Beer Here Now

Thornbridge Brewery Podcast

Episode 12

Published on:

2nd Oct 2019


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In this special episode of Beer Here Now, we explore the subject of mental health.

Thornbridge Brewery's releasing 'Hope', a beer designed to highlight the issues around mental wellbeing.

The launch is in between Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day.

We hear from the brewery's Chief Exec Simon Webster about how the idea came about and what else Thornbridge is doing to highlight the issue.

James Creaghan from Derbyshire County Council tells us what they're doing to tackle mental health stigma and what help is available.

We also hear from Fay Parrish from the brewery about the launch event itself at Sheffield FC on 5 October, and where we can get a pint of Hope.

£10 from every cask and 50p from every pint sold on World Mental Health Day will be donated to North Derbyshire Samaritans.

* If you're suffering from mental health issues and would like to find help, please visit

* To speak to someone anonymously, you can call Samaritans anytime day or night on 116 123.

Episode 11

Published on:

19th Aug 2019

Peakender #3: Dominic Driscoll and Nick Keith, Thornbridge

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The third of our Peakender episodes sees Adam host an interactive session in Tent 1 with Dom and Nick from the Thornbridge brew team.

Our audience has a chance to fire questions at the pair, and we hear a few of their stories from over the years (which one of them was sick all over a train toilet?)

We also try three Thornbridge beers and find out more about them: Versa, Elio and Necessary Evil.

Episode 10

Published on:

19th Aug 2019

Peakender #2: Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker

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Our second Peakender episode sees us meet the amazing Firestone Walker brewery from California.

Brewmaster Matt joins James and our live audience to discuss the brewery's origins, recent expansions and future aims.

The rain has stopped, the sun is shining, and we start Saturday afternoon with a nice gentle 12.5% to clear out those camping cobwebs.

Episode 9

Published on:

17th Aug 2019

Peakender #1: Rob Lovatt, Thornbridge

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In the first of our special Peakender episodes, we host the first Meet The Brewer event of the weekend in Tent 1. It's wet and it's windy but spirits are high as James chats to Rob about the brewery, his background, the future, and we try three Thornbridge beers with the audience

Episode 8

Published on:

23rd Jul 2019

Thornbridge Hall Special

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Adam and James report to the brewery to help with brew day... only to find there's a bit of a twist.

They spend the day at the original Thornbridge Hall site - where cask beers are still brewed - to get their hands dirty.

They also get a tour of the 12 acres of stunning gardens which encircle the hall and learn more about its history and current day use.

Find out more about Thornbridge Hall and plan your own visit at

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About the Podcast

Beer Here Now
The Official Thornbridge Brewery Podcast
Every month, your hosts James and Adam bring you the latest news from Thornbridge Brewery along with a host of features.

We'll go behind the scenes and meet the people behind the beers, learn about the history of the brewery, find out what's coming up, and lots more.

About your hosts

James Marriott

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James has worked in media since 18 and is a Media and Podcast Specialist. James is a Sheffield Wednesday ticket holder, sitting on the North Stand and goes to most away games. He enjoys a beer or seven.

Adam Nicholson

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I'm Adam, I'm the co-host of Beer Here Now. I'm passionate about great beer and the beer industry and like to use podcasting to express my knowledge and opinions.