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Hopinions 74 “Stout, stout, let it all out”

A slightly different show for us this week as we bring you a series of discussions that we had while we were at the Open Gate Brewery in Dublin.

First up, you’ll hear from Erin Peters, founder of Stout Day, followed by a discussion with Eibhlin Colgan from the Guinness Archives before a final conversation with Padraig Fox, Manager of the Open Gate Brewery and Jens van Stee, Brewmaster at Brouwerij Emelisse from the Netherlands.

Hopinions | Is the mobile phone an unwelcome distraction with modern day drinking culture?

Beers | Open Gate Brewery ‘Citra IPA’, Guinness & Brouwerij Timmermans ‘Lambic & Stout’, Brouwerij Emelisse ‘Barrel Finished #1’ & ‘Barrel Finished #2’

 

Our entire trip to Dublin was paid for by Diageo/Guinness/The Open Gate Brewery for which we are incredibly grateful for but this didn’t influence the content within this podcast or our thoughts on the beers discussed. The beers from Brouwerij Emelisse were also provided for free by Jens and once again did not influence our thoughts on these beers.

 

 

Hopinions 73 “Temperature”

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This week we’re focusing on a question from one of our listeners about whether revered and rare beers live up to their hype. Thanks to Roland Glew for suggesting this topic.

Beers | Jester King ‘Enigmatic Taxa’, JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale (2015)’, Thornbridge ‘Days of Creation’, Brewdog ‘Hinterland (EFP BA version)’, Fuller’s ‘Brewers Reserve No 5’ and Old Chimneys ‘Good King Henry Special Reserve (2013)’

Hopinions | Do you care about the temperature of your beer?

 

 

Hopinions 72 “Drink Local”

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This week we’re back to drinking more traditional beers as we work our way through a selection of Cheshire Brewhouse beers that have been kindly sent to us by Shane Swindells.

Beers | Cheshire Brewhouse Single Hop Pale Ales ‘Lemondrop’, ‘El Dorado’ and ‘Cascade’, ‘The Future Will Be Televised” and ‘Bugtown Brown’

Hopinions | Which term do you think is more alienating to the casual drinker?

Links | Beernomicon ‘L’

Offer | Grab your own box of Cheshire Brewhouse beers to drink along with the show here and use the code DRINKLOCAL5 for a 5% discount

 

Many thanks to Shane from Cheshire Brewhouse for sending us his beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 71 “Sour Face”

This week, Martin makes Steve confront his nemesis as he takes him on a journey through sour beers.

Beers | Garden Brewery ‘Sour’, One Mile End ‘Morello Cherry Gose’, Mort Subite ‘Gueuze Lambic’ & ‘Oude Gueuze Lambic’, The Kernel ‘London Sour Damson’, Fierce Beer ‘Tangerine Tart’ and Elgood’s ‘Coolship’

Hopinions | Which term do you think is more alienating to the casual drinker?

Crimbo Crawl 18 | All the details can be found here

Links | Sheff Hopcast Half Pint Ep 3 | Don’t Call It A Shortcut

 

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Hopinions 70 “Marmite”

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We’re back from our summer break and celebrating our 2nd birthday as we tuck into a numbers of beers that we’ve been gifted over the summer.

Beers | Northern Monk ‘Don’t Mess With Yorkshire IPA’, Sixpoint ‘Alpenflo’, Budvar ‘Dark Lager’, Wild Beer ‘Sleeping Limes’, Saltaire Brewing ‘Polairty’, Manual Brew Co ‘Tickets, Please’ and Sixpoint ‘Righteous Ale’

Hopinions | A guest hopinions this week from Myles Lambert – What’s your marmite beer?

 

Many thanks to James @gammonbaron, Heathwick UK, Budvar, Wild Beer, Saltaire and Manual Brew Co for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | Highlander

There can be only one. Or in our case a few. We’re into classic 80’s cult viewing this time as we travel through the ages with Highlander, working our way through a series of beers from the Highlands(ish).

Fallen Brewing ‘Local Motive’ & ‘Platform C’*

Innis & Gunn ‘Mangoes on the run’ & ‘Kindred Spirit’*

Brewdog ‘Mr President’

Tennent’s ‘Super’

Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky*

(Despite being pictured we sadly didn’t get round to drinking the Harviestoun)

 

*These were sent to us by Fallen Brewing and Innis & Gunn but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them or on just how much Highlander hasn’t aged well.

Image courtesy of @Clayfiish

 

Hopinions 69 “Live from Peakender”

In our first live outing for Hopinions, we’re live from Peakender and joined on stage by Thornbridge CEO Simon Webster, COO Simon Walkden & Head Brewer Rob Lovatt

Beer | Thornbridge ‘Jaipur’

Hopinions |  Was the creation of Jaipur the defining moment in craft beer in the UK?

Listen | Check out the Sheffield Hopcast’s Peakender Special

Hopinions 68 “Liquid Bread”

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This week we’re diving into the world of Trappist beers as we take a look at some of the world’s most revered Trappist beers and the newest addition to a very exclusive club.

Beers | Mount Saint Bernard ‘Tynt Meadow’, Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval ‘Orval’, Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle ‘Dubbel’, Brouwerij Westvleteren ’12’ and Sint Bernardus Brouwerij ‘Abt 12’

Hopinions | Glassware – how important is it to get it right?

Links | Craft Beer Cares ticket link

Interview | Many thanks to Dani for recording her chat with Father Erik from Mount Saint Bernard

Hopinions 67 “Alcohol Free Revisited”

This week we present a show that Martin threatened he would leave if we ever did again as we revisit alcohol free beers.

Beers | Pistonhead ‘Flat Tyre 0.5%’, Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5%’ and Thornbridge ‘Big Easy’

Hopinions | Are alcohol free beers getting better?Is it ok for pubs/bars restrict the measures that you can buy beer in?

Links | An Easy Gluten Free Life | Hopinions 02 “Alcohol Free”

 

Many thanks to Fergus from Adnams and Simon from Thornbridge for sending us their beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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