Author Jeff Alworth (The Beer Bible, The Secrets of Master Brewers) and Oregon State Economics professor Patrick Emerson host this engaging podcast about the culture, economics, history, and business of beer and brewing.
Audioblog: Singha Beer, Don't Ask No Questions
Audioblog: Singha Beer, Don't Ask No Questions by Jeff Alworth & Patrick Emerson
Show 190: Ryan Wagner and Megan Schwarz of Guinness Chicago
In September, Dublin's Guinness Brewery opened its second American site, this time in Chicago. Jeff went to the Windy City to check it out and while he was there, sat down with Ryan Wagner, who helped see the project over the finish line, and brewer Megan Schwarz.
Show 189: The Problem With Style
When we think of different beers, our minds almost immediately frame them in terms of “style.” IPAs and witbiers and Czech dark lagers: this is how we’ve come to understand beer. Today we get philosophical and ask the question: what if styles aren’t the only way to think about beer? What if, rather than illuminating something essential about beer, styles actually deceive us?
Show 188: The Business of Hops with Max Coleman
Today we are joined by hop grower Max Coleman for a special edition of Beeronomics. Hops are a very unusual crop, sold only to a single industry for one purpose. How does this business relationship work? We’re going to ask Max how he knows which hops to grow and how many, and how the market for hops works.
Photo: Max enveloped by a field of Mosaic hops.
Audioblog: Pumpkin Ales Are Fun — And They’re Making a Quiet Return
Several years ago, beer experienced its “tulip mania” moment in the form of a pumpkin ale bubble. Many of those were bad—but that was the breweries’ fault, not the style’s. These should function like fun autumnal rituals. The new crop may bring you back.
Show 187: Autumnal Beeronomics
Today we are pulling out our green eyeshades and squinting at some data—it’s another episode of Beeronomics. Our intrepid economist is going to walk us through some numbers. Inflation, draft numbers, taprooms—we’re digging deep so you don’t have to.
Cover photo: Midjourney (prompt: beer economics)
Beer Tasting: Buoy Festbier
Best Beer Podcast
Jeff and Patrick are fun and informative, I especially love their deep dives into specific styles. Keep up the great work.
One of the Best Beer Poscats
One of my favorite beer podcasts. Topics vary a great deal, and I really enjoy the professional rapport between Jeff and Patrick.
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!