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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

    When Legends Meet Rising Stars With Steve Wood, Eleanor Leger, Peter Endres and Josh Bromage

    When Legends Meet Rising Stars With Steve Wood, Eleanor Leger, Peter Endres and Josh Bromage

    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy adds to a cidery summer with an intergenerational conference where the legends meet rising stars in the New England cider world. In this episode, we will welcome Steve Wood from Farnum Hill Cider and Eleanor Leger from Eden Cider — the legends — along with Bird Dog Cider’s Peter Endres and Easthampton Cider Project’s Josh Bromage — the legends-to-be.

    The episode kicks off with a brief introduction for our guests before we get to know Steve, who has been in the industry since 1965. We then move on to Eleanor’s collaboration with Steve as well as her own cider journey. The newbies finally chime in with their origin stories, with Josh’s time in Ireland and Pete’s childhood in the heart of New York state’s apple country.

    The gang finally geeks out on one another and turns the episode into a Q&A session. Paradoxically, the rising stars ask legends about the industry’s future outlook, while Steve and Eleanor learn more about Pete’s and Josh’s love for classics and communities. Grab your headphones and sit down with us in this cozy discussion right now!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wild Brews: The Craft of Home Brewing, From Sour and Fruit Beers to Farmhouse Ales With Jaega Wise and Jeff Lyons

    Wild Brews: The Craft of Home Brewing, From Sour and Fruit Beers to Farmhouse Ales With Jaega Wise and Jeff Lyons

    This week, Beer Sessions Radio welcomes two homeschooled brewers — Jeff Lyons from Endless Life Brewing in Brooklyn, and Jaega Wise from Wild Card Brewery in East London, who also happens to be the author of “Wild Brews.” The gang will bang out lessons on homebrewing and sour beers, before revealing the secrets to the water section of Jaega's latest book.

    The episode starts with Jaega’s and Jeff’s introduction to the homebrewing world as well as their backgrounds outside of the beer industry. While Jaega grew up in the Midland region in UK, noted for Burton-on-Trent, with a CAMRA beer festival as her first, Jeff hung out with the Beer Judge Certification Program gang in the back room of Jimmy’s No. 43. Jaega also shared her unexpectedly perfect journey to beerdom, studying chemical engineering and going to water school for her previous job in water treatment. She went on to explain the keys to controlling what she considers the most underappreciated ingredient in brewing — water.

    The gang then goes deeper into sour beer and the history of homebrewing, with Jimmy admitting to only being able to make “the no hygiene beer” inspired by the Victorian era’s Tudor. They also discuss the revival of cask beers along with the brewing scene in London, with a tiny surprise about water in Scotland and whisky distilling. Grab your headset and listen in on the secrets right now!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chickens in Every Pot, Ciders on Every Corner: James Asbel, Peter Mitchell and Ronald Sansone

    Chickens in Every Pot, Ciders on Every Corner: James Asbel, Peter Mitchell and Ronald Sansone

    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy welcomes the legends of the cider world — James Asbel from Ciders of Spain, Peter Mitchell (not British) of Headwater Cider Company and Ronald Sansone from Spoke + Spy Ciderworks, who just so happens to also be the president of the Cider Institute of North America. The gang will discuss Spanish cider and its making methods, before traveling through space and time to investigate the historical and geographical developments of ciders.

    The episode kicks off with a vivid introduction into Peter’s 2000 trees orchard and his motto of “grow what you press, press what you grow,” James’ discovery of Spanish ciders, along with Ron’s love for dry still cider. The group also talks about cider making in different regions from Spain, to the Pacific Northwest, to Franklin County and the overall New England area.

    Last but not least, Ron leads us down the history of cider in the United States — how it started out as “the bad boy” in prohibition and became the outcast when people were rewriting the law of alcohol. James also digs deeper into Spanish cider making, the ubiquity of ciders in Spain and how he chooses his products, before Jimmy declares his running for office with the slogan, “chickens in every pot, ciders on every corner.” Catch us right now and vote for Jimmy 2024!           

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keeving, Magpies and Cider With Tom Oliver, Martin Berkeley and Vitalii Karvyha

    Keeving, Magpies and Cider With Tom Oliver, Martin Berkeley and Vitalii Karvyha

    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy flies spirit to Europe for a meeting with three European cider makers — Oliver’s Cider and Perry’s Tom Oliver, Pilton Cider’s Martin Berkeley from the United Kingdom, and Berryland’s Vitalii Karvyha from Ukraine, who recently lost his cidery. The gang sit down to talk cider techniques and tasting, as well as discuss the cideries, community, and events in the UK.

    Help rebuild Berryland with the American Cider Association.

    The episode starts with the three sharing their cider making ingredients and techniques, along with their experience at the Bristol Cider Salon. While Tom and Martin are the events’ organizers, Vitalii is among the most beloved vendors with his distinct wild fermentation along with his variety of apples and peels. Tom shared their journey from attending the Franklin County Cider Day and seeing the reception that cider got, to coming back and receiving the blessing for their name, before inviting international vendors including Bausman Cider’s Christine Walter, Seattle Cider’s Scott Katsma, and Eden Cider’s Kris Kazaks. We also dive deep into what makes for good ciders with Tom’s tannin cider talk, Martin’s keeving techniques, and Vitalii’s abundance of resources and skills.

    Last but not least, Tom goes into the making of London Cider House, a UK cider bar/retail shop in the historic Borough Market. Martin will also share more about his strategy of collaborating with your competitors in business, while they both tell us their favorite bottles. Grab yours and join us right now on Beer Sessions Radio!

    • 59 min
    Freshly Kilned Malt Makes the Best Beer: Dave McLean From Admiral Maltings

    Freshly Kilned Malt Makes the Best Beer: Dave McLean From Admiral Maltings

    This week, Beer Sessions Radio welcomes Dave McLean from Admiral Maltings in Alameda, California. Founding Magnolia Brewing Company in the 1990s and Admiral Maltings in 2017 with Ron Silberstein and Curtis Davenport, Dave proves to be among the ranks of fearless pioneers in the wild world of craft beer.

    Jimmy kicks off the episode turning back to Dave’s early days in the industry. Discovering craft in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert, Dave moved to the West coast and learned how to brew through the UC Davis Brewing Program. He then takes us through the craft beer landscape at the time, while talking about Magnolia, cask beer, and the community spirit of the industry.

    The gang then goes deeper into craft malt and beer styles. Dave shares his journey to becoming a maltster along with his true goal of localizing beer production and connecting breweries, maltsters, and farmers into one welcoming community. Last but not least, he will share the three best beers and whiskies made out of premium malts from Admiral Maltings. Grab your headphones and find out what they are!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ace Your Next Beer Exam With Pints and Panels

    Ace Your Next Beer Exam With Pints and Panels

    This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we return to our live studio at Roberta’s Pizza upon our guest’s special request. Jimmy sits down uncomfortably before he welcomes Em Sauter, the author of ‘Hooray for Craft Beer!,’ and James Tai, a ‘random guy sitting at the bar’ who is helping local bars and restaurants improve their service.

    The episode kicks off with Em’s and James’s background in the beer world and their experience with the Cicerone Certification program. Em also shares her cartooning background with an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies, along with her first beer job selling cigarettes and Budweisers to cement factory workers while dusting the Belgian beers that no one ever bought. Jimmy props them to give away their ‘legend’ Master Cicerones, but will he reveal his?

    We’ll then dive deeper into the content of Em’s book, ‘Hooray for Craft Beer!,’ as well as her illustration and research on Pints and Panels, a website providing materials for levels 1 and 2 of the Cicerone certificate. Em tells Jimmy more about the history and the importance of beer in our world, as it has inspired so many technological developments. Finally, the gang talks more about Fox Farm Brewery where Em works part-time, while tasting their Altra Volta Three-Year Blend paired with Roberta’s Beesting and Beastmaster.

    • 58 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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