Down by the Riverside

with Simon Webster of Thornbridge Brewery

Season 5


Episode 169

When you hear the word Jaipur, chances are a beer comes to mind before the Indian city. This renowned beer, inspired by the vibrant flavours of the Rajasthan region, recently celebrated its 18th anniversary. Jaipur boasts a spicy hoppiness, firm bitterness, and floral fruitiness, complemented by a robust ABV that adds layers of complexity.

Despite Jaipur comprising a significant portion of Thornbridge‘s production, the UK brewery, located in Bakewell, Derbyshire, is far from a one-trick pony. Thornbridge has maintained its position as a global leader in innovation, quality, and drinkability over the years.

We recently had the opportunity to meet with co-founder Simon Webster and discover what drives this brewery’s success. In this episode, we delve into Thornbridge’s early days and its remarkable evolution. We explore the collaborative efforts that saved Kelham Island Brewery from becoming a relic of the past, and discuss the challenges that breweries like Thornbridge face in today’s brewing and hospitality industry.

Additionally, we catch up with James Lewis and Paul Evans from Ninkasi Rentals & Finance to discuss the advantages of renting a tank for your brewhouse, highlighting how it may be a preferable alternative.

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