Escaping the Rat Race and Brewing Beer in the Loire

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
- Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival


Micro-breweries are popping up every day making styles of ale that are re-defining beer as a luxury drink, so Tommy decides to start a micro-brewery in his barn in France. Sadly, it turns out 20 years of drinking beer doesn’t qualify you to brew it.  Tommy Barnes talks to Julia Wheeler about his experiences of leaving London behind to begin a new life in the Loire with his family and starting a micro-brewery with no previous experience.


After the talk, Tommy will be signing copies of his book A Beer in the Loire at the ‘Signings at Stanfords’ stand.

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Tommy Barnes
Brewer & Author
Julia Wheeler
Journalist & Interviewer
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