Bob Pease, president & CEO of the USA's Brewers Association, talks to the Beer Idiots about the state of America's craft and independent brewers.
George Stagg, co-founder with Charlie Wood of Crossover Blender, outlines the path to becoming a spontaneous beer producer in Hitchin, UK. As a blender he focuses on being true to the craft of lambic style beers, with big nods to cider and wine in methods and flavour. They founded the blendery in 2018.
Lindsay Steen, co-founder of Wild East Brewing along with Tyler March, and Brett Taylor, describes how the brewery managed to start up during the pandemic and the surprising twists and turns that brought the business to where it is today. Wild East is based in Brooklyn, New York.
The Beer Idiots talked to Emilien Watelet, one of the organisers of Namur Capitale de la Bière, as part of Namur Events.
Ehren Schmidt of Insight Cellars and Copenhagen Commons describes how he went from head brewer of Mikkeller's Baghaven operation to strike out on his own. With his wife and a colleague they have created an impressive portfolio of wild ales in their first year under their own banner.
Jocelyn Chazel, co-founder with Mathilde Relet of Brasserie Effet Papillon, Mérignac, France, talks about starting the brewery in 2017 and brings us up to date on the craft scene in the Bordeaux region.
Paul Davies provides us with a first-hand account of the pomp, glory and tradition of Belgian Beer Weekend.
Niccolò Querci, a beer sommelier, has written a comprehensive and contemporary guide of the brewers and bars in Brussels: 'Brussels: the Beer Capital'.
Paul Davies explores Barcelona for a month to root out his favourite brewers and bars, tapping into the local beer scene and where the best churros are made.
Jean Hummler, co-founder of the Moeder Lambic bars in Brussels and of the BxlBeerFest, talks to the Beer Idiots about the upcoming beer festival, which runs from 30 September to 1 October this year, and about the state of Belgium's beer sector.