This year’s Crimbo Crawl hits Bristol on Saturday 1 December
We’re back from our summer break and celebrating our 2nd birthday as we tuck into a numbers of beers that we’ve been gifted over the summer.
Beers | Northern Monk ‘Don’t Mess With Yorkshire IPA’, Sixpoint ‘Alpenflo’, Budvar ‘Dark Lager’, Wild Beer ‘Sleeping Limes’, Saltaire Brewing ‘Polairty’, Manual Brew Co ‘Tickets, Please’ and Sixpoint ‘Righteous Ale’
Many thanks to James @gammonbaron, Heathwick UK, Budvar, Wild Beer, Saltaire and Manual Brew Co for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.
There can be only one. Or in our case a few. We’re into classic 80’s cult viewing this time as we travel through the ages with Highlander, working our way through a series of beers from the Highlands(ish).
Fallen Brewing ‘Local Motive’ & ‘Platform C’*
Innis & Gunn ‘Mangoes on the run’ & ‘Kindred Spirit’*
Brewdog ‘Mr President’
Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky*
(Despite being pictured we sadly didn’t get round to drinking the Harviestoun)
*These were sent to us by Fallen Brewing and Innis & Gunn but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them or on just how much Highlander hasn’t aged well.
In our first live outing for Hopinions, we’re live from Peakender and joined on stage by Thornbridge CEO Simon Webster, COO Simon Walkden & Head Brewer Rob Lovatt
Beer | Thornbridge ‘Jaipur’
This week we’re diving into the world of Trappist beers as we take a look at some of the world’s most revered Trappist beers and the newest addition to a very exclusive club.
Beers | Mount Saint Bernard ‘Tynt Meadow’, Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval ‘Orval’, Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle ‘Dubbel’, Brouwerij Westvleteren ’12’ and Sint Bernardus Brouwerij ‘Abt 12’
Hopinions | Glassware – how important is it to get it right?
Links | Craft Beer Cares ticket link
Interview | Many thanks to Dani for recording her chat with Father Erik from Mount Saint Bernard
This week we present a show that Martin threatened he would leave if we ever did again as we revisit alcohol free beers.
Beers | Pistonhead ‘Flat Tyre 0.5%’, Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5%’ and Thornbridge ‘Big Easy’
Many thanks to Fergus from Adnams and Simon from Thornbridge for sending us their beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.
This week we’re exploring the world of gluten free beers and for once the big news happened on recording day!
Beers | La Binchoise ‘New Era’, Brewdog ‘Vagabond’, Wold Top ‘Marmalade Porter’, Magic Rock ‘Fantasma’ and Arbor ‘Mosaic’
Gluten Free | Many thanks to Matt (@GlutenFreePint) for his input into the show and helping us out with some GF facts. Check out the Facebook page here.
Many thanks to Brandon from Inkling for sending us the New Era to try on this show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.
This week, we dig into the only news from the past fortnight – Heineken’s investment into Beavertown. Also, as a follow up to our last show, we sit down and talk to The Portman Group.
Beers | Heineken ‘lager’, Beavertown ‘Neck Oil’, ‘Gamma Roy’, ‘Smog Rocket’ & ‘Lord Smog Almighty’
Links | Roger Protz on Beavertown
Interview | We chat to John Timothy, CEO of The Portman Group
We’re live from our new recording home this week – Dave’s Beer Cupboard – as we dig into the world of regulation in the drinks industry.
Beers | Abbeydale ‘Heathen’ & ‘Nelson Sauvin DIPA’, Fallen ‘Double Barrelled Chew Chew (Red Wine Edition) & ‘Branch Line’, Eden River Brew Co ‘Ragnar Rasperry’ & ‘Li Jing Lemon’ & Emmanuales ‘Last Supper’
Hopinions | Does the beer industry need The Portman Group?
Many thanks to Laura from Abbeydale, Linda from Eden River, Paul from Fallen and Nick from Emmanuales for sending us beers to try on this show for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts.
It’s that time of year again folks! Magic Rock’s annual release is out in the wild and for your listening pleasure we take on the whole Cannonball Run…
Beers | Magic Rock ‘Cannonball’, ‘Neo-Human Cannonball’, ‘Human Cannonball’ & ‘Un-Human Cannonball’
Many thanks to the folks at Ales By Mail for gifting us these beers for the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great they were.