On Tuesday, Jan. 10, I had the privilege of appearing on Beer Sessions Radio on the Heritage Radio Network, hosted by New York City-based pub owner Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy's No. 43 in Manhattan's East Village). The nearly two-year-old show broadcasts out of the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in a small studio in the back of local eatery/gastropub Roberta's (if you find yourself in New York, hop on a Brooklyn-bound L train and visit this hidden gem of a dining establishment).
I was expecting to tie my appearance in to the 2012 Forecast that appears in our January issue, offering some analysis on the year ahead in beer. But given the conversational and often unpredictable nature of a live radio show like Beer Sessions, the discussion—which, in addition to Carbone, included a few guys from Bronx Brewing Co. and Bronx Ale House—took some interesting and unexpected turns. The hourlong broadcast became a bit of a love letter to malted barley.
I had a blast and hope to be back on the air soon, if they'll have me (and assuming I didn't screw up too badly).