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Exploring the Beerniverse with Charlie the Beer Guy: Beer intersects almost every aspect of the human condition: beer is history, beer is science, beer is metaphor, beer is cuisine, beer is lifestyle, beer is a social tie that binds. No beercast out there

Fans of podcasted horror fiction, or horror fiction in general, are no doubt familiar with New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler (check out CONTAGIOUS or Infected, for example). With a larger-than-life personality that explodes all over the Internet as dozens hilariously demented characters (shout out to Pookie!), Scott has re-written the rulebook on what [...]


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The Beeriniverse has its share of luminaries: people whose hard work, vision and creativity have been instrumental in bringing about the Good Beer Renaisance we are all enjoying today. Names like Fritz Maytag, Jim Koch, Tomme Arthur, and Sam Calagione … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2009/05/03/show-57-an-unsung-beer-hero/)
Joe Murphy was a talented podcaster and inspiring human being who passed all too soon from the planet. Here's a show where two mutual friends (and friends of SoB) Jack Mangan and Tee Morris remember his legacy. Raise a root … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2009/03/31/remembering- joe-murphy-2009/)
And so we come to the end… After two big and strong (if not universally loved) brews, why not change it up? Because big and strong is what's called for this time of year, so bring on some more! Foregoing … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/12/20/show-56-liquid-christmas-2008 -vrolijk-kerstfeest-part-3/)
And the evening wore on, and our revelers continued in their revelry… Beer #2 for the evening is Delirium Noël, the holiday entry from the storied brewers at Belgium's Huyghe Brewery, who've brought us many other fine beers with "Delerium" … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/12/19/show-56-liquid- christmas-2008%e2%80%93vrolijk-kerstfeest-part-2/)
The Holidays are once again bearing down on us with their relentless festiveness, and there's no better time to explore the world of beer. Like Oscar-baiting movie studios, breweries the world over save their best, most interesting, and most profound … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/12/18/show-56-liquid-christmas-2008 -vrolijk-kerstfeest-part-1/)
Today's show is another Beer As Folk interview, this time with Mike Mellow (yes, that is his real name) from Ballast Point Brewing Company in cerves-o-centric San Deigo. Mike was in town recently (unfortuantely, technical problems intervened to make it … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/12/04/show-55-speaking-of-beer-gets- the-ballast-point/)
Our favorite libation has been evolving for thousands of years, and part of the fun of riding along with the current craft brew revolution is watching that evolution unfold before your eyes. America's west coast turns out to be a … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/12/02/show-54-hopapalooza-3 -international-hop-overthrow/)
Today's show is a Beer As Folk interview with Zak Davis from the Shmaltz Brewing Company. If that name has you scratching your head, you might recognize their flagship beer, He'Brew Genesis Ale. Even if you haven't tried it, you'd … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/09/26/show-53-speaking-of-beer-gets- shmaltzy/)
Prebeer Preamble: To quote Samwise Gamgee: "Well, I'm back." Specifically, I'm ba-ha-ha-hack back in black, because on the show today I address the musical question: What happens when you put a bunch of party-goers into a studio, ply them liberally … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/09/12/show-52-the-big-black-smackdown/)
Show 51: The Bastard-Off July 25, 2008
Today we enter the Build-A-Beer Workshop, for a little beer-geek talk about improving your homebrewing efforts. I'm joined by my Brewing Compadre Shawn as we pit two of our home-brewed babies in a head-to-head comparison. Both are modeled after Stone's … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/07/25/show-51-the-bastard-off/)
Welcome to the new phase of Speaking of Beer: leaner (except when it's bloated), meaner (except when it's nice), and more focused (except when it wanders). Today's episode is a special Beer As Folk interview with Jef Verserle of Belgium's … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/06/12/show-50-the-voice-of-brouwerij- van-steenberge/)
Prebeer Preamble: OK, this is another West Coast kind of show. Sorry. But listen, I couldn't pass up the unique opportunity to talk beer with all of my siblings: brother Tom and sisters Nancee and Cathy. And since the only … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/05/09/show-49 -california-beerin/)
Prebeer Preamble: Today's show is brought to you (literally) by the country of Brazil. Marcelo Carneiro da Rocha, SoB listener and brewmaster at Brazil's first craft brewery, Cervejaria Colorado, contacted me recently and asked if I'd like to sample his … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/04/09/show-48-the-beers-from-brazil/)
If you go back a ways with me, you probably know that my initial podcasting experience included a nice big dose of Joe Murphy. Back in the Day, I would periodically swing by Draco Vista studios with some beer for … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/04/01/joe-murphy-still-much- missed-one-year-later/)
Prebeer Preamble: Every once in a while comes a beer that knocks my proverbial socks off. It can be some crazy new beast of a brew or a cool riff on an old style, but it gets me jazzed and … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/03/12/show-47-speaking-of-oskar-blues/)
Prebeer Preamble: Dark beers stir their own special passion in the beer enthusiast, and it's been a while since this show has simply reveled in the blackness. Well the wait is over, because today is all about the special magic … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/02/29/show-46-the- wort-of-darkness-2-stout-tastic-boogaloo/)
Prebeer Preamble: Today's show changes things up, as we spend the entire episode in The Build-A-Beer Workshop. Back on August 19th, 2007, my brewing compadre Shawn and I decided we would brew up two batches of beer simultaneously. This would … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/02/14/show-45-portrait-of-a-brew-day/)
Prebeer Preamble: The word "business" is unlikely to get the average beer enthusiast's blood pumping, yet it is often the single most influential underlying factor in any given aspect of our lives, beer included. Today we shine the spotlight on … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/01/31/show-44-beery-business/)
Prebeer Preamble: As the screaming ice-banshee howls of a winter wind shake your constitution to its very core, nothing brings you back to heartening feelings of summer warmth like a really, really strong beer. This has been the general operating … [Continue reading ->](http://www.speakingofbeer.com/2008/01/16/show-43-winter-warmers-san-diego- style/)