Beer O'Clock Show

Month: October 2016

Hopinions 07 “Cask Beer”

ahThis week we take Hopinions into the field as we’re in the store room at The Alehouse in Chelmsford, chatting to the former landlord Alex about cask beer.

Hopinions | Tell us your thoughts on cask beer using #Hopinions on Twitter

Prizeless Prize | Back in the game, Sparkyrite returns to claim the big box of nothing

Hopinions 06 “Follow the Bear”

urqThis week we chat about old beers coming back, branding and when re-branding is done well.

Beers | Adnams ‘Dry Hopped Lager’ and Pilsner Urquell

Hopinions | Hofmeister is back as ‘craft’. Are you going to try it and what other beers would you like to see make a comeback?

Blogs | Mark Johnson, Yes! Ale Blog and James Beeson

Prizeless Prize | Another first time winner as Million Bevs takes home the big box of nothing

Next week | Keep an eye out for 3 polls next week as part of a very special show that we’re planning…

Big Beery Night 2016


What started off as a brief exchange last year with Phil Hardy ended up becoming the ‘Big Beery Night’ and in the process raised £3128.82 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Flavour of the Month 08 – Double Heathen

double-heathenThis month’s hottest new release is ‘Double Heathen’ from Northern Monk Brew Co.

‘Double Heathen’ follows hot on the heels of the popular ‘Heathen’ and ‘Heathen Mango Lassi’ that NMBC have released this year.

Will this 10% double IPA be too much for Mark to handle?


This show is supported by Richard & Bryony from the Little Leeds Beer House. They’re great folk and they give us this beer for free, but that doesn’t affect our opinions the shop or the beer. If you’re ever in Leeds make sure to pop in, say hi and enjoy a beer in the wonderful surroundings of the Corn Exchange.




Hopinions 05 “Indy Man”

file_000This week it’s all about the Independent Manchester Beer Convention, or Indy Man as it’s know to most of us.

Beers | Brewdog ‘Born To Die 04.11.16’

Hopinions | How was your Indy Man?

Prizeless Prize | Congrats to first time winner Mrs Beer Snob #McKerryBomb

Interview | Steve chats to Jonny Heyes from Indy Man about the event

Hopinions 04 “Are You Being Served?”

file_000This week we’re chatting about supermarkets and the role that they are playing in (craft) beer.

Beers | Odyessy Brew Co ‘Ego Wars No 2’ and ‘Double Zombie Blood’

Hopinions | With the advent of craft beer sections in supermarkets are new drinkers being duped by cheap/macro impersonators?

Blogs | A Female View, The Telegraph & Seeing The Lizards

Prizeless Prize | Congrats to Hopzine Rob on claiming his first ever great big box of nothing

Interview | Martin talks to Duncan Sambrook about the development and role that Sambrook’s have played on the brewing scene in London


You can check out Steve’s appearance on the Irish Beer Snob’s ‘BeeryChats’ here and also a blog about the visit to Sambrook’s from last week’s guest Matt Chinnery

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