Over the last year I've been hosting a range of roundtables. Brewers get together, exchange beers and use those as a jumping off point for wherever the chat takes them. They've been both fun and informative.
Browse around and check them out. The full event is available for each.
You can now also get them as a Podcast for on-the-go listening pleasure!
Fat Walrus and Birra Dimont
A fascinating and wide ranging chat with brewers from Ireland and Italy
Heritage Grains and Terroir
A fascinating discussion on grains and their impact on beer and whiskey
A San Diego Estate Beer
Tom Kiely has an ambition to make a unique San Diego Estate Beer
Beer Is Art
Chatting with 3 people behind a new project to encourage beer entrepreneurship in South Africa
Romania, Morocco, Ireland, and Czech Republic
Meet three new but ambitious brewers for a chat about plans, experiences, branding and more
Chatting About Barrels
An entertaining deep dive on the use of barrels with ASC Barrels, Zmajska Pivovara, The Wild Beer Co, and Brasseria della Fonte
Finland, Denmark, and Portugal
A fascinating look at brewing with CoolHead, Alefarm, and Lince, including a pretty unique way of producing sours.
Local Brewing in Switzerland, Cyprus, and Belgium
Chatting about the unique challenges of their local markets with Fjord & Fjell, Octo Microbrewery, and Diaz Brewing
African Influence On American Craft Brewing
A chat with leading American brewers Montclair, Sankofa and Moors about the African influence on their and others beers.
Craft Brewing In Africa
An investigation into the challenges and potential of craft brewing in Africa with Tolokazi, Kweza, and Bature.
Traditional African Brewing
An investigation into traditional African brewing with Tolokazi, Kweza, and Bature.
Yeast In Beer & Cider
A really fun and informative look at yeast in both brewing and cider making with Eik + Tid, De Kromme Haring, and Legacy Irish Cider
Ireland, Spain, and France
A chat with Crafty Bear, Freddo Fox, and Art Is An Ale covering markets, the difficulty trying to get equipment, favourite beer styles and a whole lot more.
2 1/2 Hour Epic
De Lütte, Simian, and Lupum join for an epic, slightly sozzled chat.
Beer, Food and more
The founders of Basqueland and Hopfully came together for a chat about beer, food pairings and lots more.
International Gruit Day
To mark International Gruit Day we were joined by Lahnsteiner, Dundulis, and Rhombus for a chat about the history and techniques of brewing gruits.
Croatia, Netherlands, and Spain
We joined El Camino, Varionica, and Crooked Spider for a chat about beer scenes, beer temperatures and more.
Ireland, Spain & Belgium
We joined St. Mels, OSO, and Valduc for a chat about beer scenes, Untappd, collaborations and more.
We were really lucky to have Lars Garshol, DOK Brewing, and Butchers Tears all return for a chat about raw ales and other farmhouse techniques.
Taproom-centric breweries A.M.O from Portugal, and Rascals from Ireland join me for chat that covers styles, community, scenes and more.
New and Old
Join established Croatian brewery Nova Runda and newly established Latvian brewery Kürish for a chat about all things beer and brewing.
3 Brewers, 4 Breweries, 5 Countries
This week we had a great chat with 3 hugely experienced brewers from Brew & Roll in Spain, Third Barrel in Ireland, Axiom in the Czech Republic, and Solo in Crete.
We returned from the summer break with a bang. Daniel from Mean Sardine in Portugal, and Lukasz from Maltgarden in Poland got together to chat about stout.
Home Brewers Who Went Commercial
For our final session before the summer break we were lucky to have Maltgarden from Poland, Pühaste from Estonia, and Skinny Bones from Germany.
Join Higgins Ale Works from Munich, Kaapse from Rotterdam, and Huskie from Malta for a look at their local beer scenes.
Join Blacks from Ireland, Hopalaa from Latvia, and Bura from Croatia for a look at beer and brewing around Europe.
Innovation and Tradition
This week we travelled the corners of Europe and had a great chat about innovation and tradition with Sakiškės of Lithuania, DOK of Belgium, and Browar Stu Mostów of Poland.
Join us for a discussion and exploration of barrel-aged beers with Brussels Beer Project, Pohjala, and Mallaskoski.
The Wild(ish) Ones
This week we discussed wild ales, spontaneous fermentation, historical brewing and more with Butchers Tears, Land & Labour, and Nevel Wild Ales.
This week we travelled the corners of Europe and had a great chat with Arpus of Latvia, Bereta of Romania, and Hopfully of Ireland.
A Sense of Place
How can beer capture a sense of place and history? That's what we discussed with Hof ten Dormaal, Ballykilcavan, and West Kerry.
April 24 & May 8:
Lithuanian Farmhouse Beer
For this very special event Lars Marius Garshol and Simonas Gutautas were joined by a panel of Irish brewers, beer experts and historians to learn how Lithuania has managed to retain a unique beer culture.
Our first international guest, Peak Beer from Belgium, joined Dundalk Bay and Trouble for a discussion on the best BBQ beer.
Malt to Hops
We went all the way from malty beverages to hoppy ones in the company of Killarney, Lineman and Bullhouse
We took a little change of focus and had a look at craft cider with Tempted, Stonewell, and Legacy.
Lagers and Reds
Dublin City, Four Provinces and Crafty Bear got around the table for a chat about lagers, reds and attracting people to craft beer.
Hops and IPA
Discussing the role of hops and the position of IPA we had Blacks of Kinsale, Hopfully, and Wicklow
Yeasts and Sours
Canvas, Black Donkey and White Hag got together for a chat about yeast.
Stouts and Porter
Trouble, Dungarvan and Kinnegar joined us for our first roundtable chat. This one we got into stouts and porter.