Scran season 2: The healthier beer revolution - and Nick Nairn's tips for cooking steak

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live, and it's all about beer.

Published 22nd May 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

This week on Scran I chat to two pioneers of the beer industry who are offering healthier alternatives to classic pints.

Creative Director of Genius Brewing, Jason Clarke discusses Genius's craft light lager and their mission to provide quality craft beer but at a fraction of the alcohol and calories.

Jason also talks about the rise in healthy living has affected the beer market and how America is leading the way.

I also speaks to Sonja Mitchell, founder of Jump Ship Brewing about her alcohol-free beer, which launched last year.

Sonja discusses why she moved from marketing into brewing and her reasons behind launching an alcohol-free beer - Yardarm lager.

Nick Nairn also joins me on a call to give some cooking tips - this week he reveals how to cook a perfect steak.

Finally I discuss what food and drinks I have been enjoying at home.

This week’s episode of Scran is brought to you in association with the Glasgow Distillery Company.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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