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On this week’s edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re doing something a little different! We’re sharing with you some of the best conversations on our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks.” Here, we talk Tiki with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Brad Smith, some things to look for with beer in 2020 with Sal Mortillaro and Matt Horney, and “women in spirits” with Julie Reiner and Dale DeGroff.

Pictured above – (upper left, from left) Dale DeGroff and Julie Reiner, (at right, from left) Matt Horney, Bryan Dias, and Sal Mortillaro, (lower left, from left) Jeff Beachbum Berry, Bryan Dias, and Brad Smith.

NOLADrinks Show – Best of Another Shot with NOLADrinks – Feb20Ep1

For those who catch the show on local New Orleans radio each week, you’re missing what is, often, the best part of the show – our podcast-only, extended chat, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks!” Podcast listeners know that in this segment, we often get “more into the weeds,” in some fashion or another.

Well, we decided that every-so-often we will cull some of our favorite “Another Shot” segments and present them to you in one “greatest hits” show. Even if you’re podcast listener, you may have missed some of these or it’s just a great chance to hear some cool, interesting conversations a second time!

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On this week’s show, we have three great segments lined-up for you…

First up, we are over at Latitude 29, the terrific French Quarter Tiki bar operated by cocktail historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and his wife Annene. We’re joined by Jeff along with their head bartender and GM, Brad Smith.

For the first handful of minutes we discuss their holiday “Sippin’ Santa” program. Then, we move into a conversation about the Planter’s Punch cocktail, its long and sometimes hazy history, and how it forms the “blueprint” for Tiki cocktails to this day. We also discuss the importance of allspice in the world of Tiki drinks including the famed Navy Grog.

For the full episode of this show, check out the post here.

Next, we pull our “Another Shot” chat from a recent December show where we talked about the year that was in beer in 2019. We talk with our resident beer experts Matt Horney and Sal Mortillaro about some trends and ideas to look for in 2020!

To get the full original episode of this show, you can visit this post.

Lastly, we’re joined by two cocktail legends from a show in September – Julie Reiner and Dale DeGroff. This conversation came on the heels of Tales of the Cocktail 2019 where Julie and Dale were connected to a cocktail competition. Entrants were tasked with creating and naming a cocktail inspired by a woman in their life or from history.

During this “Another Shot,” we talk about the changing landscape for women in the spirits and cocktail industry including the increase in female master distillers and craft cocktail bartenders. Though many things have changed, much for the better, there is still a ways to go and we touch on some ideas and incidents that reflect that. We also discuss the importance of inclusivity in the industry.

If you’d like to hear the full episode with Dale and Julie, please check out this post.

We hope you enjoy these segments – we loved bringing them to you. Be on the lookout, from time-to-time, for more “Best of Another Shot with NOLADrinks!” To subscribe to, stream, and download The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias podcast, please use the links and player at the top of the post! Please also to be sure to catch the full episodes of these shows using the links above (you can also get more info on our guests, see maps with some of the locations mentioned, and much more). Also, to catch all our shows, you can see them here.

We’ll be back with a new show next week!

Cheers, You All!

~ Bryan