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Hopinions 109 “Corkage”

This week Martin and Steve are discussing what corkage means and the different ways in which we view it

Beers | Utopian Brewing ‘British Pilsner’, ‘Unfiltered British Lager’, ‘British Lager’ and ‘Dark Lager’

Hopinions | Are you happy to pay corkage on beers to drink in bars/bottle shops?

Fantasy Pub Crawl | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 

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

Hopinions 108 “Bank Holiday”

This week we’re wondering what even is a bank holiday these days and talking about early beer of the year contenders

Beer | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘DBA’, ‘Blues Breaker’, ‘Lindow’ and ‘Cheshire Gap’

Hopinions | We’re 1/4 of the way through the year, any beer of the year contenders for you yet?

Links | Buy the NHS a pint | Cheshire Brewhouse | Cabin Fever

 

Many thanks to Shane Swindells from the Cheshire Brewhouse for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 107 “Virtuality”

We’re back and prodcuing our first Hopinions episode via Skype!

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Heavy Nettle’ & ‘Deliverance’ and Anspach & Hobday ‘The Ordinary Bitter’ & ‘The Sour Dry Hop’

Hopinions | If you could only spend your day in one, which would it be?

 

Many thanks to Abbeydale and Anspach & Hobday for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 106 “Price Tag”

In a pre-recorded, pre-lockdown show, Martin and Steve are musing about whether things in shops should be clearly priced

Beers | Seven Bro7hers ‘Amber Lager’ & ‘Hoppy Pale’ and Thornbridge ‘Bison’

Hopinions | When shopping in bottle shops do you want to know the price of your beer before you get to the counter?

Links | The law on pricing

 

Many thanks to Seven Bro7hers and Thornbridge for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 105 “Budvar, the Republic of Beer and the Rise of Czechia”

Image courtesy of Tim from Brewers Journal

Martin and Steve head to Czechia to sit down with Budweiser Budvar Head Brewmaster Adam Brož, Deputy Brewaster Petr Kosin, Trade Quality Jiri Pekhart and UK Marketing Manager Josh Smith to chat lager, history, tradition, harmony and trademarks

We also take a look back at our trip and some of the smaller breweries that we visited in Czechia, including Solnice and Pivovar Antoš

For more information on Budvar head to their UK website 

 

We were guests of Budvar on this trip and as such our travel, accommodation, food and drink was kindly covered. This didn’t influence any of our thoughts or views on Budvar’s beers or the other places that we visited.

Hopinions 104 “Fantasy Pints”

This week Martin and Steve dicuss the current state of the world, outrageous Portman rulings and talk about which living people we’d like to buy a pint.

Beers | Adamns / Camden Town ‘Camden On Sea’, Beavertown ‘One Of Own Own’, Yeastie Boys ‘Cosmic Liquid Kiss’ and Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’

Hopinions |  Which 5 living folk you’ve never met would you like to buy a beer for?

Links | Symmetry Brewing

 

Many thanks to Fergus at Adnams the couple of cans of Camden On Sea, Beavertown for the One of Our Own (and others) and Alastair from The Yeastie Boys Cosmic Liquid Kiss (and others). Although these beers were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 103 “The Chase”

This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and all-round beery font of knowledge, Natalya Watson from Beer With Nat.

Beers | Broaden & Build ‘Jaunty’, Beavertown ‘Lupuloid’ and The Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Gibraltar Porter’

Hopinions | Is the constant pursuit of the ‘new’ killing the ‘old’ in the U.K. beer scene?

Links | Brewdog new branding in football kits |

Beer With Nat | Podcast | Twitter | Website | Book

 

Many thanks to Terry for the Broaden & Build beer, Beavertown for gifting us the Lupuloid (and others) and Shane from The Cheshire Brewhouse for the Gibraltar Porter. Although these beer were free this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 102 “Weights and Measures”

We’re back at the Victoria Inn in Colchester for this week’s show where among other things we discuss Brewdog’s new branding

Beers | Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5’, Grain ‘Redwood’, Broaden & Build ‘Prolific’, Duration ‘Dripping Pitch’ and The Kernal ‘India Pale Ale Mosiac Columbus’

Hopinions | Is the standard UK pint measure of 568ml simply too much? | What is your preferred measure when drinking out?

East vs West Midlands | Beers Without Frontiers | Men Beerhaving Badly

Links | Art By Volume

 

Many thanks to Rich Taylor at the Victoria Inn for hosting us for this show

Hopinions 101 “Plan B”

This wasn’t the show we planned to release this week, but it’s always good to have a back up plan. We take a look back at what’s been happening since our 100th show and look forward to what we’ve got coming up in 2020.

Beers | Five Points ‘Best’, Chelmsford Brewing Company ‘Poco Loco’ and Harvey’s ‘Old Ale’

Links | The changing names of hops

 

Many thanks to The Alehouse in Chelmsford for hosting us at such short notice.

Hopinions 100 “Vintage”

Image courtesy of @mjpo007

In this landmark episode, Martin & Steve are recording at our spiritual home, The Victoria Inn in Colchester where we’re joined by guest host Richard Taylor, Bar Manager at the Vic to look back over the last 100 episodes of Hopinions.

Beers | Fuller’s Vintage Ales 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012

Hopinions | Top 10 Hopinions Polls

Links | Fantasy Pub Crawl

We’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners for your continued support and interaction with the podcast – with you, we are nothing.

 

Many thanks to Fuller’s for gifting us the 2013 and to David Dellar for gifting us the 2012 variations that we on this show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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