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 – 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 Beer & Brewing Radio – 19 September 2019 – Both Barrels

Beer and whisk(e)y: great drinking buddies and close relatives in the family tree of booze.

But what’s the relationship between them? What do they share and how do they differ? Where do barrels and wood fit in? And what can we learn about beer from its spiritual cousin?

Available to download and listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Feat. Dougal Sharp (Innis & Gunn), Sean Burke (Porterhouse Brew Co), Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery) and resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton.


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.

Feat.:

  • 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 – 25 July 2019 – Please can I see the beer list?

Inside the beer industry we’ve been talking for years about how well beer goes with food, and how it can work even better alongside food than wine.

Are people outside the beer industry beginning to listen?

Featuring insights from:

  • Garrett Oliver (Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery)
  • Melissa Cole (Beer Writer)
  • Ian Colgan (Beer & Food Specialist, Guinness Brewery)
  • and, of course, resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton

Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 11 July 2019 – The value of cask ale

In this world of unparalled choice, where kegs, bottles and cans of all styles constantly cry out for our attention, what’s the value of cask ale?

Emma hosts a panel discussion about the value of the pint in your glass – not just the price, but the history, the provenance and the meaning of cask ale.

Featuring:

  • Gary Sillence (Head Brewer, Brighton Bier)
  • Mark Hazell (Publican & co-owner of The Evening Star, Brighton)
  • James Hayward (Brewer, Iron Pier Brewery, Gravesend)
  • Jane Peyton (drinks writer & educator)


Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – 7 February 2019 – Journeys


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.

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Featuring:

Many thanks to Harbour Brewing Co, Hawksmoor, Open Gate Brewery and Fuller’s for some of the beers tasted on today’s show. Thanks to Tommy Barnes & Muswell Press for the copy of Beer in the Loire.