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10th July 2020


Sharp’s Brewery has launched a brand-new podcast series called ‘Just Add Beer’, to educate and inspire people about the mouth-watering fusion of beer and food.

During lockdown the creative team at Sharp’s, based at Rock in Cornwall, has been busy recording the podcast which features Cornish chefs they’ve collaborated with over the years in their quest to raise the profile of beer with food. Just Add Beer: The Podcast is ‘a five-course beer flight of conversation’ that takes listeners on a gourmet mini break to Cornwall with some of the county’s top chefs. The first five episodes are available now on Spotify and via the Sharp’s website.

Featuring the likes of John Walton and Great British Menu contestant Chris McClurg (from Mahé and Paul Ainsworth at no. 6 respectively) and Paul Ainsworth himself, Sharp’s Beer Sommelier, Ed Hughes, is the expert host taking listeners on a culinary journey discussing careers and passions. There is even an accompanying recipe and matching beer list available for each episode via the Sharp’s website.

Sharp’s Brewery is the brewer of the UK’s number one cask ale Doom Bar and 2019 saw longstanding team members Rachel Williams and Ed Hughes writing and editing a Cornish collaborative cookbook ‘Just Add Beer.’ The book celebrates beer both as an ingredient and as a pairing for a variety of recipes, created alongside top chefs who either live and work in Cornwall or have strong links to the county.

Just Add Beer: The Podcast brings the book to life giving listeners a behind-the-scenes insight into some of the chefs, exploring their passions, their inspiration and their personal journeys through successful careers, as well as a deeper-dive on each of their recipes and a few laughs on the way.

Ed Hughes, says, “We have worked hard over the years to champion how beer and food can be the perfect match, transforming perceptions of beer to be more than just a great pint. With our new Just Add Beer podcast we wanted to find a way to share this experience and offer drinkers, fans and foodies a new take on the podcast platform that would both entertain and educate during these unusual times.”

The podcast series can be found on the Sharp’s Brewery website at

You can buy award-winning Sharp’s Brewery’s beers from the online shop at


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For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have six breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton-upon-Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.

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About Sharp’s Brewery Ltd:

Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer, based in Rock, Cornwall, which has grown rapidly since its foundation in 1994, increasing staff numbers in the last 8 years from 70 to 118. The largest brewer of cask beer in the South West, Sharp’s flagship beer, Doom Bar, is probably the most successful cask beer of its generation and is the UK’s no.1 cask beer brand and winner of The Grocer’s Drinks Brand of the Year 2019.

A testament to the quality of each drop of beer, Sharp’s has a tally of over 100 international brewing awards, which in 2019 included five medals at the Drinks Business Awards, five medals at the International Beer Challenge, two medals at the World Beer Challenge and five titles at the esteemed World Beer Awards 2019, all against some very stiff competition. In addition to these accolades, Sharp’s also won five medals at the 2018 International Beer Challenge, two at the World Beer Awards 2018, five at the 2017 International Beer Challenge, including GOLD for Wolf Rock, five medals at the World Beer Awards 2017, five medals at the 2017 Beer Awards, the ‘People’s Favourite Cask Ale’ at Inapub’s People Choice Awards 2017, and Best Drink for Doom Bar in the food Reader Awards 2017.

Passionate about its home in Cornwall, Sharp’s Brewery is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and sponsors a number of local clubs.

In 2019, Sharp’s turned the tables on the music industry through ‘Keynvor’, a partnership with Mercury Music Prize nominee Nick Mulvey to produce the first playable vinyl made from recycled ocean plastic found on the Cornish coast. Proceeds from sales of the exclusive ‘Ocean Vinyl’ including digital streams will go to Surfers Against Sewage to help protect British coastlines from pollution, including plastic waste.


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