Eighth Annual July Good Beer Month™ Celebrates Good Beer Seal Awards with 15 New Entries

GoodBeerSeal2016Beer Sessions Radio™ and The Good Beer Seal are delighted to announce the recipients of the Eighth Annual Good Beer Seal Awards. This year’s inductees will join 64 of their peers from NYC, northeastern New Jersey and Long Island. This year The Good Beer Seal expands to Westchester County, in recognition of great beer venues that stand out from the competition in terms of superior beer quality and selection as well as commitment to their communities. The Awards are the culmination of July Good Beer Month, which features specialty events across the city with a focus on craft beer, the brewers who make them, and the local establishments that sell craft beer. The Good Beer Seal nominees are gathered by a select group of beer journalists, industry professionals and existing Good Beer Seal bar owners.

This year’s 15 inductees are:

For eight years, July has been declared “Good Beer Month,” and we celebrate the dedicated, community-oriented bars and bar owners who are on the front lines of the country’s continuing craft beer revolution.

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

What you missed on Beer Sessions Radio™: Derek Dellinger and July Good Beer Month

071216This week on Beer Sessions Radio™, we’re celebrating July Good Beer Month with guests Derek Dellinger, author of the new book, The Fermented Man, and Will Stephens, creator of BeerMenus.com. Dellinger is also the brewmaster at Kent Falls Brewing Company and author of the brewing blog Bear Flavored.

Listen to the full episode here.

“The New Primitives” to debut today, 5PM, with On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio™

PlanBeeHeritage Radio Network and Beer Sessions Radio™ today (Tuesday, 6/21) will launch a special four-part series, On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio.  In each episode, Beer Sessions Radio™ host Jimmy Carbone goes behind the scenes to learn about the creative production process of the best craft beer, cider, and spirits from the ground to the glass.  This series will support the promotion of over thirty craft beverage businesses across five regions of New York State.

The first episode, “The New Primitives,” featuring Suarez Family Brewery, Hudson Valley Malt, Plan Bee Farm Brewery, From the Ground Brewery, Migliorelli Farm, and Daughters Fare & Ale, will debut today, Tuesday June 21st at 5PM, on Heritage Radio Network.  Listeners can tune in to the live stream, or find the podcasts on iTunes.

The series is funded in part by a $35,296 Craft Beverage Marketing and Promotion Grant from Empire State Development (ESD) and is sponsored by Taste NY.  Listeners can take part in craft beverage tour packages of these regions offered by EscapeMaker.com

“Thanks to generous funding from Empire State Development we can bring these stories to the airwaves like never before. Heritage Radio Network has listeners in over 200 countries and we cannot wait to share the amazing work of our fellow New Yorkers with the world.” said Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director, HRN

What you missed on Beer Sessions Radio™: Food & Beer with Luksus & Tørst

torstThis week on Beer Sessions Radio™, host Jimmy Carbone is talking food and beer pairings and the inspiration behind Michelin Award winning restaurant Luksus, the “hidden” restaurant in the back of one of the world’s best beer bars, Tørst. The Evil Twin himself, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, returns to the studio with his amazing chef, Daniel Burns, whose 15-course pairing menu is the basis of their new book,  Food & Beer, which aims to elevate beer to the level of wine in fine dining. With a dialogue running throughout the book, Food & Beer examines the vision and philosophy of this duo at the forefront of a new gastronomic movement, and highlights the dual visions of the authors and the spaces — Tørst, which is more rustic and relaxed, and Luksus, which is more sleek and refined.

Also in the studio is Cat Wolinski of Ale Street News, who weighs in on some of her favorite beer and food pairings, including cooking with beer (IPA hummus? Yum!). So pull up a plate and a pint and listen in to this week’s delicious episode here.

What you missed on Beer Sessions Radio™: Dogfish Head’s New Literary Endeavor

BSR_05102016_1We’re getting a little “off-centered” on this week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio™, as we track down the Head of the Dogfish… in other words, we’re hanging out with Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia!

It’s a pre-record that ties in nicely to last week’s episode as we witness the continued overlap of beer and culture. Instead of a famed musical, Sam has launched a new lifestyle magazine, Pallet, that brings together culture and craft beer. Pallet editors Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister also join in on the fun, along with guest co-host Anne Becera and Certified Cicerone James Tai, both in town for the Conference.

You can catch the full episode here.

What you missed on Beer Sessions Radio™: Jack’s Abby and KCBC

JacksAbbyKCBCOn this week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio™, host Jimmy Carbone welcomes beer back in Bushwick. At one time the center of the beer making universe (in the 1800s) and current home to Roberta’s where we tape our weekly podcast, Bushwick has been without a brick and mortar brewery for some time. Welcome to Kings County Brewers Collective opening later this summer on Troutman Street. Tony Bellis, Zach Kinney and Pete Lengyel are graduating from award-winning homebrewers to a collaborative brewery. They all studied at the American Brewer’s Guild…

Also in the studio? Sam Hendler and Tim from Jack’s Abby in Massachusetts, which is launching next week in NYC. According to guest co-host Anne Becera, their line-up of lager brews is outstanding. They’re trying to “have some fun with lagers.” With new breweries opening every day, they have found their niche as one of the few craft breweries focused exclusively on cooler-fermenting lager beers. Sam’s brother, Jack, spent time studying brewing techniques in Munich and brought them back stateside. They already have a couple dozen lagers in their portfolio.

Interestingly, all their lagers are naturally carbonated in the tanks. Hear about the process and the challenges of both making lager beers and opening a brewery in NYC on this week’s show (full episode here).