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Best Beerstories podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Beerstories podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Good Beer Matters is a show about great beer, great friends and the experiences we create together. We seek to educate people on the art, science and cultural impact of beer on our world and to tell the stories of those who are leading the charge. This is a show for beer professionals who work in the industry, who are training to obtain their BJCP, Cicerone and more. It is also for the beer enthusiasts who seek to understand beer culture better.
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This episode is for those who appreciate that behind every beer is a complex dynamic of human interaction. But, how do we engage with each other in a way that is both productive and authentic? Also, what does beer have to do with all of this? Listen in and get schooled with Dr. J.
In this episode we’re going to break down how cheese is made, discuss variations and get into what makes a great pairing with author, and cheese and pairing expert Steve Jones.
Many of us consume fermented food items on a daily basis and don’t even realize it. It’s surprising to think about how poorly most of us understand the fermentation process despite the impact it has on our culture. My next guest is our guide into the mysterious and tiny world of yeast and fermentation. Check out White Labs.…
For years brewers, hop growers and maltsters have claimed that terroir influences the ingredients in our beer, but surprisingly there was no real data, no real evidence to prove what we’ve suspected for a long time. That is until my next guest asked the question and put together a team to empirically prove the world of hop terroir. This is Good ...…
Behind every beer is a story of how and why it came to be. My next guest is a writer and an educator who helps people understand the stories beer has to tell.
What are Gypsy Brewers? They are the rogues, the mercenaries, the A-Team of the brewing world. And, my next guest is one of the best brewers you’ve never heard of. Visit me at Good Beer Matters
An American Brewer pursues his dream of living in board shorts and brewing craft beer in Mexico. But like all good stories, this adventure brings loss, disaster and making a choice to continue when the challenges seem far too daunting.
A small brewery in Hawaii is taking the challenges of isolation and high cost of raw goods and turning it into an environmental experiment that, if successful, could change the way the world makes beer, wine and spirits. Check out Ola Brewing.
I read a quote online recently that goes, “Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” It made me think back to the early days before the craft beer movement was a thing. In the 60s and 70s home brewing was illegal, ingredients were hard to come by, equipment was built by hand, information was ...…
Beer writers have the semi-glamorous and sometimes inglorious honor of traveling to various places to taste a lot of really good and really bad beer. This is all to inform and entertain the rest of us. They’re responsible for mundane beer reviews, technical essays on the next industry changing gadget, as well as inspiring stories of travel, adv ...…
Decades ago, when craft beer was the wild west of flavor and ingredients were hard to come by, assuming someone knew what to do with them, studying the quality of beer was unheard of. Sure, the big breweries probably had food scientists in their employ, but I’ll bet you a beer that was to ensure consistency for the sake of revenue. The small br ...…
The pilgrims on the Mayflower may have been the first Americans to create beer policy when the beer supplies, which was their only source of hydration, ran low and forced them to land short of warmer lattitudes. During the US Civil War, immigrant and first-generation American brewers demonstrated their patriotism by forming one of the first tra ...…
The Brewer’s Association crunches numbers and stats for the benefit of independent breweries in the US. Today’s guest helps us understand these stats and gives a little insight as to how these breweries can differentiate themselves despite the crowd.
A poorly maintained draft system can cost bars and restaurants money and lost customers. Master Cicerone®, Neil Witte, is a man with a plan when it comes to keeping beer fresh and delicious.
In this episode, Advanced Cicerone® Cliff Mori and I discuss beer education as a business, the sophisticated beer scene in Asheville NC, and how restaurants and bars can easily differentiate themselves and improve sales through better beer education.By Jeremy Storton
With so many choices, beer can be overwhelming. Ray Daniels created Cicerone.org to make sense of all the noise and facilitate a great drinking experience for those who seek something better.By Jeremy Storton
My next guest is an American expatriate and professional writer who has since become the authority and unofficial ambassador between Eastern Europe and the U.S. for beer. We talk about why we should enjoy Czech beer and, why it matters.By Jeremy Storton
CAMRA, or Campaign for Real Ale, began in 1971in response to industrial beer. Since then it has become one of the most successful consumer and political campaigns… ever.By Jeremy Storton
With 1,000 plus breweries, France is on its way to becoming an influencer in world beer culture. Ninkasi Brewery in Lyon has become an American inspired, Belgian influenced French brewery in the heart of the gastronomic capital of France for two decades.By Jeremy Storton
Barcelona is making its way into the world beer community due, in part, to the Barcelona Beer Festival, but especially to one of its organizers, beer writer Joan Villari-Martí.By Jeremy Storton
My next guest is a young man caught between two countries who found adventure by becoming an accidental ambassador to the Netherlands for craft beer and, ironically, American BBQ.By Jeremy Storton
My next guest literally wrote the book on the artful world of beer cocktails. He speaks to us about the 7 ways to use beer in drinks, and that boiler makers aren’t even the half of it.By Jeremy Storton
Bitterness in beer is complex and poorly understood. Judging a beer’s bitterness by IBUs is similar to gauging one’s fitness level by looking at his weight on a scale. I discuss all of this with global expert and hop researcher, Dr. Tom Shellhammer.By Jeremy Storton
What would you do if drinking one beer sent you to the hospital? In this episode of Good Beer Matters, we talk to a woman who endured this experience and ended up with a beer in her hand and a worldwide blog that helps others with similar problems.
Age old wisdom tells us to not let our past define us, but instead, let it be our guide. If Sidor’s story tells us anything, it is that the future of beer will be decided by the beer each of us chooses.
Exploring the world of beer appreciation and food pairings with Master Cicerone®, Ryan Daley.
Alcohol in our American society sometimes becomes contentious. When it comes to raising our children around alcohol, which would be more effective, teaching responsibility or promoting abstinence?
Gluten is a naturally occurring protein in cereal grains that gives dough its elasticity. It is also responsible for putting many people in the fetal position, if not the hospital. In this episode, we talk to one woman who pursued a better beer option.
People have been making barrels out of wood in order to store, age and transport alcohol for over 2,000 years. In this episode, we learn the painstaking steps taken to create a drink that is both nuanced and wonderful.
Start with beer, skip the hops addition, then add distillation and barrel aging and, voila!…. Whiskey. In this episode we go to Rogue Distillery in Newport Oregon where we will learn about whiskey, terroir and the fabulous flavors behind the booze.
For many brewers, a hop shortage posed a challenge, but for Rogue, it posed an opportunity. If it weren’t for Rogue’s penchant for daring, risk and dreaming of better beer, they wouldn’t be the creative force they have become.
In this episode we talk to a 7th generation farmer to discuss how better farming begets better beer and how to taste terroir in the amazing barley malt from his family farm in Central Oregon.
The Crew at Alesong Brewing and Blending south of Eugene, OR draw inspiration from the culinary world, music, nature and, especially their next door neighbor who just happens to be one of the largest biodynamic/ organic wineries in the world.
Decades ago, Americans returning from England, having discovered the concept of the "Third Place", began building the foundation of the Craft Beer movement. Brewer's Union, in Oakridge, Oregon, is a pub that pays homage to what inspired it all.
Homebrewers and small breweries often make very good beer. In this episode of Good Beer Matters we continue exploring the world of small breweries, their evolution and their challenges with Resident Brewing in San Diego, CA.
In this episode of Good Beer Matters we continue our focus on small breweries to answer the questions, with so much good beer and competition out there, how and why do they step into such a competitive world.
Alesation Brewing crafts stories through the beer they brew from their tiny second-story nano brewery in Winchester, VA. They have fused history, culture and wonderful flavors into a glass for every patron willing to sip and listen.
In this episode we talk to Randy Scorby who was the 2011 American Homebrewer Association Brewer of the year and a Grand Master level 3 BJCP judge. He shares his experience with beer and travel as well as walks us through how to taste beer like a Master judge.
We all have been to pubs and breweries where a beer is just a beer. We’ve also been to these places that try to create something special, where the beer is elevated. But there is one brewery where the exceptional beer is only one small part of a larger story. I’m talking about Worthy Brewing in Bend, Oregon.…
John Maier is the wizard behind the brew at Rogue Brewery in Newport, OR and has been the head brewer since nearly the beginning in 1988. Still a homebrewer at heart, he has been a brewing innovator and somewhat of a godfather to the Northwest brewing community, and therefore the country, and even the world. Some of the topics we discussed are ...…
Dan and Sarah Gamber are insatiable travelers having visited more than 60 countries and have literally spent years of their lives abroad. They recently traveled for a year with their children. Then, after returning to Portland, they started planning to move to Spain to continue feeding their wanderlust. I thought this was the perfect opportunit ...…
Mauricio Mata, an American from Oregon, opened Stone Castle Brewing and Portland Ale House in Valencia Spain. He is a part of a craft beer movement by brewing and serving NW American style beers with a distinct Mediterranean influence in the coastal city. In this conversation, Mata shares his story of origin and execution as we explore craft be ...…
Deschutes Brewery in Bend Oregon was founded in 1988 by Gary Fish and is now one of the top 10 Craft Breweries in the U.S. It shares the honor of the top ten with breweries such as Yuengling, Boston Beer Company, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium. But there is more to Deschutes than just amazing beer. Good Beer Matters is a show about great beer, ...…
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