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Hopinions 144 “The Ship of Theseus”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by the Nicest Man In Beer, Andy Parker from Elusive Brewing for an exclusive preview of his new Nexus Imperial Stouts. We also talk about great neighbours and how much a beer has to change to become a different beer

Beers | Elusive Brewing Nexus Imperial Stout ‘The Hive Espresso Edition’, ‘Tonka & Vanilla Bean Edition’ and ‘Raspberry Ruin Edition’

Hopinions | If a beer undergoes a number of changes to it’s core ingredients that results in changes to the appearance, flavour and ABV, is it…

Elusive Brewing | Webshop | Twitter

Beers Without Frontiers | Chat to Andy here

 

Many thanks to Andy for sending us these beers to feature on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 136 “Review of 2020”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying the annual extravaganza that is the end of year review show. We’re looking back at the beers, breweries and events that have rocked our beery worlds this year

Beers | Elusive Brewing ‘Oregon Trail’, Camden Town Brewery ‘Beer 2020’, Fuller’s ‘Vintage Ale 2019’ and Signature Brew ‘Anthology 2020’

Hopinions | What rocked your beery worlds?

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners for still getting involved with what we do and for your ongoing support. Without you we are nothing. Stay safe folks and here’s to 2021!

Many thanks to Signature Brew for sending us beer to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 99 “Review of 2019”

It’s the end of the year decade and we’re taking a look back at our beery highlights from 2019

Beers | Uncruliar Brews ‘Rhubarbley Wine’, Mad Hatter ‘Salted Caramel Quadrupel’, Camden ‘Beer 2019’, Thornbridge ‘Saint Petersburg’, Porterhouse ‘Devil’s Half Acre’ & ‘Celebration Stout’ and Fuller’s ‘Imperial IPA’

Hopinions | 2019 Beery Highlights

Links | Beers Without Frontiers podcast | Pub Chef Passion

 

Many thanks to Sean, Rob and the folks at Thornbridge & Porterhhouse for the beers, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Black Friday

It’s Black Friday and in what has become an annual tradition, the annual Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is now available.

We were lucky enough to get invited to the preview tasting and Steve had a chat with Goose Island’s Shoreditch Brewpub Head Brewer Andrew Walton about this year’s release.

 

We were invited to the preview launch by Goose Island’s PR company Zeitgeist and got to try the beers for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | Love Actually

Martin and Steve settle down in front of a cozy fire with a few bottles of beer to enjoy this seasonal romantic comedy…

Salt ‘Just Another Dream’*

Jefferson’s Brewery ‘Across the Miles’**

Three Hills ‘In Pursuit No 2’**

Duvel ‘Triple Hop Citra’***

Left Handed Giant ‘In These Waters’**

Brewdog ‘Beetle Mania’****

Brewdog ‘Radio Zomebie Phone In’****

 

*This was gifted to us by Salt Beer Factory…

**These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale

***This was gifted by the folks at Duvel…

****This was gifted to us by Brewdog as part of 2018’s advent calendar…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or the masterful turn of Rowan Atkinson in this film

Hopinions 94 “Premium”

This week we take a trip to the Essex coast and visit Leigh-on-Sea Brewery

Beers | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery ‘Legra’, ‘Brhubarb’, ‘Bohemian Pilsner’, ‘Crowstone’, ‘SS9’ & ‘Barrel Aged SS9’

Hopinions | Can cask beer be ‘premiumised’?

Links | Mark Johnson’s post | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery info

 

Many thanks to Ian for inviting us down to the brewery and for providing the beers for us all evening free, 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 89 “Size Matters”

This week we’re getting stuck in to some amazing beers that were sent to us by listener of the show Will Watkins. We also discuss if size matters and talk about the latest acquisitions by Beer Hawk / ZX Ventures / ABIn Bev.

Beers |  Amundsen Bryggeri ‘ Dessert In A Can – Pecan & Maple Pie’, Other Half Brewing ‘DDH All Green Everything’, Brouwerij Bosteels ‘Limited Release 2018 Single Batch BBB01’, Dogfish Head ‘120 Minute IPA’ and Wicked Weed Brewing ‘Barrel Aged El Paraiso’

Hopinions | Preferred size of pre-packaged beer

Beer Hawk | Glynn Davis Beer Insider | Matt Curtis | Euroboozer |

Links | More about Kveik |

Hopinions on Films | Avengers Infinity War

If you thought we talked a lot during last year’s Avengers Assemble podcast, then strap yourselves in. We’re about to talk a whole load more! Here’s what we enjoyed during this show…

Hop Hooligans ‘Collision Course’*

Stone Berlin ‘IPA’

Brewdog ‘Declassified Demi-God’**

Vocation ‘Heart & Soul’

Roosters ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’

Brewdog ‘ Paradox Uncle Duke’s’**

Half Acre ‘Gone Away’

Northern Monk ‘Death’

 

*This was given to us by Simply Hops as part of the Underdog Brewing Competition 2019 / **These were part of the 2018 Advent Calendar that Brewdog sent to us but none of this influenced our thoughts on Avengers Infinity War being the greatest cinematic event of all time. Until Endgame that is.

 

Hopinions on Films | The Spy Who Loved Me

Image courtesy of @gingerdaniels13

Bond. James Bond. We take on an absolute cult classic from the 70’s with Martin taking geekery to a new level and talking facts throughout the entire film. The beers that we enjoyed for this show were…

Thornbridge / Cigar City ‘Jai Jai’

Arundel ‘Clockwork NEIPA (Mosaic & Idaho7)’

Innis & Gunn ’15 Barrel Aged DIPA’*

Brasserie Dupont ‘Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping (2017)’

Weird Beard ‘Heavy Fuel’

Ampersand ‘Experiments in Evil (Whisky BA 2018)’

Northern Monk / Legitmate Industries ‘Raspberry & Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Quad’

 

*This was sent to us by Innis & Gunn but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on it or how much Bond’s cheesy one liners get much worse with age.

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