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Hopinions 130 “Give Us A Clue”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker and all round great bloke Rob Edwards to talk about Sabro, advertising opening hours and the world’s strongest beer

Beers | Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’, Brew York ‘Red Panda 2020’, Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Little Saturday’, Kernel/New Barns ‘Multi-Grain Galaxy IPA’  and Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Mosaic Amarillo’

Hopinions | What’s your preference? | If pubs/bars have limited information online about their opening hours, does it impact your decision to visit?

Rob can be found | Twitter | Wednesday Beers | Social Distancing Sounds

The World’s Strongest Beer | Info here

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 128 “Four Candles”

This week Martin & Steve are celebrating four years of the Hopinions podcast and are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen Carter from the Points of Brew podcast

Beers | Yeastie Boys ‘The Reflex’,  Neptune ‘Charybdis’ and Goose Island/Wimbledon Brewery ‘Obadiah Poundage’

Hopinions | Are breweries missing out on potential custom by only focusing on one format of social media? | Do you think supermarkets selling craft beer is good for the industry?

Points of Brew | Twitter | Instagram | Podcast

 

Many thanks to Stu & Kamilla from Yeastie Boys and 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 123 “Forever Reminded”

This week Martin & Steve are exploring the things that will forever remind us of Lockdown 2020 and also discus the latest developments in the Small Brewers Duty Relief

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Utopian ‘Vienna Keller Lager’ and Wiper and True Mixed Fermentations ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Narrow Sea’

Hopinions | When the dust settles on lockdown life, is there a beer or brewery that will forever remind you on this time?

Small Brewers Duty Relief | Finance Bill | SIBA Response | Beer Nouveau post | Roger Protz post | Shane Swindell’s post | Write to your MP

Social Distancing Sounds | Listen here

The Infamous Punk IPA Episode | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales, Alice from Wiper and True and Ruth from Utopian for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 122 “Classic”

This week Martin & Steve celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Beer O’clock Show with a very special Guest Drinker

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Pale Ale’, Lagunitas ‘IPA’, Wychwood ‘Hobgoblin’ & McEwans ‘Champion’

Hopinions | Do you ever revisit what you consider to be ‘the classics’ & what are they?

Links | Roger Protz on the Mawson Arms | Classics Timeline

Hopinions 121 “Too Good To Be Forgotten”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Brew York and chatting about those breweries which are sometimes overlooked, underrated or simply forgotten about

Beers | Brew York ‘Kiwi’, ‘HHH’ and ‘Big Eagle 2020’

Hopinions | Do you feel some breweries are underrated & who are they for you?

 

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

 

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. 

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