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Hopinions 49 “Looking Back”

A slightly different show this week as we take a look back at the last few weeks of beery adventures that we’ve had. We also round up a few polls and really get stuck into our listener comments.

Beers | Ampersand ‘Umlat’, ‘Cocow’, ‘Farmhand’ & ‘Hopwell’ and Grain ‘Slate’ & ‘Lignum Vitae’

Hopinions | Collaborations, Pumpkin Beers & If a brewery or beer has won awards are you more likely to buy their beers?

 

Many thanks the folks from Ampersand and Grain for sending over a selection of beers for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

 

Hopinions 48 “Crowd Funding”

This week we’re joined by Jonny from Cave Direct to talk us through a beginners guide to loving Belgian beer. We also chat about crowd funding in the modern beer scene and Cantillon’s recent announcement.

Beers | Elusive Brewing ‘Plan B’, Brasserie de la Senne ‘Taras Boulba’, Unity Brewing ‘Coalescence Saison’, Brasserie Dupont ‘Saison Dupont’, Brew By Numbers ’14|04′, Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle ‘Westmalle Trappist Tripel’, Lost & Grounded ‘No Rest For Dancers’, De Halve Maan ‘Brugse Zot Dubbel’ & Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers ‘Arabier’

Hopinions | Crowdfunding in beer?

Links | Pete McKerry’s view on crowd funding | The Beer Podcast Ep 04 | Invest in Beer Merchants here

Drink Along | Thanks to Beer Merchants for giving us the beer for this weeks show, which you can buy from their site here to drink along with us. Use ‘BOS2017’ for an extra 10% off at checkout.

 

We’re really grateful to Brewdog Shoreditch for helping us out with the space for recording this weeks show. Next time you’re in the area, make sure to pop in for a beer.

Hopinions 47 “Midlands Special (Part II)”

In the second half of the Midlands Special, we continue chatting to the folks behind the Midlands Beer Blog.

Beers | Twisted Barrel ‘Wake Up Juicy’, Fixed Wheel ‘Big Mig’ & Fownes ‘King Korvak’s Saga’

Hopinions | What makes a place a great beery destination?

Links | Part I of the Midlands Special | Midlands Beer Blog

 

Many thanks to the Midlands Beer Blog for arranging the venue for this podcast and to all of the breweries involved who gave their beers for free. As always this didn’t impact on our views of the beers we tried.

Burning Soul

We sat down with Rich from Burning Soul to talk about winning the Thirsty Games at Indy Man, starting a new brewery and the beer scene in the Midlands.

The Wolf

We sit down with Josh from The Wolf in Birmingham and guest co-host Carl Marshall to chat about tap handles, tap takeovers and the beer scene in the Midlands.

 

Hopinions 46 “Midlands Special (Part I)”

Image courtesy of @gingerdaniels13

In the first half of our Midlands Special, we’re talking to the folks behind the Midlands Beer Blog and Carl from Twisted Barrel about Carl’s poll/post asking if the Midlands has been overlooked.

Beers | Twisted Barrel ‘Lokai’, Glasshouse ‘Me Julie’ & Green Duck ‘Ricochet’

Hopinions | (Courtesy of Carl Marshall) Do you think the beer scene in the West Midlands is overlooked?

Links | Carl’s blog following the above poll | Midlands Beer Blog

 

Many thanks to the Midlands Beer Blog for arranging the venue for this podcast and to all of the breweries involved who gave their beers for free. As always this didn’t impact on our views of the beers we tried.

Beavertown

Image courtesy of @Clayfiish

Beavertown were recently invited to Stone Berlin to help them celebrate ‘Cantoberfest’ – a celebration of the perfect packaging for beer. Randomly, this was on the same day that Steve visited the brewery…

Never one to miss an opportunity, Steve grabbed a beer with Logan Plant – 3 years on since we last spoke to him – to discuss Beavertown’s expansion, the recent Extravaganza and what’s next.

Hopinions 45 “Branding”

This week we chat about whether the death knell has been rung for pumpkin beers in the UK market and branding.

Beers | Vocation ‘Yakima Pilsner’, ‘Smash & Grab’ and collab with Chorlton ‘Sour Smash’

Hopinions | Branding. Is it important?

Links | Beavertown to stop producing Stingy Jack

 

Many thanks to Ant from Vocation for sending over a selection of cans for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

Hopinions 44 “Sparklers”

This week we’re at the Victoria Inn in Colchester and we’re joined by Andy & Richard from the pub to talk about the divisive device, the sparkler.

Beer | Great Heck ‘Trafalgar’ & Colchester Brewery ‘Ambassador’

Hopinions | Sparklers

Links | The Cask Report

 

Many thanks to Andy, Sheena & Richard from the Victoria Inn for hosting the podcast and providing the beers that we enjoyed while recording for free. This didn’t impact on our thoughts on the friendly atmosphere and great beers on offer at the pub. If you’ve any questions for Andy, take up his offer in the show and email him at victoria.inn10@gmail.com 

(L-R) Creamer / Sparkler / None

Hopinions 43 “Blinding”

Image courtesy of Ghost Whale

In the second part of a unique crossover collab with the Craft Beer Channel, we’re at Ghost Whale in Brixton talking about hazy IPAs, following the blind tasting we did on the channel.

Beers | Lervig ‘Tasty Juice’, Redchurch ‘Great Eastern India Pale Ale’ & Almasty ‘West Coast IPA’

Hopinions | Our summer styles series – lagers, IPA, dark beers & sour beers

Part I | Of the collab on the Craft Beer Channel can be viewed below

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