The Beer O'Clock Show

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

Episode 128 – Revelation


We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that moment, and this week we enjoy Dark Star Brewing’s ‘Revelation’ in cans. Plus thanks to the guys at Dark Star we’ve giving you a chance to win a six pack in #BeeryRevelations.

In the news we talk about another craft acquisition, the rainbow project, Irish beers taking over the world and some exciting activities that we’ve been up to this week.

We have an interview and some exciting news from We Can Solutions, a fairly lively #HopTopic and this week’s #prizelessprize goes down to the wire.

It’s Beer O’clock!



Episode 127 – Homebrew Special #6 (The Imperial March)


It’s time for our seasonal trip down homebrew lane as we invite 3 homebrewers from the first 3 homebrew specials

back for a slight variation on a theme. This time round, we told the guys what we wanted and laid down the groundrules… the beers had to be black, had to be impy and had to taste of oranges! So Andy Parker (homebrew special #1), Andrew Hobbs (homebrew special #2) and Ady Goodrich (homebrew special #3) return to share their big impy black orange beers with us.

We also chat about what the impending ‘hop crisis’ will mean for homebrewers and we award a suitably themed big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize

All this plus some exclusive news from Magic Rock Brewing.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Episode 126 – Organic Chocolate Stout


We go all out traditional this week with Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout – a beer that we both tried while on one of the Dragon & Flagon Pub Tours in London.

While Mark has been a little poorly (#manup / #poormark), Steve goes a little crazy and in the news we chat about brewing at home using pods, books and the exciting news of the Manchester Beer Week.

This week’s #HopTopic hits a nerve with many of you, there’s a fairly obvious #prizelessprize and a bonus interview with Magic Rock Brewing and Tap Room.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Episode 125 – Essex Brewery Showcase

This week is something new for us as we focus on a single county in our Essex County Showcase jointly hosted by Justin Mason.

We tackle four beers that have been carefuly selected for us by Justin to highlight where the Essex Brewery scene is right now. Starting with Crouch Vale’s ‘Brewers Gold’ we then move onto Wibbler’s ‘Hop Black’ and Maldon Brewery’s ‘Xylonite’ before tackling the very special Brentwood Brewing Co’s ‘Van Kannor’.

In the news, all you need to know is that Thornbridge’s (KLAXON) ‘Halcyon’ has been voted the best beer in Europe, while the #prizelesspize this week goes to a suitably seasonal holiday themed montage.

Keep up to date with what’s going on in the Essex Brewery scene by following Beer In Essex and also make sure to read Justin’s excellent posts on the beer that is cuurretly available in his home county.

It’s Beer O’clock!

Episode 124 – N7

This week we dive head first back into the big smoke with Hammerton Brewery’s N7 and the author of Total Ales, Matt Curtis.

We have news of our next live event ‘All Black’ to be held at Hop Burns and Black plus we discuss the recent takeover of SAB Miller by ABinBev.

The #prizelessprize goes back overseas and in #HopTopic we ask if pumpkin beers are really any good.

All this plus an interview with Lee Hammerton from, err, Hammerton Brewery!

It’s Beer O’clock!



Revisited 07 – Bengal Lancer


For this revisited we head back to a beer we tackled in one of our early shows, Fuller’s Bengal Lancer IPA.

The first time round we struggled to identify some flavours, how will we get on this time?

It’s Beer O’clock. Revisited.

Click here to listen back to the original review in episode 6

Episode 123 – Snowball (and Indy Man)


This week’s show has loads of great reviews from the UK’s greatest beer gathering, Indy Man. We look back at the convention and talk to Myles Lambert, Paul Grant, Bob Maxfield, Carl Marshall, Roland Glew, Beer Farts and Claudia from Indy Man about the beers and their thoughts on the event.

Plus, we do actually review a beer this week – the chocolate, vanilla & coconut stout ‘snowball’ from The Waen Brewery.

There’s news and as you would expect, an Indy Man themed great big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize

It’s Indy Man O’clock!

Episode 122 – NZ Hopfen Weisse


This week we feature not one, but two beers from the Manchester-based Cloudwater Brew Co. Our feature beer is the NZ Hopfen Weisse from their Autumn range plus we also crack a US Hopfen Weisse from their Summer Range for comparison purposes. If that wasn’t enough Cloudwater for you, there’s also an epic interview with co-founder Paul Jones.

We also discuss exactly what a Hopfen Weisse is, the constant innovation of beer styles and in #HopTopic we ask what the term ‘IPA’ actually means now.

All this plus the usual news and the most epic #prizelessprize we’ll ever award.

It’s Beer O’Clock!

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