Podcast Episode 159: Writers and Critics Stan Hieronymus, Kate Bernot, Alex Kidd, Samer Khudairi, and Joe Stange Share Their Personal Bests of 2020

Five top beer writers from around the United States share insights and anecdotes about the best brewers, beers, and trends they've experienced in 2020.

Jamie Bogner , Joe Stange Oct 31, 2020

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In the second of our two-episode Best in Beer podcast extravaganza, Jamie and Joe talk with beer writers Kate Bernot, Samer Khudairi, Stan Hieronymus, and Alex Kidd about their top 10 beers of 2020, trends in brewing, impacts of COVID-19 on the beer world, other outstanding breweries, and more. From their outposts in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Missoula, Montana, these respected writers offer thoughtful insights on breweries to watch, trends you can't ignore, and what makes different beers and styles compelling today.

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Jamie Bogner is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email him at [email protected].

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