Rich Howells

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home and New Belgium La Folie

BEER WITH EVERYTHING PODCAST: Rare Barrel Home, Sour Home and New Belgium La Folie
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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 and beer enthusiast George Zvirblis, 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) and George is a beer collector who travels to breweries nationwide, 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

George is off again and taking a break from beer, so Derek and Rich sample two very different sour beers – Home, Sour Home by The Rare Barrel and La Folie by New Belgium Brewing Company – and discuss the unique brewing process and surprising flavors in sour beers. We also talk about NEPA Scene turning one year old, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent competition and the Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Competition, the passing of Wes Craven and his legacy in film, the dated cheesiness of special effects in films like “Death Spa,” found footage films and how they can be done well, foreign movie “sequels,” costumed characters and Spike TV’s “Jail,” the new “Star Wars” toys unveiled on Force Friday, going broke ordering from Amazon, punk music, rebooting shows on Nickelodeon, reality TV and judging people, graphic images on TV and the Internet, keeping up with societal progress or getting left behind, and the presidential race, democracy, and socialism.

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