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Hopinions 27 “Keep It Clean”

We’re back from a few weeks off with a mammoth show  where we chat about what we got up to during our break and have a look at the latest news.

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Nice’, ‘Naughty’, ‘Ragnarok’ and ‘Mills & Hills’

Hopinions | Following Sam Smiths ban this week, what do you think to swearing in pubs?

Prizeless Prize | Back with a first time winner with this picture from The Beer Beard Guy

Blogs | Read about Martin’s trip to Beerz in Cherbourg here

 

We were given these beers for free from the folks at Fyne Ales but this hasn’t impacted on our thoughts of them. Check out information and ticket details for Fyne Fest here.

Hopinions 26 “Geekery”

It’s our season finale… Martin recaps a recent trip to Coventry and Steve gets a bit angry about Brewdog. Again.

We also get our geek on and spend a LOT of time talking about Marvel & DC’s cinematic/television universes

Beer | Deya ‘Steady Rolling Man’, Burning Soul ‘Oct IPA’ & Adnams ‘Both Barrels’

Hopinions | Geekery – Is yours just limited to beer?

Prizeless Prize | A first time winner for the last big box of nothing of the season, congrats to The Ale Lady

Blogs | Good Beer Hunting looking at the Yeastie Boys contract brewing issuesMidlands Beer Blog original post about The Wolf in Birmingham & Martin’s thoughts on his trip to Coventry

Hopinions 25 “Ratings”

This week we’re chatting about using ratings to guide our choices while also dipping into the Hop City 2017 line up and asking if Brewdog’s equity scheme is really equitable.

Beer | The White Hag/Kinnegar ‘Irish Coffee Nitro Stout’, Vliegende Paard Brouwers ‘Prearis Quadrupel’ and ‘Prearis Quadrocinno’

Hopinions | Has an Untappd rating/score ever impacted on your decision to buy a beer?

Prizeless Prize | Normal service has been resumed this week as Northern Beer Geek takes the honours

Blogs | More about Brewdog’s recent investment announcement from Glynn Davis at Beer Insider

Hopinions 24 “Blown Away”

This week we’re back in the studio and chatting about beers that have blown us away. We also get around to finally reviewing the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Festival that we attended a few weeks ago.

Beers | Pirate Life ‘Throwback IPA’, ‘IPA’ & ‘IIPA’

Hopinions | When was the last time you had a beer that blew you away & what was it?

Prizeless Prize | Stewards enquiry is ongoing for this week’s winner from Sparkyrite

Blogs | Mark Johnson responds to last week’s show with a great piece of writing about his passion for the pub

Interview | We talk to Sean from Pirate Life about bringing great Australian beer to the UK

*Apologies for the slight overlap at the end of this show, some technical gremlins interfered with our normally perfect production

 

We were given these beers for free from the folks at Pirate Life but this hasn’t impacted on our views of just how great they bloodywell are.

Hopinions 23 “Choices”

This week we’re joined by guest and beer sommelier Ruth Mitchell to talk about the choices we make about drinking.

Beer | Edinburgh Beer Factory ‘Paolozzi’ & Flying Dog ‘Easy IPA’

Gin | Wayfarer & Renegade Brewery ‘Ukko’

Hopinions | With off trade sales overtaking on trade why do you choose to drink at home instead of the pub?

Prizeless Prize | For the second show in a row, Cowboy Drinks Craft takes the honours

Blogs | Connor Murphy/MCR Beer Week, Pete McKerry, Pub Curmudgeon and Boak & Bailey

Facebook | Check out our round up of our beers of February exclusively on our Facebook page

 

Many thanks to Fuller’s Counting House for providing us with a room to record this podcast. All of our beers were paid for although Ruth did provide the gin for free, but none of this influenced our thoughts.

Hopinions 22 “10 Things You Never Knew You Wanted To Know About Beer Festivals (Part I)”

In our final crossover podcast of the series, we sit down with Wayne & Janice Dunne (AKA The Irish Beer Snobs) to talk about 10 things you never knew you wanted to know about beer festivals.

Beer | Station Works ‘The Foxes Rock IPA’

Hopinions | The best thing about beer festivals / The worst thing about beer festivals

Interview | We chat to Dr. Gearóid Cahill, head judge of The Dublin Craft Beer Cup and director of brewing science at Alltech about beer judging

Part II | Make sure to check out part 2 on the Irish Beer Snob feed, available from Sunday 5 March 2017

 

We attended the Alltech Craft Beer & Food Fair on media passes that gave us free access to the event and some beer tokens. We were looked after incredibly well and provided access to the media lounge and rooms for recording. None of this has influenced our views on the event or beers we try and we are exceptionally grateful to Tracey & Aoife for looking after us.

Hopinions 21 “On Trend”

This week we’re looking back at some great beers we’ve had recently and chatting about what it means for a beer to be “on trend”.

Beer | Six Degrees North/Magic Rock ‘Magic Six’, Chorlton/Vocation ‘Sour & Death’ & Lervig/Hoppin Frog ‘Sippin Into Darkness’

Hopinions | Should beers in a brewery’s core range change to stay on trend?

Blogs | Pub Curmudgeon’s ‘Love of a lifetime‘ & Matt Chinnery’s review of Stokey Beer Fest

Prizeless Prize | The big box of nothing returns to the North this week as Cowboy Drinks Craft takes the honours

 

We’re grateful to Matt at Six Degrees North for sending us ‘Magic Six’ . The fact that we were given this beer for free did not influence our thoughts on it.

Hopinions 20 “Wake Up & Smell The Coffee”

In our third crossover podcast, we’re with Roland from Steve & Roland’s Beer Podcast talking about coffee, beer, coffee and beer and coffee in beer.

Beer | Elusive Brewing/Affinity Brew Co ‘Brimful of Masha’, Põhjala Brewery ‘Must Kuld Colombia’ & Weird Beard ‘Double Pearle (Jim Beam Barrel  Aged)’

Hopinions | Coffee beers… Are they any good and what’s the best you’ve had?

Cheers | To Phil Hardy from Otter’s Tears Beer Co for providing a venue for recording this podcast

 

We are grateful to Roland and Has Bean Coffee for providing the coffees and beers for this podcast for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the coffees and beers that we featured.

 

 

Hopinions 19 “Decisions, decisions”

This week we return to our ‘second studio’ Brewdog Shoreditch to record a collab within a crossover with a guest! We’re joined by Michael Lalley of Bushcraft Beer and Stu McKinley from Yeastie Boys to discuss the things that influence our buying decisions.

Blog | Michael’s ‘Three Bullet Tuesday’ that was the catalyst for this week’s show

Beer | Brewdog ‘Small Batch 90 Shilling’

Hopinions | What most influences your beer buying decisions?

 

We’re really grateful to Brewdog Shoreditch for hosting us again and to Stu & Todd for plying us with beer all night. This may or may nor have affect our views on a number of subjects…

Hopinions 18 “Revitalisation”

This week we’re straight from a British Guild of Beer Writers event with the CAMRA Revitalisation Committee to talk about what’s next for CAMRA.

Beers | Bude Brewery ‘Haven’ amber ale, ‘Porthbud’ pale ale & ‘Black Rock’ porter

Hopinions | In today’s beer world, is CAMRA still needed?

Blogs | Myles talks FOMO, Beer Manchester considers his ‘local’ and Martin reviews ‘Around The Tube in 80 Pubs’

Prizeless Prize | The best picture ever from Steve, who finally wins his first big box of nothing

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folk at Bude Brewery but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them.

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