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Jeffers Richardson, Director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks program, joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of their sour and wild beer program, the cross-flow of inspiration between American and European brewers, creating a thread of continuity in their sour and wild beer with base beers and barrels, bottle conditioning wild beers, maintaining head retention in sours, building a common language for sour beer blending, simple ways that beer drinkers and blenders can develop a sense for the individual acid components of beer, the trend toward less acidity in American wild beers, and the challenge of balancing customer expectations with the brewer and blender’s creative vision.
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