To celebrate Elusive Brewing‘s 5th birthday, Andy and the team joined forces with homebrewing store The Malt Miller to launch a national competition. With a prize of £1000 at stake, a collaboration and mentorship from Elusive Brewing to help one lucky budding homebrewer go pro, the competition saw entries come in thick and fast from brewers reinterpreting Elusive’s Belgium Witbier, Crisp Witty.
Taking first place, Sam Jones and his fellow homebrewer companion Fraser Withers – who came a respective fourth – as it happens, were in the process of turning their passion into a profession, setting up Middle Child Brewing.
In this episode, Nick catches up with Sam and Fraser to discuss the competition, how they intend to take their endeavour forward, all while we sample some of their excellent beers.
On Saturday 30th October, Middle Child Brewing and Elusive Brewing will be doing a tap take over at Brewery Market in Twickenham. If you’re UK based, we’d love to see you down there!
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Since 1870, Crisp Malt has been producing the finest malt at Great Ryburgh in Norfolk. With 5 maltings located in the best barley growing areas in the UK, they produce a wide range of malts and non-malted cereals in 25kg sacks for craft brewers and distillers all over the world.
They still work one of the last remaining floor maltings in England and use it to make their pioneering heritage malts. They also craft roasted and crystal malts of unprecedented consistency on their vertical, all electric tower roasting plant, the only one of its kind in the UK. Check out their website for more information about their range of malts and also their educational blogs and webinars too.
Visit crispmalt.com to find out more