At this years European Beer bloggers Conference I met a guy called Jeffrey Katrencik who is also known as The Biking Brewer. While he does have his own blog, he has yet to write anything on it. Instead he has been blogging with his German friend Alexander Haller* over on Brewing up Bushwick. The three of us had some good times and I know we all fondly remember the odd but fantastic Kebabs that come on naan bread instead of pita bread, something even the Leeds locals had not come across and we came across them in separate places on two different nights. Much better than regular kebabs I thought.
Anyway in this video, which was the night of international beers, Jeff talks about the craft beer scene in his adopted state of North Carolina. Now; NC is not a state we hear about very often in relation to craft beer, at least certainly not in Europe but some interesting developments have occurred there recently that are putting it on the map.
Anyway take a look at the video if you like. Jeff also talks a little about the Highland Brewing Company in NC and their Gaelic Ale. His time in the UK changed his opinion of that beer. I don't recall much about the beer myself, way too much beer to keep track of that night.
* I interviewed Alex and he talks about German beer on the Conference Highlights video but Jeff knows how to talk and is very good at giving an interview so I had to cut him out and give him his own video.