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Hopinions 20 “Wake Up & Smell The Coffee”

In our third crossover podcast, we’re with Roland from Steve & Roland’s Beer Podcast talking about coffee, beer, coffee and beer and coffee in beer.

Beer | Elusive Brewing/Affinity Brew Co ‘Brimful of Masha’, Põhjala Brewery ‘Must Kuld Colombia’ & Weird Beard ‘Double Pearle (Jim Beam Barrel  Aged)’

Hopinions | Coffee beers… Are they any good and what’s the best you’ve had?

Cheers | To Phil Hardy from Otter’s Tears Beer Co for providing a venue for recording this podcast

 

We are grateful to Roland and Has Bean Coffee for providing the coffees and beers for this podcast for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the coffees and beers that we featured.

 

 

Hopinions 19 “Decisions, decisions”

This week we return to our ‘second studio’ Brewdog Shoreditch to record a collab within a crossover with a guest! We’re joined by Michael Lalley of Bushcraft Beer and Stu McKinley from Yeastie Boys to discuss the things that influence our buying decisions.

Blog | Michael’s ‘Three Bullet Tuesday’ that was the catalyst for this week’s show

Beer | Brewdog ‘Small Batch 90 Shilling’

Hopinions | What most influences your beer buying decisions?

 

We’re really grateful to Brewdog Shoreditch for hosting us again and to Stu & Todd for plying us with beer all night. This may or may nor have affect our views on a number of subjects…

Hopinions 18 “Revitalisation”

This week we’re straight from a British Guild of Beer Writers event with the CAMRA Revitalisation Committee to talk about what’s next for CAMRA.

Beers | Bude Brewery ‘Haven’ amber ale, ‘Porthbud’ pale ale & ‘Black Rock’ porter

Hopinions | In today’s beer world, is CAMRA still needed?

Blogs | Myles talks FOMO, Beer Manchester considers his ‘local’ and Martin reviews ‘Around The Tube in 80 Pubs’

Prizeless Prize | The best picture ever from Steve, who finally wins his first big box of nothing

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folk at Bude Brewery but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them.

Flavour of the Month 10 – Roy, I Want A Hilux

Our latest Flavour of the Month with Little Leeds Beer house introduces a slightly revised format.

Now, you get to choose the beer we drink each month, and this month you chose Verdant Brewing Co’s ‘Roy, I Want A Hilux’ pale ale.

If you’ve had this beer, let us know your comments below or on Twitter.

 

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 17 “The Ten Untappd Commandments (Part I)”

This week is the first part of the beer podcast crossover event of 2017 as we sit down with Ross & Tom from Beernomicon to talk through the first five Untappd Commandments.

Beer | Throughout the recording we enjoyed ‘1048’, ‘1060’, ‘1064’ & ‘1070’ from the wood courtesy of Beer Nouveau

Hopinions | This week’s question was courtesy of Mark (@millionbevs)Does social media (inc Untappd) encourage unhealthy drinking to maintain social interaction?

Interview | We chat to Steve from Beer Nouveau about recreating old recipes and putting them in wood

Part II | Make sure to tune into Beernomicon to listen to the remaining Untappd Commandments

 

We are grateful to Steve for providing us his brewery tap room and the beers for this recording for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the beers that we featured.

Hopinions 16 “Festival Overload?”

As the aftershocks of #CaskGate continue to rumble on, this week we turn our attentions to the growing number of craft beer festivals in the UK.

Beer | Hawkshead/Cigar City ‘Tiramisu Imperial Stout’ & Siren/Cigar City ‘Barrel Aged Caribbean Chocolate Cake’

Hopinions | Is the UK reaching craft beer festival saturation point?

Blogs | Pete Brown, KM Flett, Connor Murphy & The Malting Floor

Prizeless Prize | Cask ale features heavily in this big box of nothing winning effort from Million Bevs

Letters | Our new listener-only letters (by which we mean tweets) section features contributions from @CraftBeerGeekUK, @SilanderGraham & @Katrinnas

Hopinions 15 “Looking Forward”

We’re back for 2017 with a huge show to get the year going! Will it all be #CaskGate and Murk Bombs?

Beers | Theakston ‘Distiller’s Cask Range’, Wylam ‘Solar Terminator’ & Brewdog ‘Hop Shot’

Hopinions | What do you think will be the biggest beer trend this year?

Blogs | #CaskGate – this handy round up by Pete McKerry

Prizeless Prize | A cracking effort from regular winner Shaun Smith

 

Many thanks to Mark Johnson for provided our new tag line for the website, social profiles and most importantly, the start of the show!

Golden Pints 2016

A while back, I made the decision that I wanted our content to be ‘exclusively audio’, after all as a podcast, that’s what we’re most known for. There are many good writers and bloggers out there and me adding to that didn’t seem necessary, not when we already had an outlet for communicating. So this year, we made our Golden Pints awards across the last three Hopinions shows of the year.

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Hopinions 14 “Trilogies”

file_000099It’s the final part of our Golden Pints 2016 Trilogy and in this mammoth episode we look at Best UK Brewery, Best Overseas Brewery, Best New Brewery of 2016, Best Pub/Bar/Taproom, Independent Retailer of the Year, Online Retailer of the Year and Beer Festival of the Year.

Beer | Fullers Past Masters 1910 Double Stout & Vintage Ale 2015

Hopinions | Can you name your brewery of 2016 & Can you name your favourite pub/bar and/or taproom of 2016?

Blogs | Matt Chinnery’s Beery Advent & the Irish Beer Snobs #BeeryChats

Prizeless Prize | Congrats to our podcasting pals Beernomincon for a first time win of the big box of nothing

Coming Soon | #12BeersofXmas – everything you need to know about getting involved

Interview | Dave Stone from Wylam Brewery

We’ll be back in 2017 with more #Hopinions, thanks to all of our listeners for your continued support and engagement throughout 2016.

Hopinions 13 “Train Beers”

file_000In our latest show we’re joined by guest and friend of the show Clayton Chisholm as  we look back at an amazing Crimbo Crawl in Newcastle and discuss train beers.

It’s also the second part of our Golden Pints trilogy in which winners for #TrainBeer, Supermarket, Branding, Blog/Website, Beery Podcast and the Simon Johnson Award for Best Beer Twitterer are decided.

Beer | No beer this week, just hangovers with tea & coffee

Hopinions | #TrainBeers – best place to get them

Blogs | Myles Lambert on #TrainBeers

Prizeless Prize | We left the big box of nothing in Newcastle for Myles Lambert

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