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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.

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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.

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90 Ratings
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Best Beer Podcast

By sfd5003 - May 21 2019
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Great blend of beer and economics. I love this podcast and have learned so much from it.

Worlds best podcast

By andrew26272 - Dec 17 2018
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This is the best podcast in the world. I LOVE BEER🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

iTunes Ratings

90 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
9
3
3
2

Best Beer Podcast

By sfd5003 - May 21 2019
Read more
Great blend of beer and economics. I love this podcast and have learned so much from it.

Worlds best podcast

By andrew26272 - Dec 17 2018
Read more
This is the best podcast in the world. I LOVE BEER🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
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Beervana Podcast

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Pod 40 - Secrets of the Master Brewers

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Pod 40 - Secrets of the Master Brewers by Jeff Alworth & Patrick Emerson

Jun 06 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: Pod 45 - Saison

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Jeff and Patrick discuss everything Saison. What are they, where they came from, modern interpretations and the market viability and challenges of the style. They taste examples form DuPont, Fantôme and The Commons Brewery.

Sep 29 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: Podcast 92: Making Sense of the Portland Beerpocalypse

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Portland has seen ten brewery closures or sales in the past year--and one was even announced while we were recording this podcast! In Episode 92, Patrick, our resident beeronomist, offers us ways to think about this through the lens of game theory, economies of scope, and more.

Nov 15 2019

59mins

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Rank #4: Pod 65 - Trouble In Beervana

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the recent spate of brewery, brew pub and craft beer bar closings in Portland Oregon and ruminate on what it portends for the rest of the country. Special attention is paid to the failure of BridgePort, a beloved Portland institution that was fundamental in Portland becoming Beervana.

Feb 28 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #5: Pod 76: All About Bend, Oregon

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Patrick and Jeff recently made a trip to Bend, Oregon on one of their periodic explorations to beery cities. With a population of just 100,000, Bend punches way above its weight with two dozen breweries. Patrick and Jeff give an overview of this small city and what makes it tick.

Jun 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: Pod 35 - A Visit with the Hop Master, Part 1

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Jeff and Patrick pay a visit to Tom Shellhammer, Nor'Wester Professor of Fermentation Science at Oregon State University, to talk all things beer but particularly to learn more about hops. Tom discusses the flavor and aroma compounds in hops, how he and his students at OSU study hops and how they test them both in labs and in practice.

Feb 19 2017

1hr

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Rank #7: Pod 95: Bière de Noël

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We are just a few days away from the Christian celebration of Christmas—a big deal in many countries, including of course Belgium. And as with so much, this little country does things differently when it celebrates Christmas, from the steaming mugs of gluhkriek handed out in the Grand Place to the ubiquitous tradition of bière de Noël—Christmas beers. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss these wonderful holiday ales and use them as an opportunity to consider the question of spicing in beer. When Americans spice their beers, it can be off-putting, but when Belgians do it, it’s delicious. We’ll examine why.

PHOTO: EVENING STANDARD

Dec 19 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Pod 71: Making and Enjoying Kettle-Soured Beers

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As the weather starts to warm, our interests turn to summery offerings. One type that has gained popularity are lightly acidic sour beers, many times made with fruit. These beers are made from a particular method called kettle-souring. Today we’ll explore the technique and some of the beers.

Photo: Breakside Brewery

May 21 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Pod 33 - The Value of a Superstar Brewer

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the worth of superstar brewers, are they being paid their true value? They also take a look back at 2016 and look forward to 2017 in the word of beer.

Jan 07 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #10: Pod 36 - ¡Que Viva México!

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Jeff and Patrick discuss Jeff's recent trip to Mexico where he got to learn about the craft beer scene in Mexico and interview Enrique Acevas brewer at Crveza Loba Artisinal in Guadalahara. They also taste beer made with lupulin power, a new hop product from Yakima Chief.

Mar 25 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #11: Pod 4 - Session IPA

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the emergence of the "Session IPA" style. Is it a thing? They discuss brewing techniques, economics, nomenclature and more.

Jun 25 2015

51mins

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Rank #12: Pod 32 - Wild Ales Beyond Lambics

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Jeff and Patrick follow up their deep dive of lambics to explore the world of wild ales beyond Belgium. They pay special attention to the various ways wild ales are made outside of the constraints of lambic.

Dec 21 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Pod 21 - How To Taste Beer

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Pod 21 - How To Taste Beer by Jeff Alworth & Patrick Emerson

Apr 14 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rank #14: Pod 82: Pale Ales

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Pity the poor pale ale, once the king of craft styles. Since IPAs supplanted pales in 2011, they have fallen further and further from the center of the beery discussion--but they remain one of the very best expressions of American brewing. In today's episode, we explore the history, brewing techniques, and evolution of the humble pale ale. Long live the king!

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Aug 13 2019

58mins

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Rank #15: Pod 75: Firestone Walker's David Walker

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When Firestone Walker started out more than two decades ago, it had an uber-traditional English brewing system and a slate of English-style ales. Over the years, it has changed, becoming one of the most decorated--and successful--American craft breweries. In this episode, we speak to founder David Walker about what makes the brewery tick.

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Jun 18 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #16: Pod 30 - The Mystery of Lambic

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Jeff and Patrick solve the mystery of the lambic, the spontaneously fermented beer of Brussels. They talk to Frank Boon of Brouwerij Boon and Jean Van Roy of Cantillon about the process and art of lambic and describe the complex processes by which it is made.

Nov 03 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Pod 93: Jason Barbee and the Joy of Simple Beers

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In episode 93 we were delighted to welcome Level Brewing's Jason Barbee. Jason has impressed us with his love of small, simple beers, and especially those from the British tradition. His brewery, Level, is known for smaller, more balanced beers--and of course the occasional hazy IPA or three. We discuss how brewers appeal to drinkers with something like a Vienna lager or mild ale when all they clamor for are IPAs.

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: Pod 44 - Case Study: Harpoon Brewery

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Jeff and Patrick take a closer look at Harpoon Brewery in Boston Massachusetts, one of the earliest pioneers of craft brewing. Jeff sat down with Dan Kenary, co-founder and CEO, for an interview in which they discuss the origin story of the brewery, the Boston and New England market, self-distribution, pay-to-play, and location.

Sep 14 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #19: Pod 90: Talking Lager with Mark Dredge

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In today's episode, we have an interview with UK writer Mark Dredge about his new book: A Brief History of Lager: 500 Years of the World's Favourite Beer. Mark has gone deep and discusses things we didn't know.

Oct 31 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #20: Pod 27 - Alan Taylor - On Building a Brewpub, Brewing & His Beer

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Pod 27 - Alan Taylor - On Building a Brewpub, Brewing & His Beer by Jeff Alworth & Patrick Emerson

Aug 31 2016

1hr 27mins

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