Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 6 February 2020 – Where’s Cask At?

Cask beer.

The very soul of the British pub or boring brown beer? Good value or desperately undervalued? The future of craft beer or a dusty old relic?

Where exactly is cask beer at?

Feat:

– Roger Ryman (Brewing Director; St Austell Brew Co)

– Ben Duckworth (Director; Affinity Brew Co & Cask Festival)

– Matt Eley (Editor; Cask Report)

Jane Peyton (Resident Beer Sommelier)

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Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 9 January 2020 – Obadiah Poundage

Obadiah Poundage is a recreation of a nineteenth century porter and the result of years of work and a collaboration between Mike Siegel (Goose Island, Chicago), Ron Pattinson (beer historian) and Derek Prentice (London brewing legend).

All three came together at the Goose Island Brew Pub in Shoreditch to launch the beer and tell some of the many stories associated with it. In this live recording of the launch event you can expect tales of London brewing and the shattering of a few beery myths!

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Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 12 December 2019 – One for all. All for one.

The beer industry has moved on in terms of diversity over the past few years, particularly for some previously excluded groups. But – as in common with most other industries – we’re still at the beginning of a potentially very long journey.

Featuring:

  • Megan Stone – US brewer & founder of @isbeeracarb
  • Jack Hibberd – Laine Brew Co
  • Farooq Khalid – head brewer at Portobello Brewery
  • Jane Frances LeBlond – founder of Mothership Brewery

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Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 28 November 2019 – Sustainability #3 – Leaving a Smaller Footprint

Sustainability involves a complex web of interconnectedness between consumer, brewery, supplier and worker.

Colin Johnston (Crisp Malting) and Fergus Fitzgerald (Adnams) discuss some of the issues.

Recorded live at CAMRA’s Cambridge Beer Festival.

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This episode was sponsored by BrewBroker – the platform that connects every part of the global beer industry. Find out more on the Sponsors & Partnerships page.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 14 November 2019 – Sustainability #2 – Good Things Brewing Co

Sometimes a brewery comes along that captures minds, captures imaginations, captures hearts even, and reminds us that beer can be all about people, about story, and about the wish to make the world a better place.

Emma visits Good Things Brewing Co and speaks to Chris Drummond about his vision of a fully-sustainable brewery.

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This episode was sponsored by BrewBroker – the platform that connects every part of the global beer industry. Find out more on the Sponsors & Partnerships page.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 31 October 2019 – Sustainability #1

It’s hard to switch on the television or open a newspaper nowadays without coming across something about the environment and the importance of protecting it. Whether it’s Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion or David Attenborough, the message would seem to be clear: we all need to act more sustainably.

But how are breweries responding to this challenge?

Featuring:

BrewBroker

Barney’s Beer

Lab Culture

– and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton

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This episode was sponsored by BrewBroker – the platform that connects every part of the global beer industry. Find out more on the Sponsors & Partnerships page.

Fermentation Bitesize – 17 October 2019 – Ampersand Brew Co

Ampersand Brew Co is a small, progressive brewery based in South Norfolk. It produces seasonal beers, session beers and big barrel-aged beauties. The story of this family-run brewery throws the spotlight on many features of the contemporary brewing scene. Ampersand’s Andy Hipwell discusses tap rooms, collaborations and cask ales, and shares some of his best brews.

This episode was recorded live at the Cambridge Beer Festival in May 2019.

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Fermentation Bitesize – 3 October 2019 – Toucans & Widgets

From the original lease to the distinctive advertising, and from the earliest recipes to the invention of the widget, Guinness is a brewery with a rich 260 year history.

Take a step inside the Guinness Archive alongside archivist Fergus Brady, and discover some of the secrets that bring this unique beer alive.

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With many thanks to Guinness for their time and hospitality.