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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an 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. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an 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. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

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I Like Beer...Sessions

By Heatherhoney73 - Dec 03 2010
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Great informative show, especially the guests.

keep them coming!!!

By Brunswick69 - Apr 28 2010
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cant wait to here you guys every week!! thanks

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
2
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I Like Beer...Sessions

By Heatherhoney73 - Dec 03 2010
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Great informative show, especially the guests.

keep them coming!!!

By Brunswick69 - Apr 28 2010
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cant wait to here you guys every week!! thanks
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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an 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. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

Rank #1: Episode 460: All the way from Norway: Haand Brewery. Homebrewing, and Kveik

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Jimmy greets Stefan Hansen all the way from Norway this week on Beer Sessions Radio. Stefan manages domestic and international sales for Haanbryggiert Brewery. BR Rolya and Bib W join in too. They are both NY sales representatives for Shelton Brothers Inc., an importer of Haand beers. Haand Brewery specializes in sours, stouts, and farmhouse ales, but what really sets them apart is Kveik, a strain of yeast unique to Norwegian brews. Homebrewing in Norway has regained popularity over the last decade but we learn the practice is rooted in the country’s history. Stefan shares about his tour of the NYC beer scene. By combining his own knowledge with what he's learned, Stefan hopes the partnerships he has formed will bring him back to the city in the near future.

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Dec 24 2018

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Rank #2: Episode 511: Drink Better Beer

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This week on Beer Sessions, Jimmy welcomes Josh Bernstein to talk about his latest book Drink Better Beer. Jason Sahler of Strong Rope Brewery and Drew Kostic of Circa Brewing join them in the studio as well. The group begins by talking about quality control, before moving on to the special moments that propelled them into beer, and diving into a discussion about food pairings. Their conversation continues to return to industry trends, as the guests remember forgotten styles and seek to identity what’s meaningful in the NYC beer scene today.


Beers 

  • The Ripe & Ruin, Strong Rope Brewery 
  • Trophy Cat Blonde Al, Strong Rope Brewery 
  • Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter 
  • Samuel Adams Festbier

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Nov 29 2019

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Rank #3: Episode 349: Josh Bernstein’s Complete IPA and North Carolina’s Fonta Flora!

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Josh Bernstein who has a new book out called Complete IPA, and Erik Olsen from Greenpoint Beer & Ale, which just released their first canned IPA's! Sara Maya from North Carolina’s Fonta Flora Brewery is joining us as well!

Sep 27 2016

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Rank #4: Episode 213: Flagship

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Get ready for some on-air beer drinking! It’s a packed house once again on Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy Carbone is joined by Patrick Morse of Flagship Brewery, Zach Mack of Alphabet City Beer Co, Natalie and Mart Mattrazzo of The Farmhouse Brewery and Tess Rose Lampert, wine and beer educator. Hear how Flagship Brewery, Staten Island’s first brewery since the 1960’s got its start, what goes into the malting process and what makes beer and wine not so dissimilar. From specialty brews to retail trends – get the latest and greatest in the world of craft beer on Beer Sessions Radio. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.



“It’s all about the marketing approach. If you don’t have enough barrels to meet demands, you have to take a non traditional approach to introduce your beer to the masses.” [10:00]

–Zach Mack on Beer Sessions Radio

“I love to make things available to the public. there’s a stigma around wine that it’s snoody or you need to know a lot about it to enjoy it – that’s just not true.” [16:00]

— Tess Rose Lampert on Beer Sessions Radio

May 14 2014

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Rank #5: Episode 512: Common Roots: A Brewery Renewed

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Christian Weber of Common Roots Brewing and Melanie Fronhofer of Fronhofer Design return to talk about how Common Roots has recovered from the fire at the brewery.  They discuss keeping everyone employed during the rebuild, designing a canning line, holding a workshop on rebuilding pumps, improving the sustainability of the brewery, and night skiing.  They also ask if there is American "lambic" and try the last batch of beer to survive the fire, a coolship founder farmhouse bottle conditioned ale.

Beer List:

Common Roots' In Bloom

Common Roots' Good Fortune

Common Roots' Coffee Cup

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Dec 06 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: Episode 363: When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about an article that our friend Aaron Goldfarb wrote for PUNCH called “When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?” So joining us is Aaron himself, as well as Greg Doroski from Threes Brewing, Gage Moody-Siegel from BeerMenus, and our buddy Chris Balla is back again from Grand Army Bar.

Dec 13 2016

51mins

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Rank #7: Mini Episode: NYC Beer Week, Coney Island Beer + Cheese Tasting

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Beer Sessions assistant producer Dylan Heuer attended Coney Island Brewery’s Beer + Cheese Tasting for NYC Beer Week. An interview with Coney Island’s head brewer Matt McCall and cheese expert Christine Clark delves into their process for finding complementary pairs, why they believe beer pairs better with cheese than wine, and how you can create tastings like this at home.

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Feb 27 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 289: Hops, Hops, Hops!

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It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. That’s why Jimmy Carbone is dedicating an entire episode of Beer Sessions Radio to hops! He’s joined by Laura Ten Eyck & Deitrich Gehring of Indian Ladder Farms/Helderberg Hop Farm, co-authors The Hop Grower’s Handbook, Stuart Morris of Indian Ladder Farms, Joel Ford, assistant brewer at Threes Brewing & Stephen Valand of Brooklyn Brew Shop.

“There’s a difference between vines and bines. Grapes are considered vines and they have tendrils and that’s how they pull themselves up. Hops are bines, they don’t have tendrils they have tri-combs and that’s how they pull themselves up.” [10:00] –Deitrich Gehring on Beer Sessions Radio

“Hops have great antibacterial properties and they’re good for treating infections. When you make beer with hops, the hops act as a preservative. This made beer last long and expanded the trade of beer.” [40:00] — Laura Ten Eyck on Beer Sessions Radio

Sep 22 2015

51mins

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Rank #9: Episode 357: On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio (Ep 4): Back to the Roots

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In the final episode of On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio Season One, host Jimmy Carbone travels to the Finger Lakes. He visits The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego, the first malting house in New York State in over a decade and one of only a handful also brews in-house. You’ll hear from a top grains farmer about the challenges he faces to produce and distribute unique, artisanal grains to brewers. You’ll also meet the experts who support him in his work. Up in Ovid, Jimmy visits Blackduck Cidery and meets the whole family behind some of the best cider in the state. Plus, meet the community behind New York cider at Finger Lakes Cider House.

The Farmhouse Brewery

Marty and Natalie Mattrazzo are the visionaries behind The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego, NY. Their motto is “farm fresh from ground to glass." Their delicious brews are a combination of the freshest ingredients, and Marty’s refined palate creates art in every pint. Diligent small grains farmers from all over New York State grow their barley. Only the highest quality grain makes its way to their on-site malt house, where they malt each batch of barley using a time-tested artisanal process. Their hops are of the highest quality that they can source from seasoned hops growers with New York State. The New York hops industry is currently expanding to again become a major supplier of hops varieties to the entire Northeast United States.

Oechsner Farms

Located in Newfield, New York, just south of Ithaca, Oechsner Farms is a feast for the senses. Thor Oechsner, owner and multi-talented, is the grandson of a German baker. As a teenager he was able to convince his parents to allow him to turn their suburban yard into his first cornfield. Oechsner graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell and by 1991 had started a three-acre vegetable farm while also running a Volkswagen and Audi repair business. Oechsner now farms approximately 600 acres of certified organic grains on rented land throughout the Finger Lakes region. In addition, as part owner of Wide Awake Bakery, Oechsner sees a similar benefit to the bakery business as he does the milling operation. He is more interested in the role that the bakery serves as a tool for marketing for the unique and heritage grain varieties that he produces.

Blackduck Cidery

We visited Blackduck Cidery in the town of Ovid, NY in the Finger Lakes region. It’s a family run orchard that produces cider, Perry, and vinegar in small batches, using ambient yeast fermentation. John Reynolds and Shannon O’Connor run the operation of the cidery along with their two beautiful redheaded daughters, Idunn and Pippin. They have been growing fruit in the Finger Lakes region of New York for well over a decade. They sell fresh fruit using organic standards through farmer’s markets, restaurants, natural groceries and their farm stand. John is expert in his knowledge about orchards, apples, fruits and anything cider-related. A former student of Cornell University and later employed as a field technician, John actively supports professors in their research of orchards, harvest and post-harvest work. Shannon is more focused on the smooth running and operations of the business, along with the grunt work in the field, while juggling being a mother of two. In her “free” time she also is the Director of the Edith B. Ford library in Ovid, NY. Idunn, the elder daughter, is the master fruit tester and critic. Pippin is the youngest and newest member of the clan; she is just very cute and very skilled at flower picking.

Finger Lakes Cider House

The Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm in Interlaken, NY is a certified organic farm and a full diet CSA. The Finger Lakes Cider house is a collaborative multi-cidery tasting room. Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller started the operation in 2008 after purchasing 69 acres of land, mostly growing corn, wheat and soy. Since them it has transformed into a diverse ecological farm, they have planted bushes and trees and bought turkeys, geese, beef cows, and draft horses. They produce their Good Life Cider, a distinctive American style and creatively blended with international influences. Their range is based on traditional bittersweet apples and sharp, acidic heirloom fruits. At the Cider House, they feature their own cider as well as amazing ciders from other cidery friends. Each of these dedicated grower-producers live and work in the Finger Lakes region, and their ciders are true Finger Lakes originals.

Nov 01 2016

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Rank #10: Episode 510: The Scion Awards & Choosing Orchard-to-Glass Cider This Thanksgiving

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In this Cider Week NYC bonus episode, Jimmy hosts Eleanor Leger of Eden Cider; Dan Wilson of Slyboro Cider House and Hick’s Ochard; and Cathryn Gaylord, a farm apprentice at Eve’s Cidery. Jimmy awards Eleanor with the third annual Scion Award to honor her leadership in the cider industry. Dan and Eleanor discuss their decade long journey making orchard-to-glass cider, which has spanned various styles, changes in language, and marketing mechanisms, while Cathryn offers a fresh take on industry trends. The group concludes by discussing their favor cider and food pairings, which include cured meat and cheese, spiced desserts, and a unique bone marrow dish from Jeepney in the East Village. 

Ciders:

Brut Nature, Eden Dry Heritage Cider

Albee Hill Still and Dry Cider, Eve’s Cidery

Rose & Sky Imperial Sparkling Cider, Slyboro Cider House

Nov 25 2019

56mins

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Rank #11: Episode 238: The Lagunitas Story

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Hear about one of the breweries that put American craft beer on the map, Lagunitas, on a brand new episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy Carbone is joined by Tony Magee, founder and CEO of the Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mark Sljukic of Lagunitas Jimmy Ludwig of Happy Hour Guys, Joe Carroll of Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau and St. Anselm and Tony Forder of Ale Street News. Learn about the origins of Lagunitas, the IPA explosion in domestic craft beer and the California beer scene in the 90’s! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.


“No other breweries make beer the way American craft brewers make beer. We invented some of the ways craft beers are made…the entire global beer industry is causally being handed over to another generation of brewers.” [10:00]

–Tony Magee on Beer Sessions Radio

Nov 04 2014

54mins

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Rank #12: Episode 343: Massachusetts Beer and Cider

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we go back in time for a winter trip to Jimmy Carbone's hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The episode features Staten Island home brewer Mark Zappasodi, who moved to that region a few years ago – to a farm in Merrimac, MA. Mark is a part time farmer, home brewer, and home cider maker, with dreams of opening a Massachusetts-farm-brewery-licensed brewery.

We're also joined by Chef Patrick Soucy, a chef in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area. Turns out, he was born in Haverhill as well!
We bond over a fire, home cider made by Mark, and talk New England beer and food.

Aug 16 2016

52mins

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Rank #13: Episode 366: Beer + Photography = Beertography

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On the season premiere of Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us in the studio to talk about beer photography, including our friends Matt Coats, Matt Furman, Miguel Rivas, and Cory Smith!

Jan 10 2017

51mins

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Rank #14: Episode 404: Cheese and Cider

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On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy sits down with Bronwen and Francis Percival, authors of the new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese. Also joining them are Greg Blais, host of Heritage Radio Network's Cutting the Curd, Steve Millard of Murray's Cheese, and Nina Stein White of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse.

Tune in to hear them talk milk, microbes, and the fight for real cheese.

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Oct 10 2017

49mins

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Rank #15: Episode 206: Beer History with Ron Pattinson

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Dive deep into beer history this week on a special episode of Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone and friends. Jimmy’s joined by special guest Ron Pattinson, who writes the “Shut up about Barclay Perkins” blog and is the author of The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1965. Tune in and learn about the origins of beers like East India Porter and India Pale Ale and get some great historical anecdotes along the way. Also hear from Dan Paquette of Pretty Things and author Jon Holl. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.

“The name East India Porter pre-dates India Pale Ale. IPA wasn’t used until the 1820’s, whereas India Porter dates back to 1804. It’s a beer with a pretty long history – and probably fits in very well with modern tastes.”

— Ron Pattinson on Beer Sessions Radio

“If a beer was crappy in 1950 – it should be crappy today!”

— Dan Paquette on Beer Ssssions Radio

Mar 25 2014

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Rank #16: Episode 322: Stillwater Ales & Pico Brew

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On this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy and Anne are joined in the studio by Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Cory Bonfiglio of Stillwater Artisanal Ales and Beer Street, and Donald Brewer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pico Brew.

Mar 22 2016

46mins

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Rank #17: Episode 200: Bell’s Brewery

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On the 200th episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Larry Bell, Paul Kermizian, Josh Bernstein, Jimmy Ludwig, and Matthew Lefkowitz. Larry tells us about how the word spread so much about his home brewery that his business exploded and led him to start Bell’s Brewery. Then they talk about expanding Bell’s and the process of introducing it to New York. Later, Paul Kermizian from Barcade tells us about making his documentary, American Beer, as well as his experience opening Barcade. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today’s music provided by Four Lincolns.

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“A lot of the explosion around the country is from nanobreweries.” [6:15]

Larry Bell on Beer Sessions Radio

“The upper peninsula is discovering beer in a way that we thought they never would.” [15:00]

Jimmy Ludwig on Beer Sessions Radio

Feb 11 2014

49mins

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Rank #18: Episode 230: Vermont Beer!

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Take a tour of Vermont beer on a brand new episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is in studio with Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger, Worthy Burger & Worthy Kitchen, Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Aaron Goldfarb, beer writer and author and Augie Carton of Carton Brewing. The crew reflects on Vermont’s prohibition past and current role as a craft beer trendsetting region. The guys taste some beer on air, share some favorite brew styles and discuss recent and upcoming beer events. This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.


“Whatever’s near you and fresh is always going to be better than those old bottles. It infuriates me if somebody has an old bottle and says its not good.” 43:00

–Aaron Goldfarb on Beer Sessions Radio

Sep 09 2014

54mins

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Rank #19: Episode 429: Cicerone Talk & Evil Twin Brewing, Ridgewood

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We’ve got some great guests joining us tonight including Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsoe from Evil Twin Brewing and a bunch of Cicerones too!

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Apr 12 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 409: NY State Grains & Rye

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It's a big show this week on Beer Sessions Radio, and we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about New York State rye, including farmer Thor Oeschner, author Amy Halloran, June Russell from Grow NYC, distiller Chris Williams from Coppersea Distilling, Chris Murillo from NY Distilling, Daric Schlesselman from Van Brunt Stillhouse, and Steven Baird from Cardiff Giant.

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Nov 07 2017

55mins

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Episode 517: Nightmares in Owning a Craft Beer Bar

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This week, Jimmy talks to his guests about the challenges of owning a craft beer bar in New York City. He is joined by Kyle Radzyminski of The Baroness Bar, Gerry Leary of One Mile House, Megan Rickerson and Brian Winget of Someday Bar, and Ryan Brower of Gear Patrol. Hear them discuss the ups and downs of their labor of love, as well as the value of independent craft beer seals and lasting effects of hurricane Sandy. 

Beer List: Other Half Brewing's Double Vanilla Boysen Berry Crun Chee Threes Brewing's Kicking & Screaming Nightmare Brewing's Exposure Dutchess Ales' Ghost Beer Non Sequitur Beer Project's You Should've Seen This Coming 

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Jan 16 2020

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Episode 516: Beer in the Bronx: Brewing with Authenticity

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Bronx brewers come to Brooklyn to discuss a new collaboration: Mama's Candied Yams Imperial Ale. Jimmy talks with Joel Suarez and Matt Negron of Uptown Beer Society, Rey Cortez and Oscar Santiago of First Boro Brewing, Paul Ramirez and Anthony Ramirez of The Bronx Beer Hall, and Dave Lopez of Gun Hill Brewing. Dom Cook, the founder of Beer Kulture and author of This Ain't the Beer That You're Used To: A Beginner's Guide to Good Beer also calls in from Tampa, Florida. They speak about the clash between authenticity and cultural appropriation in the beer world, the importance of giving back to the Bronx community they grew up in, and how learning about beer can be a positive force in a person's life.

Beer List:

Mama's Candied Yams, Gun Hill Brewery Collaboration

Beer Kulture and Green Bench Brewing Company's Kulture Khronicles Vol. 1

Barrier Brewing Company's Bronx Dance Party

Gun Hill Brewing Company's Maple Bacon Void of Light

Gun Hill Brewing Company's Antigua Moon

Gun Hill Brewing Company's Felix

Separatist Beer Project's Strange Landscape: Sauvignon Blanc

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Jan 08 2020

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Episode 515: Dry January with Athletic Brewing

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Recording at Top Hops Beer Shop, Jimmy is joined by Bill Shufel, the founder of Athletic Brewing, a non-alcoholic beer company. Some of his early supporters are around the table as well: Ted Kenny of Top Hops, Dan Lamonaca of Beer Karma, and Josh Bernstein the author of Drink Better Beer. Top Hops started serving beers from Athletic Brewing when they didn’t have a liquor license, but what began as a consequence of circumstance has become an intentional choice to serve non-alcoholic beer on tap. These beer industry experts discuss some unexpected production challenges in making NA beer, the retail appeal of this product, and the history of sessionable beers.   

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Jan 04 2020

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Episode 514: From the Abbey to the Table

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Jimmy welcomes the Beer Table team for a surprise tasting of 10 Belgian Trappist Ales. Justin Phillips, Gavin Murphy, Noah Levin, and Evan Rose are in the studio to share the history and flavor profiles of these beers as well as to discuss the naming of dubbels and tripels, the smell of De Dolle's beer, the kinds of beer that abbeys made hundreds of years ago, the popular image of monks with beer, and drinking Belgian abbey ales as opposed to cocktails at a bar. 

Beer List:
Trappistes Rochefort 10
The Bruery's Mischief
Transmitter Brewing's A4 Quad
Chimay's Première (Red)
Beer Table's Table Beer
St. Bernardus Abt 12
Westmalle's Trappist Ale Tripel
De Dolle's Stille Nacht
Brasserie d'Orval's Orval Trappist Ale
Kiuchi Brewery's Hitachino Nest XH

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Dec 17 2019

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Episode 513: Class of 2019: NYC New Brews

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This week Jimmy talks about starting a beer brand in New York City with Gage Siegel of Non Sequitur Beer Project, Tara Hankinson and Johnny Osborne of Talea Beer Co., and Eric Shulz of Little Blind Beer. Hear them discuss barriers to entry in the New York brewing scene, supporting immigrants through beer, building brands that reach more women, holding tastings at Bloomingdale's and Elle Magazine, the way millennials want brands that share their values, and the use of art on a beer can. They also delve into new ways to create a beer brand such as Non Sequitur's pop-up events and Little Blind's one-off beer projects.

The holiday season is all about food and community. There’s no better time to show your support for food radio by becoming a member! Lend your voice and help HRN continue to spreading the message of equitable, sustainable, and delicious food – together, we can change minds and build a better food system. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate today to become a crucial part of the HRN community.


Beer List:
Freethought's Temporal
Gun Hill Brewing Company's Mean Mean Bean
Talea Bear Co.'s Tropicberry Tart Deco
Talea Bear Co.'s Double Date
Little Blind's Third Wave
Little Blind's Zone Expansion
Non Sequitur Beer Project's Begging for Attention

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Dec 11 2019

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Episode 512: Common Roots: A Brewery Renewed

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Christian Weber of Common Roots Brewing and Melanie Fronhofer of Fronhofer Design return to talk about how Common Roots has recovered from the fire at the brewery.  They discuss keeping everyone employed during the rebuild, designing a canning line, holding a workshop on rebuilding pumps, improving the sustainability of the brewery, and night skiing.  They also ask if there is American "lambic" and try the last batch of beer to survive the fire, a coolship founder farmhouse bottle conditioned ale.

Beer List:

Common Roots' In Bloom

Common Roots' Good Fortune

Common Roots' Coffee Cup

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Dec 06 2019

56mins

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Episode 511: Drink Better Beer

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This week on Beer Sessions, Jimmy welcomes Josh Bernstein to talk about his latest book Drink Better Beer. Jason Sahler of Strong Rope Brewery and Drew Kostic of Circa Brewing join them in the studio as well. The group begins by talking about quality control, before moving on to the special moments that propelled them into beer, and diving into a discussion about food pairings. Their conversation continues to return to industry trends, as the guests remember forgotten styles and seek to identity what’s meaningful in the NYC beer scene today.


Beers 

  • The Ripe & Ruin, Strong Rope Brewery 
  • Trophy Cat Blonde Al, Strong Rope Brewery 
  • Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter 
  • Samuel Adams Festbier

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Nov 29 2019

49mins

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Episode 510: The Scion Awards & Choosing Orchard-to-Glass Cider This Thanksgiving

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In this Cider Week NYC bonus episode, Jimmy hosts Eleanor Leger of Eden Cider; Dan Wilson of Slyboro Cider House and Hick’s Ochard; and Cathryn Gaylord, a farm apprentice at Eve’s Cidery. Jimmy awards Eleanor with the third annual Scion Award to honor her leadership in the cider industry. Dan and Eleanor discuss their decade long journey making orchard-to-glass cider, which has spanned various styles, changes in language, and marketing mechanisms, while Cathryn offers a fresh take on industry trends. The group concludes by discussing their favor cider and food pairings, which include cured meat and cheese, spiced desserts, and a unique bone marrow dish from Jeepney in the East Village. 

Ciders:

Brut Nature, Eden Dry Heritage Cider

Albee Hill Still and Dry Cider, Eve’s Cidery

Rose & Sky Imperial Sparkling Cider, Slyboro Cider House

Nov 25 2019

56mins

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Episode 509: The Festival 3: Trekking the World of Beer

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After the Shelton Brothers' festival in Buffalo, Jimmy debriefs with Joel Shelton and BR Royla of Shelton Brothers; Amber Watts and Ron Extract of Garden Path Fermentation; Casey Wellman of Brouwerij De Ranke; Xavier Bailleux of Au Baron; Stefano Marin of Casa Bruja; Pete Lengel-Fushimi of KCBC; and Miguel Rivas, The Beer Trekker. Hear them talk about the beer scene in South America, the philosophy of the festival, using a local malt source, Belgian beer culture, their thoughts on saison, and the history of the festival's venue in Buffalo. 

Beer List:
Casa Bruja's Diez Manos
De Ranke's Simplex
De Ranke's Vieille Provision
Garden Path Fermentation's The Subtle Blend Raspberry Barrels
Garden Path Fermentation's The Dry Hopped Streams Well
KCBC's Polkageist

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Nov 19 2019

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Episode 508: Cider and Land

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In celebration of New York City's Cider Week, Jimmy talks to Melissa Madden of Good Life Farm; Rachel Freier of New York Cider Weeks; Maria Kennedy who writes the blog Cider with Maria; Jahil Maplestone of Descendant Cider Company; and Page Fiori and Gennaro Fiori of Boutique Wines, Spirits and Cider. They discuss why the Finger Lakes are the promised land for growing apples, the debate about the word heritage, the demand for New York State cider, the complicated history of land in New York, and the graf (cider/beer hybrid) that Descendant made with Big Slice Brewing for Cider Week. Plus, hear them react to cider made from the fruit of a single perry tree.

Cider List:
Ross on Wye's Holmer
Descendant Cider Company's Dry
Descendant Cider Company's Pomme
Big Alice Brewing's Queens Graf

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Nov 12 2019

54mins

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Episode 507: Never Meet Your Heroes

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This week, Jimmy sits down to talk about Justin Kennedy's new book The Bucket List: Beer: 1,000 Adventures, Pubs, Breweries, Festivals with Katherine Kyle of Blind Tiger, Evan Watson of Plan Bee, and Justin Kennedy himself.  They discuss their personal beer bucket lists, Michael Jackson's writings on beer, Kennedy's previous book The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer: A Beer Lover's Companion, the Shelton Brothers' Festival, the beer scene in Maine, and the idea of never meeting your heroes.

Beer List:

Plan Bee Farm Brewery's Huitlacoche

Plan Bee Farm Brewery's Barn Beer

The Lost Abbey's Deliverance Ale

Lost Abbey Brewery and Brasserie Dupont's Deux Amis

Sierra Nevada's Celebration

3 Fonteinen's Oude Kriek

Allagash Brewing Company's Coolship Red

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Nov 07 2019

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Episode 506: Beer Sessions Chooses Long Island

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Jimmy travels to Blind Bat Brewery in Centerport, Long Island to talk about the Choose L.I. initiative, which is encouraging investment in local farms and makers. That includes farm breweries as well as seafood! Jimmy is joined by Augie Ruckdeshel from the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning; Check Westfall, the owner of Thatch Island Oyster Farms; Paul Dluglokencky the founder of Blind Bat Brewery; Jamie Adams of Saint James Brewery; and Anthony and Melissa Caggiano, the co-owners of Jamesport Brewery. Together, they discuss the myriad ways that uplifting local farmers - through policy and community support - can lead to better tasting food and drink and a stronger local economy.

Beer:

Haborfields Hefe Weizen, Blind Bat Brewery

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 29 2019

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Episode 505: Rye Radio

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This week Jimmy talks all things Rye with journalist Liza Weisstuch, Tom Potter of The New York Distilling Company, Daric Schlesselman of Van Brunt Stillhouse, Christopher Briar Williams of Coppersea Distillery, and Raphael Lyon of Enlightenment Wines Meadery.  Hear them discuss the role of rye in New York State history, drinking tap water in different regions, and how terroir affects rye.

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Half Acre's Oktoberfest

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 23 2019

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Episode 504: More Festival Friends: Grimm and Sauer

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Jimmy sits down with Joe Grimm of Grimm Artisanal Ales, Sebastian Sauer of Freigeist, and Joel Shelton of Shelton Brothers.  Hear them discuss carbonic maceration, a hat called a bollenhut, and how they use labels to market their beer.

Beer List:

Grimm's Gathering Quetsch Plums

Grimm's Gathering Red Currants & Peaches 

Grimm's Tracery

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.

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Oct 17 2019

55mins

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Episode 503: Along Came a Cider

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This week, Jimmy talks all things cider with Ron Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks; Gidon Coll of Original Sin Cider; Paige Flori of Boutique Wines, Spirits and Cider; Tyler Graham of Kings Highway; Petra Paredez of Petee's Pie; and apple photographer William Mullan. Hear them discuss the market for single varietal ciders, the unidentified apple varieties living in the Hudson Valley, and the founding fathers' love of cider.

Beer List:
Original Sin's Fuji Unfiltered Cider
Original Sin's McIntosh Unfiltered Cider
Pine Hill Orchard's Redfield Cider
Spoke + Spy's Kingston Black Cider
Kings Highway's Wickson Cider

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Oct 10 2019

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Episode 502: Pig Island Preview

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Jimmy sits with visiting guests 2 days before the 10th annual Pig Island NYC event in red hook, brooklyn. He is joined by Heritage pig farmer Tank Jackson, from Holy City Hogs; Phil Wingo, from Pork Mafia; & Mauro Chiefari, the reigning brisket king of NYC, from Juicy Lucy BBQ in Staten Island. Together they discuss how BBQ is collaborative and how low and slow wood smoking is like baking. Plus, Heritage Pigs.

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Oct 03 2019

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Episode 501: Festival Time

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In a crowded studio, Jimmy talks about the Shelton Brothers' upcoming festival in Buffalo, NY with Joel Shelton and BR Royla of Shelton Brothers, Peeter Keek of Põhjala Brewery, Bobby Carlo of Barrier Brewing Company, Yvan De Baets of Brasserie De La Senne, and Jamie Cruickshank of Naparbier. Hear them discuss the brewing culture in Belgium, Estonia, and Spain; what The Festival means to them; and treating yeast as human being.

Beer List:
Põhjala and To Øl's Taanilinn
Põhjala's Torm
Barrier Brewing Company's New England India Pale Ale
Barrier Brewing Company's Kickin' Knowledge Pumpkin

Põhjala, To Øl, Taanilinn, Torm, Barrier Brewing Company, New England India Pale Ale, Kickin' Knowledge Pumpkin, Kickin' Knowledge, Shelton Brothers, Brasserie De La Senne, Naparbier, The Festival, Joel Shelton, Peeter Keek, Bobby Carlo, Yvan De Baets, Jamie Cruickshank, Belgian stouts, Tallinn, Estonia, Belgium, Brussels, Spain, Buffalo, Yeast, Jimmy Carbone, Beer Sessions Radio.

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Oct 01 2019

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Episode 500: Getting Down to Business: Beer, Sake, and Pizza

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For the 500th episode of Beer Sessions, Jimmy discusses the business of food and beverage with Matt Archambault of Fifth Hammer Brewing and Brewed in New York, brothers Danny and Luke Bruckert of Groundlings Pizza, and Shinobu Kato of Kato Sake Works. Hear them talk about pairing food with beer and sake, how the food truck culture in New York compares to Portland, and the state of sake in America.

Beer List:
Kato Sake Works' Pilot Batch 60% Calrose
Fifth Hammer Brewing Company's Sonic Architecture
Sixpoint Brewery's Spritzer

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Sep 24 2019

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Episode 499: There's No Brew Like Homebrew

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This week, Jimmy talks homebrewing with Jeff Lyons of Keg & Lantern Brewing, Brett Taylor of Wild East Brewing, and John Lapolla of Bitter and Esters. Hear their thoughts on what makes the homebrewing scene in New York City different, how homebrew shops have changed over time, and the best way to talk to a homebrewer when you don't like their beer.

Beer List:
Keg & Lantern's The Other Way of Stopping
Keg & Lantern's Saphir Pils
Hornindal Citra

Homebrewing, Jeff Lyons, Brett Taylor, John Lapolla, Bitter and Esters, Wild East Brewing, Keg & Lantern, The Other Way of Stopping, Saphir Pils, Hornindal Citra, Jimmy Carbone, Beer Sessions Radio

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Sep 17 2019

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Episode 498: Made in Mexico

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On the heels of the tenth annual Pig Island Festival, Jimmy sits down with chefs Danny Mena of La Lonchería and Cenobio Canalizo of Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue, and spirits importer Arik Torren of Fidencio Mezcal. They talk about what inspired their Pig Island dishes, Danny’s new book, Made in Mexico: The Cookbook, the challenges of importing authentic Mexican ingredients, the unique subtleties of Mexico City’s cuisine unique among Mexican food, and how different agave varietals and different regional origins create unique mezcal flavors.

Beer List:
KCBC’s #PizzaGate2 Margherita’s Revenge, Rice Lager
La Venenosa’s Raicilla Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco, a mezcal from Jalisco
Sotol La Higuera Mezcal

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KCBC, La Loncheria, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Fidencio Spirits, Danny Mena, Cenobio Canalizo, Mezcal, Arik Torren, Roberta’s, PizzaGate2 Margherita’s Revenge, Rice Lager, Pig Island NYC, Mexico, Mexican Food, Jimmy Carbone, Beer Sessions Radio

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Sep 10 2019

50mins

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I Like Beer...Sessions

By Heatherhoney73 - Dec 03 2010
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Great informative show, especially the guests.

keep them coming!!!

By Brunswick69 - Apr 28 2010
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cant wait to here you guys every week!! thanks