Beer Here Now

Thornbridge Brewery Podcast

Episode 11

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19th Aug 2019

9:51am

Peakender #3: Dominic Driscoll and Nick Keith, Thornbridge

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The third of our Peakender episodes sees Adam host an interactive session in Tent 1 with Dom and Nick from the Thornbridge brew team.

Our audience has a chance to fire questions at the pair, and we hear a few of their stories from over the years (which one of them was sick all over a train toilet?)

We also try three Thornbridge beers and find out more about them: Versa, Elio and Necessary Evil.

Episode 10

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19th Aug 2019

9:13am

Peakender #2: Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker

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Our second Peakender episode sees us meet the amazing Firestone Walker brewery from California.

Brewmaster Matt joins James and our live audience to discuss the brewery's origins, recent expansions and future aims.

The rain has stopped, the sun is shining, and we start Saturday afternoon with a nice gentle 12.5% to clear out those camping cobwebs.

Episode 9

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17th Aug 2019

9:20am

Peakender #1: Rob Lovatt, Thornbridge

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In the first of our special Peakender episodes, we host the first Meet The Brewer event of the weekend in Tent 1. It's wet and it's windy but spirits are high as James chats to Rob about the brewery, his background, the future, and we try three Thornbridge beers with the audience

Episode 8

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23rd Jul 2019

11:43am

Thornbridge Hall Special

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Adam and James report to the brewery to help with brew day... only to find there's a bit of a twist.

They spend the day at the original Thornbridge Hall site - where cask beers are still brewed - to get their hands dirty.

They also get a tour of the 12 acres of stunning gardens which encircle the hall and learn more about its history and current day use.

Find out more about Thornbridge Hall and plan your own visit at https://www.thornbridgehall.co.uk/

Episode 7

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14th Jun 2019

10:36am

The Eagle has landed

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June's Beer Here Now comes from The Eagle, the latest member of the Thornbridge family on Ecclesall Road on Sheffield. Adam, James and Rebs crack open new cans of Lukas (fresh off the canning line less than 24 hours ago) and share them with The Eagle manager Toby Hickman and our very special guest Ed Cosens from Reverend and the Makers. He tells us about the band's forthcoming Best Of album and tour... and how they're bringing back their brilliant beer from a few years ago to boot. Toby has the story of The Eagle and everything you want to know about the new place to go in Sheffield. Rebs gives us the very latest Peakender news - tickets are selling fast so get yours soon: peakender.co.uk Keep an eye out for the newly canned Lukas coming to a shop near you soon, and don't forget you can order beer online at thornbridge.co.uk Preorder the Rev Best Of album and tour here: https://rntm.lnk.to/BestOfFa

Episode 6

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16th May 2019

10:56am

Summertime sips: meet California Sun, Vida and Strawberry Lucaria

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Introducing the perfect summer trio... Brut IPA 'Vida' is a brand new collaboration with Siren Craft Brew, session West Coast IPA 'California Sun' is new in can, and the amazing Ice Cream Porter 'Strawberry Lucaria' is now available in bottles! Three new releases from Thornbridge Brewery, and in this month's Beer Here Now, James and Adam are joined by the brewery's Production Manager Dominic Driscoll and Sales Manager George Timms to try the trio and find out more about their origins. There's news about Necessary Evil - it sounds like a real monster, but what actually is it? We also go Behind The Beer to find out more about George and catch up with all the latest Thornbridge news.

Episode 5

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9th Apr 2019

10:51am

Introducing: Yelamu and Pink Grapefruit Halcyon

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Two new beers - and two beautiful beers! We find all about the new releases available in a Tesco near you right now: Yelamu, a Double IPA collaboration with Magic Rock; and Pink Grapefruit Halcyon, the latest fruity version of the classic Imperial IPA. Adam and James are joined by Thornbridge Field Sales Manager James Buxton and Export Manager James Buchanan to try out the beers. We also get to know Buxton a bit better (and resort to just calling each other by our surnames to avoid James confusion). We have news about Peakender and some tap takeovers in London next week, plus we take a look at the ongoing Thornbridge rebranding project.

Episode 4

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8th Mar 2019

10:12am

Sheffield Beer Week Special

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This month's episode is all about Sheffield Beer Week - one of the biggest dates in the Thornbridge Brewery calendar. Members of the Thornbridge team pick out their highlights of the week's jam-packed schedule, spread across venues all over the Steel City. Plus James and Adam are joined by Rebs and Chloe to try Crackendale, Thornbridge's beautiful single-hopped pale ale, and to run through the Thornbridge events across Sheffield Beer Week (there's some crackers!) See the full list of Beer Week events and get tickets here: https://sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk/ Beer Here Now is the official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast… taking you behind the scenes of the brewery every month. Follow us on Twitter @ThornbridgePod Music kindly supplied by the brilliant Liberty Ship

Episode 3

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30th Jan 2019

9:12pm

Big Easy: ‘Really refreshing… really light… it just tastes like a proper good beer’

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Episode 3 of Beer Here Now reflects the time of year we all don the sensible hat - by checking out the story of Thornbridge's 0.5% ABV beer Big Easy. We hear about the origins of the beer, and its remarkable success in its short life. Plus will James work out it's a low alcohol beer from taste alone? Also in Episode 3: The A to Z of Thornbridge: C is for… Centrifuge – Rob tells us what it is and why it's so important to the brewery Behind The Beer: we meet Thornbridge marketing manager (and regular Beer Here Now interviewer and contributor) Rebekah Wadham Thornbridge News: Adam and James have EXCLUSIVE news about the first breweries confirmed for this year's Peakender (get your tickets at www.peakender.co.uk) We have news of the Craft Beer Residency coming to a pub near you soon Two new collaboration beers about to launch And some new and returning beers in the Cask Year Of Beer What Thornbridge Means To Me: we meet Paul Leeyen who owns the first Thornbridge pub outside of the UK, to find out why he loves the brewery Beer Brief: Big Easy Beer Here Now is the official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast… taking you behind the scenes of the brewery every month. Follow us on Twitter @ThornbridgePod Music kindly supplied by the brilliant Liberty Ship

Episode 2

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31st Dec 2018

1:56pm

Cocoa Wonderland: ‘We just can’t make enough of it’

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Episode 2 of Beer Here Now takes on a wintery feel as we chill out with Cocoa Wonderland. Thornbridge Head Brewer Rob Lovatt tells us about how the chocolate porter came about, exactly how he makes it as chocolatey as it is, which ingredient he'd throw in if he could, while Adam and James give us the verdict on how the newest batch of bottles is tasting. Also in Episode 2: The A to Z of Thornbridge: B is for… Barrel Ageing – Rob tells us about the brewery's barrel ageing programme including a new beer coming in 2019 What Thornbridge Means To Me: podcast co-host James Marriott reveals why he loves the brewery Behind The Beer: we meet Luke Sanderson, Retail Manager at Thornbridge Thornbridge News: Adam and James go through the full Year of Beer release list for 2019, with James challenging Adam to work out where the names come from We have news of the final tap takeovers of 2018 - in Burton-on-Trent and Belper - and we also find out about the first big beer festival of 2019 which is fast approaching at the end of January The Market Cat in York is now open and Adam's been checking out the photos Beer Brief: Cocoa Wonderland Beer Here Now is the official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast… taking you behind the scenes of the brewery every month. Follow us on Twitter @ThornbridgePod Music kindly supplied by the brilliant Liberty Ship

Episode 1

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27th Nov 2018

2:59pm

Jaipur: ’13 years on and more popular than ever’

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Episode 1 of Beer Here Now sees us focus on the flagship beer in the Thornbridge range, Jaipur. We learn about its origins and how it has developed over the years from brewery CEO Simon Webster, while Adam and James give us the verdict on how it tastes out of the can. Also in Episode 1: Behind The Beer: we meet Thornbridge head brewer Rob Lovatt What Thornbridge Means To Me: podcast co-host Adam Nicholson reveals why he loves the brewery Thornbridge News: Adam and James exclusively reveal the first few beers on the Year of Beer release list for 2019 We exclusively learn when the new canning line will be installed at the brewery (hint: work starts very very soon!) Get your diary ready as we reveal the date for Peakender 2019 New Thornbridge website and online shop incoming... along with all new merchandise Update on Thornbridge and Co pub openings around the country The A to Z of Thornbridge: A is for... Ahtanum - Rob tells us all about this rather special hop Beer Brief: Jaipur Beer Here Now is the official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast... taking you behind the scenes of the brewery every month. Follow us on Twitter @ThornbridgePod Music kindly supplied by the brilliant Liberty Ship

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20th Nov 2018

11:10am

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About the Podcast

Beer Here Now
The Official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast
Every month, your hosts James and Adam bring you the latest news from Thornbridge Brewery along with a host of features.

We'll go behind the scenes and meet the people behind the beers, learn about the history of the brewery, find out what's coming up, and lots more.

About your hosts

James Marriott

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James has worked in media since 18 and is a podcast producer / consultant / content creator. James is a Sheffield Wednesday ticket holder, sitting on the North Stand and goes to most away games. He enjoys a beer or seven.

Adam Nicholson

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I'm Adam, I'm the co-host of Beer Here Now. I'm passionate about great beer and the beer industry and like to use podcasting to express my knowledge and opinions.