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.
Together with PUB19 – the only dedicated show for the UK pub industry – I have produced a series of short podcasts exploring the challenges and opportunities facing publicans today.
The podcasts take a look behind the headlines at the trends shaping today’s market and explore issues such as food, drinks, design, technology and more. With guest including Geetie Singh-Watson MBE (founder of the UK’s first and only organic pub), Laura Willoughby MBE (co-founder of Club Soda), Lee Cash (founder of Peach Pubs), Joycelyn Neve (founder of the Seafood Pub Company), Jane Peyton (drinks writer and educator) and Pete Brown (Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers), the conversation is sure to be lively and informative.