Drinkable Globe Podcast: Interview with Beer Union’s Sarah and Giancarlo Annese

anneses and jeff with book

Jeff Cioletti, Sarah Annese, Giancarlo Annese

At long last, I’m proud to unveil the first in the Drinkable Globe podcast series. Our inaugural guests are Sarah and Giancarlo Annese, founders of Beer Union, a website delivering beer news in NYC.

Sarah and Giancarlo have also written a book, Beer Lover’s New York, a comprehensive guide to great beer in the state.

Still tweaking the format for future editions. The goal is to make the podcasts more conversations than interviews.

My producer tells me I sound a bit pompous and pedantic in this one, so I’ll try to dial that back a bit for future episodes.

NY beers drunk during recording of this podcast

NY beers drunk during recording of this podcast

Find out:

  • The story behind the name Beer Union. Hint: it’s not about Norma Rae.
  • Beer bars in NYC you may not know about
  • New York state breweries worth a visit
  • Which brewery in New York is making a smoked beer that people who don’t think they like rauchbiers might like.
  • Why the Craft Act rocks and why its passing means you should support your local brewery more than ever
  • What makes NYC a unique beer town

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Year of Drinking Adventurously. When I’m not traveling and drinking— aww, hell, who am I kidding, even when I am—I'm editor-at-large of Beverage World magazine and its companion site, beverageworld.com. I’ve been at Beverage World since January 2003. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at http://www.storenvy.com/products/510365-beerituality-dvd and can be streamed and downloaded at amazon.com

Posted on June 28, 2015, in beer, podcast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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