Hanson bring Mmmhops brew to Epcot

By | September 24, 2014

Orlando Sentinel 

Sept. 28-29: Hanson

Remember MMMBop? Hanson also has Mmmhops, and the beer is coming to Epcot
Hanson bring pop and hops to Epcot
Hanson have been making road trip-friendly pop for more than 15 years, but they’re not drinking it anymore. The trio that gave us “MMMBop” back in ’97 is still touring, and they’re bringing their craft beer with them during their stop at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival next week.

Yes, they have a craft beer. Plenty of bands have a hot sauce, but Hanson not only has a beer, they have a sense of humor. Their American Pale Ale is called Mmmhops, and it’s been available primarily in the band’s home stomping grounds of Oklahoma since its release last year. The beer will be on sale at the Food & Wine Festival (the only place you’ll find it in Florida), and during a meet-and-greet with the band. Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson will host a beverage seminar at 10 a.m. next Monday (Sept. 29), then sign and sell bottles of Mmmhops at Epcot’s Festival Center until 11 a.m.

How’s the beer? I haven’t had a taste yet, but my collegaues Dewayne Bevil and food editor Heather McPherson got a few sips in during their visit to Epcot last week. “Very drinkable” and “a great starter beer,” says Heather.

Oh yeah – Hanson will also be playing music. Their “Eat to the Beat” concert performances are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28-29. Concerts and the signing are free with park admission.