As the long, hot summer continues, Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio slaps on its sun cream, pops on its hat, and continues the quest for the very best stories in contemporary beer and brewing.
The show returns to Radio Reverb at 3pm on Sunday 22 July, and covers barrel-aging, progressive hops, and beer marketing, and also takes a peek at a brand new brew house!
Back in July 2016, it was announced that Cornish brewery, St Austell, had purchased fellow West Country brewers, Bath Ales. After a period of substantial investment, Bath Ales’ brand new, state-of-the-art, brewing facility was unveiled just a few weeks ago.
In this month’s show, legendary brewing director, Roger Ryman, takes me on a tour of the brew house. He explains the process of designing a brewery from scratch, and his hopes for the future of Bath Ales.
Also on this month’s show:
- Jonny Garrett – he of Cave Direct and Craft Beer Channel fame – comes at us with both barrels when he chats to me at Imbibe Live about the history of barrel-aging, and Cave Direct’s own plans for a blendery at Beer Merchants Tap;
- Fermentation’s very own resident beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, makes our mouths water when she suggests some food to pair with those barrel-aged beers;
- Beer writers, Pete Brown and Jess Mason, tell me about their philosophy of how to sell beer to everyone, and Jess’s TEPA (The Equality in Pubs Accreditation) launched at Imbibe Live;
- We revisit last month’s Beer Day Britain celebrations and learn about the potential of progressive British hops to make great tasting beer;
- And I spill the beans on some of the many fantastic events taking place during Brighton & Hove Beer Week.
We taste three great beers on air:
- Burning Sky – Typically English Day (BritHop)
- Bath Ales – Lansdown West Coast IPA
- Harviestoun – Ola Dubh