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Hopinions Tryanuary Special | The Howling Hops Journey

In a slightly different show to usual, Martin and Steve recreate the journey of Howling Hops Brewery from their humble beginnings in the Southampton Arms, to their first brews in The Cock Tavern to their Tank Bar in Hackney Wick. Guiding us on this journey is Chris Hall from Howling Hops.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘Tropical Deluxe’, ‘New Old London’, ‘Howling Pils’, ‘Winter Hefeweizen’ and ‘Well Shot’

Hopinions | Where do you feel the most comfortable having a beer on your own | Should brewery taprooms serve

Chris Hall’s | Writing can be found here

 

Many thanks to Chris and Howling Hops for the beers that we enjoyed on this journey, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 99 “Review of 2019”

It’s the end of the year decade and we’re taking a look back at our beery highlights from 2019

Beers | Uncruliar Brews ‘Rhubarbley Wine’, Mad Hatter ‘Salted Caramel Quadrupel’, Camden ‘Beer 2019’, Thornbridge ‘Saint Petersburg’, Porterhouse ‘Devil’s Half Acre’ & ‘Celebration Stout’ and Fuller’s ‘Imperial IPA’

Hopinions | 2019 Beery Highlights

Links | Beers Without Frontiers podcast | Pub Chef Passion

 

Many thanks to Sean, Rob and the folks at Thornbridge & Porterhhouse for the beers, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 98 “Manchester Revisited”

In our post-Crimbo Crawl episode, we look back at our jaunt around Manchester.

Beers | Big Drop Brew Co collaboration world series ‘Going Swimmingly’ (with Harbour), ‘Jam Session’ (with Fyne), ‘Lil IPL’ (with Salt) and ‘Big River’ (with Fourpure)

 

Black Friday

It’s Black Friday and in what has become an annual tradition, the annual Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is now available.

We were lucky enough to get invited to the preview tasting and Steve had a chat with Goose Island’s Shoreditch Brewpub Head Brewer Andrew Walton about this year’s release.

 

We were invited to the preview launch by Goose Island’s PR company Zeitgeist and got to try the beers for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts.

Hopinions 97 “Desert Island Bar”

We’re back in the studio and looking back at the last couple of months in the Hopinions Multiverse while musing over our Desert Island Bar picks.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘House IPA’, ‘New Old London’ and ‘Quicksand’

Hopinions | Desert Island Bar

 

Many thanks to Chris at Howling Hops for the beers, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | Love Actually

Martin and Steve settle down in front of a cozy fire with a few bottles of beer to enjoy this seasonal romantic comedy…

Salt ‘Just Another Dream’*

Jefferson’s Brewery ‘Across the Miles’**

Three Hills ‘In Pursuit No 2’**

Duvel ‘Triple Hop Citra’***

Left Handed Giant ‘In These Waters’**

Brewdog ‘Beetle Mania’****

Brewdog ‘Radio Zomebie Phone In’****

 

*This was gifted to us by Salt Beer Factory…

**These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale

***This was gifted by the folks at Duvel…

****This was gifted to us by Brewdog as part of 2018’s advent calendar…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or the masterful turn of Rowan Atkinson in this film

Hopinions 93 “Half Pint”

This week we enjoy a number of beers and dive into the world of beer pricing.

Beers | Hawkshead Brewery ‘Mosiac Pale’, ‘Route 590’ & ‘Fashionably Late’, North Riding Brewery ‘Amaretto Porter’, Northern Monk/By The River ‘Northern Powerhouse Series 007 Imperial Maple Brown’ and Brewdog ‘Sink The Bismark’

Hopinions | Should half a pint cost half the price of a pint?

Links | Glynn Davis ‘Half Measures’ | Fantasy Pub Crawl | Rhythm & Brews Live

 

Many thanks to Hawkshead, #No1Fan Paul and Brewdog for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Fantasy Pub Crawl

In Hopinions Episode 90, Martin & Steve discussed their Fantasy Pub Crawl, and included feedback given via this Twitter Poll…

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Hopinions 92 “Three Deep”

Hopinions is 3 years old and we’re celebrating with a selection of beers that you can buy as part of your weekly shop!

Beers | Brewdog ‘Funk x Punk’, North Brewing Co ‘Lost Cosmonauts’, Brewdog/Cloudwater ‘NEIPA’, Vocation/Magic Rock ‘Hang Loose’, Lost & Grounded/Brooklyn Brewery ‘Face In The Crowd’ and Wild Card ‘Raspberry Chocolate Donut Stout’

Hopinions | Micro pubs?

Links |  Beers Without Frontiers Peakender Podvention

 

Hopinions 91 “Fruits Of Your Labour”

We’re back from our summer break and diving straight back into more of the great beers that we’ve got from Brew York.

Apologies for the restless dog in the background during the early part of the show!

Beers | Brew York ‘Time Travelling Taxi’, ‘Rhubarbara Striesand’, ‘Hey Mango’, ‘Goose Willis’ and ‘Stay True’

Hopinions | Is it time to stop putting fruit in canned beer?

Interview | The Ale Lady returns to Mount Saint Bernard Abbey a year on from the release of Tynt Meadow to have another conversation with Father Erik

Links | Rhythm & Brews Live Podcast | Craft & Slice Fantasy Pub Crawl

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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