Barley & Me

Episode 72: Tobias Zollo and Marcus Englet of Weihenstephan

April 30, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to San Francisco, CA, to sit down with Tobias Zollo, head brewer, and Marcus Englet, Sales Director, of Bayerische Staatsbraurei Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world, to discuss their new collaboration beer with Sierra Nevada, Braupakt! It's a beautiful blend of old and new world brews, with a bold citrus up front, with a classic Hefe finish. But we can't just discuss that beer, which took almost a year of conversation to perfect, we have to talk about the Bavarian and German brewing industry, Weihenstephan's history (which goes back farther than anyone's), and how the craft beer movement is affecting Europe. Plus! A sneak peak at Weihenstephan and Sierra Nevada's next collaboration, how Weihenstephan is navigating the craft beer boom, and a discussion of what makes a perfect FestBier. All this and more, on Episode 72 of Barley & Me! Enjoy!

Happy 502nd birthday to Reinheitsgebot!

Thank you to Royal Exchange, in San Francisco, CA, for hosting this fine beer release event. Follow them on Instagram @royalexchange

Also, thank you to Blaze PR for setting this all up.

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