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Hopinions 98 “Manchester Revisited”

In our post-Crimbo Crawl episode, we look back at our jaunt around Manchester.

Beers | Big Drop Brew Co collaboration world series ‘Going Swimmingly’ (with Harbour), ‘Jam Session’ (with Fyne), ‘Lil IPL’ (with Salt) and ‘Big River’ (with Fourpure)

 

Black Friday

It’s Black Friday and in what has become an annual tradition, the annual Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is now available.

We were lucky enough to get invited to the preview tasting and Steve had a chat with Goose Island’s Shoreditch Brewpub Head Brewer Andrew Walton about this year’s release.

 

We were invited to the preview launch by Goose Island’s PR company Zeitgeist and got to try the beers for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts.

Hopinions 97 “Desert Island Bar”

We’re back in the studio and looking back at the last couple of months in the Hopinions Multiverse while musing over our Desert Island Bar picks.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘House IPA’, ‘New Old London’ and ‘Quicksand’

Hopinions | Desert Island Bar

 

Many thanks to Chris at Howling Hops for the beers, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | Love Actually

Martin and Steve settle down in front of a cozy fire with a few bottles of beer to enjoy this seasonal romantic comedy…

Salt ‘Just Another Dream’*

Jefferson’s Brewery ‘Across the Miles’**

Three Hills ‘In Pursuit No 2’**

Duvel ‘Triple Hop Citra’***

Left Handed Giant ‘In These Waters’**

Brewdog ‘Beetle Mania’****

Brewdog ‘Radio Zomebie Phone In’****

 

*This was gifted to us by Salt Beer Factory…

**These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale

***This was gifted by the folks at Duvel…

****This was gifted to us by Brewdog as part of 2018’s advent calendar…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or the masterful turn of Rowan Atkinson in this film

Hopinions 96 “Getting Better”

This week we’re joined by guest host Jaega Wise, Head Brewer from Wild Card Brewery (among a raft of other things) to chat inclusivity, supermarkets, the availability of beer and Untappd scandals.

Beers | Wild Card Brewery ‘Apricot & Blackcurrant Smoothie Pale’, ‘Cahsmere IPA’ & ‘Passion Fruit Gose’ and Abbeydale ‘Slam Dunk Da Funk’

Hopinions | Is it about time that clubs, restaurants, concert venues, sports grounds etc upped their beer game?

Links | Statictics! (from James Calder) | International Aliance for Responsible Drinking Report

 

Many thanks to Jaega for her time and for bringing along a couple of Wild Card beers for us to try and to James Calder for the passion fruit gose as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 95 “SIBA”

This week we’re joined by guest host James Calder, CEO of The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)

Beers | The Kernel ‘Biere de Saison Damson’ & ‘Export Stout London 1893’, Blackjack ‘West Coast IPA’, Ashover ‘Victorian Ruby Mild’ and Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’

Hopinions | Is independence in beer important to you?

Links | Craft & Slice Blog | SIBA

 

Many thanks to James for his time and for bringing along the Kernel ‘Biere de Saison’ & the Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’ beers for us to try as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 94 “Premium”

This week we take a trip to the Essex coast and visit Leigh-on-Sea Brewery

Beers | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery ‘Legra’, ‘Brhubarb’, ‘Bohemian Pilsner’, ‘Crowstone’, ‘SS9’ & ‘Barrel Aged SS9’

Hopinions | Can cask beer be ‘premiumised’?

Links | Mark Johnson’s post | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery info

 

Many thanks to Ian for inviting us down to the brewery and for providing the beers for us all evening free, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

 

Crimbo Crawl 2019

We’re coming to Manchester and Crimbo Crawl Eve is now A Thing.

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Hopinions 93 “Half Pint”

This week we enjoy a number of beers and dive into the world of beer pricing.

Beers | Hawkshead Brewery ‘Mosiac Pale’, ‘Route 590’ & ‘Fashionably Late’, North Riding Brewery ‘Amaretto Porter’, Northern Monk/By The River ‘Northern Powerhouse Series 007 Imperial Maple Brown’ and Brewdog ‘Sink The Bismark’

Hopinions | Should half a pint cost half the price of a pint?

Links | Glynn Davis ‘Half Measures’ | Fantasy Pub Crawl | Rhythm & Brews Live

 

Many thanks to Hawkshead, #No1Fan Paul and Brewdog for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Fantasy Pub Crawl

In Hopinions Episode 90, Martin & Steve discussed their Fantasy Pub Crawl, and included feedback given via this Twitter Poll…

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