The Beer O'Clock Show

Hopinions 12 “Beer of the Year”

file_000-2This week is all about the trilogy! We start off our Golden Pints by looking back at our beers of 2016.

Beer | Northern Monk Trilogy ‘Yeast’ (with Cigar City Brewing), ‘Hops’ (with Epic Brewing) and ‘Malt’ (with De Molen)

Hopinions | Can you name your beer of 2016?

Prizeless Prize | Congrats to first time winner Andrew Henderson

Podcast | Check out the Beernomicon episode with Northern Monk for more insight on the trilogy series

Blog | Another cracker from Pete McKerry

Flavour of the Month 09 – Stille Nacht

file_000-1Our latest Flavour of the Month with Little Leeds Beer house is a Christmas Special!

Steve is joined by Hopinions host Martin as we try ‘Stille Nacht’ from De Dolle Brouwers. Not just one bottle, but we’re lucky enough to try the 2016 and 2015 versions.

We’d be keen to hear your thoughts and what beer’s you’ll be drinking this Christmas.

Merry Christmas folks!

 

This show is supported by Richard & Bryony from the Little Leeds Beer House. They’re great folk and they give us this beer for free, but that doesn’t affect our opinions the shop or the beer. If you’re ever in Leeds make sure to pop in, say hi and enjoy a beer in the wonderful surroundings of the Corn Exchange. Extended Christmas opening hours from 1 December – Wednesday until 8pm, Thursday until 9pm & Friday until 8pm.

LLBH

 

Irish Beer Report 02 – Rascals

file_000-1In the latest Irish Beer Report we feature  a couple of beers from Rascals Brewing Co from Dublin.

| Wunderbar IPA

| 8:01 Mint Choc Stout

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folk at Ireland Craft Beers but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the beers that we featured.

 

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Hopinions 11 “Craft”

file_000In an episode that closes our current story arc, we discuss whether there really needs to be a definition for craft beer in the UK.

Beers | Nobby’s Brewery Best Bitter & American Pale Ale

Hopinions | Does craft beer really need a definition?

Blogs | Mark Johnson, Pete McKerry and Sarah Finney

Link | Relief from Alcohol Products Tax for beer produced in qualifying microbreweries

Prizeless Prize | Sparkrite is back on form to claim his second big box of nothing in recent weeks

Interview | We chat to Spencer & Richard from Hofmeister

Hopinions 10 “Rites of Passage”

image1-2This week we’re talking about the Rites of Passage through beer. What does you journey look like and is it important?

Beers | Fullers ‘Black Cab Stout’, Bob & Sarah Maxfield’s homebrewed DIPA & Liberty Brewing Co ‘Knife Party IPA’

Hopinions | If you go back to the start of your beer journey knowing all that you know now, would your journey be different?

Blogs | Mark Johnson, Pete McKerry and Matt Curtis

Prizeless Prize | Some people will literally go to the ends of the earth to win this thing. Congrats Clayton Chisholm for this stunning pic.

Next week | Do we need a definition for craft beer & beers from Nobby’s Brewery

 

The Maxfields gave us their hombrew DIPA and it was amazing. The fact it was given to us didn’t change our opinion on just how good it was.

Hopinions 09 “Goose Island” (Part II)

file_001In the second part of our Goose Island special, we continue to chat with Josh & Jonny about some of their special releases.

Beer | Halia & Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)

Hopinions | Does big beer ownership impact on your buying decisions & Is selling up the same as selling out?

Blog | The Moral High Ground: Shades of grey by Justin Mason, Opinions on Hopinions by Ruth Mitchell, Chasing The Goose by Matt Chinnery, So Here We Are by Rachel Smith and Back to the Future by Peter McKerry

 

Many thanks to Thom for making these shows happen. We worked with Goose Island to produce these podcasts and the beers that we had were given to us for free. We don’t believe that this has influenced our thoughts on the beers or questions for Goose Island.

Hopinions 08 “Goose Island” (Part I)

file_000In the first part of 2 very special episodes, we sit down with Josh & Jonny from Goose Island to discuss beer, ownership and history.

Beer | Goose Island 312, IPA & Brewery Yard

Hopinions | Is big beer ownership of smaller brands a good thing for the industry?

Blog | The Moral High Ground: Shades of grey by Justin Mason

 

Many thanks to Thom for making these shows happen. We worked with Goose Island to produce these podcasts and the beers that we had were given to us for free. We don’t believe that this has influenced our thoughts on the beers or questions for Goose Island.

Hopinions 07 “Cask Beer”

ahThis week we take Hopinions into the field as we’re in the store room at The Alehouse in Chelmsford, chatting to the former landlord Alex about cask beer.

Hopinions | Tell us your thoughts on cask beer using #Hopinions on Twitter

Prizeless Prize | Back in the game, Sparkyrite returns to claim the big box of nothing

Hopinions 06 “Follow the Bear”

urqThis week we chat about old beers coming back, branding and when re-branding is done well.

Beers | Adnams ‘Dry Hopped Lager’ and Pilsner Urquell

Hopinions | Hofmeister is back as ‘craft’. Are you going to try it and what other beers would you like to see make a comeback?

Blogs | Mark Johnson, Yes! Ale Blog and James Beeson

Prizeless Prize | Another first time winner as Million Bevs takes home the big box of nothing

Next week | Keep an eye out for 3 polls next week as part of a very special show that we’re planning…

Big Beery Night 2016

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What started off as a brief exchange last year with Phil Hardy ended up becoming the ‘Big Beery Night’ and in the process raised £3128.82 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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