This week, Shawn and I discuss how and when to add hops to a boil to get the different bitterness, flavors and aromas you’re looking for as well as some quick picks for Super Bowl snacks and pairings. We’ll work on a more diverse list for next week.
Winter warmer season isn’t over, even for those Christmasy-tasting beers. If you’re new to craft beer, or if you aren’t and haven’t done the flavor-changing experiment, now is a great time to do it. Winter warmers were meant to sit an the way they change when they do is quite remarkable. It happens with every beer, but it’s pretty pronounced with theses.
Russo: They're called winter warmers for a reason https://t.co/P76ER4v4ug
— stateofthebeer (@stateofthebeer) January 24, 2018
Growing slow and steady
Independent craft lost a bunch of breweries this week, and a few more announced expansions. What, when and how to expand is critical. As craft beer levels out, people have to get smarter about how they grow, when and why.
— stateofthebeer (@stateofthebeer) January 23, 2018
Each week our show notes include stories we didn’t get to, because most weeks more happens than we can talk about. This week, there was one about Charlie Papazian, who is kind of a big deal in the homebrew world (in case you didn’t know).
— Tony Russo (@Ossurynot) January 23, 2018