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Hopinions 114 “Heritage”

This week Martin & Steve are talking heritage beers and we’re joined by returning (serial) guest drinker Ruth Mitchell

Beers | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Disco Fruit Baby’, ‘Mosaic’ & ‘Govinda’

Hopinions | In your view, what classes a beer as a ‘heritage’?

Govinda | Watch the video here

SummerSesh | Session 1 | Session 2

 

Many thanks to Shane Swindells from 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 110 “Blending”

This week we’re joined by our first ‘guest drinker’ Richard Taylor as we talk about pubs being closed and blending beers. We also chat about our ‘Mount Rushmore’ of beers.

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The IPA’ & ‘The Porter’ and Broughton Ales ‘Wee Jock’ & ‘Old Jock’

Hopinions | Which 2 beers would you choose to blend and why?

Fantasy Pub Crawl | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

Links | Boak & Bailey Proporval

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Broughton Ales for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 107 “Virtuality”

We’re back and prodcuing our first Hopinions episode via Skype!

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Heavy Nettle’ & ‘Deliverance’ and Anspach & Hobday ‘The Ordinary Bitter’ & ‘The Sour Dry Hop’

Hopinions | If you could only spend your day in one, which would it be?

 

Many thanks to Abbeydale and Anspach & Hobday for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 106 “Price Tag”

In a pre-recorded, pre-lockdown show, Martin and Steve are musing about whether things in shops should be clearly priced

Beers | Seven Bro7hers ‘Amber Lager’ & ‘Hoppy Pale’ and Thornbridge ‘Bison’

Hopinions | When shopping in bottle shops do you want to know the price of your beer before you get to the counter?

Links | The law on pricing

 

Many thanks to Seven Bro7hers and Thornbridge for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 104 “Fantasy Pints”

This week Martin and Steve dicuss the current state of the world, outrageous Portman rulings and talk about which living people we’d like to buy a pint.

Beers | Adamns / Camden Town ‘Camden On Sea’, Beavertown ‘One Of Own Own’, Yeastie Boys ‘Cosmic Liquid Kiss’ and Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’

Hopinions |  Which 5 living folk you’ve never met would you like to buy a beer for?

Links | Symmetry Brewing

 

Many thanks to Fergus at Adnams the couple of cans of Camden On Sea, Beavertown for the One of Our Own (and others) and Alastair from The Yeastie Boys Cosmic Liquid Kiss (and others). Although these beers were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 103 “The Chase”

This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and all-round beery font of knowledge, Natalya Watson from Beer With Nat.

Beers | Broaden & Build ‘Jaunty’, Beavertown ‘Lupuloid’ and The Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Gibraltar Porter’

Hopinions | Is the constant pursuit of the ‘new’ killing the ‘old’ in the U.K. beer scene?

Links | Brewdog new branding in football kits |

Beer With Nat | Podcast | Twitter | Website | Book

 

Many thanks to Terry for the Broaden & Build beer, Beavertown for gifting us the Lupuloid (and others) and Shane from The Cheshire Brewhouse for the Gibraltar Porter. Although these beer were free this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 102 “Weights and Measures”

We’re back at the Victoria Inn in Colchester for this week’s show where among other things we discuss Brewdog’s new branding

Beers | Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5’, Grain ‘Redwood’, Broaden & Build ‘Prolific’, Duration ‘Dripping Pitch’ and The Kernal ‘India Pale Ale Mosiac Columbus’

Hopinions | Is the standard UK pint measure of 568ml simply too much? | What is your preferred measure when drinking out?

East vs West Midlands | Beers Without Frontiers | Men Beerhaving Badly

Links | Art By Volume

 

Many thanks to Rich Taylor at the Victoria Inn for hosting us for this show

Hopinions 97 “Desert Island Bar”

We’re back in the studio and looking back at the last couple of months in the Hopinions Multiverse while musing over our Desert Island Bar picks.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘House IPA’, ‘New Old London’ and ‘Quicksand’

Hopinions | Desert Island Bar

 

Many thanks to Chris at Howling Hops for the beers, this didn’t influence 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 96 “Getting Better”

This week we’re joined by guest host Jaega Wise, Head Brewer from Wild Card Brewery (among a raft of other things) to chat inclusivity, supermarkets, the availability of beer and Untappd scandals.

Beers | Wild Card Brewery ‘Apricot & Blackcurrant Smoothie Pale’, ‘Cahsmere IPA’ & ‘Passion Fruit Gose’ and Abbeydale ‘Slam Dunk Da Funk’

Hopinions | Is it about time that clubs, restaurants, concert venues, sports grounds etc upped their beer game?

Links | Statictics! (from James Calder) | International Aliance for Responsible Drinking Report

 

Many thanks to Jaega for her time and for bringing along a couple of Wild Card beers for us to try and to James Calder for the passion fruit gose as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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