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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.

Hopinions 96 “Getting Better”

This week we’re joined by guest host Jaega Wise, Head Brewer from Wild Card Brewery (among a raft of other things) to chat inclusivity, supermarkets, the availability of beer and Untappd scandals.

Beers | Wild Card Brewery ‘Apricot & Blackcurrant Smoothie Pale’, ‘Cahsmere IPA’ & ‘Passion Fruit Gose’ and Abbeydale ‘Slam Dunk Da Funk’

Hopinions | Is it about time that clubs, restaurants, concert venues, sports grounds etc upped their beer game?

Links | Statictics! (from James Calder) | International Aliance for Responsible Drinking Report

 

Many thanks to Jaega for her time and for bringing along a couple of Wild Card beers for us to try and to James Calder for the passion fruit gose as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 94 “Premium”

This week we take a trip to the Essex coast and visit Leigh-on-Sea Brewery

Beers | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery ‘Legra’, ‘Brhubarb’, ‘Bohemian Pilsner’, ‘Crowstone’, ‘SS9’ & ‘Barrel Aged SS9’

Hopinions | Can cask beer be ‘premiumised’?

Links | Mark Johnson’s post | Leigh-on-Sea Brewery info

 

Many thanks to Ian for inviting us down to the brewery and for providing the beers for us all evening free, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

 

Hopinions 93 “Half Pint”

This week we enjoy a number of beers and dive into the world of beer pricing.

Beers | Hawkshead Brewery ‘Mosiac Pale’, ‘Route 590’ & ‘Fashionably Late’, North Riding Brewery ‘Amaretto Porter’, Northern Monk/By The River ‘Northern Powerhouse Series 007 Imperial Maple Brown’ and Brewdog ‘Sink The Bismark’

Hopinions | Should half a pint cost half the price of a pint?

Links | Glynn Davis ‘Half Measures’ | Fantasy Pub Crawl | Rhythm & Brews Live

 

Many thanks to Hawkshead, #No1Fan Paul and Brewdog for sending us beer to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 84 “Innovation vs Core”

We’re back from a mini-break and diving straight into some delicious beers

Beers | Sean O’Reilly / Uncruliar Brews ‘Sean’s Dark Ruby Mild’ and ‘Not So Pale Fire’, Unbarred ‘Mango Pale’, ‘Honeycomb Milkshake Pale’ and ‘Tropic Soda’ and Lagunitas ‘The Waldos Special Ale’

Hopinions | Is constant innovation of beer styles/flavours essential to the survival of breweries or is it a solid core range?

Links | Heartland

 

Many thanks to Sean (@uncruliar), Brett from Unbarred and Tom from Lagunitas for sending us beer to try for free on the show, 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 79 “Balance”

We’re back for 2019 with a jam packed show full of news, views and beer!

Beers | Hawkshead ‘Windermere Pale’,  ‘Iti’ & ‘Tonka Shake’, Fuller’s ‘1981 ESB’ and Mashionistas ‘Slurple Haze’ & ‘Darc Almond’

Hopinions Do you think you have a healthy balance when it comes to your drinking?

Links | What’s Your Favourite podcast | Beers Without Frontiers Episode 11 ‘Mashioniastas’

 

Many thanks to Hawkshead and Mashionistas for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions on Films | The Spy Who Loved Me

Image courtesy of @gingerdaniels13

Bond. James Bond. We take on an absolute cult classic from the 70’s with Martin taking geekery to a new level and talking facts throughout the entire film. The beers that we enjoyed for this show were…

Thornbridge / Cigar City ‘Jai Jai’

Arundel ‘Clockwork NEIPA (Mosaic & Idaho7)’

Innis & Gunn ’15 Barrel Aged DIPA’*

Brasserie Dupont ‘Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping (2017)’

Weird Beard ‘Heavy Fuel’

Ampersand ‘Experiments in Evil (Whisky BA 2018)’

Northern Monk / Legitmate Industries ‘Raspberry & Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Quad’

 

*This was sent to us by Innis & Gunn but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on it or how much Bond’s cheesy one liners get much worse with age.

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