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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 83 “Don’t Believe The Hype”

This week we are diving into some ‘hype’ beers, discussing Tesco’s new stocks and the recent news that Magic Rock were sold to Lion. We also interview Simon Webster, CEO of Thornbridge about their approach to stocking beer in Tesco and the recent re-branding.

Beers | Half Acre Brewing Co ‘Pony Pils’, ‘Tuna’, ‘Lifecycle’ (collab with Brussels Brew Project), Daisy Cutter and Double Daisy Cutter Capra

Hopinions | What makes you buy from a brewery for the first time?

Hopinions 66 “Gluten Free”

Image courtesy of @gingerdaniels13

This week we’re exploring the world of gluten free beers and for once the big news happened on recording day!

Beers | La Binchoise ‘New Era’, Brewdog ‘Vagabond’, Wold Top ‘Marmalade Porter’, Magic Rock ‘Fantasma’ and Arbor ‘Mosaic’

Hopinions | Is it ok for pubs & bars to increase prices for big matches?

Gluten Free | Many thanks to Matt (@GlutenFreePint) for his input into the show and helping us out with some GF facts. Check out the Facebook page here.

 

Many thanks to Brandon from Inkling for sending us the New Era to try on this show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 63 “Cannonball Run 2018”

It’s that time of year again folks! Magic Rock’s annual release is out in the wild and for your listening pleasure we take on the whole Cannonball Run…

Beers | Magic Rock ‘Cannonball’, ‘Neo-Human Cannonball’, ‘Human Cannonball’ & ‘Un-Human Cannonball’

Hopinions | Do you still get excited by annual release beers | All in tickets | Favourite Cannonball

Links | The Ale In Kaleigh’s view on ‘all in’ festivals | Mind The Beard | Boak & Bailey make a startling prediction

Also listen to | Men Beerhaving Badly & NE Sippin Forecast who are also doing the Cannonball Run on their podcasts

 

Many thanks to the folks at Ales By Mail for gifting us these beers for the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great they were.

Hopinions 61 “Manchester”

In our latest show we enjoy a few beers while taking a look back at our recent trip to Manchester and discussing the future of CAMRA

Beers | Cloudwater ‘Small Citra Simcoe Pale’, The Kernel ‘Pale Ale Citra’, Magic Rock ‘Hedonic Escalation’, Lagunitas ‘The Waldos’ Special Ale’ and Beer Nouveau ‘Salacia Cabreuva’

Hopinions | Is Manchester now the beer capital of the UK? | In light of yesterday’s CAMRA vote what does this mean for its future as an organisation that represents beer drinkers?

Beer Festival Links | Lock & Key Beer Con | Festival of Brewers | London Brewers’ Alliance Craft Beer Festival

Blogs | Mark Johnson | Boak & Bailey

The Ale Lady |  Said this…

 

Many thanks to the folks at Lagunitas for sending us The Waldos’ Special 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 56 “The Dark Side”

This week, we’re joined by Mark, Ashley and Tom from the Men Beerhaving podcast to take a walk on the dark side of beer.

Beers | Beavertown ‘Black Betty’, Magic Rock ‘Dark Arts’, Guinness ‘1798’, Innis & Gunn ‘Vanishing Point 01’ and Brewdog ‘Death or Glory’

Hopinions | Dark beers | Does barrel ageing make a beer better?

Men Beerhaving Badly | Episode 20 featuring our appearance on ‘Guest Ales’ can be found here and make sure to subscribe/follow the chaps on your podcast/social media platform of choice

 

Many thanks to the folks from Innis & Gunn for sending us the Vanishing Point 01 for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. 

The Golden Pints 2017

Here we go then, my Golden Pints for 2017…

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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 41 “Canned”

This week we talk about beer in cans, plus the usual beery adventures and news.

Beer | Wiper & True ‘Yorkshire Square’, Northern Monk ‘A Newer World’ & Magic Rock ‘Bearded Lady Dessert Edition’

Hopinions | Is canned beer really better?

Links | Total Ales final post | Cloudwater’s latest beers | Newsbeat’s tweet & article

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

 

Many thanks to the folks at Wiper & True for sending over a couple of bottles of Yorkshire Square for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer.

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

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