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.
Emma’s guests are:
Joan Villar-i-Marti – beer writer and one of the organisers of the Barcelona Beer Festival;
Quionia Pujol – co-founder of Lo Vilot, a brewery aiming to become Catalonia’s first ‘full-circle’, sustainable breweries;
Alberto Coromina – founder of Cyclic Beer Farm, a brewery specialising in farmhouse beers, and
Anna & Christina from the Spanish chapter of the Pink Boots Brewing Society
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:
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.
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.
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.
PLUS – we put the best dog beers to the test with the help of Rupert the Whippet and Colin the Border Terrier (no – really, we do…)
Don’t forget to check out the Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane this weekend – Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 January. Both Emma & Jane will be there leading tours and hosting talks & tastings. Come along and try some no/low alcohol beers for yourself.
Emma would like to thank Euroboozer, Guinness & Greene King for supplying some of the beers. Rupert Whippet would like to thank Father Christmas for supplying his stash of dog beers.
In this episode of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio we bid a fond farewell to Radio Reverb – the community radio station that has provided us with a home for the past three years – and looks ahead to some very exciting developments in the world of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio.
Hear some highlights from the past few years including:
– Miles Jenner (Harvey’s);
– John Keeling (Fuller’s);
– Adam Robertson (Verdant);
– and much, much more!
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