Beer Hacks

October 9, 2018
Listen: Beer Hacks

Here's the situation. You’ve got friends coming over for beers after work. You get home, and there it is. Your beer. On the floor of the garage, not in your fridge. And you can’t find your bottle opener. Have no fear; the King of Beer Hacks is here! Ben Robinson is the author of Beer Hacks: 101 Tips, Tricks, and Projects. He shared a handful of his favorite hacks with Managing Producer Sally Swift including three ways of cooling your beer down quickly -- one of which is quite mind-blowing -- creative workarounds for when you can't find a legit bottle opener, and his advice for the best glassware for beers with specific serving temperatures. Robinson also shared his recipes for the beer cocktails Black Velvet and Amaro and Beer Cocktail. And if you're looking for something fun to pair with your beer or beer cocktail, try Andrea Slonecker’s Pennsylvania Dutch Hard Pretzel recipe.

Our presenting sponsor is Bob's Red Mill, an employee-owned company that offers organic and stone-ground products. As we jump back into baking season, remember that Bob’s Red Mill is a great source for all of your baking needs, from whole grains and flours to foolproof gluten-free baking mixes. For more information about all of their products, visit the Bob’s Red Mill website.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • October 9, 2018