Who We Are..
Hop O'Clock is Jimmy from Leicester, UK and Julia from Oulu, Finland.
We started our journey together after meeting in Amsterdam and since then we have been slowly meandering around Europe exploring culture (and of course beer!) living in cities such as Athens and Bruges. We decided it was time for our next adventure so we headed for Jimmy's homeland England. We discovered the wonderful craft beer scene emerging in the UK and had our light bulb moment!
Picking the perfect destination was the easy part. Some people would consider York the beer capital of England and it's winding medieval streets won our hearts too. We are very lucky to have found a perfect property in the heart of York and now continue our passion for beer and share it with others too.
Most of the time you can find our new assistant and o-purrr-rations manager, our kitten Max in the shop.
Jimmy: "I'm a sucker for an IPA! I enjoy juicy NEIPA's and big bitter West Coast styles. I am also a fan of the session pale ales and sours. One of my absolute favourite beers is Jack's Precious IPA from Brouwerij Musketeers in Belgium. Some of my top breweries are Wilde Child from Leeds, Brew York based in York and CoolHead from Helsinki, Finland (king of the sours!).
Julia: "Like other things in life, I tend to go for the extremes. I'm a lover of really thick, sweet dessert stouts and those sour beers that make your face melt. I do also like double IPAs and classic Belgian strong ales. My favourite breweries are Amundsen from Norway, Viven Brouwerij from Belgium and Vault City from the UK."
Hop O'Clock is the result of two people wanting to share their passion for craft beers with the world.
At the store you can find hundreds of craft and speciality beers from all over the world and a crowler station with regularly changing specialities for you to take home. We have currently two draft beers that we can fresh on site. If your looking for a local, independent and friendly craft beer shop then look no further! We are open 6 days a week and are on hand for professional advice, suggestions or just a good chat about the wonderful world of craft beer.