The ‘craft’ beer revolution in the UK is often associated with railway arches and industrial estates. But that’s not the whole story.
Beer is going back to the country.
Emma is joined live at the Cambridge Beer Festival by Sophie de Ronde (Burnt Mill Brewery), Miranda Hudson (Duration Brewery) & Bates (Duration Brewery).
Jereme Zimmerman – avid fermenter and self-described ‘peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking’ shares a beer with Emma.
The birth of civilisation, prohibition, sustainability, Norse mythology and the importance of stories to our enjoyment of beer all feature in this wide-ranging discussion. And if you’ve ever considered brewing Chicha de Muko at home, listen up!
Jereme’s book, ‘Brew Beer Like a Yeti’ is published by Chelsea Green Publishing.
We all know that beer can contain so much more than just water, malt, hops & yeast – and there is always something new to try.
Emma highlights four breweries – two from the UK and two from further afield – that are doing interesting things with ingredients that fall slightly outside the norm.
- Liquid Light Brewing Company (Nottingham, UK)
- Gara Guzu (Turkey)
- Jake’s Saffron Beer (Kent, UK)
- Lowlander (Netherlands)
- and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.
Inside the beer industry we’ve been talking for years about how well beer goes with food, and how it can work even better alongside food than wine.
Are people outside the beer industry beginning to listen?
Featuring insights from:
- Garrett Oliver (Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery)
- Melissa Cole (Beer Writer)
- Ian Colgan (Beer & Food Specialist, Guinness Brewery)
- and, of course, resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton
In this world of unparalled choice, where kegs, bottles and cans of all styles constantly cry out for our attention, what’s the value of cask ale?
Emma hosts a panel discussion about the value of the pint in your glass – not just the price, but the history, the provenance and the meaning of cask ale.
- Gary Sillence (Head Brewer, Brighton Bier)
- Mark Hazell (Publican & co-owner of The Evening Star, Brighton)
- James Hayward (Brewer, Iron Pier Brewery, Gravesend)
- Jane Peyton (drinks writer & educator)
Beer: it’s powerful stuff. In fact, all evidence points to it being one of the main reasons behind civilisation as we know it.
So why shouldn’t it change the world?
In this bitesize edition of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio, Emma speaks to artist, beer writer, queer activist and founder of the Queer Brewing Project, a collaborative beer project aiming to raise the profile of LGBTQ people in the brewing & hospitality industries.
[Recorded live at Cambridge Beer Festival]
From your local brewery tap room to a UK beer city, from closer to home to further afield, more people are planning their holiday based on the beer and beer experiences on offer. And, on this episode, Emma investigates beer tourism.