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Hopinions 171 “Fumbling Around In The Dark”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Dani and Tom from The Little Earth Project and White Horse Pub in Edwardstone, Suffolk to talk about slow beers and sourcing local ingredients

Beers | Little Earth Project ‘Simcoe Sour’, ‘Stupid Sexy Suffolk Blend IV’ & ‘Farmhouse Lager’

Little Earth Project | Website | White Horse Bookings | Twitter

 

Many thanks to Dani & Tom for gifting us these beers to try on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 170 “Regeneration”

This week Martin & Steve look back at the beers we enjoyed over the festiave period while also talking about the future of Hopinions and where we take it in 2022

Beers | Buxton ‘Brithop’, North Brewing Co ‘Lost Cosmonauts’, Vocation ‘Love & Hate’, Thornbridge/Newtown Park ‘I Do No Seek I Find’

 

Hopinions 169 “Review of 2021”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying the annual extravaganza that is the end of year review show. We’re looking back at the beers, breweries and events that have rocked our beery worlds this year

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Celebration’ (2021), Simple Things Fermentations ‘Big Ideas 20 Wheat Wine’, Fuller’s ‘Vintage Ale’ (2020) and Thornbridge ‘Pardus Chocolate Orange Stout’

Hopinions What rocked your beery worlds?

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners for still getting involved with what we do and for your ongoing support. Without you we are nothing. Stay safe folks and here’s to 2022!

Many thanks Phil at Simple Things Fermentations for sending us beer to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 168 “Beer Cocktails”

In this bonus episode, Martin & Steve have fun trying some beer cocktails

Lagerita | Tequila, lime juice, orange juice & Desperados

Raspberry Beer Mojito | Cabal No 1513 Aged Rum, lime, mint & Bacchus Frambozenbier

Campari IPA | Campari, orange juice & Lagunitas IPA

Espresso Stout Martini | Waitrose/Heston Lazy Espresso Martini (pre-mix) & Guinness original

 

Many thanks to the folks at Harpalion Spirits for sending us the Cabal No 1513 to try. Although this was gifted to us and a good percentage of it has found it’s way into Steve’s Christmas Cake, this hasn’t influenced our thoughts on how tasty it is.

 

Hopinions 167 “Hoppy Returns”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Lee from Brew York to chat about collaborations, innovation and growing a business

Beers | Brew York ‘Red Danson’, ‘Dreams of Brew York 2021’ & ‘Release the Cranachan’

Hopinions | When considering a beer to drink does originality sway your decision?

Brew York | Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for the ongoing support and for gifting us these beers to feature on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Brew York beers are.

Hopinions 166 “Small Changes”

Image courtesy of Mark Newton Photography

This week Martin & Steve are diving into a few of the beers from the Toast Companion series while we discuss our latest beery adventures and hopinions

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘New Skies’, Meantime ‘Tick Tock Bock’, Stroud Brewery ‘Buen Vivir’ and Utopian ‘Tmave on Toast’

Hopinions | When out with friends/family/colleagues is the beer choice still a priority?

Toast Companion Series | Available here

Steve on the radio | Listen here

Listener Survey | Please take a moment to give us your feedback here

 

Many thanks to Fyne Ales & Meantime for sending us beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 165 “A Product Of Our Place”

Image courtesy of Fyne Ales

In this special release, Martin & Steve are joined by Jamie Delap, Managing Director/Owner of Fyne Ales who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year

We chat about farming, building a brewery and how stupid sheep are

Beers | ‘Highlander’, ‘Jarl’ & ‘Anniversary’

Fyne Ales | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Many thanks to Iain & Jamie from Fyne Ales for gifting us these beers to feature on the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on just how great Fyne Ales are.

Hopinions 164 “Crossing The Divide”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Jim Rangeley from Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield who have been celebrating their 25th birthday this year. We talk about making beers for different markets, running and measuring units in goats

Beers | Abbeydale ‘Moonshine’, ‘Wanderer. & ‘Glory! Glory!’

Hopinions | Do you think that breweries should try to cater for a traditional, craft & niche markets in order to thrive and survive?

Abbeydale Brewery | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instgram | Follow Jim here

Listener Survey | Please take a moment to give us your feedback here

 

Many thanks to Jim and Abbeydale for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 163 “Are You Excited?”

This week Martin & Steve are drinking some new releases from Round Corner, talking about big beer releases and Martin takes one for the team, more than once…

Beers | Round Corner ‘Saison Du Melton’, ‘Me & Yuzu’, ‘Endless Travels’, ‘Frisby’, ‘Zomba’, ‘Shimmering Pond’, ‘Gunmetal’, & ‘Underwater Song’

Hopinions | Do you find yourself still getting excited by new beer releases?

Follow | #50Beers50Years thread here

Listener Survey | Please take a moment to give us your feedback here

 

Many thanks to Combie from Round Corner for giving us these beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

Hopinions 162 “Cask Is Queen”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Katie, owner and head brewer at Nomadic Beers in Leeds to talk about surviving a pandemic, serving the local communtiy and using freshly picked hops in beers

Beers | Nomadic Beers ‘GeeGee’ & ‘Dukka’

Hopinions | Should the U.K. celebrate it’s fresh hop harvest beer heritage more than it does?

Nomadic Beers | Use the code ‘BeerOClock’ for 15% off your order from Nomadic Beers

Listener Survey | Please take a moment to give us your feedback here

Links | Matt Curtis tweet

 

Many thanks to Katie for giving us a discount on the ‘tap room in a box’ for the show. This didn’t influence our thoughts on the beers we tried.

 

 

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