Craft Beer and Cocktails in Paris

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk: Craft Beer and Cocktails in Paris


With the fifth annual Paris Beer Week happening in June, we take the occasion to dive a little deeper into the Paris craft beer scene, compare and contrast it to the cocktail scene and take a bit about mixing beer into cocktails.

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk: Craft Beer and Cocktails in ParisWe were lucky enough to get Laurent Cicurel one of the founders and managers  of la Fine Mousse as well as Matthew Long, bartender and manager at the Experimental Cocktail Club.  These two bars were forerunners in kicking off their respective Paris drinking trends and these guys had a ton of interesting talk about the topic.

If you’re looking for more cocktail talk between shows, head to our site, and if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download our iOS app, Paris Cocktails.

As always, thank YOU for listening and thanks to our guests Matthew Long and Laurent Cicurel for taking the time to come down (and climb the many stairs!!) to the studio.

Additional thanks to:

World Radio Paris for editing and production

Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne for show notes and web assistance. And don’t forget that Emily has recently set up Female Boss Brewery in the Loire, where she’s making some great small batch craft beer. It not only tastes really good, but the art on the label is pretty cool too.  If you want to check it out, you’ll find it at  P’tit cou de la girafe in the 11th!

Son Little for the music we use

And thanks to Wendy for leaving this review on iTunes:

“I love this podcast because if I’m planning a trip to Paris it gives me some insight as to what is happening around town. Coupled with the host’s blog, it’s the perfect primer to everything boozy in the city of light. And when I can’t afford a trip to Paris I still feel like I’m learning things about the scene there. And I love it when there is a cocktail recipe at the end of an episode!”  (she also has a great blog called Luggage Tag where she chronicles all of her many, many travels (some of which include me, too) so check it out if you’re looking for travel talk and advice.

This show is a labor of love, so virtual pats on the back that remind me I’m not shouting into the void are all the payment I get…so if you like what i’m doing here, please pop over to iTunes and drop a review  drop us quick review.

And until next time, Cheers!


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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!