Presenter and producer of Brighton Community radio station RadioReverb’s hit show
Fermentation, Emma Inch, was last night [29 November] awarded the Gold ‘Maltsmiths Brewery
Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online’ at British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards
The respected ceremony celebrates the best writing and broadcasting about beer and pubs, this
year receiving more than 130 entries. The Maltsmiths Brewery Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online recognises the best beer related online content.
Emma received the award for her RadioReverb show Fermination and her website
Representing the judges Pete Brown, who won the title of Beer Writer of the Year in 2016 and
chaired the panel, said “Everyone who’s stepped up to the podium tonight should be
extremely proud; they have been recognised as one of the best writers, broadcasters or
bloggers about beer and pubs.”
Speaking of Emma Inch and Fermentation, he added: “Our Gold award goes to someone
whose online presence includes a magazine format radio show and a website that ties the
shows together. The shows have a real energy, and people at their heart. It’s an impressive
output from someone who’s fairly new to beer writing.”
Fermentation is the UK’s only beer and brewing radio show and each month Emma, an academic,
DJ and active homebrewer, addresses all aspects of the contemporary beer and brewing scene.
The show includes interviews with local brewers as well as live tastings, features on all aspects of
the brewing process, and previews of festivals, tap takeovers and events. Fermentation is
broadcast live on RadioReverb at 3pm on the 4 th Sunday of every month, and is then available
After receiving her award, which took the form of a specially engraved tankard, Emma Inch said:
“It feels absolutely amazing to win the Gold ‘Maltsmiths Brewery Award for Best Beer
Communicator – Online’. To have my work judged and recognised by my peers, the best
beer writers in the country, feels incredible.
“I’d like to thank RadioReverb for giving Fermentation a home and enabling us to create a
niche show that really resonates with people.”
Regular contributor to Fermentation Jane Peyton also won the Silver ‘There’s A Beer For That
Award for Best Beer Broadcaster’ for her work on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme.
The award ceremony took place at the Park Lane Hotel on 29 November 2017 where guests and
nominees enjoyed a four-course dinner with each course served with a specially selected beer.
Last week, another RadioReverb presenter was also honoured with a prestigious award when
Charlotte Petts, presenter of Growing Wild, was awarded The Alan Titchmarsh New Talent Award
at The Garden Media Guild Awards 2017 on 23 November.