Category: Beer

Kosher-Certification for America’s Kosher Brewery & Bakery, Long Beach Beer Lab [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 121st episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Harmony Sage Fried and Dr. Levi Fried share about kosher-certification for Long Beach Beer Lab and Long Beach Bread Lab:

America’s Kosher Brewery & Bakery: Long Beach Beer Lab and Long Beach Bread Lab, featuring Harmony & Dr. Levi Fried [The Jewish Drinking Show episode 121]

Intro While there are thousands of breweries in America and even dozens of them under kosher-certification, there is only one that is also a kosher-certified brewery! Located in Southern California, Long Beach Beer Lab and Long Beach Bread Lab is America’s kosher brewery and bakery. Speaking about founding, owning, and operating these businesses on the […]

JTA Article on Shmaltz Brewing Ownership Transition

Although not news for listeners of The Jewish Drinking Show, you may have caught yesterday’s article in the JTA regarding Shmaltz Brewing’s transition of ownership. Written by Andrew Lapin, the article describes the transition of ownership between original owner, Jeremy Cowan, and new owner, Jesse Epstein. As listeners/viewers of the 117th episode of The Jewish Drinking […]

Shmaltz Brewing, Featuring Jeremy Cowan & Jesse Epstein [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #117]

When I came across a press release announcing the end of Shmaltz Brewing Company last fall (and see also articles in Brewbound and Forward), I was sad to see Shmaltz Brewing come to an end, but also knew it would be an excellent opportunity to have a conversation with the founder of the company for an episode […]

Pharoah’s Cupbearer and Baker as Cultural Conflict of Wine vs. Beer, featuring Dr. Jon Greenberg [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #116]

A story we encounter in the book of Genesis that, at first glance, may seem to have something to do with drinking could also be seen as having a lot to do with drinking. I am speaking about that concerning Pharoah’s cupbearer (drinks-master) and his baker, whom Joseph meets in jail and interprets their dreams. […]

“Beer is Man’s Life”: TaZ on Hadash, Featuring Rabbi Ezra Goldschmiedt – The Jewish Drinking Show, Episode #91

How important was beer to 17th century Jews? Apparently, more significant than you or I might guess. In fact, one 17th century rabbi argued that it was significant enough to create a leniency to a Biblical commandment in certain circumstances. In a comment to Rabbi Moses Isserles’ gloss on Shulhan Arukh YD 293:3, Rabbi David HaLevi […]

New Kosher Beverage Resources

Four new resources have been launched to help kosher-concerned consumers consider kosher drinks. Specifically, these pages are on beer wine whiskey whiskey aged in containers that previously held gentile wine (e.g. Scotch in Sherry casks) While these resources are still quite new, I welcome any feedback, suggestions, questions, or more at Drew [at] JewishDrinking.com.

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