Beer Sessions Radio

Beer Sessions Radio

  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 209 - Steve Hindy & Queens Beer Week

    Apr 15, 2014 | 53 min
    Beer royalty is in the house this week on Beer Sessions Radio as Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy joins the program to chat about his new book, The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink. Steve isn't the only guest this week, Jimmy is joined by Tommy Ortega, owner of Sunswick 35/35, Dan Bronson, organizer of Queens Beer Week, Ben Sandler, co-owner, Queens kickshaw and Anthony Accardi, co-owner/brewer Transmitter Brewing Co., LIC. The theme of the week is craft beer in New York, specifically, Queens. We're gearing up to celebrate Queens Beer Week, which is happening this Friday. Tune in and get some great beer insight from real pros. T...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 208 - Glassware

    Apr 08, 2014 | 51 min
    This week on Beer Sessions, Jimmy meets up with Eric Wallace, founder of Left Hand Brewing Company, Brett Joyce from Rogue Ales & Spirits, and Matthew Rutkowski of Spiegelau Glassware. Today's guests discuss the importance of matching the perfect type of glass for your beer. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today's music provided by Brothers NYC. "I just think it's really important to use good glassware and to be conscious of it." [1:45] --Brett Joyce on Beer Sessions Radio "We had no idea that a stout would grow to become 1/2 of our total sales". [5:00] --Eric Wallace on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 207 - Two Roads Brewing and Brasserie Trois Dames

    Apr 01, 2014 | 55 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy's hanging out with the crew from Two Roads Brewing (Phil Markowski, John Kleinchester, Paul Sullivan, Brand Ambassador and Brad Hittle), Raphael Mettler of Brasserie Trois Dames and BR Royla from Shelton Brothers. There's a lot to cover this week - everything from craft brewing, beer imports, brewery expansions and everything in between. Tune in for a great overview of domestic and international craft beer and the people making it happen in the brewery, on the ground and behind the scenes. This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com. "At Two Roads, we'd like to put our own stamp on everything." [08:00] --Phil Markowski on Beer Sessions Radio "I...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 206 - Beer History with Ron Pattinson

    Mar 25, 2014 | 51 min
    Dive deep into beer history this week on a special episode of Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone and friends. Jimmy's joined by special guest Ron Pattinson, who writes the "Shut up about Barclay Perkins" blog and is the author of The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1965. Tune in and learn about the origins of beers like East India Porter and India Pale Ale and get some great historical anecdotes along the way. Also hear from Dan Paquette of Pretty Things and author Jon Holl. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. "The name East India Porter pre-dates India Pale Ale. IPA wasn't used until the 1820's, whereas India Po...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 205 - NYC Brewery Tour

    Mar 18, 2014 | 54 min
    Take a tour NYC Breweries on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy Carbone invites Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford, founders of Finback Brewery, David Naczycz, co-founder of Urban Oysters and chocolate expert Clay Gordon to chat about the bubbling brewery scene in NYC. Find out about awesome tours, beer and chocolate pairings and brewing trends. Hear about the battle between Queens and Brooklyn for top brewing borough and find out what trends are emerging locally in NYC. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. "New York is a huge untapped market and what we're seeing now with these breweries open is the realization of that untapped market. There are 8.5 million people living...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 204 - Wild Beer & Sweet Fire

    Mar 11, 2014 | 49 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy's hanging out with the crew from Wild Beer Company and the ladies of Sweet Fire, a collaborative brew from Empire Brewing Company specially made for Beer Week. Tune in and catch some infectious energy from a room full of beer pros. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Photo: EmpireBrew.com "If I put on a beer before it's ready, I'm going to hear about it...so there's not much room for error at the Blind Tiger because you're serving to people to know beer." [13:50] --Katherine Kyle on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 203 - New York, Portland, and North Carolina Beers

    Mar 04, 2014 | 55 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy invites authors Giancarlo and Sarah Annese in to discuss their new book Beer Lover's New York. After the break, we hear from Chresten Sorensen from Bunker Brewing Co. in Portland, Maine, Luke and Walte Dickson from Wicked Weed Brewing, as well as beer journalist and author Josh Bernstein and author Niko Krommydas. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today's music provided by Hardbodies. "It's always good to have a story behind what you're drinking." [41:30] Josh Bernstein on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 202 - NYC Brewer's Choice 2014

    Feb 25, 2014 | 54 min
    It's a packed house on Beer Sessions Radio this week as Jimmy and his crew preview the 2014 NYC Brewer's Choice event. The marquee event of the annual NYC Beer Week (February 21-March 1, 2014), this year's NYC Brewer's Choice has an all NY State focus. Greenmarket's Regional Grain Project and Valley Malt will provide locally grown and roasted malt that will be featured in many of the beers on offer. Hear from Jeff O'Neil of Peeksill Brewery, Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger, Haley & Meredith aka The Beerded Ladies, June Russell of GrowNYC, Augie Carton of Carton Brewing, Tony Forder of Ale Street News , Andrea Staley of Valley Malt & more! Cheers! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers....
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 201 - The New York State of Beer

    Feb 18, 2014 | 55 min
    Jimmy Carbone is discussing the state of beer in New York State! Jimmy is joined in the studio by the Beer Czar of New York, Sam Filler. Sam helps facilitate local beer production using regional grains and hops. Laurel Greyson of NYU and the Urban Farm Lab drops by to talk about her plans to open a local malting facility and distillery, and what that means for local drinkers. Davey Lopez of Gun Hill Brewery talks about his brewery, and how he started the first farm brewery in New York City. Later, Jimmy calls Pat Hooker, Deputy Secretary of New York State, to talk about the economic benefits of promoting local beer, wine, cider, and spirits. Paul Leone, the Executive Director of the New York...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 200 - Bell's Brewery

    Feb 11, 2014 | 50 min
    On the 200th episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Larry Bell, Paul Kermizian, Josh Bernstein, Jimmy Ludwig, and Matthew Lefkowitz. Larry tells us about how the word spread so much about his home brewery that his business exploded and led him to start Bell's Brewery. Then they talk about expanding Bell's and the process of introducing it to New York. Later, Paul Kermizian from Barcade tells us about making his documentary, American Beer, as well as his experience opening Barcade. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today's music provided by Four Lincolns. Image from Bells Beer "A lot of the explosion around the country is from nanobreweries...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 199 - Contract Brewing

    Feb 04, 2014 | 59 min
    What is craft beer? Will contract brewing be the death of craft beer? This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy brings in Rich Buceta from Single Cut Brewery, Greg Dubrowski from Greenport Harbor Brewing, Augie Carton from Carton Brewing, and producer Justin Kennedy to discuss these questions and more! This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today's music provided by Idgy Dean. "This industry modeled itself under the word 'craft'." [5:45] "We don't just buy beer off the shelf, it has meaning to us." [7:35] Rich Buceta on Beer Sessions Radio "[In Astoria] we're really seeing the influences that a brewery can have, and it's all about community." [37:30] Augie Carton on Beer Sessions...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 198 - What Does Beer Mean to You?

    Jan 28, 2014 | 51 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy brings in David Rius and Ben Kruthanooch from Barcelona, as well as Augie Carton from Carton Brewing and Jon Lundbom from B United International. First we hear from David Rius from Art Cervesers. David tells us about his experience brewing beer in Spain, and his commitment to using local ingredients. Later on, we hear about the role that beer plays in Catalonian culture. Tune in to this week's episode to hear everyone tell us what beer means to them! This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers.com. Thanks to Dead Stars. "There are many bigger breweries in the rest of spain, but all of the smaller, more interesting breweries are in Catalonia." [29:...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 197 - Other Half NYC

    Jan 21, 2014 | 54 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone welcomes Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson from Other Half NYC, as well as Niko Krommydas to the studio. Sam and Mike tell us about how they got into craft beer and what led them to start Other Half Brewing Company. After the break, Brady Lowe calls in and tells us about the Cochon 555 tour, which is coming to NYC next Sunday, January 26th. Later on, the group discusses the classifications of a Cascadian Dark Ale and a Black IPA. Are they in fact different beers, or rather different names for the same thing? Tune in to find out! This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. "We like lots of hops. Hops are good." [11:45] "I would rathe...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 197 - Other Half NYC

    Jan 21, 2014 | 54 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone welcomes Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson from Other Half NYC, as well as Niko Krommydas to the studio. Sam and Mike tell us about how they got into craft beer and what led them to start Other Half Brewing Company. After the break, Brady Lowe calls in and tells us about the Cochon 555 tour, which is coming to NYC next Sunday, January 26th. Later on, the group discusses the classifications of a Cascadian Dark Ale and a Black IPA. Are they in fact different beers, or rather different names for the same thing? Tune in to find out! This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. "We like lots of hops. Hops are good." [11:45] "I would rathe...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 196 - Great New & Old Breweries

    Jan 14, 2014 | 53 min
    We've got a full house tonight on Beer Sessions Radio. Host Jimmy Carbone brings in representatives from a number of breweries. Ben Keene, author of The Great Northeast Brewery Tour, draws us into his book as the gang reads a few passages. Tune in to find out which other beer aficionados have contributed some of their words to the book! Later on, Kelly Taylor describes the difficulties of moving a brewery to a new locations. Finally, Jimmy and his guests discuss the rise of using local ingredients. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Dead Stars. Image from Amazon "In the northeast there are probably 400 breweries or more." [10:45] --Ben Keene on Beer Sessions ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 196 - Great New & Old Breweries

    Jan 14, 2014 | 53 min
    We've got a full house tonight on Beer Sessions Radio. Host Jimmy Carbone brings in representatives from a number of breweries. Ben Keene, author of The Great Northeast Brewery Tour, draws us into his book as the gang reads a few passages. Tune in to find out which other beer aficionados have contributed some of their words to the book! Later on, Kelly Taylor describes the difficulties of moving a brewery to a new locations. Finally, Jimmy and his guests discuss the rise of using local ingredients. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Dead Stars. Image from Amazon "In the northeast there are probably 400 breweries or more." [10:45] --Ben Keene on Beer Sessions ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 195 - Michigan Beer & Kelso

    Jan 08, 2014 | 53 min
    Beer Sessions Radio is back in action for 2014 with Ben Wiley of Glorietta Baldy, Kelly Taylor of Kelso, and Jimmy Ludwig of the Happy Hour Guys! Jimmy Carbone chats with Kelly about his brewing roots on the West Coast, and how he learned to make beer with a few kettles and a heater! Hear about Ben's past as a Japanese interpreter; how has the Japanese craft beer scene evolved since Ben's time living in the country? Jimmy Ludwig talks about small breweries in Michigan and calls up Andy Langloy and Dave Manson of his favorite new Michigan brewery, Black Rocks Brewing Co.! Hear about their quick progress in the Michigan market, and the secret hop in their 51K IPA! Tune in to hear more about ho...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 195 - Michigan Beer & Kelso

    Jan 08, 2014 | 53 min
    Beer Sessions Radio is back in action for 2014 with Ben Wiley of Glorietta Baldy, Kelly Taylor of Kelso, and Jimmy Ludwig of the Happy Hour Guys! Jimmy Carbone chats with Kelly about his brewing roots on the West Coast, and how he learned to make beer with a few kettles and a heater! Hear about Ben's past as a Japanese interpreter; how has the Japanese craft beer scene evolved since Ben's time living in the country? Jimmy Ludwig talks about small breweries in Michigan and calls up Andy Langloy and Dave Manson of his favorite new Michigan brewery, Black Rocks Brewing Co.! Hear about their quick progress in the Michigan market, and the secret hop in their 51K IPA! Tune in to hear more about ho...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 194 - Craft Beer Legends

    Dec 17, 2013 | 52 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy invites a big crew of craft beer legends into the studio in anticipation of the Union Beer portfolio tasting! Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing Co. in Seattle stops by the studio to talk about beer writing, pumpkin ales, and experimental hop varieties. Find out why Dick believes that beer is all about balance, even when using odd or uncommon ingredients. Irene Firmat and Jamie Emmerson of Full Sail in Hood River, Oregon join the program to talk about their dedication to local ingredients and water efficiency. Hear about Full Sail's twenty years in the craft beer game, and how the industry has evolved since their start. Dave Brodrick and Bobby Gagnon of ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 194 - Craft Beer Legends

    Dec 17, 2013 | 52 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy invites a big crew of craft beer legends into the studio in anticipation of the Union Beer portfolio tasting! Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing Co. in Seattle stops by the studio to talk about beer writing, pumpkin ales, and experimental hop varieties. Find out why Dick believes that beer is all about balance, even when using odd or uncommon ingredients. Irene Firmat and Jamie Emmerson of Full Sail in Hood River, Oregon join the program to talk about their dedication to local ingredients and water efficiency. Hear about Full Sail's twenty years in the craft beer game, and how the industry has evolved since their start. Dave Brodrick and Bobby Gagnon of ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 193 - The British Beer Invasion

    Dec 11, 2013 | 53 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in a few brewers from across the Atlantic to defend British breweries. Representatives from Wandering Star Brewery, Samuel Smith Brewing, and Sixpoint gather to discuss the specific qualities of certain British beers as well as British beer culture. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Pamela Royal. "The UK is the only place where cask beer wasn't extinct." [13:00] --Alex Hall on Beer Sessions Radio "Beer is a long term relationship, it's not a one night stand." [26:30] --Chris Post on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 193 - The British Beer Invasion

    Dec 10, 2013 | 53 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in a few brewers from across the Atlantic to defend British breweries. Representatives from Wandering Star Brewery, Samuel Smith Brewing, and Sixpoint gather to discuss the specific qualities of certain British beers as well as British beer culture. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Pamela Royal. "The UK is the only place where cask beer isn't extinct." [13:00] --Alex Hall on Beer Sessions Radio "Beer is a long term relationship, it's not a one night stand." [26:30] --Chris Post on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 192 - Canning, Craft & Carbonation

    Dec 03, 2013 | 52 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in guests Kelly Taylor, James Tai, & Michael J Malone to discuss the beer scene in various parts of New York City. Kelly then describes for us the process in which beer gets canned. Jimmy then brings up holiday beers, and the group discusses their opinions on Christmas beers. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Dead Stars. "It's supposed to taste like a beer, it's not supposed to taste like punch." [30:00] -- Kelly Taylor on Beer Sessions Radio The brewer has a certain level of intention that he or she has when putting out a product, and as a curator of a beer program, you really want to express that ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 192 - Canning, Craft & Carbonation

    Dec 03, 2013 | 52 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in guests Kelly Taylor, James Tai, & Michael J Malone to discuss the beer scene in various parts of New York City. Kelly then describes for us the process in which beer gets canned. Jimmy then brings up holiday beers, and the group discusses their opinions on Christmas beers. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Dead Stars. "It's supposed to taste like a beer, it's not supposed to taste like punch." [30:00] -- Kelly Taylor on Beer Sessions Radio The brewer has a certain level of intention that he or she has when putting out a product, and as a curator of a beer program, you really want to express that ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 191 - Luksus, Eleven Madison Park, & Wicked Weed

    Nov 26, 2013 | 51 min
    Jimmy Carbone is talking beer and food pairings with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Torst & Luksus, and Sarah Monroe, Beer Director at Eleven Madison Park! Tune into this episode to hear how the beer pairing program is run at Greenpoint's Luksus. Find out how Sarah's food studies at NYU inspires her work at Eleven Madison Park. Why does Sarah think that beer certification programs need to include more information about brewing science and service? Hear Jimmy, Jeppe, and Sarah talk about beer's place in fine dining. Later, Luke and Walt Dickinson from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina join the program. Hear about the new brewery, and their ambitious brewing start. This program has bee...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 191 - Luksus, Eleven Madison Park, & Wicked Weed

    Nov 26, 2013 | 51 min
    Jimmy Carbone is talking beer and food pairings with Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Torst & Luksus, and Sarah Monroe, Beer Director at Eleven Madison Park! Tune into this episode to hear how the beer pairing program is run at Greenpoint's Luksus. Find out how Sarah's food studies at NYU inspires her work at Eleven Madison Park. Why does Sarah think that beer certification programs need to include more information about brewing science and service? Hear Jimmy, Jeppe, and Sarah talk about beer's place in fine dining. Later, Luke and Walt Dickinson from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina join the program. Hear about the new brewery, and their ambitious brewing start. This program has bee...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 190 - German vs American

    Nov 19, 2013 | 48 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in some beer experts from Germany to talk about a number of breweries in Germany, and subsequently the world. They explore the differences between traditional German beer and the ever-changing world of American craft beer. Then, Jenn Litz from Girls Pint out gives us some analytics regarding how much of beer sold in American supermarkets is considered craft. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Music provided by Four Lincolns. "It says on all the bottles 'Enjoyment for Body and Soul,' which is what this is really all about." [5:25] -- Lars Dalhaus on Beer Sessions Radio "We brew the beer that we want to drink. We're ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 190 - German vs American

    Nov 19, 2013 | 48 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone brings in some beer experts from Germany to talk about a number of breweries in Germany, and subsequently the world. They explore the differences between traditional German beer and the ever-changing world of American craft beer. Then, Jenn Litz from Girls Pint out gives us some analytics regarding how much of beer sold in American supermarkets is considered craft. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Music provided by Four Lincolns. "It says on all the bottles 'Enjoyment for Body and Soul,' which is what this is really all about." [5:25] -- Lars Dalhaus on Beer Sessions Radio "We brew the beer that we want to drink. We're ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 189 - Bree O'Connor & Steve Wood

    Nov 12, 2013 | 49 min
    It's Bree O'Connor's last episode as Beer Sessions Radio's producer! This week, Jimmy Carbone, Ed Berestecki, and Bree reminisce and talk about their favorite episodes of Beer Sessions Radio. What guests were their favorites, and what beers really impressed them in the studio? Later, Steve Wood talks about his childhood in the apple orchard, and how he came to start Farnum Hill Ciders. Why does Steve prefer still to sparkling ciders? Find out what differentiates industrial cider production from the techniques and methods used by Farnum Hill Ciders. Find out how Steve uses tannic apples to produce elegant cider! Tune into this program to hear Steve diagnose the problems with Ed's apple trees,...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 189 - Bree O'Connor & Steve Wood

    Nov 12, 2013 | 49 min
    It's Bree O'Connor's last episode as Beer Sessions Radio's producer! This week, Jimmy Carbone, Ed Berestecki, and Bree reminisce and talk about their favorite episodes of Beer Sessions Radio. What guests were their favorites, and what beers really impressed them in the studio? Later, Steve Wood talks about his childhood in the apple orchard, and how he came to start Farnum Hill Ciders. Why does Steve prefer still to sparkling ciders? Find out what differentiates industrial cider production from the techniques and methods used by Farnum Hill Ciders. Find out how Steve uses tannic apples to produce elegant cider! Tune into this program to hear Steve diagnose the problems with Ed's apple trees,...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 188 - Beer Writing & The Coast to Coast Toast

    Nov 05, 2013 | 50 min
    Jimmy Carbone is talking beer writing on this week's edition of Beer Sessions Radio! This week, Jimmy's sidekick is Jimmy Ludwig from The Happy Hour Guys; tune in to hear about some of The Happy Hour Guys' recent travels, and some of Jimmy's favorite food and beer pairings. Tony Forder of the Ale Street News stops by to talk about his recent European beer tour. John Holl drops by to talk about his new book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook, and the recipes he's collected from some of the country's best beer bars and restaurants. Why are so many people introduced to the craft beer movement through food? Later, Wendy Littlefield calls in to talk about the upcoming Coast to Coast Toast, and how...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 188 - Beer Writing & The Coast to Coast Toast

    Nov 05, 2013 | 50 min
    Jimmy Carbone is talking beer writing on this week's edition of Beer Sessions Radio! This week, Jimmy's sidekick is Jimmy Ludwig from The Happy Hour Guys; tune in to hear about some of The Happy Hour Guys' recent travels, and some of Jimmy's favorite food and beer pairings. Tony Forder of the Ale Street News stops by to talk about his recent European beer tour. John Holl drops by to talk about his new book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook, and the recipes he's collected from some of the country's best beer bars and restaurants. Why are so many people introduced to the craft beer movement through food? Later, Wendy Littlefield calls in to talk about the upcoming Coast to Coast Toast, and how...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 187 - Beer Conditioning with Schlafly, Carton, & More

    Oct 29, 2013 | 55 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is talking big and small craft breweries. Dan Kopman and Stephen Hale of Schlafly stop by the show to talk about their start in St. Louis, and how they were able to compete with the local giant- Anheuser-Busch. What did the sale of Anheuser-Busch mean for the city of St. Louis and Schlafly? Ben Granger stops by to talk about the Schlafly tasting at Bierkraft tonight, and how craft beer in New York City has changed since Bierkraft's birth twelve years ago. Ed Berestecki of Mugs Ale House joins Beer Sessions Radio to share a vintage Schlafly Imperial Stout from 2008! Tune in to learn about aging beers, and why dating bottle-conditioned beers can ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 186 - The Culture of Cider

    Oct 22, 2013 | 54 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbon is in the studio with a full house of beer enthusiasts to talk cider! Today's guests include Sean McCain of Bronx Brewery, Sam Smith of Samuel Smith Brewery, Ben Sandler of QUeens Kickshaw, John and Begonia of Rowan Imports, and David Spies of Angry Orchard. Tune-in to learn more about different ways to produce cider, what to look for when trying cider, and which cider breweries to look out for during the continuing Cider Week New York. How does cider making differ from traditional brewing methods? How has cider's popularity changed recently in today's food and drink industry? This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com "It's all ab...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 185 - Iberian Beer United, BrewYork, Beer Distributors, Guilty Goose, Stillwater Ales

    Oct 15, 2013 | 52 min
    It's a full house today in the studio on Beer Sessions Radio! We have a diverse group of beer enthusiasts in the studio today, including Ken Fisherman (owner at The Guilty Goose), Mike Lovullo (Beer Distributors/GreatBrewers), Chris O' Leary (editor at Brew York), and Jessica Agullo and Johnny Brilliant (Iberian Beer United). Later, Brian Strumpke of Stillwater Ales, joins the group via phone to talk about his latest beers, the current trends in the beer industry today, and even tells us a hilarious story about a run-in with the police when hanging out with Johnny Brilliant. Finally, Chris O' Leary talks about his time at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, and tells us more abou...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 184 - Beer Bars & Shops

    Oct 08, 2013 | 50 min
    This week on Beers Sessions Radio, Jimmy is talking beer bars and shops with Ed Berestecki, Lea Rumbolo, Zach Mack, and the Beerded Ladies: Haley Karl and Meredith Heil. Ed is about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mugs Alehouse; find out why Ed keeps legacy beers on tap at all times. Lea Rumbolo is the brewer at The Ship Inn brewpub in Millford, New Jersey. Learn about Lea's brewing style, and why she focuses on English styles at The Ship Inn. Why is Ringwood yeast so difficult to use for brewing? Zach Mack talks about his move from the wine industry to the beer business, and hear why he finds bottle shops important to beer culture. Later, the Beerded Ladies talk about their foray into ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 183 - Heather McReynolds & The Exley

    Oct 01, 2013 | 51 min
    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined by guest co-host Ed Berestecki of Mugs Alehouse to talk about the evolution of beer bars in New York City. Heather McReynolds, brewer at Sixpoint Craft Ales, joins Jimmy and Ed to talk about her beginnings in beer, and why women are getting involved with the craft beer scene. What's it like being a woman brewer in a male-dominated field? Later, Brandon Chamberlin and Matthew Ricke of The Exley in Williamsburg talk about opening a bar, and where they stand a year later. Hear Ed talk with Brandon and Matthew about the difficulties with opening a bar, and why so many bar owners have second jobs during their first few years. Heather share...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 182 - Keegan Ales, Yonkers Brewing, & Prairie Artisan Ales

    Sep 24, 2013 | 57 min
    Jimmy Carbone is talking local brews on this week's Beer Sessions Radio! Frequent co-host Dave Brodrick makes the trip from Vermont to talk beer and talk about his new restaurant, Worthy Kitchen. Tommy Keegan of Keegan Ales is in the studio talking about his roots in brewing, and how he came to run a brewery in Kingston, NY. Hear about the explosion of food businesses in the Hudson Valley, and why consistency is of utmost importance in Keegan Ales recipes. Chase Healey of Prairie Artisan Ales calls in to talk about the Oklahoma craft beer scene. Are Oklahoma residents thirsty for creative saison beers? Find out how Chase has been able to distribute his beer widely. John Rubbo, Nick Califano,...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 181 - American Heritage Beers & Brew Dog

    Sep 17, 2013 | 51 min
    We're celebrating America and heritage breweries on this week's edition of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Sam Barbieri, owner of Waterfront Ale House. Sam brings some vintage beers on the show to taste, and talks about the upcoming beer festival on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. James Watt and Martin Dickie of Brew Dog stop by to talk about the Scottish beer scene, their love of American craft brews, and how their beers challenge people in the U.K. to rethink beer. Will Gordon stops by to promote the classic Massachusetts lager, and Don Russell (better known as Joe Sixpack) calls in to talk about classic American breweries who have defined beer in the U.S.A. for ce...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 180 - Big, Small, Old, & New

    Sep 10, 2013 | 54 min
    We've got breweries big and small, and old and new on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone welcomes the small-batch Long Island City brewers from Big Alice Brewing to join the Czech masters from Pilsner Urquell. Meet Robbie Crafton, Kyle Hurst, and Scott Berger of Big Alice Brewing; find out why they have brewed fifty-three different beers this year, and how they are constantly inspired by drinking myriads of unique beers. Pilsner Urquell's Václav Berka and Zee Bartos bring Master Bartender Frantisek Stastka to talk about traditional pouring techniques and quality control. Ben Sandler from The Queens Kickshaw drops by to support his fellow Queens brewers, and Thad Fisco ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 179 - The Complete Beer Course & Enlightenment Wines

    Sep 03, 2013 | 49 min
    Jimmy Carbone is wrapping up the summer with author Joshua M. Bernstein, writer and Beer Sessions intern Justin Kennedy, and winemaker Raphael Lyon! Tune into this episode to hear the gang recap some of their favorite brewery visits this season. Hear about Joshua's new book, The Complete Beer Course, and how the book aims to delve deeper into the craft beer world than his previous. Raphael shares some of his esoteric Enlightenment Wines, and speaks to the idea of innovation within meads and wines. What are some of the drinkable styles that the crew hopes to see in craft beer's future? Find out all of this and more on this week's edition of Beer Sessions Radio! Thanks to our sponsor, GreatBre...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 178 - Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2013, Pt. 2

    Aug 27, 2013 | 50 min
    Jimmy Carbone is back at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown at the Ommegang Brewery. On this week's episode, Jimmy gets serious about local beer. Jimmy talks with Simon Thorpe, Larry Bennett, and the brewers from Peekskill and Ommegang - Jeff O'Neill and Phil Leinhart, respectively- about water quality, hops, grains, and more. Tune in to hear Jimmy, Jeff, Phil, and others discuss the threat of hydrofracking to New York State craft beer. Learn about the resurgence of hop-growing in New York State, and how so many brewers can implement regional grains. What yeast strains do Ommegang use, and how can homebrewers replicate Ommegang beers? Tune into this episode to learn how soil affects hop aroma, how...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 177 - Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2013, Pt. 1

    Aug 20, 2013 | 66 min
    Tune in to this week's Beer Sessions Radio to hear the first set of Jimmy Carbone's recordings from the annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown presented by Ommegang Brewery! Hear from Ommegang's Simon Thorpe and Phil Leinhart; hear about the brewery's Game of Thrones beers, and the resurgence of hop growers in Upstate New York. Find out what small breweries and brewpubs made it up to the festival! Later, Bill Herlicka of New Hampshire's White Birch Brewing Company talks about his hop and yeast selections and the growing craft beer scene in New Hampshire. Tune in to hear more from beer all-stars like Jonathan Moxley, Mike Lovullo, Tommy Ortega, John Langley, and the Radiant Pig team! Thanks to o...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 176 - Local Grains!

    Aug 13, 2013 | 52 min
    Jimmy & the gang are back from Belgium Comes to Cooperstown and joined in studio to talk local grains with Maia Raposo, spokesperson for Brooklyn Brewery, June Russell, Manager of Farm Inspections and Strategic Development for Greenmarket/GrowNYC and Andrea Stanley from Valley Malt. Tune in and learn about the collaborative effort between Brooklyn Brewery and Greenmarket - the "Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat" a beer brewed from 70% New York State-grown wheat and barley. Drinking this lovely beer helps reinvigorate the state’s grain industry and benefit GrowNYC’s mission to support family farms, farmers markets, gardens, recycling and education. June Russell elaborates on the state of local grain...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 175 - Sloop, The Owl Farm, & the Craft Beer Coach

    Aug 06, 2013 | 45 min
    Jimmy Carbone brings Sloop Brewing to Brooklyn for their debut Kings County pour! Tune into this episode of Beer Sessions Radio to hear Jimmy talk with Adam Watson and Justin Taylor of Sloop to talk about their start as microbrewers in Poughkeepsie, NY. Find out how their brews made Sloop the stars of the farmer's market! Joe Callender, also known as the Craft Beer Coach, stops by to talk about his interviews with craft brewers and his new beer tasting app. Ben Wiley and Steven Baird of The Owl Farm come by to give a bar owner's perspective. Hear the cast give their craft beer advice to a couple looking to curate the beer selection at their wedding. What local brews should make the beer list...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 174 - Peekskill, Saveur, The Barman's Fund, & Joe Carroll

    Jul 30, 2013 | 53 min
    We're wrapping up July Good Beer Month on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone invites a bunch of beer and bar guests into the studio, including restauranteur and bar owner Joe Carroll. Hear about Spuyten Duyvil's upcoming Midsummer Sour event featuring several awesome sours! Betsy Andrews from Saveur stops by the show to share some of her favorite beers, including some kolschs and the Almanac red ale. IPA master Jeff O'Neill of Peekskill Brewery joins the crew to talk about his move from Ithaca to Peekskill, and some of the IPA trends he's seeing on the market. Sean McCain of the Bronx Brewery is in the house proclaiming his love for pale ales. Hilary Christian talks ab...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 173 - Wide World of Beer

    Jul 23, 2013 | 51 min
    Jimmy Carbone is exploring all sorts of beer possibilities on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Did you know that Pilsner Urquell pours beer out of the back of a van? Tune into this episode to hear from Pilsner Urquell's Bryan L. Panzica. Bryan explains how different pouring techniques can alter the flavor of a pilsner. Cara Tallon from Tavern 29 is whipping up some beer cocktails with Tony Pontius and Heather Rush from Pine Box Rock Shop! Ken Tirado from Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn joins Jimmy from Staten Island to talk about beer history in Staten Island. Learn more about Czech culture, pouring techniques, and why all of today's guests work in the beer industry. This program has ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 172 - Old Brew, New Brew

    Jul 16, 2013 | 50 min
    Jimmy Carbone is revisiting craft beer history and ushering in new good beers on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy is joined by two bar owners, James Langstine of Bronx Ale House and Chris Genua of The Double Windsor, to talk about the revolving draft lists and the consumer demand for new beers and flavors. Joe Grimm and Lauren Carter Grimm of Grimm Artisanal Ales. Find out about their nomadic brewing style, and why they choose not to brew a flagship beer. Tom Acitelli, author of The Audacity of Hops, drops by to talk about the history of craft in America. Tom also pops a twenty-eight year old New Amsterdam beer for Wynkoop's Beer Drinker of the Year, Warren Monteiro. Tune in...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 171 - Craft and Cask with Brooklyn Brewery, Heavy Seas, & Pine Box Rock Shop

    Jul 09, 2013 | 50 min
    How to define craft beer? Are casks viable in the United States beer market? This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone has packed the studio with craft beer all-starts to answer these questions and more! Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery stops by to talk about the importance of knowing your brewer and keeping up with cask systems. Dave Brodrick comes down from Vermont and discusses casks at Blind Tiger. Hugh Sisson from Heavy Seas in Baltimore, Maryland to talk about caskerators, and the rising popularity of cask beers. Jeff and Heather from The Pine Box Rock Shop are debuting their cask system that they got from Hugh at the bar tonight! How do cask systems in the States differ from t...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 170 - A Day with Green Flash Brewing Company

    Jul 02, 2013 | 47 min
    Green Flash Brewing Company joins Jimmy Carbone at Jimmy's No. 43 for a beer and food tasting extravaganza! Tune into this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio to hear Jimmy talk with brewer Chuck Silva about the different seasonal offerings from Green Flash. Dave Adams, Manager at Green Flash's Tasting Room, talks about the connection between West Coast styles and San Diego cuisine. What foods go well with Green Flash brews? Tune into this episode to learn about the events at the Green Flash Tasting Room, and the reasons for their beer and food pairings. Tune in to hear Dave Adams lead an expert beer crash course! Learn how Green Flash and St. Feuillien came to collaborate on a beer! This ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 169 - The European Beer Tour

    Jun 25, 2013 | 50 min
    We've got brewers from the Czech Republic, Belgium, and Germany on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Meet Jan Skala from Kout na Sumave, Lionel Van De Haegen from Brasserie de Silly, and Alexander Reiss of Kloster Andechs, and Sebastian Sauer of Freigeist. Hear how these brewers are continuing hundred-year-old traditions, and updating them with their unique eye for quality and passion. Hear why all of these European brewers convened in Portland, Maine for the Shelton Brothers' event, "The Festival". Tune in to hear from Jen Schwertman before she moves to San Diego; what beer destinations did she recently visit in New England? Tune into this episode to find out more about these dedi...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 168 - Summer Beer Festivals

    Jun 18, 2013 | 48 min
    Jimmy Carbone's talking summer beer festivals on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! The Happy Hour Guys, Jimmy Ludwig and Squigs, are back in the studio talking about their upcoming beer tour of Michigan. Find out what breweries and bars The Happy Hour guys plan to visit! BR Rolya comes by to talk about Portland, Maine's The Festival, presented by 12 Percent Imports and the Shelton Brothers. Tim Lynch drops by to talk about his ten favorite bars and restaurants in Portland, Maine! Later, Bill Herlicka of White Birch Brewing calls in to talk about the history of his brewery and the upcoming Southern New Hampshire Brewers Festival. Brazilian homebrewer and beer sommelier Pedro Paolo A...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 167 - Beer Hunter, Sierra Nevada, & Italian Craft Beer

    Jun 11, 2013 | 51 min
    From Italy to Chico, CA, we're talking great craft beer on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone welcomes back Dave Brodrick, and calls filmmaker John R. Richards of Beer Hunter the Movie to talk about what made beer writer Michael Jackson so special. Find out where you can see the film in New York City! Jan Apanich and Jerry Clum of Sierra Nevada are in the studio talking about their brand's role in the craft beer movement, and how their East Coast expansion will affect their carbon footprint. Hear from food writer, historian, and sommelier Katie Parla about the unique craft beers being produced in Italy. Jon Lundbom of B. United talks about the cost of importing Italian brews, and how Italian...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 166 - Michael Jackson & American Craft Beer

    Jun 04, 2013 | 51 min
    We're celebrating beer writer Michael Jackson and the American beer scene on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by guest co-host Jen Schwertman, and honored specialty beer rep Mike Lovullo. Tune in to hear how Michael Jackson defined beer styles, and how contemporary American craft brewers have built upon those definitions. The cast tries some hoppy sessionable beers via White Birch. Hear from Lanny Hoff of Artisanal imports; what beers does Lanny bring into the country? Hear what beer cities Lanny visits regularly, and why Cleveland is pioneering American beer culture. Later, hear the cast talk about some of their favorite German beers! Tune in...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Philly Beer Week

    May 28, 2013 | 46 min
    This week's jam-packed episode of Beer Sessions Radio joins us with Josh Bernstein and Jen Schwertman, and together along with Jimmy Carbone they talk about the latest in the craft beer scene. Josh talks about his latest app, Craft Beer New York, designed to introduce the community to the latest craft beer bars, breweries, and shops in New York City. Chris Wilson of Weyberbacher Brewing Co. also calls in to talk about his latest brews such as the Belgian Style Double IPA, and the history behind getting into the beer brewing industry from a science background. Excited about the upcoming Philly Beer Week, Chris talks about various brews that he hopes to unveil soon. Lastly, Adam Dyle of Eater ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 163 - Newburgh Brewing Company, Epicurean, & Mugs Alehouse

    May 14, 2013 | 49 min
    Jimmy Carbone is representing the Hudson Valley on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy invites Chris Basso and Paul Halayko of Newburgh Brewing Co. into the studio to share some of their new brews. Tune in to hear Chris talk about his past work at Brooklyn Brewery under Garrett Oliver, and why he believes that the farm-to-table movement should encompass both food and beverages. Kevin Garry of the Epicurean Restaurant Group is in the house talking about his time at Gramercy Tavern, and how he assembled the vintage beer list at that NYC institution. How has beer evolved in restaurants since Kevin began in the industry? Ed Berestecki of Mugs Alehouse joins Jimmy again to talk abou...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 162 - International Beer

    May 07, 2013 | 49 min
    Jimmy Carbone has an international crew in the studio for this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jon Lundbom brings some of his favorite brewers on to the show to talk about importing with B. United. Paolo Fontana of Birra Baladin is in the studio sharing some of his Italian beers, and talking about his love for New York City. Michael Brogaard is talking about mead in Denmark, and why Dansk Mjod differs from so many other mead companies in the field of brewing technology. Later, Greg Engert and Megan Parisi call in to talk about importing laws in Washington D.C. and their upcoming brewery, Bluejacket. Listen in to hear the crew taste some beers from Simon Webster and Rob Lovatt's Thornb...
  • Beer Sessions Radio

    Apr 30, 2013 | 48 min
    Cask ales and beer and cheese pairings are today's topics on Beer Session Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by cask expert Alex Hall of Wandering Star and Anne Likes Beer. Kevin Heald of Malt & Mold brings by some bold beers and cheeses for the cast to taste. Tune into this episode to hear Alex explain the best way to serve and preserve cask ales. Steve Wildy, beverage director for Vetri Family Restaurants, calls in to talk about Philly Beer Week and his Italian beer bar, Alla Spina. What beer and cheese pairing was revolutionary for Steve's palate? Later, Anne talks about the importance of connecting the flavors of a beer to its hometown and history. Learn about Alex's upcoming G...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 160 - Local Grains & Water

    Apr 23, 2013 | 51 min
    Jimmy Carbone is keeping it local on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio. June Russell of GrowNYC is in the studio talking about Greenmarket's 'Regional Grains' program, and how she promotes the products from local farmers for brewing. Jennifer Grossman of the Natural Resources Defense Council is talking about New York State's water supply, and how protecting and securing clean water ensures quality beer in the future. Kelly Taylor, brewer at Kelso, joins the crew to talk about brewing with local malt! What kinds of grains does Kelly use from locals like Valley Malt? How do regional malting facilities create jobs and promote sustainability? What types of grains are suitable for the No...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 159 - Shiner Beer & Hot Sauce

    Apr 16, 2013 | 47 min
    We're celebrating Texas on this week's Beer Sessions Radio with Shiner Beer and hot sauce! Jimmy Carbone invites Eric Webber from Shiner Beer into the studio to talk about Shiner's expansion to the New York City market. Learn about Shiner's storied history in Texas, and how Austin embraced the beer and promoted its small-town ethic. Learn about some of Shiner's flagship beers, as well as some of their newer craft offerings. Lina Kulchinsky from Sigmund's Pretzels joins Jimmy and Eric to share her new sourdough recipe! Jimmy breaks out the hot sauce for the second segment; learn about the upcoming New York City Hot Sauce Expo, and what sauces will be featured at the event. Marc Stroobrandt of...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 158 - Cider & Perry with Tom Oliver

    Apr 09, 2013 | 51 min
    The topic of the day: English cider and perry! This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Tom Oliver of Oliver's Perry & Cider House. Learn about Tom's family history in the cider, perry, and winemaking business, as well as some common misconceptions about cider and perry in the United States. BR Royla and Joel Shelton of Shelton Brothers Importing are in the studio to explain why they import Tom's product, and how they hope that cider gains a wider audience in this country. Tony Forder of Ale Street News plays the flute and talks about his upcoming European beer tour, while Clint Carter of Men's Health Magazine talks about the nutritional benefits of a good b...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 157 - Craft Brewer's Conference & Atlanta Beer

    Apr 02, 2013 | 48 min
    Beer Sessions Radio recaps the Craft Brewer's Conference and talks Atlanta brews on this week's episode! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger, and beer journalist of Crusin' for a Brewsin', Ale Sharpton, from Atlanta, Georgia. Tune in to hear Jimmy, Dave, and Ale chat about some of their favorite beers and bars in Washington, D.C. at the Craft Brewer's Conference. Learn about the Atlanta beer scene, and why Atlanta residents can expect more growler stations soon. Later, Jimmy calls up Chuck Silva: brewer at Green Flash Brewing Company. Jimmy, Dave, and Ale taste and comment on Green Flash's Friendship Brew. Hear Chuck talk about Green Flash's upcoming expansi...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 156 - Heavy Seas & Jeff O'Neill

    Mar 26, 2013 | 44 min
    Heavy Seas Beer and Peekskill Brewery are the stars of today's Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is live at Jimmy's No. 43 with Hugh Sisson and Ken Zuckerman of Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore, Maryland. Tune in to hear how Hugh got involved in the bar business after theater school. Hugh talks about beer and food pairings, and why Heavy Seas focuses on beers that go well with food. Hugh also talks about his love for cask conditioning, and how he learned to drink cask ales in London. Learn about Hugh's "caskerator", and how it keeps cask beer drinkable for up to ten days! Later, Jimmy talks with Jeff O'Neill of Peekskill Brewery at New York City Beer Week's Brewer's Choice. Tune in to hear Jimm...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 155 - Mead and Mississippi Homebrew

    Mar 19, 2013 | 48 min
    Learn how to make mead on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by 2nd place Beer Drinker of the Year, Jen Schwertman! Also in the studio are Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing, and Roger Repohl, beekeeper and mead homebrewer. Is mead wine? Or is it beer? Listen in to hear how Roger got involved in beekeeping, and how legal beekeeping has changed New York City. Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery calls in and talks about sweetness and dryness in mead, and why he has to source honey from all over the country to make mead in New Hampshire. How does season affect the flavor of honey? Hear about Michael's experience judging Homebrew Alley V...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 154 - The Queens Craft Beer Show

    Mar 12, 2013 | 55 min
    It's the Queens Craft Beer Show on Beer Sessions Radio! Tune in as Jimmy is joined by an awesome crew of Queens beer people including Gloria Dawson of Time Out New York, Rich Castagna of Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim of Queens Kickshaw, Juan Cruz of Sunswick 35/35 and Gus Anton of Inwood Local. Tune in and get an inside look at the beer scene in Queens and some of the interesting bars and breweries in the area. Find out about some awesome publications to check out for Queens beer spots and listen as the crew tastes some great beers and kombucha made in Queens! This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com "I never bought more than two kegs of anything except Rich's...
  • Beer Sessions - Episode 153 - Beer in India

    Mar 05, 2013 | 50 min
    NYC Beer week is over and we're here for a whole new show with guests James Tai, Ben Granger from Beirkraft, Avanish Vellanki of Independence Brewing Company and a pre-recorded interview with Norman Sinclair of Orkney Brewery. Tune in for everything from pork and beer pairings to anecdotes about beer in India. Discover how Independence Brewing Company is working hard to change the way beer is enjoyed in India and acting as a true advocate for craft beer worldwide. Later in the show, learn about the work Norman Sinclair is doing with Orkney Brewery in Scotland. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com "The drinking culture [in India] is not one where people casually sit down to savor a ...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 152 - New York City Beer Week 2013

    Feb 26, 2013 | 51 min
    New York City Beer Week is finally here! This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by several guests to talk about the brew celebration. Ed Berestecki from Mug's Ale House is talking about some of the upcoming events at his bar, including "Split Thy Skull"- a celebration of strong beers. Dave Brodrick from Blind Tiger is featuring New York beers on tap and in bottles all week long! Founding Director of New York City Beer Week, Josh Schaffner, is talking about his inspiration for the festivity, and the future of beer in New York. James Tai talks about his new brewery in India, and the gang tastes some awesome beers from Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada! This episode h...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 151 - Gearin' Up for New York City Beer Week

    Feb 19, 2013 | 50 min
    We're anticipating New York City Beer Week on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Jonathan White of Bobolink Farm tune your Internet browser to Beer Sessions Radio! Thanks to our sponsor, GreatBrewers.com. "The new frontier of fermentation. Aspergillus is a type of mold that you use to make miso- it's pretty much koji." [12:30] -- Shane Welch on Beer Sessions Radio
  • Beer Sessions Radio (TM) - Episode 3 - Chuck Duffney & B.R. Rolya

    Feb 18, 2013 | 49 min
    sponsored by The Good Beer Seal - Chuck Duffney & B.R. Rolya talk about new craft beer from France & Italy and give some NYC St. Patrick's Day bar suggestions.
  • Beer Sessions Radio (TM) - Episode 2 - Toby Egan of Beerlord & Ben Wiley of Bar Great Harry

    Feb 18, 2013 | 46 min
    This week on Beer Sessions, Sam Merritt co-hosts with guests Toby Egan of Beerlord, Ben Wiley of Bar Great Harry & Brandon Moore and Jay Steinhauer of America Beer Distributing.
  • Beer Sessions Radio (TM) - Episode 4 - Chris Cuzme, Mike Henderson & Manuela Totah

    Feb 18, 2013 | 47 min
    Chris Cuzme, Mike Henderson & Manuela Totah all drop by to talk home brewing and "bodega beers".
  • Beer Sessions Radio (TM) - Episode 5 - Joshua Bernstein & Jen Ward

    Feb 18, 2013 | 47 min
    Joshua Bernstein & Jen Ward join as guests and Samuel Meritt co-hosts. The crew talks nano brewing, contract brewing and answers a live call-in question!
  • Beer Sessions Radio (TM) - Episode 1 - Justin Phillips of Beer Table & Chuck Duffney

    Feb 18, 2013 | 46 min
    The inaugural episode of Beer Sessions features Justin Phillips of Beer Table and Chuck Duffney of www.dieseldrafts.com as guests.
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 150 - Kings County Brewer's Collective & Pints 4 Prostates

    Feb 12, 2013 | 49 min
    New York City has a strong homebrewing scene! This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is chatting with John Kleinchester of Beertography, as well as Jason Sahler and Kyler Serfass of the new Kings County Brewer's Collective. Tune in to hear the crew talk about Homebrew Alley VII, and find out who took awards home from the homebrewing competition. Why did Jason and Kyler decide to go the professional brewing route, and how much more room is there in New York City for new breweries? Later, Rick Lyke, founder of Pints 4 Prostates calls in to talk about connecting about prostate cancer over beer. Later, Jimmy revisits the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on the beer community with surprise...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 149 - Beer Food & Rodger Davis

    Feb 05, 2013 | 52 min
    What goes together better than good food and good beer? This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by some of the gang over at Blind Tiger: Jen Schwertman and Tommy Harder. Tommy is the chef at the iconic NYC craft beer bar, and he's in the studio talking about beer and food pairings. Find out where to use beer in your home cooking in place of wine! Tommy also offers some culinary suggestions about beer styles and their flavor profiles. How do they heighten the taste of food? Rodger Davis calls in to chat about opening his brewery for Faction Brewing in California. Hear how Rodger connected with Captain Lawrence's Scott Vacaro, and learn about the legal difficult...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 148 - Five Boroughs of Beer

    Jan 29, 2013 | 51 min
    We've got local New York City beer bars and breweries this week on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Ryan Barker of Adobe Blues, who talks about the beers on tap at his bar in Staten Island, and the recent beer dinner for The Coast to Coast Toast! Heather and Jeffrey Rush from The Pine Box Rock Shop are in the house to talk about the beer crowd in Bushwick, and why they decided to open in the neighborhood. Brian Dwyer and Rich Buceta from Singlecut Beersmiths are also joining the crew! Hear Brian talk about his days repping Sierra Nevada, and listen to Rich talk about his brew history. How does a homebrewer go about opening a brewery in Queens? Sean McCain is repr...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 147 - Spain & Maine

    Jan 22, 2013 | 50 min
    From Spain to Maine, from cider to beer, Jimmy Carbone's covering it all on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Joined by Jen Schwertman of Blind Tiger, Jimmy's chatting it up with John and Anthony Belliveau-Flores of Rowan Imports. Learn about Northern Spain's cider culture, and why sour and lambic lovers will appreciate cider from Northern Spain. Jason Perkins calls in from Allagash to talk about some upcoming brews, and Joe and Dennis Fisher share some tips from the second edition of their book, Brewing Made Easy. Later, Jessica Garcia Agullo and John Collins from Iberian Beer United share some special Spanish beers, and Spain's fascination with blonde beers. Learn about Spanish b...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 146 - From Lebanon to Belgium to Long Island

    Jan 15, 2013 | 54 min
    Curious about the craft beer scene in Middle East? This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Mazen Hajjar, the brewer behind Lebanon's 961 Beer. Hear what the typical Lebanese beer enthusiast drinks, and learn why Mazen decided to grow 961 Beer and distribute internationally. Jimmy is also talking with a wide variety of Long Island Brewers. Mike Philporick of Port Jeff, Greg Martin of Long Ireland, and Curt Potter of Blue Point Brewing Company are in the house talking about a Long Island collaboration beer, Surge Protector IPA. Surge Protector is a benefit beer for victims of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island, and for Barrier Brewing based in New York. Wendy Lit...
  • Beer Sessions Radio - Episode 145 - Evil Twin & Gruits

    Jan 08, 2013 | 53 min
    Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by a bunch of great beer guests for 2013's first installment of Beer Sessions Radio! Ryan Barker of Adobe Blues is in the house talking about the beers at Adobe Blues. Ben Granger from Bierkraft and Josh Bernstein of Craft Beer New York are cracking some beers in the studio and chatting it up! Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, Brewer of Evil Twin, talks about gypsy brewing, the American craft beer market, and aging beer. Alex McDonald of Eagle Earth Brewing and A & G Homebrewing Supplies calls in to talk about gruits and bittering herbs, and some of the beers that he's been making up in New Hampshire. What are some of the weirdest ingredients that have been put into...

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