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Podcast about Craft Beer. I talk to guests from around the craft beer community - not just breweries. There will also be chances to WIN beer from some of the guests, so subscribe to be kept up-to-date!
3 days ago
Beer Prime - Episode 80 - Baron Brewing
Episode 80: Baron Brewing // Join me for a chat with Jack Baron of Baron Brewing, based in Hertfordshire. We talk about how Jack got into brewing, the pros and cons of his location, branding, and much more. I also tell you all about my night at the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards dinner last week! LINKS Baron Brewing - website / Twitter / Instagram Buy David Jesudason's Desi Pubs book Speakpipe - leave me a message for the Christmas episode!
1 hr 14 min
Nov 22, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 79 - Mysterious Brewing Co
Episode 79: Mysterious Brewing Co // In this episode, I welcome Ken and Adam from Mysterious Brewing Co. We talk all about their brewery, their Homebrewing backgrounds, picking Spruce tips in Scotland, taking Mysterious out to the customers, and a lot more. I also speak with Eric Abbott from Lallemand about yeast. Plus there's a round-up of two beer launch events - Siren's CCC and Elusive's Collabageddon. LINKS Mysterious Brewing - website / Twitter / Instagram / Ken / Adam Lallemand - website / Twitter / Email Eric - email@example.com Siren CCC - website / Mother Kelly's Vauxhall Elusive Collabageddon - blog / Kill the Cat SEND ME A SPEAKPIPE MESSAGE
1 hr 53 min
Nov 8, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 78 - Lakedown Brewing Co
Episode 78: Lakedown Brewing Co // In this episode I talk with Clark Coslett-Hughes, the Head Brewer of East Sussex based brewery Lakedown. I also talk with Inga Ziemele, the talented illustrator responsible for all of the can art, website art and taproom mural of East London's Exale Brewery. Plus news of my tour at Long Man Brewery. There's also a Speakpipe message! Why not send me one ... CLICK HERE to send me a Speakpipe message. LINKS Lakedown Brewery - website / Twitter / Instagram Inga Ziemele - website / Twitter / Instagram Long Man Brewery - tour bookings Exale Brewery
1 hr 9 min
Oct 25, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 77 - The Kernel
Episode 77: The Kernel // In this episode I headed down to The Kernel Arch 7 Taproom in Bermondsey to talk with Evin O'Riordain about the brewery and his role in being a craft beer pioneer. I also talk with Mars Pascale about her role in being a Bar Manager/Beer Slinger for Red Hand in Dalston, East London. Plus, there's a message/question left for me on Speakpipe! If you want to leave a message, just go to www.speakpipe.com/beerprime LINKS: The Kernel - website / Twitter / Instagram Mars Pascale - Twitter / Instagram / Red Hand London
1 hr 59 min
Oct 12, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 76 - Track Brewing Co with special guest co-host Matt Curtis
Episode 76: Track Brewing Co with special guest co-host Matt Curtis // In this Manchester-centric episode, I speak with Stefan Melbourne from Manchester's Track Brewing Co. Joining me to co-host and also talk about his new book - Manchester's Best Beer Pubs and Bars - is Matt Curtis. LEAVE ME A MESSAGE ON SPEAKPIPE! LINKS: Track - website / Twitter / Instagram Matt Curtis - Twitter / Instagram / Book Podcasts: The Thirst Time / Pellicle / Same Again?
1 hr 17 min
Sep 28, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 75 - Five Points Brewing Co
Episode 75 - Five Points Brewing Co // I'm back from the summer break with a brand new epsiode featuring Greg Hobbs from Five Points Brewing Co in East London. Greg and I discuss the brewery, celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and their beers including Five Points Best. Also, in the first of a new feature about people working in other parts of the beer industry, I chat with Colin Gilham who is a tour host for both Long Man Brewery and Hukins Hops. Why not leave me a message with your thoughts on the podcast, the Iconic Beers series or perhaps you want to just let me know what beers you've been enjoying recently. Just go to Speakpipe and send me a message! LINKS Five Points Brewing Co - Website / X / Instagram Colin Gilham Long Man Brewery tour bookings Hukins Hops tour booking
1 hr 13 min
Sep 14, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 6 - Wiper and True Milk Shake
Iconic Beers - Episode 6 - Wiper and True Milk Shake // In the final episode of Season 1, I talk with Michael Wiper of Wiper and True about his brewery's Milk Shake. I get the lowdown on the beer and how it is brewed, then get some opinion from Jules Gray and Colin Gilham. Then its time to open up a can and drink it myself! Let me know what you thought of the series by leaving me a message on Speakpipe - https://www.speakpipe.com/beerprime.
Sep 7, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 5 - DEYA Steady Rolling Man
Iconic Beers - DEYA Steady Rolling Man // In the penultimate episode of Season 1, we focus on DEYA's 5.2% Pale Ale Steady Rolling Man. I speak to Cal Wickham from the brewery and get his insight on the beer itself, its history and how it has driven DEYA to the status they now hold. I also get opinion from Elusive's Andy Parker and Jonny Garrett from the Craft Beer Channel.
Aug 31, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 4 - Elusive Brewing Oregon Trail
Iconic Beers - Elusive Brewing Oregon Trail // Episode 4 of the first series of Iconic Beers, brought to you in bite-sized chunks. This episode covers one of the finest West Coast IPAs available - Elusive Brewing's Oregon Trail. I talk to Elusive's owner and head brewer Andy Parker and ask him all about the beer. There's also input from Matt Chinnery and James Rushforth. The episode is rounded off with me cracking open a can of OT and telling you what I think.
Aug 24, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 3 - Thornbridge Jaipur
Iconic Beers - Thornbridge Jaipur // Continuing the first series of iconic craft beers, we reach the mid-way point of the series and turn to a beer that is 18 years old, but still up there with today's best IPAs - Thornbridge Jaipur. In order to find out about this beer, I chatted with Thornbridge's Dom Metcalfe, as well as Beer Writer Adrian Tierney-Jones and writer/bottle shop owner Jules Gray. Grab yourself a can/bottle/cask pint of the beer (any other beer will be fine too) and click play!
Aug 16, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 2 - Five Points Brewing Railway Porter
Iconic Beers - Five Points Brewing Railway Porter // The second iconic beer in the series takes a dark turn - Railway Porter. To help me find out all about this beer, I speak with Five Points co-founder and Director of Brewing Greg Hobbs plus get some opinion on the beer from Matt Chinnery and James Rushforth. Then I pop the top of an aged bottle of Railway Porter and enjoy! Check out Episode 1 - Keller Pils - if you haven't heard that yet, and Episode 3 will be with you this time next week!
Aug 10, 2023
Beer Prime Iconic Beers - Season 1 Episode 1 - Lost and Grounded Keller Pils
Iconic Beers - Lost and Grounded Keller Pils // In the first episode of a brand new mini-series where I focus on one iconic beer in each episode, I shine the light on Lost and Grounded Keller Pils thanks to input from Alex Troncoso, Adrian Tierney-Jones and Andy Parker. Next week - Five Points Railway Porter
Jul 26, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 74 - 3rd Birthday episode
Episode 74: 3rd Birthday episode | Sadly my brewery guest was unable to record, so I thought I'd publish a Zoom link on Twitter and invite anybody along who'd like to chat about beer. Perhaps not the cleverest idea - that attracted a few "mooners" and somebody who was just about to say something awful before I managed to boot them out. On the good side though, Elusive Brewery's main man, Andy Parker, took pity on me and joined the call to save the day! So I had a great chat with Andy - not just about his brewery and beers, but also other topics in beer. Plus, later in the call we are joined by Chris, who thankfully wanted to talk beer too! I'll be taking a summer break and Beer Prime will be back in September. In the meantime, I will be putting out a series of short episodes, each about an Iconic Beer.
1 hr 1 min
Jul 5, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 73 - Torrside Brewing
Episode 73 - Torrside Brewing In this episode I speak with Chris Clough of Torrside Brewing in Derbyshire. We discuss their smoked beers and Imperial Stouts that they are known for, but also why those are only a fraction of what they brew. We talk style transgression, experimental ingredients, the incredible bottle art from Emma Sidwell and the local Swizzles factory. Plus, of course, much more - including Dogs of War and Cats of Chaos! I also play some audio from my recent beer festival trip to Yorkshire, from Amityfest and Suds with Buds! LINKS Torrside - website / Twitter / Instagram Chris Clough - Twitter Emma Sidwell - Twitter / Etsy Shop
1 hr 8 min
Jun 21, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 72 - UnBarred with Emma Inch
Episode 72 - UnBarred with Emma Inch | I follow up with Jordan Mower from UnBarred Brewery in Brighton (my guest in Episode 34, back in October 2021). This time I record with Jordan in the brewery, having "supervised" a brew day of Joosy! I welcome Emma Inch as my guest co-host and we also meet Jane Peyton, the brains behind Beer Day Britain (every year on 15th June - the very day we recorded). You can also hear snippets from the brew day, with UnBarred's Russ and Gary. There's also a Speakpipe message from Indie Rabble's Dave Hayward! Its a long one, so here's an index in case you want to jump to a particular part: INDEX: 0:04:52 Brewing Joosy 0:17:40 Jordan and Emma 01:31:44 Emma 01:44:20 Jane Peyton - Beer Day Britain LINKS: UnBarred Emma Inch Beer Day Britain Speakpipe - leave me a message!
2 hr 8 min
Jun 7, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 71 - Wiper and True
Episode 71: Wiper and True | In this episode I speak with Michael Wiper, co-founder of Bristol's Wiper and True, who are celebrating their 10th birthday this year. We discuss their cuckoo brewing start, their recent move to a larger facility, their 6 birthday beer collaborations and much more. News covers the closure of Thirst Class Ales in Stockport and Siren's JD taking on the ENDURE 24-hour race all by himself! Plus, there's a message left on Speakpipe from Simon Webster, co-host of CAMRA's Pubs, Pints, People podcast. If YOU would like to leave a message on Speakpipe, then go here - https://www.speakpipe.com/beerprime
1 hr 24 min
May 24, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 70 - Siren Craft Brew - 10th Anniversary Special
Episode 70: Siren Craft Brew - 10th Anniversary Special | To celebrate Siren's 10th Anniversary, I speak with founder Darron Anley about the 10 year journey he's been on with the great team at the brewery - past and present. There are also some special messages left for Siren! If you want to leave a message for me, head to https://www.speakpipe.com/beerprime News stories feature Middle Child, Moonwake and Elusive Brewing. LINKS Siren Craft Brew - Website / Twitter / Instagram Middle Child - Website / Twitter / Instagram Moonwake - Website / Twitter / Instagram Elusive Brewing - Website / Twitter / Instagram Mysterious Brewing - Website / Twitter / Instagram
1 hr 43 min
May 10, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 69 - Jawbone Brewing
Episode 69: Jawbone Brewing | In this episode, my guest is Ben Hughes, owner, brewer, packager and taproom barman at Jawbone Brewing, located in the affluent Strawberry Hill area of South West London, close to Twickenham. We talk about their start-up in the pandemic, getting all of the brew kit in with the boatyard's trusty forklift, planning a small footprint for the brew house, plus much more. NEWS features talk of more breweries potentially entering Administration and what that means; upcoming beer festivals from the likes of Beak Brewery, London Brewers Alliance, Fyne Ales and Elusive Brewing; Elusive's birthday competiton - both last year's and this year's. Plus there's another message left by Ivan on my Speakpipe. Why not leave one yourself? You can do so at https://www.speakpipe.com/beerprime Links Jawbone - Website / Twitter / Insta Sponsor - White Ribbon UK
1 hr 9 min
Apr 26, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 68 - Indie Rabble Brewing Co
Episode 68: Indie Rabble Brewing Co | In the latest Beer Prime episode, I welcome Dave Hayward who is the co-owner of Indie Rabble, the brewery so new that they haven't even moved into their brewery yet, or have a brew kit! Find out about everything they are doing pre-start up and what is in store for us beer fans once they are up and running. If you would like to let me know your thoughts on the podcast or to talk about anything else beer related, you can leave me a message on my new Speakpipe account right HERE. Just like Ivan, who messaged me to tell me what beers he likes to drink at this time of year. LINKS: Dave Hayward: Twitter / Insta Indie Rabble: Twitter / Insta / Website A Hoppy Place: Twitter / Insta / Website Sponsor: White Ribbon UK
1 hr 15 min
Apr 12, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 67 - Moonwake Beer Co
Episode 67 - Moonwake Beer Co | In this episode I speak with Sarah Sinclair and Vinny Rosario from Moonwake Beer Co. Established in 2021, they are part of the burgeoning Leith beer scene. Join us for chat about starting up in the middle of the pandemic, the long wait for their brew kit - which could have been much longer - and why they prefer to name their beers for the style and not with an elaborate "in-joke" name. Plus much more of course! Links: Moonwake - website / Twitter / Instagram Sarah Sinclair - Twitter / Instagram Vinny Rosario - Twitter
Mar 29, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 66 - We Are Beer and David Jesudason
Episode 66: We Are Beer and David Jesudason | In this episode I welcome TWO guests. First off is Beer Writer David Jesudason - we met in a Desi pub close to me and discussed David's forthcoming book on the same subject, amongst other things. A live tasting of the food which David ordered is a moment to savour! Next up is Tom Maya from Beer Festival organisers We Are Beer. We discuss their upcoming festivals in London, Manchester and Bristol, as well as past years operations and what is to come. I also tell you all about my visit to the Siren Craft Brew 10th Anniversary party! LINKS: Bristol Craft Beer Festival Manchester Craft Beer Festival London Craft Beer Festival We Are Beer Desi Pubs - CAMRA Books David Jesudason - Twitter / Substack Tom Maya - Twitter / Tom's Gaming and Beer podcast - Game Over Beer
1 hr 27 min
Mar 8, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 65 - Homebrewer Special at Hop Stop with Middle Child
Episode 65: Homebrewer Special at Hop Stop with Middle Child | Recorded LIVE at Hop Stop in Reigate with special guest Fraser Withers from Middle Child Brewery, this is the Homebrewer Special! Four Homebrewers brought along their beers to be tasted and judged, as well as receive some advice from a pro brewer who was a Homebrewer himself just a couple of years ago. ** The audio in the live recording is not up to the quality that I had hoped for or expected. I had purchased a new mic for this event and was disappointed with it's performance, so apologies for the sound. It's not unlistenable, so perhaps I'm just being hyper critical ** In the episode, I promised the link to the EVAW Coalition's petition for the Online Safety Bill. Click here for the petition. Some other links for you: Hop Stop James Rushforth on Twitter Middle Child Fraser Withers on Twitter
1 hr 18 min
Feb 22, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 64 - Rooster's Brewing Co
Episode 64: Rooster's Brewing Co ----- In this episode I talk with Tom Fozard, Commercial Director of Harrogate's Rooster's Brewing Co, who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. We talk about that 30 year history, divided between two families at the helm, their joint flasgship beers - Yankee and Baby-Faced Assassin, their relatively recent move back to Harrogate from Knaresborough, the US style Taproom, and their 30th Anniversary plans such as a Beer Festival (Suds with Buds) and 9 collaboration beers with the likes of Elusive Brewing and St Mars of the Desert. The news section covers stories about Unity Brewing Co, Indie Rabble Brewing Co, Nirvana Brewery and Pete Brown's article about Madri. I also talk a little about a trip to Colchester to drink at the Victoria Inn and Two Brews.
1 hr 35 min
Feb 8, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 63 - Exale Brewing Co
Episode 63: Exale Brewing Co In this episode I speak with Josh Walker, Head Brewer of Exale, based in Walthamstow, East London. We discuss many things about the brewery, including their amazing can label design with fantastic artwork from Inga Ziemele (@inguuuna on Twitter and Instagram and website: inga.land). Much more too!
1 hr 10 min
Jan 25, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 62 - Elusive Brewing Janet's Brown
Episode 62: Elusive Brewing Janet's Brown In this episode I speak with Andy Parker from Elusive Brewing and we focus heavily on one of their new beers - Janet's Brown - an American Brown Ale brewed in collaboration with US Homebrew legend Jamil Zainasheff. We cover the background to the beer and its recipe, how Andy and Jamil came to brew their version of it and the brew day itself, as well as taste the beer. Grab yourself a can of Janet's Brown and sit down to listen all about it, then crack it open when we do! The news section features the latest from closing breweries, such as Dig Brew and Bad Seed; Exale's new Bethnal Green neighbourhood pub; and the Great Sausage Roll Off at the Red Lion in Barnes. There's also a run-down of my recent visit to the Bermondsey Beer Mile featuring stops at The Kernel, Craft Beer Junction, Brew by Numbers, Bone Daddies, Cloudwater and Anspach & Hobday.
1 hr 2 min
Jan 11, 2023
Beer Prime - Episode 61 - Mash Gang
Episode 61: Mash Gang Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. You may have decided to do Dry January, but even if you haven't (like me) this episode is well worth a listen as Mash Gang are No/Low Alcohol wizards and very funny guys too! So open up a can (of whatever ABV you care for) and listen to me chat with Jordan and Mike from Mash Gang.
1 hr 37 min
Dec 21, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 60 - Christmas Special 2022 - Sureshot plus Beer Writers Mark Dredge, Natalya Watson and Sarah Sinclair
Episode 60: Christmas Special 2022 This special episode features a conversation with Sureshot owner and brewer James Campbell, a stalwart of the beer scene in Manchester and even further afield. I also sit down with three eminent Beer Writers - Mark Dredge, Natalya Watson and Sarah Sinclair - as we nominate our Beers of the Year, the best places to go for beer (in our opinion!) and tip a few breweries, beer styles and trends for 2023! There's also some news about Elusive Brewing, Lost & Grounded, Beer Dad and much more! Have a wonderful Christmas and see you all in 2023!
1 hr 50 min
Dec 7, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 59 - Jonny Garrett from The Craft Beer Channel
Episode 59 : Jonny Garrett from The Craft Beer Channel In this episode I welcome newly crowned Beer Writer of the Year, Jonny Garrett, as we talk about his YouTube channel - The Craft Beer Channel - as well as his book, A Year in Beer, and much more.
1 hr 17 min
Nov 23, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 58 - American Special Part Two
Episode 58: American Special Part Two Some 20 months after the first American Special, back in March 2021, we're back with three US breweries as well as Lotte from the Brewers Association. The breweries are DC Brau from Washington DC; Upslope Brewing Co from Boulder, Colorado; and Paradox Brewery in North Hudson, New York. All three are participating in a promotion in mid-December in Home Bargains stores around the UK. In the news, I talk about a few closures, plus a run-down of the Collabageddon 2022 event, which I experienced at Brewery Market in Twickenham.
1 hr 8 min
Nov 9, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 57 - Long Man Brewery
Episode 57: Long Man Brewery In this episode I speak to Tom O'Neil and Steve Perrin from East Sussex brewery, Long Man. We discuss their traditional ale roots and the copious amount of awards those beers win, plus their new craft range and where the brewery is heading. I also have a quick chat with Jamie Percival who runs a beer gift and subscription service called Beer Dad. Plus there's lots of news! LINKS Long Man - website | Twitter | Instagram Beer Dad - website | Twitter | Instagram White Ribbon UK - website | Twitter | Instagram Elusive Collabageddon 2022 - Blog post Canopy Brew Co - website | Twitter | Instagram Crooked River Brewing - website | Instagram Strange Times Brewing - website | Twitter | Instagram Anspach & Hobday - website | Twitter | Instagram North Brewing Co - website | Twitter | Instagram CBMAs - website
1 hr 30 min
Oct 26, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 56 - Braybrooke Beer Company
Episode 56: Braybrooke Beer Company In this episode, sponsored by White Ribbon UK, I speak with Luke Wilson from Braybrooke Beer Company about the lager-only brewery. We cover their motivation for concentrating on lager, why they will stick to their guns, whether its been tough to gain drinkers from a couple of sectors of beer fans, and much more. Links White Ribbon UK: https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/ | https://twitter.com/whiteribbon_uk | https://www.instagram.com/whiteribbonuk/ Braybrooke Beer Co: https://braybrookebeer.co/ | https://twitter.com/BraybrookeBeer | https://www.instagram.com/braybrookebeer/ Beer Prime: https://www.beerprime.co.uk/ | https://twitter.com/BeerPrimeUK | https://www.instagram.com/beerprimeuk/
Oct 13, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 55 - Fierce Beer
Episode 55: Fierce Beer In this episode, I chat with Dave Grant, co-founder of Aberdeen's Fierce Beer. We discuss their origins, what they owe to Aldi, their awards, their bars and much more. I also chat with Dr Stephen Burrell, a Trustee of White Ribbon UK, who are the new sponsors of the podcast. We discuss what men and boys can do to end violence against women and girls. Have a listen to Dr Burrell's podcast Now and Men too!
1 hr 12 min
Sep 28, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 54 - Tap Social Movement
Episode 54: Tap Social Movement In this episode, I welcome Brian Spencer from Oxford's Tap Social Movement, a craft brewery AND Social Justice Enterprise. Finding employment, often in the brewery's businesses, is what they're all about - plus making tasty beer (and baked goods!). Listen to Brian and I chat about what they do, their beers and much more. Plus news on Long Man Brewery's recent 6 award haul at the World Beer Awards and an update on Elusive's Collabageddon 2022. Also, I talk about my trip to Munich Oktoberfest last week!
Sep 14, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 53 - Steve from the Beer O'Clock Show
Episode 53: Steve from The Beer O'Clock Show I'm back behind the mic after a holiday and a bit of a rest from the podcast with a very special guest for you! If you're a connoisseur of Beer Podcasts then you will of course know of The Beer O'Clock Show and #Hopinions. Well, recently, Steve - the host of both of those shows - has called it a day and retired from podcasting. But that doesn't mean he wants to stop talking about beer! Oh no, he still has lots to say and it was a delight to chat beer with him and also ask about his 10 years as one of the true pioneers of Beer Podcasting. So, why not crack open an Oregon Trail (other beers are available) and have a listen?
1 hr 32 min
Aug 9, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 52B - 2nd Birthday Special Edited Edition - Elusive Brewing
Episode 52B: 2nd Birthday Special Edited Edition - Elusive Brewing Well, that birthday special was epic, eh? Nearly 3 hours long! Some might be put off by that run-time, so I've done edited versions focusing on one of the two big guests in the special. This one features Andy Parker from Elusive Brewing. Hear all about what they’ve been up to since I spoke with Ruth last year, their 6th birthday Homebrew competition (and a bit about last year’s 5th birthday one) plus the EXCLUSIVE (at the time) reveal of the 11 breweries joining Elusive for Collabageddon 2022! There's also an edited version with Miranda and Bates from Duration, so seek that one out too!
Aug 9, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 52A - 2nd Birthday Special Edited Edition - Duration Brewing
Episode 52A: 2nd Birthday Special Edited Edition - Duration Brewing Well, that birthday special was epic, eh? Nearly 3 hours long! Some might be put off by that run-time, so I've done edited versions focusing on one of the two big guests in the special. This one features Miranda and Bates from Duration Brewing. Hear all about their plans following the successful Crowdfunding campaign, plus the draw for the prize they kindly donated to help celebrate the podcast's birthday! There's also an edited version with Andy Parker from Elusive, so seek that one out too!
Jul 27, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 52 - 2nd Birthday Special with Duration and Elusive
Episode 52 - The 2nd Birthday Special! OK, it's loooooooong! But its amazing! There's chats with Miranda and Bates from Duration (skip to 00:33:24 to go straight to the chat with them) talking about their Crowdfunding and whats going to change at the brewery, plus we make the draw for the prize they kindly donated! Then there's a chat with Andy Parker from Elusive (skip to 1:44:18 for his part) and we talk about what they've been up to since I last spoke with Ruth Mitchell. PLUS - Exclusive reveal of the 11 breweries joining them for Collabageddon 2022!! All this, plus every Question and Answer that the guests have been posing for eachother ever since the feature started in Episode 9! Some awesome questions and fascinating answers!! Pour a beer and dive in!
2 hr 58 min
Jul 13, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 51 - Ampersand Brew Co
Episode 51: Ampersand Brew Co I talk to Andy Hipwell, co-owner/co-founder of Ampersand Brew Co, based in Norfolk - but very close to the Suffolk border! Andy and I discuss their start at the family farm, followed by a move to a bigger site in the market town of Diss, Reverse Osmosis, mixed ferm beers, Brut IPAs, competing with the massive locals Greene King, Adnams and Woodforde's, plus lots more. Also covered - Anspach & Hobday host an opera in their Bermondsey taproom and my recent trip to Colchester and visit to a few beer locations.
1 hr 24 min
Jun 29, 2022
Beer Prime - 50th Episode - Brewser, Drop Project and Full Circle
Episode 50: Brewser, Drop Project and Full Circle An epic episode to celebrate the 50th Beer Prime. Joining me are Olly and Lewis from Brewser, a craft beer subscription box service with a difference, and two of their partner breweries - Drop Project from South London and Full Circle from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Its an epic length too - but well worth a listen, even if you have to split it down into two! Websites: Brewser: https://brewser.beer/ Drop Project: https://www.drop-project.co.uk/ Full Circle: https://www.fullcirclebrew.co.uk/
2 hr 26 min
Jun 15, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 49 - Middle Child Brewing
Episode 49: Middle Child Brewing In this episode, I went down to Hop Stop in Reigate (@HopStopBeers) and met with Fraser and Sam from Middle Child Brewing (@MiddleChildBeer) about their fledgling brewery, winning Home brew competitions, future plans, Pliny the Elder homages and much more!
1 hr 4 min
May 25, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 48 - Em Sauter & Bedlam Brewery
Episode 48 - Em Sauter & Bedlam Brewery A two-hander for this episode! I speak with Em Sauter (Pints & Panels) about her new book - Hooray for Craft Beer! - and also to Clark Coslett-Hughes from Bedlam Brewery about their beers, including the interesting Porter - Kelp!
1 hr 27 min
May 11, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 47 - Leigh-on-Sea Brewery
Episode 47: Leigh-on-Sea Brewery My guests for this episode are Ian Rydings and Matt Chinnery from Leigh-on-Sea Brewery in Essex. We discuss a whole load of things including cockle stouts, Black IPAs and how they are a hard sell, their new pub, award-winning branding and plenty more besides. Beers consumed during the chat were: Legra, Beach Hut Brew and Legra X #4 Beer news includes the sad news of recent brewery closures, my win at the CBMAs, AmityFest and Elusive Brew's birthday bash. Links: Leigh-on-Sea Brewery - website / Twitter / Instagram Ian Rydings - Twitter Matt Chinnery - Twitter / Instagram Amity Brew Co - Amityfest - website Elusive Brewing - website
1 hr 22 min
Apr 27, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 46 - Bundobust Brewery
Episode 46: Bundobust Brewery In this episode, I speak with Bundobust Head Brewer Dan Hocking about starting a brewery in the middle of a restaurant (during a pandemic too!) to fully supply beer to their small group of restaurants. We talk about their beers, their food and much more. News stories covered: Blackhorse Beer Mile launch, Queer Brewing birthday party and Three Hills/Emperor's Brewery Rebel Fortress beer launch
1 hr 12 min
Apr 13, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 45 - Pressure Drop
Episode 45: Pressure Drop I'm joined by Sienna O'Rourke from Pressure Drop and we talk about the brewery's humble garden shed beginnings, the move to a bigger site - then another bigger site! - plus lots of talk about their beers, Marketing and much more! New stories covered are: * Westerham Brewery brew beer in aid of Ukraine * United Kingdom of Beer book by Adrian Tierney-Jones * Unity Brewing Co change name of core beer
1 hr 14 min
Mar 30, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 44 - Three Hills and Emperor's Brewery Collab Brew Day
Episode 44: Three Hills and Emperor's Brewery Collab Brew Day In this episode, I join Andy from Three Hills and Damian from Emperor's in Bermondsey, South London, for a collaboration brew day. The resulting beer will be a big Imperial Stout called Rebel Fortress and will be available from 28th April 2022. After a morning of mashing in and then digging out the mash tun, plus sampling beers - and some Whisky and Wort! - we sat outside in the pleasant Spring weather and chatted about their breweries as well as about collaborations. Also featured, I cover some more news about the beer industry's fundraising for Ukraine including Euroboozer bringing all of Varvar's beer to the UK and Pete Brown's fundraising beer tasting of 7 rare and unique beers from his own collection.
Mar 16, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 43 - Lost & Grounded
Episode 43: Lost & Grounded My guest is Alex Troncoso from Lost & Grounded Brewers in Bristol. I talk to Alex about his brewing history before starting Lost & Grounded, their core beers, lager brewing techniques and much more. Lost & Grounded - Website Lost & Grounded socials - Twitter / Instagram ******* News Stories covered: Drinkers For Ukraine (@DrinkersUkraine) and Upcoming Beer Festivals.
1 hr 14 min
Mar 4, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 42 - Burning Sky
Episode 42: Burning Sky This episode features Mark Tranter, founder and owner of East Sussex brewery Burning Sky. I travelled down to the small village of Firle, not far from another beer mecca - Lewes - to speak to Mark at the brewery. It was a great day for a beer geek like me to be in the presence of such an icon of the UK Craft Beer scene and in the very place where the magic happens! Also featured in the episode, I talk about a few beer stories, such as Good Things Brewing Co looking to rebuild after their catastrophic fire as Allkin Brewing; London Fields Brewery being put up for sale, just as Fourpure and Magic Rock recently were too; and the International Women's Collaboration Brew Day on 8th March! Links: Burning Sky website: www.burningskybeer.com Burning Sky Twitter: @burningskybeer Allkin Brewing website (and link to CrowdFunder): www.allkinbrewing.com International Women's Collaboration Brew Day Twitter: @IWCBD Hope you enjoy! Next episode will feature Alex Troncos…
1 hr 3 min
Feb 16, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 41 - Double-Barrelled Brewery
Episode 41: Double-Barrelled Brewery I talk to Luci Clayton-Jones from Reading-based Double-Barrelled Brewery about their homebrew beginnings as a wedding favour beer, the 11-month trip around the world which saw them take in many craft beer stops in order to learn how to run a brewery, and so much more. While we chat, I drink 3 of their beers and Luci tells me about each of them. Crack a can, sit back and enjoy!
1 hr 12 min
Feb 2, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 40 - Newbarns Brewery
In this episode I speak with Jonny Hamilton of the Leith, Scotland-based brewery, Newbarns. Starting in 2020, just as Covid was about to hit, Jonny tells me about his and his business partners' backgrounds, the story of setting up their brewery and their brewing ethos - plus a whole lot more. I also speak with Jim McCune of the Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs) about the upcoming 2022 awards! Key links: Jonny on Twitter - https://twitter.com/PellicleJonny Newbarns Brewery on Twitter - https://twitter.com/NewbarnsBrewery Newbarns Brewery website - https://newbarnsbrewery.com/ Craft Beer Marketing Awards website - https://craftbeermarketingawards.com/
1 hr 10 min
Jan 26, 2022
Beer Prime - Episode 39 - Charlotte Cook, Coalition Brewery
In the first episode of 2022 I speak with Charlotte Cook, Head Brewer at Coalition Brewery - currently cuckoo brewing in Sussex, but due to open their own site in London within the next few months. We talk about Charlotte's brewing journey, the challenges and learning curves she has experienced along the way, and what to expect from Coalition beers. We also discuss the negative culture at breweries, British hops and why she really doesn't like otters! There's also a love letter to Tallin, but not so much for Manchester and Sunderland!
1 hr 14 min
Dec 21, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 38 - Christmas Special: Duration Brewing, plus Beer Writers
Wow! What an action packed episode this is. It's a long one, but totally worth a listen - even if you break it up into a couple of sessions! My main brewery guests are Miranda and Bates from Duration Brewing in Norfolk. We talk about their beers, their historic site and the work that it's taken to get it into it's current state, their differing approach to winning awards and much more more! I also welcome Beer Writers Pete Brown, Emma Inch, Dave Hayward and Ruvani de Silva to chat about their Picks of the Year! Hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas!
2 hr 13 min
Dec 3, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 37 - Neptune Brewery with Melissa Cole
Episode 37: Neptune Brewery with Melissa Cole In this episode I welcome the fabulous beer writer Melissa Cole as a special guest co-host and we are joined by Les and Julie O'Grady from Liverpool's Neptune Brewery to talk about their beers, starting a brewery off the back of a successful aquatics business, their brewing ethos and the Ladies That Beer project. All this and Melissa's new book, cats sleeping on people's heads, Lamb Gose, Crack Hens, taprooms in football stadia and how Les comes up with his ideas in bed on a Sunday morning! I also talk about the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards Dinner, which I attended. The beers that we drank are: * Melissa Cole-sch: A Kolsch beer collaboration between Neptune and Melissa * Sail Away: A New England pale ale * Silenus: An Extra Special Bitter Neptune's beers can be found in many places around the UK, but also on their website neptunebrewery.com. Melissa's books can be found in independent bookshops, some brewery taprooms…
1 hr 31 min
Nov 24, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 36 - Verdant Brewing Co
Episode 36: Verdant Brewing Co In this episode I talk with Adam Robertson (@robeam) from Verdant Brewing Co (@VerdantBrew) and discover how he got started, why they excel at hoppy and hazy beers, how some of the beer names came about, and much more. There's also some Beer News about SALT Beer Factory's expansion into London and the upcoming British Guild of Beer Writers Awards. My beery adventures include Utopian, Deya, Sierra Nevada, UnBarred, The Kernel, Siren, The Three Hounds, Hop Stop, Burning Sky and Beak Brewery!
1 hr 3 min
Nov 3, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 35 - Werewolf Beer
Episode 35 - Werewolf Beer I speak with Rich White from Werewolf Beer - An American Brewery in London! We talk beer, moving in to his brand new site, horror movies, music and much more! I am also joined by Thomas J. Miller, author of An Oktoberfest Death - the first in a series of beer themed murder mystery novels. Plus there's some Siren "Beer News" and details of my visits to Hop Stop and the UnBarred Taproom in Brighton! Twitter links of guests: https://twitter.com/werewolfbeer https://twitter.com/TJMillerAuthor
1 hr 19 min
Oct 20, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 34 - UnBarred Brewery
Join me for a chat with Jordan Mower, Owner and Head Brewer of UnBarred Brewery in Brighton! We chat about his Homebrewing beginnings, through to contract brewing to get the money together to make his own beers and moving in to his own site in the heart of the city. We also talk collabs, taprooms, can art, honey beers and much more. The beers consumed on the episode are: Joosy German IPA Sticky Toffee Pudding White Stout There's also some Beer News featuring Siren Craft Brew; Verdant Brew Co, Black Flag, Padstow Brewery and Pipeline Brewing; and Jaega Wise of Wild Card. Beery Adventures focus on Hop Stop's birthday celebration.
1 hr 12 min
Oct 7, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 33 - ORA Brewing
Episode 33: ORA Brewing Join me as I chat with Daniele, Dario and Luigi from ORA Brewing in their Taproom in Tottenham, North London. We talk about starting up in London, brewing with Italian ingredients including Balsamic vinegar, and Beer Cocktails, amongst many others. We enjoy the following beers: * Dolce Vita Session IPA * Panaro West Coast IPA * Limoncello IPA Plus there's Beer News about Track's new taproom and the awesome sounding collab between The Driftwood Spars Brewery and Fallen Acorns Brewery. Rounded up with a round-up of beery adventures featuring Siren Craft Brew, Hop Stop Reigate and my own personal Oktoberfest!
Sep 22, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 32 - New Bristol Brewery
Episode 32: New Bristol Brewery I welcome husband and wife team Noel and Maria from New Bristol Brewery (https://twitter.com/NewBristol) and we discuss a range of things, such as: * Their beers * Their roles in the brewery * Albert the Gorilla * Branding * Bristol's beer scene * Collaborating with Adidas and Size * The use of adjuncts ... and much more! There's also a cameo from Stout the dog! We also drink three of their beers: * The Happy World of Sabro * Talus About It * Cinder Toffee Stout In Beer News I talk about CO2 Shortage, Elusive Brewing's Collabageddon 2021 and my next 5 episodes; plus I talk about my Beery Adventures at Hop Stop, Westerham Brewery and at home! I hope you enjoy!!
1 hr 2 min
Sep 8, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 31 - Burnt Mill Brewery
Episode 31: Burnt Mill Brewery In this episode I welcome Sophie de Ronde, Head Brewer at Burnt Mill Brewery (Twitter: @BrewSophie; Instagram: @sophiederonde) to the podcast and we talk about a lot, including: * The brewery's origins * Sophie's background * The affect that her allergies have had on her career * Her crowning as Brewer of the Year in 2019 * The pandemic * International Women's Collaboration Brew Day * Diversity in beer * Yeast attenuation And so much more! While speaking with Sophie, I drank: * Pintle * Citra Sands * Idaho Fog You can find Burnt Mill's beers in bottle shops across the UK or on their webstore. Beer News features stories about Vocation and Siren, and Vocation also feature when I talk about my recent tap room visits, which also includes Thornbridge, Trembling Madness, Brew York and Amity Brew Co.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 18, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 30 - Matt Curtis on Modern British Beer
Episode 30 - Matt Curtis on Modern British Beer Matt (@totalcuris on Twitter and Instagram) joins me to talk about his brand new book, Modern British Beer. The book covers Matt's thoughts on what he calls "The Broad Spectrum of Joy" and his definition of Modern British Beer before taking in chapters on 86 beers from 86 different breweries around Britain. It's available now from CAMRA and all good Independent bookshops, bottle shops and craft breweries (especially those that are featured in the book). Also discussed is the beer brewed especially with Burning Sky, named after the chapter "The Broad Spectrum of Joy". Available soon from the brewery's web shop.
1 hr 23 min
Jul 23, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 29 - 1st Birthday Special episode
Beer Prime - Episode 29 - 1st Birthday Special with Hop Stop, Pilgrim Brewery, Crumbs Brewery and 360 Degree Brewing Recorded in person, not over Zoom, this special episode celebrates the 1st Birthday of Beer Prime! Listen to me chat with Rush from Hop Stop, Gus from Pilgrim, Morgan from Crumbs and Ben from 360 Degree and sample some lovely beers. It was great to record in person and it's definitely something that I want to do more of over the next year of Beer Prime. So charge your glasses, sit back and celebrate with us!
1 hr 52 min
Jul 8, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 28 - Electric Bear Brewing Co
Episode 28 - Electric Bear Brewing Co. Based in Bath, Electric Bear have been going since 2015, and I have the great pleasure of chatting with Bec all about the brewery and tasting three of their great beers! Listen to find out how Bec would describe herself as a beer style, her thoughts on Untapped ticking, how the pandemic has changed Electric Bear, whether there's a Cider v Craft Beer battle in the West Country and all about the brewery, plus plenty more - including a random appearance for cheese!
1 hr 2 min
Jun 23, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 27 - Overtone Brewing Co
EPISODE 27 - OVERTONE BREWING CO I'm joined by @overtonekaran from @Overtonebrewing to talk about their brewery and beers, the innnovations in hops, putting Kiwi into beer .... possibly! ... and a whole host of things! This is well worth a listen!
1 hr 19 min
Jun 9, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 26 - Polly's
In this episode I am joined by Arron (@PollysArron) from North Wales brewery Polly's (@pollysbrewco). They are widely recognised as one of the best IPA breweries in the UK, and we enjoy three pale beers while chatting about a variety of things, such as their first 3 years in existence, how they've been doing in the Pandemic, the reason they tend to stick to pale and hoppy beers, the Pyramid Dry-hopping technique, and so much more!
1 hr 5 min
May 26, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 25 - Elusive Brewing
In this episode, I talk with Ruth Mitchell (@beerfaerie) from Elusive Brew, as well as a quick catch up with Lee Grabham from Brew York! Lots of great beery talk with two breweries celebrating their 5th birthdays!
1 hr 10 min
May 13, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 24 - Simply Hops and Crisp Malt
Episode 24 is all about the HOPS and MALT that make the beverage we love so much what it is! I speak with John Willett and Phil Lowry from Simply Hops and discover all about different varietals of hops, their history, the exciting new hops that are being cultivated, as well as the leaps and bounds that are being made in making the product more efficient for brewers, such as pellets and liquid hops! Then I chat with Becky Gee and Mike Benson from Crisp Malt, who provide the malted barley, wheat, oats and rye which are so important to the end product. We talk about the whole process, and touch on the science that goes into ensuring a premium product for Craft Breweries. I think its a really interesting episode!
1 hr 1 min
Apr 28, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 23 - Pilot Brewing
In this episode, I talk with Pat Jones, co-founder of Pilot Brewing, and we discuss a whole load of things including: * How they started * Their hilarious Twitter account * Those "Selling out to ABInbev tweets" and what would REALLY happen if they were approached * Packing a punch into low ABV sours * 330ml vs 440ml cans * Beer names * The "Time for a Brew" Brewery World Cup * Beer Into Supermarkets * Favourite Hops * Their brilliant Drinklusion scheme We also drink four of their great beers along the way: * Blond * Philly Table Sour * Peach Melba Sour * Subsequent IPA You can get their beers at: https://www.pilotbeer.co.uk/product/pilot-330ml-cans/ In the episode, I also talk to Some Guys With A Camera, a group of young film-makers making a 6-part comedy to be shown on Amazon Prime, set in a Craft Brewery in Liverpool. If you want to help their Crowdfunder (closes on 30th April 2021) then click here, or to visit their Socials go to: * Twitter - @sg…
1 hr 10 min
Apr 14, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 22 - Utopian Brewery (with guest co-host Adrian Tierney-Jones)
Beer Prime - Episode 22 - Utopian Brewery I'm joined in this episode by the brilliant Beer Writer, Adrian Tierney-Jones, who is a guest co-host. Adrian and I talk with Jeremy Swainson of Utopian Brewery in Devon, a lager only brewery producing some outstanding beers. We talk about Jeremy's background, including a few years working in Germany; decoction mashing techniques, whether Jeremy is a scientist or an artist, and much more! Beers Beer 1: Ten Degrees (me); Alt Beer collab with Bristol Beer Factory (Adrian) Beer 2: Now We Are Two - the brewery's 2nd birthday Export Kellerbier, released recently Beer 3: Cerne Specialni - a Black Lager Adrian and I also discuss several news topics including Fourpure's new branding, Northern Monk's "Crisp" flavour beers and Cloudwater's collab packs with Queer Brewing, Eko Brewery, Rock Leopard and Good Karma, going into Tesco stores. We also discuss several beers we've enjoyed recently from Northern Monk, Burning Sky, Siren, Thornbridge/Adn…
1 hr 33 min
Mar 31, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 21 - Brew By Numbers
Beer Prime - Episode 21 - Brew By Numbers In this episode I welcome Mike Burt from Brew By Numbers and we chat about the brewery, its history, its future and that number system, amongst many other things. While we chat, we drink 5 of their awesome beers: 11 Session IPA - Mosaic 05 IPA – Centennial 42 DDH Pale Mordern Wharf 55 DIPA – Mosaic and Amarillo 85 TIPA – Mosaic and Citra Listen also for Beer News and a rundown of the beers I've been drinking over the last couple of weeks. Also - don't forget to listen to get the exclusive discount code for 15% off across their website (bbno.co).
1 hr 11 min
Mar 17, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 20 - American Craft Beer Special, with Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Springdale and Firestone Walker
What a treat you're in for! 5 of America's top craft breweries - Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Springdale and Firestone Walker, join me, as well as Lotte Peplow from the Brewers Association! So much great talk about the beer that has influenced so many brewers in the UK and around the world!
1 hr 39 min
Mar 3, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 19 - Beak Brewery
This episode features Danny Tapper from Beak Brewery, based in Lewes in East Sussex. Another brewery which started in the pandemic, Danny and the team moved into their brewery in August last year! As we talk about their past, their future plans, and their influences, we sample three of their great IPAs. Pour yourself a beer and have a listen – unless you’re driving, of course… in which case, listen and then have a beer when you get to where you’re going!
1 hr 10 min
Feb 17, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 18 - Rock Leopard
In this episode I chat with Stacey Ayeh of Rock Leopard Brewing and we talk about his journey so far, the hurdles he has had to clear to get there, and where he thinks he's headed! All while drinking three of his cracking beers! There's also some Beer News and a round-up of the best beers I've had since the last episode!
1 hr 14 min
Feb 3, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 17 - Gwei-lo Brewery
In this episode, I speak with Sean Robertson, UK rep for Gwei-lo - a Hong Kong brewery - about their brewing over here in the UK with Vocation up in Hebden Bridge. I also speak with the brewery's CEO and co-founder, Ian Jebbit, to discuss the origins of the brewery and the meaning of the name! There's also Beer News and a Top 10 of Tryanuary beers, along with a Top 6 of the remaining beers. Pour yourself a beer, put your feet up and have a listen.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 20, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 16 - Northern Monk
This episode features Northern Monk Co-Founder and Head Brewer, Brian Dickson! We talk about the brewery and their amazing beers, while drinking a few of them! There's also Beer News and My Top 10 of recent beers!!
1 hr 13 min
Jan 6, 2021
Beer Prime - Episode 15 - Catch-up with Siren, Amity and North
Happy New Year! In this episode I catch up with Matt from Siren, Russ from Amity and Alex from North, my guests back in episodes 2, 3 and 5 from last summer (July and August). I speak to them about what their breweries have been up to since we last spoke. In addition, there is more of my chat with the three top beer writers - Claire Bullen, Matt Curtis and Adrian Tierney-Jones - as they tell me what they predict for beer in 2021!!
1 hr 26 min
Dec 23, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 14 - Christmas Special with Anspach & Hobday, and 3 Beer Writers
WOW! What a packed and EPIC episode! Clocking in at over 2 hours, its designed for you to dip in and out over the festive period! My guests in this episode are Jack Hobday from London brewery Anspach & Hobday, and I also speak with top Beer Writers Matthew Curtis, Claire Bullen and Adrian Tierney-Jones about their Beers of the Year and Breweries of the Year!! Additionally, Anspach & Hobday are giving away a mixed case of 24 beers! Just go to @BeerPrimeUK on Twitter and retweet the competition tweet for the chance to win! Draw will be made on 28th December and the beer will be with you before 31st December! What a great way to end the year!
2 hr 2 min
Dec 9, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 13 - Brewers Eye
My guest on this episode is Pete Hill, founder of Brewers Eye app. Pete tells us all about the app and how he came to develop it. We drink a few beers together from breweries such as Marble, Cloudwater, Wild Card, Brew York, Play Brew and Northern Monk. There's also Beer News, my Top 10 of beers consumed since the last episode, and news of the next two episodes, including a Christmas Special!!
1 hr 12 min
Nov 26, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 12 - Yeastie Boys
In this episode I speak with Stu McKinlay of Yeastie Boys, the New Zealand brewery making great beer over here in the UK too. We talk about the brewery's origins, Stu's move over to the UK to head up operations here, their beers and the support of Hospitality Action, plus much more! Theres also some Beer News and my Top 10 of beers that I've had in the last 2 weeks!!
1 hr 13 min
Nov 11, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 11 - Wild Card Brewery
My guest this week is Jaega Wise, Head Brewer of East London's Wild Card Brewery, as well as presenter on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme and Amazon Prime's The Wine Show! We talk about the brewery, Jaega's presenting jobs, hops, IPAs, great can art and much more! All of this, while drinking three of Wild Card's new beers, which are ***SPOILER ALERT*** amazing! Cover art photo by @mileswillis
1 hr 12 min
Oct 28, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 10 - Westerham Brewery
This episode's guest is Robert Wicks, Founder, Owner and Head Brewer at Kent's Westerham Brewery. We talk about using the finest ingredients, their beers, the brewery's history and Robert answers Weird Beard Rob's Rhinos & Tigers question - with a name drop of a Tennis legend! All of this while drinking three of Westerham's fantastic beers. Then there's Beer News, this week covering the Subscription Boxes and Advent Calendars out there; and the Top 5 becomes Top 10 this week - so many great beers that I felt some couldn't be omitted! Grab a beer, put your feet up and enjoy (unless you're driving, of course!!)
1 hr 26 min
Oct 14, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 9 - Weird Beard
Packed episode this week! I talk to Rob from West London's Weird Beard Brewery, and we drink three of their fantastic beers. There's the normal Beer News and Top 5 features, as well as a little quiz for fun! I also talk about playing the online Escape Room game The Cyphstress, which is based around Siren Craft Brew's beers!
1 hr 9 min
Sep 30, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 8 - Brew York
In today's episode I speak with Brew York's Head Brewer, Lee Brabham, about their expansion, their beer names and can designs - one of which has had to be withdrawn recently! - and Lee's favourite beers. All this while we drink a few of their excellent beers. There's also the latest Beer News and my Top 5 beers of the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!
1 hr 1 min
Sep 18, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 7.5 - Marble Brewers "Director's Cut"
By popular demand, here's the full 1 hour 45 mins conversation with the guys from Marble. It was great fun to record, I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much! Get yourselves a few beers and press play!
1 hr 46 min
Sep 16, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 7 - Marble Brewers
I speak with Joe Ince and 3 of his colleagues at Manchester based brewery, Marble. Joe sent a lot of great beer in advance and we went through 5 of these beers during the podcast - some of them VERY strong! This led to a LOOOOONG conversation. Of course, I've edited it down to standard length, but have received a few messages asking me to post the whole thing. So in a couple of days time, I'll release a (virtually) unedited cut! Its great fun, lots of topics are covered and the beers were great!!
Sep 4, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 6 - London Beer Factory
What a packed episode! I speak with James from London Beer Factory and we discuss their beers, their history and what they plan to do for the future, as well as the success of their line in Tesco. James also tells me what his 3 Desert Island Beers are! As well as chatting with James, I was also out and about (yeah, I know right?!) and visited the Bristol taprooms of Bristol Beer Factory (no relation) and Wild Beer Co, as well as the Brewery tap of Welsh craft giants, Tiny Rebel! I recorded those visits and include them in the episode. There's also Latest Beer News, a round-up of beers I've had over the last couple of weeks and details of my visit to the Siren brewery too! Phew!! Get listening!!
Aug 21, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 5 - North Brewing Co
My guest today is Alex from North Brewing Co, which is based in Leeds. Alex is Brand Ambassador and tells us all about the brewery's history and a little about their future. We drink some of their beers and discuss beer in general. I also introduce a couple of new features - a little round-up of the beers I've been drinking, and some news from the beer scene!
Aug 14, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 4 - Melissa Cole
In this week's episode I talk to award-winning beer writer Melissa Cole. The conversation covers a whole load of things from her current go-to breweries, the improvement in low/no alcohol beers, pairing food with beer, cricket ... and much more!
Aug 7, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 3 - Amity Brew Co
We're talking with the guys from Amity Brew Co, Leeds' brand-new brewery and brewpub! I'm joined by the brewery's co-owner Russ Clarke, and the Head Brewer, Greig Swanson. We talk about their core range beers (as we taste them!), their brand new brewpub, their inspirations - Mikkeller get a big mention! - and their experience up until now! Pour a beer, sit back and listen!
1 hr 6 min
Jul 31, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 2 - Siren Craft Brew
I speak with Matt from Siren Craft Brew about their new core range beer, Lumina. We also discuss Siren's online events such as the Stargazing evening and their Online Escape Room, The Cyphstress. There are a couple more beers consumed too - Much Ado About Muffin and Be More Pacific. Matt also drops a piece of EXCLUSIVE info!!
Jul 24, 2020
Beer Prime - Episode 1 - Introduction episode
This is the first episode of the new Beer Prime podcast! I talk with my friend, Graham, about the beer scene up in Leeds and Yorkshire.