September 29, 2006 Friday 3PM CT
Beer, the beloved beverage of hops, barley, and water! This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guests discuss micro and macro brews.
- Maurren Ogle, author of "Ambitious Brew"
- Pete Brown, author of "Man Walks into a Pub: A Social History of Beer" and "Three Shhets to the Wind: One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer"
- John 10/9/06: "The BEER program was one of the most FUN times!!!! BECAUSE, maybe, it was the way my dad poured that beer into a special 'beer glass' after work, and then cracked an egg into it, that endears me to BEER."
- Jeff 9/29/06: "Jeff from the Museum of Beer & Brewing here (www.brewingmuseum.org). We've now got over 85 (and 5 more coming) breweries and brewpubs in Wisconsin. In the 60's, FOUR of the largest breweries in the world were in Milwaukee. During prohibition, home brew beer used sugar for fermentation, causing a sweetness. When post-pro beer returned, the brewers modified to the public taste. American beer has emulated, embellished and recreated German, British, and especially Belgian beers. These are ALL fantastic beers."
- Diane 9/29/06: "In rural america there is at least one bar for every church. You have 'your church,' 'your bar' or both! The bars were the hub of the social world. It was not a stigma to take your children to the bar, every bar had something for kids to do."