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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