HopCast Episode 264

Episode 264: Berghoff DortWunder Lager & Winter Ale

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world.

On episode 264 of the Hop CastBrad and Ken picked up a mix pack of Berghoff Brewery beers. This mix pack was perhaps a little old and on the shelf awhile since one of these beers was a Winter beer. The first beer the guys dive into is the DortWunder Lager, a 5.5% ABV Dortmunder Lager. Being a tad passed its prime, this one still felt like a solid beer. Although it was a bit old the guys could still tell this is something that would be good on a warm summer day and is probably pretty tasty when fresh. Next up, just in time for the summer is the 7% ABV Winter Ale. Drinking this Winter Ale was surprisingly better than you’d think it would be in June. Let this be a lesson to you, make sure to take a look at dates on beers or packages if it’s possible before purchase.

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HopCast Episode 263

Episode 263: Fulton St. Blend & Big Red Tugboat

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In episode 263 Brad and Ken are looking for a little pick me up with their beers.

The first beer the guys open is the the newest offerings from Goose Island Beer Company. Their Fulton St. Blend, a coffee Ale aged with House Blend beans from Intelligentsia. Coming in at 5.5 % ABV this is extremely light but packs a ton of flavor. If you can find this beer it’s definitely worth picking up and giving a try. Following up the Goose Island Fulton St. Blend, Brad and Ken open a sort of mystery beer… the Big Red Tugboat, an American IPA with Tugboat Coffee. There was very little information about this beer on the internet but it looks like it was a collaboration beer with Tugboat Coffee and Ram Brewery.

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