Hop Cast – Episode 161: Biere Au Nougat & Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas

In this holiday episode Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski have cozied up in front of the fire for a couple of tasty beers. The first beer they crack open in episode 161 is the Biere Au Nougat from Brasserie Bourganel. Biere Au Nougat lives up to its name in that you’re not going to miss the nougat. This beer is unusual and outside of the holidays might not go over that well with a lot of people. But if you’re in front of the fire with this 5% ABV beer surrounded by smells of holiday cookies in the house then this beer might just work for you. Ken and Brad switch things up after the Biere Au Nougat and go with a highly hopped ale. The Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas. This 7.6% ABV beer wasn’t overly sweet or brutally bitter, has a nice balance. This beer seems to have nothing to do with Christmas besides the name and could easily be right at home with all those summer IPAs.

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