Episode 2: The Great ABV Debate

Welcome to Episode 2 in which we discuss the changing attitudes towards high and low strength beer.

For this show we went on location to The Kernel Brewery in Bermondsey to taste their refreshing take on a lower alcohol beer and interview founder and brewer of the Kernel, Evin O'Riordain, to get his thoughts on the importance of the strength of beer.

We also try the other end of the ABV spectrum with Brewdog's sumptuous Paradox Isle of Arran.

We chat about a London councillor's objections to a Brewdog bar in his constituency. Read more about his reasoning here and the final decision here. In the end it sounds like the councillor was convinced by Brewdog's argument but still refused permission but on different grounds.

Here is a link to the Hardknott blog talking about a strange decision to exclude their award winning beer from a beer festival and in the spirit of balance here is SIBA's reply which doesn't quite explain the reasoning behind the exclusion.

And finally as promised here is a list of Soph and Sam's favourite high percentage beers. Let us know if you try any of them and what you think.

Sophie's suggestions
Posted on March 26, 2013 .