You can learn more about beer from Garbage Time with Katie Nolan than any other sports show in the history of athletics. Until now her coverage was mostly on the consumption side of things. Katie Nolan recently took a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery though, where Jim Koch showed her where the magic happens. Not a bad person to teach you how to make beer.
Like Katie, I’ve never been to the Sam Adams brewery either. Sadly it looks nothing like the Willy Wonka-esque Pawtucket Brewery that Peter Griffin visited, but it’s still impressive. I could spend days in the Sam Adams Nano Brewery, just me an my perfect pint glass getting to know every tap.
In a bit of perfect timing, you’ll can see Katie Nolan and Jim Koch sipping Sam Adams Utopias towards the end of the video. In the coming month I’ll be raffling off the bottle I picked up way back in 2013 with the proceeds going to Open Heart Magic, an organization that trains volunteers to perform interactive Bedside Magic in children’s hospitals. So keep an eye out for that post! You can drink well and do good.