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

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Hopinions 92 “Three Deep”

Hopinions is 3 years old and we’re celebrating with a selection of beers that you can buy as part of your weekly shop!

Beers | Brewdog ‘Funk x Punk’, North Brewing Co ‘Lost Cosmonauts’, Brewdog/Cloudwater ‘NEIPA’, Vocation/Magic Rock ‘Hang Loose’, Lost & Grounded/Brooklyn Brewery ‘Face In The Crowd’ and Wild Card ‘Raspberry Chocolate Donut Stout’

Hopinions | Micro pubs?

Links |  Beers Without Frontiers Peakender Podvention

 

Hopinions 91 “Fruits Of Your Labour”

We’re back from our summer break and diving straight back into more of the great beers that we’ve got from Brew York.

Apologies for the restless dog in the background during the early part of the show!

Beers | Brew York ‘Time Travelling Taxi’, ‘Rhubarbara Striesand’, ‘Hey Mango’, ‘Goose Willis’ and ‘Stay True’

Hopinions | Is it time to stop putting fruit in canned beer?

Interview | The Ale Lady returns to Mount Saint Bernard Abbey a year on from the release of Tynt Meadow to have another conversation with Father Erik

Links | Rhythm & Brews Live Podcast | Craft & Slice Fantasy Pub Crawl

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | The Lost Boys

Here’s a show that we’ve been threatening to do since we first started the Hopinions on Films spin off series. So sit back, get your sunglasses and best 80’s brooding look on as we enter Santa Carla…

Omnipollo ‘Arzachel’*

The Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Galaxy Enigma Vic Secret’*

Uncruliar Brews ‘Rhubabbey’**

Box Social Brewing ‘Campfire Porter’***

Thornbridge ‘Necessary Evil’****

 

*These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale, visit their website and claim 10% off any order over £25 before 31 August by using the code Beer O’clock

**This was gifted to us by listener and Hopinions Official Numbercruncher Sean O’Reilly

***This was given to us by Box Social when Steve visited the brewery a while back…

****This was gifted to us by the folks at Thornbridge…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or The Lost Boys being an absolute cult classic

Hopinions 90 “Fantasy Pub Crawl”

This week we head out on a world-wide fantasy pub crawl, exploring places that we’d really like to enjoy a pint or two at.

Beers | Brew York ‘Kaijuice’, ‘Cereal Killa’, ‘Barghest’, ‘Imperial Tonkoko’, ‘Medjuicia’ and ‘Mocha Man Randy Savage’

Hopinions | Can you name your top 3 pubs/bars/taprooms that would be in your fantasy pub crawl?

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 89 “Size Matters”

This week we’re getting stuck in to some amazing beers that were sent to us by listener of the show Will Watkins. We also discuss if size matters and talk about the latest acquisitions by Beer Hawk / ZX Ventures / ABIn Bev.

Beers |  Amundsen Bryggeri ‘ Dessert In A Can – Pecan & Maple Pie’, Other Half Brewing ‘DDH All Green Everything’, Brouwerij Bosteels ‘Limited Release 2018 Single Batch BBB01’, Dogfish Head ‘120 Minute IPA’ and Wicked Weed Brewing ‘Barrel Aged El Paraiso’

Hopinions | Preferred size of pre-packaged beer

Beer Hawk | Glynn Davis Beer Insider | Matt Curtis | Euroboozer |

Links | More about Kveik |

Hopinions 88 “Is That Yours?”

This week we’re joined by Andrew & Luke from Rhythm & Brews podcast to talk about Liverpool, trends in beer and stealing glasses.

Beers | Northern Monk ‘Striding Edge’, Griffin Claw Brewing ‘Downtown Bourbon Brown’, Cloudwater ‘West Coast Pale’, Wild Beer ‘Huis V.2’ and Mad Hatter ‘Feed Your Head’

Hopinions | Have you ever taken/stolen glassware from a pub and why?

Rhythm & Brews | Podcast | Twitter | Live event | Trends of 2019

 

Many thanks to Beer Merchants Tap for hosting the podcast this week

Hopinions 87 “Smokin”

We’re joined by smoked beer fan, blogger and all round nice guy Mark Johnson for this weeks show as we explore what smoked beers can offer.

Beers | Torrside ‘Sto Lat’, ‘Rauchwine’ & ‘Dogs of War: Battalion Bull Terrier (2019.1)’, Runaway Brewery ‘Smoked Porter’, Cloudwater/Against The Grain ‘#www.oooooo.ddd’, Marble ‘Imperial Smoked Grodziskie’ and Elusive Brewing/Emperor’s Brewing ‘Obi Wan Shinobi’

Hopinions | What would you say is the most important ingredient in beer when it comes to the personal taste preferences you look for? | What’s your preference? | Smoked beers…

Links | Mark’s post about Jarl “At Journey’s End” | Torrside Smokefest |

Find Mark Johnson’s blog, ‘Beer Compurgation’ here and make sure to give him a follow on Twitter

Hopinions 86 “Marble Brewery”

This week we’re at 57 Thomas Street in Manchester and we’re joined by Marble Brewery Director Jan Rogers and Head Brewer Joe Ince to talk about the development of the brewery and the importance of cask beer.

Hopinions | Is cask ale really in danger of dying or has it been saved by modern interpretation?

Beers | There were many of Marble’s beers consumed

 

Many thanks to Joe for giving up his time to show us around the new brewery in Salford, take us to the Marble Arch for a pint and walk with us to 57 Thomas Street. Thanks also to Jan for giving up her time to chat to us for the podcast. Marble Brewery fed us and gave us beer all day for free but this didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Marble Brewery and the folk that work there are.

Hopinions 85 “Art”

This week, we’re joined by Beavertown’s Creative Director Nick Dwyer to talk all things art and beer.

Beer | Beavertown ‘Gamma Ray’, ‘Bloody ‘Ell’, ‘Brett Pils’ and ‘Heavy Lord’, Left Handed Giant/Duration ‘Minority Stake’, Northern Monk ‘Patrons 1.01’, Magic Rock/Bagby ‘Californishire’ and Wander Beyond ‘Nautiloid’

Hopinions | Does artwork influence your purchasing / rating of beer?

Belgium | Poechenellekelder | Oldest Pub in Bruges – Vlissinghe

Tate | Events can be found here

 

Many thanks to Nick for giving up his time record with us, the Beavertown beers we had on this show were free but this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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