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Bean to Barstool Podcast | Favorite Beers & Chocolates of 2023

Bean to Barstool Podcast

Today’s episode is a look back at my favorite beers and chocolates of 2023. You’ll also hear from several friends and colleagues in the beer and chocolate worlds who share their own favorites from the last year as well.

Guests include:

Ruvani de Silva  (beer writer)
Mandy Naglich (beer writer) – Listen to Mandy & I discuss her new book How to Taste.
Estelle Tracy (chocolate educator) – Listen to Estelle & I discuss pairing chocolate with wine & beer.
Emma Wargolet (beer writer)
Caterina Gallo (chocolate expert)
Luke Owen Smith (beer & chocolate writer) – Listen to Luke & I discuss the New Zealand beer & chocolate scenes.
Shay Pal (chocolate expert) – Listen to Shay & I discuss one of our favorite chocolate bars.
Amanda Camp (beer PR professional)

Bean to Barstool is a podcast that looks at the intersections between craft beer and craft chocolate, using them as lenses for exploring the world of flavor and the way flavor interacts with our memories, emotions, imaginations and even our identities to teach us more about who we are. It is hosted by Advanced Cicerone® David Nilsen. Bean to Barstool recently joined the PorchDrinking podcast network, so be sure to check out all their episodes here.

Click each to read the full lists of my favorite beers, chocolates & pairings from the past year.

You can listen to previous years’ annual favorites episodes here: 2022, 2021, 2020.

The following articles & episodes are mentioned in this episode:
Precious and Grace—Brouwerij Van Steenberge’s Tripel Van De Garre
Episode 71: Adam Krantz of Monsoon Chocolate
Episode 30: Nostalgia Chocolate
Cacao Fruit Pulp in Beer
Yellow Springs & Urban Artifact Partner to Benefit Women’s Brewing Scholarship

The music for Bean to Barstool is by indie folk musician Anna ps. You can find out more about Anna’s music in the show notes or at her website, where you can also get in touch to book her to play at your brewery or other establishment.

Check out the Bean to Barstool shop to order zines, beer cards & prints, and issues of Final Gravity (and preorder Issue 03 now!)

You can support us on Patreon here.

Happy New Year!


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