Episode 8 - Beer Styles Part 1

Welcome to the eighth episode of The Beertalkers.


This programme is the first of three focusing on British beer styles - and looking at what beer styles mean. We start by looking at British IPAs and taste Fuller's Bengal Lancer as a classic example of the style.

Later in the show we also hear from renowned brewer Derek Prentice (British Guild of Beer Writers Brewer of the Year)  who recently retired from Fuller's Brewery and he reminded us of of another classic IPA you might want to try: Worthington White Shield 

We discuss the difference between American IPAs and British IPAs, the impact of the style on the craft beer scene and its importance for brands.

We have 'A Pint With' Paul Nunny, Director (and founder) of Cask Marque  - the organisation which accredits pubs serving cask ale in tip top condition. (Apologies for some of the odd noises in the background of the interview!)

Then we jump ahead (as a result of some beer availability issues) to look at porter and its London roots and we taste an example from the Isle of Man, Okell's Aile.

The blended beer we mention while discussing porters is Greene King 5X and if you can't make it to the Great British Beer Festival to join the huge queue you will find some 5X blended into Greene King's Strong Suffolk Dark Ale. In this episode we cover the styles.

Tune in next month for part 2 where we'll be covering two more British styles
Posted on August 3, 2014 .