DBTB Episode 114: Brewers Talk About the Best of the Year

Show notes from Host John Holl:

“Wine Enthusiast Magazine released its Top 50 Beers of the Year list earlier this week. I’m the contributing editor for beer in those pages, and you should give it a look if you haven’t already. In thinking about the list and all the beers I was lucky enough to taste on the blind panels this year I wanted to bring together some brewing industry folks – those who are on the list – for a chat about the year that was and where they see the current state of beer. 

The panel includes:

– Lisa Allen, the head brewer of Heater Allen Brewing
– Jude La Rose of Hop Butcher for the World
– Matthew Steinberg of Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing
– Cambria Griffith of Radiant Beer Co. 
This quickly turned into a fun back and forth between them, sharing stories about shared experiences and unique challenges, and a shared fondness of baked goods. 
Thanks for listening.”
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Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly podcast gets to the bottom of every pint with brewers, growers, and industry leaders on all aspects of the brewing industry. From ingredients and process, to philosophy and the art in each beer, the podcast is hosted by long-time journalist John Holl and is available on all the major podcast platforms.

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