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Home brew – is it all that? (Part 2)

Home Brew

Part 1 - the Brew

By @SimonNead_ @HoppilyUK

So, this is the easy bit!  Just got to decant the IPA in to bottles, leave for two weeks and drink! Cheers!

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Cooking with Beer -  Christmas Chocolate Brownies

Beer & Food

Having worked in various private schools the past few years and knowing that the pupils wouldn’t eat Christmas pudding with their Christmas lunch, my fall-back dessert was a Christmas chocolate brownie - I’ve made tonnes of the stuff! 

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What we've been drinking...November 2017 Beers of the Month

Craft Beer, Beers of the Month

Another month down and Christmas is just around the corner - so here is our monthly round up of the beers we've been drinking!  It's been a busy November at Hoppily HQ - with Black Friday & Cyber Monday offers and a whole host of events that we've appeared at (keep your eyes peeled to see us throughout December too!).  You've probably noticed a few new breweries have been represented in your last couple of Hoppily boxes; the good news is we've got some more great beers from new breweries planned as we head into 2018.  This month's selection come from 2 breweries we've stocked before (Enefeld and Brick) and 2 new ones to Hoppily (One Mile End & Gipsy Hill).

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Home brew – is it all that?

Home Brew

Part 1 - the Brew

By @SimonNead_ @HoppilyUK

Home brew, that’s just a tin of malt that you mix in hot water, add some yeast and bottle, right? Just a couple of different types – generic bitters and ales.

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Cooking with Beer - Bonfire Night special - Chilli con Porter

Beer & Food

Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes, fireworks and parties.  A lot of different things come to mind when you think of the 5th of November.

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What we've been drinking...October 2017 Beers of the Month

Craft Beer, Beers of the Month

 

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Hoppily….a little bit of beer tasting!

Beer & Food


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Some interesting events in October & November

Hoppily on the Road

Whilst we love drinking the beers from our Hoppily boxes at home – sometimes we go out too! These are some of the events that are coming up in the next few weeks that we think might pique your beery interests – and who knows; you might see us there as well!

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Baking with Beer by Claire Henderson (@McJourno)

Beer & Food

When I received my first Hoppily subscription box of beers I made a vow to myself to get creative. Feeling inspired after attending a recent beer and food pairing event, I decided I wasn't just going to drink the damn lot – instead I was going to ditch the "eating's cheating" rule (I blame my Scottish heritage for this), and start exploring how different foods contrast, cut through and complement craft beers for maximum taste bud tingling effects.

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What we've been drinking...September 2017 Beers of the Month

Beers of the Month

Among the best parts about running Hoppily are the all-important tasting sessions we have to complete.  With so many beers being brewed it’s tough to separate the wheat from the chaff and decide what should go into our subscriptions boxes; we only want to send you the very best.  Whilst 'the data'  (in all its forms) plays an important role in our business (particularly beer selection), there will always be a role for a good old fashioned visit to the pub or beers in front of the TV to help inform our selections.

Hence, going forward, we plan to provide you with the lowdown on a few beers of the month that have been particularly popular at Hoppily HQ.  There will be some old favourites, some beers we've sampled for the future and some beers that are winging their way to a living room near you (erm, to your house, if you are sensible enough to be a member of one of Hoppily's subscription clubs).

So, without further ado, here’s a roundup of some of the beers we’ve been drinking this month…


Bianca Road – Paradise IPA

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