The CIA recently launched a podcast and an even better brewing institution has one too, New Glarus Brewing is streaming.
I listened to the Oktoberfest and wheat beer episodes and found them to be a good dip into Dan Carey’s mind and the mindset at New Glarus. I am glad that the podcast tackles one style per show and secondly that the shows are thirty minutes.
I am not a huge fan of the questions. They ramble a bit and bounce around a bit much but Carey like his brewing can make magic even with not the best questions. It ends up being a good mix of beer talk and stories about the brewery.
The best thing I can say is that I really want a Spotted Cow right now.
The NFL is back in stadiums but the Steelers will be without their long standing QB1 Ben Roethlisberger whose has moved behind the mic to podcast.
Footbahlin will not just be about football though, there will be a craft beer component as well.
I watched the first episode on YouTube because I could not find the just audio version and it has a California backstory. The title of the show is a nod to Anderson Valley’s Boontling dialect.
It is a good example of people not deep into beer just having fun. Something that I lose sight of and have to reel back in. The show is an hour which I find a bit too long. It is more regular conversation instead of tight and edited.
But it is a good education on tasting because kids and QBs say the darndest things.
It is not often that food podcasts will dare talk about beer but a couple weeks ago The Splendid Table did. With three beer people!
“This week, we’re exploring the history of women and beermaking. First, Theresa McCulla, curator of The Smithsonian’s American Brewing History Initiative, explains why beer is a great lens to examine American history and shares the story of Patsy Young, an early American brewer and fugitive from slavery. Then, Atinuke Akintola Diver talks about her feature-length documentary This Belongs to Us, which follows Black women brewers in the American south and finally, beer Journalist Stephanie Grant of Good Beer Hunting shares her favorite beer and food pairings. You can find her newsletter, The Share, here and on Substack. “
Each month I post about books and beer and podcasts and beers. The Pop Culture Brews podcast does something similar to fun results. They have a guest and they combine a type of culture and talk about beers and hone brewing.
Yakima Chiefs has embraced media in the last few years and this year the theme is Women+ in the Industry.
“Yakima Chief Hops will highlight and explore a new topic each year that focuses on the larger picture of the craft beer community’s impact. This includes social, environmental and sustainability initiatives with the ultimate goal of discovering solutions for change. This year’s Bigger Than Beer series: Women+ in the Industry will shine a light on some amazing women and share their different perspectives in the hopes of inspiring meaningful conversations and positive change on this important issue.”
I have downloaded a couple of episodes and will be listening.
James Bond is famous for martinis, gadgets and his super classy Aston Martin DB5.
The Great James Bond Car Robbery takes you from 1986, where a film used DB5 sold for $250,000 to a Florida airfield where it went missing in 1997, and still be missing to this day.
The story (I am four episodes in) moves along a bit haphazardly bouncing from back story to side topic to theory and some of the cuts seem odd, I don’t need to have, “she continued” interjected. A pause is fine.
That being said, this is fun and mysterious and it moves along and is perfectly timed for those who want to see the latest Bond, No Time to Die.
I don’t know who the beer sponsor for Bond25 is but we will skip past whichever large company bought their way into product placement and instead set a challenge to drink beers from breweries that are older than 25 years. Bell’s maybe Alaskan or Deschutes. Or maybe globe trot like Bond to many locales. I am sure you can find an old Belgian or German brewery.
I infrequently pick up a copy of Imbibe magazine and that might explain why I was late to the Radio Imbibe party.
Now there is not much beer people being interviewed except for a recent Dr. J podcast. But since these are bite sized 20 minute episodes, they are fun to dip into and learn about beverages like Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey.