‘The Call of the Siren’ – Beer Magazine – Summer 2019

I was lucky enough to visit one of my favourite breweries – and write about one of my all-time favourite beers – for the Summer 2019 edition of Beer Magazine.

I interviewed Darron Anley, founder of Siren Craft Brew, about Broken Dream, winner of CAMRA’s 2018 Champion Beer of Britain award.

Broken Dream, falls somewhere between an orchestral symphony and a hands-in-the-air, stay-up-all night dance track. It’s boozy black with a rich viscosity built on the oats and lactose that swell to fill the mouth.

Beer Magazine is free to CAMRA members.

‘Aces High’ – Beer Magazine – January 2019

I interviewed head brewer at Wild Card Brewery, Jaega Wise, for a profile in the Spring 2019 edition of CAMRA‘s Beer Magazine.

Jaega is a well-known figure in the British beer scene. Not only is she a talented brewer, she is also a chemical engineering graduate, singer, TV presenter, campaigner for diversity in the brewing industry and an elected director of SIBA.

“I’ve always said I’m a brewer before I’m a female brewer, before I’m a mixed-race brewer. But I will always do my part to support women, ethnic diversity, lots of different types of people getting into the brewing industry. The goal isn’t reached at all. We’re not even close. Equality is 50 per cent. Why should we be satisfied with anything less?” (Jaega Wise)

Jaega Wise (left) and me at Wild Card Brewery, Walthamstow, London

Beer Magazine is free to CAMRA members.