On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, recorded during NYC Beer Week 2019 at Brooklyn craft beer stronghold The Gate, Jimmy and Curator of Beer Sean McCain sat down with some of the earliest brewers, bar owners and beer shop founders in New York’s craft beer scene. They talk about their hidden talents, their communities, old-school beer bars, and how and why how why they got into craft beer, from camaraderie to chemistry.

Guests, in order of appearance:
Sean McCain, Curator Of Beer
Dave Gardell, Owner, The Ruck in Troy, NY
Kevin Mullen, Owner and Head Brewer, Rare Form Brewing Company
James Langstine, Owner, Bronx Alehouse and Kingsbridge Social Club
Patrick Donagher, Founder, Alewife Brewing Company
Pat Fondiller, Alewife Brewing Company
Bobby Gagnon, Owner, The Gate
Alan Rice, Manager and Owner, City Swiggers
Marianna Ruth Torres, Social Media and Press Manager, Covenhoven
Adam Fletcher, Head of Sales, Finback Brewery

Beer List:
Rare Form’s Raisin In the Dark – Schwarzbier, with smoked raisins, caraway, and urfa-biber chile
Thin Man’s Minkey Boodle – Sour Ale, aged on raspberries
Alewife’s Alien Technology – Imperial Stout
Finback’s BQE – Brooklyn Queens Espresso Imperial Stout, aged in tequila barrels
Alewife’s Death to Ego – IPA
Equilibrium’s and Alewife’s Entente – Double IPA

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