Every week a featured guest will help to explore a different part of the dynamic beer world. This will allow you to examine the beer world through different lenses. Whether you are new to beer, or a seasoned professional, we will have something for you!
This show records and broadcasts LIVE on Full Service Radio from the lobby of the LINE DC in Adams Morgan, Washington DC.
A Virtual Beer Dinner with Bell's Brewery
During this time, we have to get creative, this includes beer dinners. Jacki Hannon from Bell's Brewery organized and executed a top-notch beer dinner - all online! She calls in to chat about how she put it together, and tips for how to do your own. She also catches us up on how Bell's Brewery is coping with our current pandemic. We go a little off-topic with a shot out to The Brewers Association - the Craft Brewers Conference is online folks! In summary: "If you could drink one beer for the rest of your life, why would it be Bell's Two Hearted" - Grant Vought
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The Pink Boots Society
Today Odessa Winter and Lily Schulz from the DC chapter of The Pink Society discuss what they hope for the craft beer industry and what they are doing to make those changes. The Pink Boots Society is a non-profit with members all over the world that: "was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education." Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Beer Giving Back
Brewers are stewards of the community. To list all the good brewers have done for their neighborhoods - we can't, it would take too long. Today we are highlighting one big thing: A St. Baldrick's Event at Boundary Stone to help conquer childhood cancer. This annual event (this year: March 15th) fueled by donated beer, and many a DC brewer's participation/fundraising. We also manage to talk over some beer news and the new Atlas Brew Works location in Navy Yard. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Raman Santra (Creator of Nightlife blog Barred in DC), Bobby Bump (Head Brewer at Right Proper Brewing Company), and Michael Stein (President of Lost Lagers and Sr. Staff Writer at DCBeer.com) joined forces to brew a beer that is built through a series of online polls. For example: "What should the appearance of the beer be?". The results are in and the beer will be released late March. We get into beer social media, the restrained palates of the general public, and get some fun beer history tidbits. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
A topic that comes up a lot here on Beer Me! Is how the craft beer industry has expanded so much over the years, that establishments really need to make an effort to stand out. Breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars need to tell a story and create a brand. Dmitri Chekaldin, the owner of Dacha Beer Garden in the Shaw neighborhood of DC and Dacha Navy Yard, has a story for both of his locations, and very specific ways he tells that story. Today he joins the show to talk about the little details and choices he scrutinized over to make a clear story for Dacha Navy Yard. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
A Sip of Something Else: Tiki Drinks
This series of episodes will cover beverages that are near and dear to the beer world. This week: Tiki cocktails. Brewers and beer professionals have a true affinity for tiki. You see the flavors pop up in brews throughout the US - and most beer professionals love tiki bars and cocktails. Who doesn't?! Jeff Faile, spirits specialist for Bacchus Imports is on the show to talk tiki history and cocktails. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
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fun and informative
entertaining and fun, gives a great look at the people involved in beer in the DC area
Really cool podcast that doesn’t just look at the Brewers or Tasters viewpoints of the magical world of craft beer. Sarah has a true podcast essence to her and doesn’t a great job juggling all the different aspects that lead up to the customer drinking their pint. Would love to see this expand and move out to other states and breweries once it’s able to. Keep it up!
All the Basics
This is a solid podcast that has a good foundation. The host is knowledgeable and good at ensuring that specific terms and knowledge are explained so that the listener does not get left behind or confused. Guests lean DC heavy for obvious reasons and so far many of them seem to have a relationship with the host but this makes sense given this is the beginning. Look forward to hearing more and hopefully some longer episodes once it hits its stride.