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Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio is the UK’s only monthly beer and brewing show on FM radio. It is regularly in the top 100 iTunes Food & Drink podcasts, and consistently within the top 5 of the Podomatic Food & Drink chart. You can catch up on previous episodes here.
Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio has been broadcasting on Radio Reverb since December 2015. The show is produced and presented by member of The British Guild of Beer Writers, Emma Inch. In November 2017 – in recognition for her work on Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio and on this website – Emma was awarded the Maltsmiths Award for ‘Best Beer Communicator – Online’ by the Guild.
“The shows have a real energy, and people at their heart.”
(Pete Brown – Chair of Judges – speaking at the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards, 2017)
The show has a magazine-style format and features interviews with national and international brewers, articles on brewing techniques and homebrewing, food and beer matching, and beer-related news and views. Jane Peyton – award-winning beer sommelier, writer and educator – is a regular monthly guest. James Torr – an experimental homebrewer and coordinator of Homebrew Brighton – also frequently appears on the show.
During the past two and a half years, Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio featured interviews with around 100 national and international breweries including Cloudwater, Beavertown, Bedlam, Yeastie Boys, Northern Monk, Fierce and Verdant plus beer writers including Pete Brown and Roger Protz . Click on the link below to hear some of our ‘best bits’ from 2017!
Radio Reverb is a well-established community radio station broadcasting on FM and online across Brighton & Hove and throughout large parts of Sussex. It has a potential listener population of around 350,000, plus a ‘listen again’ feature which has attracted over half a million listens. Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio has a sizeable FM, online and podcast listenership, and is regularly number one in the Podomatic Food & Drink Chart, and the Top 100 iTunes Food Podcasts. It’s also available to stream on Spotify.
Just some of the iTunes reviews for Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio
“Excellent mix of subjects. Very well put together and presented. Only bad thing is it’s just once a month, I’d happily listen to more. 🍺👍” (FDH, March 2018)
“Wow what a podcast, so glad I found this. The best UK focused beer / brewing podcast. Exceptionally high quality content and production. Up there with the Craft Beer Channel on YouTube.” (B, May 2018)
“I’ve listened to a lot of beer / Brewing podcasts over the years and learnt a massive amount about the American Craft beer scene as a result. The lack of UK centric beer radio has finally been resolved by this excellent show. Great interviews, quality information and genuinely entertaining. I particularly enjoy the interviews with head brewers. Cheers” (A, September 2018)
You can tune into Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio at 3pm on the 4th Sunday of every month on 97.2fm or DAB radio (in Brighton & surrounding areas) or via the Radio Reverb website. Alternatively, you can catch up with shows you’ve missed via by downloading a podcast version via iTunes, Spotify or Podomatic.
And here’s Emma (left) in the Radio Reverb studio with Jane Peyton and James Torr, during the broadcast of one of the shows
Just to be clear, they don’t normally move this fast!.