In this episode Mike and his lovely wife Rachael have a look at the floral, delicate and yet rich flavour found by adding Jasmine Green Tea to pale ale.
In this episode we use up all the little bits of leftover ingredients from other brews to make a “Pancake Beer”, a usually amber yet hoppy style that always changes (depending on what you have left). Good for those that hate waste!
In this special episode, instead of brewing at home we travel to Elusive Brewery to chat with owner and head brewer Andy Parker. On the brewday itself we look at his version of a Belgian Pale Ale (called “Plan B”) as well as talk about the brewery and his new book.
In this episode we take a look at the crisp refreshing world of pilsner lagers, focusing on the German interpretation of the style AND THEN the British interpretation of the German interpretation and… you get the idea.
In this episode we look at Mike’s favourite style of beer the Black IPA. Many despise it’s contradictory title, but inside the beer itself you’ll find two elements that go together better than expected, roasted malts and heavy hops.
In Final Gravity we take a look at the various beers we’ve brewed after they’re completed. Find out what went right, what went wrong and most importantly what we’ve learned on our journey to make better beer.
In episode 4 we look at Kettle Sours, a method of souring beer without having to wait a couple of years! As usual, we brew one ourselves, talk about the style and our recipe, before trying out these commercial examples with our guest reviewer Rachael Harrison-Wood.
In episode 3, Mike and Cal take a look at a very new style making waves in the beer world. With characteristics like hazy, fruity and even dank the New England IPA is delicious and easy drinking, but big, full and smooth.