BREWS broth­ers

Hanson sib­lings go from Mmmbop to mmmm… beer

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE - By J.M. Hirsch

NEW YORK — The prob­lem with get­ting liquored up with the Hanson broth­ers — yes, the MMMBop boys — is that you can’t get that tune out of your head the en­tire time you’re talk­ing to them. Or for days af­ter. Apolo­gies for the ear worm.

The only con­so­la­tion is that they’re no longer boys, which makes the whole af­fair seem less icky. Be­cause when you say to your­self, “I’m go­ing drink­ing with Hanson,” the men­tal im­age is of pound­ing back a few with the bouncy pre­teens from those “ba du bop, ba duba dop” mu­sic video days. Luck­ily, like the rest of us, they grew up. And it turns out, they grew into really nice guys who not only are still making mu­sic, they also are pleas­antly ob­sessed with craft beer.

So ob­sessed, in fact, that they’ve launched their own, a pale ale. Care to guess the name? Give it a mo­ment. You’ll get there. Think... That’s right. You can now pop open an Mmmhops (tagline: From the Guys That In­vented Mmmbop). Which is how I re­cently found my­self at a whiskey bar, hud­dled around a bot­tle of Jef­fer­son rye with


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