July 4th Beer Special | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

July 4th Beer Special

In this hour, host Christopher Kimball speaks with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of barbecue sauce and reveals which brand the Test Kitchen prefers. Beer expert Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards, Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, takes host Christopher Kimball through a beer tasting of lagers and ales and explains the difference. And test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Memphis-style ribs right at home.


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