Monday, April 30, 2007

Episode 3: Yuengling, the beer that's fun to spell

In episode three we talk about Yuengling. It's sort of hometown beer for all of PA where we are from. We know we are breaking the rules a bit by talking about a beer without nationwide distribution, but hey it's our show


Slow week for news, however coming up on the horizon is the American Craft Beer Week May 13th-20th. Good excuse to go have a beer.

Yuengling Lager

  • Means "Young Man" in German
  • From Pottsville, PA and available in Alabama, Delware, Florida,
  • Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, PA, South Carolina, Virginia, and DC.
  • If you don't see it now, you may in the future because this is the
  • 6th biggest brewery in the country, right behind Boston Beer Company. Known as America's Oldest Brewery.
  • Great first step beer, it actaully has some taste, but isn't too
  • impossing, not huge on bitterness or on sweetness (hoppyness of maltyness).
  • A beer we grew up with: If you are in PA you just order a "Lager"

Next Show

We stay on the east coast for our next show and talk about Sam Adam's Boston Lager, we promise this time.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Episode 2: Two Beers to Rule them All

In Episode two Jim educates us on the two main categories of beer: ales and lagers.

We talk about the difference between the two styles from production to taste. Since most Ales are alike and most Lagers are alike if you know you like one type more than another you can quickly eliminate 1/2 of the beers on a big beer menu.

The Next Show

Next time we start into "real" shows we will be looking at beer one in the American Lager series.

For the next three or four weeks we will be talking about American Lagers and hopefully introducing you to some great new beers.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

We are on iTunes

So now we are famous we are on iTunes. You can subscribe directly with iTunes, but if it's all the same to you, please use the link on the right - it helps us keep track of subscribers.

One thing you can do on iTunes is tell a friend about the podcast. We all know people who like beer and have about 10 minutes to spare, so let's let them know!

Also don't be shy, post your comments (good or bad) for each show. We are interested to hear your feedback.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Episode 1: The Rules

In our first episode Jim and I talked a bit about what we are trying to do with this podcast. We didn't get it all done in 10 minutes, but we were close!

We highlighted what makes Your Next Beer different from other beer podcasts:
  • 10 minutes once per week, because we don’t have enough time to record hours at a time, we have lives.
  • No “on air” tasting, how does that help you?
  • Beers you can get where you are

The plan is to look at a particular beer style and then move towards bigger beers. When you hear bigger beer thing hoppier (more bitter) and maltier (more bread taste).

We are looking forward to hearing from all of you! If you have questions you can email You can also comment right here on this very blog.

The Next Show

The next show is a bit of background about the two general kinds of beers: ales and lagers.