Podcrawl 2018 (Merry Christmas!)


It’s December and so the Hopcast team get into the festive spirit in the only way we know how – going on a pub crawl… or should we say Podcrawl.

Adam, James, Laura and Sean make four stops around Sheffield, with each responsible for picking one round. Whose beer pick will prove the most popular?

We start with a quick pre-beer in the Rutland Arms. Then…

Stop 1: Sheffield Tap – Hook Island Red, picked by Sean
Find out what the team are wearing, our beers of the month, and our challenge for Sean for the evening

Stop 2: Pour – Mad Dog Let’s Try Apple Pie sour, picked by Laura
We’re joined by Jon, co-owner of this new venue to tell us all about it, and Sean goes shoplifting

Stop 3: University Arms – Thornbridge Crackendale, picked by Adam
We manage to find a pub with pretty much no beer, and we discuss best and worst Christmas presents we’ve received

Stop 4: Gardeners Rest – Dead End Brew Machine Death 3, picked by James
It’s snack wars time, we come up with our ideas for a Christmas beer, and have a complete breakdown as Sean tries to be sincere (honestly, listen to the end, it’s worth it)

Afterwards we went to Church for a couple. Photos were taken.

Much beer was consumed, so it’s a bit sweary at times – if you’re easily ended, be warned.


About the author, James

James is co-founder and co-host of the Sheffield Hopcast.

He works for a Sheffield based podcast tech company and is also a panellist on a football podcast. The Hopcast brings together two of his true loves - beer and talking.

You can normally find James propping up a bar somewhere around S11 - his locals are The Lescar, Porter Cottage, The Beer House, Ecclesall Ale Club and The Stag's Head

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