Jeff Alworth, author of The Beer Bible and the Beer Tasting Tool Kit, joins Jimmy to talk about craft brewing in Portland, Oregon. His latest book, The Widmer Way: How Two Brothers Led Portland’s Craft Beer Revolution, chronicles Kurt and Rob Widmer’s journey from humble homebrewers to craft beer pioneers and purveyors of the iconic Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen. Jeff and Jimmy also talk with New York brewers Jeff Lyons of Keg & Lantern and Brett Taylor of Wild East Brewing about the satisfaction of a simple beer, whether bread or beer came first, and what ancient beer history can tell us about being human.

Beers:
Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Juicy Sunrise IPA
Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Hefe, Hefeweizen
Fifth Hammer Brewing and Wild East’s Furtherance, Brett Saison
Keg & Lantern’s Selection Bias, Kolsch

 

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