Episode 215 – Carl Hoverstad, Homebrew Competition Winner!
Tony and Jenn have been brewing up a storm lately but they take a quick break to talk to Carl Hoverstad about his background as a homebrewer and his award winning ESB. He gives us the scoop on selecting ingredients and the importance of taking notes on past recipes. We sample the ESB we brewed with him and later in the show Jenn and Tony get to try Anchor’s Los Gigantes!
Chip is out on assignment this week but Tony manages to fill in at the news desk. He shares some great findings on the economic impacts of beer on small towns and we talk about Sierra’s long time brewmaster retiring. We also learn about the severity of fines for one wholesaler who did not play by the ABC rules and how important it is for beer bars to have a curated draft program. Finally in some fun news, we hear about a Czech beer train concept coming to Chicago and where the Most Interesting Man has found a new job!
We get responses to last week’s #caskquiz which asked “what’s your take on this ratebeer.com controversy?” This week’s #caskquiz asks “Have you tried any of the Beer Camp Across the World Beers Yet? What are your favorites? ”
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