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The Beer Crate - Episode 35

2010-02-15 :: Steven Goodwin

A show of contrary: we have a feature on English-brewed beers (that taste Czech, American and Bavarian), tastings on a gueze (that should be a cider), and a try before you die featuring cider that is fizz, has no sediment, and doesn't come from Somerset. Oh - and the recession is over! …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 34

2009-12-14 :: Steven Goodwin

We have a true stocking filler of a show for Christmas. The second part of our i nterview with Nils from the Rise Brewery, coverage of Rebellion, four equally br illiant quick tastings, and an even more brilliant Malzbier in try before you die! …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 33

2009-11-16 :: Steven Goodwin

We're off to Denmark (again), with 4 more Danish beers in the quick tastings, and one winning 'Try Before You Die' - all thanks to Kent Mosbech, the CEO / Export & Business Developer for Danish Beers. We also learn about the Meantime Brewery and have an interview the delightful Nils from the Rise Brewery... also in Denmark. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 32

2009-10-26 :: Steven Goodwin

We're off the Denmark, with 4 Danish beers in the quick tastings, and one winning 'Try Before You Die' - all thanks to Kent Mosbech, the CEO / Export & Business Developer for Danish Beers. We also discover how to run a tasting session, and what's happening at Brewdog. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 31

2009-08-17 :: Steven Goodwin

A very British show this week - with just one exception - with news on LOBI, the bank holiday beer festivals, and our first mentioned of the Jersery Brewery. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 30

2008-12-22 :: Steven Goodwin

It's Christmas! So it's beers with funny ingredients, and silly names, and the second part of our interview with Mike Knight, of the Freedom Brewery. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 29

2008-12-15 :: Steven Goodwin

The "unconventional" and "preconceptions" episode - we have stout (in a can), an interview with a brewer (or lager), and a Try before you Die (of keg beer). …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 28

2008-09-08 :: Steven Goodwin

Part 5 of 5, covering the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court. Our last day at the festival, Saturday, and we reflect on the beers we casually bumped into over the course of the festival, and look at the campaigns being run by Camra, the festivals organisers. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 27

2008-09-08 :: Steven Goodwin

Part 4 of 5, covering the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court. This week we take up residence at the cider and perry stand, and try five brand new drinks - one of which is a 'try before you die'. Also, I have a quiet moan about cider farms who - for obvious reasons - will remain nameless. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 26

2008-09-01 :: Steven Goodwin

Part 3 of 5, covering the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court. Following on from our big video show last week, we return to minutae this week. Literally - as we look at the role of independent brewers with our coverage of SIBA, and discuss what makes a microbrewery... a microbrewery. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 25

2008-08-25 :: Steven Goodwin

Part 2 of 5, covering the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court. This week we look at the history of the festival, the winners of the 'Champion Beer of Britain' award, and details some of the other (non-beer) activities. This exists in both and video formats. We recommend the video! …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 24

2008-08-18 :: Steven Goodwin

Part 1 of 5, covering the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court. This week we look at festival procedure, and taste some of the award-winning beers from this years 'Champion Beer of Britain' award. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 23

2008-05-19 :: Steven Goodwin

We talk about the town of Pilsen, and continue our interview with Jan Lichota (star of the Beer Crate TV). …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 22

2008-05-05 :: Steven Goodwin

The star of Beer Crate TV, Jan Lichota, gives us a run down on his job in The Brewers of Europe while we talk about that most important of all beer ingredients... water! …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 21

2008-04-21 :: Steven Goodwin

Do you always enjoy The Beer Crate responsibly? If not, take heed, as we cover the role of the UK's Drink Aware programme, and continue our discussion with Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem about the role of beer in society. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 20

2008-04-01 :: Steven Goodwin

The Brewers of Europe are having their 50th anniversary - making them old! But not as old a wheat beer, which is probably the first beer in the world. Which is a roundabout way of saying we discuss the history of wheat beer, and have the first part of our exclusive with the head of the Brewers of Europe, Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 19

2008-03-24 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 19 has a technically bias. We start with the technicalities of pouring a beer from the tap, and follow-up with more tech-talk on beer with John Brauer. This, and a full complement of quick tastings, and our regular 'try before you die', make this a full-packed show. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 18

2008-03-10 :: Steven Goodwin

What a mixed bag episode 18 is! There's the first part of our technical interview with Mr John Brauer, a commentary on european pub culture, English beer comes under our quick tastings radar, and a world beating "try before you die" that's won far too many "beer of the world" awards. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 17

2008-02-04 :: Steven Goodwin

Traditional is the keyword this week, with the original lager beer, Pilsener, coming into the spotlight along with an interview with the ever-pleasant Jack Verhoek of the CBK - the Central Brewery Office - in the Netherlands. Our quick tastings are traditional English ales. And our "try before you die" is a traditional family micro brewery from Hartlepool. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 16

2008-01-21 :: Steven Goodwin

A brand new year, and brand new beer, as we welcome the return of the worlds favourite beer podcast! We start the year gently, with a new set of beer festivals, a selection of lighter ales in quick tastings, a look at the rather pleasant Timothy Talyor's brewery, and cover the health benefits of stouts. (Yes, really!) As always, there's news, drinker diary, and "Try Before You Die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 15

2007-12-17 :: Steven Goodwin

A bumper festival edition! More news! More articles! More beer! We explain why beer is better than wine, discuss Black Sheep Brewery, have an exclusive interview with John Grogan MP. There's a seasonal quick tastings, and a very festival "Try Before You Die" section. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 14

2007-12-10 :: Steven Goodwin

The news is really hotting up at the moment, with rants and accusations about the price of beer in supermarkets. (We try to sit on the fence!) The winner of BII NITA are announced. We put some traditional english ales under the microscope in quick tastings, and find a beer that's like London Pride, but turned up to 11, in our now famous "Try Before You Die" section. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 13

2007-12-03 :: Steven Goodwin

We head north of the border for a look at the Caledonian brewery, the last remaining brewery in Edinburgh. There's also a description of malt. All the tasting beers this week come from Wye Valley. It's not a paid advert, although it might seem that way. I also make a satirical point about Gordon Brown, and a bad joke about tasting... …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 12

2007-11-26 :: Steven Goodwin

Bright beer and Adnams brewery are on the menu this week. But what everyone wants is the chocolate indulgence that is "try before you die". A surprisingly fulsome episode. …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 11

2007-11-19 :: Steven Goodwin

There are two big secrets revealed this week - Samuel Smiths brewery, and the life of hops. But don't worry - we still have our usual secrets of quick tastings, and divulge the best kept secret in the beer world - what is this weeks "try before you die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 10

2007-11-12 :: Steven Goodwin

This week we begin our series on the life of hops, discuss the Shepherd Neame brewery, , and quickly taste four more different beers from Portugal. This is all rounded up with a fabulous "try before you die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 9

2007-11-05 :: Steven Goodwin

This week we explain the difference between top-fermented and bottom-fermented beers, discover how many pints in a firkin, and quickly taste four different beers from Portugal. This is all rounded up with a long-awaited "try before you die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 8

2007-10-29 :: Steven Goodwin

Our eighth episode focusing on cider. We explain the process behind it, taste some ciders and perries, look at where it is made in our "Out of Somerset" feature, and introduce you to sublime drink in our "try before you die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 7

2007-10-22 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 7 returns to more tradition English-ness this week. All our quick tastings are about ale, we cover the differences between a pub and an inn, and answer the question of "what is a free house." There's also our usual round of quick tastings and "try before you die". …

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The Beer Crate - Episode 6

2007-10-15 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 6 covers the usual news, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we discover the meaning of 2043, and continue our series on Belgian beers.…

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The Beer Crate - Episode 5

2007-10-08 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 5 covers the usual news, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we cover the Bedford beer festival, have a quick rant about certain web sites, and continue our series on Belgian beers.…

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The Beer Crate - Episode 4

2007-10-01 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 4 covers the usual news, feedback, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we demonstrate the link between ABV and alcohol units, and begin our series on Belgian beers.…

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The Beer Crate - Episode 3

2007-09-24 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 3 covers the usual news, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we discuss Cask Maques, and the history of Fullers brewery.…

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The Beer Crate - Episode 2

2007-09-17 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 2 covers the usual news, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we discuss the German Purity Law, and the history of Youngs brewery.…

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The Beer Crate - Episode 1

2007-09-10 :: Steven Goodwin

Episode 1 covers the usual news, drinkers diary, quick tastings, and try before you die. Additionally we review the Brussels Beer Weekend, and ask What is IPA?…

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The Beer Crate

Hello, and welcome to The Beer Crate, the podcast for ale lovers the world over. Each week we'll be looking at the world of beer and brewing, investigating local, national and international breweries, and of course, tasting a wide selection of beers, ales, ciders, and perry's. Lager boys need not apply!

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