Craft brewing has been around for thousands of years, but with the amount of craft breweries popping up on almost every corner, one might think the art of turning grain, hops, yeast and water into beer was just discovered. According to the Brewers Association, craft brewer sales grew at a rate of 5 percent by volume in 2017 and accounts for 12.7 percent of the U.S. beer market by volume. Whether you’re looking for your next “cold one” to sip or you’re wanting try making your own craft beer, here are some podcasts about craft beer to listen to. Good Beer Hunting An in-depth look at the constantly changing craft beer industry in the U.S., host Michael Kiser interviews figures from self-proclaimed beer nerds to fermentation scientists. GBH aims to balance the culture of craft beer with the business it supports. Recent episodes include “Xavier Losada of Bee Beer Craft Beer and Cheeses,” “Best Friends, Bylines, and Beers” and “Nick Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.” Find it: https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-podcast/ The Sour Hour Focusing on the process of making sour (aka wild) beer, co-founder of The Rare Barrel and host Jay Goodwin takes an in-depth look into the biology and fermentation of making unique beers. Goodwin interviews numerous mixed-fermentation brewers from around the world to help listeners make a world-class beer. Recent episodes include “J.C. Hill and Andrew Rose from Yeast of Eden,” “Bootleg Biology” and “The Bad Beer Show.” Find it: http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/the-sour-hour/ She’s Crafty The She’s Crafty podcast follows Catherine Contreras’ humorous journey to find the best beer knowledge. Based in San Antonio, Contreras gives the predominantly male industry a female perspective through the beers and brewers in Texas. Contreras interviews the men and women making the best brews, and answers listener’s questions. Recent episodes include “Guadalupe Brewing,” “Southerleigh Brewing” and “Cactus Land Brewing.” Find it: https://apple.co/2zy8WI8 BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing For experts and novices craft brewers alike, host Brad Smith discusses the genetic makeup of yeast, recipes and the best techniques. Smith interviews the top brewers from around the world who share their stories about beer, craft beer and homebrew. Recent episodes include “Beer and Food Pairing,” “Gluten Free Brewing” and “Hop Biotransformation and NE IPA.” Find it: https://apple.co/2LdT4vs