Hop Notes

Hop Notes: Hoops Brewing and the music of Jean Sibelius

Hoops Brewing head brewer Dave Hoops joins Scott Blankenship on the latest installment of Hop Notes.MPR/APM

May 05, 2021

Minnesota's Great Lake, Superior, provides the base for the straightforward and masterfully made brews at Hoops Brewing in Duluth. Head brewer Dave Hoops joins host Scott Blankenship in this episode of Hop Notes, with music from Jean Sibelius accompanying beers made from the "best brewing water on Earth."


This episode of Hop Notes includes selections from the following works and recordings:

Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Finlandia, Valse Triste
CSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn

Violin Concerto Dong-Suk Kang, violin
CSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Leaper

Note: Footage from this episode was filmed prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.