The Beer O'Clock Show

Episode 121 – Espresso Stout


This week we features Manchester blogger, Twitter pest and friend of the show Connor Murphy reviewing Squawk Brewing Company’s Espresso Stout with us. Plus there’s our first interview not hosted by Steve as Connor chats to Oli from Squawk.

In the news we look back at what the #BigBeeryNight achieved, chat about reports and awards and reveal new beers, websites and discount codes.

We look forward to Indy Man with Connor and we give away another great big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize

All this plus another #HopTopic where we discuss picture tagging on Twitter.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Revisited 06 – Jaipur


This time we’re revisiting an absolute classic, Thornbridge Jaipur.

What will will think of this classic IPA the second time round?

It’s Beer O’clock. Revisited.

Click here to listen back to the original review in episode 24

Thank You

What started as an exchange of tweets with Phil Hardy, rapidly became the ‘Big Beery Night’ and in that the concept grew and grew.


You can see what we’ve achieved as I write this and we know there’s still more to come.

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Episode 120 – Jack of Clubs & Queen of Hearts

It’s another double episode this week as we take on Wild Card Brewery’s Jack of Clubs Ruby Red and Queen of Diamonds IPA. Plus there’s an interview with the girls behind Wild Card Brewery.

It’s a slow news week, so in the news we reveal a season 8 new beer and in #HoptTopic we ask “what’s the most you’ve paid/would be willing to pay for a beer?”

There’s a return to form in the #prizelessprize and we preview our Crimbo Crawl.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Big Beery Night – The Auction


Some amazing people have donated some amazing lots for us to auction on #BigBeeryNight which takes place on Friday 25 September.

We’ve been blown away with the support for the campaign so far and we’re hoping that you will continue to dig deep by supporting the auction.

Details of the lots, starting bid and when they will be auctioned are below, along with some simple rules for the auction.

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Episode 119 – Jakehead IPA

This week we head to the North East to drink a beer that recently won the 100 Hottest Beers in Britian, Wylam Brewery’s Jakehead IPA.

In the news we’ve got the lowdown on this year’s Indy Man, the #BigBeeryNight and in #HopTopic we talk about the recent Heineken investment into Lagunitas.

All this plus another first time winner of a big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Episode 118 – Cwtch & 14|02

We’re back from our summer break with our biggest season ever and we’re celebrating with a double review episode!

This week we feature CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain, Tiny Rebel’s ‘Cwtch’ and Brew By Numbers 14|02 ‘Wai-iti Tripel’. If that wasn’t enough we’ve also got an interview with Tom from Brew By Numbers.

We review the highlights of our summer break, there’s a bumper news segment, #HopTopic returns and we give away the first big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize

It’s Beer O’clock!

Big Beery Night


Earlier this year I lost my Mum to Cancer. Three years ago it was my mother-in-law. Ten years ago it was my Dad.

Two years ago I was a proud ‘dryathlete’ and raised over £500 for Cancer Research as part of the ‘dryathlon’ which was still a (fairly) unique cause back then.

But now we have campaigns in September, November and at least two in January that I’m aware of. This all dilutes the opportunities and passion that people have for fund raising.

A chance discussion with Phil Hardy on Twitter this morning though and we’ve come up with an idea to change that….

Friday 25 September is the day that Macmillan have claimed for their coffee morning. So we thought why not choose that evening to celebrate all that is great about beer?

It’s a simple concept… Choose a beer, drink the beer, Tweet/Instagram your beer using #BigBeeryNight and then ‘pay’ for your beer by donating the cost of it to Macmillan.

The Just Giving page that we’ve set up can be found here and we sincerely hope you get involved in this in any way you can.


Revisited 05 – Punk IPA


Our original Punk IPA episode is our most notorious for many reasons. Maybe it was that we suggested Brewdog were from Edinburgh. Maybe it was our lack of appreciation for the marketing at the time. Maybe it was Mark’s Scottish accent. Maybe it was that we just weren’t ready to drink the beer.

For whatever reason, this is a beer that is well overdue a revisit and that needed doing properly. So we packed up our recording gear, headed off to Brewdog Shoreditch, bought a couple of pints of fresh Punk and gave it another go…

It’s Beer O’clock. Revisited.

Click here to listen back to the original review in episode 11

Episode 117 – Tastes Like Beer

Our final summer special comes to you live from Hop Burns & Black (well, recorded there at least).

In our first ever live show in front of a group of beery friends we work our way through three beers – our very own white stout ‘Tastes Like Beer’, Gipsy Hill’s ‘Beatnik’ and Gosnell’s ‘London Mead’.

We were also joined by Charlie from Gipsy Hill, Tom from Gosnell’s and Jen & Glenn from Hop Burns & Black.

Massive thanks to all of those who joined us for the evening and to Jen & Glenn for letting us take over their store and for providing us with some great technical support on the evening.

Normal service resumes on Friday 11 September when we return with season 8.

It’s Beer O’Clock, LIVE!

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