In-depth weekly interviews with some of the UK's leading independent Craft Brewers, exploring their background and motivations, hopes and fears, and big plans for the future, all whilst we share and discuss a couple of the beers that the brewer is particularly proud of.
Episode 17 - Southsea Brewing
Established in 2014, Southsea, are a small brewery producing modern beers set up within the walls of the iconic Southsea Castle just outside Portsmouth on the South English Coast.
Dave wholeheartedly endorses www.craftycats.beer who are coming soon!
Episode 16 - All Day Brewing
All Day is a Farmhouse Brewery in a 500 year-old barn on a working farm, which includes a 20-acre organic orchard and a hop yard. They specialise in wild and mixed fermentations and try to supply the brewery as far as possible with ingredients from their own farm, including hops, barley, fruits, herbs and water drawn from a borehole.
Simon wholeheartedly recommends:
The Plasterer's Arms, Norwich - https://theplasterersarms.co.uk/
Poppyland Brewery - https://www.poppylandbrewery.com/
Episode 15 - Pentrich Brewing
I am delighted to welcome to the podcast Joe from Pentrich Brewing, based in the Derbyshire village of Pentrich, just outside the Peak District.
Joe and his friend Ryan established Pentrich in 2016 with the goal of producing small batches of exciting, innovative beer.
Joe wholeheartedly recommends Brew Cavern Bottle Shop in Central Nottingham - https://brewcavern.co.uk/
The Alexandra Hotel in Derby - http://www.alexandrahotelderby.co.uk/ - who, as I am typing these notes, appear to have both Dream Tempo and Retro Stripes from Pentrich on Cask!
Episode 14 - Three Hills Brewing
Andrew spent seven years brewing in China including some time as the head brewer at a Drei Kronen Bavarian brauhaus in Shanghai, prior to launching Three Hills on his birthday in 2016.
Three Hills Brewing is named after the local Neolithic burial mounds and it's mission is to produce high quality, innovative and experimental small-batch beers for those who love to explore new taste sensations. Rather than reproducing the same beers, they focus on creating a new recipe every time to keep things interesting.
Andrew wholeheartedly recommends Blackened Sun Brewing in Milton Keynes!
Episode 13 - Wander Beyond Brewing
Based in Central Manchester, Wander Beyond Brewing launched back in December 2017, as a small team with an ambition to make beers bursting with flavour. Inspired by the outdoors and their love for adventure, Wander Beyond began to develop a surreal and exciting world to reflect the flavour of their beers. Hops climb mountains, barrels dwell in caves and mischievous fruits roam free.
Dan wholeheartedly recommends https://www.reasonsbeercafe.co.uk/ in Burnage, SW Manchester.
Episode 12 - Abyss Brewing
Andrew has owned the Pelham Arms Pub in Lewes since 2008. In 2016 Andy stepped up his homebrewing in the cellar of the Pelham Arms (affectionately known as "The Abyss!"), before taking over the old Black Cat Brewery a few miles up the road in Uckfield in 2017, to create Abyss Brewing with his friend, also confusingly called Andy!
Andrew and Andy wholeheartedly endorse the following fine local businesses: