Fri, 6 September 2019
Octoberfest beers have finally returned, and Sam Adams’ Jennifer Glanville joins us from Boston to celebrate!! There is no one better to talk about these beers than Jennifer, the Director of Brewing Operations for Boston Beer Company, the home of Sam Adams! We start off chatting about how she got into the beer business with a certain Mr. Jim Koch, and then we gab about the latest brews from Beantown, including the legendary Utopias! After that it’s time to taste! Jennifer naturally talks about (and tries) the granddaddy of them all, Sam Adams OctoberFest, and we also delight in Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Kosmic Sour, and Sam Adams New England IPA!
Good environmental news leads the week via Fortune interviewing beermakers who are experimenting with sustainable six-pack designs! Then Bloomberg profiles some enterprising Czech craft beer makers who are trying to crack into the UK despite the looming Brexit, followed by CNBC’s story of craft brewers facing rising prices as Trump escalates the China trade war. We wind up the week with The San Antonio Current announcing that Texas craft breweries can now sell beer to go!
Last week’s #caskquiz asked “when was the last time you played a beer game and what was it?” This week in the spirit of Utopias we want to know “what’s the wildest/most extreme beer is that you have tried?”
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