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Hopinions 51 “In The Game”

This week we’re rocked by the fact that we recorded a show under a hour!

Beers | Wild Weather Ales ‘First Person Fruiter’, ‘Peach of a Weekend’, ‘Breakfast at Sciliy’s’ and ‘Skadoosh’

Hopinions | In the modern UK beer market do breweries need their beers in cans to stay in the game?

Links | Steve & Roland talk about Stone Brewing and cans

 

Many thanks the folks from Wild Weather Ales for sending over a selection of beers for us to try for free. 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.

Hopinions 50 “Friends”

This week we dive into the Fullers & Friends box of beers, get stuck into loads of news and take a look back at our first 50 shows.

Beers | Fullers & Hardknott ‘Peat Souper’, Fullers & Fourpure ‘Galleon’, Fullers & Marble ‘Matariki’, Fullers & Cloudwater ‘NE IPA’, Fullers & Thornbridge ‘Flora & The Griffin’, Fullers & Moor ‘Rebirth’ and Fullers ‘Vintage Ale 2016’

Hopinions | As it’s that time of year where we find ourselves in venues not serving drinks of our choosing, what do you drink when there’s no decent beer on?

Links | NE Sippin Forecast fundraising page | Irish Beer Snobs fundraising page

Crimbo Crawl 17 | Details are here

Hopinions 49 “Looking Back”

A slightly different show this week as we take a look back at the last few weeks of beery adventures that we’ve had. We also round up a few polls and really get stuck into our listener comments.

Beers | Ampersand ‘Umlat’, ‘Cocow’, ‘Farmhand’ & ‘Hopwell’ and Grain ‘Slate’ & ‘Lignum Vitae’

Hopinions | Collaborations, Pumpkin Beers & If a brewery or beer has won awards are you more likely to buy their beers?

 

Many thanks the folks from Ampersand and Grain for sending over a selection of beers for us to try. 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

 

Hopinions 43 “Blinding”

Image courtesy of Ghost Whale

In the second part of a unique crossover collab with the Craft Beer Channel, we’re at Ghost Whale in Brixton talking about hazy IPAs, following the blind tasting we did on the channel.

Beers | Lervig ‘Tasty Juice’, Redchurch ‘Great Eastern India Pale Ale’ & Almasty ‘West Coast IPA’

Hopinions | Our summer styles series – lagers, IPA, dark beers & sour beers

Part I | Of the collab on the Craft Beer Channel can be viewed below

Hopinions 40 “Cellaring”

Picture courtesy of Matt Chinnery

We’re back for season 4 and celebrating our first Hopinions birthday with some friends from Essex. This week we’re joined by Justin Mason & Matt Chinnery as we raid Justin’s cellar and drink some big beers.

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Bigfoot’ (2013), JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale’ (2010), The Kernel ‘IPA Stella’ (2012), Magic Rock ‘Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady’ (2013) & Thomas Hardy’s ‘Old Ale’ (2007)

Hopinions | Do you buy beers with the intention of cellaring/ageing them?

GBBF Blog Links | Martin | Boak & Bailey | Pete Brown

Other Links | Our Facebook beers of August | Beer by Beer launches | Temper Tantrum homebrew competition

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

 

Many thanks to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

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 35 “Go To”

This week we’re out on the road again, recording from The Hoop & Grapes in Farringdon and we’re joined by guest John West from the I’ll Explain Later podcast.

Beers | Whitstable Bay ‘Pale’, Shepherd Neame ‘Brilliant Ale’, ‘India Pale Ale’ & ‘Double Stout’

Hopinions | Are ‘go to’ beers a part of your drinking regime?

#PrizelessPrize | The big box of nothing heads back to Essex and into the hands of PlymShaun

Links |  Check out the I’ll Explain Later podcast here | Martin’s original ‘Go To Beers’ post

Listener Survey | We’d really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our listener survey. This will help us continue to tailor the podcast so that it’s exactly what you want to hear

 

Many thanks to John from Shepherd Neame and Mike from the Hoop & Grapes for providing the room for recording and the beers that we had for free. This didn’t impact on our views of the beers that we had.

Hopinions 33 “Spoons”

This week we’re on location recording from The Battesford Court Wetherspoons in Witham.

Beers | Adnams ‘Mosaic Pale Ale’, Uprising ‘Treason’, Oakham ‘Green Devil’ & Six Point ‘Resin’

Hopinions | Wetherspoons?

#PrizelessPrize | This week the big box of nothing heads back into the hands of Son0vagun

Part II | Of our Rhythm & Brews crossover is now available here

Listener Survey | We’d really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our listener survey. This will help us continue to tailor the podcast so that it’s exactly what you want to hear

Hopinions 32 “#CraftBeerHour”

This week, we hosted #CraftBeerHour running live polls and drinking beers from the supermarket. Here’s the result…

Beers | Flying Dog ‘Numero Uno’, Harbour ‘Little Rock IPA’, Hitachino Nest ‘White’ Ale, Northern Monk ‘New World IPA’ & Redwell ‘Kofra Stout’

Hopinions | Supermarket buying choices – check the polls out here

#PrizelessPrize | The big box of nothing goes to first time winner Joe Hill

Links | Craig Garvie on RateBeer | Discounts on your beer from some great independent stockists |

Listener Survey | We’d really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our listener survey. This will help us continue to tailor the podcast so that it’s exactly what you want to hear

 

Craft Beer Hour is the brainchild of Tom and runs on Twitter every Tuesday between 9pm & 10pm, to get involved use #CraftBeerHour. You can sign up for samples and check the full schedule of hosts on the website here. We’re grateful to Tom for letting us bring Hopinions ‘live’ to Craft Beer Hour this week.

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.

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