Hopinions 131 “Beer Points”

This week Martin & Steve are discussing the value of #beerpoints and calories in beer. The news is full of new releases and we might have discovered a beer featuring sabro that we actually enjoyed!

Beers | Siren Craft Brew ‘Twin Flames (Classic)’, ‘Twin Flames (Nitro)’, ‘One Through Three’ and ‘Cacao & Cherry Broken Dream’

Hopinions | Do you earn #BeerPoints for exercise? | If breweries were forced to display the number of calories in their beer, would it affect your choices?

Hopinions 130 “Give Us A Clue”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker and all round great bloke Rob Edwards to talk about Sabro, advertising opening hours and the world’s strongest beer

Beers | Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’, Brew York ‘Red Panda 2020’, Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Little Saturday’, Kernel/New Barns ‘Multi-Grain Galaxy IPA’  and Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Mosaic Amarillo’

Hopinions | What’s your preference? | If pubs/bars have limited information online about their opening hours, does it impact your decision to visit?

Rob can be found | Twitter | Wednesday Beers | Social Distancing Sounds

The World’s Strongest Beer | Info here

Hopinions 129 “Jonesing”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Neptune Brewery, chatting about brewery expansions and discussing keeping up with the Jones’

Beers | Neptune Brewery ‘Mosaic’, ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘Scylla’

Hopinions | Has a hop variety ever changed so much it’s stopped you from drinking a particular beer? | Will the “rule of 6” and the legal requirement for pubs to keep your contact details for track & trace purposes affect your decision to go to the pub? | Do breweries need to keep up with the times to continue to attract your attention?

Links | MomenTary Beer Songs

 

Many thanks to Julie & Les from Neptune for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 128 “Four Candles”

This week Martin & Steve are celebrating four years of the Hopinions podcast and are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen Carter from the Points of Brew podcast

Beers | Yeastie Boys ‘The Reflex’,  Neptune ‘Charybdis’ and Goose Island/Wimbledon Brewery ‘Obadiah Poundage’

Hopinions | Are breweries missing out on potential custom by only focusing on one format of social media? | Do you think supermarkets selling craft beer is good for the industry?

Points of Brew | Twitter | Instagram | Podcast

 

Many thanks to Stu & Kamilla from Yeastie Boys and Julie & Les from Neptune for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 127 “Rounds”

This week Martin & Steve are chatting about the age-old tradition of buying rounds

Beers | Wiper & True ‘York Street Helles’ & ‘Milkshake’

Hopinions | When visiting a pub with friends these days, do you still buy rounds?

Links | SBR Petition – sign here 

 

Many thanks to Alice from Wiper and True for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 126 “Human Nature”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by long time friends Janice & Wayne Dunne, aka The Irish Beer Snobs, to chat lockdown in Ireland, human nature and festival-going

Beers | Oakham ‘JHB’, Hobsons ‘Postman’s Knock’, Sambrook’s ‘Battersea Rye’, Tyne Bank ‘Silver Dollar’, Titanic ‘Stout’ & Bedlam ‘Phoenix’

Hopinions | Would you go to a beer festival yet?

Links | Dublin Bar scenes | Research methodology |

Irish Beer Snobs | Twitter | Website | Podcast 

 

Many thanks to the folks at Best of British Beer for sending us both a Virtual British Beer Festival box to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 125 “Discounts”

This week Martin & Steve dive into some more offerings from Brew York while discussing whether becoming a member of CAMRA shoudl entitle you to discounts

Beers | Brew York ‘Go Big and Stay Home’, ‘Muffin Else Matters’ & ‘Juice Forsyth’

Hopinions | Should discounts/vouchers be part of the membership package?

Links | SIBA Digital Awards

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 124 “Consumer Paradise”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Jules Grey, owner of the Hop Hideout in Sheffield (among many, many other roles) to discuss the challenges of running an independent bottle shop through a global pandemic and successfully coming out of the other side

Beer | Amity Brew Co ‘Red Lane’, ‘Sunnybank’ & Festoon

Links | Crop Variety table from Will Longmate | Hop Hideout | Sheffield Beer Week

 

Many thanks to Amity Brew Co for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 123 “Forever Reminded”

This week Martin & Steve are exploring the things that will forever remind us of Lockdown 2020 and also discus the latest developments in the Small Brewers Duty Relief

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Utopian ‘Vienna Keller Lager’ and Wiper and True Mixed Fermentations ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Narrow Sea’

Hopinions | When the dust settles on lockdown life, is there a beer or brewery that will forever remind you on this time?

Small Brewers Duty Relief | Finance Bill | SIBA Response | Beer Nouveau post | Roger Protz post | Shane Swindell’s post | Write to your MP

Social Distancing Sounds | Listen here

The Infamous Punk IPA Episode | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales, Alice from Wiper and True and Ruth from Utopian for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 122 “Classic”

This week Martin & Steve celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Beer O’clock Show with a very special Guest Drinker

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Pale Ale’, Lagunitas ‘IPA’, Wychwood ‘Hobgoblin’ & McEwans ‘Champion’

Hopinions | Do you ever revisit what you consider to be ‘the classics’ & what are they?

Links | Roger Protz on the Mawson Arms | Classics Timeline

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