Please Explain: Beer

Friday, November 08, 2013

Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer and author of The Brewmaster’s Table, talks about beer—where it comes from, how it's made, and the wide varieties of brews.


Garrett Oliver

Comments [13]

Chad from Connecticut

I really enjoyed listening to this episode! Garrett Oliver has most certainly earned my respect as a leading authority on Beer. He is also incredibly eloquent and a pleasure to listen to.

I love beer but this interview made me realize how limited my experience really is and has inspired me to get out there and explore some new styles. Thank you Leonard and Garrett, Cheers!

Nov. 08 2013 06:06 PM
whBryant from NYC

dboy have you ever had German style Hefeweizens or Czech/German style Pils, Belgian style White Ale(Brewery Ommegang--Cooperstown NY has an excellent Witte)?---they're quite refreshing and tasty summer beers. You can also still get the flavor-free seltzer style television beers ie. Bud, Coors, Miller, Corona--their commendable effort of course placed only into their commercials.. Learn how to brew your own stuff. Maybe thats your best bet and that depends on the type of malt & specific gravity (% to water)you utilize to make it light.

bw all beer is pasturized when you boil the malt, hops & water before you then cool it down to add the yeast then start the fermenting/aging processes

Nov. 08 2013 02:50 PM

…something without the GMO's or formaldehyde!!

Nov. 08 2013 02:02 PM

I need a cold, refreshing brewski, not a sickly sweet, thick and sticky, fruity meal in a glass!

Nov. 08 2013 01:59 PM
John from Plainview from Plainview, NY

What about the beer fermented in Bourbon barrels? Does it have a higher alcohol content? Why don't we see more of it?

Nov. 08 2013 01:55 PM

Why doesn't anyone make a light (tasting) American style lager with fine quality ingredients??

Without all the pretense and preciousness.

Nov. 08 2013 01:50 PM
bw from brooklyn

Would like an explanation on pasteurized beer and how to avoid when purchasing bottled beer

Nov. 08 2013 01:49 PM

I love Garrett, but I hate the word "craft".

And hipsters too, as long as we're at it.

Nov. 08 2013 01:48 PM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Brewing Better Local Economies with American Craft Beer

In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.

Nov. 08 2013 01:48 PM
Bob from New York

I was wondering if any type of beer would act as a digestive based on its ingredients for having after meals?


Nov. 08 2013 01:47 PM
antonio from baySide

Are both 'lagers' and 'ales' beer?

Nov. 08 2013 01:46 PM
john from washington heights

Can the guest give some brand examples of "healthy" beer so I may imbibe and start feeling better about myself?

Nov. 08 2013 01:45 PM
tom LI

Please talk about preservatives in beer. What are they, which brands are most guilty...etc...

Nov. 08 2013 12:38 PM

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