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Podcast Episode 163: Getting Political and Getting Through the Pandemic with Julie Verratti of Denizens

Julie Verratti discusses how brewers and brewery operators can lobby for laws that support their business and the industry, and talks about Denizens' strategies for keeping beer flowing while keeping customers and staff safe.

Podcast Episode 162: Yvan de Baets of Brasserie de la Senne Is a Selfish Brewer

If you’ve tried his pale ale, Taras Boulba, then you know that Yvan de Baets has a taste for hops. But it’s the focus on subtlety, balance, and fine details like tank geometry that make the beers of this Brussels brewery so compelling.

Podcast Episode 161: For Matt Lincoln of Fremont, Fresh-Hop Beers Are Labors of Love

Fremont’s audacious approach to fresh-hop brewing produced about 2,500 barrels of the true seasonal last year. Getting 70,000 pounds of fresh hops from field to the brewhouse is no small challenge, but that’s only the start…

Podcast Episode 160: Brick West’s Sam Milne Takes an Exacting Approach to Pilsner and Gose

Brick West in Spokane, Washington, has quickly made a mark with its fastidious approach to brewing classic German styles. Head brewer Sam Milne shares insights on the ingredients, process, and technical considerations that make their beers so compelling.

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.

Podcast Episode 158: Best in Beer 2020

The annual Best in Beer issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine is out now, and in this special episode Managing Editor Joe Stange joins Jamie Bogner to discuss the editors' picks for Best 20 Beers of 2020, along with various reader survey results.

Podcast Episode 157: Finback Cofounder Kevin Stafford Strives For Harmony in Creative, Boundary-Pushing Beers

New York City’s Finback Brewery has developed a reputation for successful risk taking with unexpected, fun ingredients in everything from imperial stouts to IPAs.

Podcast Episode 156: Levi Funk of Untitled Art and Funk Factory Aims to Create New Styles

Levi Funk follows two seemingly contradictory brewing philosophies—the hardcore traditionalism of Funk Factory Guezeria, and the boundary-pushing experimentalism of Untitled Art.

Podcast Episode 155: Zebulon's Mike Karnowski Sees the Future in Beers of the Past

For Mike Karnowski of Zebulon Artisan Ales in Weaverville, North Carolina, innovation in the service of joyful beer starts with plumbing the depths of brewing history.

Podcast Episode 154: Jake Gardner of Westbound & Down Tackles Complex Brewing Challenges

From West Coast-style IPA to barleywine, Jake Gardner shares his strategies for making flavorful beer, by solving the technical puzzles posed by how people drink it.