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Hopinions 134 “What Next?”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Julie & Les O’Grady from Neptune Brewery to chat to us about their approach to beer, continuing to operate during a global pandemic and how the hospitality trade is suffering at the moment

Beers | Neptune Brewery ‘Single Handed Sailor’, ‘Pale Blue Oceans’ and ‘Abyss’

Hopinions | Are you more likely to buy beer from independent producers than you were before lockdown(s)? | If you could only have one for the rest of your life would it be

Neptune Brewery | Twitter | Instagram | FacebookWebsite

Ladies That Beer | Information here

Crimbo Crawl At Home | Session 1

 

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 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 126 “Human Nature”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by long time friends Janice & Wayne Dunne, aka The Irish Beer Snobs, to chat lockdown in Ireland, human nature and festival-going

Beers | Oakham ‘JHB’, Hobsons ‘Postman’s Knock’, Sambrook’s ‘Battersea Rye’, Tyne Bank ‘Silver Dollar’, Titanic ‘Stout’ & Bedlam ‘Phoenix’

Hopinions | Would you go to a beer festival yet?

Links | Dublin Bar scenes | Research methodology |

Irish Beer Snobs | Twitter | Website | Podcast 

 

Many thanks to the folks at Best of British Beer for sending us both a Virtual British Beer Festival box 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 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 108 “Bank Holiday”

This week we’re wondering what even is a bank holiday these days and talking about early beer of the year contenders

Beer | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘DBA’, ‘Blues Breaker’, ‘Lindow’ and ‘Cheshire Gap’

Hopinions | We’re 1/4 of the way through the year, any beer of the year contenders for you yet?

Links | Buy the NHS a pint | Cheshire Brewhouse | Cabin Fever

 

Many thanks to Shane Swindells from the 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 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 102 “Weights and Measures”

We’re back at the Victoria Inn in Colchester for this week’s show where among other things we discuss Brewdog’s new branding

Beers | Adnams ‘Ghost Ship 0.5’, Grain ‘Redwood’, Broaden & Build ‘Prolific’, Duration ‘Dripping Pitch’ and The Kernal ‘India Pale Ale Mosiac Columbus’

Hopinions | Is the standard UK pint measure of 568ml simply too much? | What is your preferred measure when drinking out?

East vs West Midlands | Beers Without Frontiers | Men Beerhaving Badly

Links | Art By Volume

 

Many thanks to Rich Taylor at the Victoria Inn for hosting us for this show

Hopinions Tryanuary Special | The Howling Hops Journey

In a slightly different show to usual, Martin and Steve recreate the journey of Howling Hops Brewery from their humble beginnings in the Southampton Arms, to their first brews in The Cock Tavern to their Tank Bar in Hackney Wick. Guiding us on this journey is Chris Hall from Howling Hops.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘Tropical Deluxe’, ‘New Old London’, ‘Howling Pils’, ‘Winter Hefeweizen’ and ‘Well Shot’

Hopinions | Where do you feel the most comfortable having a beer on your own | Should brewery taprooms serve

Chris Hall’s | Writing can be found here

 

Many thanks to Chris and Howling Hops for the beers that we enjoyed on this journey, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 97 “Desert Island Bar”

We’re back in the studio and looking back at the last couple of months in the Hopinions Multiverse while musing over our Desert Island Bar picks.

Beers | Howling Hops ‘Pale XX’, ‘House IPA’, ‘New Old London’ and ‘Quicksand’

Hopinions | Desert Island Bar

 

Many thanks to Chris at Howling Hops for the beers, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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