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Hopinions 95 “SIBA”

This week we’re joined by guest host James Calder, CEO of The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)

Beers | The Kernel ‘Biere de Saison Damson’ & ‘Export Stout London 1893’, Blackjack ‘West Coast IPA’, Ashover ‘Victorian Ruby Mild’ and Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’

Hopinions | Is independence in beer important to you?

Links | Craft & Slice Blog | SIBA

 

Many thanks to James for his time and for bringing along the Kernel ‘Biere de Saison’ & the Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’ beers for us to try as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 93 “Half Pint”

This week we enjoy a number of beers and dive into the world of beer pricing.

Beers | Hawkshead Brewery ‘Mosiac Pale’, ‘Route 590’ & ‘Fashionably Late’, North Riding Brewery ‘Amaretto Porter’, Northern Monk/By The River ‘Northern Powerhouse Series 007 Imperial Maple Brown’ and Brewdog ‘Sink The Bismark’

Hopinions | Should half a pint cost half the price of a pint?

Links | Glynn Davis ‘Half Measures’ | Fantasy Pub Crawl | Rhythm & Brews Live

 

Many thanks to Hawkshead, #No1Fan Paul and Brewdog for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 92 “Three Deep”

Hopinions is 3 years old and we’re celebrating with a selection of beers that you can buy as part of your weekly shop!

Beers | Brewdog ‘Funk x Punk’, North Brewing Co ‘Lost Cosmonauts’, Brewdog/Cloudwater ‘NEIPA’, Vocation/Magic Rock ‘Hang Loose’, Lost & Grounded/Brooklyn Brewery ‘Face In The Crowd’ and Wild Card ‘Raspberry Chocolate Donut Stout’

Hopinions | Micro pubs?

Links |  Beers Without Frontiers Peakender Podvention

 

Hopinions on Films | The Lost Boys

Here’s a show that we’ve been threatening to do since we first started the Hopinions on Films spin off series. So sit back, get your sunglasses and best 80’s brooding look on as we enter Santa Carla…

Omnipollo ‘Arzachel’*

The Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Galaxy Enigma Vic Secret’*

Uncruliar Brews ‘Rhubabbey’**

Box Social Brewing ‘Campfire Porter’***

Thornbridge ‘Necessary Evil’****

 

*These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale, visit their website and claim 10% off any order over £25 before 31 August by using the code Beer O’clock

**This was gifted to us by listener and Hopinions Official Numbercruncher Sean O’Reilly

***This was given to us by Box Social when Steve visited the brewery a while back…

****This was gifted to us by the folks at Thornbridge…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or The Lost Boys being an absolute cult classic

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 84 “Innovation vs Core”

We’re back from a mini-break and diving straight into some delicious beers

Beers | Sean O’Reilly / Uncruliar Brews ‘Sean’s Dark Ruby Mild’ and ‘Not So Pale Fire’, Unbarred ‘Mango Pale’, ‘Honeycomb Milkshake Pale’ and ‘Tropic Soda’ and Lagunitas ‘The Waldos Special Ale’

Hopinions | Is constant innovation of beer styles/flavours essential to the survival of breweries or is it a solid core range?

Links | Heartland

 

Many thanks to Sean (@uncruliar), Brett from Unbarred and Tom from Lagunitas for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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 81 “Perfect”

This week we’re joined by author and comedian James Dowdeswell to talk about growing up in a pub, great bar service and writing a book.

Beers | Fierce & Noble ‘Session IPA’, ‘APA’ & ‘West Coast IPA’

Hopinions | You’re faced with unknowledgable bar staff. Do you…? | What’s the most important skill for bar staff?

Links | SIBA Opposes new Portman Group Guidance |

James Dowdeswell | Get the Pub Manifesto here | Twitter | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Tom from Fierce & Noble for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 80 “Flavours”

More experiments this week as Martin & Steve tuck into a load of adjunct-filled beers and try their food counterparts to see if they actually taste like the things they are supposed to taste like.

Beers | Vocation & Yeastie Boys ‘Breakfast Club’, Thornbridge & Fourpure ‘Fresa’, Wild Beer ‘Millionaire’, Tiny Rebel & Flavourly ‘Pango’ and Brewdog & Amundsen ‘Mallow Mafia’

Hopinions | Do the adjuncts added to some beers really make the beer taste like the thing that has been added?

Links | Art By Volume | Rhythm & Brews Podcrawl | Doing Science to Stuff |

 

Many thanks to Wild Beer Co and Brewdog for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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