We leave DC and travel to Montana, land of the Scotch Ale, but more importantly, home of Kate Bernot, the beer journalist and writer of Good Beer Hunting. Kate is in the leadership of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and is an award-winning author who writes for other publications such as Craft Beer & Brewing.
Kate reveals why Montana’s regional peculiarity is the Scotch Ale. Jake and Kate then take a birdseye view on beer in America and discuss some of the greatest beer comebacks and whether the Boston Lager will make a reprisal, the rise of hard seltzers, ready-to-drink cocktails, and canned wine, and how these trends may lead to buyer confusion. Then, Kate shares about the #MeToo reckoning in the beer industry and how beer journalists should approach it. Jake and Kate discuss why victims’ stories were not shared through traditional media and what the role of beer journalists should be in this era.
In other news, Brandy gives us the rundown on all the beer events and happenings in the DMV, and shares which breweries are currently hiring!