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Hopinions 65 “Refreshes The Parts”

This week, we dig into the only news from the past fortnight – Heineken’s investment into Beavertown. Also, as a follow up to our last show, we sit down and talk to The Portman Group.

Beers | Heineken ‘lager’, Beavertown ‘Neck Oil’, ‘Gamma Roy’, ‘Smog Rocket’ & ‘Lord Smog Almighty’

Hopinions |  We’re all still going to drink Beavertown beer right?Do you think Heineken’s investment in Beavertown is bad for the independent sector?

Links | Roger Protz on Beavertown

Interview | We chat to John Timothy, CEO of The Portman Group

Hopinions on Films | Avengers Assemble

Suit up, grab a beer and join us for one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. This time we get stuck into Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as we work our way through a selection of beers that we’ve put together for this episode.

We tried to drink the beers in the most sensible(?!?) order, potentially linking them to the film at points…

Yellowbelly ‘Citra Pale Ale’ | Available from Honest Brew*

Summer Wine ‘Diablo’ | Available from all good bottle shops/online stores

Rodenbach ‘Grand Gru’ | Available from Beer Merchants

Weird Beard ‘Collabageddon 17’ | Limited release, probably not available any more

Unity ‘Amalgamation’ | Available from Honest Brew*

Tring ‘Death or Glory’ | Available from Tring Brewery

Weird Beard/Time & Tide | Limited release, probably not available any more

Signature Brew ‘Anthology’ | Available from Honest Brew*

Carlsberg ‘Special Brew’ | Available from all good corner shops, offies and park benches

 

*These beers were sent to us for free by Honest Brew but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them or on just how amazing Avengers Assemble and the entire Marvel Universe is.

Outro from The Screen Team, check out the full version and more on YouTube here

Image courtesy of @Clayfiish

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 42 “Social Media”

This week we’re joined by Johnny from Beer Frontiers to talk social media and beer while drinking beers that have recently created a buzz on social media for one reason or another.

Beers | Lost & Grounded ‘Running with Sceptres’, Magic Rock ‘Salty Kiss’ & Brew By Numbers 10|10

Hopinions | Does social media…?

Links | Check our Beer Frontiers | Crimbo Crawl details | Magic Rock beers in M&S

 

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

Hopinions 34 “Come Dine With Me”

This week we’re chatting about taking/serving beer at dinner parties.

Beers | And Union ‘Sunday P/Ale’, Fourpure ‘Indy Lager’ & Belching Beaver ‘Peanut Butter Milk Stout’

Hopinions | Would you consider taking beer to a dinner party?

#PrizelessPrize | The big box of nothing stays in Ireland and goes to first time winner Mark The Beer Trawler

Links | Part II of our Rhythm & Brews crossover | Paste Magazine article on RateBeer

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.

Hopinions 29 “London Calling”

This week we’re drinking beers from St Austell in Cornwall and chatting about if London is still considered as the epicentre of the UK beer scene.

Beer | St Austell ‘Baobab’, ‘Korev’ and ‘Eureka’

FABQ | Check out Tasting Nitch’s original video here

Hopinions | Is London still at the forefront of the UK beer scene?

Prizeless Prize | Two in a row! Son0vagun keeps the big box of nothing in Ireland

Links | More details on Beer Nouveau’s barrel funding project |Pete McKerry’s “Let them drink (crappy) stout” | Mark Johnson “Living with beer & mental health (part 3)”

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 on Films | Get your behemoth box from Hippo Beers here

 

We were given these beers for free from the folks at St Austell but this hasn’t impacted on our thoughts of them. Many thanks also to Ginger Wildheart for giving us permission to use part of “If You Want To Live In London Town” in this week’s show.

Hopinions 28 “Berkshire”

This week we’re joined once again by Ruth Mitchell to guide us through the beery delights that Berkshire has to offer. We also place our bets on who we think will be the next UK buy out as well as covering two polls. It’s a long one folks…

Beers | Renegade ‘Craft Lager’, Elusive Brewing ‘Plan B’ & ‘Level Up (Level 6)’, Wild Weather/Weird Beard ‘Kwantum State’ and Binghams ‘Vanilla Stout’

Hopinions | When you say “dank” what are you referring to? & Do you overlook your local breweries?

Prizeless Prize | For the first time in a while, the big box of nothing leaves UK shores and heads to Son0vagun in Ireland

Links | Beer Nouveau’s crowd funding plans | NE Sippin Forecast podcast | Carlsberg plans to buy a UK craft brewery | Our Facebook page

 

Apologies for the slight issues with the sound/background noise in this episode. We were unaware of the audible hum in the room until the edit.

We are grateful that some of the breweries gave us these beers for free to feature on the show and this did not impact on our thoughts on them.

Hopinions 23 “Choices”

This week we’re joined by guest and beer sommelier Ruth Mitchell to talk about the choices we make about drinking.

Beer | Edinburgh Beer Factory ‘Paolozzi’ & Flying Dog ‘Easy IPA’

Gin | Wayfarer & Renegade Brewery ‘Ukko’

Hopinions | With off trade sales overtaking on trade why do you choose to drink at home instead of the pub?

Prizeless Prize | For the second show in a row, Cowboy Drinks Craft takes the honours

Blogs | Connor Murphy/MCR Beer Week, Pete McKerry, Pub Curmudgeon and Boak & Bailey

Facebook | Check out our round up of our beers of February exclusively on our Facebook page

 

Many thanks to Fuller’s Counting House for providing us with a room to record this podcast. All of our beers were paid for although Ruth did provide the gin for free, but none of this influenced our thoughts.

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