We’re celebrating Texas on this week’s Beer Sessions Radio with Shiner Beer and hot sauce! Jimmy Carbone invites Eric Webber from Shiner Beer into the studio to talk about Shiner’s expansion to the New York City market. Learn about Shiner’s storied history in Texas, and how Austin embraced the beer and promoted its small-town ethic. Learn about some of Shiner’s flagship beers, as well as some of their newer craft offerings. Lina Kulchinsky from Sigmund’s Pretzels joins Jimmy and Eric to share her new sourdough recipe! Jimmy breaks out the hot sauce for the second segment; learn about the upcoming New York City Hot Sauce Expo, and what sauces will be featured at the event. Marc Stroobrandt of The Belgian Beer Café calls in to offer some beer and food pairing suggestions. What is the job of a beer sommelier? Later, Jared Stutts calls in to talk about the funding for his documentary about the history of San Francisco beer, Brewers by the Bay. You don’t want to miss out on this week’s installment of Beer Sessions Radio! Thanks to our sponsor, GreatBrewers.com, and thanks to Pamela Royal for today’s music!

“You can hear a little bit of German spoken in each of our beers.” [10:45] — Eric Webber on Beer Sessions Radio

“The proper glassware has an affect on the aroma and taste of the beer.” [24:00] — Marc Stroobrandt on Beer Sessions Radio