The topic of the day: English cider and perry! This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Tom Oliver of Oliver's Perry & Cider House. Learn about Tom's family history in the cider, perry, and winemaking business, as well as some common misconceptions about cider and perry in the United States. BR Royla and Joel Shelton of Shelton Brothers Importing are in the studio to explain why they import Tom's product, and how they hope that cider gains a wider audience in this country. Tony Forder of Ale Street News plays the flute and talks about his upcoming European beer tour, while Clint Carter of Men's Health Magazine talks about the nutritional benefits of a good brew. Listen in to learn more about some awesome, rare Belgian beers, as well as signature characteristics of wild yeast! Thanks to our sponsor,, and thanks to Pamela Royal for today's musical selections.

"At this time, I see cider with the brightest future it's ever had because it's not just the die-hard cider drinkers who are enthusiastic, but the younger drinkers are showing interest." [3:30]

"Wild yeast are so interesting, and I admire every beer-maker who dabbles in that world." [27:30]

-- Tom Oliver on Beer Sessions Radio