Fermentation Bitesize: Jereme Zimmerman – The Red-Headed Yeti

Jereme Zimmerman – avid fermenter and self-described ‘peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking’ shares a beer with Emma.

The birth of civilisation, prohibition, sustainability, Norse mythology and the importance of stories to our enjoyment of beer all feature in this wide-ranging discussion. And if you’ve ever considered brewing Chicha de Muko at home, listen up!

Jereme’s book, ‘Brew Beer Like a Yeti’ is published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 8 August 2019 – Liquorice, Saffron, Blueberry & Hibiscus

We all know that beer can contain so much more than just water, malt, hops & yeast – and there is always something new to try.

Emma highlights four breweries – two from the UK and two from further afield – that are doing interesting things with ingredients that fall slightly outside the norm.


  • Liquid Light Brewing Company (Nottingham, UK)
  • Gara Guzu (Turkey)
  • Jake’s Saffron Beer (Kent, UK)
  • Lowlander (Netherlands)
  • and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 10 January 2019 – The Alcohol-Free Special


This episode – the first of the new, fortnightly episodes – is an alcohol-free special.

Emma takes a look at:

  • who’s drinking alcohol-free beer?
  • how is the beer brewed?
  • what are some of the challenges around brewing & selling alcohol free beer?
  • and what does it actually taste like? 

She enlists the help of:

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.

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – November 2018

Miles Jenner – Head Brewer at Harvey’s Brewery

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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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 – 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 – November 2017

On this month’s show:

– The bear is back! The guys behind the re-launch of Hofmeister lager tell us about waking up a hibernating bear like George;

– Siren Craft Brew talk collaborations;

– we discuss the British hop scene with Rupert Thompson from Hogs Back Brewery, Ali Capper from the British Hop Association and Paul Corbett from Charles Faram Hop Merchants.

– resident homebrewer, James Torr, recommends some festive gifts for the homebrewer in your life;

– and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, talks Christmas food matching!

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – October 2017

On this month’s show:

– Emma parties with Franklins Brewery at their 5th birthday celebrations;

– Fourpure’s head brewer, John Driebergen, talks about the brewery’s imminent expansion;

– Ros Shiel from Dea Latis talks about their mission to bring beer to more women;

– we get bookish with the living legend that is Roger Protz! PLUS: – resident homebrewer, James Torr, recommends some homebrew books for your brewing library;

– and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, talks food matching with dark beers!

Produced & presented by Emma Inch (@fermentradio)