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Dr. Homebrew breaks down your home brewed beer and gives you the feedback you're looking for to improve your brewing! Join JP, along with his co-hosts, BJCP Master Judges Brian Cooper and Brian Schar, as they dissect listener-submitted homebrew and provide tips and tricks to improve your brewing! Have questions or want your beer evaluated on Dr. Homebrew? Email us at drhomebrew@thebrewingnetwork.com
 
The original live show that brings professional brewer and homebrewer interviews, and the best in beer-tainment, right to you as we talk about homebrewing beer and craft brewing. Each episode covers specific brewing topics to inform and entertain, and world class professional brewers as guests. All the fun of real radio, without the boredom. Live listeners can participate and ask questions by joining our chatroom. Watch the live show at YouTube.com/brewingnetwork. Have a brewing question or ...
 
A bi-weekly homebrewing podcast dedicated to helping you learn to evaluate your beer and start down the path to judging beer. But also help you learn basic and advanced brewing concepts. In every episode we cover Beer Judging topics, we cover a beer style and review a commercial example you can sample along with, we also cover either a home brewing technical topic or a common flaw in beer and how to fix it.
 
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Today on the show, we turn our attentions to resident BJCP judge and co-host Brian Cooper, who has submitted round two of his Hazy IPA for judging. This is a re-brew of sorts, with Brian taking feedback from an earlier show and applying it to this new iteration of murky juiciness. Will his hard work pay off? Then, we do a commercial calibration of …
 
Owners Josh Kopp and Chrissie Pinney from Hana Koa Brewing Company from Honolulu, HI. join The Session this week. Tune in and learn about their hard work and humble beginnings at small breweries and even our very own Hop Grenade Taproom in California, to their amazing brewery in Hawaii. All along they've kept to their roots and mission to make the …
 
If you’re listening to this, you probably really love beer. But, beer isn’t always sunshine and roses. I think it’s time for those of us in the industry to acknowledge the dark side of alcohol. Maybe we’ve fallen victim to the romance of drunken parties and creative hangovers. But in the end of it all, we have to face ourselves in the mirror after …
 
Chris White and Kara Taylor from White Labs Yeast & Fermentation come back on The Session to talk yeast, fermentation and Pure Pitch® Next Generation technology. These two are The Brewing Network's official yeast guru's and we always learn a ton when they are on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Somewhere along the highway of mundane life is an exit toward a meaningful experience. Luckily there are many off-ramps because sometimes we catch the exit, but sometimes we miss it. However, the goal here at Good Beer Matters is to grab a beer and discover these experiences. In our third edition of Beyond the Beer Stories, we take one of these exi…
 
Tim Obert, Founder of Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery from San Francisco, CA. joins us this week on The Session. They've experienced a rapid rise from their humble beginnings in a rented storage you unit to a 17,500 square foot state of the art facility in San Francisco's Mission Bay District. They're also America's first licensed brewery and dis…
 
In the world of American Lagers, Coors Banquet is an easy Top 3 beer. This crisp, easy-drinking style is one that's hard to replicate and easy to become a showcase for flaws in technique. We talk about Coors Banquet during our Commercial Calibration, and what goes into making beers of this caliber. Then, Brian Schar takes us through 4 weird off-fla…
 
Bock is one of those styles that can really go wrong if you let it. From cloyingly sweet to one-dimensional, there's really no shortage of things to screw up when attempting a Bock. Perpetual guest Colin returns with his very first attempt at this deceptively complex style. Since this is a lager, cleanliness is more important than ever, so be sure …
 
Beer travel didn’t really exist a few decades ago. We went on beer runs to the local store, but that was about it. Beer travel is a made up compound word to describe the recent trend of going on a trip specifically to follow a trail of breweries like connecting dots on a page. In our second edition of Beyond the Beer Stories, we take a look at the …
 
As the ripples of the craft beer movement continue outward across the globe, it pays to go back to the epicenter once in a while, to visit with one of the individuals often found there. In this episode, we begin a new series called Beyond The Beer and explore the seldom discussed dangers of brewing, the health benefits of beer, and much more. For t…
 
Jamil Zainasheff returns to The Session for the first time since selling his brewery, Heretic, and subsequent firing from the company. Jamil tells his side of the story and discusses the state of the brewing industry along with friends from True Symmetry Brewing Company from Suisun City, CA. Tune in and get the scoop! Learn more about your ad choic…
 
Mare Island Brewing Company joins us on The Session to discuss the history of Mare Island and the brewery that is helping to keep it alive. Co-Founders Ryan Gibbons and Kent Fortner have built a truly unique brewery in an historic decommissioned Naval shipyard and their dedication to the history, the men and women who worked there, and the legacy t…
 
It’s a lot of fun to talk about ingredients and brewing. It’s even more fun to talk about flavor and beer pairing. But you know what we just don’t talk enough about? Everything in between. Yes, I’m talking about kegs and draft systems. If you’ve ever been stumped, confused, confounded, or frustrated by draft systems that never seem to work right, m…
 
Pale Ale is one of the lord's perfect styles, provided it meets our strict definition. On today's show, we have Andy back on, who convinced Brian Cooper to mule two bottles of his Pale back from HomebrewCon this last month for us to judge on the show. Then, we do a Commercial Calibration segment with everyone's favorite Blonde Ale ... 805, from Fir…
 
Brendan and Celeste Gough from Liquid Gravity Brewing Co. join us in the studio to talk about this year's Welcome to California beer collaboration with four different California breweries. Teaming up with Altamont Beer Works, Burgeon Beer Company, Casa Agria Specialty Ales and Humble Sea Brewing Company, they produced four distinct and truly West C…
 
Summertime is Cider time, and we have a pretty cool one on today's show! Bob joins us and sent in his version of a Rainbow Sherbet Cider. What does that mean? We had no idea, either, so don't feel too lost. First, however, we meet up with Colin again, who sent us a Belgian Blonde Ale. To get great homebrewing gear and advice, sign up for the Five S…
 
If you’re listening to this, then you love good beer and may regard great brewers as rock stars. But can I tell you their secret in how they create incredible brews one after the other? Good housekeeping. That’s right. Quality ingredients and best practices are great and all, but none of that matters if they don’t keep it clean. My next guest is an…
 
Joining the consolidation revolution, Japanese beer companies have entered the American Craft Beer scene with some big moves. Joining Kirin Holdings, who purchased New Belgium a couple years back, Sapporo has also continued its expansion with the recent acquisition of Stone Brewing Company in San Diego. Listen in as we welcome Ry Beville, Publisher…
 
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