The Beer O'Clock Show

Episode 134 – Viven Imperial

FullSizeRenderWe’re back for another season of beer fueled fun! Season 9 is here and we’re finally taking on the Belgians with thanks to Beautiful Beers in Bury St Edmunds.

First up is Brouwerij van Viven’s ‘Imperial IPA’…

Also on this week’s show, there’s a recap of the biggest news stories from the last month, the #prizelessprize returns and we talk about the most important thing about bar choice in #HopTopic.

It’s Beer o’clock!

Flavour of the Month 01 – Applelation

FullSizeRenderWelcome to ‘Flavour of the Month’ supported by the fantastic Little Leeds Beer House.

Each month we’ll be taking the latest and most discussed beery release and putting it under the Beer O’clock microscope.

For January 2016, we’re looking at Beavertown’s bramley apple saison ‘Applelation’.

It’s flavour of the month!

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Episode 133 – All Black

IMG_5575In our first ever Winter Special, we’re broadcasting live from Hop Burns & Black again, and this time it’s all about New Zealand.

We feature and taste 5 beers with a live audience and we chat to Todd from the NZ Collective and Stu from the Yeastie Boys.

On the menu for tonight’s special was ‘Pot Kettle Black’ & ‘PBK Remix 2015 Dark Matta’ from the Yeastie Boys, ‘Oyster Stout’ from Three Boys, ‘Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA’ from Renaissance and the indulgent ‘iStout’ from 8 Wired.

In our live #hoptopic we decide once and for all which city is the best beery city in the UK.

Massive thanks to the guys at Hop Burns & Black for hosting us again to Todd & Stu for giving up their time and to the live audience who we’re pretty sure half of them had no idea what was going on!

It’s Beer O’clock!

 

Image courtesy of Hop Burns & Black

Beer Nation 2015

Beer NationBeer Nation brings together the UK beer podcasting community for a collaboration broadcast and takes a look at the state of the beer nation in 2015.

Hosted by our very own Mark and Sophie from The Beertalkers, we also welcome to the table Roland from Steve & Roland’s Beer Podcast, Daniel from the Original Gravity podcast, Sam from The Beertalkers and Steve from the Beer O’clock Show.

In this special show we look back at the highs and lows of the beer nation over the past 12 months and discuss our favourite beers, breweries and events.

For good measure, we also manage to squeeze in a cheeky little review of Magic Rock’s ‘Salty Kiss’.

It’s Beer (Nation) O’clock!

Episode 132 – Vintage Ale 2014

IMG_5277It’s the end of another season and we say goodbye with a beer that’s becoming our staple end of year finisher, the Fuller’s Vintage Ale (2014 edition).

We take a look back over what has been our biggest season ever and chat about our highlights of the season. We also talk Golden Pints for which we’re very grateful to all of you who have nominated us in your posts.

The last of the coveted 2015 big boxes of nothing is awarded not once but twice in the #prizelessprize and we take a look forward to season 9.

As always, a massive thank you to all of the breweries who have supported us this season, all of the guests (both live and interviewed) and to you all, the listeners for sticking with us.

It’s  Beer O’clock!

Bonus content: for all you #prizelessprize fans check out the end of year montage of all of this year’s winners here

Golden Pints 2015

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It’s that time of year again. It’s always nice to have a think back over your beery year and to highlight those beers and moments that have made the year memorable. So here goes with my Golden Pints for 2015 and here’s looking forward to another great year in 2016!

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Episode 131 – Two Hundred Fathoms

IMG_5279This week we welcome Mr & Mrs Beer Snob, Wayne & Janice Dunne back to the Beer O’clock studios to review Galway Bay’s barrel aged imperial stout ‘Two Hundred Fathoms’.

We catch up on all the news, give away another first time #prizelessprize and there’s a bonus interview with Caroline Hennessy, author of the Irish craft beer and food book, Sláinte.

If that wasn’t enough, Mark also gets a bit ranty in #hoptopic.

It’s Beer O’Clock!

 

‘Sláinte’ can be purchased for worldwide delivery here and Caroline’s website can be found here

Episode 130 – Sourdough

IMG_5276This week we feature Wild Beer’s ‘Sourdough’ with guest reviewer Ben McCormick. Ben will be know to many on Twitter as the originator of the beer advent calendar, and this beer features part of his calendar for this year. We also chat to Ben about the rise in popularity of the ‘beer advent calendar’ and this sparks a discussion as part of this week’s #hoptopic.

We give away another great big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize and there’s a fascinating interview with hop farmer Ali Capper from Stocks Farm.

It’s Beer O’clock!

 

Episode 129 – Yellow Belly

image1 (3)This week we welcome Buxton Brewery head brewer Colin Stronge to the show talk to us about all things Buxton including the Yellow Belly imperial stout with us.

No news this week, just wall-to-wall chat with Colin, plus listener questions, the #prizelessprize and another Twitter-engaging #hoptopic.

All this plus an interview with beer writer and secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Adrian-Tierney Jones.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Revisited 08 – Sierra Nevada Double

 

To finish our Revisited series, we go back to the first American beer we ever tasted and the one which we feel gave us our ‘beery revelation’, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

If that wasn’t enough, we also take on the pale’s bigger and badder brother, Torpedo IPA to see this series off in style.

It’s Beer O’clock. Revisited.

Click here to listen back to the original review of the Pale Ale in episode 18

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