Thanks to James @gammonbaron for the use of this image
On Tuesday 13 June, Martin & Steve will be bringing Hopinions to #CraftBeerHour. The theme of the evening will be ‘Supermarket Sweep’ so we’re encouraging everyone to go to your local supermarket* of choosing and grab whichever beers take your fancy and then drink along with us while getting involved.
We’ll be running live #Hopinions polls during the evening for you to get involved in and if that wasn’t enough, we’re going to be recording the whole thing and releasing it as that week’s podcast.
*We’re not advocating to only ever buy from supermarkets folks, make sure to support your local independent and online beer emporiums too. To help with that, we’ve discounts with a number of online suppliers that you can use to make your future #CraftBeerHour beery purchases.
We’ve teamed up with the folks from Hippo Beers to bring you a unique beer podcast experience.
Hopinions on Films will see us work our way through the latest Behemoth Box from Hippo Beers while combining this with another passion that we have – classic films from the 80’s/90’s.
First up will be May’s Behemoth Box matched with Back to The Future. Thanks to the folks at Hippo Beers you’ll be able to buy the same box and drink/watch along with us, just click here and use the code ‘BEEROCLOCK’ at checkout.
The first Hopinions on Films will be released on Thursday 1 June
Due to licensing issues we won’t be streaming the audio from the film, this will be playing in the back ground while we enjoy and chat about the beers and the film.
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.
What started off as a brief exchange last year with Phil Hardy ended up becoming the ‘Big Beery Night’ and in the process raised £3128.82 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
New from the Beer O’clock Show is Hopinions, our new fortnightly podcast that will be launching on 2 September.
When we started the Beer O’clock Show in 2012 the ambition was for Steve to take Mark on a journey through beer.
150+ main shows, spin offs & minisodes later, we’ve achieved the original aim. Golden ales, lagers, bitters, stouts, powl owls, sours, saisons and of course, IPAs have all fallen in our wake as we’ve continued on our beery journey.
…you know the rest. Now we need you to prove it.
It’s that time of year again. It’s always nice to have a think back over your beery year and to highlight those beers and moments that have made the year memorable. So here goes with my Golden Pints for 2015 and here’s looking forward to another great year in 2016!
What started as an exchange of tweets with Phil Hardy, rapidly became the ‘Big Beery Night’ and in that the concept grew and grew.
You can see what we’ve achieved as I write this and we know there’s still more to come.
Some amazing people have donated some amazing lots for us to auction on #BigBeeryNight which takes place on Friday 25 September.
We’ve been blown away with the support for the campaign so far and we’re hoping that you will continue to dig deep by supporting the auction.
Details of the lots, starting bid and when they will be auctioned are below, along with some simple rules for the auction.