Continuing his exploration of the craft beer universe, Mark speaks with Mitch Steele, brewmaster at the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California—once referred to by Beer Advocate magazine as the best brewery on planet earth. They discuss issues such as beer with food, why craft beer has become such a mania among certain segments of consumers, and the phenomenon of cult beers attracting huge prices and an active black market. Steele, who worked for Anheuser-Busch in an earlier phase of his career, offers some interesting insights from both ends of the beer spectrum. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark delves into two unusual stories:
the appearance of Coca Cola-flavored wine in France, and the establishment of the Prosecco Police in Northern Italy.
Stone Brewing Company—Link to: http://www.stonebrew.com
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: