May 10, 2018
In this episode, we chat with cocktail author and beertail
expert Jon Yeager, who runs a Nashville-based beverage consulting
company alongside his wife Lindsay.
The two have co-authored the upcoming book, The
Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails, forthcoming from
In this episode, we discuss:
vast sweep of beer history, zooming in and out to identify key
moments in the development of the beer cocktail.
and how these concoctions came about, with special focus on Great
Britain and the United States.
use of herbs, spices, and bittering agents like wormwood to create
proto-cocktails with strange names like gruit, purl, wassail, and
- Classic and contemporary beertails ranging from
Jerry Thomas’s Porter Punch to the Michelada.
answer to the ever-pressing question: What would Jesus
much, much more.