In August I braved the summer rain and mud (oh, that mud!) at Thornbridge Brewery‘s Peakender Festival. In between falling face first into a puddle and trying to keep the tent dry, I interviewed the wonderful Dominic Driscoll about his work as head brewer at Thornbridge. We took the audience through a tasting of Thornbridge beers and I was very happy to get my hands on one of my all-time favourite beers – the legendary Serpent (a Thornbridge x Brooklyn Brewery x Oliver’s Cider collaboration).
Peakender is a magical festival and I will definitely go again. I’ll just be praying for a bit more sunshine next time!
The Cambridge Beer Festival (organised by CAMRA) is one of the biggest dates on the beer calendar with over 40,000 people visiting during the week-long festival.
In 2019, I curated and chaired a series of events in the Discovery Pavilion. There were talks, tastings, discussions and debates on a range of topics including wild and mixed fermentation, sustainability, the contemporary cider scene and the future of British beer.