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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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.