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Hopinions 174 “One And Done”

This week Martin & Steve recount their recent beery adventures while enjoying some beers from Utopian Brewing and pondering emerging beer trends in 2022

Beers | Utopian ‘British Pilsner’, ‘Dopplebock’ and ‘Olicana Altbier’ (collab with Orbit Beers)

Hopinions | Do you think there are beer trends starting to emerge for 2022?

 

Many thanks to Richard from Utopian for gifting us these beers. This didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Utopian beers are.

Hopinions 173 “Wheels”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Mark Dredge to talk about writing, beer on TV and discovering new flavours in beer

Beers | Beak Brewery ‘Mousse’, Queer Brewing ‘Flowers’ and Forest Road Brewing Co ‘Work IPA’

Mark Dredge | Website | Flavour Wheels | Twitter | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Mark for sending us the beers to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 172 “For Sale”

This week Martin & Steve are chatting about their latest beery adventures, a new London tourist destination and breweries that are up for sale

Beers | Haacht Brewery ‘Tongerlo Blonde’, ‘Tongerlo Tripel’, Tongerlo Bruin’, ‘Primus’, ‘Super 8 IPA’ & ‘Super 8 Flandrien’

Hopinions | This week we heard that Lion are going to focus on US & AUS. What do you think this means for Fourpure & Magic Rock?

 

Many thanks Sophie from We Are Plaster for sending us the beers from Haacht Brewery to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 171 “Fumbling Around In The Dark”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Dani and Tom from The Little Earth Project and White Horse Pub in Edwardstone, Suffolk to talk about slow beers and sourcing local ingredients

Beers | Little Earth Project ‘Simcoe Sour’, ‘Stupid Sexy Suffolk Blend IV’ & ‘Farmhouse Lager’

Little Earth Project | Website | White Horse Bookings | Twitter

 

Many thanks to Dani & Tom for gifting us these beers to try on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 170 “Regeneration”

This week Martin & Steve look back at the beers we enjoyed over the festiave period while also talking about the future of Hopinions and where we take it in 2022

Beers | Buxton ‘Brithop’, North Brewing Co ‘Lost Cosmonauts’, Vocation ‘Love & Hate’, Thornbridge/Newtown Park ‘I Do No Seek I Find’

 

Hopinions 169 “Review of 2021”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying the annual extravaganza that is the end of year review show. We’re looking back at the beers, breweries and events that have rocked our beery worlds this year

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Celebration’ (2021), Simple Things Fermentations ‘Big Ideas 20 Wheat Wine’, Fuller’s ‘Vintage Ale’ (2020) and Thornbridge ‘Pardus Chocolate Orange Stout’

Hopinions What rocked your beery worlds?

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners for still getting involved with what we do and for your ongoing support. Without you we are nothing. Stay safe folks and here’s to 2022!

Many thanks Phil at Simple Things Fermentations for sending us beer to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 168 “Beer Cocktails”

In this bonus episode, Martin & Steve have fun trying some beer cocktails

Lagerita | Tequila, lime juice, orange juice & Desperados

Raspberry Beer Mojito | Cabal No 1513 Aged Rum, lime, mint & Bacchus Frambozenbier

Campari IPA | Campari, orange juice & Lagunitas IPA

Espresso Stout Martini | Waitrose/Heston Lazy Espresso Martini (pre-mix) & Guinness original

 

Many thanks to the folks at Harpalion Spirits for sending us the Cabal No 1513 to try. Although this was gifted to us and a good percentage of it has found it’s way into Steve’s Christmas Cake, this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on how tasty it is.

 

Hopinions 167 “Hoppy Returns”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Lee from Brew York to chat about collaborations, innovation and growing a business

Beers | Brew York ‘Red Danson’, ‘Dreams of Brew York 2021’ & ‘Release the Cranachan’

Hopinions | When considering a beer to drink does originality sway your decision?

Brew York | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for the ongoing support and for gifting us these beers to feature on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Brew York beers are.

Hopinions 166 “Small Changes”

Image courtesy of Mark Newton Photography

This week Martin & Steve are diving into a few of the beers from the Toast Companion series while we discuss our latest beery adventures and hopinions

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘New Skies’, Meantime ‘Tick Tock Bock’, Stroud Brewery ‘Buen Vivir’ and Utopian ‘Tmave on Toast’

Hopinions | When out with friends/family/colleagues is the beer choice still a priority?

Toast Companion Series | Available here

Steve on the radio | Listen here

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

 

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

 

Hopinions 165 “A Product Of Our Place”

Image courtesy of Fyne Ales

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by Jamie Delap, Managing Director/Owner of Fyne Ales who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year

We chat about farming, building a brewery and how stupid sheep are

Beers | ‘Highlander’, ‘Jarl’ & ‘Anniversary’

Fyne Ales | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Iain & Jamie from Fyne Ales for gifting us these beers to feature on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Fyne Ales are.

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