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Hopinions 129 “Jonesing”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Neptune Brewery, chatting about brewery expansions and discussing keeping up with the Jones’

Beers | Neptune Brewery ‘Mosaic’, ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘Scylla’

Hopinions | Has a hop variety ever changed so much it’s stopped you from drinking a particular beer? | Will the “rule of 6” and the legal requirement for pubs to keep your contact details for track & trace purposes affect your decision to go to the pub? | Do breweries need to keep up with the times to continue to attract your attention?

Links | MomenTary Beer Songs

 

Many thanks to Julie & Les from Neptune for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 126 “Human Nature”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by long time friends Janice & Wayne Dunne, aka The Irish Beer Snobs, to chat lockdown in Ireland, human nature and festival-going

Beers | Oakham ‘JHB’, Hobsons ‘Postman’s Knock’, Sambrook’s ‘Battersea Rye’, Tyne Bank ‘Silver Dollar’, Titanic ‘Stout’ & Bedlam ‘Phoenix’

Hopinions | Would you go to a beer festival yet?

Links | Dublin Bar scenes | Research methodology |

Irish Beer Snobs | Twitter | Website | Podcast 

 

Many thanks to the folks at Best of British Beer for sending us both a Virtual British Beer Festival box to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 124 “Consumer Paradise”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker Jules Grey, owner of the Hop Hideout in Sheffield (among many, many other roles) to discuss the challenges of running an independent bottle shop through a global pandemic and successfully coming out of the other side

Beer | Amity Brew Co ‘Red Lane’, ‘Sunnybank’ & Festoon

Links | Crop Variety table from Will Longmate | Hop Hideout | Sheffield Beer Week

 

Many thanks to Amity Brew Co for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 115 “Keep Your Distance”

This week Martin and Steve are diving into four beers from Andy Parker’s Elusive Brewing while we continue to discuss how pubs in the UK may reopen

Beers | Elusive Brewing ‘Overdrive Lap 18’, ‘Level Up: Level 22’, ‘Shadow of the Beast’ and ‘Altered Beast’

Hopinions | Do you think that social distancing can be truly achieved in pubs?

Link | Roger Ryman: In His Own Words by Emma Inch at Fermentation Radio

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 90 “Fantasy Pub Crawl”

This week we head out on a world-wide fantasy pub crawl, exploring places that we’d really like to enjoy a pint or two at.

Beers | Brew York ‘Kaijuice’, ‘Cereal Killa’, ‘Barghest’, ‘Imperial Tonkoko’, ‘Medjuicia’ and ‘Mocha Man Randy Savage’

Hopinions | Can you name your top 3 pubs/bars/taprooms that would be in your 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.

Hopinions 85 “Art”

This week, we’re joined by Beavertown’s Creative Director Nick Dwyer to talk all things art and beer.

Beer | Beavertown ‘Gamma Ray’, ‘Bloody ‘Ell’, ‘Brett Pils’ and ‘Heavy Lord’, Left Handed Giant/Duration ‘Minority Stake’, Northern Monk ‘Patrons 1.01’, Magic Rock/Bagby ‘Californishire’ and Wander Beyond ‘Nautiloid’

Hopinions | Does artwork influence your purchasing / rating of beer?

Belgium | Poechenellekelder | Oldest Pub in Bruges – Vlissinghe

Tate | Events can be found here

 

Many thanks to Nick for giving up his time record with us, the Beavertown beers we had on this show were free but this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 65 “Refreshes The Parts”

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’

Hopinions |  We’re all still going to drink Beavertown beer right?Do you think Heineken’s investment in Beavertown is bad for the independent sector?

Links | Roger Protz on Beavertown

Interview | We chat to John Timothy, CEO of The Portman Group

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