About the art, culture, economics and business of beer and brewing with hosts Jeff Alworth (The Beer Bible, The Secrets of Master Brewers) and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson.
Show 172: Winter Warmers
The cold weather seems to come fast. Through October, crisp mornings often give way to sunny afternoons. After Halloween, however, the days grow short and the sun disappears behind gray clouds. Once we fall back after daylight savings end, darkness starts arriving at the end of the workday and the sun makes a slow, sleepy return. Winter is coming, and bringing the cold and wet with it. On today’s show we offer a tonic that’s at least a thousand years old—the winter warmer, a beer to heat body and soul.
Tastings: Ninkasi Sleigh'r, Anchor Christmas Ale, Deschutes Jubelale, Double Mountain Fa La La La La
Show 171: Craft Beer & Brewing's Jamie Bogner on Modern Media
A few weeks back, Jeff’s editor at Craft Beer & Brewing wrote to explain that the magazine was shifting to its original quarterly format. The reason wasn’t declining revenues, but efficiencies—it’s less expensive and simpler to put out four issues a year than six. That got us thinking: how do magazines work? How has Craft Beer & Brewing survived when so many other magazines folded? How do the internet, social media, and newer delivery systems like podcasting impact print media--should we be thinking in terms of media companies rather than magazines? In today’s show, we have Jamie Bogner, Craft Beer & Brewing’s publisher, on to give us the low down about how they do it.
Show 170: Making of a Classic - Anchor Steam
For most of the 20th century, if you wanted to point to an actual American style of beer, you had to face San Francisco. Steam beer, a frontier concoction brewed fast for thirsty gold miners, became a signature of the city. Many breweries made it in the latter half of the 19th century, but they all died out, save one: the Anchor Brewery, which was rescued from bankruptcy in 1965 and helped jump-start craft brewing in America.
Show 169: Fresh Hop Ales!
We join you from the best place on the planet for Show 169—a pub, smack dab in the middle of fresh-hop season. We recorded this show on-site at Portland’s Loyal Legion, which is reliably stocked with these little gems throughout the season. While we sipped on them, we discussed hops, the harvest, and the seasonal, regional delight that are fresh hop ales.
Pod Exra: Derek Prentice, Ron Pattinson, and Mike Siegel
[Warning: raw audio of spotty quality] In this Pod Extra, Jeff interviews legendary London brewer Derek Prentice, beer historian Ron Pattinson, and Goose Island Innovation Brewer Mike Siegel. They teamed up on a special project to recreate a 1960s barley wine made by London's now-defunct Truman brewery--where Derek started brewing in 1968,
Double Eagle combines a wood-aged barley wine inoculated with wild yeast (Brett C), blended with fresh barley wine. In the interview, Jeff learns about the history of the beer, Derek's career, and many other lovely tidbits along the way. It is the raw audio, so there's no intro or outro.
Show 168 - Headwinds
It’s hard out there for a brewer. Heat, drought, supply-chain issues, metal shortages, war, and inflation—all these things seem to be conspiring against them. On today’s show we’ll have a look at these headwinds, assess how bad they are, and how soon brewers might see some relief.
Love the Beervana Podcast
Longtime listener, first time reviewer. I started listening almost two years ago as “the pandemic” was taking hold and have found myself not only listening to the current episodes, but also making my way through the archives.
As an industry person, I like listening to Jeff’s beer expertise and Patrick’s economic insight. I probably listen to a dozen different podcasts, (not including the 20 John Holl does) and Beervana ranks up there with the best of them.
Jeff when can we expect Beer Bible III?
Thanks for what you both do!
-Your listener in Philadelphia!
Fun and informative
One of my favorite beer shows. Good combination of good information and fun interaction. I love how most of the shows center around a topic, and aren’t just “how did you get into brewing” interviews. Great stuff!
These boiis are great fun to listen to