Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 53 – Mugs Alehouse & Homemade Cider

This week on Beer Sessions Radio (TM) sees Jimmy, Ray & Sam finally getting a chance to talk to Ed Berestecki of Mugs Ale House. Ed recalls the days when Ray was applying to bar tend at his bar and the guys discuss how things have changed in the meantime.…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 55 – Craft Brewer’s Conference Pregame Show

This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy & the guys pregame for the 2011 Craft Brewers’s Conference. The studio is packed with guests and the show is jam packed with beer goodness. Hear from Paul Gatza, Director of the Brewer’s Association, Mark Szmadai of Chelsea Brewing Co, Mary Izett of…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 70 – Cider, Brewpubs, and Hops

This week on Beer Sessions Radio Jimmy is joined by Jen Schwertman of Blind Tiger and Dave Broderick. The session begins with a discussion of cider, artisanal hard cider to be exact. Then Penny Pink from Portneuf Valley Brewing who recounts how she began and built her own brewpub out…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 75 – Atlantic Hops, Great Lakes Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths

This week the Session is packed with special guest co-host Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery joining Jimmy as well as Mike Roffman of Atlantic Hops, Peter Bulut Jr. of Great Lakes Brewery, and Rich Buceta of newcomers SingleCut Beersmiths. They talk about Mike’s local hop growing initiative, Canadian craft beer…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 76 – Ale Street News, Civilization of Beer, and the Eataly Birreria

This week Beer Sessions’s soundtrack is set to the smooth flute sounds of Ale Street News‘s Tony Fordner. Joining them is Sam Merritt of Civilization of Beer and Brooks Carretta the founder of the Birreria at the roof of Eataly. Brooks expounds on building a cask-only brew pub on a…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 83 – Home Brewing & Latona Pub

This week on Beer Sessions Radio Jimmy and company, homebrewer John LaPolla and Mary Izett of Ale Street News, get to the heart of homebrewing. From the best places to get homebrew supplies, to beer-making classes, to communal places to ferment your brews, they’ve got you covered. Tune in as…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 82 – The Oxford Companion to Beer

This week on Beer Sessions Radio (TM) marks a special landmark in beer literature: the launch of Garret Oliver’s Oxford Companion to Beer. To supplement the celebration Horst Dornbusch, also a contributor to The Companion, Jen Schwertman (Blind Tiger), Peter Kennedy (SimplyBeer.com), and Christian DeBenedetti (beer author) join the conversation.…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 81 – Chilean Beers & Craft Beer Week

This week on Beer Sessions Radio (TM) Jimmy kicks off Craft Beer Week with Sam Barbieri of Waterfront Ale House, Kirk Struble of 4th Avenue Pub, John Holl of Beer Briefing, as well Beer Session’s regular Dave Brodrick. Sam talks about being one of the first beer pubs in Brooklyn…

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XV Blending

Kevin Sass, of Halter Ranch, discusses his blend with his partner. The blending is one of the most exciting days of the year for Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. The three-time brewmaster of the year will turn the creation of Firestone Walker’s Anniversary Ale over to the…

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Beer Sessions Radio (TM) – Episode 80 – Bierkraft and Kelso Brewery

This week on Beer Sessions Radio (TM) Jimmy expands his beer knowledge with the help of Ben Granger of Bierkraft and Kelly Taylor of Kelso Brewery. From the difference between CO2 to Guinness Gas to the different types of aging barrels to home brewing how-to’s this episode is packed with…

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