Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – The Cider Special – September 2018


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Gabe Cook – The Ciderologist

This episode is a ‘Cider Special’ in which Emma explores the fascinating world of contemporary cider. Featuring Gabe Cook (The Ciderologist), Susanna Forbes (drinks writer & co-founder of Little Pomona boutique cidery), Pete Brown (drinks writer), Tom Oliver (renowned cider maker), and the UK’s very first Cider Pommelier, Jane Peyton.

Many thanks to the Bristol Cider Shop for the ciders tasted during this episode.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – August 2018


Natalya Watson – self-confessed beer geek

In this episode:

– Emma talks tackling food waste with Rob Wilson from Toast Ale;

– we meet some of the people behind two of the breweries from Berkshire’s thriving brewing scene – Chris & Ian from Wild Weather Ales and Luci Clayton-Jones from Double-Barrelled;

– we hear about the positive side of the brewing scene from G – founder of Craft Beer Cares;

– and Natalya Watson – beer sommelier, certified Cicerone and all-round beer geek – gives us a potted guide to some of the most important innovations in beer in the last 100 years.

PLUS – resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, tastes and talks beer with added extras!

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – July 2018


Bath Ales’ Sulis Lager – a sunshine treat!

In this episode:

– Emma is shown round the new Bath Ales Brewery by Master Brewer, Roger Ryman;

– we revisit the Beer Day Britain / Brit Hop celebrations;

– Jonny Garrett (Cave Direct & Craft Beer Channel) talks barrel-aged beer;

– beer writers, Pete Brown & Jess Mason teach us how to sell beer to everyone;

– and, in the studio, resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, talks enough beer & food to make us all very thirsty and hungry indeed!

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – June 2018


Loud Shirt Brewery

In this episode: Four very different brewers share their unique perspectives on the world of contemporary beer:

– Chris Angelkov from the highly acclaimed Lost+Found Brewery;

– Rob Lovatt, head brewer at Thornbridge;

– Martyn Batchelor, co-founder of Loud Shirt Brewing

– and Charlotte Cook, lead brewer at Truman’s Brewery.

PLUS – Charlie Pyment from The Bevy Community Pub and resident homebrewer, James Torr are in the studio to talk and taste beer.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – May 2018


John Keeling – Fuller’s

In this episode:

– Emma talks to the brewing philosopher, John Keeling, who is soon to retire after a long career at Fuller’s;

– Little Earth Project’s Tom Norton talks wild and sour beers;

– Duvel’s Master Brewer, Olav Blancquaert, explains why it has taken so long to get Duvel on tap;

PLUS, live in the studio:

– Drinks Maven herself, Jess Mason, tells us about her exciting new project, BritHop;

– resident homebrewer, James Torr, urges us to brew local;

– resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, talks about Beer Day Britain,

– and Emma announces a brand new event for the beery calendar – Brighton & Hove Beer Week.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – April 2018


James Watt, Richard Kilcullen & Martin Dickie – BrewDog

In this episode:

– Emma talks to BrewDog co-founder, James Watt, about their new mixed fermentation facility;

– beer writer & historian, Des de Moor tells us about the history of porter;

– Steve Parr & Lotte Peplow from the Brewer’s Association share some thoughts about the US craft beer scene;

– and we hear from Fourpure’s Rob Davies.

PLUS, live in the studio:

– resident homebrewer, James Torr, explains wild yeast captures

– and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, talks about tannins in beer.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – March 2018


Emma (left) with Miles Jenner (Harvey’s Head Brewer) & Jane Peyton

In this episode:

– Brewing legend, Miles Jenner at Harvey’s Brewery invites Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio to a very rare brewing of one of the best beers in the world;

– Emma catches up with Jez Galaun from Brixton Brewery;

– resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton talks International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day;

– Chris Drummond from Good Things Brewing talks sustainability;

– and Alice Hayward from Tiny Rebel introduces us to some of their new brews.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – February 2018


Emma at Franklin’s Brewery

In this episode:

– Emma brews a celebratory beer alongside Franklin’s Brewery;

– Dave Carpenter from Zymurgy talks homebrewing in the USA;

– Unbarred’s Jordan Mower tells us about his new brews;

– Byron Davies spreads the word about Drinker’s Voice;

– beer educator, Nigel Sadler, tells us just what it takes to be a beer sommelier,

– and Emma talks beer & food matching with Goose Island’s Christina Perozzi & Fermentation’s resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – January 2018


On this month’s show:

– award-winning brewer – previously of Darkstar, Meantime & Beavertown – Jenn Merrick;

– Rachael Weseloh from The Brooklyn Brewery;

– news on how you can buy a share in legendary Brighton pub, The Greys;

– the lowdown on all-in-one homebrew system, the Grainfather;

– resident homebrewer, James Torr, talks lambics;

– Rachel from Trenchmore Farm talks heritage grains, and

– resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, matches sour beer with food.

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – December 2017


On this month’s show:

– Emma talks great beer and great food with Leonardo di Vincenzo from Italian brewery, Birra del Borgo;

– we get the low-down on Brew Con London – the UK’s first ever homebrew conference and expo;

– Stu McKinley – co-founder of the Yeastie Boys Brewery, provides inspiration to homebrewers and commercial brewers alike;

– Dr Peter Darby talks us through the science behind breeding hops;

– beer buyer and writer, Mitch Adams, tells us about his new book and highlights some beer trends for 2018;

– resident experimental homebrewer, James Torr, tells us about The Great Brettanomyces Megablend;

– resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, encourages us all to try something new over the coming month – and year;

– and we look back on 2017 – a truly fantastic year for Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio;

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)