Episode 8 – On the Road and at Beau’s Oktoberfest

Download the latest Harpy Hour!
Who has two thumbs and went to Beau’s Oktoberfest? (I hoped you guessed me or this got weird real fast.)

It was a live-ish edition of Harpy Hour. I recorded some live commentary, I ate a giant pretzel, I drank wonderful beers (the list is at the bottom), I played midway games and lost horribly, and I also was present for the incredible announcement of Beau’s involvement with the Rwandan Craft Beer Project. I was able to nab some audio from that panel but truly, please check out the short film on Beau’s website as well as the active Kickstarter. An all-woman-owned and run brewery would be a marvelous thing for this country; I urge you to check it out and donate if you can.

I also got some brief hanging out time with the indomitable Crystal Luxmore, Certified Cicerone and Beer Judge. She was presenting a beer knowledge panel at the festival and I am grateful she gave me some time to catch her highlights of this year’s edition. I’ve been wanting to get Crystal on the show properly for a while, so I hope to have an episode featuring her within the next few weeks!

Additionally, I had the pleasure of meeting Katy Watts, the genius behind the beer podcast 613.Beer! I’ve been listening to her episodes and I encourage you to do the same!

It’s the usual refrain: follow me on Twitter (@HarpyHour), email me at Marisa@harpyhour.com, and FINALLY THERE IS AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT! I’ll be uploading my pics from Beau’s Oktoberfest all week.

A huge shout-out and thanks to Jennifer Beauchesne from Beau’s; she is aces.

Beers I Sampled:

Episode 7 – Pink Boots and Beer

Download the latest Harpy Hour!
So this week’s episode is with Laura Ulrich of the Pink Boots Society. We go into more detail in the interview itself, but the Pink Boots Society is an invaluable resource and support network for women who already have careers in the beer industry, or women who are looking to go into careers in that field as well. With chapters all across the world, the Pink Boots Society is doing the amazing work to make sure our voices and presences are heard in craft beer. I cannot thank Laura enough for her time. She was fantastic to speak with.

The usual caveats: rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (I would love you forever for doing that). I’m super active on the @HarpyHour twitter feed, and of course, you can reach me at Marisa@harpyhour.com. I’ve got some more great interviews lined up in the coming weeks and I hope you’ll stick around to hear them!

Beers sampled for this episode and editing are:

* Steamworks Brewery Kolsch

* Junction Craft Brewing Conductor’s Ale