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Hopinions 95 “SIBA”

This week we’re joined by guest host James Calder, CEO of The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)

Beers | The Kernel ‘Biere de Saison Damson’ & ‘Export Stout London 1893’, Blackjack ‘West Coast IPA’, Ashover ‘Victorian Ruby Mild’ and Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’

Hopinions | Is independence in beer important to you?

Links | Craft & Slice Blog | SIBA

 

Many thanks to James for his time and for bringing along the Kernel ‘Biere de Saison’ & the Burning Sky ‘Cuvee’ beers for us to try as a gift, this didn’t influence our thoughts.

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 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 61 “Manchester”

In our latest show we enjoy a few beers while taking a look back at our recent trip to Manchester and discussing the future of CAMRA

Beers | Cloudwater ‘Small Citra Simcoe Pale’, The Kernel ‘Pale Ale Citra’, Magic Rock ‘Hedonic Escalation’, Lagunitas ‘The Waldos’ Special Ale’ and Beer Nouveau ‘Salacia Cabreuva’

Hopinions | Is Manchester now the beer capital of the UK? | In light of yesterday’s CAMRA vote what does this mean for its future as an organisation that represents beer drinkers?

Beer Festival Links | Lock & Key Beer Con | Festival of Brewers | London Brewers’ Alliance Craft Beer Festival

Blogs | Mark Johnson | Boak & Bailey

The Ale Lady |  Said this…

 

Many thanks to the folks at Lagunitas for sending us The Waldos’ Special 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 58 “Sessionable”

This week our focus is on the lower end of the ABV scale as we feature 5 beers ranging from 2.9% to 4.2%.

Beers | The Kernel ‘Table Beer’, Summer Wine ‘Pico Diego’, Gipsy Hill ‘Simcoe’, Track ‘Sonoma’ & Adnams ‘Blackshore Stout’

Hopinions | Are there enough good session beers around or is it just about the big ABV now?

 

Thanks to Liquorice in Shenfield for letting us use their tasting room to record this week.

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

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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.

Episode 105 – Export Stout London 1890

 

This week we’re joined by beer writers Chris Hall and Justin Mason (appearing for his hat trick third episode!) to review Kernel’s Export Stout London 1890.

In the news we talk new beer releases, the Great British Home Brew Challenge, Beer Marketing Awards and there’s *breaking news* with an exclsuive interview with The Captain of the good ship Brewdog, James Watts about Equity for Punks IV and Pilot Brew 008.

We also get cayenne happy tasting of a new non-alchohlic tonic from Nix & Kix and there is an interview with Kerstin & Julia about the drinks at the end of the show.

All this plus, another hat trick in the #prizelessprize.

It’s Beer O’Clock!

 

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UK Top Beer

Top Beer

10 months, 7 polls and over 3500 votes later one beer has emerged as being the UK Top Beer…

Beavertown’s ‘Gamma Ray’ wins the final poll of our series by an absolute landslide, taking around 40% of the votes cast, proving that this is indeed a beer that the craft wankers UK beer drinkers will go to again and again.

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UK Top Ten IPAs

IPA

The list came about due to the inspiration found in Andy Parker’s recent blog ‘Rule Britannia’ where Andy talks about “coveting beers from the US”. The task itself, was simple wasn’t it? Take to the Twittersphere to gain opinion as to a favoured ten or so beers and put them into the list. Only it wasn’t that simple. WIthin a couple of hours the list has reached 50-odd suggestions and things were running away with me, so I once again took to the Twittersphere to ask for advice and was offered the following suggestions…

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Episode 63 – London Sour

This week we have a cheeky entry to the season’s beer list, following a last minute schedule change, and a cheeky guest – in order, The Kernel’s London Sour, and London beer blogger Chris Hall!

Plenty of beer chat, and beer news – it’s Beer O’Clock!

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