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Podcast Episode 230: The Bitter Truth About Belgian Beer, with Nino Bacelle of De Ranke

For De Ranke, looking back was looking forward. When the Belgian beer industry was minimizing bitterness, De Ranke embraced it instead, carving out a hop-forward niche that’s been influencing fellow brewers for nearly three decades.

Podcast Episode 229: Au Baron’s Xavier Ballieux Carries on the Family Farmhouse-Brewing Tradition

In France near the Belgian border, family-run Brasserie Au Baron fuses the character of local ingredients, a distinctive house yeast, and the traditions of both saison and bière de garde.

Podcast Episode 228: Paula Yunes and Valéry De Breucker of Brasserie Atrium Are Shaking Things Up in the Famenne

This wife-and-husband brewing team in Wallonia blend their Belgian and Brazilian roots with a deep love of tradition and a spark of contemporary creativity.

Podcast Episode 227: Tom Jacobs of Antidoot Is Searching For Simplicity

The philosopher-brewer expounds on not conforming to preconceptions of style, staying small to protect their creative vision, and using a full range of herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables to find that signature Antidoot aroma and flavor.

Podcast Episode 226: For Cantillon’s Jean Van Roy, Brewing Comes Naturally

Through dire decades for traditional lambic, this multigenerational Brussels brewery kept the flame lit long enough to witness the current renaissance. Yet Cantillon continues to explore methods for using fruit while staying true to the family’s vision.

Podcast Episode 225: 3 Fonteinen’s Next Generation Is Going from Grain to Gueuze

Werner Van Obberghen and Lukas Van den Abeele discuss extending the tradition and digging deeper into lambic history with the next phase of the historic blendery and brewery.

Podcast Episode 224: Julia Herz of the American Homebrewers Association Connects the Dots Between Beer and Flavor

The author of several quintessential works on food and beer pairing ponders the question “why we brew” and offers a primer in developing your flavor lexicon.

Podcast Episode 223: Matt Sampson of Hacienda Believes in Flavor Over Style

The director of brewing operations for the progressive Wisconsin brewery discusses finding their flavor voice in a way that transcends style.

Podcast Episode 222: Good Word’s Todd DiMatteo Goes Big on Little Beers

This suburban Atlanta brewery is on a broader mission to show that low-ABV beers across the style spectrum can be just as exciting as their stronger counterparts.

Podcast Episode 221: Jan Chodkowski of Our Mutual Friend Embraces Both the Bold and the Sublime

For Denver’s Our Mutual Friend, subtle tweaks and improvements over years of brewing have brought their hoppy beers into medal-winning form, but the big and brash flavors in their smoked beers showcase their penchant for dramatic statements.