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.
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!
Here are some of the op-eds and interviews I read this week!
Selma is still going strong, and I couldn’t be happier, especially since the free student screenings have finally come to Birmingham (as well as Trenton, NJ)! I was waiting on this to happen, since Birmingham is one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. I am surprised Mayor Bell, who always has something to say about something happening “for the good of the city,” didn’t have a quote in the press release.
Earlier Friday, Birmingham, AL protesters upheld the quickly-legendary tradition of #BlackLivesMatter and took to the streets, showing solidarity with the other protests happening all across the country.