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This Week in Craft Beer

This Week in Craft Beer

By Rob Cheshire

In-depth weekly interviews with some of the UK's leading independent Craft Brewers, exploring their background and motivations, hopes and fears, and big plans for the future, all whilst we share and discuss a couple of the beers that the brewer is particularly proud of.
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Episode 96 - Holy Goat Brewing

This Week in Craft BeerFeb 14, 2022

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Episode 180 - Baron Brewing Co.

Episode 180 - Baron Brewing Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Jack from Baron Brewing based in East Hertfordshire.

Baron Brewing is a playground for beer, with an ever-changing range made for the fun and the love of the process. The next beer will be the best beer!

Nov 27, 202301:09:34
Episode 179 - Delphic Brewing Co.

Episode 179 - Delphic Brewing Co.

Join me for a fun chat with Tom, recorded in-person in Central Newbury at what will soon be the new Delphic Brewery and Taproom!

Nov 20, 202353:34
Episode 178 - Emperor's Brewery

Episode 178 - Emperor's Brewery

I am delighted to welcome to Podcast Damian from Emperor's Brewery, based in the East Midlands.

Oct 31, 202301:12:13
Episode 177 - Verdant Brewing Co.

Episode 177 - Verdant Brewing Co.

Welcome to the Podcast, James from Verdant Brewing Co.

Oct 30, 202301:18:50
Episode 176 - Pastore Brewing 2023 Update

Episode 176 - Pastore Brewing 2023 Update

It was great to catch-up again with Chris from Pastore!

Oct 23, 202352:26
Episode 175 - Drop Project 2023 Update

Episode 175 - Drop Project 2023 Update

Join me for a fun chat with Joe and Will from Drop Project, as they announce their exciting growth plans.

Oct 16, 202349:16
Episode 174 - BMAN Brewery

Episode 174 - BMAN Brewery

Join me for a fun chat with Alex, owner of BMAN Brewery in Oxford.

Oct 09, 202348:35
Episode 173 - Derby Beer Con

Episode 173 - Derby Beer Con

Join me as I chat with Tom Ainsley about both Derby Beer Con and the latest news from Neon Raptor.

Oct 02, 202322:49
Episode 172 - Pentrich Brew Co. - 2023 Update

Episode 172 - Pentrich Brew Co. - 2023 Update

We catch up with Joe and Ryan from Pentrich recorded in-person at the Alex Hotel, on the eve of Derby Beer Con!

Sep 25, 202349:56
Episode 171 - Stannary Brewing Co. - 2023 Update

Episode 171 - Stannary Brewing Co. - 2023 Update

Join me for a fun catch-up with Garry, Chris and Mark at Stannary, as they put the finishing touches to their exciting new premises!

Sep 18, 202346:25
Episode 170 - Holy Goat 2023 Update

Episode 170 - Holy Goat 2023 Update

It was great to catch up again with Holy Goat founder Johnny Horn!

Sep 11, 202346:41
Episode 169 - Dark Revolution Brewery

Episode 169 - Dark Revolution Brewery

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Greg from Dark Revolution based near Salisbury.

Dark Revolution was launched in 2015, with a simple aspiration to make World class beer. Beer that they can be fiercely proud of and hopefully enjoyed by other beer enthusiasts.

https://www.darkrevolution.co.uk/

Sep 04, 202357:32
Episode 168 - The Grumpy Goat

Episode 168 - The Grumpy Goat

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Anne-Marie from The Grumpy Goat in Reading.

The Grumpy Goat opened in the quirky Harris Arcade near Reading station in 2013, in a tiny unit, where swinging a cat would have been very hazardous to the brilliant stocks of bottles, cans and cheeses!

In Oct 2020, during the darkest days of COVID, they took the opportunity to move into a much larger shop unit, in Union Street, just off Reading's main pedestrianised shopping street. The new unit enabled a much larger stock of beers, wines and spirits, and also a significant expansion of the Deli side of the business.

Finally, and most exciting of all, in August 2022, the Goat Tap was opened above the shop, which is where we are recording from today. 

Aug 28, 202351:02
Episode 167 - Disruption IS Brewing

Episode 167 - Disruption IS Brewing

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Conor from Disruption IS Brewing based in Camberley.

Conor's father Chris bought Ascot Brewing in 2017, whilst Conor was living in Toronto, becoming enamoured with the amazing Canadian Craft Beer Scene.

When Conor returned to the UK in 2019 father and son decided to launch a Craft focused arm of the business, and Disruption IS Brewing came to life, with a mission of Changing Beer For The Better!

Aug 21, 202358:55
Episode 166 - Firebrand Brewing Co.

Episode 166 - Firebrand Brewing Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Joe from Firebrand Brewing based in Launceston, Cornwall.

Firebrand was launched in 2008, in a converted milking parlour, on the untamed edge of Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall. The focus is their passion for beer made from all natural ingredients, Cornish spring water and American hops.

Aug 14, 202343:20
Episode 165 - Sureshot Brew Co. - 2023 Update

Episode 165 - Sureshot Brew Co. - 2023 Update

I am delighted to welcome to The Podcast, James Campbell from Sureshot Brewing Co based in Manchester.

Founded in 2020, Sureshot Brewing has been a long term project of James Campbell. Everyone with a bitter taste in their mouth knows James. A serial head brewer at some of Manchester’s most respected independent breweries, and pioneer of the best in new world styles and hops to the UK. James has been instrumental in the development of new wave British brewing over the last decade (and then some).

Aug 07, 202347:28
Episode 164 - Three Nations Dispense Ltd

Episode 164 - Three Nations Dispense Ltd

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, James from Three Nations Dispense based in South Wales.

Three Nations are passionate about helping pubs and restaurants supply a carefully curated draft drinks offering, from a choice of brands to unique dispensing systems, with a goal of having as many free of tie hospitality outlets in the UK as possible.

Jul 31, 202347:55
Episode 163 - Mysterious Brewing Co.

Episode 163 - Mysterious Brewing Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Adam and Ken from Mysterious Brewing based in North Hampshire.

Mysterious was launched in 2023, and they have a passion for small batch flavourful beers, craftily blurring the lines between traditional and modern, creating hop-forward, aroma-rich styles.

https://mysteriousbrewing.com/

Jul 24, 202352:56
Episode 162 - Turning Point Brew Co.

Episode 162 - Turning Point Brew Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Cameron from Turning Point Brew Co. based in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

Turning Point was launched in 2017, and they have grown to become a small team of beer lovers with a clear mission: Brew their favourite beers and have a good time! https://www.turningpointbrewco.com/


Jul 17, 202301:09:25
Episode 161 - Great Beyond Brewing Co.

Episode 161 - Great Beyond Brewing Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, John from Great Beyond Brewing Co. based in Hoxton, East London.

Great Beyond was launched in 2022, by three beer loving friends and experienced brewers, Ollie, Nick and John. Their brewing emphasises quality, sustainability and creativity. They're passionate about combining the best ingredients and techniques to produce beers that inspire and delight their customers.

Jul 10, 202359:26
Episode 160 - Lauter Bottle Shop/BrewCon

Episode 160 - Lauter Bottle Shop/BrewCon

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Simon from Lauter Bottleshop based in Falmouth.

Simon has run Brewcon, the UK's largest beer and brewing conference since 2017, and he launched Lauter in 2021, following a successful Crowdfunder.

Jul 03, 202358:27
Episode 159 - Langham Brewery

Episode 159 - Langham Brewery

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Lesley, Sal and Fran from Langham Brewery based on the beautiful South Downs in West Sussex.

Langham was launched in 2005, and operate a steam-heated brewery with the goal of producing innovative, distinctive and flavoursome beers using the finest quality ingredients.

Jun 26, 202353:18
Episode 158 - Southsea Brewery 2023 Update

Episode 158 - Southsea Brewery 2023 Update

Rob chatted with Dave for a South-Coast catch-up.

Jun 12, 202342:50
Episode 157 - New Bristol Brewery

Episode 157 - New Bristol Brewery

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Tom from New Bristol Brewery.


New Bristol was launched in 2013 by husband and wife team Maria and Noel James, and have developed a strong reputation for brewing modern juicy IPAs, fruity Sours and indulgent Stouts.

Jun 05, 202351:04
Episode 156 - Indie Rabble Brewing Company

Episode 156 - Indie Rabble Brewing Company

We are delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Alex, Ally, Naomi & Dave from Indie Rabble Brewing Co. based in Windsor.

Indie Rabble is the latest addition to Dave and Naomi Haywood's award winning Craft Beer empire. The owners of the 'A Hoppy Place' Taprooms have teamed up with celebrated brewer Alex Rowlands and his partner Ally to launch Indie Rabble in a railway arch on the burgeoning Windsor Beer Mile.

The Taproom is expected to open in August, with the brewery opening shortly afterwards.

www.indierabble.co.uk


May 29, 202301:09:34
Episode 155 - Brewser

Episode 155 - Brewser

We are delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Olly & Lewis from Brewser.

Brewser is the brand-new way to explore craft beer. It’s the first beer subscription that puts you in control, and delivers the freshest craft beer from the breweries you choose.


May 15, 202358:30
Episode 154 - UnBarred Brewery 2023 Update

Episode 154 - UnBarred Brewery 2023 Update

Join me as I catch-up with Jordan whilst tasting two very big and impressive new beer releases!

May 08, 202349:36
Episode 153 - Full Circle Brew Co. 2023 Update

Episode 153 - Full Circle Brew Co. 2023 Update

I am delighted to welcome back to the Podcast Ben and Alex from Full Circle, based in Newcastle. https://www.fullcirclebrew.co.uk/

May 01, 202352:38
Episode 152 - Attic Brewing Co. 2023 Update

Episode 152 - Attic Brewing Co. 2023 Update

I am delighted to welcome back to the Podcast Oli from Attic, based in Stirchley, just South of Birmingham.


https://atticbrewco.com/

Apr 27, 202355:52
Episode 151 - Makemake Brewing Co.

Episode 151 - Makemake Brewing Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Marc from Makemake Brewery based in Portsmouth.

Makemake started in 2018 as gypsy brewers, followed by a residency at the Greenwich Brewpub in Southsea,  before establishing their own premises in Portsmouth in 2021, assisted by a crowdfunder. https://makemakebeer.myshopify.com/

Apr 24, 202359:06
Episode 150 - We Are Beer

Episode 150 - We Are Beer

I am delighted to welcome to the Podcast, Tom from We Are Beer, the Company that organises the UK's Leading Independent Craft Beer Festivals. https://wearebeer.com/

Apr 17, 202353:27
Episode 149 - Beak Brewery 2023 Update
Apr 10, 202359:56
Episode 148 - Rivington Brewery - 2023 Update

Episode 148 - Rivington Brewery - 2023 Update

Join me as I catch up with Ben from Rivington for the first time in almost two years.

Horrobin Ln, Chorley PR6 9HE

https://www.rivingtonbrewing.co.uk/


Apr 03, 202358:15
Episode 147 - Pollys Brew Co. - 2023 Update

Episode 147 - Pollys Brew Co. - 2023 Update

Join me as I catch up with Arron at Pollys for the first time in almost two years.


https://pollysbrew.co/

Mar 27, 202355:47
Episode 146 - Two Flints Brewery
Mar 20, 202349:57
Episode 145 - Brew York Brewing Co. 2023 Update

Episode 145 - Brew York Brewing Co. 2023 Update

Join me as I catch up with Brew York Co-founder Lee Grabham, on the eve of their seventh Birthday Celebrations.

Mar 13, 202348:46
Episode 144 - Staggeringly Good Brewing Co. 2023 Update
Mar 06, 202357:36
Episode 143 - Duration Brewing Co. 2023 Update
Feb 27, 202349:28
Episode 142 - Twisted Wheel Brew Co. 2023 Update
Feb 06, 202341:06
Episode 141 - Left Handed Giant
Jan 30, 202301:07:50
Episode 140 - Liquid Light Brew Co.

Episode 140 - Liquid Light Brew Co.

I am delighted to welcome to the podcast Thom from Liquid Light Brew Co based in Nottingham.

Liquid Light was founded by Thom in 2017, with a focus on combining his love for beer and music.

Initially brewing on a nano-kit in his garden shed, Thom progressed to cuckoo brewing at Magpie Brewery for a while, before establishing his own Brewery and Taproom in June 2021 in the Sneinton suburb of Nottingham.

Jan 16, 202356:41
Episode 139 - Boscombe Brewery
Jan 09, 202301:02:34
Episode 138 - Round Corner Brewing Co.
Dec 19, 202201:00:54
Episode 137 - Crop Beer Co.
Dec 12, 202252:59
Episode 136 - Little Monster 2022 Update
Nov 28, 202247:09
Episode 135 - DEYA Brewing Co.
Nov 21, 202201:05:24
Episode 134 - Radio City Beer Works
Nov 14, 202201:06:02
Episode 133 - Drop Project Brew Co. - 2022 Update

Episode 133 - Drop Project Brew Co. - 2022 Update

I am delighted to welcome back to the podcast Joe from Drop Project Brewing in Mitcham, Surrey.

Drop Project was launched in 2019 by Joe, Will and JT, inspired by their love of the outdoors and enjoying nature to the max. Drop Project brew fantastic modern Craft Beers with an Eco conscious mindset, attempting to create as little a negative impact on the world as possible when brewing.

Nov 07, 202258:49
Episode 132 - Cloudwater Brew Co. - 2022 Update
Oct 31, 202201:43:24
Episode 131 - Neon Raptor Brewing Co.
Oct 24, 202201:03:37