It’s the end of Season 4, and with great sorrow… we open what can only be described as a very special beer indeed. This week we tuck into Old Chimneys ‘Good King Henry Special Reserve 2011′, the highest rated beer on RateBeer.com and one that makes many a beer geek sweat.

In the news is Britain Beer Day, Thornbridge’s Summer Tour and Brewdog’s latest bar (of course!). There’s also the final Instagram #PrizelessPrize of the season and an immense season-end roundup with clips from our trip to the Great British Beer Festival!

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This week is every craft wanker’s dream beer (apparently), Orval.

Joining us is the BEER OVERLORD from The Swan pub in Stratford St Mary (in Essex/Suffolky way), who gives us some insight into the beer and joins us for plenty more beery chatter.

Plus, Steve delivers the most self-indulgent news section ever including an interview with organisers of the Witham Beer Festival.

All this plus the Instgram of the week and news about season 5.

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A return to days of olde, with a supermarket staple this week – Shepherd Neame’s Bishops Finger.

We’re joined by beer blogger and all-round good bloke, Glenn Johnson.

We look forward to the GBBF and Steve champions the cause of his local beer festival. Plus we chat to Ian from 11pm Somewhere podcast about the forthcoming Lock In supported by Thornbridge.

No #PrizelessPrize this week due to holidays but keep the entries coming on Instagram with #CheersGuys .

Also, the usual beery news and chatter – it’s beer o’clock!

Fancy beer time! This week it’s Brew By Number’s 01/01 Saison Citra, and to discuss the style is someone who loves it – our old friend, Emma from Crema Brewery.

In the news there’s more from (yawn) Brewdog and we look forward to London Beer City with an interview with creator and coordinator Will Hawkes.

The #PrizelessPrize is taken to a new level by this weeks winner, all this and our usual beer news and chatter – it’s beer o’clock!

It’s the Beer O’Clock Show’s second birthday, and what a beer to celebrate with – Harvistoun’s Orach Slie. See what the lads think of a beer they’ve been holding on to for months just for this show.

Also, birthday messages akimbo, the release of the GBBF beer list and the #PrizlessPrize Instagram of the week!

Thanks to everyone for their support over the last two years – here’s to a couple more, eh?

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This week we’re lucky to not only have 5 – FIVEBeavertown Brewery beers to try (in cans, no less!), we were also joined by #SomeRandomBlokeOffTwitter and esteemed beer blogger, Justin Mason.

Also, an interview with Beavertown founder and brewer Logan Plant and Justin talks about his new project Beer East Anglia.

Plus a look back at the recent Ales By Mail US tasting event and in the news Seven Bro7hers, Mark’s new Twitter feed and more on the London Beer City schedule.

Instagram of the week is a real battle this week, and don’t forget you can enter yours using #CheersGuys

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This is a little bit cheeky. The Beer O’Clock Show were approached by Natural Brewing to ask if we wanted to be part of a Twitter tasting of their latest beer. Always happy to accommodate this sort of request, I said ‘yes’ only to be told that the tasting would be on a Monday evening. Regular followers will know why this is a problem. Therefore, in a beer sleight of hand, I’ve already drunk and reviewed the beer and am now posting this blog and the appropriate Twitter-time.

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PrintIn anticipation of the arrival of new stock, our friends at Ales By Mail held a tasting event at their Craft Beer Shop to preview some of the beers that are incoming from new suppliers in the US. Chatting to the owner Paul before the serious drinking started he explained that “we have someone working on our behalf in California who, over the last few months has sourced some amazing US beers and arranged for their export into the UK for the first time”.

Refrigerated from brewery collection then from warehousing to container and then into the UK, this beer is FRESH. It arrived by road the day before being offered to the awaiting thirsty punters as a preview of things to come when the full shipment is launched in September.

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This week we’re joined by David Patterson from Hogs Back Brewery to sample their two lagers: Hogstar Craft Lager and their Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager. No, seriously!

What do the lads think? Listen and find out.

There’s also a chance to win a mixed crate of the beers, just answer the question posed in the show before 6pm on 25 July.

All this and the usual beery chatter and news featuring London Beer City and Craft Beer Calling. Plus the ‘prizeless prize’ Instagram of the Week! It’s Beer O’Clock!