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30/07/2021

Craft brew heavyweights join forces for CAMRA Learn & Discover’s ‘Brew It Yourself’ series

A new five-part series filmed by The Craft Beer Channel and in partnership with The Malt Miller and Elusive Brewing’s Andy Parker is dropping next Friday (6 August) on the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Learn & Discover platform. ‘Brew It Yourself’ invites beer beginners, enthusiasts and connoisseurs to take on Elusive Brewing’s ‘Level Up’, an American red ale.  

Parker – a beer blogger, home brewer and owner of the Berkshire-based microbrewery Elusive Brewing – guides the viewer all the way through the process from grain to glass. The recipe features in Andy Parker’s book, CAMRA’s Essential Brewing, a practical pocket-sized reference book that provides an introduction to home-brewing in an easy-to-understand way.  

The five episodes – Introduction, Boil, Mash, Ferment and Package – are all being released on 6 August, so the viewer can jump straight into the process. They all take place at The Malt Miller in Swindon, and are filmed by multi-award winning YouTube creators The Craft Beer Channel. 

Viewers can follow along with the guide, and purchase the exact recipe kit from The Malt Miller. The kit includes all of the grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the 20L recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book. 

Andy Parker said: “In partnering with The Craft Beer Channel and book sponsors, The Malt Miller, we’ve brought my Essential Home Brewing book to life in a fun and interactive way. I learned to home brew by watching videos and found it really helped bring home what I’d read when researching my first steps. I hope it helps give others confidence to jump in and discover this extremely rewarding hobby.” 

Robert Neale of The Malt Miller said: “For The Malt Miller to join forces with two heavyweights in the craft brew industry such as Mr Elusive, Andy Parker and The Craft Beer Channel, alongside the fantastic CAMRA Learn & Discover platform, is hugely exciting. The better the knowledge the avid drinker has in the process of beer production and packaging can only mean one thing, demanding better beer!” 

Jonny Garrett of The Craft Beer Channel said: “The Craft Beer Channel is all about getting people started on their journey into great beer. I learned to brew through The Malt Miller’s website and Andy’s guidance, so I jumped at the chance to work with them on making these easy-to-understand tutorials. Making beer yourself is one of the best ways to really understand and get more from our favourite drink, so I hope it inspires a new generation of homebrewers.” 

CAMRA’s online learning platform is home to a wealth of new content from writers, educators and experts. New guides, articles, videos and audio content are added every week, exploring everything there is to know about beer, cider, perry and pubs. 

All new content includes free intros and taster sessions for non-members, so that visitors to the site can get a feel for the benefits of a CAMRA membership. To access member-only content, CAMRA members simply need to sign in at the top of the webpage with their membership number and password. Non-members can join the campaign for just £28.50*/year. 

A CAMRA membership helps CAMRA’s campaigning efforts to protect and save pubs during this difficult time. You can join by visiting join.camra.org.uk 

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