Episode 58 – Port City Brewing with Chris VanDeWeert
It is June at last! Beer season is rocking, and we head to Virginia for incredible beers courtesy of our friend Chris VanDeWeert from Port City Brewing! To whet our taste buds, we first start in the NC mountains with Andrews Brewing Company Four Lane ESB. Then with Chris’ help, we head up to Alexandria VA’s Port City with their Optimal Wit, Monumental IPA, and finish with the terrific Porter. Plus Chris shares the story of how he moved from the world of finance to the glorious world of beer!
There is a lot of news this week! We feature stories including one from The Washington Post that maps America’s beer belly, another in Parade Magazine with 10 Father’s Day Presents for Your Beer-Loving Dad, while the Thrillist shows us a cocktail lover’s guide to beer and WBTW reports that a South Carolina college professor was fired after his picture appeared on a beer label. We also have an article sent in by longtime listener Bill Donaldson from the Tennessean about how Nashville’s airport has loosened rules on carrying alcohol. And we link to a great YouTube video of the Danish band The Bottle Boys Playing Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” with beer bottles.
We have several tweets this week with responses to last week’s #caskquiz “What beer would you pair with a really good chocolate?” Join us for this week’s #caskquiz “What beer would you drink near a body of water?”
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