Media

Here are a few of the places I’ve appeared in the media.

Television Appearances:

Discovery Health Channel, Get Fresh with Sara Snow. I appeared in the green wedding episode teaching the groom-to-be how to make organic homebrew.

Lime TV. “Guide to Organic Beer Tasting.” Lime produced this two minute video of me leading a beer tasting and talking about organic beer and real ale at Goose Island Brewery in Chicago. July 2007. Two minutes long.

Lime TV. “How Organic Beer Is Made.” A three minute piece, also produced by Lime, about how beer is made and how to be a beer activist. July 2007. Three minutes long.

Radio Appearances:

KPFA, San Francisco. Pacifica Radio Morning Show host Philip Maldari interviews me about Fermenting Revolution and we take call in questions. September 4, 2007. About 20 mins.

96.1 The Brew. Mookie, Michelle and Wally the Beertender chat with me on The Morning Brew about ancient beer history, beer travels in Asia and Africa, and the great life of a being a beer activist. July 20, 2007. About 15 mins.

CJLY. Host Jon Steinman has me on his show Deconstructing Dinner for a long discussion about beer and its role in sustainability, gender, spirituality, community and pretty much everything else. July 19, 2007. 40 mins.

WETA. NPR affiliate in Arlington. VA. Live in-studio interview by Rebecca Roberts on her show The Intersection, on which I discuss the importance of locally-owned breweries. Greg Kitsock, editor of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News, also makes an appearance. Aired Friday, January 12, 2007. About 20 mins long.

KAXE, (click on Real Good Words and then on the archive files) NPR affiliate in Minnesota. Interviewed by Heidi Holtan on Real Good Words, aired January 6 and 7, 2007.

Beer Radio. Listen to me play guest host on this all-beer all-the-time satellite radio show. Dec. 16, 2006.

Strategies for Living. Interviewed by radio talk show host David McMillian. Nov. 30, 2006.

Air America, Chris is interviewd by EcoTalk show host Betsy Rosenberg. Nov. 20, 2006.

Eating and Drinking to Save the World.” A podcast interview by Anne Bramley at eatfeed.com. March 2005.

Print Coverage:

The Blogger Beat: Beer Activist Chris O’Brien” by Emily Leaman, Washingtonian.com, Sept. 3, 2008.
Interview with the Beer Activist at Franklin’s Brewery and General Store.

The Revolution Will Be Carbonated” by Joel Sparks, On Tap Magazine, August 3, 2008
Joel (author of Ordobat’s Folly) recounts my personal “beer” origin story.

There’s a Tinge of Green in the Glass” by Greg Kitsock, Washington Post, May 7, 2008
Greg covers the organic beer angles – growing markets, health benefits, obstacles to growth, and more, including a number of quotes from yours truly, Chris O’Brien, a.k.a. the Beer Activist.

Want to Know about Beer? Here’s the Book” by Don Russell, a.k.a. Joe Sixpack, Philadelphia Daily News, July 13, 2007.
Book review.

“Boys on Brew Book Review” by Jon Steinman, Off-Centre Magazine, July 2007.
Book review of Fermenting Revolution

“Beer Activist: Better Beer Better World?” by Maggie Badore, Real Detroit Weekly, June 5, 2007.
A short feature on how craft beer is saving the world.

Can chocolate, beer and mushrooms save the world?” by Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, April 20, 2007.
A fun article, if somewhat contrived, pitting three authors against each other to duke it out over which food saves the world the best.

Drink beer, save the world,” by Lisa Balde, Chicago Daily Herald’s Beep news weekly, Chicago, IL, April 12, 2007.
Another bar stool sermon from the beer activist. My favorite spliced quote from this article: “The planet has reached a crisis point . . . you can only drink so much Miller Lite.”

Drinking Beer Can Change the World (Well, Maybe),” by Lisa Kaiser, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, Wi, Dec. 21, 2006
In addition to a long-winded rant with me, this article also reports on some of the eco-efforts undertaken by Milwaukee breweries like Lakefront Brewery, Sprecher Brewing Co., Water Street Brewery and Stonefly Brewing Co.

Exit’s Quick Reference Guide to Becoming a Beer Snob,” by Amy Kuperinsky, Exit Weekly, July 19, 2006
I hate the idea of being a “beer snob” but I guess that’s what they call you in New Jersey if you sip your beer from a chalice rather than chugging it from a beer bong. Actually, Amy was very nice and I forgive her for the idiotic title.

Online:

Grist, The Grist List, March 2007. Grist says “It’s official. You can drink beer and save the world.”

Interview with the Beer Activist,” by Chris Gillis, Shoreman Organic Ales, February 28, 2007
Gillis interviews me about brewing with organic ingredients, being involved in a cooperatively-owned brew-supply business, GMO ingredients, and more.

Brewing Trouble,” book review by Benjamin Dangle, Toward Freedom, March 18, 2008
Dangle goes in-depth in his raves about Fermenting Revolution in this journal that’s been covering world news from a perspective perspective since 1952.

6 Responses to Media

  1. Barbara says:

    Hi Chris I emailed you yesterday about doing an interview for lime.com while you’re in Chicago.

    Drop me a line at bsteele@lime.com.

    thanks,

    Barbara

  2. beeractivist says:

    Sounds great Barbara. We’ll connect off-line and I’ll look forward to meeting you at the Green Festival.

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