Posts by James Marriott

Hopcast Half Pint #4: October 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…

BONUS EPISODE: Sheffield Beer Festival Opening Night 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.

Episode 10: Sheffield Beer Festival Preview

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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…

Hopcast Half Pint #3: September 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…

Episode 9: Do you sell Hobgoblin?


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…