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Hopinions 49 “Looking Back”

A slightly different show this week as we take a look back at the last few weeks of beery adventures that we’ve had. We also round up a few polls and really get stuck into our listener comments.

Beers | Ampersand ‘Umlat’, ‘Cocow’, ‘Farmhand’ & ‘Hopwell’ and Grain ‘Slate’ & ‘Lignum Vitae’

Hopinions | Collaborations, Pumpkin Beers & If a brewery or beer has won awards are you more likely to buy their beers?

 

Many thanks the folks from Ampersand and Grain for sending over a selection of beers for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week

 

Hopinions 47 “Midlands Special (Part II)”

In the second half of the Midlands Special, we continue chatting to the folks behind the Midlands Beer Blog.

Beers | Twisted Barrel ‘Wake Up Juicy’, Fixed Wheel ‘Big Mig’ & Fownes ‘King Korvak’s Saga’

Hopinions | What makes a place a great beery destination?

Links | Part I of the Midlands Special | Midlands Beer Blog

 

Many thanks to the Midlands Beer Blog for arranging the venue for this podcast and to all of the breweries involved who gave their beers for free. As always this didn’t impact on our views of the beers we tried.

Hopinions 41 “Canned”

This week we talk about beer in cans, plus the usual beery adventures and news.

Beer | Wiper & True ‘Yorkshire Square’, Northern Monk ‘A Newer World’ & Magic Rock ‘Bearded Lady Dessert Edition’

Hopinions | Is canned beer really better?

Links | Total Ales final post | Cloudwater’s latest beers | Newsbeat’s tweet & article

Want a t-shirt? | Get our latest Hopinions design here

 

Many thanks to the folks at Wiper & True for sending over a couple of bottles of Yorkshire Square for us to try. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beer.

Hopinions 37 “Influence”

This week we’re chatting with Pete McKerry about disclosure and influence. We’re also joined by Mark Johnson on the telephone to share his views on the subject.

Beers | Jester King/The Kernel ‘Biere de Saison’, Weihenstephaner ‘Hefeweissbier’ & Brewdog/Cloudwater NE IPA V2

Hopinions | Is what you drink influenced by beer reviews?

#PrizelessPrize | Finally, the great big box of nothing comes home and is in the hands of our very own Steve with this amazing piece of photographic excellence.

Links | Uppers & Downers coffee beer collab list | Brewgeekery, Pete’s website

Listener Survey | We’d really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete our listener survey. This will help us continue to tailor the podcast so that it’s exactly what you want to hear

 

We’re really grateful to Brewdog Shoreditch for helping us out with the space for recording this weeks show. Next time you’re in the area, make sure to pop in for a beer.

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 28 “Berkshire”

This week we’re joined once again by Ruth Mitchell to guide us through the beery delights that Berkshire has to offer. We also place our bets on who we think will be the next UK buy out as well as covering two polls. It’s a long one folks…

Beers | Renegade ‘Craft Lager’, Elusive Brewing ‘Plan B’ & ‘Level Up (Level 6)’, Wild Weather/Weird Beard ‘Kwantum State’ and Binghams ‘Vanilla Stout’

Hopinions | When you say “dank” what are you referring to? & Do you overlook your local breweries?

Prizeless Prize | For the first time in a while, the big box of nothing leaves UK shores and heads to Son0vagun in Ireland

Links | Beer Nouveau’s crowd funding plans | NE Sippin Forecast podcast | Carlsberg plans to buy a UK craft brewery | Our Facebook page

 

Apologies for the slight issues with the sound/background noise in this episode. We were unaware of the audible hum in the room until the edit.

We are grateful that some of the breweries gave us these beers for free to feature on the show and this did not impact on our thoughts on them.

Irish Beer Report 05 – Boundary

In the latest Irish Beer Report we enjoy a couple of beers from Boundary Brewing in Belfast.

| D’etre passion fruit saison

| Forever Ago NE style IPA

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folks at Boundary Brewing but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the beers that we featured.

Irish Beer Report 04 – Metalman

In the latest Irish Beer Report we enjoy a couple of beers from Metalman Brewing from Waterford

| Pale Ale American style pale ale

| Sgt. Pepper sage & pepper saison

We also look forward to where you can try some of the best Irish beer in the UK this St Patrick’s Day.

 

We’ve been sent these beers for free by the folk at Metalman Brewing but this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on the beers that we featured.

 

Hopinions 09 “Goose Island” (Part II)

file_001In the second part of our Goose Island special, we continue to chat with Josh & Jonny about some of their special releases.

Beer | Halia & Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)

Hopinions | Does big beer ownership impact on your buying decisions & Is selling up the same as selling out?

Blog | The Moral High Ground: Shades of grey by Justin Mason, Opinions on Hopinions by Ruth Mitchell, Chasing The Goose by Matt Chinnery, So Here We Are by Rachel Smith and Back to the Future by Peter McKerry

 

Many thanks to Thom for making these shows happen. We worked with Goose Island to produce these podcasts and the beers that we had were given to us for free. We don’t believe that this has influenced our thoughts on the beers or questions for Goose Island.

Hopinions 03 “Pictures”

h03In a sudden change of plan due to rail problems, Martin, Steve and guest Matt Chinnery find themselves downstairs in Brewdog Shoreditch recording this week’s show.

Beers | Matt – Brewdog ‘Doodlebug’, Brewdog ‘Live Dead Pony Club’, Celt Experience ‘Battle of the trees’ & Brewdog ‘Ship Wreck’ / Martin – Stone ‘Citrusy Wit’, Hammerton ‘Pentonville Stout’, Redchurch ‘Lemon & Sage Saison’ & Brewdog ‘AB:21’ / Steve – Brewgooder ‘Clean Water Lager’, Brewdog ‘Super Blueberry Blitz’, Brewdog ‘Ace of Chinook’ & Brewdog ‘Hardcore IPA’

News | Link to the World Beer Awards winners is here

Hopinions | Should beer ‘communicators’ ask permission of people/pubs/festivals before taking pictures? A link to the article that we mentioned is here.

Blogs | Beer Is The Answer, The Half Pint Gentleman, All About Beer & Shortlist

Prizeless Prize | Goes to first time winner Michelle for this picture of our new podcast mascot Dave the bulldog, who may or may not have given his permission for the picture to be taken.

 

We’re really grateful to Brewdog Shoreditch for helping us out with the space for recording this weeks show. Next time you’re in the area, make sure to pop in for a beer. Thanks also to Sparkyrite for supplying the filler at the end…

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