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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 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 110 “Blending”

This week we’re joined by our first ‘guest drinker’ Richard Taylor as we talk about pubs being closed and blending beers. We also chat about our ‘Mount Rushmore’ of beers.

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The IPA’ & ‘The Porter’ and Broughton Ales ‘Wee Jock’ & ‘Old Jock’

Hopinions | Which 2 beers would you choose to blend and why?

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

Links | Boak & Bailey Proporval

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Broughton Ales for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 103 “The Chase”

This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and all-round beery font of knowledge, Natalya Watson from Beer With Nat.

Beers | Broaden & Build ‘Jaunty’, Beavertown ‘Lupuloid’ and The Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Gibraltar Porter’

Hopinions | Is the constant pursuit of the ‘new’ killing the ‘old’ in the U.K. beer scene?

Links | Brewdog new branding in football kits |

Beer With Nat | Podcast | Twitter | Website | Book

 

Many thanks to Terry for the Broaden & Build beer, Beavertown for gifting us the Lupuloid (and others) and Shane from The Cheshire Brewhouse for the Gibraltar Porter. Although these beer were free this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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 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 on Films | The Lost Boys

Here’s a show that we’ve been threatening to do since we first started the Hopinions on Films spin off series. So sit back, get your sunglasses and best 80’s brooding look on as we enter Santa Carla…

Omnipollo ‘Arzachel’*

The Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Galaxy Enigma Vic Secret’*

Uncruliar Brews ‘Rhubabbey’**

Box Social Brewing ‘Campfire Porter’***

Thornbridge ‘Necessary Evil’****

 

*These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale, visit their website and claim 10% off any order over £25 before 31 August by using the code Beer O’clock

**This was gifted to us by listener and Hopinions Official Numbercruncher Sean O’Reilly

***This was given to us by Box Social when Steve visited the brewery a while back…

****This was gifted to us by the folks at Thornbridge…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or The Lost Boys being an absolute cult classic

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 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.

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