What You Missed On Beer Sessions Radio™ – The Five Boroughs of Beer (1/29/13)

As regular readers are fully aware, the Good Beer Seal now extends to all five boroughs, and on this very special episode of Beer Sessions Radio™ (Episode 148, listen here), host Jimmy Carbone represents Manhattan (Jimmy’s No. 43) as he welcomes bar owners and brewers from the other four boroughs of NYC for a colorful conversation about the state of beer in New York.

Adobe Blues bar manager, Ryan Barker, talks about the unique challenges of running a craft beer bar on Staten Island; husband-and-wife owners of Pine Box Rock Shop, Jeff and Heather Rush, discuss how they landed their Bushwick (Brooklyn) location. Singlecut Beersmiths‘ brewer and owner, Brian Dwyer and Rich Buceta respectively, discuss how they went from being Queens first full-fledge brewery since Prohibition to an Astoria destination for interesting new beers. Finally, Bronx Brewery‘s Sean McCain talks about how Bronx is branching out with new beers and broader distribution.

Whether it’s picking the right music or attracting community support, all these borough reps have faced various challenges in NYC’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Our brewers talk about the evolution from homebrewing to creating eight new beers in a week! And all present discuss (and drink) some of their favorite beers on this week’s episode.

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