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Time At The Bar - Beer Podcast

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A podcast about the history of beer.Floz is a brewer and beer judge, Maz is an ex bar manager, you could say that beer is a big part of their relationship. Together they delve into the social and cultural history of beer and brewing , while sampling some of the finest beers available to humanity.

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Ruminations 6: Beer Folklore (Ninkasi & Gambrinus)

June 4th, 2021


In this weeks episode Maz and Floz delved deep into the cupboard of doom and pulled out two nicely aged bottles, Cantillion's 'Rosè de Gambrinus' …

A Quick Half: Alpha Delta Brewing Co

May 15th, 2021


Maz and Floz crack open a few delightful cans from a newcomer from the North East who have already made a real impression on the industry - Alpha …

A Quick Half: On The Road!

April 29th, 2021


Maz and Floz have been busy of late, but not too busy to go out for a pint and test drive their new portable recorder! This episode is made up of two recordings from their first day returning to the pubs, as the latest …

Ruminations 5: Beer Riots!

April 8th, 2021


This week Maz and Floz reach for their pitchforks and flaming torches, and charge headlong into the history of riots instigated in the name of beer.

Libations 4 (ii) : Trappist Brewing (Again)

March 19th, 2021


In part two of this deep dive into the holy sea of Trappist beer, Maz and Floz discuss some of the novitiates (arguably) of the Trappist world: La …

Libations 4 (i) : Trappist Brewing

March 4th, 2021


In part one of the history of Trappist brewing, Maz and Floz open some classic Belgian examples from Westmalle, Rochefort and Orval, and discuss what a Trappist is, why brewing is important to them, and how history has …

A Quick Half: Saint Mars of the Desert

February 14th, 2021


In this episode Maz and Floz tuck into a delicious range of Abbey inspired beers from Sheffield based brewery St Mars of the Desert, while discussing their ethos and origin story.

Libations 3: Westvleteren 12 Vertical Tasting

January 29th, 2021


In this episode Floz and Maz sit down to a vertical tasting they've been planning for many years : 2013, 2014 and 2015 of Westvleteren 12 from St.Sixtus Abbey. The beer is revered, but does it deserve the title of …

A Quick Half: Evensong with a Mills chaser

January 16th, 2021


In this episode, Maz and Floz chat about Evensong Brewing , one of the UK's newest minimal intervention breweries. And just for fun, they also crack open some Mills Brewing too.

A Quick Half: Newtown Park Brewing Co. Review

December 31st, 2020


In this weeks episode, Maz and Floz review the newest addition to the Bristol brewing scene: Newtown Park Brewing Co.

Ruminations 4: A Toast of Christmas Past

December 25th, 2020


Merry Christmas to all! In this episode we sample some of the finest Christmas Ale while discussing some rather unusual Festive traditions from the UK.

A Quick Half: T'was the Pint Before Christmas

December 24th, 2020


A little festive starter to tide you over for our main Christmas episode. In this half pint, Maz and Floz do a side by side sampling of both a 2020 and a 2014 St.Bernardus Christmas Ale and discuss the merits of aging …

A Quick Half: Even More Alcohol Free

December 8th, 2020


In this episode Maz and Floz discuss the processes involved in making Alcohol Free beer, while sampling 7 more examples of it.

Ruminations 3: Temperance and Alcohol Free Beer

November 20th, 2020


In this episode Maz and Floz explore the history of the temperance movement in the UK while sampling some of the most popular Alcohol Free beers …

A Quick Half: Oktoberfest

November 6th, 2020


In the last of our recent series of episodes focusing on the history of Lager, We dust off our dirndls and charge our maß krugs to dive into …

Libations 2 (ii) : Intro to Lager (Revisited)

October 23rd, 2020


The epic tale of family feuds and corporate espionage is drawing to a close. Join Maz and Floz once more for the journey of lager from the 1850s to the present day.

Libations 2 (i) : Intro to Lager

October 16th, 2020


In the first of this two part special about Lager, Maz and Floz take a seriously deep dive into the history of the fizzy, clear, pale stuff, and explain why it really isn't all that pale...and not always clear...

A Quick Half: Great British Lagers

September 22nd, 2020


A shorter episode to whet your appetite for an up-coming two part special about the history of Lager. In this episode Maz and Floz sample three of the UK's most highly rated craft lagers; Donzoko 'Northern Helles', …

Tap Takeover 1: Liquid Light Brew Co

September 5th, 2020


In our first guest episode, we sit down and chat with the delights that are Thom and Grace of Liquid Light Brew Co of Nottingham. We discussed their journey from homebrewing to thriving cuckoo brewery, Winning the Indy …

Ruminations 2: Pub Ettiquette

August 21st, 2020


In this episode Maz and Floz go on a rant about the dos and don'ts of going out to the pub.

Ruminations 1 : A Brief History Of Pubs

August 7th, 2020


This week Maz and Floz delve into the history of the humble boozer, a ubiquitous element of British drinking culture. This is the first in our …

A Quick Half: The New Normal

July 24th, 2020


Minisode: Maz and Floz have just been out to a pub for the first time since lockdown; but was it worth it?

Libations 1: Stouts &Porters

July 24th, 2020


Today, Maz and Floz dive down the rabbit hole of the darkest of libations. We sample two stouts and two porters and discuss their history, what makes …

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