Steel City Beer and Cider Festival

L-R - Roger Protz, Laura Rangeley, Adam Nicholson

This October we are back at the Steel City Beer and Cider Festival at Kelham Island Museum. James and Adam are part of the judging panel this year so we hear how that went. We’ll also be picking a beer each from the beer list to talk about along with all the usual beery talk.…

Hopcast Half Pint September 2019

Hopcast Halfpint September 2019

This month we return to the Rutland Arms for September 2019’s Hopcast Half Pint. James and AdamĀ sampleĀ a couple of beers from Sheffield’s St Mars of the Desert and Nottingham’s Black Iris Brewery. We chat about our recent visit to Abbeydale Brewery’s Funk Fest, the opening of the new Industry Tap and other local pub news.…

Micro Pub… Micro Beers


We’re at the Itchy Pig in Broomhill – it’s a small pub, so we’re drinking small beers. The now-legendary Schofferhofer is first on the agenda, followed by a Northern Monk lemon raddler, North Brew Micro IPA and a typically stupidly named Cloudwater. Which will get the vote of Adam, James, Laura and Sean as the…


Hopcast Half Pint August 2019


This month after a couple of months away from our usual Half Pint format, James and Adam are back with a couple of beers to drink while having a catch up about what’s been happening in the Sheffield beer scene. Beers from Vocation Brewery and Siren Craft Brew. Recorded at The Rutland Arms on 8th…

Happy Yorkshire Day


This month we celebrate Yorkshire Day with a head-to-head with some Yorkshire beers and non-Yorkshire beers. With 3 rounds covering 3 different styles of beer, will Yorkshire be victorious? Recorded at the famous Kelham Island Tavern, we chat to Josh who took over the pub 8 months ago to see how things are going on…