What do spirits have to do with beer? Find out this week on Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined by Nicole Austin of Kings Co. Distillery, Bianca Miraglia of Uncouth Vermouth, Steven Baird of The Owl Farm, Spirits Writer Brad Japhe, Daric Schlesselman of Van Brunt Stillhouse and Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger. The gang discusses the use of hops in spirits, the art of beer distillates and what has changed for local distilleries in the past few years! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.

"I'm particularly excited by some of the recent intersections between beers and spirits in New York state." [09:00]

"Using hops in the whiskey making process is not a new thing. Hops are a natural anti-bacterial. It's a way of controlling wild yeast and bacteria that you don't want." [14:00]

--Nicole Austin on Beer Sessions Radio

"I'm obsessed with smoke lately - I'd lick a chimney if I could!" [34:00]

--Brad Japhe on Beer Sessions Radio

"It's great that craft beer did its thing and now craft distilling is taking off." [43:00]

--Dave Brodrick on Beer Sessions Radio

"Most of my job is plant composition and what does what and what to add when." [45:00]

--Brianca Miraglia on Beer Sessions Radio