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Welcome to the Sheffield Hopcast: Unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City. The Hopcast started in 2018 with the aim of reflecting Sheffield's ever growing beer scene blended with some good old fashioned pub talk. Founders Adam and James came up with the idea - unsurprisingly - at a beer festival a couple of years ago. Finally January 2018 saw it become reality. Each month we're based at a different venue around the city, and get to know the people behind our favourite pubs. We also catch up with a local brewery in our Meet The Brewer feature - and of course we try out lots of new beers to help you decide what should be next on your shopping list. Our beer panel consists of: Sean Clarke - owner of Beer Central in Sheffield Moor Market Laura Rangeley - beer blogger and the only one of us who actually works for a brewery Chris Holt - Sheffield Star journalist and beer enthusiast Rich Davies - social media expert and general beer drinker We use the beers we're sampling to help us come up with some unusual talking points - have a listen and you'll see what we mean.

Welcome to the Sheffield Hopcast: Unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City. The Hopcast started in 2018 with the aim of reflecting Sheffield's ever growing beer scene blended with some good old fashioned pub talk. Founders Adam and James came up with the idea - unsurprisingly - at a beer festival a couple of years ago. Finally January 2018 saw it become reality. Each month we're based at a different venue around the city, and get to know the people behind our favourite pubs. We also catch up with a local brewery in our Meet The Brewer feature - and of course we try out lots of new beers to help you decide what should be next on your shopping list. Our beer panel consists of: Sean Clarke - owner of Beer Central in Sheffield Moor Market Laura Rangeley - beer blogger and the only one of us who actually works for a brewery Chris Holt - Sheffield Star journalist and beer enthusiast Rich Davies - social media expert and general beer drinker We use the beers we're sampling to help us come up with some unusual talking points - have a listen and you'll see what we mean.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Welcome to the Sheffield Hopcast: Unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City. The Hopcast started in 2018 with the aim of reflecting Sheffield's ever growing beer scene blended with some good old fashioned pub talk. Founders Adam and James came up with the idea - unsurprisingly - at a beer festival a couple of years ago. Finally January 2018 saw it become reality. Each month we're based at a different venue around the city, and get to know the people behind our favourite pubs. We also catch up with a local brewery in our Meet The Brewer feature - and of course we try out lots of new beers to help you decide what should be next on your shopping list. Our beer panel consists of: Sean Clarke - owner of Beer Central in Sheffield Moor Market Laura Rangeley - beer blogger and the only one of us who actually works for a brewery Chris Holt - Sheffield Star journalist and beer enthusiast Rich Davies - social media expert and general beer drinker We use the beers we're sampling to help us come up with some unusual talking points - have a listen and you'll see what we mean.

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Episodes

Hopcast Half Pint #4: October 2018

10/16/2018
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Adam’s away so it’s James and Laura on October’s Half Pint. They try out new beers from Magic Rock and Abbeydale, and reflect on Cloudwater’s big cask announcement. Plus we reflect on Sheffield Beer Festival (hint: it was good) and talk about plans for two new pubs in Sheffield. *Thanks to Sheffield band Hot Soles… The post Hopcast Half Pint #4: October 2018 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:00:31:47

BONUS EPISODE: Sheffield Beer Festival Opening Night 2018

10/10/2018
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Here’s the story of the opening night of Sheffield Beer Festival 2018 at Kelham Island Museum. James catches up with the organisers along with Sean and Laura, plus the charity side of the festival, news of an amazing book, gluten free beer, and the Bar Stewards may pop up too. The post BONUS EPISODE: Sheffield Beer Festival Opening Night 2018 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Episode 10: Sheffield Beer Festival Preview

10/8/2018
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We’re one down for October’s Hopcast with Adam away on holiday, so we replace him the best way we know how – with a sack of potatoes. We’re at Kelham Island Museum as preparations continue for Sheffield Beer Festival (starting just 48 hours after we record). And we all pick out a beer by a… The post Episode 10: Sheffield Beer Festival Preview appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:15:07

Hopcast Half Pint #3: September 2018

9/14/2018
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Adam and James crack open beers from Thornbridge, Brew Dog and Wylam x Brouwerij de Molen. We reflect on sad news with the closure of a troubled Sheffield bar, and good news for two local pubs who’ve made it into the Good Beer Guide. And we look ahead to Sheffield Beer Festival – which needs your… The post Hopcast Half Pint #3: September 2018 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:00:40:17

Episode 9: Do you sell Hobgoblin?

9/7/2018
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X Factor’s on the telly which means it’s nearly Christmas, right? So we celebrate the onslaught of the darker night with four autumnal beers from Wold Top, Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Steel City Brewing and Omnipollo. It’s the first time we have a unanimous winner for Beer of the Night! We also catch up with… The post Episode 9: Do you sell Hobgoblin? appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:30:42

BONUS EPISODE: Peakender Special

8/19/2018
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Hear the story of James and Adam’s Saturday at Peakender at Bakewell Showground. They catch up with their friends from the Beer o’clock Show and Beers Without Frontiers, and chat to Hopcast panellist Laura and her husband Jim, along with Thornbridge founder Jim Harrison and COO Simon Walkden. And they drink beer. Lots of beer. ALL… The post BONUS EPISODE: Peakender Special appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:00:43:22

Hopcast Half Pint Episode 2: August 2018

8/13/2018
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OK so we promised it would be half an hour and feature two beers. So, it’s 40 minutes and features three beers, but it’s better than two hours, right? Episode 2 of the Hopcast Half Pint sees Adam and James try beers from Two Roads, Abbeydale Brewery, and a collaboration between Lost Industry, Steel City… The post Hopcast Half Pint Episode 2: August 2018 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:00:39:01

Episode 8: A Journey Through IPAs

8/3/2018
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We head to The Greystones for Episode 8 of the Hopcast where we celebrate National IPA Day (honest, it’s a real thing!) Find out all about the pub from Jack and Rick. We meet Jim, perhaps better known as Dr Tank ‘n’ Stein on Twitter, and we discuss the upcoming Peakender and Funk Fest beer… The post Episode 8: A Journey Through IPAs appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:39:19

Hopcast Half Pint: Pilot Episode

7/17/2018
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Welcome to the first in our side project – The Hopcast Half Pint. James and Adam will get together in the middle of each month to try a couple of beers and have a chat about the latest news in the beer world and in Sheffield’s beer scene. It’ll be about half an hour usually but… The post Hopcast Half Pint: Pilot Episode appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:52:33

Episode 7: Tramlines Special

7/6/2018
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Episode 7 of the Sheffield Hopcast comes from the offices of Tramlines, ahead of this year’s festival. We begin with a tribute to Festival Director and co-founder Sarah Nulty, who passed away earlier in the week at the age of 36. This episode is dedicated to Sarah’s memory and amazing legacy – a real legend in… The post Episode 7: Tramlines Special appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:47:28

Episode 6: Beer World Cup

6/1/2018
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We have football fever in this month’s Sheffield Hopcast in our first ‘special’ episode – the Beer World Cup, at the amazing Walkley Beer Co. Each of the crew drew two countries and had a month to find the best beer to represent each one. Now, it’s a battle of the beers to see which… The post Episode 6: Beer World Cup appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:27:35

Episode 5: Juice Forsyth’s Fruity Bonus

5/4/2018
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The sun is (almost) shining so this month’s Hopcast is dedicated to fruity beers… perfect when sat out catching some rays. Adam, James, Laura, Sean and Russ try Shin Digger’s Mango Unchained, Ashover’s Damson Porter, Evil Twin’s Tropical Super Itchy and Thornbridge’s Pineapple Halcyon.. but which will be picked as our favourite? We’re in the… The post Episode 5: Juice Forsyth’s Fruity Bonus appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:18:37

Episode 4: The Lion, The Jim and The Holy Pale

4/6/2018
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Spring has nearly sprung so welcome to our Pale Ale edition – reviewing four beers which might just be the perfect first ‘outside’ drink of the year! Our venue is the White Lion on London Road and we meet Jon and his team. Adam, James, Sean, Rich and Laura-substitute Jim try Cloudwater’s Small Loral Pale, The Kernel’s Sticklebract… The post Episode 4: The Lion, The Jim and The Holy Pale appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:16:52

Episode 3: Don King and the Petrol Mix

3/13/2018
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It’s our Steel City Special to celebrate Sheffield Beer Week! For the first time we do the Hopcast in a live pub environment, at the Devonshire Cat for the Beer Week launch event. It is a bit noisy in the background this month which we’re aware of… we wanted to give it a try in… The post Episode 3: Don King and the Petrol Mix appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:13:19

Episode 2: The Fantasma Menace

2/6/2018
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Episode 2 of the Sheffield Hopcast comes from the Rutland Arms – a stalwart of the city’s beer scene – where we catch up with co-owner Kate. Hosts Adam and James are joined by Sean, Laura and Rich to try five beers including Magic Rock’s Fantasma, Little Critters’ Nutty Ambassador and Siren Craft Brew’s Calypso. We find… The post Episode 2: The Fantasma Menace appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:09:40

Pilot Episode: Part 2

1/5/2018
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Welcome to the Sheffield Hopcast – unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City Our first episode comes from Bar Stewards – and in part two we catch up with our first Meet The Brewer as Adam and James visit Lost Industry. We find out when a pint isn’t really a pint and Adam sets the… The post Pilot Episode: Part 2 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:00:53:22

Pilot Episode: Part 1

1/5/2018
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Welcome to the Sheffield Hopcast – unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City Our first episode comes from Bar Stewards – and it ended up being so epic that we split it into two parts! In part one we meet the Hopcast team: hosts Adam Nicholson and James Marriott, and the beer panel – Sean… The post Pilot Episode: Part 1 appeared first on Sheffield Hopcast.

Duration:01:07:03