What you missed on Beer Sessions Radio™ – Summer Beer Festivals

beertriangleThis week on Beer Sessions Radio™, we’re looking to summer festivals, starting with this weekend’s The Festival in Portland, ME, the annual beer lover’s  pilgrimage featuring beers and brewers from Shelton Brothers and 12 Percent Imports. Host Jimmy Carbone welcomes B.R. Rolya to give her Festival preview. Tim Lynch – friend and recent Portland transplant – weighs in on his favorite Portland hang-outs (making the list: Gritty Mcduff’s, Otto Pizza, Standard Baking Co., and In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation).

Plus, The Happy Hour Guys Jimmy Ludwig and Justin “Squigs” Roberts are dishing on their upcoming Bagger Dave’s BEERmuda Triangle Craft Beer Tour of Michigan, which kicks off this Thursday, June 20th. They’ve recently celebrated their 250th episode!  Find out what breweries and bars The Happy Hour guys plan to visit. Then, White Birch Brewing‘s brewmaster Bill Herlicka calls in to talk about the history of his brewery and the upcoming Southern New Hampshire Brewers Fest, July 26-27 in Hooksett, NH, which also features a cigar tent.

Finally, Brazilian homebrewer and beer sommelier Pedro Paolo Alipezzi comes by to talk about the burgeoning Brazilian craft beer scene and how they deal with making beer in a climate where hops cannot grow.

Listen to the full episode (#168) here.

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