A look at the beer fridge at the local convenience store shows how completely light beer has taken over the beer industry. Did you know that 6 of the top 7 best-selling beer brands in America are light beers? Only Budweiser snuck in at #4, with Miller High Life and...read more
A lot of people today drink light beer because they’re counting calories, but many of them find low-cal beer a bit watered-down and tasteless. They may prefer the taste of craft beer, but a typical IPA or Pale Ale has 200 or more calories! That’s why Mad Hops Flavored...read more
Doing our thing at the Saratoga Springs Craft Beer Festival! Looks like we’re using Rolling Rock! In upstate NY we celebrate summer with a great sense of urgency; there’s only a small window for us after fighting off a long winter. Spring ends late and fall comes...read more
In his feature article The Power Is Yours: Customizing the Drinker Experience, BeerAdvocate’s Bryan Roth explores the recent trend towards personalizing your beer-drinking experience. The explosion of new craft varieties has raised our expectations of how a beer...read more
Beer comes in all sorts of different styles, each with its own unique ingredients. Unlike food products, brewers aren’t required to disclose much nutritional information. In fact, they don’t even have to know what’s in their products! But now a new FDA regulation...read more
Orendael meets professional arm wrestlers, hawks Mad Hops, and tell us about an IPA-flavored beer with under 100 calories
Hi again! Orendael here, Mad Hops Campus Champion for Cortland State in New York. Recently I had a chance to attend another local beer event as a Mad Hops representative. It’s one of the perks of being a Campus Champion. The event was the Man Show in Syracuse, just...read more
The Complete Guide to Beer Pong: Its Glorious Past, Perfectly Adequate Present, and Uncertain Future
Beer pong is simple; two teams throwing a ping pong ball into a cup filled with beer. If you toss a ball in the cup, the other team has to drink the beer inside. Everybody wins. Life is good. The cups are usually set up in a triangle of either 6 or 10 cups. The first...read more
During winter break I was at home in Buffalo when I saw an ad on Indeed for event marketing staff for a local company called Mad Hops. Since I am planning to go into marketing when I graduate I was looking for a part-time job that would offer experience and the chance...read more
We give away thousands of glasses of flavored beer at festivals and beer stores every month, and one question people ask is whether Mad Hops can make non-alcoholic (NA) beer taste better. These brews have the reputation of being flavorless and a little weird-tasting....read more
Thank you to all who have liked and shared your favorite Mad Hops flavors on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. We are up to over 1,700 followers on Instagram and 1,200 on Twitter! That's starting from zero just three months ago, and we have you to thank. If...read more
Mad Hops is a new company manufacturing a new product and creating a new category in the beer industry. Practically nobody even knows we exist. That’s a challenge, but we’re up for it. With your help, I know Mad Hops will take over the world, one flavor drop at a...read more
Millennials, this one’s for you. A startup wants to give Budweiser and other economy brews a more interesting taste, one drop at a time. The drops are bottled and packaged in East Naples, Florida. Manufacturing for Mad Hops Flavored Brew Drops began in September at Alternative Labs with an initial run of 5,000 bottles. Another run will start soon. This time it will produce 35,000 bottles.
Alternative Labs’ CEO Kevin Thomas is a big believer. “It’s one of the top three unique-to-market trendsetting products I’ve seen,” Thomas said. “It creates demand for a category that has no players.”
Craft beer podcast Focus on the Beer got a hold of some Mad Hops and put it to a taste test. You can listen to their hilarious reactions on their radio show, or click over to their blog. Here's a sample of what they said: We got some advance samples of Mad Hops and...read more
We recently got a message on our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/gomadhops) from Andy Borchert of Hibbing, Minnesota. He and his friends had just sampled a Mad Hops Variety 6-Pack and had some really nice things to say about the products. I answered him back to say...read more
1. Mad Hops turns drinking beer into a shared experience Beer goes better with friends; and drinking beer is a great social activity. In fact, according to the National Geographic, without beer human beings would never have formed advanced societies. Beer is healthier...read more
My lightbulb moment came in January, 2014. I was working hard to build a hopyard on the family homestead in South Bristol, NY, attending hop growing seminars and watching as new breweries sprang up across the Finger Lakes region every month. It was just after the...read more
Let’s say you crave a full-flavored, craft-brewed pale ale, but you only have the money to buy Pabst Blue Ribbon or Genny Cream Ale.
Peter Hanley has a solution for you. It’s called Mad Hops Flavored Brew Drops. You just squeeze a drop or two into your Utica Club or Labatt’s Blue, and, behold, it becomes something closer to, say, a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (at a fraction of the cost).
Did you know that the story of women and beer is an ancient one? According to All About Beer Magazine, the story began in 1800 B.C., when brewing beer was part of a woman’s daily chores in ancient Sumerian and Egyptian societies. The relationship between beer and...read more
Taking Mad Hops when you go out is great way to not only spice up a boring party but meet new people. It is an instant conversation starter. When someone sees you changing the color of your beer, and they smell the blueberry or the apple or the chocolate and coffee...read more
SOUTH BRISTOL – Mad Hops Flavored Brew Drops – a product that transforms the taste, color and aroma of regular, everyday beer – is making its way into Christmas stockings. The product launched earlier this year by founder Peter Hanley of South Bristol is making a splash in sales after recently hitting the shelves at two local retailers.read more