There is a lot of talk about freshness when it comes to beer. Some breweries encourage drinkers to keep cans cold and to drink fresh. Otheres go above and beyond to date stamp when a beer was packaged or by when it is best consumed.

What is freshness and why does it matter?

On this episode of the All About Beer podcast hosts Em Sauter and Don Tse talk with two experts in the field who offer perspective from both the brewery and the retail space.

Erika Goedrich is the owner of Craft Beer Cellar in Washington, D.C. and co-founder of Mindful Drinking Fest.

John Kimmich co-founded The Alchemist in 2003 with his wife Jen.  As Head Brewer of their company, John oversees all brewing operations, recipe development and quality control.

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