On this week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio™, host Jimmy Carbone welcomes back Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, who is launching a new bar space here in NYC along with Cory Bonfiglio (who also co-owns Beer Street) and wine expert Tanner Walle. Their new space Classique hopefully will be opening later this year in Bushwick.
Brian may be the busiest man in beer right now, shuttling between two home bases of Brooklyn and Baltimore. He’s multitasking on the show and sharing many of his beers, showing a rich history and a lot of creativity in coming up with new beer concepts - including some of the iconic bottle artwork created by Brian’s life-long friend Lee Verzosa – that winter co-host Anne Becera comments on. Stillwater is even launching a collaboration wine (called Sound Wine) with Spain’s Dirk Niepoort.
Classique won’t be Brian’s first bar. He also owns a Baltimore bar, Of Love and Regret. He’s currently working his gypsy brewing at several locations, including Two Roads in Connecticut and in Virginia at Vanish Beer, a new brewery/hop farm that is doing its own malting. Able to experiment with new ingredients.
Also in the studio is Donald Brewer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PicoBrew. Their flagship device is the Zymatic, a small all-green brewing appliance that is fully automated.
The panel talks about the origins of craft beer found in Europe, upcoming festivals in Copenhagen, and the Craft Brewers Conference coming to Philadelphia in May.
Join in for this week’s “controlled chaos” with your favorite Stillwater beer (friend us on Untappd: Beer_Sessions_Radio to know what we’re drinking every week). Try the Gose Gone Wild (Anne says to pair it with pizza!). Listen to the full episode here.