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Jun 27, 2017

Hops, Beer and Hartford’s Union Brewery Strike


Beer--that great cold drink! In 1902, Hartford’s brewers went on strike. Find out what happened, explore the resurgence of hops growing in Connecticut, and visit the Hog River Brewery, one of the state's newest craft breweries.

We wish to thank Steve Thornton, Dr. James LaMondia, Dr. Katja Mauer, Ben Braddock, and the CT Agricultural Experiment Station. Music courtesy of Klokwize and Angela Luna, on iTunes now.

This episode was produced by Mary Donohue and Patrick O’Sullivan.

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Angela Luna
almost seven years ago

Such a lovely show!!
Honored to have our song a part of this episode- and can't help but laugh at the irony regarding subject matter...
Much love mama Mary