The new episode of the Beer Paper LA – On the Air podcast is available! This episode features a segment that I’m really proud of that was produced by our good friend Erika Bolden (LA Weekly, All About Beer). It’s a companion piece to her Beer Paper article about El Segundo Brewing Co.’s Day One Dankness release of Hammerland, and the story delves into what fresh beer means, and the lengths that a brewery will go to ensure their fans are getting the freshest beer possible. Check it out!
Here’s the description of Episode Two:
Welcome back to Beer Paper LA – On the Air! In episode two, John and Kip crack open Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack fresh from their recent trip to brewery. Speaking of fresh, Reporter Erika Bolden dives into the importance of beer freshness with ESBC’s Tom Kelly and Library Ale House’s Alex P. Davis. Rounding things out, John recaps the happenings of the cask ale event, FirkFest, joined by Cask Ale LA’s Aaron Champion. The show closes with tasting from Firestone Walker Barrelworks – Lil’ Opal a wild wood aged petite saison.
This project is both turning out to be way more work than I’d anticipated and kinda more fun too. The goal when I started the podcast was two fold: to give the LA scene another way to connect with the people behind the beer, and to throw myself into a sink-or-swim environment where I’d have to learn a lot of new skills to succeed. So far, that second goal is going to plan. It’s exciting to get out of my comfort zone and try to tell these stories in a new (for me) medium. I’m not sure how I’m doing on the first goal though. I’d love to hear some feedback from listeners about what they’ve liked in the show, what didn’t work, and things that they’d like us to tackle in future shows. If you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to answer one or all of the following questions in the comments on this post:
- Do you listen to other podcasts regularly?
- Do you listen to any other beer-focused podcasts? Which Ones?
- How is the show’s length? Too long? Not long enough?
- What’s been your favorite part of our three episodes so far?
- What has fallen flat for you or hasn’t work?
- Should we be drinking and talking about beers on the show?
- What stories, breweries, beers, or people would you like us to cover in a future show?
Episode One (Evan Price from Noble Ale Works, Pacific Gravity Turns 20, Bells comes to CA.)
Preview Episode (Bob Kunz from Highland Park Brewery, Jeremy Raub from Eagle Rock Brewery, Tasting Populist XL)