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Hopinions 114 “Heritage”

This week Martin & Steve are talking heritage beers and we’re joined by returning (serial) guest drinker Ruth Mitchell

Beers | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Disco Fruit Baby’, ‘Mosaic’ & ‘Govinda’

Hopinions | In your view, what classes a beer as a ‘heritage’?

Govinda | Watch the video here

SummerSesh | Session 1 | Session 2

 

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

Hopinions 113 “Associations”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying some refreshing lagers and talking about associations in (and with) beer

Beer | Freedom ‘lager’ and Utopian ‘Rainbock’

Hopinions | How much do affiliations/associations influence your beer buying?

Fantasy Pub Crawl Europe | Early Bird | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 

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

Hopinions 112 “FOMO”

While one of us nurses a slightly sore head, we’re joined by guest drinker Paul Grant to chat about our current fear of missing out on new beers

Beers | SIgnature Brew ‘Nightingale’, ‘All Together’ & ‘Pink Vinyl’

Hopinions | Over the last few months how have you been feeling about new beer releases?

Fantasy Pub Crawl Europe | Early Bird | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 

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 111 “Changing Behaviours”

This week we’re talking about how our behaviours towards drinking and physical activity may have changed and how pubs may re-open in the future

Beers | Beavertown ‘Nanonbot’, Cloudwater ‘Light Lager’ and Thornbridge/Hawksmoor ‘Session IPA’

Hopinions | Over the last 6 weeks has your drinking | Over the last 6 weeks has your physical activity

Mark Johnson’s Post | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Beavertown for sending us Nanobot to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 110 “Blending”

This week we’re joined by our first ‘guest drinker’ Richard Taylor as we talk about pubs being closed and blending beers. We also chat about our ‘Mount Rushmore’ of beers.

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The IPA’ & ‘The Porter’ and Broughton Ales ‘Wee Jock’ & ‘Old Jock’

Hopinions | Which 2 beers would you choose to blend and why?

Fantasy Pub Crawl | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

Links | Boak & Bailey Proporval

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Broughton Ales for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 109 “Corkage”

This week Martin and Steve are discussing what corkage means and the different ways in which we view it

Beers | Utopian Brewing ‘British Pilsner’, ‘Unfiltered British Lager’, ‘British Lager’ and ‘Dark Lager’

Hopinions | Are you happy to pay corkage on beers to drink in bars/bottle shops?

Fantasy Pub Crawl | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 

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

Hopinions 108 “Bank Holiday”

This week we’re wondering what even is a bank holiday these days and talking about early beer of the year contenders

Beer | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘DBA’, ‘Blues Breaker’, ‘Lindow’ and ‘Cheshire Gap’

Hopinions | We’re 1/4 of the way through the year, any beer of the year contenders for you yet?

Links | Buy the NHS a pint | Cheshire Brewhouse | Cabin Fever

 

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

Hopinions 107 “Virtuality”

We’re back and prodcuing our first Hopinions episode via Skype!

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Heavy Nettle’ & ‘Deliverance’ and Anspach & Hobday ‘The Ordinary Bitter’ & ‘The Sour Dry Hop’

Hopinions | If you could only spend your day in one, which would it be?

 

Many thanks to Abbeydale and Anspach & Hobday for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 106 “Price Tag”

In a pre-recorded, pre-lockdown show, Martin and Steve are musing about whether things in shops should be clearly priced

Beers | Seven Bro7hers ‘Amber Lager’ & ‘Hoppy Pale’ and Thornbridge ‘Bison’

Hopinions | When shopping in bottle shops do you want to know the price of your beer before you get to the counter?

Links | The law on pricing

 

Many thanks to Seven Bro7hers and Thornbridge for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 105 “Budvar, the Republic of Beer and the Rise of Czechia”

Image courtesy of Tim from Brewers Journal

Martin and Steve head to Czechia to sit down with Budweiser Budvar Head Brewmaster Adam Brož, Deputy Brewaster Petr Kosin, Trade Quality Jiri Pekhart and UK Marketing Manager Josh Smith to chat lager, history, tradition, harmony and trademarks

We also take a look back at our trip and some of the smaller breweries that we visited in Czechia, including Solnice and Pivovar Antoš

For more information on Budvar head to their UK website 

 

We were guests of Budvar on this trip and as such our travel, accommodation, food and drink was kindly covered. This didn’t influence any of our thoughts or views on Budvar’s beers or the other places that we visited.

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