Category: Episodes (Page 1 of 38)

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This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen O’Kane to discuss endangered animals and outdated laws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

Hopinions 155 “40 Years”

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by beer hoarder Jezza to drink their way through a selection of beers that were brewed to commemorate the Royal Wedding in 1981

Were they any good and were they even drinkable?

We also investigate what’s happened to the breweries who brewed these beers, reminisce about the Royal Wedding and look back at some of the other key events from 1981

 

Outro track ‘Hey Soul Sister’ produced by George Bentall & Annalesse Giles

Hopinions 154 “Modern British Beer”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by author, writer, photographer and co-founder of Pellicle, Matt Curtis to talk about his new book ‘Modern British Beer’ and what that statement actually means.

Beer | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Braybrooke ‘Keller Lager’ & Deya ‘Steady Rolling Man’

Hopinions | Can cask beer be considered modern?

Matt’s work | Buy his book here | PellicleTwitter | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales for sending the Jarl and Mario from Braybrooke for sending the Keller Lager for us to enjoy on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 153 “The Pub That Shall Not Be Named”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Dani, aka The Ale Lady to talk about running pubs, the community and beer subscriptions

Beer | Thornbridge ‘Bear State’ & ‘Secret World’

Hopinions | How do you think the general public views a job in hospitality?

Links | Leeds Beer Tours | Thornbridge Beer Club

Hopinions 152 “Respect”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers sent to us by a listener from the states, Graham Gilbert. We also put the world to rights in terms of current behaviour in pubs and we’re talking table service

Beer | Henhouse ‘Stoked’, ‘IPA’, Humble Sea ‘Socks & Sandals’ & Firestone Walker ‘Double Mind Haze’

Hopinions | How are you getting on with table service?

Links | Matt Curtis on Brewdog | Melissa Cole on Brewdog | Donzoko are moving | Leeds Beer Tours | CAMRA GBBF At Your Local | Liverpool Craft Beer Collective | Brew York statement | Beer Spa |

Graham’s Fundraiser | Donate here

 

Many thanks to Graham for sending us these beers to enjoy. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 151 “The One With The Yellow Fizzy Thing”

Image courtesy of Matthew Curtis

In this special release, Martin and Steve talk about the country’s most popular style of beer, lager

We are joined for this round table discussion by Mario Canestrelli, Head Brewer from Braybrooke, Reece Hugill, Owner and Head Brewer from Donzoko, Alex Troncoso, Founder and Head Brewer from Lost & Grounded and Richard Archer, Co-founder and Managing Director from Utopian

We talk inspiraion, seasonaility, ingredients and also look at what the public perception is from the 70% of folk in the county that enjoy a yellow fizzy thing on a regualr basis

Braybrooke | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Donzoko | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Lost & Grounded | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Utopian | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Many thanks to all of the breweries for sending us samples to enjoy during this show, although we didn’t get to talk about them on air, they were thoroughly enjoyed without prejudice during the recording

Outro track ‘Hey Soul Sister’ produced by George Bentall & Annalesse Giles

Hopinions 150 “Six Degrees of Separation”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Robert Lindsay, owner and founder of Six Degrees North to talk about the inspiration behind the brewery, can sizes and making tough decisions

Beers | Six Degrees North ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Hopclassic’, ‘We Are Not In This Together’ and ‘Darkness Inside’

Hopinions | Bigger beers in smaller cans?

Six Degree North | Find out more and buy their beers here

Please note, there is some slight interference on parts of Robert’s track, we’re aware of this and have done our best to remove it. Hopefully it doesn’t impact on your enjoyment of this show.

 

Many thanks to Robert from Six Degrees North for sending us these beers to feature on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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