HopCast Episode 280

Episode 280: Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 35 & Avery Raspberry Sour

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

On episode 280 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open up a couple American Wild Ales. First up, the guys open the Skully Barrel No. 35 from Paradox Beer Company. This is also known as SALADITOS SALTED PLUM 2015. An 8.0% ABV beer featuring salted and dried plums. Described as a vibrant and piquant beverage meant to stimulate your mind and appetite. Which is perfect for the first beer of the episode. Following up the Saladitos, the guys reach for the Raspberry Sour from a brewery that they are very familiar with; Avery Brewing Company. This 6.5% ABV was aged in oak barrels and is quite different then the beers you usually see from Avery.

Everyday more and more sour and wild beers are hitting the market. It can sometimes take a while for your taste buds to get used to the flavors but keep exploring and see what you find.

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HopCast Episode 279

Episode 279: Maiden Voyage & Miserable Rye

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

On episode 279 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are drinking a few local Chicago beers. First up, is the Maiden Voyage, a year round Rye India Pale Ale from Aquanaut Brewing. Aquanaut Brewing is still fairly new to the Chicago craft beer scene and their cans have only been on the shelves for a few months now. The guys have always been suckers for Rye beers and this 6.0% ABV beer doesn’t disappoint. Sticking with the local and Rye theme, Brad and Ken reach for the Miserable Rye from Marz Brewing. Marz has been making some great beers and really making a name for themselves on the south side of Chicago.

If you’re outside of Chicago, these beers might be hard to get your hands on but if you ever do see them, be sure to give them a try.

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HopCast Episode 278

Episode 278: Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse & Pineapple Sculpin

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

On episode 278 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder jump into a couple pineapple beers. With summer coming up, it’s always nice to grab a beer that’s refreshing and not just a hop bomb. First up, the guys open the Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse from Perennial Artisan Ales. Brad and Ken have been long time friends with the guys from Perennial and they really make some fantastic beers. This 4.2% ABV Berliner Weissbier is fruity, tart and delightfully refreshing. Following up the Berliner Weissbier, the guys move onto a beer they are very familiar with; Pineapple Sculpin. This 7.0 % ABV IPA is available year round in 12oz bottles and on draft. Ballast Point has been all in on these fruit variations of their beers and it’s always a treat to give a new one a try.

Cheers & thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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