We've got breweries big and small, and old and new on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone welcomes the small-batch Long Island City brewers from Big Alice Brewing to join the Czech masters from Pilsner Urquell. Meet Robbie Crafton, Kyle Hurst, and Scott Berger of Big Alice Brewing; find out why they have brewed fifty-three different beers this year, and how they are constantly inspired by drinking myriads of unique beers. Pilsner Urquell's VÃ¡clav Berka and Zee Bartos bring Master Bartender Frantisek Stastka to talk about traditional pouring techniques and quality control. Ben Sandler from The Queens Kickshaw drops by to support his fellow Queens brewers, and Thad Fisco from Portland Kettleworks joins to show to talk about supplying brewing equipment to small breweries in the Pacific Northwest! Is there a future for the neighborhood brewery? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Today's show has been brought to you by GreatBrewers.com. Music has been provided by Dead Stars.
"It's not just about pouring- it's also about washing every glass is washed by hand so that it's suited for the beer." [8:35]
-- VÃ¡clav Berka on Beer Sessions Radio
"Our beer is constantly evolving depending on the produce of the season or the available spices from around the world." [11:45]
-- Robbie Crafton on Beer Sessions Radio
"We brew like we drink... Even if my favorite beer is on a beer list, I'll skip it to try something new." [20:45]
-- Kyle Hurst on Beer Sessions Radio