As the weather cools down, there’s nothing better than sipping one of your favorite fall beers by a bonfire. Luckily Matt from Rhizome Productions knows exactly which brew to pair with any occasion. Get your notepad out, and tune in every weekday at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m from Oct. 19-30 for Lightning 100’s Hoptober Brews​. 

Hoptobers 2020 Beer Line Up:

Week 1

Week 2

Prize includes: 

  • Cigar City cornhole boards
  • Hi-Wire Coleman cooler 
  • Monday Night koozies 
  • Featured beer swag including stickers, coasters, key chains and hat 

Lightning 100’s Hoptober Brews is brought to you by ​Lipman Brothers and Rhizome Productions. ​ Be sure to check out our past beer segments below! Cheers! ​ 

Recent Epsiodes

STONE ENJOY BY 10.31.2020 IPA

Hoptober 2020 Day 10: Stone Brewing Company Enjoy By 10.31.20

Just like that, it's our tenth and final day of Hoptober! DJ Jayson and Matt Leff from Rhizome Productions sat down once more to taste our very final beer. Enjoy By 10.31.20, from Stone Brewing Company in their Enjoy By collection, is just in time for Halloween! But don't...
Yazoo Cinamon Milk Stout

Hoptober 2020 Day 9: Yazoo Pepe Cinnamon Milk Stout

It’s Thursday on this episode of Hoptober! Today, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff taste and talk about the seasonal brew from Nashville’s own Yazoo Brewing, the Pepe Cinnamon Milk Stout. This brew tastes like fall in a can, immediately you are hit with notes of cinnamon and spice along with a...
Wet Hop Harvest Photo via brewpublic.com

Hoptober 2020 Day 8: Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

Happy Wednesday everyone, we are halfway through this halloweek! On today’s episode of Hoptober, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff taste and talk about the seasonal brew from Sierra Nevada, Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA. These hops are grown in the Northern Hemisphere specifically, in Oregon, and brewed within 24 hours...

Hoptober 2020 Day 7: Hi-Wire Festbier & Hi-Wire Blackberry Limeade Sour Session Ale

We’re back with another two for Tuesday on day 7 of Hoptober! In today’s episode, DJ Jayson sits down with Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff and they discuss two great beers from Hi-Wire Brewing. Hi-Wire is based out of Asheville, NC, where they have two brewery locations. They also have...

Hoptober 2020 Day 6: Monday Night Space Lettuce and Monday Night Drafty Kilt

There's nothing like some Monday Night brews to cure those Monday Blues! We're kicking off Day 6 and Week 2 of Hoptober with two beers for you, courtesy of Monday Night Brewing. DJ Jayson and Matt from Rhizome Productions sat down to chat about two brews, the Space Lettuce...
Pineapple Party Punch

Hoptober 2020 Day 5: Rogue Pineapple Party Punch

Happy Friday! DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions' Matt Leff are wrapping up our first week of Hoptober 2020 with Pineapple Party Punch from Rogue Ales & Spirits. Rogue is based out of Newport, Oregon and their Pineapple Party Punch is the perfect way to end the week. It’s a...

Hoptober 2020 Day 4: Bitburger Festbier

It’s day 4 of Hoptober and today DJ Jayson and Matt Leff of Rhizome Productions are celebrating with Bitburger’s Festbier. If 2020 wrecked your plans to visit Germany for Oktoberfest, why not recreate it at home with this brew from Bitburger? Bitburger’s take on the traditional festbier is 6.2% ABV....
Ranch Water

Hoptober 2020 Day 3: Ranch Water

It’s Wednesday! In our third episode of Hoptober, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff taste and talk about Ranch Water. Based out of Dallas, Texas Lone River Beverage Co. "ranch water," a famous twist on the classic cocktail for the first time. Traditionally in ranch water is a...

Hoptober 2020 Day 2: Cigar City Jai Low & Cigar City The Benwood

It's Twofer Tuesday! On our second episode of Hoptober, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions' Matt Leff taste and talk about two brand new beers from Cigar City Brewing down in Tampa, Florida. Cigar City's Jai Low Beer and The Benwood are two remarkably different but equally delicious beers. Let's...
Terrapin Dancing Gummy Beer

Hoptober 2020 Day 1: Terrapin Dancing Gummy Beer

Our very own Jason sat down with Matt from Rhizome Productions to kick off the Hoptober season Lightning 100 style, with a "Dead Head" inspired brew from the Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia! The Terrapin Dancing Gummy Beer is a Hemp Cherry Berliner Weiss. Say that five times...

Hoptober 2019 Day 10: Hi Wire Zirkusfest Oktoberfest

Hi Wire brewery has a brand new taproom in Knoxville so if you find yourself over on their side of Tennessee definitely check them out. Our last beer of the season of course has to be an Oktoberfest Märzen called Zirkusfest. This seasonal beer is only available for the...

Hoptober 2019 Day 9: Cigar City Brewing Wedge Cut

Here we go with a Tampa Bay brewery called Cigar City Brewing. Their Wedge Cut American Wheat Ale is great and brewed with lemon peels and lemon drop hops. This is perfect for drinking one with a cigar, or taking it out on the golf course. It's available in...

Hoptober 2019 Day 8: Monday Night Brewing Silkscreen IPA

Monday Night Brewing out in Atlanta brings us their Silkscreen IPA. Although not a fall beer it is very popular as people grow more interested in IPA's. Some very special hops were used in brewing this one, such as, El Dorado, Amarillo, and Lemon Drop, just to name a...

Hoptober 2019 Day 7: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019

We're back with another Märzen Oktoberfest, this time with Sierra Nevada. They partnered with Bitburger a German brewery to create this years 2019 Oktoberfest beer. It has a great amber color and like many other beers of this type is very easy to drink. Sierra Nevada keeps their recipe...

Hoptober 2019 Day 6: Rogue Dead Guy Ale

Welcome back to Hoptober, today we have something spooky but delicious. Rogue Dead Guy Ale, this 90's classic is made in the style of a Maibock, a German Ale. Now available in 12 oz cans, as well as bottles and draft around town. Its distinguishable taste is due to...

Hoptober 2019 Day 5: Lefthand Brewing White Russian Nitro

The folks at Lefthand Brewing well known for their Milk Stout, now have a White Russian Nitro. The nitro makes it super creamy almost like a Guiness, and the, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate profiles are delicious. This comes in 16 oz cans and is also on tap in lots...

Hoptober 2019 Day 4: Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen

This Oktoberfest beer is brewed by Ayinger, a brewery in Bavaria, and is brewed in a Märzen style. This Lager style beer along with all other Oktoberfest beers are actually brewed in March, hence the name, and is fermented over the summer months. This beer is very easy to...

Hoptober 2019 Day 3: Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

This barrel aged pumpkin ale from Lexington Brewing is basically pumpkin pie in a glass. After being brewed Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale spent some time being aged in a bourbon barrel. The first sip will give you immediate notes of cinnamon, all spice, and obviously, pumpkin. It's a great...

Hoptober 2019 Day 2: Terrapin + Miller High Life Brute IPA

On the second day of Hoptober, Jayson and Matt announced that it was IPA Tuesday, making it a perfect setting for the next beer on the seasonal tasting lineup.  They tried a Brute IPA that was created in collaboration between Terrapin Beer Co. and Miller High Life. They discuss...

Hoptober 2019 Day One: Yazoo Fall Lager

On the first day of Hoptober, L100’s beer tasting segment hosted by our DJ Jayson and Matt from Rhizome Productions, joined to talk about their first beer of the week. They started the seasonal tasting with a local favorite, Fall Lager by Yazoo. This beer will be available in...