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Episode 20 - Lab Culture Brewery

For episode 20 we headed over to Redditch to visit Lab Culture Brewery. We spoke to sales and collaboration manager John Waterman about the unique set up they have, running a brewery integrated into a hi-tech vertical farm that grows vegetable crops under LED lights. We sample two of their beers, the Galilale Galilei west coast style IPA and their Chocolate Milk Stout. Contact: @brewerylab


Episode 19 - Peakender Podvention

This episode we headed to the beautiful Peak District in Derbyshire for the Thornbridge Peakender Festival, a three day celebration of beer, food, music and more. We were joined by special guests Steve from the Beer O'Clock Show podcast and Laura, Adam and James from The Sheffield Hopcast to discuss our Peakender experiences, guess the Mystery Beer and talk about what inspired us to set up beer podcasts. The beers we sampled this time were: Thornbridge Bliss Point and Elio. Special thanks to...


Episode 18 - Beer Central Festival And Purity Brewing

In this episode we are joined by friend of the show Dave Moore and special guest Jake Nash, Social Media and PR executive from Purity Brewing. We discuss the power of social media in the beer industry and also our recent trip to the inaugural Beer Central Festival in Digbeth, Birmingham. We also try to guess the mystery beer, talk about this month's 'hoppy excursions' and sample beers from Mahrs Brau, Purity and Black Iris. Find us on Twitter: @beers_frontiers @simoncarbon @DaintyVi @tusters...


Episode 17 - Thirsty Pioneers Brewing Company

This time we are joined by Archie and Joe Skelcher from Thirsty Pioneers Brewing Company, a new nano brewery set up in rural South Warwickshire. We ask them about their beer journeys and setting up the brewery. We discuss Brewdog’s new Punk AF and other alcohol free beers currently on the market and we also recap our recent Hoppy Excusions at Beer+Burger, Warwick Food Festival and Purity tasting event at Warwick Real Ale. We have a return of the Mystery Beer game where we try and guess what...


Episode 16 - "Your Glass Is Faulty!"

Our 16th Episode sees us joined by Carl Marshall, brewer at Twisted Barrel Ale to talk about his beer journey and recent trip to the breweries and taprooms of Berkshire. We also discuss our hoppy excursions over the last month or so: visits to Two Tailed Lion in Leicester and Cork and Cage a new bar in Stirchley, Birmingham. We have a return of the Mystery Beer game where we try and guess what unlabelled beer we are drinking and we also sample beers from Yonder, Wild Weather and Evil Twin....


Episode 15 - A Kind Of Magical Mystery Tour

Our 15th Episode sees us joined by friend of the show Dave Moore and catching up on our hoppy excursions over the last month or so: we discuss trips to Cloudwater Friends and Family Festival in Manchester, The Cask 2019 Festival in London and trips to York and Leeds. We have a return of the Mystery Beer game where we try and guess what unlabelled beer we are drinking and we also sample beers from Cloudwater, Magic Rock and Vibrant Forest. We discuss the new beers in Tesco and also the recent...


Episode 14 Glasshouse Beer Co

Our 14th Episode sees us head out on location to Stirchley in Birmingham to have a chat with Josh Hughes of Glasshouse Beer Co. where we discuss how he got started in brewing, working at Brewdog and then founding his own brewery in the suburb of Birmingham that has deep family connections for him. Follow them on social media: Twitter: @glasshousebrum Instagram: @glasshousebeerco Any comments on the show or suggestions get in touch: Twitter: Podcast: @beers_frontiers Simon: @simoncarbon...


Episode 13 - Takeovers And Trends

Our 13th Episode brings discussions about Fuller’s brewery being bought out by Japanese brewing giants Asahi along with tales of our ‘Hoppy Excursions’ over the last month or so. We also introduce our ‘mystery beer’ feature and sample the following beers: Mystery Beer… listen in to hear what we thought it was Wylam – Searching For The Joys Again 4.7% Pale Ale Fuller, Smith & Turner – Vintage Ale 2018 Cloudwater – Three’s Company Any comments on the show or suggestions get in touch: Twitter:...


Episode 12 - Tryanuary

In our 12th episode the BWF team head over to Birmingham again to talk about the #Tryanuary campaign with Regional Coordinator Catherine Webber and Local Champion Rob Edwards. We discuss the aims of the campaign and what events are coming up in the West Midlands area. We also discuss some of our beery highlights of 2018 such as festivals, taprooms and beer tourism. Thanks to Cherry Reds in Birmingham for hosting us: Any comments on the show? Get in...


Episode 11 - Mashionistas Brewery

In our 11th episode the BWF team stay local – we headed over to Beer Gonzo taproom in Coventry to speak to Coventry’s newest (pico) Brewery Mashionistas based in Ealsdon. We asked Flo and Simon from the brewery about their beers and their future plans. We also got to try two of their beers in advance of their launch event on 1st December at Beer Gonzo. To find out more about Mashionistas: @mashionistas More info on Beer Gonzo bottle shop and tap room:...


Episode 10 - Manchester, So Much To Answer For

In our 10th episode the BWF team focus on Manchester, the Northern powerhouse of beer and the location of the recent Indy Man Beer Con - the Glastonbury of modern beer festivals in the UK. We also cover the recently opened tap rooms of Cloudwater and Northern Monk breweries along with other Manchester ‘must visit’ locations such as Café Beermoth and Track Brewery tap room. Naturally we drank Mancunian beers: Marble – North-South 4.2% Pale Ale Track – Sip Champagne When We Thirsty 7% Brut IPA...


Episode 9 - Beer Blogging And The Brum Beer Scene

In this episode the BWF team travel to Cherry Reds bar in the heart of Birmingham to talk beer blogging and the Birmingham beer scene with Rob and Dave from and Bob from We discover what inspired them to start blogging and what they think of the current Birmingham beer scene. We also cover volunteering at BeaverEx festival, brewery tours at Purity in Warwickshire and what lovely eyes Logan Plant has. Thanks to Cherry Reds for the...


Episode 8 - Splash It All Over - Brut IPA

In this episode the BWF team delve into the world of Brut IPAs, a new style of dry IPA that has recently emerged. We look at the techniques used to produce these beers and sample four UK brewed examples of the style. We also cover the recent Thornbridge Peakender festival, Weird Beard brewery open day and the Twisted Barrel Ale bank holiday beer festival. We also ramble on about price of cask beer, serving beer in smaller than pint measures and how much Chanel no. 5 costs. Beers tasted:...


Episode 7 - Equity For Monks

For this episode the BWF team sample some Belgian beers and try a beer from the UK’s first Trappist brewery to see how it compares. We are joined by fellow beer geek Dave who muled back a box of Tynt Meadow from Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire in order to bribe his way onto the podcast! It worked! We discuss our recent beer festival experiences at Lock and Key in Birmingham, Coventry Vegan Beer fest at Twisted Barrel Ale and news of new Coventry brewery Mashionistas...


Episode 6 - Beavergate

For this episode the BWF team hopped on the train to Birmingham and huddled around a microphone in independent bottle shop Clink in Digbeth. We were joined by special guest Rob Derbyshire of @Hopzine beer reviews on You Tube and discussed reviewing beers on YouTube and the news that Beavertown have sold a minority share to behemoth brewers Heineken for £40m. Correction: In this episode Simon mentions the Lock and Key beer convention in Birmingham. Unfortunately he got the date wrong! It...


Episode 5 - The Old Post Office

The BWF team chat with Gemma and Steve from The Old Post Office, a Warwick micro pub and winner of Heart of Warwickshire CAMRA pub of the year 2018. The pub has been very successful since opening in 2014 serving cask ale and traditional ciders. Recently they have added two keg lines for craft beers and are serving some of the most in demand beers from breweries such as Northern Monk, Magic Rock, Deya and Verdant. Pics of the pub can be found on our instagram account:...


Episode 4 - Supermarket Sweep

Episode 4 – Supermarket Sweep Simon, Charles and Neil venture into the supermarkets and bring back some beers from Four Pure, Yeastie Boys, Marks and Spencer and Wild Beer. We discuss Beavertown’s recent announcement that their beers will soon be available in Waitrose and what the increasing amount of craft beers in supermarkets means for both the drinker and the retailer. We also discuss Hop City beer festival held at Northern Monk in Leeds, our recent trip to the Bermondsey Beer mile in...


Episode 3 - Three Go To FarGo - Twisted Barrel Brewery

Back in 2014 Ritchie Bosworth and Chris Cooper set up the UK’s first ‘pico brewery’ using a tiny 60 litre kit, brewing in Chris’s garage in Tile Hill, Coventry. Demand soon outstripped supply and they set up in FarGo village, an artistically repurposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses. Here they set up a brand new brewery and tap house which was such a success that in 2017 they moved yet again to a larger unit within FarGo...


Episode 2 - All The Joose

Simon, Charles and Neil sample beers from local Coventry brewery Twisted Barrel and Newcastle brewery Wylam. We also discuss brewery crowd funding and brewing beer at BeerTorrent in Leamington, the Warwick winter beer festival and the 6 degrees of Beaveration event hosted by Beavertown brewery in London. Beers tasted: Twisted Barrel Wrapped in Simcoe and Be Back Before Dawn Wyam and Yeastie Boys WxY3 Links: Twisted Barrel: Wylam: Yeastie...


Episode 1 Back To The Drawing Board

Simon, Charles and Neil visit some pubs in Leamington Spa and sample beers from Thornbridge, Arbor, Tiny Rebel, Magic Rock and ABC. They also discuss their beer highlights from 2017 and try and forecast what we might see in 2018.