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Hopinions 140 “Consistency”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Ol Fozard, award winning Head Brewer of Roosters Brew Co. We chat about the history of the brewery, repurchasability and the importance of consistency

Beers | Roosters ‘Yankee’, ‘Go Backer’, ‘Baby Faced Assassin’, ‘Better Late Than Never’ and ‘Strength in Numbers’

Hopinions | Is brewery provenance important to you when buying beer?

Next Show | Questions – ask us anything! Questions for both of us, just use #Hopinions. Questions for Martin, DM Steve @beeroclockshow. Questions for Steve, DM Martin @mjpo007

 

Many thanks to Ol from Roosters for sending us beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 138 “Ghost Stories”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by former #No1Fan and Official Statistician Sean O’Reilly to chat about Sean’s beery journey, homebrewing and hosting beer festivals in 2021

Beers | Adnams/Camden Town ‘Camden On Sea’, Adnams/Beavertown ‘Strange Seas’, Adnams/Magic Rock ‘Red Phantom’ and Adnams ‘Ghost Ship’

Hopinions | There’s been a lot of talk of ‘traditional’ styles being big in 2021, but which do you think will be the biggest? | Should local CAMRA branches focus their support on getting pubs back up & running by holding smaller festivals in pubs this year?

Links | Sean’s Adnams story | GBBF Winter Tickets | Roger Protz Amber or Bitter? | Mark Johnson’s sort of golden pints | Ghost Ships Image

 

Many thanks to Fergus from Adnams for sending us the beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

 

Hopinions 133 “Support Local”

This week Martin & Steve are sharing stories of how our listeners were out supporting local business and horrific thought of putting ice in beer

Beers | Donkeystone Brewing Co ‘Kaihe’, ‘Kaihe XXX’, Hop Wrasslin’ III’, ‘Ferris Muler’, ‘DPA’ and ‘DARIPA’

Hopinions | Are you planning to visit your pub of choice / local? | Would you ever add ice to beer?

Crimbo Crawl At Home | Session 1 | Session 2

Beer Nation 2020 | All you need to know | Beer Nation 2015

Donkeystone Apps | Android | iOS

 

Many thanks to Paddy from Donkeystone Brewing Co for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 114 “Heritage”

This week Martin & Steve are talking heritage beers and we’re joined by returning (serial) guest drinker Ruth Mitchell

Beers | Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Disco Fruit Baby’, ‘Mosaic’ & ‘Govinda’

Hopinions | In your view, what classes a beer as a ‘heritage’?

Govinda | Watch the video here

SummerSesh | Session 1 | Session 2

 

Many thanks to Shane Swindells from Cheshire Brewhouse for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 111 “Changing Behaviours”

This week we’re talking about how our behaviours towards drinking and physical activity may have changed and how pubs may re-open in the future

Beers | Beavertown ‘Nanonbot’, Cloudwater ‘Light Lager’ and Thornbridge/Hawksmoor ‘Session IPA’

Hopinions | Over the last 6 weeks has your drinking | Over the last 6 weeks has your physical activity

Mark Johnson’s Post | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Beavertown for sending us Nanobot to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions on Films | Love Actually

Martin and Steve settle down in front of a cozy fire with a few bottles of beer to enjoy this seasonal romantic comedy…

Salt ‘Just Another Dream’*

Jefferson’s Brewery ‘Across the Miles’**

Three Hills ‘In Pursuit No 2’**

Duvel ‘Triple Hop Citra’***

Left Handed Giant ‘In These Waters’**

Brewdog ‘Beetle Mania’****

Brewdog ‘Radio Zomebie Phone In’****

 

*This was gifted to us by Salt Beer Factory…

**These were gifted to us by the folks at Real Ale

***This was gifted by the folks at Duvel…

****This was gifted to us by Brewdog as part of 2018’s advent calendar…

… and none of this influenced our thoughts on the beers or the masterful turn of Rowan Atkinson in this film

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 on Films | Avengers Infinity War

If you thought we talked a lot during last year’s Avengers Assemble podcast, then strap yourselves in. We’re about to talk a whole load more! Here’s what we enjoyed during this show…

Hop Hooligans ‘Collision Course’*

Stone Berlin ‘IPA’

Brewdog ‘Declassified Demi-God’**

Vocation ‘Heart & Soul’

Roosters ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’

Brewdog ‘ Paradox Uncle Duke’s’**

Half Acre ‘Gone Away’

Northern Monk ‘Death’

 

*This was given to us by Simply Hops as part of the Underdog Brewing Competition 2019 / **These were part of the 2018 Advent Calendar that Brewdog sent to us but none of this influenced our thoughts on Avengers Infinity War being the greatest cinematic event of all time. Until Endgame that is.

 

Hopinions 81 “Perfect”

This week we’re joined by author and comedian James Dowdeswell to talk about growing up in a pub, great bar service and writing a book.

Beers | Fierce & Noble ‘Session IPA’, ‘APA’ & ‘West Coast IPA’

Hopinions | You’re faced with unknowledgable bar staff. Do you…? | What’s the most important skill for bar staff?

Links | SIBA Opposes new Portman Group Guidance |

James Dowdeswell | Get the Pub Manifesto here | Twitter | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Tom from Fierce & Noble for sending us beers to try for free on the show, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 75 “Bristol”

This week we’re joined by Simon & Vicky from the Beers Without Frontiers podcast and our ‘creative director’ Clayton as we take a look back over this year’s Crimbo Crawl in Bristol.

Beers | Moor ‘Batallas’ Double Stout & ‘All Dayer’ session IPA

Hopinions | Are you a fan of cashless pubs / bars / taprooms?

Beers Without Frontiers | Follow them on Twitter and listen to their podcast here

 

Many thanks to Moor for letting us use their taproom space before opening to record this show. Thanks Also to Annie and Alex from Lost & Grounded, Moor Beer and Brett from Wild Beer for making this year’s Crimbo Crawl a little special.

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