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Hopinions 42 “Social Media”

This week we’re joined by Johnny from Beer Frontiers to talk social media and beer while drinking beers that have recently created a buzz on social media for one reason or another.

Beers | Lost & Grounded ‘Running with Sceptres’, Magic Rock ‘Salty Kiss’ & Brew By Numbers 10|10

Hopinions | Does social media…?

Links | Check our Beer Frontiers | Crimbo Crawl details | Magic Rock beers in M&S

 

Many thanks to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

Crimbo Crawl 2017

This year we’re bring the Crimbo Crawl to Sheffield on Saturday 2 December.

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Hopinions 41 “Canned”

This week we talk about beer in cans, plus the usual beery adventures and news.

Beer | Wiper & True ‘Yorkshire Square’, Northern Monk ‘A Newer World’ & Magic Rock ‘Bearded Lady Dessert Edition’

Hopinions | Is canned beer really better?

Links | Total Ales final post | Cloudwater’s latest beers | Newsbeat’s tweet & article

Want a t-shirt? | Get our latest Hopinions design here

 

Many thanks to the folks at Wiper & True for sending over a couple of bottles of Yorkshire Square for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer.

Hopinions 40 “Cellaring”

Picture courtesy of Matt Chinnery

We’re back for season 4 and celebrating our first Hopinions birthday with some friends from Essex. This week we’re joined by Justin Mason & Matt Chinnery as we raid Justin’s cellar and drink some big beers.

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Bigfoot’ (2013), JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale’ (2010), The Kernel ‘IPA Stella’ (2012), Magic Rock ‘Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady’ (2013) & Thomas Hardy’s ‘Old Ale’ (2007)

Hopinions | Do you buy beers with the intention of cellaring/ageing them?

GBBF Blog Links | Martin | Boak & Bailey | Pete Brown

Other Links | Our Facebook beers of August | Beer by Beer launches | Temper Tantrum homebrew competition

Want a t-shirt? | Get our latest Hopinions design here

 

Many thanks to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

Fuller’s

For our 2017 Summer Special, Steve visited Fuller’s Brewery and spent the morning with Head Brewer, Georgina Young.

In this special episode, George shares here brewing journey with us, some background to Fullers and we get to sample ‘Oliver’s Island’, ‘Seafarers’, ‘London Pride’, ‘London Pride Unfiltered’ and ‘India Pale Ale’.

Information on the Fuller’s public tours is available here.

 

This visit was arranged through the Fuller’s PR team and neither the tour or the beers cost us anything. This didn’t change our views on anything and we are grateful for the hospitality shown to us by both the PR team and George.

Hopinions on Films | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Grab your hat and whip, get your adventuring shoes on a join us for another classic film. Beer Merchants have put together this Raiders of the Lost Ark themed box for you to drink along with us.

This time we join Indiana Jones on his first adventure as he travels around the world fighting Nazis and saving the world (and the girl). This time we chose a lottery system for the beers, but once again, feel free to enjoy them in whatever way you want as you cheer Indy on to victory.

Here’s what Beer Merchants said about why they chose these beers…

Hacker-Pschorr ‘Munchner Kellerbier’ | very German

Red Hook ‘IPA’ | Old school American

Flying Dog ‘Snake Dog IPA’ | SNAKES

Kona ‘Fire Rock’ | coz the Staff of Ra was hot

Kees ‘Barrel Project #9’ | Archived away like the ark at the end of the film

Siren ‘Liquid Mistress’ | Because Marion is epic at drinking. And kinda hot.

Lervig ‘Hazy Days’ | Just an amazing film beer

Vibrant Forest ‘Kaleidoscope’ | Amazing new British beer

 

We were sent this box for free by Beer Merchants but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on any of the beers or on just how great Raiders of the Lost Ark is.

Outro from The Human Tim, check out the full version and more on You Tube here.

Previously on Hopinions…

Picture: Michelle Daniels (@gingerdaniels13)

In this bonus episode we look back at the first year of Hopinions, chat through our first Summer Summit and look forward to what’s coming next on the show.

Cheers to everyone who continues to support what we do.

Martin & Steve

 

Many thanks to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use the room to record this show

Hopinions 39 “Whales”

It’s the end of another season and we’re cracking open the big boys and chatting about those one-off beers that you might never get to drink again.

Beers | Thornbridge ‘Heather Honey Imperial Stout’, ‘Imperial Oatmeal Stout’ and Brooklyn ‘Cloaking Device’

Hopinions | Have you ever had a one off/discontinued beer that you wish you could have again?

#PrizelessPrize | Returns to Essex for the summer with this stunner from Justin Mason

Links | July’s beers of the month on our Facebook page | The Beer Podcast | Beer Merchants Movie Night Beer Box

 

We were sent Cloaking Device by the folks from Brooklyn but this didn’t influence on our thoughts of just how good it was. 

Hopinions 38 “ABV”

We’re back in the studio this week chatting about if the ABV of a beer impacts on your decision to buy it and drinking one of our beers of the year so far.

Beers | Time and Tide & Weird Beard collab series ‘White Cell’, ‘Call Your Friends’ and ‘Crossing Over’

Hopinions | Does the trend of high ABV modern beers influence your buying choices?

#PrizelessPrize | Returns to the North this week with another cracker from Gammon Baron

Podblasts | London Beer City | Brasserie De La Senne

Listener Survey | We’d really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our listener survey. This will help us continue to tailor the podcast so that it’s exactly what you want to hear

 

The track at the end of this week’s show is ‘Call Your Friends’ by Zebrahead and was the song that inspired Drew & Bryan to use the same name for one of these beers.

Brasserie De La Senne

As this podblast is all about Belgium, Steve is nowhere to be seen.

Martin takes the helm, chatting to Yvan De Baets, the owner of Brasserie De La Senne.

 

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