Welcome to the second episode of Into the Wild—part of our six-city tour across the U.S. with New Belgium Brewing this year.
This episode comes out of our experiences in the Bay Area, San Francisco and the East Bay, where we partnered with a few restaurants, bars, and special people therein to produce some of the best and most unique experiences I’ve ever had around food and beverages. And that’s the whole idea here—to put wild and sour beer into a context that’s either entirely unprecedented or, if it’s familiar (like a beer dinner), to take it to a level that’s rarely seen.
First, you’ll hear from New Belgium’s Lauren Limbach, who brings people together at City Beer Store in San Francisco for a sensory tasting—which we jokingly called a “sensory deprivation tasting”—because her goal was to expose how much precondition we bring to every sip we take.
In this podcast, we follow Lauren and other folks we met along the way, chronicling our weekend of eating, drinking, and learning. But first, I wanted to let you know about our next stop in Austin, Texas on August 14th through 16th, which will feature a fermentation-forward dinner, beer, and art experience at The Brewer’s Table called Sacred & Profane with Jason White (who’s formerly of the Noma Fermentation Lab in Copenhagen). Then we’re heading over to the Brew & Brew for a dance party with Wild Ale, so if you’re more interested in the fun side of things, that’s certainly for you. Finally, we’re bringing Wild Ale to the people with a food truck dinner at Draft House. It’s three days and three entirely unique events in Austin, and if you’re in the area or want to be, we hope you join us for that leg of the tour.
This is Good Beer Hunting’s Into the Wild podcast. Listen in.