We go all out traditional this week with Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout – a beer that we both tried while on one of the Dragon & Flagon Pub Tours in London.

While Mark has been a little poorly (#manup / #poormark), Steve goes a little crazy and in the news we chat about brewing at home using pods, books and the exciting news of the Manchester Beer Week.

This week’s #HopTopic hits a nerve with many of you, there’s a fairly obvious #prizelessprize and a bonus interview with Magic Rock Brewing and Tap Room.

It’s Beer O’clock!