Today’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio is live from the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown beer festival in Cooperstown, New York. Tune in to get a feel for the atmosphere of the festival, and check it out next year! First up, Jimmy Carbone talks with Michael Saklad, the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Stone Brewery. Hear about the beers that Stone brought to the festival, and what goes down in the Stone tent in Cooperstown. Next, Jimmy’s chatting with Chad Rich, the owner of a new brew pub in Waterbury, Vermont called Prohibition Pig. Tune in to learn the rich history of Vermont craft beer, and hear about how Hurricane Irene affected the old Alchemist brew pub. Daniel Lanigan, a Massachusetts beer bar pioneer, talks with Jimmy about his introduction to craft beer. Hear about how Daniel started the iconic beer bar in Amherst, The Moan and Dove. He expanded to Northampton with another bar, The Dirty Truth, and finally settled in Boston with his new bar, Lord Hobo. Tune in to hear more antics from Belgium Comes to Cooperstown on this week’s Beer Sessions Radio! This episode has been brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.

“The Heady Topper is a very drinkable IPA. For an 8 percent beer, it goes down smooth. It’s so easy to drink, just like a lot of the Stone beers.” — Chad Rich on Beer Sessions Radio

“I knew I was going to lost 100% of the clientele [of the previous bar]. When you have a clientele with a fairly successful small-scale business, it’s tough to go in and wipe out your entire clientele and start from scratch.” — Daniel Lanigan on starting The Moan and Dove, Beer Sessions Radio