Brewing in Brazil with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast 45

by Brad Smith on September 13, 2012 · 4 comments

This week my guest is Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing. Randy and I discuss his recent trip to Brazil and how breweries there are taking advantage of local cuisine, ingredients and customs to develop their own flavors in beer. In a wide ranging interview, Randy once again opens our minds to a world of interesting brewing possibilities.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (39:56)

  • Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing and also Tasting Beer (Amazon affiliate links). He also is a partner in 5 Rabbit Brewery near Midway Airport in Chicago. Randy recently returned from Brazil where he explored a wide variety of beer styles and also finishing up a new book about home brewing.
  • Randy starts by talking a bit about his recent trip to Brazil and the explosion in microbreweries there.
  • We discuss the strong growth we’re seeing across South America in homebrewing and also beer brewing
  • Randy explains how some of the microbreweries in Brazil are starting to experiment with local flavors, culture and cuisine in their beer.
  • We explore the use of Cane Sugar and Honey in beers
  • We talk about the use of local Brazilian fruits in beer and which styles bring out fruit flavors the best
  • Randy talks a bit about local spices that are being used in beer
  • We discuss in general how to meld exotic flavors and ingredients into your personal beer style
  • Randy discusses where to find some of these Brazilian ingredients locally
  • We spend a few minutes discussing Randy’s new book on homebrewing which is coming out early next year

Thanks to Randy Mosher for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Linus De Paoli September 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Great call getting Mosher to talk about Brazil.
I can’t wait to get back home to wathc the entire video.

I don’t know if Randy commented on this but this year on the Brazilian Homebrew Competition one of the 5 styles was Specialty Beer and it mandated the we used a local Brazilian ingredient (herbs, fruits, whatever).
It brough a great chalenge to creat good beer and also to be creative on which ingrediente to use.

John Palmer and Nicole Erny were some of the judges on this style and could talk more on the subject.

Cheers from Brazil

Simon September 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Another great interview with Mosher…looking forward to his book!

rodrigo September 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Great interview!
I’m homebrewer from brazil looking forward to his new book. :)

Simon Jeggo March 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

Any one have a ETA on his new book? I know in the interview Randy said end of feb 13 but thats been and gone. just really looking forward to putting in my order in :)

Simon from Ireland

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