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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

    Cidre Canada

    Cidre Canada

    Get ready for something cool and crisp during this hot and heavy Summer… We’re off to Ontario to talk cider!

    On the show today is Barry Rooke, Executive Director of Cider Canada / Cidre Canada, the budding national association for cider producers. Joining him is returning guest Damin Sawyer of Bone N' Bottle Reviews, lover of all things cider and chicken wings.

    Jimmy is thrilled to talk about the cider culture spanning from Canada to upstate New York, how it’s growing, and how the 155 producers of Cider Canada are spreading the cider gospel.

    Pour up a fresh glass of cider and tune in!

    • 57 min
    BSR on the Road in Holyoke, Massachusetts: Craft Malt in 2024

    BSR on the Road in Holyoke, Massachusetts: Craft Malt in 2024

    Jimmy’s summer travels roll on! This week, a stop in Holyoke, Massachusetts to catch up with some malt and grain powerhouses you may remember from past episodes…

    Chatting with Jimmy are Andrea Stanley, co-owner of Valley Malt and Ground Up Grain; Kyle Fiasconaro, owner and chef at Brewer’s Foods; and Matthew Steinberg, co-founder and head brewer at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts.

    This episode has been years in the making! Some of the first grain and craft malt stories on BSR were brought to you by Andrea. Plus, what have Kyle and Matthew been up to since we last caught up with them?

    All of this and more this week on BSR! Tune in!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Live From CiderFeast 2024 in Portland, Maine

    Live From CiderFeast 2024 in Portland, Maine

    We’re up in Maine and about to try some of the greatest hard ciders of your life! This week Jimmy is at the first CiderFeast in Portland, hanging out with up-and-coming cidermakers from in and around the state of Maine.

    Joining the party are Joy Cartwright, Marketing Director of Fogtown Brewing Co; Jon Stein, Owner and Cidermaker at Fogtown; Jared Carr, Co-Owner and Cidermaker at Cornish Cider Co; Damin Sawyer, Content Creator of Bone & Bottle Reviews; and Zach Kaiser, Cidermaker at Absolem Cider Co.

    CiderFeast 2024 took place on May 12 at Oxbow Blending & Bottling, next to Anoche Cider & Spirits, a local cider bar. CiderFeast 2024 featured delicious bites and over 40 hard ciders from more than 15 cider makers.

    Sample historical and cutting edge flavors from Maine in this week's Cidercast!

    • 35 min
    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

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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