Beer Notes is a new two-minute weekly radio show focused on craft beer. The show covers interesting stories about the artistry, science, history, and trends 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 who loves craft beer can hear the show.

This show celebrates craft beer. If you’re in the Salisbury area, please join us on Thursday evenings, where we’ll give you a brief lesson on where your favorite beers come from, why they taste so good, how the craft beer lovers culture developed, and more. You can also explore all of our previous episodes below.

If you find that your local station doesn’t yet carry the show, please email the program director and ask them to carry it. 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.

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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.

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Get Beer Notes on Your Local NPR Station

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 above and fill out the form.

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Catch Beer Notes on Delmarva Public Radio on Thursday evenings.

2019 Episodes

Click here to listen to episodes from Beer Notes’ 2018 season.

March 21

All about Maibocks. One of our favorite springtime beers, the maibock or “helles bock” is pale, hoppy, and traditionally enjoyed after a long winter of strong, roasty bocks and doppelbocks.

March 14

How did we end up with sour beer? First all beer was sour, and then none of it was, but now, sometimes, it is again. And we like it.

March 7

The importance of water in the brewing process. Water makes up about 90-95% of the total makeup of your craft beer, so the water you brew with is pretty important.

February 28

Ales vs Lagers. The lager is predicted to be a major trend in 2019. This week on Beer Notes, we discuss what makes the lager different from the traditional ale.

February 21

Combining cannabis and craft beer. The fascination with cannabis continues, and not surprisingly, craft brewers are finding creative ways to infuse this plant into their (nonalcoholic) beers.

February 14

The History of the IPA. America’s favorite craft beer, the American India Pale Ale, had its heady start in the British Empire in the 18th century.

February 7

Corn Syrup in Craft Beer. If you saw Bud Light’s commercial in Super Bowl LIII, you might be wondering… Why is there corn syrup in some beer? And is it a bad thing?

January 31

Camp Fire’s “Resilience Butte County Proud” IPA. Over 1,400 breweries across the U.S., under the leadership of Sierra Nevada, teamed together to brew the same beer. All to raise money for the northern California “Camp Fire” relief.

January 24

Craft Breweries and the Government Shutdown. When the U.S. government shuts down, furloughed federal workers and government contractors aren’t the only Americans affected — many small businesses, including craft breweries, also suffer.

January 17

Sustainable Craft Beer. Environmentally-friendly craft breweries are changing the landscape of beer, from the ingredients to the packaging to the brewing process itself — some going as far as brewing with “upcycled” food that would’ve otherwise been thrown away.

January 10

Beer and All the Senses. Don’t just taste your beer — see it, smell it, feel it, even hear the bubbles fizzing to enjoy its full effect and optimize the beer-drinking experience.

January 3

Food Pairings. Pairing beer with food is a science and a form of art, so you’ll be the talk of the town once you start inviting your friends and family over for hand-picked beer pairing dinners.