Hop Cast – Episode 141: 3 Floyds Alpha Klaus & Struise / Mikkeller

In this episode of the Hop CastKen Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski decide to dig deep into Brad’s cellar and find a couple beers that likely should have been consumed a long time ago. Many craft beer fans with a cellar have run into this issue where a beer somehow got over looked in their cellar and missed it’s prime drinking time. Ken and Brad are calling this a #CellarFail. When cellaring beers sometimes you really never know what is going to happen with some beers and they can end up tasting bad if left too long or actually pretty good. The first beer they tried was the 2008 3 Floyds Alpha Klaus. This 6.0 % ABV Christmas Porter is always very hop forward and although all the hops were gone it still tasted rather good. It’s very likely the large amount of hops really helped preserve this beer. The second beer they open up is another one that was heavily hopped. It’s the double IPA Struise and Mikkeller collaboration. Not really sure how this one even got put into the cellar since it was a double IPA. This 9 % ABV beer also lost most of that hop flavor the Hop Cast loves but still was very enjoyable.

Why not dive into the dark corners of your cellar and see what #CellarFail or #CellarWin might be waiting for you. Thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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