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First Aired - 02/18/2014 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Jimmy Carbone is discussing the state of beer in New York State! Jimmy is joined in the studio by the Beer Czar of New York, Sam Filler. Sam helps facilitate local beer production using regional grains and hops. Laurel Greyson of NYU and the Urban Farm Lab drops by to talk about her plans to open a local malting facility and distillery, and what that means for local drinkers. Davey Lopez of Gun Hill Brewery talks about his brewery, and how he started the first farm brewery in New York City. Later, Jimmy calls Pat Hooker, Deputy Secretary of New York State, to talk about the economic benefits of promoting local beer, wine, cider, and spirits. Paul Leone, the Executive Director of the New York State Brewer's Association, joins the program to talk about the boom in Craft New York Beer Fests. Steve Miller calls in to talk about the proper way to grow hops in New York! Thanks to our sponsor, GreatBrewers.com. Music by Hardbodies.

"Farmers have to feel comfortable growing these grains. A lot of these farmers are growing soybeans or corn, but we have to provide a market for them so they feel secure growing these products." [8:45]

-- Sam Filler on Beer Sessions Radio


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First Aired - 01/14/2014 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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We've got a full house tonight on Beer Sessions Radio. Host Jimmy Carbone brings in representatives from a number of breweries. Ben Keene, author of The Great Northeast Brewery Tour, draws us into his book as the gang reads a few passages. Tune in to find out which other beer aficionados have contributed some of their words to the book! Later on, Kelly Taylor describes the difficulties of moving a brewery to a new locations. Finally, Jimmy and his guests discuss the rise of using local ingredients. This program has been sponsored by Great Brewers. Music provided by Dead Stars.

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"In the northeast there are probably 400 breweries or more." [10:45]

--Ben Keene on Beer Sessions Radio

"In my opinion, most craft brewers are underfunded when they start." [27:45]

--Bob Fauteux on Beer Sessions Radio


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First Aired - 10/05/2010 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Beer Sessions, Jimmy and Ray explore the oft-overlooked item that is absolutely necessary for yeast to create alcohol: malt. Jay Steinhauer of American Beer Distributing and Benjamin Stutz of Brooklyn Homebrew talk about base yeast, specialty yeast, and making beer, plus Sam Barbieri of Waterfront Ale House talks about his career in the bar (and ice cream) biz. Christan and Andrea of Valley Malts discuss their exceedingly rare project to create their own, local version of a Malt House. Finally the guys discuss aged beers, barley wine, and this years pumpkin shortage (yes, there was a pumpkin shortage). This episode was sponsored by Great Brewers.com: a favorite source for beer information and education and one of the internet's most popular beer destinations.

Photo: Sam Barbieri, owner of Waterfront Ale House and organizer of Fuhgetaboutit BBQ

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