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Hopinions 39 “Whales”

It’s the end of another season and we’re cracking open the big boys and chatting about those one-off beers that you might never get to drink again.

Beers | Thornbridge ‘Heather Honey Imperial Stout’, ‘Imperial Oatmeal Stout’ and Brooklyn ‘Cloaking Device’

Hopinions | Have you ever had a one off/discontinued beer that you wish you could have again?

#PrizelessPrize | Returns to Essex for the summer with this stunner from Justin Mason

Links | July’s beers of the month on our Facebook page | The Beer Podcast | Beer Merchants Movie Night Beer Box

 

We were sent Cloaking Device by the folks from Brooklyn but this didn’t influence on our thoughts of just how good it was. 

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 20 “Wake Up & Smell The Coffee”

In our third crossover podcast, we’re with Roland from Steve & Roland’s Beer Podcast talking about coffee, beer, coffee and beer and coffee in beer.

Beer | Elusive Brewing/Affinity Brew Co ‘Brimful of Masha’, Põhjala Brewery ‘Must Kuld Colombia’ & Weird Beard ‘Double Pearle (Jim Beam Barrel  Aged)’

Hopinions | Coffee beers… Are they any good and what’s the best you’ve had?

Cheers | To Phil Hardy from Otter’s Tears Beer Co for providing a venue for recording this podcast

 

We are grateful to Roland and Has Bean Coffee for providing the coffees and beers for this podcast for free. This hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the coffees and beers that we featured.

 

 

Hopinions 18 “Revitalisation”

This week we’re straight from a British Guild of Beer Writers event with the CAMRA Revitalisation Committee to talk about what’s next for CAMRA.

Beers | Bude Brewery ‘Haven’ amber ale, ‘Porthbud’ pale ale & ‘Black Rock’ porter

Hopinions | In today’s beer world, is CAMRA still needed?

Blogs | Myles talks FOMO, Beer Manchester considers his ‘local’ and Martin reviews ‘Around The Tube in 80 Pubs’

Prizeless Prize | The best picture ever from Steve, who finally wins his first big box of nothing

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folk at Bude Brewery but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on them.

Flavour of the Month 06 – Common Grounds

Common GroundsOur latest flavour of the month supported by Little Leeds Beer House is Magic Rock’s stunning triple coffee porter ‘Common Grounds’.

You can check out the blog referenced in the show here.

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Episode 149 – Death By Coconut

FullSizeRenderWe welcome our second listener pick for season 10, ‘Death By Coconut’ by Oskar Blues Brewery from Colorado. Joining us to review it’s bountyful delights is Luke McGlynn.

There’s loads of news as Steve rambles on about the Manchester Beer Week, a prickly #hoptopic and another empty box goes out of the door for the #prizelessprize.

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Episode 141 – Homebrew Special #7

Homebrew 2016.1It’s that time again…

The highlight of every season, where we’re lucky enough to get to sample some amazing beers that are being produced in people’s homes. This time around we’re drinking a porter from Will Millard, a sweet brown from our first international homebrewer, Sarah Finney and finally a barley wine from Richard Harrall.

There’s also an interview with the UK’s premium homebrew supplier, Robert Neale, also know as the Malt Miller.

Plus, we just about remember to award this week’s #prizelessprize

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Episode 139 – Custard Porter

FullSizeRender (1)Anyone for pudding? This week we feature ‘custard porter’ a collaboration between Cloudwater and Brouwerij Kees.

In the news we’re talking events and beer releases, there’s a defining #hoptopic and another stunning #prizelessprize

Plus we look forward to ‘Go West: The Bristol Beer Live Podcast’ which will be our next live event at Hop Burns & Black. Details on how to get tickets here.

If all that wasn’t enough there’s also an interview full of your questions with Matt Lane from BeerBods.

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Episode 137 – Northern Star

image2The North Is Coming.

We head back to our favourite UK beery city this week as we feature Northern Monk’s ‘Northern Star’ mocha porter. To cement this episode’s northerness we have Rob Derbyshire from HopZine joining us for the review and also have an interview with Russell and Tyler from Northern Monk.

If that wasn’t enough there’s the news, another stunning #prizelessprize and more discussion in #hoptopic.

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Episode 133 – All Black

IMG_5575In our first ever Winter Special, we’re broadcasting live from Hop Burns & Black again, and this time it’s all about New Zealand.

We feature and taste 5 beers with a live audience and we chat to Todd from the NZ Collective and Stu from the Yeastie Boys.

On the menu for tonight’s special was ‘Pot Kettle Black’ & ‘PBK Remix 2015 Dark Matta’ from the Yeastie Boys, ‘Oyster Stout’ from Three Boys, ‘Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA’ from Renaissance and the indulgent ‘iStout’ from 8 Wired.

In our live #hoptopic we decide once and for all which city is the best beery city in the UK.

Massive thanks to the guys at Hop Burns & Black for hosting us again to Todd & Stu for giving up their time and to the live audience who we’re pretty sure half of them had no idea what was going on!

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Image courtesy of Hop Burns & Black

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