HopCast Episode 251

Episode 251: Purple Gang Pilsner & Lakefront Brewery Pilo

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In this weeks episode, Brad and Ken dive into two different midwest Pilsners. First up is the 5.5 % ABV Purple Gang Pilsner from Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Michigan. This beer was brewed in strict German Tradition and is a steady reminder of the German domination of brewing before and during prohibition. Next, the guys step it up a bit with the Imperial Pilsner from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The My Turn Series: Pilo comes in at 8.0 % ABV. It’s crisp, clean, and a deceptively big pilsner that packs a definite alcohol punch.

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HopCast Episode 250

Episode 250: Sublime Ginger & Shady Character

This is episode 250, yeah that’s right 250 episodes of the Hop Cast! In this show Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder explore a couple of beers from the Chicago Brewery, Forbidden Root.

The first beer they open is the Sublime Ginger a 3.8 % ABV Herbed / Spiced Beer.Sublime Ginger starts with a dry and creamy wheat beer, then fresh botanicals are added plus a splash of key lime juice for a tangy flavor with a delicious bite of ginger. Next up is Forbidden Root’s Shady Character a 6.7 % ABV American Porter. The botanicals in this beer are black walnuts, licorice, roasted chestnuts, star anise and tellicherry pepper. This beer packs a ton of flavor that’s unique and tasty. What Forbidden Root is doing is fantastic and you really need to try to get your hands on these beers.

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