Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits

Sorry this isn’t a new episode. Brad and Ken wanted to start to give more beer finds and information between episodes. There just isn’t enough time in each episode to go over everything. At the moment Brad and Ken are on a road trip with Kyle Ogawa and Maeve Price heading to Ocean City, Maryland to visit friend and Hop Cast fan Shawn Riggins. While on the road the four of them stopped at an awesome liquor store in Washington D.C. and they wanted to share this find with all the Hop Cast fans. We wouldn’t of even been able to find this liquor store if it wasn’t for the beerfly guide on beeradvocate.com. Alright, I know you just want the name of the store… The liquor store is called Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits. Located at 5544 Connecticut Avenue. They have a great selection of Belguim beers along with a ton of American craft beers. Just a few of the breweries included some of Brad and Ken’s favorites like; Stone, Weyerbacher, Bell’s, Rogue, Clipper City, and North Coast… the list really goes on and on. What made this store stand out wasn’t just the great selection to choose from or the friendly staff but it was that they offered the option to buy single 12 oz bottle. This is a great option since sometimes you really only want one or two of a beer since it might not be any good. It also gives you the opportunity to get as many beers from different places without spending a ton of money. If you’re in the Washington D.C. area Chevy Chase liquors is a must visit! Stay tuned and I’m sure you will be seeing some of the beers Brad and Ken picked up here on an upcoming Hop Cast.

Hop Cast – Episode 20

In episode 20 Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski welcome special guest Darcy Laughlin to the Hop Cast. Darcy comes along on yet another Hop Cast IPA episode. The three of them enjoy and review Surly Brewing’s Furious and Russian River’s Blind Pig. This episode wouldn’t of been possible without sister in-law and Hop Cast fan Maggie Thurman, so a big thanks to her for the Blind Pig.

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Hop Cast – Episode 19

Brad Chmielewski, Ken Hunnemeder and special guest John Burkett record episode 19 in Studio Ely using an iSight on an iMac. In the studio they sample and review two very good beers from Boulder Colorado. The first beer is from Avery Brewing Company and its their Ellie’s Brown Ale, the second tasty brew is Boulder Beer’s Never Summer Ale.

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Hop Cast – Holiday Special 2

The holiday season has inspired Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder and they wanted to share two more holiday beers with everyone. In this Hop Cast holiday special they sample and review Anchor Brewing’s 2008 Christmas Ale and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale. Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder would like to wish everyone who watches the Hop Cast a happy and safe holiday!

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Hop Cast – Episode 18

In episode 18 Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are a little Surly as they try two tasty IPAs from the great state of Ohio. With them for this adventure in fine beers are two special guests from Ohio, Jess and Kevin. The four of them sample and review BuckEye Brewing’s Hippie I.P.A. and BuckEye Brewing’s Seventy-Six. Sorry no Great Lakes in this episode.

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Hop Cast – Holiday Special

The holidays are here and Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are here to show you the true meaning of season, Winter Warmers. In this Hop Cast holiday special they sample and review Great Lakes 2008 Christmas Ale and Goose Island’s 2008 Christmas Ale. Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder would like to wish everyone who watches the Hop Cast a happy and safe holiday!

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Hop Cast – Episode 17

In episode 17 Ken Hunnemeder, Brad Chmielewski and special guest Don Radlund try two delicious beers from the great state of New York. The three of them sample and review a beer from one of their favorite breweries, Southern Tier Brewing Company, their Imperial Cherry Saison and also Mendocino Brewing Company’s Winter Seasonal Imperial IPA. Something that wasn’t mentioned in this episode was that Mendocino Brewing also has a brewery in Ukiah, California.

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Hop Cast – Episode 16

Join Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski in episode 16 of the Hop Cast as they show you some more tasty beer from Canada. They sample and review two anniversary beers from Unibroue, their 16 & 17. You will find out a little history of Unibroue also, what makes the 16 a strong pale ale and the 17 a strong dark ale. Along for this adventure in tasting is special guest Mitchell Radlund.

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Hop Cast – Episode 15

In episode 15 Ken Hunnemeder, Brad Chmielewski and special guests Shaun Sinnott and Jimmy Adamson try two delicious beers from Kansas City Missouri. They sample and review Boulevard Brewing’s Double Wide I.P.A. and their Long Strange Tripel. A big thanks to all who helped out in the enjoyment of these beers.

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