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An exploration of the wonderful and creative world of craft beer. We are two guys called Dave who love to talk all things craft beer! We release a new episode every three weeks, with news, views, features and interviews as we take an in-depth look at the ever-changing UK scene. We are sponsored by Andy Marsh and his superb Hops At Home, an online craft beer bottle shop. Just like us, he loves beer and the beer industry and specialises in breweries from the North East, delivering their produce locally and across the UK.

Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast Dave B and Dave D

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An exploration of the wonderful and creative world of craft beer. We are two guys called Dave who love to talk all things craft beer! We release a new episode every three weeks, with news, views, features and interviews as we take an in-depth look at the ever-changing UK scene. We are sponsored by Andy Marsh and his superb Hops At Home, an online craft beer bottle shop. Just like us, he loves beer and the beer industry and specialises in breweries from the North East, delivering their produce locally and across the UK.

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 57 (March 4, 2024)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 57 (March 4, 2024)

    We're back with a brand new episode, and also the start of a new era for the podcast! Having hinted at our big news on the previous episode, we're delighted to announce our new partnership with Tap Door.

    Tap Door is a craft beer webshop with a difference, as they, like us, love to shine a light on smaller breweries. The beers you hear us talking about on episodes will more often than not be available on Tap Door, and we're looking forward to working with Ollie and the Tap Door team.

    This episode is brimming with new beer, some of it so new it's not even labelled! Dave B was told about a brewer in his local area when in the pub, where else, and that brewer is Gareth Francis, of Gruff Brewery in Stratford St Mary, Suffolk.

    Gruff is very much at the early stage of development, but the beers are big on flavour, and Gareth tells us all about his plans and the inaugural Gruff Fest set up for the summer. Dave B also nails a mystery hop during the chat, much to Dave D's annoyance!

    For Brew To Me, Dave D is feeling the chill. Not literally, instead he is sampling what  Edinburgh-based Cold Town Beer have to offer, while Dave B takes a trip towards the south coast for a stout courtesy of Many Hands Brew Co.

    Two beers, one brewery is the setup for Hype or Tripe as we sample the goods from another new brewery, Dark Element Brew Co in Caerphilly. Brewer Tom has wasted no time in generating buzz around his beers which only launched this year, and he is off to a flying start!

    All this plus the Brewer's Wife (aka Sam from Copper Beech Brewing Company) is here with an honest and open discussion about how things might not always be as they seem.

    Daftaboutcraft is proudly sponsored by Tap Door and Hops At Home. The podcast is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 56 (February 14, 2024)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 56 (February 14, 2024)

    It's the Valentine's Day gift you've been hoping for, another episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast!

    There's a distinctly Welsh feel to this episode as we feature not one but two breweries based in the land of the dragon. First up are Axeljack Brewery, aka Craig and Ian, who only started their South Wales-based brewery in August 2023, but have wasted no time in releasing quality beer. While Craig looks after the brewing, father-in-law Ian takes care of the business, and the pair place the emphasis squarely on flavour with their beers. Dave D was very impressed by one beer in particular - find out which one and where you can get hold of it.

    It's Wales to the fore in Brew To Me, as Dave B samples a beer from Geipel Brewing in Corwen. Brewer Erik has an interesting background, and is dedicated to showcasing lager and its varieties. For Dave D, it's a trip to Skipton and Two Rocks Brewing Co and their Dry Hopped Pale Ale, which belies its modest 2.5% ABV.

    For Hype or Tripe, we saddle up and hit the Oregon Trail, and road test some beefed-up versions of Elusive Brewing's most well-known beer, while The Brewer's Wife talks about the perils of social media. To share or not to share?

    We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears with a trio of tempting discounts to take advantage of. Eagle-eared listeners may also work out what our big surprise is, which will be fully disclosed on the next episode!

    Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 55 (January 24, 2024)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 55 (January 24, 2024)

    Welcome to our first episode of the new year! We're back (that's us, Dave B and Dave D) with a whole raft of craft beer goodies for you.

    We chew the fat with Dan Wright from Hideaway Brewing Company, one of six breweries in Salford, and he tells us 'it's all about people' as we discuss the realities of the beer industry at a time when breweries are closing on what seems a daily basis.

    Just because it's January doesn't mean we're not drinking - far from it. We're embracing Tryanuary rather than Dryanuary, and that means we're turning our attention to DMC Brewery in Leeds and Old Tree Brewery in Sussex to try some alcoholic ginger beer and some Kombucha - plus an idea of where to go if you want to expand your craft beer horizons with a city break.

    The Brewer's Wife - aka Sam from Copper Beech Brewing Company - is here to reflect on the last 12 months of life at the sharp end, highlighting the importance of stopping to appreciate what has been achieved and revealing her favourite moments from 2024. And, while we're in reflective mood, we've got some big brewing numbers for you too. Get ready for all the stats - litres of beer made, pints sold, collabs arranged and more!

    All that and plenty of other features, including Brew To Me where we put the spotlight on 2023 startup Dungeon Brewing from Derbyshire and a beer produced in Belgium especially for Vespers bar in Bury St Edmunds.

    We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.

    Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 54 (December 18, 2023)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 54 (December 18, 2023)

    It's Christmas! And with the festive season comes what has become a Daftaboutcraft tradition, so we're pairing up another six beers with six cheeses in a bid to find the perfect taste sensation. 

    But that's just part of this bumper episode as we're also shining the spotlight on new York-based nano operation Trig Brewery, whose webshop has gone live in the last few days. We talk to founder Patrick, find out what made him want to start a brewery in these testing times and how he hopes the year ahead will pan out.

    The Brewer's Wife isn't telling the stories this time, but rather listening to a story involving her husband Dan from Copper Beech Brewing Company as she finds out about a crunching experience that left a fair few scratches and dents.

    In Brew To Me, we're sampling beers for the first time from the Mysterious Brewing Company in Reading and Two Towns Down Brewing from Paisley.

    All this and plenty more, including what we can expect from the craft beer scene in 2024 as we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

    We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.

    Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 53 (November 20, 2023)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 53 (November 20, 2023)

    Our latest episode kicks off in traditional style with the Brew To Me feature. Dave B heads to Surrey to check out a beer from Disruption Is Brewing, while Dave D pinpoints Scotland's most southerly operation and tries Summerisle from Five Kingdoms Brewery.

    We are joined by Craig and Gareth from Worcestershire's 3 Words Brewing for an in-depth chat about a hobby that turned into a business and is all about brewing harder to find craft beer styles. What do they want to achieve? What will the next 12 months hold? Do they regret making the move? They answer all the questions and talk about their passion for good beer.

    Sam, The Brewer's Wife from Copper Beech Brewing Company is back to give her alternative insight into the world of craft beer, and this time the story involves an aeroplane that didn't always look like an aeroplane!

    We focus on a series of beers from Durham Brewery in Hype Or Tripe. Will 10% Russian imperial stout Temptation live up to expectations - and how does it match up against it's rum barrel-aged counterpart Imperious?

    We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.

    Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 52 (October 23, 2023)

    Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 52 (October 23, 2023)

    We kick off episode 52 of our craft beer podcast with Brew To Me, in which we sample beers from breweries we have yet to try. This time the spotlight falls on Renegade Brewery in Berkshire and Iron Pier Beer from Kent.

    We're in Reading for our main chat this time, getting the lowdown on an operation that is not just about the beer, but also about the music and the films. All will become clear as we chat to Rich from Future State Brew, who is as passionate about the 1980s as he is about the excellent beers he produces in his nano brewery.

    It's been a while since we gave a beer the Hype Or Tripe treatment so it's time to get the microscope out and see if the fifth birthday creation from Grimsby's Docks Beers hits the mark.

    We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.

    Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!

    • 1 hr 9 min

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