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Hopinions 125 “Discounts”

This week Martin & Steve dive into some more offerings from Brew York while discussing whether becoming a member of CAMRA shoudl entitle you to discounts

Beers | Brew York ‘Go Big and Stay Home’, ‘Muffin Else Matters’ & ‘Juice Forsyth’

Hopinions | Should discounts/vouchers be part of the membership package?

Links | SIBA Digital Awards

 

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

Hopinions 124 “Consumer Paradise”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Jules Grey, owner of the Hop Hideout in Sheffield (among many, many other roles) to discuss the challenges of running an independent bottle shop through a global pandemic and successfully coming out of the other side

Beer | Amity Brew Co ‘Red Lane’, ‘Sunnybank’ & Festoon

Links | Crop Variety table from Will Longmate | Hop Hideout | Sheffield Beer Week

 

Many thanks to Amity Brew Co for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 123 “Forever Reminded”

This week Martin & Steve are exploring the things that will forever remind us of Lockdown 2020 and also discus the latest developments in the Small Brewers Duty Relief

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Utopian ‘Vienna Keller Lager’ and Wiper and True Mixed Fermentations ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Narrow Sea’

Hopinions | When the dust settles on lockdown life, is there a beer or brewery that will forever remind you on this time?

Small Brewers Duty Relief | Finance Bill | SIBA Response | Beer Nouveau post | Roger Protz post | Shane Swindell’s post | Write to your MP

Social Distancing Sounds | Listen here

The Infamous Punk IPA Episode | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales, Alice from Wiper and True and Ruth from Utopian for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 122 “Classic”

This week Martin & Steve celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Beer O’clock Show with a very special Guest Drinker

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Pale Ale’, Lagunitas ‘IPA’, Wychwood ‘Hobgoblin’ & McEwans ‘Champion’

Hopinions | Do you ever revisit what you consider to be ‘the classics’ & what are they?

Links | Roger Protz on the Mawson Arms | Classics Timeline

Hopinions 121 “Too Good To Be Forgotten”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Brew York and chatting about those breweries which are sometimes overlooked, underrated or simply forgotten about

Beers | Brew York ‘Kiwi’, ‘HHH’ and ‘Big Eagle 2020’

Hopinions | Do you feel some breweries are underrated & who are they for you?

 

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

 

Hopinions 120 “High and Dry”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by ‘The Beer Wrangler’ Jonny Tyson as we chat about Jonny’s beer journey and the reopening of pubs in the UK

Beers | Brasserie d’Achouffe ‘La Chouffe Blond’, Bières de Chimay ‘Chimay Blue (Grand Réserve) (2020)’, Abbaye de Leffe ‘Leffe Blonde’ and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy ‘Trappistes Rochefort 8’

Hopinions | Do you consider AF beers to be ok to drink during ‘dry periods’ or is that still ‘beer’ in your mind?

The Beer Wrangler | Twitter | Podcast | Website

Hopinions 119 “This Will Not Be Forever”

This week Martin & Steve get into the week’s biggest only topic – the reopening of pubs in the UK. One of us rants and we discover an amzing new mixer for gin.

Beers | Signature Brew ‘Festival Saison’ and ‘C-Sharp’

Hopinions | Pubs Reopening Polls

Links | Govt Guidance | Beer Nouveau view of guidance (thread) | Mark Johnson post |

 

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

Hopinions 118 “The Journey”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by YouTube legend Rob Derbryshire from Hopzine. We also discuss our beer journeys while enjoying 11% beers

Beer | Duette Beer ‘Duette’ & Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’

Hopinions | Since you started your beer journey how much have you seen the beer landscape change?

Links | Try Duette Beer | Rhythm & Brews Ep 42

Hopzine | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

 

Many thanks to Nick from Duette for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 117 “Open Up”

This week Martin & Steve continue to discus the reopening of pubs in the UK and sneak in 2 back-door pilots for spin off shows

Beers | Simple Things Fermenatations ‘Big Ideas 01 European Pale Ale’ and ‘Big Ideas 04 Foreign Extra Stout’

Hopinions | Do you think it’s too soon for pubs to re-open?

Links | SIBA Report

Rhythm & Brews | Twitter | Podcast

 

Many thanks to Phil from Simple Things Fermentations for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 116 “12 Stanza Poem”

This week Martin and Steve are joined by another guest drinker Simon Dewhurst to enjoy some beers and talk about details on beer packaging and pubs reopening in the UK

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The Zest of Friends’, & ‘The Cream Ale’, Brewdog Overworks ‘Cosmic Raspberry’ and East London Brewing Co ‘All City Poet’

Hopinions | What information do you prefer on a bottle/can?

#SummerSesh Jukebox | Spotify Playlist

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Matt Chinnery from East London Brewing Co for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

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