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The final episode of the year is our chance to look back on the year of brewing conversations and highlight those episodes that struck the biggest chords with you, our listeners. Joining Jamie in the co-host chair is Khris Johnson of Green Bench in St. Petersburg, Florida, and together they count down the 10 most listened-to episodes while sharing excerpts from each. The top 10 include:
- Averie Swanson of Keeping Together on farmhouse ale
- Mattias Trum of Schlenkerla on the history of rauchbier in Bamberg
- Joran Van Ginderachter and Shawn Bainbridge of Halfway Crooks on German hops in lager brewing
- Joe Mohrfeld of Pinthouse, Steve Luke of Cloudburst, and Zach Turner of Single Hill on evolving products for fresh-hop brewing
- Travis Fritts of Old Nation on the similarities and differences in lager and hazy IPA brewing
- Doug Velicky of Revolution on extending brands in a crowded craft beer marketplace
- Henry Nguyen of Monkish, J.C. Tetreault of Trillium, and Neil Fisher of Weldwerks on brewing hazy IPA
- Brian and Mary Rooney of BKS Artisan Ales on softening the edges of hazy IPA
- Justin Burdt of Ghost Town on selecting hops for pungency
- Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River, Evan Price of Green Cheek, and Kelsey McNair of North Park on brewing West Coast IPA Now!
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