Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 13 June 2019 – Love beer, will travel


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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.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 30 May 2019 – Cheers to beer!


Britain: a land of damp Sundays, conkers on strings, cooked breakfasts, unnecessary apologies, and wonderful, wonderful beer.

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In this episode we delve into the exciting world of contemporary British beer and look ahead to Beer Day Britain – Britain’s national beer day – which is coming up on Saturday 15 June.

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Many thanks to Marston’s for inviting me to Burton-on-Trent.

Cheers to beer!

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – Barcelona Revisited


The Catalan beer scene is an exciting place.

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When Emma went over to host a live podcast at Barcelona Beer Festival back in March, she made it her business to explore the rest of the city. And she ended up meeting many of the people who make the scene such an amazing place.

Plus, she brought some pretty special beers home…

Featuring:

  • Robin Barden – head brewer at Edge Brewing
  • Aran Leon – co-founder & head brewer at La Pirata Brewery
  • Francesco Stella – head brewer at Almogaver Brewery
  • Josh Wheeler – brewer & co-owner at Cyclic Beer Farm
  • Jordi Sanchez Puig – founder of Lupilina hop growers
  • Shane Main & Graham Wylie – Wylie Brewery
  • and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.

     

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – Do you remember your first?


We all have a first. That special one, the legendary one. The one that first awoke your taste buds.

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Maybe it was supping the foam off a pint of your dad’s homebrew. Maybe it was a taste of your grandmother’s glass of stout in the village pub. Maybe it was a cold can of something thrust into your hand as you watched the football. 

Join Emma (and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton) for a fascinating tour of Greene King – the 220 year old brewery that first drew her into the wonderful world of beer.

Many thanks to all at Greene King for their hospitality throughout the making of this episode.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 18 April 2019 – Goose Island, Two Tribes, Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes & Thornbridge


On this episode, Emma links up with four breweries – from the UK, mainland Europe and the USA – who are shaping the contemporary beer scene in their own unique ways.

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Many thanks to Thornbridge and Carlsberg for providing some of the beer tasted during today’s episode.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 4 April 2019 – LIVE at Barcelona Beer Festival


Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio goes LIVE at the 2019 Barcelona Beer Festival!

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In this extra-special episode we celebrate pan-European collaboration, and the wonder of our international beer scene, through a discussion recorded live in front of an audience at one of best beer festivals in the world.

Some of the key players in the thriving Barcelona beer scene talk to Emma about beer, brewing and the strong connections between the UK and Catalan scenes.

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Fermentation Bitesize – Justin Hawke (Moor Beer) & The Citizens of Everywhere


Today’s episode is the very first Fermentation Bitesize – occasional single-guest specials featuring the best of the contemporary beer scene. 

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Collaboration is the theme of the discussion and today’s guest has pulled together a truly monumental collaboration between 12 brewers from all parts of the UK and 12 brewers from right across Europe. The project is called ‘Citizens of Everywhere’ and the person behind it is Justin Hawke, founder and head brewer at Moor Beer

The full list of breweries involved in the project, and the European Union achievement they will be following is:

Check out the Citizens of Everywhere website, Thirsty (Cambridge) and Beer52 for details of how to get hold of the beers.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 7 March 2019 – International Women’s Day


The month of March is Women’s History Month and Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day – a time to reflect on the great progress made in terms of women’s rights, and also to redouble our efforts in the fight for change, the fight to achieve equal rights for all women and girls across the world.

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In this episode we mark International Women’s Day by doing just that – and by talking to and celebrating some of the wonderful women who are working hard right across the contemporary beer scene.

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Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 21 February 2019 – Art


The contemporary beer revolution has changed far more than simply the liquid in your glass. The whole aesthetic around beer has changed and nothing reflects this more starkly than the art associated with beer. From pump clips to label design to the artwork that singles some breweries out as pretty special – nothing is the same as it was before.

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In this episode we explore the wonderful world of beer and art.  Featuring:

  • Dave Stone & Sally Lindsell (Wylam Brewery);
  • Darron Anley (Siren Craft Brew);
  • Luci & Mike Clayton-Jones (Double-Barrelled);
  • Leigh Pearce (Cloak & Dagger);
  • Toni Skinner (Pig’s Ears Distribution);
  • the staff and customers at Bison Beer in Hove;
  • and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 7 February 2019 – Journeys


Every beer has a tale to tell, and much of that story is wrapped up in the journey of how it came into being, the steps its maker took to bring it to life. This episode explores just some of those journeys.

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Many thanks to Harbour Brewing Co, Hawksmoor, Open Gate Brewery and Fuller’s for some of the beers tasted on today’s show. Thanks to Tommy Barnes & Muswell Press for the copy of Beer in the Loire.