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Hopinions 73 “Temperature”

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This week we’re focusing on a question from one of our listeners about whether revered and rare beers live up to their hype. Thanks to Roland Glew for suggesting this topic.

Beers | Jester King ‘Enigmatic Taxa’, JW Lees ‘Harvest Ale (2015)’, Thornbridge ‘Days of Creation’, Brewdog ‘Hinterland (EFP BA version)’, Fuller’s ‘Brewers Reserve No 5’ and Old Chimneys ‘Good King Henry Special Reserve (2013)’

Hopinions | Do you care about the temperature of your beer?

 

 

Hopinions 71 “Sour Face”

This week, Martin makes Steve confront his nemesis as he takes him on a journey through sour beers.

Beers | Garden Brewery ‘Sour’, One Mile End ‘Morello Cherry Gose’, Mort Subite ‘Gueuze Lambic’ & ‘Oude Gueuze Lambic’, The Kernel ‘London Sour Damson’, Fierce Beer ‘Tangerine Tart’ and Elgood’s ‘Coolship’

Hopinions | Which term do you think is more alienating to the casual drinker?

Crimbo Crawl 18 | All the details can be found here

Links | Sheff Hopcast Half Pint Ep 3 | Don’t Call It A Shortcut

 

Hopinions 55 “Changes”

In this week’s epic show, we chat about great beers we’ve had recently, put things on lists, revisit the Ten Untappd Commandments and go back to some breweries and beers that we’ve featured before.

Beers | Renegade Brewery ‘Snake Oil’, Elusive Brewing ‘Invisible Wall’, Siren ‘Acid Jam’ & White Hag ‘Black Boar’

Hopinions | Has your use of Untappd changed since you first started using it?

Other polls | Pete McKerry | Greg Avola (Untappd) | Beernomicon

Links | Shortlist article | Bradley Cummings Manifesto | Cheshire Brewhouse crowdfunder

 

Many thanks to Matt from Renegade Brewery, Andy from Elusive Brew and the folks at White Hag for sending us these beers for free, this didn’t influence our thoughts. Thanks also to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week.

Hopinions 54 “Fresh”

We’re back with another season and in this episode we cover off the major news stories of the last month and dig into a number of hopinions.

Beers | Fyne Ales Origins Brewing ‘Goodnight, Summer’, ‘Pandora’, ‘Amphora’ & ‘Kilkerran Wee Heavy’

Hopinions | How important is freshness to you? | What do you think will be the beer style of 2018? | In 2018, will you visit the pub…?

Link | CAMRA Revitalisation

 

Many thanks to the folks from Fyne Ales for sending us the Origins bottles for free, 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.

The #12BeersOfXmas 2017

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the #12BeersOfXmas, Steve wanted to do something different…

So here’s a podcast featuring reviews of all 12 beers, and some familiar (and not so familiar) guests.

Beers | (1) Shepherd Neame ‘Christmas Ale’ (2) Elusive Brewing/Wild Weather ‘Herman Toothrot’ (3) Atom ‘Neutron Star’ (4) Cromarty ‘Anniversary Ale V’ (5) Weird Beard ‘Sadako (Red Wine BA)’ (6) Truman’s ‘London Keeper’ (7) Cloudwater/Tool ‘Christmas Cake Imperial Stout’ (8) Stewart Brewing ‘Elysium I’ (9) Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren ‘Trappist Westvleteren 12′ (10) Adnams ‘Both Barrels’ (11) Thornbridge ‘Sour Brown’ (12) Five Points ‘Old Greg’s Barley Wine’

Guests | Thanks to Martin, Phil, Sparky, Keith, Brian, The Ale Lady, Joe & Myles for coming on and sharing their thoughts on certain beers

Blogs | Read Joe’s (The Fatal Glass of Beer) & Paul’s (Abbaye de Southwick)  #12BeersOfXmas daily blogs

Podcast | Listen & subscribe to the NE Sippin Forecast

Twitter | 12 Beers of Xmas Twitter list is here – follow these folk, they’re great!

Hopinions | Will return at the end of January

#12BeersofXmas 2017

It’s that time of year again folks. Time to dig into the back of the cupboard cellar to see what wonders you have to enjoy over the festive period.

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Hopinions 51 “In The Game”

This week we’re rocked by the fact that we recorded a show under a hour!

Beers | Wild Weather Ales ‘First Person Fruiter’, ‘Peach of a Weekend’, ‘Breakfast at Sciliy’s’ and ‘Skadoosh’

Hopinions | In the modern UK beer market do breweries need their beers in cans to stay in the game?

Links | Steve & Roland talk about Stone Brewing and cans

 

Many thanks the folks from Wild Weather Ales for sending over a selection of beers for us to try for free. 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 45 “Branding”

This week we chat about whether the death knell has been rung for pumpkin beers in the UK market and branding.

Beers | Vocation ‘Yakima Pilsner’, ‘Smash & Grab’ and collab with Chorlton ‘Sour Smash’

Hopinions | Branding. Is it important?

Links | Beavertown to stop producing Stingy Jack

 

Many thanks to Ant from Vocation for sending over a selection of cans 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

Irish Beer Report 01 – White Hag Brewery

img_9175We’ve teamed up with the folk at Ireland Craft Beers to bring you monthly reviews of some of the great Irish craft beer that’s now making it’s way to the UK.

For the first show our focus turns to The White Hag who are based in County Sligo, North West Ireland.

We were sent over three beers to try and we hope you enjoy our thoughts on them…

| Bran & Sceolan Irish IPA

| Beann Gulban Irish Heather Sour Ale

| Black Boar Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Many thanks to Mark Hibbett for the groovy theme tune ‘Leaping Hare in Broadgate’

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Hopinions 00 “Pilot”

Hopinions.2Welcome to Hopinions, the new podcast from the Beer O’clock Show.

In this pilot episode, Steve & Martin get to grips with presenting a new show, play around with some sour beers and talk about the latest Hopinions.

Beer | Petrus Aged Pale, Petrus Oud Bruin & Petrus Aged Red

Hopinions | Should GBBF feature exclusively British Beer?

Blogs | Pete McKerry & Matt Chinnery

Groovy tune | Thanks to Duncan Vaughan, a musician from Sheffield for producing our new theme music. Find out more about Duncan’s work here.

 

Many thanks to the folks at Boutique Bar Brands for sending over the Petrus beers for us to try. We were gifted these beers this but that didn’t influence our thoughts. These are now available from Ales By Mail.

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