Show 163: Herb Lab – Brewing Beer with Desert Herbs

Herbal Beer Brewing is a hot topic. herbalist Christina Sanchez, founder of Every Leaf Speaks, brought us a new beer from Joshua Tree Brewing to sample. We let it season for 6 months to bring out the refined flavor. Now the cap is off the bottle and our glasses are clinking with anticipation. As tasty as these herbal delights are, beer brewing in delicate environments using scarce resources has a price. What are we as herbalists, brewers and consumers doing to make sure we helping, not hurting, the tiny planet we call home?

In Herbal 101, we address a letter from Herbal Nerd Society member, Kyle P., who brings the topic of licensure, a topic we broached in podcast 161. Thank you, Kyle for your thoughtful response and for sharing your perspective.

Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.

Christina Sanchez

Christina Sanchez is an herbalist and licensed cosmetologist who lives in Joshua Tree, California. She is the founder of the herbal product company, Every Leaf Speaks and owns and operates Christina Sanchez Hair Design and is a high desert environmental activist.

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