An Interview with a Craft Beer Enthusiast

Me being interviewed by Chad from Chadz Beer Reviews


Last week I was bestowed a great honour, I was interviewed by legendary YouTube icon and Beertube pioneer Chad Polenz of Chadz Beer Reviews. After we reviewed a bottle of Sam Smith’s Imperial Stout via Skype Chad interviewed me as part of his “Interview […click the heading to read more]

A New Beery Destination – The Sparrow Bier Cafe, Bradford

Rob’s Beer Blog #3

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?…well it is a bird of sorts… it’s The Sparrow!

A new Bar is set to open on Friday 20th May in Bradford town centre. The brainchild of two proud Bradfordians Mark Husak and Les Hall, The Sparrow is a laidback […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2010

Rob’s Winners are…

Best UK Draught Beer:

Winner: Brewdog 5am Saint

Runner up: Thornbridge Larkspur

Best UK Bottled Beer: Marble Decadence

Best Overseas Draught Beer:

Winner: Stone IPA

Runner up: Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Best Overseas Bottled Beer: Stone Sublimey Selfrightious Ale

Best Overall Beer: Brewdog 5am Saint

Best Pumpclip or […click the heading to read more]

2010 Wakehorett Golf Cart Ale Trail

Rob’s Beer Blog #1

Sadly the golf carts didn't arrive and we had to travel pub to pub by taxi

Masterminded by Sea Wolves front man Dave Stringer this was a planned ale trail around a much forgotten hot bed of West Yorkshire’s beer and brewing. Ossett is obviously the home for Ossett Brewery […click the heading to read more]

Thank You Kelly Ryan

…and a quick review of Thornbridge’s Kipling

Here is a quick review of Thornbridge Brewery’s excellent Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale and importantly a big thanks to Kelly Ryan of Thornbridge.

Best of luck to Kelly as he heads back over to New Zealand.


Rob & Matt

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Moylan’s Brewery

Brewery Profile

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant, Novato, California. Traditional ale and BIG hop-bombs!

I first encountered Moylan’s beers when Richard from brought me a bottle of Ryan O’Sullivan’s imperial Stout back from Tucson, Arizona. It was a fantastic full bodied and full flavoured stout. I then found an interview with […click the heading to read more]

My Beer Cupboard

This is the first video we’ve done on HopZine. This time I take you on a tour of my beer cupboard.

Hope you enjoy it.

An Audience with Doug Odell

Craft beer and food matching evening

We dig Doug!

Hosted at the Cross Keys in Leeds

The day after the night before and what a great night it was. The evening comprised of a selection of 5 beers from Odell Brewing Co from Fort Collins, Colorado matched with a canapés from the talented […click the heading to read more]

Asparagus and Saison

Food Matching Volume 1

British Asparagus… is there anything better? Photo – Richard Ramsden

This recipe is courtesy of Richard Ramsden of, a fellow Saltaire based blogger with an enthusiasm for fine food and drink.

In his own words “I’ve had no cookery training at all, and I’ve never worked in a professional […click the heading to read more]

Saltaire Brewery

Brewery Profile

Previously an old tram power plant, now a brewery. Photo by Mick Baines

Saltaire Brewery is situated at the end of Dockfield Road just off the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Shipley. Its just a 15 minute walk from my home in the historical Saltaire village. I cannot remember the first time I ever […click the heading to read more]