126 - A Conversation With... Alix from Gritchie Brewing Co
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer!   We are joined by the wonderful Alix from Gritchie Brewing Co – that’s the brewery owned by Guy Richie if you didn’t know!   Alix has had a varied brewing career and talks us through the role of cellar manager, one of her previous jobs, and the day to day of a head brewer. Her background is in chemistry and we discuss women and STEM subjects and how you don’t equate science leading to jobs in beer – it’s actually vital!    If you want to see the gorgeous branding of the Gritchie beers, and possibly the prettiest ..read more
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125 - A Conversation With... 360 Brewing Co
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer!   This week we chat to Ben from 360° Brewing Co. Did you know that they are 10 years old?! We sure didn’t! As a brewery that produces both traditional and craft styles we discuss how they choose what to brew and the sense of place that 360 puts into their beers.   Ben and Tori share a love for punny and interesting beer names, while we are both excited by the work 360 do with a local campsite to keep the camper’s thirst at bay. We might have to plan a visit ourselves! We applaud the collaboration between ..read more
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124 - A Conversation with... Hop Hideout & Crafty Beer Girls
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
We had the pleasure to chat to Jules from Hop Hideout about their 9th birthday beer, brewed in collaboration with Wild Card and Crafty Beer Girls. We also get to taste the beer which is a chocolate, maple and pecan flapjack inspired stout (spoiler – it’s delicious!). Jules tells us what it’s like to run an independent beer business and create your own beer festival.   We’re also joined by Natasha from Craft Beer Girls and we chat about the process of creating a collaboration beer and creating our own communities in craft beer.   Check out what’s happening at Hop Hideout here: ht ..read more
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122 - Year In Review 2022
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer!   We’ve come to the end of 2022 and it’s time to review and reflect. We look back at our beer goals for the year and help each other set new ones for 2023. We also look over those all important Untappd stats and once again, Tori has influenced the beer choices!   We look back at all we’ve achieved this year – brewing beer, advocating for women in beer and supporting the Brave Noise initiative as best we can to name a few!   We’re planning for 2023 – what do you want to hear from A Woman’s Brew? Email us on aw ..read more
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121 - A Vocations Christmas!
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer! Everyone loves a box of chocolates at Christmas, and certain brands in the UK have become synonymous with the festive period. Vocation have run with this idea with their ‘Vocations’ stout box. We loved this, so had to try all of them and let you know what we thought. We also compare the beers to the chocolates they emulate – it would be rude not to. Not only does this episode spark conversations about holiday traditions, it also highlights differences between the UK and the US and we hadn’t even thought about! Listen now to find out which ..read more
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120 - Christmas Beers 2022
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer! A Christmas Eve bonus episode for you! We sample 3 Christmas themed beers from Cloudwater, Leffe and Lervig. All traditional in their own right, we have a nutty brown ale, a Belgian Winter beer and a Scandinavian style Christmas lager. What beers will be on your holiday table? Let us know in the comments! Get in Touch: Email: lovebeerlearning@gmail.com Website: http://www.lovebeerlearning.co.uk Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lovebeerlearning Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovebeerlearning Tori: @adventures_in_hoptimism Joanne: @a ..read more
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119 - A Conversation With... Wilderness Brewery
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
In case you missed it – we love Wilderness! We’ve been lucky enough to chat to James and Helen again, this time about their new ‘not core range’ Rise/Fall. We find out how a brewery in Wales that makes mostly farmhouse ales (which are delicious!) develops a core range to fit their style. We also talk about the branding of the Rise/Fall beers with Sophie Potter, their new tshirts and frogs in cowboy hats! Head over to Wilderness’ website to grab their beautiful beers (and a tshirt!) here: https://www.wildernessbrew.co.uk/ Check out Sophie Potter here: https://www.sophiepotter.co.uk/ And if you ..read more
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118 - Hard Seltzer
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer! You may have seen hard seltzers making an appearance in supermarkets and bars. But what are they, how are they made and how do they taste? In this episode we drink three hard seltzers, made by breweries, so you don’t have to! We discuss how hard seltzers are made, their popularity in the US and why they don’t seem to be so big in the UK and what flavours you can expect to find on the shelves. We tried hard seltzers from: Shipyard Brewing Company New Hokkaido The Brewing Projekt To find out more about how hard seltzers are made check out t ..read more
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117 - Bring Your Mum To (Beer) Work
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer! It is bring your mum to (beer) work day here at A Woman’s Brew, please meet Sharon – Tori’s mom! Sharon doesn’t really drink, let along drink beer, so Tori thought it would be interesting to hear her insights into the world we call craft. We chat to her about her experience of beer and drinking throughout her life before Tori takes her to here favourite spots here in the UK. After a few weeks of travels we chat again to get Sharon’s perspective on UK taprooms and our craft beer culture compared to what she has seen in the US. We think thi ..read more
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116 - Brave Noise Round Up Ep 7: Fierce Beer
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by Joanne Love
1y ago
Welcome to A Woman’s Brew, where women talk about beer! We are back making a Brave Noise, this time with Fierce Beer! We chat to Kirsty from Fierce about their version of the beer and why they took part in the initiative. Kirsty comes from a background working in beer bars and has a lot of insight around what it’s like for bar staff in the beer industry. Fierce donated their portion of Brave Noise profits to the Drinks Trust to support workers in the hospitality industry. It’s good to remember that the issues raised by the Brave Noise initiative and those like it affect not just those working ..read more
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