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Hopinions 137 “New Dawn”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying some beers from the North East sent to us by listener Iain Hay while discussing what 2021 will bring us beer wise

Beers | Cheviot ‘Harbour Wall’ & ‘Black Hag’ and Almasty ‘Dank’

Hopinions | Which are you most looking forward to doing (when it’s safe to) this year?

Links | M&S stores stocking the new A&H range | Cheviot Brewing 

 

Many thanks to Iain for sending us beer to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 136 “Review of 2020”

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 | Elusive Brewing ‘Oregon Trail’, Camden Town Brewery ‘Beer 2020’, Fuller’s ‘Vintage Ale 2019’ and Signature Brew ‘Anthology 2020’

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 2021!

Many thanks to Signature Brew for sending us beer to try on the show. Although this was gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts.

Hopinions 130 “Give Us A Clue”

This week Martin & Steve are joined by Guest Drinker and all round great bloke Rob Edwards to talk about Sabro, advertising opening hours and the world’s strongest beer

Beers | Camden Town ‘Beer 2019’, Brew York ‘Red Panda 2020’, Cheshire Brewhouse ‘Little Saturday’, Kernel/New Barns ‘Multi-Grain Galaxy IPA’  and Kernel ‘India Pale Ale Mosaic Amarillo’

Hopinions | What’s your preference? | If pubs/bars have limited information online about their opening hours, does it impact your decision to visit?

Rob can be found | Twitter | Wednesday Beers | Social Distancing Sounds

The World’s Strongest Beer | Info here

Hopinions 129 “Jonesing”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Neptune Brewery, chatting about brewery expansions and discussing keeping up with the Jones’

Beers | Neptune Brewery ‘Mosaic’, ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘Scylla’

Hopinions | Has a hop variety ever changed so much it’s stopped you from drinking a particular beer? | Will the “rule of 6” and the legal requirement for pubs to keep your contact details for track & trace purposes affect your decision to go to the pub? | Do breweries need to keep up with the times to continue to attract your attention?

Links | MomenTary Beer Songs

 

Many thanks to Julie & Les from Neptune for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 128 “Four Candles”

This week Martin & Steve are celebrating four years of the Hopinions podcast and are joined by Guest Drinker Stephen Carter from the Points of Brew podcast

Beers | Yeastie Boys ‘The Reflex’,  Neptune ‘Charybdis’ and Goose Island/Wimbledon Brewery ‘Obadiah Poundage’

Hopinions | Are breweries missing out on potential custom by only focusing on one format of social media? | Do you think supermarkets selling craft beer is good for the industry?

Points of Brew | Twitter | Instagram | Podcast

 

Many thanks to Stu & Kamilla from Yeastie Boys and Julie & Les from Neptune for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 123 “Forever Reminded”

This week Martin & Steve are exploring the things that will forever remind us of Lockdown 2020 and also discus the latest developments in the Small Brewers Duty Relief

Beers | Fyne Ales ‘Jarl’, Utopian ‘Vienna Keller Lager’ and Wiper and True Mixed Fermentations ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Narrow Sea’

Hopinions | When the dust settles on lockdown life, is there a beer or brewery that will forever remind you on this time?

Small Brewers Duty Relief | Finance Bill | SIBA Response | Beer Nouveau post | Roger Protz post | Shane Swindell’s post | Write to your MP

Social Distancing Sounds | Listen here

The Infamous Punk IPA Episode | Can be found here

 

Many thanks to Iain from Fyne Ales, Alice from Wiper and True and Ruth from Utopian for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

Hopinions 122 “Classic”

This week Martin & Steve celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Beer O’clock Show with a very special Guest Drinker

Beers | Sierra Nevada ‘Pale Ale’, Lagunitas ‘IPA’, Wychwood ‘Hobgoblin’ & McEwans ‘Champion’

Hopinions | Do you ever revisit what you consider to be ‘the classics’ & what are they?

Links | Roger Protz on the Mawson Arms | Classics Timeline

Hopinions 121 “Too Good To Be Forgotten”

This week Martin & Steve are enjoying beers from Brew York and chatting about those breweries which are sometimes overlooked, underrated or simply forgotten about

Beers | Brew York ‘Kiwi’, ‘HHH’ and ‘Big Eagle 2020’

Hopinions | Do you feel some breweries are underrated & who are they for you?

 

Many thanks to Lee from Brew York for sending us some beers to try on the show. Although these were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

 

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 110 “Blending”

This week we’re joined by our first ‘guest drinker’ Richard Taylor as we talk about pubs being closed and blending beers. We also chat about our ‘Mount Rushmore’ of beers.

Beers | Anspach & Hobday ‘The IPA’ & ‘The Porter’ and Broughton Ales ‘Wee Jock’ & ‘Old Jock’

Hopinions | Which 2 beers would you choose to blend and why?

Fantasy Pub Crawl | Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3

Links | Boak & Bailey Proporval

 

Many thanks to Anspach & Hobday and Broughton Ales for sending us these beers to try on the show. Although they were gifted to us this didn’t influence our thoughts. 

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