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Unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City.



Join hosts Adam and James and friends as they discover and try new beers, meet local breweries and look at the beer scene across Sheffield

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Unpretentious beer talk from the Steel City.



Join hosts Adam and James and friends as they discover and try new beers, meet local breweries and look at the beer scene across Sheffield

    Hopcast Away Day in York

    Hopcast Away Day in York

    With restrictions lifted we finally got the chance to have our Summer away day this year and after a lot of love shown for York in a recent episode, we decided we should pay it a visit.
    In amongst all the beer chat we found time to check out Sean's best animal impressions and have a little chat about the recent Olympics... as you do!

    • 59 min
    Tramlines 2021: Pod in the Park

    Tramlines 2021: Pod in the Park

    James and Adam bring you a special podcast recorded live at this year's Tramlines festival at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, including some highlights of the Everly Pregnant Brothers' set on Saturday afternoon and a chat with their lead singer, Big Shaun.
    It was amazing to see so many people back together having fun. Lots of smiling, and lots of laughing.
    Tramlines went ahead as a Government test event, with everyone needing proof of their Covid status using the NHS App. It was amazing well organised and run by the Tramlines team and a huge well done to all of them for making it all happen at such short notice.
    Tickets for Tramlines 2022 go on sale 6pm on Monday 26 July here: https://tramlines.org.uk/
    Find out more about the Everly Pregnant Brothers at https://everlypregnantbrothers.co.uk/ and get tickets for their September gig at Sheffield City Hall at https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/35005859D8CAA4FC?did=ukvenpre
    You can also follow Shaun on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrotherShaunEPB
    Roll on Tramlines 2022 :)
    WARNING: There's a quite a bit of swearing in this episode and if you're from Doncaster, Chesterfield, Rotherham, London or particularly Leeds, well.... if you're easily offended, you might want to give this one a miss hey?

    • 30 min
    We are back in real life - The Pangolin

    We are back in real life - The Pangolin

    The first in-person episode with the full team since Feb 2020.
    We visit new kids on the block, The Pangolin in Hillsborough. A fantastic little micropub and bottle shop and a much-needed addition to the area. Many of you will know owner Nick Davy from his time at Walkley Beer Co and his appearances on the show in the past.
    We look back at what was happening last time we all at together and in a change to the usual format we each pick beers from the venue for each other.
    It's great to be back!

    • 50 min
    Beer Cocktails 2.0

    Beer Cocktails 2.0

    It's a return to the virtual Hopcast and a return to a theme we've done before: Beer Cocktails.
    Each of the crew come up with own variation on the theme.
    Our guest is regular listener Paul who quizzes the team on their real Sheffield beer credentials (spoiler alert: it doesn't go well).
    If you don't want to ruin the surprise of just how amazing Paul's beer cocktail creations are, stop reading now.
    Here are his recipes:
    "For Crying Out Loud" (breakfast stout cocktail)
    Add a shot of espresso (Tiamo from Pollards is my choice), shot of Bourbon, (Knob Creek is my choice) tablespoon of Chocolate ice cream (Our Cow Molly is my choice) to !/3 pt of Thornbridge Necessary Evil Imperial stout, and mix.
    Whip 100ml of double cream with a shot of Coffee Baileys, and float on top of stout mix.
    Top with Coco pops if you are Adam!


    "Tropicana Royale"
    Freeze a can of Tiny rebel Clwb Tropicana for 90 mins (so it turns to a slush)
    Put a shot of Pineapple gin, shot of orange juice, and 1/2 shot of sugar syrup in a glass and top up with beer slushie

    • 46 min
    Back at the pub!

    Back at the pub!

    For the first time in 14 months, three quarters of the team got together for beer at an actual pub! So that was the perfect opportunity to record a little bonus episode.
    We chat a bit about what we've been up to since the pubs have reopened in April.

    • 22 min
    Beats and beers

    Beats and beers

    We're joined by Luke from the awesome Rhythm and Brews podcasts for a bit of a music special.
    Except, there's no actual music. But we talk about it a lot.

    • 54 min

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Brilliantly crafted (sorry...) pod embracing everything good about the craft beer revolution - not only in Sheffield but around the UK and further afield. Intelligent discussion of new beers, fascinating insights from independent breweries and micropubs and a varied and well-informed panel of tasters.

Warning - listening may lead to development of a healthy thirst.

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