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Jeff Cioletti Talks Beer FAQ with Steal This Beer

Jeff Cioletti, author of Beer FAQ, sat down with Steal This Beer to discuss not only all things beer, but to blind taste and dissect two beers live on air. The podcast is led beer gurus Augie Carton (Carton Brewing) and John Holl (All About Beer Magazine) who get to the bottom of the day’s most pressing craft beer issues with help from opinionated brewer friends, know-it-all barkeeps, and smarmy industry insiders. Take a listen below:


There has never been, in the history of the world, a better time to drink a beer

-Jeff Cioletti

00139465fcDuring the Steel This Beer podcast, the book was referred to as “compressed one man’s Oxford.” Jeff Cioletti’s Beer FAQ answers many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world’s most popular adult beverage. Beer FAQ was written matter-of-factly, efficiently, and clean cut.

One of the segments of the podcast is blind tasting beer Augie, John, and Jeff blind tasted beer while sharing what they thought it would go great with. All shared different reactions which gave for better options for listeners to try once the ‘blind beer’ was revealed. What better game for Jeff to play as he has a chapter dedicated to this, ‘Perfect Couples: The Beer and Food Movement.’ In further discussion of the book, there was talk of what the hosts agreed and disagreed with in regards to certain picks Jeff chose to feature.

In Beer FAQ, Cioletti offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. He provides readers with a better understanding of not just the many varieties of beers out there, but also the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels. He also takes a nostalgic look at beer’s evolving role in pop culture—from advertising to television to movies—over the past century.

JEFF CIOLETTI is an internationally recognized beverage writer, having served as editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and written articles for a variety of publications, including Draft and All About Beer magazine. He is also the author of the book The Year of Drinking Adventurously and writer/producer/director of Beerituality, a feature-length comedy set in the world of craft beer. Cioletti is the creator and host of the weekly web beverage news show The Drinkable Week at He has been interviewed on a wide range of beverage-related topics for major national media outlets, including TV, radio, and print.


Jeff Cioletti Talks Beer FAQ with Happy Hour Radio

Jeff Cioletti, author of Beer FAQ, sat down with Happy Hour Radio to talk about what else, beer. The interview covered how he got into beer, his inspiration for the book, and more.


00139465fcThis interview gave fans of Beer a snapshot into Jeff’s latest work, Beer FAQJeff is no stranger to the beer as he became engrossed in the industry when he was working at Beverage World in 2003. Over a decade later he has merged his professional and personal life by traveling to various trade shows and countries to learn more about beer.

Jeff is the current editor-at-large of Beverage World Magazine and has offered his beverage-related insights on CNN International, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, WCBS-TV, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and many other media outlets.

He discussed the inspiration and process of making the book including what the book entails from the basic history and ingredients, to style, packaging, distribution, and breweriana collectors. The interview continues with Jeff sharing some personal fun facts, upcoming events featuring Beer FAQand more.

I think it;s a good sort of guide for anybody who is just getting into beer or if they’ve been into beer for a while.

Jeff Cioletti

Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it’s made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker’s glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer’s evolving role in pop culture – from advertising to television to movies – over the past century.