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Experimental v Traditional

Season 1, Ep. 16

This week we're learning all about experimental versus traditional brews! We'll be sitting down with Andy Leman to discuss Timothy Taylor's iconic 'Landlord' brew, and chat with Daniele from Ora Brewery in London to learn about their Italian infused beer creations. We'll also chat about beer cocktails and find out how CAMRA campaigning saw John Smith start brewing real ale once again for their Yorkshire pubs in 1984.


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