Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Craft Beer Trends Episode

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For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — Managing Editor Nicole Raney, Food and Drink Editor Sam Slaughter, and the inimitable host, Greg Nibler — is joined by one of The Manual’s beer writers, Lee Heidel (of the website and podcast Brew/Drink/Run) to discuss trends in craft beer for 2018 and 2019.

To start off with, the gang discusses what was big for beer in 2018 — what happened with breweries, what styles took the cake for most popular, and more. Next, Lee looks ahead to 2019 and gives some predictions about what he thinks is to come and what he hopes is to come. Is the Milkshake IPA going to continue reigning supreme? What about sour beers? Are barrel-aged brews in their twilight years? Finally, Lee discusses what he hopes to see more of in 2019.

Tune in to this hop-tastic episode of the podcast to find out all that and more.

Just be warned: You’re going to want to have a beer while listening, so pour one first before hitting play. Then maybe pour another while listening. Then maybe one more after.  You won’t be disappointed

If you have a question for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for podcast polls so you can join the discussion. You can also follow Lee and Brew/Drink/Run on Instagram and Facebook.

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