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The #12BeersOfXmas 2017

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the #12BeersOfXmas, Steve wanted to do something different…

So here’s a podcast featuring reviews of all 12 beers, and some familiar (and not so familiar) guests.

Beers | (1) Shepherd Neame ‘Christmas Ale’ (2) Elusive Brewing/Wild Weather ‘Herman Toothrot’ (3) Atom ‘Neutron Star’ (4) Cromarty ‘Anniversary Ale V’ (5) Weird Beard ‘Sadako (Red Wine BA)’ (6) Truman’s ‘London Keeper’ (7) Cloudwater/Tool ‘Christmas Cake Imperial Stout’ (8) Stewart Brewing ‘Elysium I’ (9) Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren ‘Trappist Westvleteren 12′ (10) Adnams ‘Both Barrels’ (11) Thornbridge ‘Sour Brown’ (12) Five Points ‘Old Greg’s Barley Wine’

Guests | Thanks to Martin, Phil, Sparky, Keith, Brian, The Ale Lady, Joe & Myles for coming on and sharing their thoughts on certain beers

Blogs | Read Joe’s (The Fatal Glass of Beer) & Paul’s (Abbaye de Southwick)  #12BeersOfXmas daily blogs

Podcast | Listen & subscribe to the NE Sippin Forecast

Twitter | 12 Beers of Xmas Twitter list is here – follow these folk, they’re great!

Hopinions | Will return at the end of January

Hopinions 53 “Roll Out The Barrel”

It’s our end of year show and we take a run through of some of the key Golden Pints awards. We’re also recreating a tasting experiment that first appeared on The Beer Channel (check that video out here)

Beers | Galway Bay ‘200 Fathoms’, Goose Island ‘Bourbon County Stout (2015)’ and Harviestoun ‘Ola Dubh 12’

Hopinions | Can you name your beer of 2017?

Links | The first Golden Pints | The 2015 Golden Pints update | Episode 38 | Martin’s Golden Pints | Mark Johnson’s post

Thank You | To all of our listeners that continue to support what we do. Merry Christmas!

 

Many thanks the folks from Goose Island for giving us the bottle of Bourbon County, this didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week.

#12BeersofXmas 2017

It’s that time of year again folks. Time to dig into the back of the cupboard cellar to see what wonders you have to enjoy over the festive period.

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Hopinions 41 “Canned”

This week we talk about beer in cans, plus the usual beery adventures and news.

Beer | Wiper & True ‘Yorkshire Square’, Northern Monk ‘A Newer World’ & Magic Rock ‘Bearded Lady Dessert Edition’

Hopinions | Is canned beer really better?

Links | Total Ales final post | Cloudwater’s latest beers | Newsbeat’s tweet & article

Want a t-shirt? | Get our latest Hopinions design here

 

Many thanks to the folks at Wiper & True for sending over a couple of bottles of Yorkshire Square for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer.

Hopinions on Films | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Grab your hat and whip, get your adventuring shoes on a join us for another classic film. Beer Merchants have put together this Raiders of the Lost Ark themed box for you to drink along with us.

This time we join Indiana Jones on his first adventure as he travels around the world fighting Nazis and saving the world (and the girl). This time we chose a lottery system for the beers, but once again, feel free to enjoy them in whatever way you want as you cheer Indy on to victory.

Here’s what Beer Merchants said about why they chose these beers…

Hacker-Pschorr ‘Munchner Kellerbier’ | very German

Red Hook ‘IPA’ | Old school American

Flying Dog ‘Snake Dog IPA’ | SNAKES

Kona ‘Fire Rock’ | coz the Staff of Ra was hot

Kees ‘Barrel Project #9’ | Archived away like the ark at the end of the film

Siren ‘Liquid Mistress’ | Because Marion is epic at drinking. And kinda hot.

Lervig ‘Hazy Days’ | Just an amazing film beer

Vibrant Forest ‘Kaleidoscope’ | Amazing new British beer

 

We were sent this box for free by Beer Merchants but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on any of the beers or on just how great Raiders of the Lost Ark is.

Outro from The Human Tim, check out the full version and more on You Tube here.

Hopinions 39 “Whales”

It’s the end of another season and we’re cracking open the big boys and chatting about those one-off beers that you might never get to drink again.

Beers | Thornbridge ‘Heather Honey Imperial Stout’, ‘Imperial Oatmeal Stout’ and Brooklyn ‘Cloaking Device’

Hopinions | Have you ever had a one off/discontinued beer that you wish you could have again?

#PrizelessPrize | Returns to Essex for the summer with this stunner from Justin Mason

Links | July’s beers of the month on our Facebook page | The Beer Podcast | Beer Merchants Movie Night Beer Box

 

We were sent Cloaking Device by the folks from Brooklyn but this didn’t influence on our thoughts of just how good it was. 

Hopinions on Films | Back to the Future

Here we go then folks… strap yourselves in, crack open your Hippo Beers Behemoth Box and floor the accelerator until you hit 88.8mph.

In our first Hopinions on Films special we ‘pair’ the following beers with Back to the Future, a timeless classic about the time travelling adventures of Marty Mcfly. We chose to drink the beers along with certain scenes to see if that made any difference to the beer or the film, we’ve included our selection and reasoning below, but feel free to enjoy in any way.

Marble ‘Ember City’ | intro scene & Marty goes to school / a beer from the Marble Metal series seemed to make sense here. You know why.

Drakes ‘IPA’ | after school / here we get to see more of Hill Valley which is quintessentially American. Made sense to drink with an American IPA.

Yeastie Boys ‘Pot Kettle Black’ | Twin Pines Mall / this is a night time scene, which felt right for a dark porter

Basqueland Brewing Project ‘Arraun’ | 1955 / there’s a lot going on in the time when Marty first makes it back to 1955, so we thought a beer that describes itself a complex red ale would make perfect sense

Omnipollo ‘Mazarin’ | Marty meets Lorraine / some of the best time travel paradoxing goes on during this scene, so we thought an easy drinking beer would work perfectly

Cromarty ‘Kool Runnings’ | the skateboard chase / the name of this beer lends itself perfectly to one of the most memorable scenes from the film

Jolly Pumpkin ‘ Calabaza Blanca’ | going to the ball / arguably one of the most uncomfortable sequences in the film, matched perfectly with a wild saison with orange zest & coriander

Weird Beard ‘Sadako’ | the end of the ball and back to 1985 / the film has a big memorable finish, and what better way to see it out than with a big impy stout?

 

We were sent this box for free by Hippo Beers but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on any of the beers or on just how great Back to the Future is.

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 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 16 “Festival Overload?”

As the aftershocks of #CaskGate continue to rumble on, this week we turn our attentions to the growing number of craft beer festivals in the UK.

Beer | Hawkshead/Cigar City ‘Tiramisu Imperial Stout’ & Siren/Cigar City ‘Barrel Aged Caribbean Chocolate Cake’

Hopinions | Is the UK reaching craft beer festival saturation point?

Blogs | Pete Brown, KM Flett, Connor Murphy & The Malting Floor

Prizeless Prize | Cask ale features heavily in this big box of nothing winning effort from Million Bevs

Letters | Our new listener-only letters (by which we mean tweets) section features contributions from @CraftBeerGeekUK, @SilanderGraham & @Katrinnas

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