Journeys of Discovery: Texas's Oldest brewpub celebrates Fredericksburg’s German heritage

May 22, 2020

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Brewmaster, Rick Green and his assistant Riley Smith at Fredericksburg Brewing Company in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. The Brewing Company (the oldest brewpub in Texas) specializes in old-world German-style beers that celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage. Their style is predicated on the 500 year-old German purity laws Reinheitsgebot limiting ingredients to hops, barley, yeast and water. Although the brewmasters do diverge and come up with some zesty, super popular seasonal specials.

This show was originally broadcast January 11, 2018 and is reposted as a “best-of-the-best” podcast in celebration of Journeys of Discovery’s 30th anniversary producing on-air and digital media podcasts featured on KCBX and NPR One.

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