All About Beer Podcast

Deep dives into craft beer.

Welcome to the All About Beer podcast hosted by Em Sauter of Pints and Panels and Don Tse (The Don of Beer). On each episode the duo dives deep into a specific topic in beer – from ingredients, to style, to process – and will feature the very best guests who are experts in the field to help unpack it all.

The All About Beer podcast is available on all the major podcast platforms. All About Beer releases new episodes of the podcast every other Thursday.  

Recent Episodes

The Science Behind a Beer’s Dryness

Attenuation is the consumption of sugar by yeast.  More attenuation means less residual sugar which generally means a drier beer

Decoding Beer Sales and Distribution

Salespeople are the backbone of the beer industry.  Either working for a distributor or working for a specific brewery, salespeople

The Subtle Art of Decoction Mashing

Decoction mashing is a traditional method of stepping the water and grains through different temperature stops in brewing.

The Quiet Resilience of the Black IPA

While most breweries now are brewing hazy or west coast IPAs, some are giving the black IPA a chance.

New Research into Biotransformation

New research into biotransformation is causing brewers to reexamine how they use hops, how they choose malts and how they ferment.

Is Kernza the Brewing Grain of Tomorrow?

Kernza is a new grain that has been bred with regenerative agricultural practices in mind. After decades of development, there

Keith Villa,

Is Pasteurization Better For Beer Flavor?

Pasteurization is a method of stabilizing beer through heat.  Although some people think pasteurization can negatively affect the flavor of

Cozy up with Warming Winter Ales

It’s December and what a festive time to be a beer drinker as winter beers are on the shelves. But

The Buzz on Coffee Beers

Like beer, coffee is one of society’s oldest and most fundamental beverages.  Perhaps that is why coffee beers taste so

Proper Ways to Cellar Beer

Drink beer fresh! Or not? Of course, beers like IPAs demand they be drunk fresh, lest you want to drink

Diastaticus and Hop Creep

In recent years, there has been much ado about diastaticus and hop creep.  One is driven by certain strains of

Creating Perfect Pastry Stouts

Over the past decade you’ve seen them in tasting rooms, those usually high ABV stouts that mimic your favorite treats

What is a Juicy Lager?

What’s in a style name? On this episode of the All About Beer Podcast Em Sauter and Don Tse talk

Brewing a Gold Medal Pumpkin Beer

There’s no denying when “spooky season” comes around that pumpkin beers will be available. A popular autumnal seasonal, pumpkin beers

The Evolution of IPA

India pale ale is the style that built craft beer.  With bold, hoppy flavors, it was distinctive and different and

Breweries, Trademarks, and the Law

A brewery’s trademark and its subsequent labels are its identity and protecting that involves many steps that involve beverage lawyers,

The Fun and Science of Fruit Beers

In the early days of craft beer, fruit was added to beer to offer something to people who didn’t like

The Environmentally Intense Aspects of Beer

Brewing can be environmentally intense.  It makes use of agricultural products – which themselves can be environmentally intense – water

Wood and Barrel Aging for Beer

Beers have been stored in wood for centuries.  Historically, it was simply a convenient water-tight vessel.  Today, brewers are using

The Constantly Changing Pilsner

Pilsners have been enjoyed since their invention in Bohemia – now the Czech Republic – since their release in the

Why New Zealand Hops are Special

It is autumn in the southern hemisphere which means it is harvest time for hops south of the equator.  This

Should a Barleywine be Aged?

On this episode of the All About Beer Podcast hosts Em Sauter and Don Tse talk about the queen of

The Best Bites for Your Beer

On this episode of the All About Beer Podcast it is a fresh deep dive into beer and food pairing. 

Finding Freshness in Beer

There is a lot of talk about freshness when it comes to beer. Some breweries encourage drinkers to keep cans

Identifying Off Flavors in Beer

How do you become well versed in identifying and understanding off flavors in beer? On this episode of the All

Ditch the Dirty Draft Lines

There’s nothing more important in the beer world that’s also super misunderstood and unappreciated than clean draft lines- a dirty

Time to Celebrate Christmas Beers

In November 1975, the Anchor Brewing Co. released what it called, simply, “Our Special Ale.” The beer quickly became known

Naked Brewing: The Theater of Kölsch

Let’s talk about about Kölsch. Our guests are Jenny Pfafflin of Chicago’s Dovetail Brewery and Jeremy Altier of Royal Oak

An Introduction to Beer Judging

How do you become a beer judge? How are beers evaluated at competition? Guests Sandy Cockerham and Mitch Steele explain the rigorous process of judging beers.

Drinking (and Making) Oktoberfest

For a beer lover this is the most wonderful time of the year. The annual rollout of Oktoberfest beers marks

Striving for The Perfect Taproom

With more than 9,000 breweries in the United States right now the chance to drink local has never been better.