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Beer with Strangers

Welcome to Beer with Strangers podcast.Each week hosts Doug Griffith and Tony Russo talk homebrewing and craft beer news and culture.

Nov 17, 2017

This week, Doug and Tony talk about what to drink for Thanksgiving, making coffee beers and news from around the region. 


Column: Why you should bring craft beer to Thanksgiving dinner

CLOSE Beyond the volume of food many of us have for Thanksgiving, there's also an expectation of quality. Lots of people eat...

Nov 10, 2017

This week, Shawn Hager and Tony Russo talk homebrew beginners, Maryland beer law, robot beer tastings and the importance of independent beer. Lots of other stuff too

Nov 2, 2017

This week, Doug and Tony talk about using wild yeast to homebrew, the pros and cons and the differences in malts. They also cover how canning is helping business big and small and some of Maryland's legal problems with beer legislation. Also, gentle reminder, Saturday is Learn to Brew Day.

Maryland craft beer lacks a...

Oct 23, 2017

This week's show notes include stories about why brew pubs are great bets for big breweries and small ones too, the Independent Label movement to buy Budweiser and why nitro beers are so much fun.

Why big breweries want to go local

We don't have to travel far back in our beer time machine to revisit the year when Goose...

Oct 13, 2017

This week Doug and Tony talk Porters season, craft beer independence and exporting the brewpub idea for breweries big and small. In the Home Brew FAQ we talk about finding the right balance during fermentation. The stories that inspired our conversation are below. Feel free to reach out to us with questions...