#hoppyplaceontour. A Hoppy Day out in London

#hoppyplaceontour. A Hoppy Day out in London Yesterday, Naomi and I got our first day truly both off at the same time, and not working in any capacity, of year.  ps, this is long, so get a coffee or a beer or something. Sometimes it’s just nice to get away… I just wish the landscape for Hospitality meant we could get completely away..  Naturally, the only sensible thing to do was plan a bit of Read more…

INTRODUCING… Dolphin Brewery.

INTRODUCING… Dolphin Brewery. Reading’s newest, and certainly Berkshire’s most exciting, Nanobrewery. As our followers will know, we’re always very keen to work with exciting small breweries, to show people something they may not otherwise be aware of, and to excite. Luckily, the breadth of Berkshire brewing talent at our disposal makes this easy for us. Dolphin are no exception to this. Andy and Laura of Dolphin are treading a familiar path in theory. Following in Read more…

ANNOUNCING TWO BRAND NEW BEERS // EXCLUSIVE FIRST POURS // PHANTOM BREWING CO (Reading) & THE MAD YANK (Pinner)

ANNOUNCING TWO BRAND NEW BEERS // EXCLUSIVE FIRST POURS // PHANTOM BREWING CO (Reading) & THE MAD YANK (Pinner) This is exciting! Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday to us. Happy first birthday to A Hoppy Place, Haaaapy Birthday.. to us! If you haven’t heard, it’s our first birthday this week, with all sessions of our FRIDAY AND SATURDAY socially distanced birthday fully sold out. So if you didn’t get a ticket in time, we’re Read more…

Thoughts on an Industry in turmoil

Thoughts on an Industry in turmoil As if lockdown wasn’t enough, as if the low rent thundercat that is Tim Martin stealing from .gov to subsidise a pint of Ruddles wasn’t enough, small breweries now have yet another issue to contend with. That of the SBR (Small Brewer’s Relief) review which output some very worrying news last week. Some 2000 breweries in this country, the absolute heart of the Craft Beer revolution, woke up to the Read more…

Craft Beer Drinkalong additional Details

Hello Everyone, Thank you for your orders. We are hugely looking forward to hosting you all. First and most importantly, here is the Zoom link for Thursday, which will be open from 18:30 for a 19:00 sharp start!  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84518112689?pwd=MUVrSVZ4enJGdm90aWd1Yk0yK3ZlUT09 Meeting ID: 845 1811 2689Passcode: 146964The presentation I am following will be made available once the meeting concludes, for anyone who wants a copy of my notes. We’ll be online as close to Read more…

Freshness.

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser Blog: Freshness. Plus return of the virtual pub and plenty of new beer coming.. May 13th | Thoughts from the arbiter of the fridges | Return of A Hoppy Pub, and some new beers! CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND ORDER BEER FOR SAME DAY DELIVERY This email may or may not be recorded for training purposes. An email to you all sooner than I’d usually fire out, Read more…

March 17th | WE MARCH ON | Self Isolate Like A Boss! | We are OPEN for drink in, and need your support

Well, hey folks. I hope this mail finds you well. The day job now has everyone working from home, which is the right call. It also gives me plenty of time to check out the fridge here and realise that I definitely need to order in more beer if I’m to get through any significant time stuck at the flat.  And probably, I’m not the only one. This update will only focus on one thing, Read more…

You’d have to be clopping Mad to brew this beer.

During the set-up of A Hoppy Place, I was getting fairly regular email shots and calls from local breweries offering samples, trying to get their beer on the shelves in Windsor. For many of our breweries, what with the PubCo tie-ins meaning it’s basically impossible to sell their beer, even in their hometown in a lot of cases, without going via incredibly expensive beer list options or, more often, just, at all: We offer a Read more…

A young CAMRA member’s thoughts on Cask, Craft, The Pub, and Beer Competition

In April 2018, CAMRA decided once again NOT to extend the scope of the organisation beyond real Ale. Unfortunately, for the relevance of our organisation I feel this was a huge mistake. The majority of members – as has been well publicised elsewhere, wanted the motion to go through. 72% of the voting force of our 200,000 strong organisation wanted it to go through infact. But, sadly and conversely – unlike our pals in Parliament, Read more…

Supporting the local Craft Beer Revolution

What is so exciting about opening up when we are is the astounding selection of fabulous local brewers in our area 15 years ago our most widely drunk local brewery would probably have been Brakspears. But the vast majority of local pubs would have given you the same thing. Fosters or Carling. We are privileged to be opening at a time when there are literally 200 breweries that could offer us direct distrubution. It makes Read more…