This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is in the studio with Chris Balla, beer selector for their common interest oyster bar - Grand Army Bar. Talking all things beer, Chris relates how he developed his palate, where his beverage career began, and thoughts on German beers. Beer cocktails are also on the rise which prompts an in-depth conversation on the various uses of beer in concocted drinks and beer/spirit mixers, plus the guys' personal favorites lately. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

"When you eat something or drink something there's an emotional, historical trigger from your childhood." [8:45]

"Why use club soda when you could use beer in there?" [22:15]

--Chris Balla on The Speakeasy