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What's in a bottle (or can?!)

Season 5, Ep. 1

This season the podcast is going on tour with a brand new cast of voices! We're travelling across the UK to link up with CAMRA branches to learn more about the beer, pub, cider and club scene and hear more about what they do as local campaigners.


Episode 1 kicks off in Newcastle just ahead of the Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival! We sit down with festival organisers Anthony McMulllen and Volunteer Martin Ellis to learn more about beer in Newcastle and the Ouseburn. We also learn all about what's in a bottle or can, discover CAMRA's new definition of live beer, #notfromconcentrate cider and sit down with award-winning author Adrian Tierney-Jones to hear about his 250 favourite beers from bottles and cans featured in his new book United Kingdom of Beer.


Additional resources include:


Storing & serving beer at home by Katie Mathers

Bringing cider to the table series by Bill Bradshaw

Beer for all occasions by Adrian Tierney-Jones

CAMRA's One to Try accreditation scheme

CAMRA's definition of live beer

CAMRA's guide to #notfromconcentrate cider

Guide to saving your pub from closure


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