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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 116 “12 Stanza Poem”

This week Martin and Steve are joined by another guest drinker Simon Dewhurst to enjoy some beers and talk about details on beer packaging and pubs reopening in the UK

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The Zest of Friends’, & ‘The Cream Ale’, Brewdog Overworks ‘Cosmic Raspberry’ and East London Brewing Co ‘All City Poet’

Hopinions | What information do you prefer on a bottle/can?

#SummerSesh Jukebox | Spotify Playlist

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Matt Chinnery from East London Brewing Co for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 113 “Associations”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying some refreshing lagers and talking about associations in (and with) beer

Beer | Freedom ‘lager’ and Utopian ‘Rainbock’

Hopinions | How much do affiliations/associations influence your beer buying?

Fantasy Pub Crawl Europe | Early Bird | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

 

Many thanks to Freedom Brewery and Utopian Brewery for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 111 “Changing Behaviours”

This week we’re talking about how our behaviours towards drinking and physical activity may have changed and how pubs may re-open in the future

Beers | Beavertown ‘Nanonbot’, Cloudwater ‘Light Lager’ and Thornbridge/Hawksmoor ‘Session IPA’

Hopinions | Over the last 6 weeks has your drinking | Over the last 6 weeks has your physical activity

Mark Johnson’s Post | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Beavertown for sending us Nanobot to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 109 “Corkage”

This week Martin and Steve are discussing what corkage means and the different ways in which we view it

Beers | Utopian Brewing ‘British Pilsner’, ‘Unfiltered British Lager’, ‘British Lager’ and ‘Dark Lager’

Hopinions | Are you happy to pay corkage on beers to drink in bars/bottle shops?

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

 

Many thanks to Utopian Brewing 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 105 “Budvar, the Republic of Beer and the Rise of Czechia”

Image courtesy of Tim from Brewers Journal

Martin and Steve head to Czechia to sit down with Budweiser Budvar Head Brewmaster Adam Brož, Deputy Brewaster Petr Kosin, Trade Quality Jiri Pekhart and UK Marketing Manager Josh Smith to chat lager, history, tradition, harmony and trademarks

We also take a look back at our trip and some of the smaller breweries that we visited in Czechia, including Solnice and Pivovar Antoš

For more information on Budvar head to their UK website 

 

We were guests of Budvar on this trip and as such our travel, accommodation, food and drink was kindly covered. This didn’t influence any of our thoughts or views on Budvar’s beers or the other places that we visited.

Hopinions 70 “Marmite”

Image courtesy of @gingerdaniels13

We’re back from our summer break and celebrating our 2nd birthday as we tuck into a numbers of beers that we’ve been gifted over the summer.

Beers | Northern Monk ‘Don’t Mess With Yorkshire IPA’, Sixpoint ‘Alpenflo’, Budvar ‘Dark Lager’, Wild Beer ‘Sleeping Limes’, Saltaire Brewing ‘Polairty’, Manual Brew Co ‘Tickets, Please’ and Sixpoint ‘Righteous Ale’

Hopinions | A guest hopinions this week from Myles Lambert – What’s your marmite beer?

 

Many thanks to James @gammonbaron, Heathwick UK, Budvar, Wild Beer, Saltaire and Manual Brew Co for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 67 “Alcohol Free Revisited”

This week we present a show that Martin threatened he would leave if we ever did again as we revisit alcohol free beers.

Beers | Pistonhead ‘Flat Tyre 0.5%’, Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5%’ and Thornbridge ‘Big Easy’

Hopinions | Are alcohol free beers getting better?Is it ok for pubs/bars restrict the measures that you can buy beer in?

Links | An Easy Gluten Free Life | Hopinions 02 “Alcohol Free”

 

Many thanks to Fergus from Adnams and Simon from Thornbridge for sending us their beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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

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