A BREWERY famed for its cloudy beer has starred in a TV programme.

Missing Link Brewing, a micro-brewery based on Chiddinglye Farm in the High Wield, appeared on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped programme last week.

Episode Two of Series 18, which aired on March 3, showed presenter Andi Oliver visit the brewery on the Earl of Limerick’s country estate in West Sussex.

The purpose of the visit was to understand what makes a “hazy” or cloudy beer, and why these beers are finding favour again.

Andi met Dan Gale from Lost Pier Brewing, one of a collective of microbrewers using the facilities at Missing Link Brewing to create his own range of craft beers.

Dan explained that proteins found in oats and wheat used in the brewing process contribute to the beer’s hazy appearance. Polyphenols, which are naturally found in hops, oxidise during the fermentation process, which also adds to the beer’s cloudiness.

Andi also joined Missing Link Brewing owner Jeremy Cook to taste a range of the brewery’s new own-brand IPAs.

Jeremy said: “We were thrilled to open our doors and demonstrate the production of modern craft beer to viewers.

“We’ve received a fantastic reaction from friends and members of the public who have seen us on the programme and we look forward to extending a warm welcome to visitors to our brewery and Tap Room this year.”

In 2017 Missing Link Brewing received a European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development grant from Central Sussex Leader to help with the development of its state-of-the-art brewery. This grant was used to convert what was once the Chiddinglye Farm dairy into a brewery and teaching room as well as paying for equipment for both commercial brewing and teaching.

Missing Link Brewing has recently launched its own range of branded IPAs and the brewery’s Tap Room opened its doors at the end of 2019. It regularly hosts themed food events and a monthly Sunday Roast Club.