Birmingham brewer brings Japanese influence to home brews in “Beerland” episode (Plus meet and greet info!)

I’m not a beer drinker. Actually, I don’t drink any alcohol. But if I did want to get in touch with my beer connoisseur side, it’s good to know there’s someone in my neck of the woods I can trust—Miki Jinno. She’s not only a Birmingham local, but she’s also got her own episode of Viceland’s travel/competition show, Beerland.

If you happen to be in Birmingham TONIGHT (Dec. 14), go to the Tin Roof (2709 7th Ave. S, Birmingham, AL) for the BEERLAND episode screening featuring Jinno. You can also meet Jinno at the meet-and-greet after the screening. The event lasts from 6 p.m. CT to 10 p.m. CT.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Jinno is one of the best local beer experts. Jinno is trained in traditional Japanese Princess Tea ceremonies he fuses Japanese culture and traditions into contemporary brews, such as beer infused with matcha.

For Jinno, the world of beer and brewing allows for people to connect in a different, and less divisive way. “When we’re discussing beer, we’re not discussing politics or religion,” she said.

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In each episode, host and Golden Road Brewing founder Meg Gill visits a new city and learns about the biggest local home brewers in the area. She only invites just one brewer back to Los Angeles with her to participate in a final taste-off, a national distribution deal hanging in the balance. Will Jinno be the chosen one to represent the Magic City? We’ll see.

What do you think about Jinno and her multicultural beers? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

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