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Episode 133 – All Black

IMG_5575In our first ever Winter Special, we’re broadcasting live from Hop Burns & Black again, and this time it’s all about New Zealand.

We feature and taste 5 beers with a live audience and we chat to Todd from the NZ Collective and Stu from the Yeastie Boys.

On the menu for tonight’s special was ‘Pot Kettle Black’ & ‘PBK Remix 2015 Dark Matta’ from the Yeastie Boys, ‘Oyster Stout’ from Three Boys, ‘Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA’ from Renaissance and the indulgent ‘iStout’ from 8 Wired.

In our live #hoptopic we decide once and for all which city is the best beery city in the UK.

Massive thanks to the guys at Hop Burns & Black for hosting us again to Todd & Stu for giving up their time and to the live audience who we’re pretty sure half of them had no idea what was going on!

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Episode 132 – Vintage Ale 2014

IMG_5277It’s the end of another season and we say goodbye with a beer that’s becoming our staple end of year finisher, the Fuller’s Vintage Ale (2014 edition).

We take a look back over what has been our biggest season ever and chat about our highlights of the season. We also talk Golden Pints for which we’re very grateful to all of you who have nominated us in your posts.

The last of the coveted 2015 big boxes of nothing is awarded not once but twice in the #prizelessprize and we take a look forward to season 9.

As always, a massive thank you to all of the breweries who have supported us this season, all of the guests (both live and interviewed) and to you all, the listeners for sticking with us.

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Bonus content: for all you #prizelessprize fans check out the end of year montage of all of this year’s winners here

Episode 131 – Two Hundred Fathoms

IMG_5279This week we welcome Mr & Mrs Beer Snob, Wayne & Janice Dunne back to the Beer O’clock studios to review Galway Bay’s barrel aged imperial stout ‘Two Hundred Fathoms’.

We catch up on all the news, give away another first time #prizelessprize and there’s a bonus interview with Caroline Hennessy, author of the Irish craft beer and food book, Sláinte.

If that wasn’t enough, Mark also gets a bit ranty in #hoptopic.

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‘Sláinte’ can be purchased for worldwide delivery here and Caroline’s website can be found here

Episode 130 – Sourdough

IMG_5276This week we feature Wild Beer’s ‘Sourdough’ with guest reviewer Ben McCormick. Ben will be know to many on Twitter as the originator of the beer advent calendar, and this beer features part of his calendar for this year. We also chat to Ben about the rise in popularity of the ‘beer advent calendar’ and this sparks a discussion as part of this week’s #hoptopic.

We give away another great big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize and there’s a fascinating interview with hop farmer Ali Capper from Stocks Farm.

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Episode 129 – Yellow Belly

image1 (3)This week we welcome Buxton Brewery head brewer Colin Stronge to the show talk to us about all things Buxton including the Yellow Belly imperial stout with us.

No news this week, just wall-to-wall chat with Colin, plus listener questions, the #prizelessprize and another Twitter-engaging #hoptopic.

All this plus an interview with beer writer and secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Adrian-Tierney Jones.

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Episode 128 – Revelation

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all had that moment, and this week we enjoy Dark Star Brewing’s ‘Revelation’ in cans. Plus thanks to the guys at Dark Star we’ve giving you a chance to win a six pack in #BeeryRevelations.

In the news we talk about another craft acquisition, the rainbow project, Irish beers taking over the world and some exciting activities that we’ve been up to this week.

We have an interview and some exciting news from We Can Solutions, a fairly lively #HopTopic and this week’s #prizelessprize goes down to the wire.

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Episode 127 – Homebrew Special #6 (The Imperial March)

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It’s time for our seasonal trip down homebrew lane as we invite 3 homebrewers from the first 3 homebrew specials

back for a slight variation on a theme. This time round, we told the guys what we wanted and laid down the groundrules… the beers had to be black, had to be impy and had to taste of oranges! So Andy Parker (homebrew special #1), Andrew Hobbs (homebrew special #2) and Ady Goodrich (homebrew special #3) return to share their big impy black orange beers with us.

We also chat about what the impending ‘hop crisis’ will mean for homebrewers and we award a suitably themed big box of nothing in the #prizelessprize

All this plus some exclusive news from Magic Rock Brewing.

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Episode 126 – Organic Chocolate Stout

 

We go all out traditional this week with Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout – a beer that we both tried while on one of the Dragon & Flagon Pub Tours in London.

While Mark has been a little poorly (#manup / #poormark), Steve goes a little crazy and in the news we chat about brewing at home using pods, books and the exciting news of the Manchester Beer Week.

This week’s #HopTopic hits a nerve with many of you, there’s a fairly obvious #prizelessprize and a bonus interview with Magic Rock Brewing and Tap Room.

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Episode 125 – Essex Brewery Showcase

This week is something new for us as we focus on a single county in our Essex County Showcase jointly hosted by Justin Mason.

We tackle four beers that have been carefuly selected for us by Justin to highlight where the Essex Brewery scene is right now. Starting with Crouch Vale’s ‘Brewers Gold’ we then move onto Wibbler’s ‘Hop Black’ and Maldon Brewery’s ‘Xylonite’ before tackling the very special Brentwood Brewing Co’s ‘Van Kannor’.

In the news, all you need to know is that Thornbridge’s (KLAXON) ‘Halcyon’ has been voted the best beer in Europe, while the #prizelesspize this week goes to a suitably seasonal holiday themed montage.

Keep up to date with what’s going on in the Essex Brewery scene by following Beer In Essex and also make sure to read Justin’s excellent posts on the beer that is cuurretly available in his home county.

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Episode 124 – N7

This week we dive head first back into the big smoke with Hammerton Brewery’s N7 and the author of Total Ales, Matt Curtis.

We have news of our next live event ‘All Black’ to be held at Hop Burns and Black plus we discuss the recent takeover of SAB Miller by ABinBev.

The #prizelessprize goes back overseas and in #HopTopic we ask if pumpkin beers are really any good.

All this plus an interview with Lee Hammerton from, err, Hammerton Brewery!

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