In this extended episode of Hoptalk, Gary chats with Hal Mooney of Your Beer Friend.
We dig into the ins and outs of tasting beer, the benefits of the Cicerone program, the magic of beer and food pairings, how beer reviews are killing the beer industry, and much more!
Hal also walks us through the story behind Oktoberfest, his undying love for Märzens, and sensory analysis of a local Oktoberfest beer.
Keep up with Hal and Your Beer Friend’s private tastings and monthly beer club at yourbeerfriend.com.
Thanks to our sponsors at Hi-Lo Liquor Market and Malibu Brewing Company for making this episode possible.