Beer Notes2018-11-08T16:17:49+00:00

Beer Notes is a NEW two-minute weekly radio show focused on craft beer. It will bring you interesting stories about the artistry, science, history, trends and fun of craft beer and is brought to you by Shore Craft Beer and Delmarva Public Radio on the Eastern Shore, where World Class Beer meets World Class Beauty.   This is the first show dedicated to craft beer that is syndicated nationally so every National Public Radio listener that loves craft beer can hear the show.  Since this is new, we ask that all of you ask your local NPR station to pick up Beer Notes from the PRX exchange.   Please email us if you have any questions.

This show celebrates craft beer.  If you are in the Salisbury area, please join us on Thursday evenings, where we’ll give you a brief lesson on where your favorite beers comes from, why they taste so good, how the craft beer lovers culture developed and more.  Please check with your local station on when they play Beer Notes.  If you find that they don’t yet carry the show, please email the program director and ask them to carry the show.  An email form is located below for your use.  You can copy the text and email it yourself or use our tool to email the stations listed.  If you want a station added to the list, please use the link below to email us.

Thanks for your help and your interest.  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Syndicated Nationwide

Beer Notes is being syndicated by Delmarva Public Radio so the show is available nationwide to craft beer aficionados who listen to National Public Radio. Please be sure to ask your local station to carry Beer Notes.

Send Us Ideas for Shows

Shore Craft Beer would love your ideas for topics for the next Beer Notes episode. Please contact us with your great ideas.

Get Beer Notes on Your Local NPR Station

Click to request that your local NPR station plays Beer Notes

Because Beer Notes is syndicated on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), anybody across the nation can hear Beer Notes if their station chooses to play it.  We have put together a request email as well as the emails for Program Directors for some stations across the country.  We need your help, however.  Please use this form to email your favorite station, or, you can use it to populate your email with the draft request letter.  Then, you can find the email address for your local station’s Program Director and send your email.   If you would like to add your local station’s contact information to our list so more listeners can email their stations easily, please click on the link below and fill out the form.

Click to Add Your NPR station to our list

Catch Beer Notes on Delmarva Public Radio on Thursday evenings.


Week of October 18, 2018

Oktoberfest. The history of Oktoberfest dates back to the 19th century in Munich, Germany, and it’s always fun to think about when enjoying a classic Oktoberfest ale.

October 25, 2018

Pumpkin beer. Love it or hate it, come autumn, you can’t avoid it. Here’s why you have the early American settlers and Buffalo Bill to thank for the seasonal staple.

November 1, 2018

Supertasters. Are you a supertaster? If you are, you might taste craft beer a little differently. If you have an aversion to IPAs, black coffee and brussel sprouts, you might be part of the 25% of the population who call themselves supertasters. But don’t worry — there’s still a beer out there for you.

Soon to air

Gluten-Free Beers. When 19 million people have conditions that necessitate they eliminate gluten from their diets, that’s about 7% of the population who can’t enjoy a cold, classic, barley-and-wheat brewed beer. That is, until a handful of innovative brewers began using two different processes to create gluten-free beer.

New England IPAs. There’s nothing wrong with a little haze. The New England IPA that we’ve come to know and love was first brewed in the 1990s, but it wasn’t until years later that the once-controversial style became a microbrewery staple.

Beer Tourism. Beer is crossing the great pond in both directions, and so are people, in search of excellent beer. More and more, cities and towns all over the world are being dubbed “craft beer destinations,” and people are planning “beercations” to their favorite craft beer-centric locales.

Cans vs. Bottles. You might have grown up thinking that beer always tastes better from a glass bottle, but now that breweries are cranking out more and more canned beers, it’s time to face the facts: When comparing beer from a bottle to beer from a can, it’s now nearly impossible to taste the difference.

Wedding Beers. Planning a wedding? More and more brides and grooms-to-be are incorporating craft beer into their nuptials, and some are even brewing an original beer specifically for their wedding day. It’s the perfect way to celebrate one’s hoppily ever after.

Global Climate Change and Beer. The world’s changing climate affects almost every aspect of our lives, and craft beer is certainly no exception. From barley and hop yields to the overall taste of beer, here’s what could happen to our craft beer, and what brewers are doing about it.