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Hopinions 162 “Cask Is Queen”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Katie, owner and head brewer at Nomadic Beers in Leeds to talk about surviving a pandemic, serving the local communtiy and using freshly picked hops in beers

Beers | Nomadic Beers ‘GeeGee’ & ‘Dukka’

Hopinions | Should the U.K. celebrate it’s fresh hop harvest beer heritage more than it does?

Nomadic Beers | Use the code ‘BeerOClock’ for 15% off your order from Nomadic Beers

Listener Survey | Please take a moment to give us your feedback here

Links | Matt Curtis tweet

 

Many thanks to Katie for giving us a discount on the ‘tap room in a box’ for the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beers we tried.

 

 

Hopinions 161 “Alcohol Three”

This week Martin & Steve are diving into the world of alcohol free beers, for the third time…

Beers | Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing ‘Lager Day Saints’, Athletic Brewing Co ‘Upside Dawn’ & ‘Run Wild’

Hopinions | Should drinking a beer ever be “a struggle”?

#50Beers50Years | Follow Steve’s journey and what the Sorting Tankard has in store here

 

Many thanks to the folks at Athletic Brewing Co and Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 160 “Seasonality”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Jonny Garrett to talk about seasonal drinking and his new book ‘A Year In Beer’

Beers | The Kernel ‘Belgian Pale Ale Goldings’, ‘IPA Citra Colombus’, ‘Brown Ale Amarillo’ and ‘Imperial Brown Stout London 1856’

HopinionsDo you find you change what you drink according to the season?

Links | Order ‘A Year In Beer’ here | Craft Beer Channel | Good Beer Hunting | The Bubble podcast

Hopinions 159 “Five Alive”

This week Martin & Steve are celebrating five years of podcasting together with the Hopinions 5th Birthday special

We look back at some recent beery adventures, talk about our top five moments from the last five years and also reveal all the details about our Brew York & Elusive collaboration beer

Beers | Brew York ‘Big Eagle’, ‘BA Cherry Tonkoko’, ‘BA Mocha Man Randy Savage’, ‘BA Chocwerk Orange’ & ‘BA John Biscotti, The King of Brew York’

Hopinions | Airport beers… any time is a good time?

 

Many thanks to Lee & Wayne from Brew York for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 158 “The Rebirth of Allsopp’s”

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by Jamie Allsopp and Pete Brown to talk about the process of bringing back a long lost brand and creating beers to match

Allsopp’s | beers can be ordered from their website here or from Best of British Beer here | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Pete Brown | Website | Books

 

Many thanks to Allsopp’s for sending us the beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 157 “The Surrender Principal”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen O’Kane to discuss endangered animals and outdated laws

Beers | Fauna Brewing ‘Pango Table Beer’, ‘Cheetah Lager’ & ‘Wild Dog IPA’

Hopinions | If you were interested in opening a pub, what would be the most likely thing to stop you from doing so?

Links | Follow Stephen here | Guide to Northern Ireland breweries | North Coast Bottle Share | Lacada Brewery

 

Many thanks to the folks at Fauna Brewery and to Alex at Right Hand PR for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 156 “How You Feeling?”

This week Martin & Steve check in on the listeners and try some of the Origins range from Fyne Ales

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Home 2019’, ‘Nàdar Celeia’, ‘Nàdar Jester’ & ‘Nàdar Rhubarb’

Hopinions | Pubs open, festivals back, how are you feeling about things?

Links | Code of ConductPoints of Brew

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales for sending us the Origins beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 155 “40 Years”

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by beer hoarder Jezza to drink their way through a selection of beers that were brewed to commemorate the Royal Wedding in 1981

Were they any good and were they even drinkable?

We also investigate what’s happened to the breweries who brewed these beers, reminisce about the Royal Wedding and look back at some of the other key events from 1981

 

Outro track ‘Hey Soul Sister’ produced by George Bentall & Annalesse Giles

Hopinions 154 “Modern British Beer”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by author, writer, photographer and co-founder of Pellicle, Matt Curtis to talk about his new book ‘Modern British Beer’ and what that statement actually means.

Beer | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Braybrooke ‘Keller Lager’ & Deya ‘Steady Rolling Man’

Hopinions | Can cask beer be considered modern?

Matt’s work | Buy his book here | PellicleTwitter | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales for sending the Jarl and Mario from Braybrooke for sending the Keller Lager for us to enjoy on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 153 “The Pub That Shall Not Be Named”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Dani, aka The Ale Lady to talk about running pubs, the community and beer subscriptions

Beer | Thornbridge ‘Bear State’ & ‘Secret World’

Hopinions | How do you think the general public views a job in hospitality?

Links | Leeds Beer Tours | Thornbridge Beer Club

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