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The Brewing Network Presents - The Session

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The original live show that brings professional brewers, interviews and the best in beertainment right to you as we talk about homebrewing beer and craft brewing. Live listeners can participate and ask questions by joing our chatroom or calling in. Podcast subscribers get all the information to take with them and listen on their own time! Each episode covers specific brewing topics to inform and entertain, and world class profesional brewers as guests. All the fun of real radio, without the boredom...The Brewing Network.

The original live show that brings professional brewers, interviews and the best in beertainment right to you as we talk about homebrewing beer and craft brewing. Live listeners can participate and ask questions by joing our chatroom or calling in. Podcast subscribers get all the information to take with them and listen on their own time! Each episode covers specific brewing topics to inform and entertain, and world class profesional brewers as guests. All the fun of real radio, without the boredom...The Brewing Network.

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The original live show that brings professional brewers, interviews and the best in beertainment right to you as we talk about homebrewing beer and craft brewing. Live listeners can participate and ask questions by joing our chatroom or calling in. Podcast subscribers get all the information to take with them and listen on their own time! Each episode covers specific brewing topics to inform and entertain, and world class profesional brewers as guests. All the fun of real radio, without the boredom...The Brewing Network.

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English


Episodes

The Session | Bonus Episode | Sierra Nevada Live

2/21/2020
In this special bonus episode of The Session, we take the show on the road to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Torpedo Room, in Berkeley, California. As part of Sierra Nevada's 40th Anniversary celebrations, they have fixed the original brewhouse that Founder, Ken Grossman, built by hand to a trailer to take it on the road. We catch up with Ken at the Torpedo Room, along with Charlie "The Pope of Foam" Bamforth, for an exclusive interview about innovation in brewing. Along the way, we get...

Duration:01:09:27

The Session | Shadow Puppet Brewing Company

2/18/2020
Livermore is the edge of the East Bay beer scene, but there's no shortage of great breweries out there. Today we talk with one of those - Shadow Puppet Brewing! Craig Danielson and Will Hutchison hung out in the studio and shared six of their tasty beers with JP and Sully. These guys have a knack for producing not only nice lagers, but drinkable high gravity beers. We talk all about that and more on this episode of The Session! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:21:16

The Session | Revision Brewing Company

2/14/2020
This week on The Session, we are joined in the studio by Revision Brewing Company from Sparks, Nevada. We are joined by Co-Founders and Brewers, Jeremy Warren and Jeb Taylor, as well as Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Marketing, Darla Robert. Revision comes in to a studio rattled by Justin's sudden fall from sobriety, but counters with a stellar list of award winning beers that excite us all. This one is a show for the books folks, so just tune in and listen to the mayhem! Learn more about...

Duration:02:11:21

The Session | Crucible Brewing

1/28/2020
This week on The Session, we welcome Crucible Brewing from Washington State. We are joined by President and Head Brewer, Dick Mergens, who brought us a healthy sampling of beers to try. Dick doesn't believe in having a house yeast, having brewed with over 30 different strains, and his creativity shines in the sample he brought. His sour beer, Rest In Peaches, almost makes Justin ditch is sober experiment! Tune in and get all the info from one of Washington's finest. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:02:14:30

The Session | Ocean View Brew Works

1/21/2020
Ocean View Brew Works from Albany, California, joins us in-studio on this episode of The Session. A small, community-based brewery, the OVBW team make some great beers and aren't afraid to buck the current climate and brew classic styles that they love. We get to try a stellar American Lager, a Bitter that's not bitter, a French Ale that we love (and they argue about), and a Black Lager that takes the cake. Tune in and learn about their process, techniques, and one of the coolest little...

Duration:03:00:08

The Session | Alaro Craft Brewery

1/14/2020
The Session is back this week after the long holiday break with Downtown Sacramento's Alaro Craft Brewery. Owner, Ray Ballestero, and Head Brewer, Chris Keeton, join us in the studio and tell us about the unique history of Alaro, which opened in an iconic craft beer location in Midtown Sacramento. With big shoes to fill, the Alaro team set themselves apart, while also paying homage to a California craft beer pioneer, Rubicon Brewing Company. Tune in and learn about the beer, the food, and...

Duration:02:45:56

The Session | Dr. Charlie Bamforth

12/19/2019
Charlie Bamforth, A.K.A Dr. Bubbles, joins us once again on this episode of The Session. Last we spoke to Charlie, he was just about to go into retirement from the UC Davis Brewing Science Program. However, that hasn't slowed Charlie down one bit! The doctor has two books on the way, including In Praise Of Beer, which is available for pre-order now. He's also been consulting for the legendary Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, writing about football (the real kind, he says), and keeping a close...

Duration:02:45:34

The Session | Block Three Brewing

12/10/2019
Block Three Brewing Company from Ontario, Canada, joins us on this episode of The Session to talk about Canadian Craft Beer. Tune in as Co-Founder, Graham Spence, and Head Brewer, Kevin Freer, teach us about Canadian Craft Beer and the beers of Block Three Brewing. With a heavy focus on barrel-aged and mixed fermentation beers, we learn about their techniques, including the use of a koelship to produce unique fermentation profiles. To wrap things up, we spend a good amount of time discussing...

Duration:03:27:40

The Session | Buffalo Creek Brewing

12/3/2019
This week on The Session, we welcome Mike Marr, Owner and Brewmaster at Buffalo Creek Brewing, from Long Grove, IL. to the show. Mike specializes in traditional German and Belgian style ales and lagers, with a few other styles sprinkled in to appease his homebrew roots and add variety. There might be a little meltdown in there too... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:57:46

The Session | Flatland Brewing Company

11/12/2019
Flatland Brewing Company from Elk Grove, CA. joins us in studio on this episode of The Session. Co-Owner/Brewer, Andrew Mohsenzadegan, and Brewer/Cellar Dweller, Mack Sant talk to us about how they got started brewing, and how sour beer is their passion. We also hear about J's private parts, and a new plan to bring the BN in the road in 2020! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:47:51

The Session | Ogopogo Brewing

11/6/2019
Jason and Ryan from Ogopogo Brewing came all the way up from San Gabriel, CA to hang out with The Session crew, and the result was a great bit of radio. Both guys are former homebrewers and have large amounts of brewing knowledge, in addition to having an extensive background brewing at large facilities. Brewing a wide range of beers - from hazy to lager - Ryan and Jason work hard to bring quality beer to market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:40:45

The Session | Homebrewing for Competition

10/29/2019
In this episode of The Session, 2019 National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi winners, Nicholas McCoy and Jeff Poriot, discuss homebrewing for competition. This duo of champion homebrewers go through every detail of how they approach brewing for competitions and share their knowledge with us. From choosing what competitions and categories to enter, to deciding on specific ingredients to use, Nick and Jeff cover it all. We also learn about how Justin narrowly avoided spending 72 hours in jail...

Duration:02:58:37

The Session | Alvarado Street Brewery

10/22/2019
In this episode of The Session, we welcome the crew from Alvarado Street Brewing Company, out of Monterey and Salinas, California. We are joined by Co Owner and Director of Brewing, JC Hill and Lead Brewer and Haze Master General, Biggie. Alvarado Street has made some serious waves in the Craft Beer world with their stellar beers and focus on hop forward hazies and IPA's. Tune in and learn how to get the most out of your hops with tips and tricks from one of the best in the west! We also...

Duration:02:35:51

The Session | Red Clay Brewing Company

10/15/2019
In this episode of The Session, we speak to John Corbin and Kerry McGinnis from Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika, AL. Red Clay focuses on getting classic styles right and they prove it to us with a great Heffeweizen, Scotch Ale, Biere DeGuarde, and more. We also get a follow up from everyone's new favorite feedback listener, Ron, and we sadly, say goodbye to Beardy... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:48:57

The Session | Common Roots Brewing Company

9/24/2019
This week on The Session, we speak with Common Roots Brewing Company out of South Glens Falls, New York. These folks have an incredible story after suffering a devastating fire at their brewery that nearly wiped them off the map. Now, just months later, we learn about their amazing recovery, the community that supports them, and of course, the beer that just couldn't be left in the ashes. Christian and Bert Weber share their inspiring tail with us as we taste some of there wonderful craft...

Duration:02:10:22

The Session | The Tap Brewery

9/17/2019
This week on The Session, we welcome the folks from The Tap Brewery, from Bloomington, Indiana to our studios. We are joined by Head Brewer, Jarrod May, Assistant Brewer, Matt Grimm, and Cellarperson, Zach Rapattoni. Tune in and learn about this fast growing brewery and their focus on classic styles, turning out tons of different beer styles each year. They also brew a lot with local honey, unique fruits, and other diverse adjuncts to keep things interesting in the brew house. We also hear...

Duration:02:55:32

The Session | NHC Medalists

9/11/2019
Winning a medal at the National Homebrew Competition is the dream of many of us. On this week's Session, we talk with four homebrewers who have achieved that dream in order to learn all we can about how they are making some of the best beer in the country. Not only did we get some great tips, but these guys were kind enough to give us the recipes for their respective medal-winning beers, plus some tidbits needed to replicate them perfectly. So settle in, sharpen that pencil, and get ready...

Duration:03:02:38

The Session | Hop Revolution

8/27/2019
In this episode of The Session, we are excited to welcome New Zealand's newest, and largest, single hop farm, Hop Revolution. Founder and plant scientist, Susan Wheeler, and CEO Jason Judkins, came all the way from New Zealand to visit American craft breweries and appear on our show to talk about their exciting new venture. We learn about the history of hop farming in New Zealand, as well as Hop Revolution's unique founding that is tied to rugby star, Terry McCashin, from the famous All...

Duration:02:33:07

The Session | Long Beach Beer Lab

8/20/2019
This week on The Session, we welcome Harmony and Levi Fried from Long Beach Beer Lab to the studio. Levi and Harmony have extensive education, training, and professional experience...in medical science and classic pastry making and baking. And this is where the fun begins! The dynamic duo left their previous careers behind to marry their passions (personally and literally) and open a beer lab (brewery) and bakery in Levi's hometown of Long Beach, California. Today we learn how the two met...

Duration:02:33:25

The Session | Eight Bridges Brewing Co.

8/16/2019
In this episode of The Session, we are joined by Brewmaster and Co-Owner, Justin Beardsley, from Eight Bridges Brewing Company, out of Livermore, California. Eight Bridges focuses on producing difficult styles very well, and puts quality control at the top of their list of priorities. We learn about Justin's refusal to use inferior ingredients, and how he started with humble homebrewing roots and has now built a successful family craft beer business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:02:21:26