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Microbrews, Macro-Trends


Feeling festive? There's a beer for that. Want a sour, hoppy, balanced, chocolate ale? There's one for that, too. These days you can find a brew to satisfy almost any craving. But the shelves weren't always brimming with boutique lagers. This hour we'll talk about the craft brew craze, those who make their own, and what keeps small breweries in business.


  • Jim Ellison, co-owner, Columbus Brew Adventures
  • Julia Herz, homebrewer, Craft Beer Program Director, Brewers Association
  • Rick Armon, homebrewer, Reporter with the Akron Beacon Journal and author of Ohio Breweries