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David Nilsen

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CL-079 David Nilsen Builds a Bridge Between Beer and Chocolate

Good Beer Hunting

Intangible, hard-to-define terms like “local,” “craft,” and even “ethical” remain debatable within beer spheres, but they’re far from limited to one industry. Longtime beer writer and more recent bean-to-bar chocolate expert David Nilsen touches on these topics and more in his newest piece for Good Beer Hunting, titled “Cacao, Brewing, and the Price of Nostalgia — Toward a Better Future for Chocolate Beer,” which was published on June 8, 2021.  In this episode, David and I discuss the preconceived notions Western consumers tend to have about chocolate, including where it comes from, how it should taste, and the often unknown—or at least overlooked—human cost behind each exquisite bite. Chocolate is far from just a one-dimensional snack found at supermarket checkout lines and in Halloween buckets. Instead, it can be as varied, complex, and multifaceted as malt or hops to beer drinkers, and the many cultural overlaps between beer and chocolate may surprise you. They certainly surprised me, as did the often-invisible, but pervasive human rights violations that exist in the cacao supply chain.  In our conversation, David explains the hard truths behind what it takes to transport goods from the global South to the U.S. and how we can all be more informed, more ethical, and more responsible consumers. He defines what “bean-to-bar” really means, and how his personal interest in beer dovetailed into exploring the world of chocolate. He also discusses how the chocolate industry was literally built on the backs of enslaved people, how those human rights abuses continue today, and how a small group of global producers are shaping the future of the industry in response to that. And in addition to those in-depth topics, we’ll hear David talk about what makes him happy, and how the shared flavors of chocolate and beer can spark the imagination.


1 Jul 2021

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GBM 68 - What You Need To Know About Chocolate And Beer With Certified Cicerone® David Nilsen of Bean To Barstool

Good Beer Matters Podcast

In a world of fusions, collaborations and collisions of flavor, few are as exciting as that of beer and chocolate. My next guest made a name for himself in the world of beer as a writer and educator. But, one day he discovered bean to bar chocolate and now takes us on a journey as he explores both. This episode is sponsored by BreweryDB.com, the most complete database for the beer industry. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/support

1hr 15mins

3 Feb 2021

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04-18-20 “Accurate Fishing; Tony, Sergio, Ben; Local knowledge; Guests: Accurate Doug & David Nilsen"

Angler Chronicles Radio Show

Angler Chronicles Radio Show (http://www.anglerchronicles.com/)Recorded: 04-18-20 Guests & Topics:Accurate FishingTonySergioBenLocal knowledgeGuests Accurate Doug and David Nilsen Join Sergio & the Crew: Ron Hobbs (AC Fishing Schools Instructor), Capt. Larry Moore and Tony Williams (Bite-On Fishing) every Saturday morning on Angler Chronicles from 5:00-7:00 AM PST on AM 830 KLAA. "LIVE" from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA ... Tune in or you can also join us “LIVE” on the web at: www.am830.net Angler Chronicles is the highest rated show in its time slot and one of the highest rated outdoor shows in the nation. Each week, the crew has a variety of guests who discuss topics ranging from bass and trout to all types of saltwater fishing. The crew, consisting of host Sergio Fainsztein, Ron Hobbs (Co-Director AC Fishing Schools), and Tony Williams (Bite-On Fish Attractants) are ready to offer their advice and expertise as well as to answer specific questions from the listeners. Expect to hear regular updates from sportfishing captains including Capt. Rick Scott (Ocean Odyssey), Capt. Chris Pica (Dana Wharf Sportfishing), Capt. Damon Davis (Davey’s Locker Sportfishing), and Capt. Rick Oefinger (Marina Del Rey Sportfishing). You can also expect weekly reports on all local fresh and saltwater destinations.

1hr 56mins

19 Apr 2020

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The Dayton Beer Scene with David Nilsen

Beer with Strangers

Beer writer and educator David Nilsen talks about some of the best craft beer spots in the Dayton area with the caveat that, just like at the Oscars, some are bound to slip his mind. You can find David's social accounts as well as his work here.    About the Guest: David Nilsen is a beer writer and educator living near Dayton, Ohio. He is a Certified Cicerone and a member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and the National Book Critics Circle. His beer writing appears in Craftbeer.com, Beer Advocate, Craft Beer & Brewing, Pellicle, and numerous other publications, and he leads educational tastings, pairings, and classes at breweries, restaurants, and other institutions. He lives with his wife, daughter, and very irritable cat.


9 Jan 2020

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GBM 39 - How to Become a Professional Beer Writer and Educator with Cicerone, David Nilsen

Good Beer Matters Podcast

Behind every beer is a story of how and why it came to be. My next guest is a writer and an educator who helps people understand the stories beer has to tell.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-storton/support

1hr 5mins

9 Oct 2019

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S2:E18 - Certified Cicerone David Nilsen

BeerdedHops Podcast

David Nilsen is a Certified Cicerone - if you don't know what that is...then you should listen to this episode!  I mean,  you should listen even if you DO know what that is. Find David:  www.davidnilsenbeer.comFind Us:www.beerdedhops.com YouTubewww.twitter.com\beerdedhops

1hr 30mins

7 Mar 2019

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David Nilsen - Surf Photography

F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Welcome to Episode 069 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Nilsen! David is a photographer from New Jersey now living in California. David won Insta_Repeat" Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! To learn more about David, check out his online presence: Website. Instagram. Here is the artist that David recommended for the podcast: 1. Mike Vericker. Some examples of David's photography can be seen in the liner notes on my website at www.mattpaynephotography.com I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 


15 Aug 2018