Category: Episodes (Page 1 of 39)

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.

Hopinions 164 “Crossing The Divide”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Jim Rangeley from Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield who have been celebrating their 25th birthday this year. We talk about making beers for different markets, running and measuring units in goats

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Moonshine’, ‘Wanderer. & ‘Glory! Glory!’

Hopinions | Do you think that breweries should try to cater for a traditional, craft & niche markets in order to thrive and survive?

Abbeydale Brewery | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instgram | Follow Jim here

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

 

Many thanks to Jim and Abbeydale for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 163 “Are You Excited?”

This week Martin & Steve are drinking some new releases from Round Corner, talking about big beer releases and Martin takes one for the team, more than once…

Beers | Round Corner ‘Saison Du Melton’, ‘Me & Yuzu’, ‘Endless Travels’, ‘Frisby’, ‘Zomba’, ‘Shimmering Pond’, ‘Gunmetal’, & ‘Underwater Song’

Hopinions | Do you find yourself still getting excited by new beer releases?

Follow | #50Beers50Years thread here

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

 

Many thanks to Combie from Round Corner for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 162 “Cask Is Queen”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Katie, owner and head brewer at Nomadic Beers in Leeds to talk about surviving a pandemic, serving the local communtiy and using freshly picked hops in beers

Beers | Nomadic Beers ‘GeeGee’ & ‘Dukka’

Hopinions | Should the U.K. celebrate it’s fresh hop harvest beer heritage more than it does?

Nomadic Beers | Use the code ‘BeerOClock’ for 15% off your order from Nomadic Beers

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

Links | Matt Curtis tweet

 

Many thanks to Katie for giving us a discount on the ‘tap room in a box’ for the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beers we tried.

 

 

Hopinions 161 “Alcohol Three”

This week Martin & Steve are diving into the world of alcohol free beers, for the third time…

Beers | Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing ‘Lager Day Saints’, Athletic Brewing Co ‘Upside Dawn’ & ‘Run Wild’

Hopinions | Should drinking a beer ever be “a struggle”?

#50Beers50Years | Follow Steve’s journey and what the Sorting Tankard has in store here

 

Many thanks to the folks at Athletic Brewing Co and Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 160 “Seasonality”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Jonny Garrett to talk about seasonal drinking and his new book ‘A Year In Beer’

Beers | The Kernel ‘Belgian Pale Ale Goldings’, ‘IPA Citra Colombus’, ‘Brown Ale Amarillo’ and ‘Imperial Brown Stout London 1856’

HopinionsDo you find you change what you drink according to the season?

Links | Order ‘A Year In Beer’ here | Craft Beer Channel | Good Beer Hunting | The Bubble podcast

Hopinions 159 “Five Alive”

This week Martin & Steve are celebrating five years of podcasting together with the Hopinions 5th Birthday special

We look back at some recent beery adventures, talk about our top five moments from the last five years and also reveal all the details about our Brew York & Elusive collaboration beer

Beers | Brew York ‘Big Eagle’, ‘BA Cherry Tonkoko’, ‘BA Mocha Man Randy Savage’, ‘BA Chocwerk Orange’ & ‘BA John Biscotti, The King of Brew York’

Hopinions | Airport beers… any time is a good time?

 

Many thanks to Lee & Wayne from Brew York for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 158 “The Rebirth of Allsopp’s”

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by Jamie Allsopp and Pete Brown to talk about the process of bringing back a long lost brand and creating beers to match

Allsopp’s | beers can be ordered from their website here or from Best of British Beer here | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Pete Brown | Website | Books

 

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

Hopinions 157 “The Surrender Principal”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen O’Kane to discuss endangered animals and outdated laws

Beers | Fauna Brewing ‘Pango Table Beer’, ‘Cheetah Lager’ & ‘Wild Dog IPA’

Hopinions | If you were interested in opening a pub, what would be the most likely thing to stop you from doing so?

Links | Follow Stephen here | Guide to Northern Ireland breweries | North Coast Bottle Share | Lacada Brewery

 

Many thanks to the folks at Fauna Brewery and to Alex at Right Hand PR for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

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