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Beer

Series 4 - Episode 7 Beer

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Review

Gregg Wallace always makes me laugh in this series because he comes across as the most overexcited pupil on a school trip. “What do I press? Wow! That looks like R2-D2’s head! WHAT?! Sorry, I didn’t mean to shout.” Those are just some highlights from his visit to a brewery – I imagine off-camera comments may have been, “How much can I spend in the gift shop?” and “Where can we eat our packed lunch?”.

But I can’t help but feel he’s drawn the short straw. As he discovers, lager production is a lengthy process (he doesn’t sample the product until the 47-minute mark), whereas Cherry Healey is behind the controls of the biggest combine harvester you’ve ever seen, which looks like loads more fun.

Summary

Gregg Wallace visits Britain's biggest brewery in Burton upon Trent, where three million pints of beer are produced on a daily basis. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey is learning how water, malted barley, hops and yeast can be manipulated to make dark and heavy ales, light and fragrant lagers and everything in between. Plus, Ruth Goodman reveals how Burton became the centre of brewing in Britain in the 19th century.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gregg Wallace
Presenter Cherry Healey
Contributor Ruth Goodman
Director Sam Bailey
Executive Producer Jenny Midl
Executive Producer Sanjay Singhal
Producer Sam Bailey
Producer Phillip Smith
Series Director Michael Rees
Series Producer Amanda Lyon
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