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My podcast, It Starts With Beer, focuses on beer and often veers in other directions. You can listen to it below and you can subscribe on Spotify or Stitcher.


Episode 10: Labyrinth Brewing vs. coronavirus

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Listen in as I speak with Adam Delaura of Labyrinth of Manchester, Conn., on March 30, 2020, and learn how the new brewery is dealing with unforeseen circumstances.

Episode 9: Alvarium Beer vs. coronavirus

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Listen in as Chris Degasero, head brewer at Alvarium Beer Company, discusses his brewery’s attention to detail and customer service, ramping up to-go beers and trying to hold onto staff during the coronavirus slowdown.

Episode 8: Brass Works Brewing vs. coronavirus

Brass Works Brewing

My interview with Kyle Ondrush of Brass Works Brewing of Waterbury, Conn., on how a four-man team took a collective approach to getting beer out to their customers during this time of crisis.

Episode 7: Brewery Legitimus vs. coronavirus

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My interview with Christina and Chris Sayer of Brewery Legitimus in New Hartford, Conn., and how they are dealing with the coronavirus’ impact on their business.

Episode 6: Coronavirus and beer


Some commentary on what impact the coronavirus could have for local breweries, and the joy of drinking alone.

Episode 5: Continuum Distillers

Ep. 5: Continuum Distillery

My interview with Brandon Collins, head of Continuum Distillers in Waterbury, Conn. He uses run-off from breweries and turns it into unique spirits.

Episode 4: Beer Dinner Review

In this episode, I talk about how a recent beer dinner turned out, with a breakdown of each course pairing. Music: “Mid Summer” by Broke in Summer. Photo from

Episode 3: Pairing Beer, Pairing Life

As I prepare for a beer-pairing dinner, I muse about pairing in general. With references to Julia Herz and Gwen Conley.

Episode 2: Greek Beer and Terroir

It starts with Greek beer, rambles into Brooklyn, and lands on what the terroir of Connecticut might be.

Episode 1: Beer Recommendations

Ep 1: Beer recommendations

Here’s my inaugural episode of “It Starts With Beer,” a show about beer commentary and what flows from that. Enjoy!