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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.

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 57 “Ones To Watch”

This week we’ve teamed up with Beerbods to bring you the ‘Ones to Watch 2018’ box. However, 12 beers in one night is too much for even us to get through so we drafted in some help from Justin Mason & Matt Chinnery to help us get through the box.

Beers | Velvet Owl Brewing Co ‘Old Sport’, 71 Brewing ‘Rhuby Weiss’, Burnt Mill ‘Pintle Pale Ale’, Good Things Brewing Co ‘Hazy Pale’, Tap Social Movement ‘Grebe’s Procession’, Northern Whisper ‘Yammerhouse’, Boat Lane Brewery ‘Phantom Falls’, The Kiln Brewery ‘Breakout’, Lithic Brewery ‘Pilsner’, Unbarred ‘IPA’, West By Three ‘Grisette’ & Ampersand ‘Middle Road’

Hopinions | Do you have a beer subscription?

 

Many thanks to the folks at Beerbods for sending us this box 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 24 “Blown Away”

This week we’re back in the studio and chatting about beers that have blown us away. We also get around to finally reviewing the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Festival that we attended a few weeks ago.

Beers | Pirate Life ‘Throwback IPA’, ‘IPA’ & ‘IIPA’

Hopinions | When was the last time you had a beer that blew you away & what was it?

Prizeless Prize | Stewards enquiry is ongoing for this week’s winner from Sparkyrite

Blogs | Mark Johnson responds to last week’s show with a great piece of writing about his passion for the pub

Interview | We talk to Sean from Pirate Life about bringing great Australian beer to the UK

*Apologies for the slight overlap at the end of this show, some technical gremlins interfered with our normally perfect production

 

We were given these beers for free from the folks at Pirate Life but this hasn’t impacted on our views of just how great they bloodywell are.

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