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Hopinions 66 “Gluten Free”

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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 65 “Refreshes The Parts”

This week, we dig into the only news from the past fortnight – Heineken’s investment into Beavertown. Also, as a follow up to our last show, we sit down and talk to The Portman Group.

Beers | Heineken ‘lager’, Beavertown ‘Neck Oil’, ‘Gamma Roy’, ‘Smog Rocket’ & ‘Lord Smog Almighty’

Hopinions |  We’re all still going to drink Beavertown beer right?Do you think Heineken’s investment in Beavertown is bad for the independent sector?

Links | Roger Protz on Beavertown

Interview | We chat to John Timothy, CEO of The Portman Group

Hopinions 64 “Regulation”

We’re live from our new recording home this week – Dave’s Beer Cupboard – as we dig into the world of regulation in the drinks industry.

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Heathen’ & ‘Nelson Sauvin DIPA’, Fallen ‘Double Barrelled Chew Chew (Red Wine Edition) & ‘Branch Line’, Eden River Brew Co ‘Ragnar Rasperry’ & ‘Li Jing Lemon’ & Emmanuales ‘Last Supper’

Hopinions | Does the beer industry need The Portman Group?

Links | Formal Shark Portman podcast | Licensed Trade Charity

 

Many thanks to Laura from Abbeydale, Linda from Eden River, Paul from Fallen and Nick from Emmanuales for sending us beers to try on this show for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 62 “Are We Coping?”

This week we’re in Deptford, in the Hop Stuff Brewery’s Taproom talking to owner James Yeomans about mental health in the workplace. We also got to sample a few of Hop Stuff’s beers and enjoyed a cracking pizza.

Beers | Hop Stuff ‘Pilsner’, ‘Renegade’, ‘Freudian Slip’ & ‘Woody Barrelson’

Hopinions | Should the drinks industry do more to support the mental health & wellbeing of its workers?

Perkbox | Full report can be found here

Episodes | Previous interviews with Hop Stuff can be found on episode 45 & episode 54 of the Beer O’clock Show

 

Many thanks to James from Hop Stuff for giving up his time to chat to us. The beers & pizza that we tried were on James but this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 60 “Rewind”

After a recording break, we’re back with a mighty show covering all of the big news stories, four (count em) polls and some beers from Signature Brew.

Beers | Signature Brew ‘Studio Pilsner’, ‘Roadie’, ‘Backstage IPA’, ‘Nightliner’, ‘Treble’ and ‘Anthology’

Hopinions | Should breweries/pubs push St George’s Day like they do St Patrick’s Day?With beer festival season well underway what’s your thoughts on children at beer festivals?Are supermarkets letting things slip in relation to how they look after beer?When you see DIPA what’s your current expectation?

 

Many thanks to the folks from Signature Brew for sending us these beers for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. 

The Tasting Room

Welcome to The Tasting Room. For this Hopinions #Tryanuary special, we’re joined by Justin Mason as we work our way through a number of beers that are new to us all.

Beers | Boundary/Honest Brew ‘Of the Hills’, Downstream ‘Hybrid IPL’, Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Lupy as a Toucan’, ‘Govinda (Chevallier Edition)’, ‘Govinda (Organic Plumage Archer Edition)’, ‘Conger Tun Ale’ and Fyne Ales/De Molen ‘Cold Brew Mills & Hills’

Links | Irish Beer Report Episode 5 | Downstream Information | Govinda | Hopinions 27 (ft original Fyne Ales Mills & Hills)

 

Many thanks to the folks from Honest Brew, Ireland Craft Beers, Cheshire Brewhouse and Fyne Ales for sending us these beers to try for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts on the beers. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week.

Hopinions 50 “Friends”

This week we dive into the Fullers & Friends box of beers, get stuck into loads of news and take a look back at our first 50 shows.

Beers | Fullers & Hardknott ‘Peat Souper’, Fullers & Fourpure ‘Galleon’, Fullers & Marble ‘Matariki’, Fullers & Cloudwater ‘NE IPA’, Fullers & Thornbridge ‘Flora & The Griffin’, Fullers & Moor ‘Rebirth’ and Fullers ‘Vintage Ale 2016’

Hopinions | As it’s that time of year where we find ourselves in venues not serving drinks of our choosing, what do you drink when there’s no decent beer on?

Links | NE Sippin Forecast fundraising page | Irish Beer Snobs fundraising page

Crimbo Crawl 17 | Details are here

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.

 

 

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