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This Week On Beer Sessions Radio™ – Britain’s Greene King, Philly’s Monk’s Cafe, Giving Thanks For Great Beer (11/22/11)

This week’s guests on Beer Sessions Radio™ will include a special phone-in with John Bexon, Head Brewer at Greene King Brewing and Brands in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Possibly best known for their Old Speckled Hen beer, Greene King dates to the 18th Century and is such an important part of the community that when John came on in 2000 he was told, “There are three important people in this town: the Chief of Police, the Undertaker and the Head Brewer.” We look forward to hearing about John’s travels (he frequents many pubs and breweries both in Europe and the US, seeking out and sampling not only his beers but other breweries’ beers, as well, in order to get inspiration in developing ideas for new beers) and the great beers of Greene King.

Coming back stateside, we welcome Tom Peters from Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. As co-chair of Philly Beer Week, Tom is one of the pioneers of the beer scene in Philadelphia.  He has been on the show (via phone) before  and was a very good friend of Ray’s. We’re happy to finally get him in the studio.

Bringing things home, we’re thankful for beer friends Jen Schwertman, Ed Berestecki from Mugs Ale House in Brooklyn, and Mike Battaglia from Total Beverage Solution, all of whom will be weighing in on the local beer scene going into the holiday weekend. We’re thankful for everyone who comes on the show and for our listening audience. Wishing everyone a beery happy Thanksgiving!