Rich Howells

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: Episode 5 – Heretic Petit Rouge and Weyerbacher Blasphemy

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: Episode 5 – Heretic Petit Rouge and Weyerbacher Blasphemy
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Derek Warren’s popular How to Pair Beer with Everything column on is now a podcast! Joined by NEPA Scene founder and editor Rich Howells, they’ll try a different brew each week and examine it through all the senses, diving into personal experiences and opinions, pop culture, news, or whatever comes to mind. While Derek is an experienced beer reviewer and aficionado (and co-host of the Beer Geeks Radio Hour on WILK 103.1 FM), Rich is more of a casual craft beer drinker (and co-host of the NEPA Scene Podcast), so they’ll both offer their own uncensored perspectives and ask guests to share their own.

Every episode is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and

In Episode 5, we welcome our longtime guest and beer enthusiast George Zvirblis on as a regular co-host as we sample Petit Rouge by Heretic Brewing Company and Blasphemy by Weyerbacher Brewing Company. We talk about how Heretic became a homebrewing legend, subtle versus overwhelming flavors, Marvel’s new movie “Ant-Man” and respecting source material in adaptations while treading new creative ground, American remakes of Japanese horror films in the early 2000s, “The Tingler” and gimmicks to sell movies, what makes a cult classic and how they cannot be created on purpose, the incomprehensible disaster that is “The Trouble with Cali,” the upcoming “Ash vs. Evil Dead” TV show, actors and directors dealing with or accepting the B-list, the comedy gold of “Human Giant,” and more. We also make some bad jokes and bring up religion and thinking for yourself as we consider the theme of both beer names this week.

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