Podcast Episodes

Episode 21

The Royston is an award winning micropub located in Broadstairs. It’s a stand out amongst many of the other famous micropubs of the Isle of Thanet in that part of Kent. Jamie and Sean from the Belper Beer club made a trip down there and spoke to Andy who runs the Royston.

Episode 20

In this episode we catch up with Russ from Amity Brew Co – based on the edge of Leeds in Farsley, they have a fantastic tap room and are producing some super fresh beers. He talks about how they got started, their philosophy, Amityfest and their new Barrel project.

Episode 19

In this episode we chat with James from Wilderness Brewery, based in Newtown, Wales. We talk about the brewery’s story so far, the world of mixed fermentation & blending, collaboration and their unique branding.

Episode 18

We interview Nick from Steam Machine Brewing Co of Newton Aycliffe on their story so far, ditching a core range, barrel aging and their tap room. Also find out more about their innovative and unique beer subscription model – “The Fellowship of Beer”.

Episode 17

We review the year and reminisce about some of the highlights from this podcast, beers & breweries we’ve explored and places we’ve been. Also what we’re looking forward to in 2024 and an exclusive bit of news!

Episode 16

Chris gives us a great insight into the challenges faced by independent breweries in that part of the world. Also getting on board with Brewser, plenty of hop talk and the usual listener and quick-fire questions.

Episode 15

In this episode we chat with Jamie from Coolhead brewery of Finland – covering topics like Nordic Sours, exporting beers post-Brexit & post-Pandemic, Liquorice in beer and Coolhead’s rather special taproom.

Episode 14

We chat to Olly about how Brewser started, it’s unique working relationship with brewers and great reputation for customer service. Also, of course, what’s coming soon from them!

Episode 13

In this episode, we have an epic chat with Noah from Chapter Brewing. Amongst other things, we cover: cask, winning Champion Beer of Britain, working with Boneface, brewing with adjuncts, getting broken into (twice) and even Lager Shandy!

Episode 12

In this episode we talk to Andy from Elusive about his story so far, retro gaming, West Coast IPAs and whether he really is the nicest guy in craft brewing.

Episode 11

We are excited to meet and chat extensively with Lloyd from (probably) Derbyshire’s newest brewery, Crich Brew Co. We talk about how he got started, what inspires him, his set-up and future plans.

Episode 10

For this edition of the Podcast we spend an enjoyable evening with Matt from Alfreton Brewery, Alter Ego. Recorded at their Micropub in Loscoe, The Tip Inn, we hear about their beer journey to date, the secret of their brand design and how the new Beer Duty rules will affect breweries and pubs after the 1st August. Matt answers some quick fire questions and we coin the phrase ‘Pintable’.

Episode 9

In this bumper episode we chat extensively with Matt from Zapato near Huddersfield. We do a round up of our recent two day trip to Thanet – covering the extensive micro-pub scene in Margate and Broadstairs. Then, we have a review of our recent tasting night of beers by Phantom of Reading.

Episode 8

Episode 8 features one of the nicest guys in ale, Phil from Simple Things Fermentations. We hear all about Phil’s journey in beer to date, including the winning of a Thornbridge Brewery competition. Also, we do a round up from our tasting night where we shared some beers by Marble of Manchester.

Episode 7

In Episode 7 we have an exclusive full length interview with Joe from local Derbyshire legends Pentrich Brew Co. – recorded with real pub ambience courtesy of The Holly Bush Inn, Makeney. Also we share our thoughts after tasting four top notch beers by one of our more northerly breweries, Cromarty.

Episode 6

In episode 6 we tasted some aged beers – courtesy of Rob Fairs. Then compared them with some fresh equivalents. Which would come out best? The aged classics or the newly sourced ones? Some interesting results! We also bring you a preview of our forthcoming interview with Joe from one of our local favourite breweries Pentrich

Episode 5

For this episode we are joined for a good long chat with Theo from up and coming brewery Otherworld – from Dalkeith near Edinburgh. He talks about how the brewery got started, their philosophy, inspirations and influences.

Episode 4

Jack from Tartarus Brewery, based in Leeds gives us the low down on their Beer and Brewing journey to date. We hear about their Philosophy, influences and Favourite Brews, aswell as what it’s like to scale a brewery up in these challenging times.

Episode 3

We taste 3 beers from Barcelona brewery Garage Beers. We chat about international beer destinations, There’s another mystery beer for us to try and identify and there’s also a sneak preview of our forthcoming interview with Jack from Tartarus

Episode 2

This time we’re tasting some more unusual beers by Newcastle’s Alpha Delta brewery – a couple of experimental cans and a try out of their first venture into mix fermentation. We talk about the Baltic Porter style – origins, profile and recommendations of great examples. With it being January we cover non-alcoholic beers – recommending a few favourites and where you might find them. Finally we have a mystery beer to taste and try to identify.

Episode 1 (The Pilot)

Tasting a couple of nice winter warmers from local home brewers Typeset Attack and Doing a blind tasting on a couple of mystery beers. We discuss the wave of recent brewery closures (and one or two openings) and hypothesise about what it means for craft beer in the UK.