On this week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is talking beer books and blogs with a handful of awesome guests. Christian DeBenedetti is in the house, talking about his beer travels for The Great American Ale Trail, as well as his new venture, The Weekly Pint. The Weekly Pint is an e-newsletter that goes out to inform beer-drinkers around the country about amazing craft beer and events. Erica Shea and Stephen Valand from the Brooklyn Brew Shop are in the studio promoting their new book called the Beer Making Book. Hear about some of their wild recipes, including the Peach Cobbler Ale, the Lobster Saison, and the Jalapeño Saison Spicy! Seth Wright of Beer Nation joins the crew to talk about beer on TV, macrobeer and Anthony Bourdain, as well as a little bit of history of alcohol on television. To learn more about all of these wonderful guests, tune in to this week’s Beer Sessions Radio! This episode has been brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.

“We focus on flavors more than production. This beer [jalapeño saison] has fresh jalapeños, agave, candy sugar- things that if you were doing it on a brewery level are going to cost you a whole lot, but if you’re doing it on a one gallon scale, a little agave from your kitchen isn’t going to increase costs by that much.” — Erica Shea on Beer Sessions Radio

“I think making craft beer at home influence is taking on more inspiration from food by using real ingredients.” — Stephen Valand on Beer Sessions Radio

“Beer drinking is about community, and there’s a certain soulfulness that isn’t present in everything that you can do with your time.” — Christian DeBenedetti on Beer Sessions Radio