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.
Earlier this year I lost my Mum to Cancer. Three years ago it was my mother-in-law. Ten years ago it was my Dad.
Two years ago I was a proud ‘dryathlete’ and raised over £500 for Cancer Research as part of the ‘dryathlon’ which was still a (fairly) unique cause back then.
But now we have campaigns in September, November and at least two in January that I’m aware of. This all dilutes the opportunities and passion that people have for fund raising.
A chance discussion with Phil Hardy on Twitter this morning though and we’ve come up with an idea to change that….
Friday 25 September is the day that Macmillan have claimed for their coffee morning. So we thought why not choose that evening to celebrate all that is great about beer?
It’s a simple concept… Choose a beer, drink the beer, Tweet/Instagram your beer using #BigBeeryNight and then ‘pay’ for your beer by donating the cost of it to Macmillan.
The Just Giving page that we’ve set up can be found here and we sincerely hope you get involved in this in any way you can.
10 months, 7 polls and over 3500 votes later one beer has emerged as being the UK Top Beer…
Beavertown’s ‘Gamma Ray’ wins the final poll of our series by an absolute landslide, taking around 40% of the votes cast, proving that this is indeed a beer that the
craft wankers UK beer drinkers will go to again and again.