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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast

English, Hobbies, 1 season, 68 episodes, 3 days, 22 minutes
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A monthly exploration of the wonderful and creative world of craft beer. We are two guys called Dave who love to talk all things craft beer! There will be news, views, features and live tastings each month as we take an in-depth look at the UK craft beer scene.
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 60 (May 6, 2024)

It's another little milestone for the podcast as we release our 60th episode! We're closing in on four years of Daftaboutcraft but there's no sign of slowing down!Big beers are the order of the day with our guest, Mike Watch, aka Breakbeat Brewing. Mike unashamedly brews imperial stouts and not much else and when he's as good at it as he is, why do anything different?Our Brew To Me selections are from a chance encounter in a service station for Dave D with Problem Child Brewing, while Dave B enjoys finding out just how much Brinkburn St Brewery in Newcastle do.Hype or Tripe is definitely not Chubbles. Instead it's a trip to Yorkshire Heart for a pinot porter and a nelson IPA which earn rave reviews!All this and more on the latest episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast!Daftaboutcraft is proudly sponsored by Tap Door. The podcast is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
5/6/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 50 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 59 (April 16, 2024)

Easter has been and gone but we've still got lots of hops for you in the latest episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast!Our main guest is Alex Bell, who is head brewer for New Wharf Brewing Co. Alex has a raft of experience in the industry, dating back the best part of three decades, and that shines though in a discussion that ranges from fish and chips to witches and everything in between!Brew To Me has a pair of beers which sound similar and both taste great, with easy-drinking, tasty stouts courtesy of Cod Head Brewing Company from Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Ramsey Island Brewery in Essex.Dave D has been out and about with his microphone and gets the lowdown from Simon and Gazz, the brains behind the Craft Brew Festival  as they helped brew Hazy Daze, their special beer for their series of festivals this year that kicked off in Manchester the weekend just gone.Sam, the Brewer's Wife from Copper Beech Brewing Company is here to tell us about a recent trip to the craft beer paradise of Bristol - a day that involved a safe word and visits to Wiper & True, Fierce & Noble and Left Handed Giant.Daftaboutcraft is proudly sponsored by Tap Door and Hops At Home. The podcast is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
4/16/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 58 (March 25, 2024)

It's Easter this week, and we have something better to offer than chocolate, the latest episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast!The two Daves may be left hopping mad later in the year, as they take on Siren Craft's three 'Guess The Hop' beers. The results won't be in for a couple of months, but the taste test was still very enjoyable!Our guest for this episode is Sean O'Reilly from Brid's Cross Brewing (pronounced Breed's). Sean is a natural-born storyteller, and his beers also tell a story, with origins in myth and folklore. Based in Rochdale, his beers have their history in some traditional styles, but have been given the modern craft beer twist.Brew To Me features a trip to the Brecon Beacons for Dave B as he samples something a bit different from Sobremesa, while Dave D is Spitting Feathers courtesy of the Wirral-based brewery. Both of these outfits offer so much more than beer, and a perusal of their websites is highly recommended!Dave D was rubbing shoulders with the brewing cognoscenti at Beer X recently and gives the lowdown on who he met up with and the various venues he visited while in Liverpool - all this and more on our latest episode.Happy Easter!Daftaboutcraft is proudly sponsored by Tap Door and Hops At Home. The podcast is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
3/25/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 57 (March 4, 2024)

We're back with a brand new episode, and also the start of a new era for the podcast! Having hinted at our big news on the previous episode, we're delighted to announce our new partnership with Tap Door.Tap Door is a craft beer webshop with a difference, as they, like us, love to shine a light on smaller breweries. The beers you hear us talking about on episodes will more often than not be available on Tap Door, and we're looking forward to working with Ollie and the Tap Door team.This episode is brimming with new beer, some of it so new it's not even labelled! Dave B was told about a brewer in his local area when in the pub, where else, and that brewer is Gareth Francis, of Gruff Brewery in Stratford St Mary, Suffolk.Gruff is very much at the early stage of development, but the beers are big on flavour, and Gareth tells us all about his plans and the inaugural Gruff Fest set up for the summer. Dave B also nails a mystery hop during the chat, much to Dave D's annoyance!For Brew To Me, Dave D is feeling the chill. Not literally, instead he is sampling what  Edinburgh-based Cold Town Beer have to offer, while Dave B takes a trip towards the south coast for a stout courtesy of Many Hands Brew Co.Two beers, one brewery is the setup for Hype or Tripe as we sample the goods from another new brewery, Dark Element Brew Co in Caerphilly. Brewer Tom has wasted no time in generating buzz around his beers which only launched this year, and he is off to a flying start!All this plus the Brewer's Wife (aka Sam from Copper Beech Brewing Company) is here with an honest and open discussion about how things might not always be as they seem. Daftaboutcraft is proudly sponsored by Tap Door and Hops At Home. The podcast is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
3/4/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 56 (February 14, 2024)

It's the Valentine's Day gift you've been hoping for, another episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast!There's a distinctly Welsh feel to this episode as we feature not one but two breweries based in the land of the dragon. First up are Axeljack Brewery, aka Craig and Ian, who only started their South Wales-based brewery in August 2023, but have wasted no time in releasing quality beer. While Craig looks after the brewing, father-in-law Ian takes care of the business, and the pair place the emphasis squarely on flavour with their beers. Dave D was very impressed by one beer in particular - find out which one and where you can get hold of it.It's Wales to the fore in Brew To Me, as Dave B samples a beer from Geipel Brewing in Corwen. Brewer Erik has an interesting background, and is dedicated to showcasing lager and its varieties. For Dave D, it's a trip to Skipton and Two Rocks Brewing Co and their Dry Hopped Pale Ale, which belies its modest 2.5% ABV.For Hype or Tripe, we saddle up and hit the Oregon Trail, and road test some beefed-up versions of Elusive Brewing's most well-known beer, while The Brewer's Wife talks about the perils of social media. To share or not to share?We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears with a trio of tempting discounts to take advantage of. Eagle-eared listeners may also work out what our big surprise is, which will be fully disclosed on the next episode! Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
2/14/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 55 (January 24, 2024)

Welcome to our first episode of the new year! We're back (that's us, Dave B and Dave D) with a whole raft of craft beer goodies for you. We chew the fat with Dan Wright from Hideaway Brewing Company, one of six breweries in Salford, and he tells us 'it's all about people' as we discuss the realities of the beer industry at a time when breweries are closing on what seems a daily basis.Just because it's January doesn't mean we're not drinking - far from it. We're embracing Tryanuary rather than Dryanuary, and that means we're turning our attention to DMC Brewery in Leeds and Old Tree Brewery in Sussex to try some alcoholic ginger beer and some Kombucha - plus an idea of where to go if you want to expand your craft beer horizons with a city break.The Brewer's Wife - aka Sam from Copper Beech Brewing Company - is here to reflect on the last 12 months of life at the sharp end, highlighting the importance of stopping to appreciate what has been achieved and revealing her favourite moments from 2024. And, while we're in reflective mood, we've got some big brewing numbers for you too. Get ready for all the stats - litres of beer made, pints sold, collabs arranged and more!All that and plenty of other features, including Brew To Me where we put the spotlight on 2023 startup Dungeon Brewing from Derbyshire and a beer produced in Belgium especially for Vespers bar in Bury St Edmunds.We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, X and Facebook too!
1/24/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 54 (December 18, 2023)

It's Christmas! And with the festive season comes what has become a Daftaboutcraft tradition, so we're pairing up another six beers with six cheeses in a bid to find the perfect taste sensation.  But that's just part of this bumper episode as we're also shining the spotlight on new York-based nano operation Trig Brewery, whose webshop has gone live in the last few days. We talk to founder Patrick, find out what made him want to start a brewery in these testing times and how he hopes the year ahead will pan out. The Brewer's Wife isn't telling the stories this time, but rather listening to a story involving her husband Dan from Copper Beech Brewing Company as she finds out about a crunching experience that left a fair few scratches and dents.In Brew To Me, we're sampling beers for the first time from the Mysterious Brewing Company in Reading and Two Towns Down Brewing from Paisley.All this and plenty more, including what we can expect from the craft beer scene in 2024 as we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
12/18/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 6 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 53 (November 20, 2023)

Our latest episode kicks off in traditional style with the Brew To Me feature. Dave B heads to Surrey to check out a beer from Disruption Is Brewing, while Dave D pinpoints Scotland's most southerly operation and tries Summerisle from Five Kingdoms Brewery.We are joined by Craig and Gareth from Worcestershire's 3 Words Brewing for an in-depth chat about a hobby that turned into a business and is all about brewing harder to find craft beer styles. What do they want to achieve? What will the next 12 months hold? Do they regret making the move? They answer all the questions and talk about their passion for good beer. Sam, The Brewer's Wife from Copper Beech Brewing Company is back to give her alternative insight into the world of craft beer, and this time the story involves an aeroplane that didn't always look like an aeroplane! We focus on a series of beers from Durham Brewery in Hype Or Tripe. Will 10% Russian imperial stout Temptation live up to expectations - and how does it match up against it's rum barrel-aged counterpart Imperious?We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
11/20/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 55 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 52 (October 23, 2023)

We kick off episode 52 of our craft beer podcast with Brew To Me, in which we sample beers from breweries we have yet to try. This time the spotlight falls on Renegade Brewery in Berkshire and Iron Pier Beer from Kent.We're in Reading for our main chat this time, getting the lowdown on an operation that is not just about the beer, but also about the music and the films. All will become clear as we chat to Rich from Future State Brew, who is as passionate about the 1980s as he is about the excellent beers he produces in his nano brewery. It's been a while since we gave a beer the Hype Or Tripe treatment so it's time to get the microscope out and see if the fifth birthday creation from Grimsby's Docks Beers hits the mark.We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
10/23/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 51 (September 29, 2023)

Welcome to episode 51 of the craft beer podcast presented by Dave B and Dave D.This time we're peeling back the layers of Edinburgh's Stewart Brewing to find it's not at all what we expected. We find out about their Project 7, an innovative concept that has produced all manner of exotic offerings since its inception in 2018. As we're chatting with brewer Nathan, we try their Oktoberfest beer, and that is a theme that runs throughout the episode. In Tried & Tested, where we discuss our favourite beers since the last episode, there is high praise for a major supermarket's seasonal offering, while Any Other Beerness hones in on a timely release from our sponsor.We are joined by Sam, one half of the Copper Beech Brewing Company from Kidderminster, who tells all about life as the Brewer's Wife. And this is a good one, as we find out about a kit upgrade that has seen husband Dan increase his brewing capacity significantly.We kick off the episode with Brew To Me, in which we sample beers from breweries that have recently come on to our radar. This time the spotlight falls on 3am Brewery in Surrey and Crich Brew Co in Derbyshire.As if the episode was not packed enough already, we also have appearances from James at Lakedown Brewing Co and Brook at Brolly Brewing to give us exciting updates since they last appeared on the podcast.We are sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
9/29/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 50 (September 4, 2023)

We've reached our half-century and we've got a packed episode in (mini) celebration!We kick off in traditional style with Brew To Me, the feature that has become a firm favourite with us - Dave B and Dave D. This is where we crack open a beer from a brewery that is new to us. This time we shine the spotlight on St Ives Brewery and we stay at the seaside - quite literally as you will hear - with Lost Pier Brewery. Callum and Dan join us to give some tremendous insight and leave us wanting more of their beer.Our main chat this time is with Rhys Smith, head brewer at Caps Off Brewery in County Durham. Dave D met Rhys at a beer festival during the summer and just had to get him on to the podcast to find out more about him, the beers he makes and his views on the craft beer scene. The Brewer's Wife - aka Sam from the Copper Beech Brewing Company - drops in to tell us what has been happening with the brewery from her perspective, and there is an amusing tale to tell. Tried and Tested is the part of the podcast where we talk about the beers we've enjoyed most since our last episode, and this time we highlight memorable experiences with Trillium Brewing from the US and Missing Link Brewing from Sussex.The podcast is sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. In this episode find out how to grab ten per cent off your first order! Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
9/4/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 8 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 49 - Northern Ireland Special (August 14, 2023)

We're off on our summer hols to an often overlooked part of the United Kingdom when it comes to craft beer. Actually, we don't leave South Staffordshire or Suffolk, but we - that's Dave B and Dave D - track down six breweries from Northern Ireland we haven't had beers from before as we present our latest Brew To Me special.We sample delights from Lacada Brewery, a community-owned co-operative from Portrush, Belfast-based Ormeau Brewing Co and Out Of Office Brewing, Spadetown Brewery in Lurgan, the innovative Our Brewery, a branch of equipment and ingredient supplier Ger 'Er Brewed, and McCrackens Brewery in Randalstown. It's a fascinating insight into names that often don't appear in the spotlight as all six are either nano or micro operations. We are joined by a representative from each brewery to talk us through their business, how and why they started and the beers they produce as we unearth some exceptional creations.The podcast is sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on most episodes with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
8/14/202357 minutes, 48 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 48 (July 25, 2023)

Here we are with episode 48 as we edge closer to our half-century. Dave B has been very busy at home getting used to a new life with baby Bob B, but he's back with Dave D to present an episode that features no less than TEN voices!In addition to your hosts, we're joined by Adam and Joe from East London's Neckstamper Brewing and Lucy and Lizzie from Edinburgh's Closet Brewing Project in our feature Brew To Me, in which we hear from a brewery that is new to us and try one of their beers for the first time.Sam from Copper Beech Brewing Company pops by for a chat about life as a Brewer's Wife and what challenges have been thrown her way in recent weeks, and staying in Worcestershire, Dave D reports about a memorable beer from 3 Words Brewing and Dave B talks about a milk stout from Norfolk's Ampersand Brew Co that has been doing the business.Hype Or Tripe is back in town and sees a triple IPA collaboration from Pipeline Brewing Co and Phantom Brewing Co being put under the microscope and an appearance from Pipeline's head brewer Jonny to talk us through the beer and how it came to be. Finally, we pick up the story with Twisted Wheel Brew Co as owner and head brewer Anthony joins us for an update from North Yorkshire. The podcast is sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. This episode find out how to get 10 per cent off your order!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
7/25/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 47 (July 10, 2023)

A few months ago we came across Mill Hill Brew Co from Enderby near Leicester for the very first time. We sampled their beer in the Brew To Me feature on episode 42 and were impressed. So much so that we've since sought out more from this nano operation - on cask and in can - and have become even bigger fans.So on this episode we are delighted to have an extended chat with Harry, the brains behind the brewing side of the operation that works hand in hand with the Mill Hill Cask and Coffee Pub, which we also find out about.Harry talks us through the beginnings of Mill Hill, his ethos, what he wants to achieve with his beers and what he hopes the future will hold.The podcast is sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. This episode sees Andy offer two free cans with your order, so be sure not to miss out!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
7/10/202356 minutes, 44 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 46 (June 20, 2023)

We've been back behind the microphone to produce another packed episode with loads of craft content. Regular listeners will know how Dave B often bemoans the lack of modern breweries in his neck of the woods, but Artefact Brewing from Ixworth  in Suffolk are helping to put that right. James and Kat take a break from their hectic lives to chat all things beer and discuss how their business is shaping up with three years under their belts. Brew To Me drops into Germany and Stockport as we have a first taste of beers from Atelier Vrai and Neighbourhood Brew Co. We are joined by Nico Doring and Jake Astbury from the two breweries who offer unique insights - and some tremendous beers, including the lesser-spotted white IPA!In a couple of weeks' time, Hobsons Brewery from Worcestershire will be celebrating their 30th birthday. Of course, there is a special beer to celebrate the milestone, and founder Nick Davis joins the pod for a chat and a drink, discussing three decades in beer, bingo (yes, really!), and why he has huge respect for what craft breweries are achieving and why traditional operations often struggle to go head to head with them.There is plenty more going on throughout the episode, including The Brewer's Wife on why moving into an empty unit just over a year ago came with far more headaches than expected.The podcast is sponsored by online bottle shop Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. This episode sees Andy offer two free cans with your order, so be sure not to miss out!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
6/20/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 45 (June 9, 2023)

We're closing in on our half-century of full episodes as we present number 45 to you, with all of our usual craft beer-related goodies and more.Brew To Me kicks us off, featuring beers from newcomers G3 Brewery in Burton on Trent, and low-alcohol specialists Near Beer. And we're joined by Daryl and Suneil to tell us all about their operations and their beers. In Tried and Tested we reflect on the beers we've drunk since our last episode and reveal our favourites, while our new mini-feature Barflies sees a visit to The Bailey Head in Oswestry, where Dave D finds a tremendous selection of craft on keg, cask and in the fridges.In our main interview we talk to Matt from Alter Ego Brewing Co in Derbyshire. Not only does he run the brewery and taproom but he's also the brains behind The Tip Inn.  We talk about his enterprises, the industry and what the future might hold.It's no secret that Dave D has a passion for sour beers from Edinburgh, thanks to Vault City. But how does their new Peach Ice Tea table beer square up as it undergoes the Hype or Tripe treatment?The podcast is sponsored by Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. This episode sees an extension of the Daftaboutcraft box - 12 beers from north-east breweries including Almasty, Two By Two, Full Circle, Wylam and more, delivered to your door for £50, inclusive of postage.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
6/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 44 (May 12, 2023)

There's plenty going on as Dave B and Dave D return to your ears with episode 44 of Daftaboutcraft.We kick off in traditional fashion with Brew To Me, where we try a beer from a brewery we haven't sampled before. This time we're putting the spotlight on Broadtown Brewery and Spookton Brew Co and we're joined by Jason and Jon for an insight into these breweries from Wiltshire and the Wirral.Sam from Copper Beech Brew Co in Kidderminster is back for the latest Brewer's Wife, and there's an amusing tale to tell about a new vehicle and how life as part of a brewery is never altogether straightforward.We put the Hype Or Tripe focus on a big-hitting stout made by those wizards in the East Midlands at Reckless Dweeb Brew Co and Bang The Elephant Brewing Co. We saw the pictures from when this was made and it looked a particularly messy session with the brewkit. But how does the end product taste?In Any Other Beersness we welcome back Anthony Barrett from Twisted Wheel Brew Co to give us an update on the brewery he resurrected from extinction at the end of last year, while there's an interesting taste test going on as well - from cask legends Timothy Taylor's. The podcast is sponsored by Hops At Home, and Andy Marsh appears on each episode with news on his latest stock and an offer for you to take advantage of. This episode sees an extension of the Daftaboutcraft box - 12 beers from north-east breweries including Almasty, Two By Two, Full Circle, Wylam and more, delivered to your door for £50, inclusive of postage.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
5/12/20231 hour, 30 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - BONUS EPISODE - Missing Link Brewing (May 1, 2023)

Join Dave D in West Sussex on this special bonus episode of Daftaboutcraft as he pays a visit to The Old Dairy at Chiddinglye, home of Missing Link Brewing.Recorded in the brewery's superb taproom, Dave and co-owner Jeremy Cook cover a wide range of subjects from why the core range keeps getting bigger and bigger to why Missing Link became synonymous with doughnuts during lockdown to sustainability and a new part of the business - Missing Link Glamping. And having stayed in one of the glamping pods during his visit, Dave highly recommends the experience. So much so that this bonus episode includes a special discount code giving listeners 10% off their stay.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. We are sponsored by Hops At Home in South Shields, an online bottle shop with a huge range of stock from across the UK. Owner Andy appears on each full episode with a special code to redeem on the store - and currently available is the Daftaboutcraft box - 12 beers from north-east breweries including Almasty, Two By Two, Full Circle, Wylam and more, delivered to your door for £50, inclusive of postage. Plus use the code SPANIEL15 for 15% off your order for the next week!  Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
5/1/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 43 (April 18, 2023)

Easter may be over but here's an eggstra treat, it's the latest episode of the Daftaboutcraft podcast, absolutely bursting with beery content!Wensleydale Brewing have been around long enough to see the craft beer scene change hugely, and Miles Lapprell joins us to explain their journey and discuss how he sells their beers (he's a busy man as there is literally a new one every week)!There could only be one set of beers for Hype or Tripe, but what do we make of this year's Chubbles offerings from Cloudwater and The Veil? Our popular Brew To Me feature, in which we try breweries that are new to us,  takes in Dave B's recent trip to North Yorkshire with a sampling of beer from Bayonet Brewing and the lowdown from owner/brewer Alex, while Dave D checks out Lady Luck Brewery from Whitby and is joined by head brewer Arran.This latest episode also features the unveiling of our brand new sponsor - Andy Marsh joins us from Hops At Home to reveal all, talking about his love for the craft beer scene and what teaming up with Dave and Dave means to him. There will be new offers on each and every episode for you to take advantage of, kicking off with the Daftaboutcraft box - 12 beers from north-east breweries including Almasty, Two By Two, Full Circle, Wylam and more, delivered to your door for £50, inclusive of postage. Regular listeners will recall we recently took part in our very first collaboration, and the result was a beer called Gloop, in conjunction with the Oil Basin in Worcester and Copper Beech Brewing Company. Dave D and the Brewer's Wife crack open a couple of cans to see what it's like - and there's a special listener offer to get involved with if you fancy trying it out for yourself!All this and more on the latest episode of Daftaboutcraft, the craft beer podcast.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
4/18/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 38 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 42 (March 27, 2023)

Episode 42  kicks off with our popular Brew To Me feature that sees us roadtest beers from Mill Hill Brew Co in Leicester and  Modest Beer in Northern Ireland. We're both impressed with what we try, and Dave B not just because he spent his student days in Mill Hill's neck of the woods. Regular listeners might recall the name Ogham Brewing from a previous episode. Dave B tried the very first brew from this set-up in the north-east, and was so impressed that we've got owner and brewer (and everything else!) Michael on the episode to tell us much more - including details of a project he hopes will see him grow his own hops. Hype Or Tripe returns as we put a pair of weighty IPAs from Pressure Drop through their paces, not just in terms of what's inside the cans but the cans themselves. Ever wanted to know more about beermats? Well this is your chance to find out all you ever wanted to know in our newest feature Any Other Beersness. We turn the spotlight on award-winning Mosaic Board Print as Nathan Houghton joins us for a fascinating insight into this often-missed corner of the beer world.Plus there's plenty more going on as usual, including The Brewer's Wife - aka Sam from the Copper Beech Brew Co in Kidderminster with a most amusing tale about their early days. Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
3/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Episode 41 (March 6, 2023)

Spring isn't springing just yet, but we're springing into action with another episode!The winter weather suits our guest's beers perfectly, as we are joined by Logan, aka Sinnister Brew. Logan is a purveyor of excellent big stouts and he loves doing what he does!We are also joined in our new feature Any Other Beersness by friend of the pod Scott from Pinkers Craft Brewery in Weston-Super-Mare to discuss a 'beautiful' beer brewed in conjunction with a very famous voice .One of our favourite features on the podcast is Brew To Me, and this time we're trying beers for the first time from Datum Attitude Brewing Co and Trailhead Brew Co.The Brewer's Wife - aka Sam from Copper Beech Brew Co  has an amusing tale of life behind the scenes at the Worcestershire nano brewery. Together with Tried and Tested, all that makes for another jam-packed episode!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
3/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - BONUS EPISODE - Schlenkerla (March 1, 2023)

It's time for another special guest, and this is one who Dave B in particular is very excited to talk to!Matthias Trum is the sixth generation brewmaster and patron of the historic Schlenkerla brewery in Bamberg, and is an unquestioned authority on all things Rauchbier!Rauchbier, or smoked beer, is a style that has deep roots, and Matthias joins us in a one-hour special to explain how the style came to be, and how it is still popular centuries later.Sit back, relax and enjoy a very special insight into beer and brewing!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
3/1/20231 hour
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Twisted Wheel BONUS EPISODE (February 2, 2023)

There is a lot of uncertainty in craft beer at the moment due to a variety of factors, and one of the most upsetting outcomes has been much-loved breweries being forced to shut. Twisted Wheel shocked the industry when closing at the end of last year but, thanks to head brewer Anthony Barrett, the brewery lives on, albeit in a very different way.Join us for a candid and fascinating insight into what went wrong, the challenges involved in running a craft brewery and what the future holds for Twisted Wheel on our latest special episode.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
2/2/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Beer and cheese BONUS EPISODE (January 6, 2023)

It's a brand new year and it's time for a bonus episode of Daftaboutcraft.Here we are in 2023 with our latest beer and cheese pairing, featuring a selection of beers from across the taste and flavour spectrum, paired up with a generous helping of cheese, hand selected by Dave B and Dave D.Breweries featured include Dolphin, New Bristol, Left Handed Giant, Wild, Torrside, Schlenkerla, Malt Coast and more. And the Daves reveal what they got up to over Christmas, the beers they enjoyed over the festive season and what 2023 might have in store.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
1/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Hype Or Tripe BONUS EPISODE (April 25, 2022)

It's time for another Daftaboutcraft special episode and this time it's very mild!The mild style of beer has been around for centuries and has been given the craft update lately, with several breweries offering modern versions of a mild.We roadtest two milds from Boxcar, the double and triple mild.Dave B is already a fan of a mild but will Dave D be convinced that a mild can be enjoyable? Listen to the episode to find out!Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. We are proudly sponsored by Haul! Beer and we team up with them for our Drink Along With Us feature on every second episode.Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
4/25/202218 minutes, 1 second
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Chubbles BONUS EPISODE (March 25, 2022)

The craft beer scene has gone Chubbles mad! Every bottle shop you walk into, every craft beer forum you look at, they're all drinking Chubbles - the yearly collaboration between Cloudwater in Manchester and The Veil in the US.But what do Dave B and Dave D make of this year's offering? Are they impressed with the beers that make up the series - are they Hype or Tripe?We reveal all on this special release of Daftaboutcraft - The Craft Beer Podcast.Daftaboutcraft is produced by us two guys, called Dave. We're massive fans of the craft beer scene and we release a new episode every three weeks. We are proudly sponsored by Haul! Beer and we team up with them for our Drink Along With Us feature on every second episode.Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
3/26/202221 minutes, 49 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Haul! Beer Shop BONUS EPISODE (September 20, 2021)

In episode 19 of the Daftaboutcraft Podcast we spoke to Paul - one half of the Haul! Beer Shop in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. There was plenty of audio we were unable to squeeze into the show, so we're presenting a special here with the full interview which contains some fascinating insights and thoughts on the craft beer scene.Our next full episode will be available to stream and download from October 4, 2021 and will contains all our usual features, plus lots more including the lowdown on Dave B's honeymoon and craft beer tour of Yorkshire and Scotland!Read more in Feed Spot's top 30 craft beer podcasts, which you can see here. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook too!
9/20/202152 minutes, 22 seconds
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Daftaboutcraft - Craft Beer Podcast - Copper Beech Brewing Company BONUS EPISODE (March 22, 2021)

An exploration of the wonderful and creative world of craft beer. We are two guys, called Dave, who love to talk all things craft beer! There will be news, views, features and live tastings on each episode as we take an in-depth look at the UK craft beer scene.We release a new episode every three weeks and are happily sponsored by our good friends at Real Ale - the independent bottle shop with stores in Twickenham, Maida Vale and Notting Hill and online at realale.com. Use the exclusive code DAFTABOUTCRAFT for an online discount. On episode ten we were joined by husband and wife team Dan and Sam from the excellent Worcestershire-based Copper Beech Brewing Company. We had such a great evening chatting away with them that we wanted to share some more of the audio from the conversation, so we present a bonus episode with much more from this vibrant start-up nano brewery that we can see going from strength to strength.For now, Copper Beech beers are available only locally - their webshop opens for seven days once a month - but hopefully it won't be too long before you can get hold of their beers nationally. Watch this space and keep an eye on their website for all the latest news and developments at https://www.copperbeechbrewco.co.uk/
3/22/202157 minutes, 56 seconds