Quarentimes #9 – Chalonda White | Afro.Beer.Chick

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Chalonda White, host of This Chick Talks Beer podcast and curator of Afro.Beer.Chick, joins Ed and Day to talk about her start in the beer industry, one that has become instrumental for connecting Black drinkers. As an expert in beer and bourbon, she talks both with Ed and Day and also shares her extensive knowledge of the Chicago brewing scene – one that includes 160+ breweries. Listen in as she offers a hilarious take on how she keeps her “liver poppin'” before turning serious and discusses the lack of urban breweries. Midway through, the conversation gets personal, and wildly entertaining, as the trio discusses the mix of the personal and professional. Ms. White explains how her other project, The Neat Pour, a podcast she hosts with her husband, has been affected by the pandemic and how bourbon helps keep things smoothed over. Ed and Day sip a Black is Beautiful collab from Modern Methods, one that was brewed by Hannah Ferguson, Ohio’s only female Black brewer, and features cocoa nibs and strawberry. Day places the collab in his top three, and Ms. White lists her own favorites and places Second Shift out of St. Louis as her favorite. The closing segment explores the different beer crazes as Afro.Beer.Chick begs for a, “a good, clean, old-fashioned IPA.” A fantastic listen from start to finish. Find more about Chalonda White across social media: @afro.beer.chick

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