The Brewing Network has teamed up with our friends at Firestone Walker Brewing Co. to bring you this exclusive podcast series! Brewmaster Matt Brynildson joins Justin Crossley as they interview craft beer superstars on all things beer!
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Episode two features Matt Brynildson from Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Justin Crossley from The Brewing Network talking Hazy IPA. They are joined by J.C. Hill from Alvarado Street Brewery and Neil Fisher from Weldwerks Brewing Co, two of the best hazy brewers in the U.S. Tune in and hear about this popular style and what these brewers have learned over the years to dial in this complex and unique style of beer.
In episode 3, Matt & Justin are joined by the legendary Dr. Ron Beatson of New Zealand’s Plant and Food Research, and fifth generation hop farmer, Brent McGlashen, from Mac Hops, to talk about New Zealand Hops. The small country’s hops have boomed in popularity in recent times, causing U.S. brewers to clamor to get what they can among a very limited supply. Ron and Brent discuss the history of hops in New Zealand, some if the amazing farming and breeding innovations that have come out of the country, and what varieties top their list of characteristics unique to New Zealand hops. We also get to try a couple of Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s latest releases that feature New Zealand hop varieties, including the newest Luponic Distortion, Gen 5 from the Propagator series, and Nectaron, also from the Propagator Series, that features all new Nectaron hops.
Matt and Justin invite Eric Toft, Brewmaster at Privaten Landbrauerei Schönram from Bavaria, Germany to tell us his story and teach us about lager brewing and new school German hops. Eric is an American, but got his brewing education in Germany and decided to stay. His story is fascinating, but his knowledge of German hops and lager brewing techniques is even more impressive. Tune in and learn from one of the best in the world!