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Aug 31, 2019

Stan Hieronymus knows a thing or two about hops

Stan Hieronymus has forgotten more about the beer industry than most of us will ever know.  He's typically leaned on for his knowledge of hops, but his expertise extends to many other areas in craft beer.  Hieronymus relocated to the Atlanta area about 1 1/2 years ago and we bend his ear every chance we get.  He joined us in early 2018 (BGR #120) and we thought it was about time to have him on again for an update.

Naturally, we talk a lot about hops in this episode.  We get the update on the hop harvest across Europe and the Pacific NW and discuss hop terroir, a topic that hasn't been mentioned often but is generating more buzz after recent tests.  Some yeast talk happens as well, and we talk about our latest obsession - kveik.  We hear about the durability of true kveik strains and how real Norwegian farmhouse brewers make their beer, and it's likely nothing like what you've had at your local brewery.  With Hieronymus's recent trip to South America, we hear about the craft beer scene there and what styles are popular.  Spoiler... haze is an international craze.

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Plus, and we feel kind of bad about this one, we "treated" Stan to his first White Claw.  We're sorry.

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