Podcast: Episode #001
Subtitle: 21 Years of Craft Beer
Post Date: December 13, 2017
Hosts: Andrew James and Eric D.
Show Notes: Co-hosts Andrew James (@OneWhoSeesDimly) and Eric D. (@HopSnobbery) launch Episode 001 of Riff On, titled '21 Years of Craft Beer'.
Andrew shouts out the Two Brews Podcast early on, started by Matt Gadaus and Kris Jarrett, check their archives out at http://twobrewspodcast.weebly.com/
Andrew and Eric discuss their history with craft beer and namely, Vermont Beer. Andrew lived in Haiti, Toronto, Belfast, Rwanda, Burundi and Asheville, NC and then got into beer started a wee late, in 2006, due to his missionary work. Eric, meanwhile, started drinking craft beer when he turned 21 in 1996. Mentioning Long Trail, Catamount, Magic Hat and the Vermont Pub and Brewery, one of the oldest brewpubs in the United States, originally founded by Greg Noonan (RIP) along the way.
Eric ponders to Andy "If you find Jesus, do you lose Jesus?", but we promise not to riff on politics or religion.
Andrew and Eric talk about breweries that got into the craft beer game ahead of the curve, namely Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada, that are losing market share because they're not longer viewed as a small, independent craft brewer.
While sharing a Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction Porter, Eric states it's a wonderful time to be a beer drinker, while bemoaning the current costs of craft beer, with $72 a case becoming the new norm.
Beyond Lawson's, Hill Farmstead, and The Alchemist, Andrew and Eric D. talk quickly about some of the other great Vermont breweries including Fiddlehead, Foley Brothers, Zero Gravity, Foam Brewers, Upper Pass, Bent Hill, Four Quarters, Hermit Thrush, River Roost, Good Measure, Rock Art, Lost Nation and Ten Bends.
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