Hi all and welcome to this week’s episode of People & Pints! I am officially back in Boston, starting off the fall of my senior year! To properly transition into podcast life in Boston, I tapped my roommate and good friend Liam to join me on this episode. Liam and I met a couple years ago but haven’t had a lot of time to get to know each other. This was the first time we got to see each other in 15 months. I mentioned on the podcast how being abroad can disrupt a friendship but luckily we shared a beer and some good conversation to reignite our friendship.
Liam took some time to describe his experience studying and living in Aix-en-Provence, France. He gained a great perspective delving into daily life and culture beyond the confines of Paris. Liam also explained how his host mother imparted an “outsider perspective from an insider.” He immersed himself in a unique culture and tradition before transitioning back to life in Boston.
After Liam’s words of wisdom, we delved into our beer. To bridge the gap between podcast life in NJ/NY and Boston we had a beer from Sixpoint, Resin, which is a Douple IPA. Keir, a brewer and brand ambassador from Sixpoint, joined me on the previous episode! Liam described the beer as “bitter” and also “balanced” while I said “unusual.” We then tried to pick out what genre of music Resin would be. Liam said “singer/songwriter” and I chose “punk.” Lastly, Liam said the ideal location to drink the beer would be on a pier in a beach town alongside some food. I agreed that a food pairing would be great and I chose sometime in the fall.
After we finished our “review” of the beer, we chatted about Liam’s history and relationship with music and performance. My association with Liam began with his singing talent and connection to music. I didn’t realize, though, that it was so embedded in his personality and he shared some wonderful insights! There’s certainly a connection between music and beer so this will be a great conversation to continue on future episodes.
We had a short episode but it was a lot of fun! Liam was nervous but I thought we ended up having a very revelatory and lovely conversation. He is sure to be back and I’m glad he enjoyed his first People & Pints experience!
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