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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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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

77 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
11
2
2
0

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

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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.

Rank #1: Pod 38 - A History of IPA

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the origins and evolution of IPA. They pay particular attention to the history of American IPAs since the mid-90s. They try seven different IPAs that represent different eras in the history of American IPA.

May 05 2017

1hr 35mins

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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: Pod 86 - Miles Jenner of Harvey's

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Jeff travels to Lewes in East Sussex, UK to talk to Head Brewer Miles Jenner of Harvey's. Patrick holds down the fort in Portland and through the miracle of modern technology, they communicate!

Sep 23 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: Pod 43 - New England IPAs

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Jeff and Patrick engage in a marathon of tasting, assessing, and discussing the New England IPA phenomenon. They talk about the history of New England's beers and this recent development, mention all the different ways breweries are making them, trot through a list of characteristic features, and then, importantly, tase them.

Aug 20 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Pod 64 - Benedictine Brewery (Mt. Angel Abbey)

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Jeff and Patrick visit the Benedictine Brewery at Mt. Angel Abbey and sit down with Father Martin, the Procurator of the Abbey and the Head Brewer of the Brewery. They learn about the origins of the brewery, how the brewery fits in with the monks' vision for the Abbey and how the brewery thinks about its beer in the tradition of monastic brewing worldwide.

Dec 14 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: Pod 58 - The Sexy World of Beer Laws

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the complicated world of beer laws and how they are evolving from post-prohibition era laws that dealt with few large breweries to modern laws to regulate the craft beer industry. Jeff interviews Liz Murphy, beer columnist for the Capital Gazette in Maryland, about recent changes and proposed legislation in that state.

Jul 12 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Pod 54 - Behavioral Beeronomics

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Patrick and Jeff explore the field of behavioral economics and discuss how the insights from this blend of economics and psychology could translate to the craft beer world.

Apr 07 2018

58mins

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Rank #11: 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.

Photo: Firestone Walker

Jun 18 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Podcast 84: Van Havig Tells the Truth

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Gigantic Brewing's Van Havig joins Patrick and Jeff in episode 84. Van is one of the most transparent brewers in beer, and he offers his unvarnished opinions about Vienna malt, brewing kölsch, running a business, hoppy beers and more. Warning: salty language herein!

PHOTO: Jon Urch/Drinking Classes

Aug 30 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #14: Pod 55 - John Holl on the Media Landscape

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Jeff sits down for a long-form interview with John Holl, Editor of Craft Beer and Brewing. They discuss the future of beer writing, beer-themed media and what's next in the beer media world. Patrick and Jeff try some beers from Free State Brewing Co-op in Minneapolis and expound on whether George Washington actually brewed 'beer.'

May 04 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #15: Pod 52 - Michael Jackson

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Jeff and Patrick discuss the legendary British beer writer Michael Jackson: who he was, his writings and his impact on beer and the craft beer revolution.

Feb 23 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #16: Pod 46 - Autumn Hot Takes

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Pod 46 - Autumn Hot Takes by Jeff Alworth & Patrick Emerson

Nov 03 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #17: Pod 18 - Barrel - Aged Beers

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Jeff and Patrick describe the process of barrel aging beer. They talk about the historic role of wood barrels, the modern use of bourbon and wine barrels and the wild ales of Belgium. They discuss the flavor profiles, the economics and the art of barrel aging and blending beer.

Mar 04 2016

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: Pod 37 - Is Craft Beer Doomed?

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Patrick and Jeff discuss the recent op-ed by Boston Beer's Jim Koch in the New York Times which sounds a warning about the future of craft beer in the face of consolidation among the macro brewers. Patrick discusses the economics behind anti-trust actions and gives his take on why the government has allowed consolidation. They discuss the plight of the mid-size brewers and ease some recent examples of beers from large craft brewers that are trying to cater to current trends.

Apr 18 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #19: Pod 31 - Beeronomics 2: 5000 Breweries, M&A Mania and Scarcity in Beer

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Patrick and Jeff return to Patrick's favorite topic: Beeronomics! They first talk about the evolution of U.S. breweries from over 4000 in the 19th century to 80 in the late 1970s to over 5000 today. Then they interview Nicole Fry, Managing Partner for First Beverage Group, about the spate of mergers and acquisitions and what makes a brewery an acquisition target. Finally they discuss scarcity in beer and Patrick opines on why it might be in a brewery's best interest to keep a popular beer scarce.

Dec 07 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #20: 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!

Photo source: Kegerator.com

Aug 13 2019

58mins

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