Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beer on the Radio on the Internet on your Ipod

So for those of you who can't get enough beer info or those of you addicted to your ipods, there are a few online beer radio stations that you should check out. - Craft Beer Radio has a large number of broadcasts archived for download or streaming audio. They are very informative and enjoyable and they do a lot of shows on local breweries. I highly recomend you check them out. - Beer radio can not only be listened to online, they have a weekly broadcast on sirius radio. They also have a rss feed and podcasts available on iTunes. - The Brewing Network seems to have been around the longest and seem to be the most in depth online beer radio show out there. They have four different shows that are available for download and the archives for each show seem to go back quite a ways. The shows are: the Sunday session(the one that started it all), the Jamil Show that covers brewing classic styles of beer, Brew Strong which covers cutting edge beer and brewing news and Lunch Meet, which doesn't seem to be about beer at all. - The Good Beer show is less radio and more video, so for all you visual people out there, this beer show is for you! - Pacific Brew News is a show very near and dear to my heart. While their podcasts may cover beers that are not readily available here, there is some great information. On top of that, there are a few that get distributed here or you can order them from - The Beer Guy Tony Kiss from the Asheville Citizen times has an online podcast you should check out. There is a new show every Wednesday and each episode lasts about 20 minutes.

So that should get you started. As I find new shows that look interesting, I will add them. If you come across one that you think should be posted, just add a comment. Happy drinking and listening.

Nice to meet you, Asheville

So this is the town that recently tied Portland as beer city, USA. Quite nice, I must say. So much like Portland, just less crowded and slightly nicer people. As a lover of the great outdoors and of great beer, I could not have found a better place to re-locate to from Portland. I am still getting my feet and my taste buds wet. Not usually a problem for a Portlander where we all supposedly have webbed feet and have a micro-brewery on every street corner. Yet, from what I have tasted, there is quality to be found here.

My first night out with the misses took me to Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. for a pint(or three) and a movie. While the movie was not highly intellectual, "Bruno" did give me an excuse to keep downing the wonderful nectar that flowed generously from their taps. I almost wish I had taken a notebook with me so that I could have jotted down some of the nuances that permeated the sudsy beverages. As a local, you already know them and as an implant, I am sure I will get to know them better.

I have since tried a few interestingly labled bottles from the east coast without any true stand outs. I will start adding my reviews, especially for some of the new brews on the autumnal horizon. Fall is my favorite beer time of the year with some of the heavier and more flavorful offerings springing to life.

Overall, though, I am very pleased to have re-located here. It is very nice to meet you, Asheville. I can't wait to get to know you better.