is called Raaka, and it’s located right near my place in Brooklyn! They had just finished roasting some cacao nibs during the episode, which is in the above left photo. They were in the process of roasting macadamia nuts as well, and I got to try one. It was delicious, although I had to wait quite a while for it to cool down enough to eat it!

See y’all next year!

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