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Celebrated NYC publican Jimmy Carbone hosts a convivial audio ale salon celebrating the world of craft beer. Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, Jimmy and his friends explore every aspect of the brewer's craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting. For 10 years and more than 500 episodes, Beer Sessions Radio has witnessed and recorded the craft beer revolution in real time. With each episode, Jimmy continues to follow emerging trends and exciting collaborations that stretch across New York’s five boroughs and around the world.

Our theme song, ""Tonight is the Night"" was written and performed by We're All Just Passing Through whose co-founding member, Travis Johnides, co-hosts the Long Island craft beer podcast The Beer Amigos. Contact Jimmy directly at Jimmypotsandpans@gmail.com

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

Celebrated NYC publican Jimmy Carbone hosts a convivial audio ale salon celebrating the world of craft beer. Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, Jimmy and his friends explore every aspect of the brewer's craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting. For 10 years and more than 500 episodes, Beer Sessions Radio has witnessed and recorded the craft beer revolution in real time. With each episode, Jimmy continues to follow emerging trends and exciting collaborations that stretch across New York’s five boroughs and around the world.

Our theme song, ""Tonight is the Night"" was written and performed by We're All Just Passing Through whose co-founding member, Travis Johnides, co-hosts the Long Island craft beer podcast The Beer Amigos. Contact Jimmy directly at Jimmypotsandpans@gmail.com

    OEC Brewing 10th Anniversary

    OEC Brewing 10th Anniversary

    Today Jimmy is hanging out and recording in the studio with the gents from OEC Brewing, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary!

    Joining Jimmy with a full suite of brews to taste are Ben Neidhart, owner of OEC, and Mike Dolan and Tom Pavlich of B. United International Inc., who represents OEC in NYC.

    Jimmy goes back with these fine folks for ten years! Learn all about OEC and B. United, owned by Ben’s dad, which imports beer, sake, cider, and mead from all over the world since 1995.

    Tune in for a trip down memory lane and to learn what’s next for OEC!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Why You Like Drinking Good Beer: Northwood and Blue Ox

    Why You Like Drinking Good Beer: Northwood and Blue Ox

    On the road again! Jimmy is following up on some more brewers he encountered at last year’s Craft Malt Conference, where the fine folks at Blue Ox Malthouse put together an amazing list of regional beers at Novare Res.

    In this episode, Jimmy heads to Northwood Brewing Co, way up there in New Hampshire. Experience authentic New England vibes as we delve into craft malt, beer styles, and why you like drinking good beer!

    On site, Jimmy catches up with Geoff Gyles, head brewer at Northwood; Ian Goering and Joe Ronaldo of Blue Ox; and Steve Schmidt from Northwood. Pour up your favorite local brew and tune in!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Diane Flynt on the Surprising Story of Apples in the South

    Diane Flynt on the Surprising Story of Apples in the South

    We’re shaking things up with a cider episode this week! Jimmy is back at Roberta’s with a special guest who he has known since the early days of Cider Week NYC and Jimmys No. 43.

    Diane Flynt, author of Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South, joins Jimmy to talk all about her apples and making great cider. The two will recount the trajectory of craft cider over the years, and Diane will introduce us to the story of apples in the south with a special reading from her book.

    Also in the studio today is Kerrie Orrell Ellison to share some stories about picking apples with Diane, and how Diane has taught her to love apples rather than just enjoy them…

    Pour up your favorite craft cider and tune in!

    • 46 min
    Quintessential BSR: Beer Bars, Craft Brews, and a Studio Party

    Quintessential BSR: Beer Bars, Craft Brews, and a Studio Party

    Today’s BSR is a true session. Jimmy has arranged a soirée at Roberta’s to celebrate local beer bars, craft brews, and traditional German styles: Weissbier, Rauchbier, Pilsner… Attending the evening’s affair are a host of beer bar guests and various experts: some familiar, some fresh, and from all around the globe.

    Miguel Rivas AKA The Beer Trekker is back with his friend Beinat Gutierrez all the way from the Basque Country; Zach Mack, owner of ABC Beer Co, is also back in the studio for the first time in years; Paul and Anthony Ramirez are here representing The Bronx Beer Hall, who are celebrating their 11th year anniversary; none other than James Tai, THE illustrious BeerAcolyte consultant, is here; Greg Zaccardi, founder and brewer at Ramstein Beer arrives with a crate of brews for everyone; and Agus Blanco of Lúpulo Digital pops in to add her expert perspective!

    Tonight’s a party! Grab your favorite local brew and tune in!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Belgium to Colorado: Bruz Beers in Denver

    Belgium to Colorado: Bruz Beers in Denver

    The good times roll like the Rocky Mountains with Jimmy and the Bowl of 'Zole festival! Em Hutto of RadCraft Beer arranged another mighty show while Jimmy was out west, focusing on the good folks at Bruz Beers in Denver, CO.

    Joining Jimmy today are the two owners of Bruz: Charlie Gottenkieny and Ryan Evans. Em has Jimmy’s trust implicitly after arranging so many interesting BSR rendezvous, and so Jimmy hopped on this show with no questions asked!

    Tune in to find out how Bruz Beers are doing Belgian beers, one of Jimmy’s first loves.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ten Years of Transmitter Brewing

    Ten Years of Transmitter Brewing

    Today Jimmy’s celebrating Transmitter Brewing’s upcoming 10 year anniversary with a bunch of friends at the studio in Roberta’s! Join the party to recount Transmitter’s rockin’ ten years: brewing Belgian-inspired farmhouse-style ales, operating a bustling tasting room and beer garden in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and making it all look cool.

    Today’s starting line-up includes Ian Kalmes, head brewer at Transmitter; Bob Weyersberg, sales guy for Transmitter (and former WFMU DJ); Jen Gratereaux, beer buyer for Craft and Carry; and Miguel Rivas, Jimmy’s favorite beer photographer, AKA The Beer Trekker.

    Ian has planned a big night and more, tune in and raise a glass!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Joey likes it ,

Great show!

I have been listening for a few years now and love this show. I look forward to it every week. I love hearing the back stories behind how brewers and bar owners got started. As a home brewer, I have learned a lot as well. Keep up the great work!!!

Joe - Brooklyn, NY

gobosoxgo8 ,

RIP Ray

Rest in peace Ray Deter. All who listen to this podcast lost a friend. You will be missed. Raise a glass of Saison for Ray. Cheers

Heatherhoney73 ,

I Like Beer...Sessions

Great informative show, especially the guests.

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