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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

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 Skyhorse Publishing.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The vast sweep of beer history, zooming in and out to identify key moments in the development of the beer cocktail.
  • Where and how these concoctions came about, with special focus on Great Britain and the United States.
  • The use of herbs, spices, and bittering agents like wormwood to create proto-cocktails with strange names like gruit, purl, wassail, and posset.
  • Classic and contemporary beertails ranging from Jerry Thomas’s Porter Punch to the Michelada.
  • The answer to the ever-pressing question: What would Jesus Drink?
  • And much, much more.