The Craft Beer Club (CBD) is an organisation set up by UK brewers to provide a forum for discussion and discussion.
While it’s been around for over a decade, it hasn’t quite been able to keep up with demand and there’s been a rise in the number of breweries closing or moving locations.
But this has led to the creation of an alternative, which has seen craft breweries thrive and flourish.
Craft beer club member Matt Fogg talks about the craft beer scene and why he loves it, as well as his new job as an event manager at the Great Northern pub chain.
What was your motivation to get involved?
Craft beer is such a great time of year and we really enjoy sharing it with our friends.
And we’re always talking about how much we love it and that’s when I really got inspired to get in and start a craft beer club.
I really like that there’s a group of people out there, that really want to come together and share the love of beer.
I’ve been involved with the CBD for about 10 years now and I love the whole idea of having a place where people can come and talk about beer.
It’s a great opportunity for the UK craft beer industry to get together and be really supportive.
How did you get involved in the craft movement?
I started a craft brewery in my local town and I’m still involved in that.
I started the CBD as a hobby and I just really enjoy talking to the people about the different styles and beers.
There’s also a lot of great local breweries that are coming together and sharing their craft beer.
I’m just really excited about that.
What do you think of the craft brewing industry?
I think the whole thing has come a long way from the days of just making beer.
As a brewery, we want to be really proud of the products we make, and I think there’s some really good stuff coming out.
The craft brewing scene is really exciting.
People are getting into the industry, there’s more and more people interested in what we’re doing.
But I do think it’s going to take some time to really see the full impact of it, because it’s still quite new.
The number of small breweries is really, really small, but the ones that have really exploded, like BrewDog, are really exciting to me.
What are your thoughts on the current craft brewing boom in the UK?
I know there’s so much beer being made, but I’m not sure what that’s all about, and what people are looking for in the beer, and that makes me sad.
I think it will take some sort of catalyst to really bring craft brewing back to the UK.
Is there something you think could help the industry?
The main thing is, if we’re not able to have that sort of conversation about the beer itself, then we’re missing out on something huge.
There are so many different styles of beer and so many unique beers, and it’s not just one beer that everyone loves.
I love craft beer, but if there’s nothing we can do to make it better, then that’s just not going to happen.
Is there any advice you would give to people thinking about joining a craft brewing club?
I’d say, don’t be afraid to ask the brewery about the beers that they’re making and they’ll probably be happy to answer you.
If you want to try something different, that’s totally fine.
I like to drink different beers and try new things.
I’d be open to people coming in and being really involved and making their own decisions.
And if they really love it, I think they’ll be happy too.
Are there any other breweries you’d like to get your hands on?
I think I’ve got some great beer coming out this year, but we’ve also got a new brewery coming up that’s really exciting, so if you’ve got the time, go and see them.