Back in March, right before the long quarantine set in, my partner John Holl and I traveled up to Portland, Maine to speak at a beer conference. On the night before the conference, John and I hit up some of our favorite breweries around Portland, including Allagash where we ran into draft beer genius and longtime industry stalwart, Neil Witte, who was also speaking the next day. We headed back into town, where we met up with fellow beer writer, Carla Jean Lauter, at Novare Res. We debated, argued, and celebrated beer for hours before retiring to a local dive bar for round after round of karaoke. It turned out to the last real night out that any of us have had this year.
On this episode, we get the gang back together. Andy Crouch and Holl talk with Witte, Lauter, and Josh Noel of the Chicago Tribune. We’ll have part two of this conversation available in our next episode.
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