Episode 215: Rodenback 2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale & Manhattan NW

Rick Wildt joins Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski in episode 215 of the Hop Cast. The guys crack open a couple of funky beers in this episode. The first being the Rodenbach 2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale. This Flanders Red Ale comes in at 7.0% ABV and is light with an effervescent carbonation that’s tart and somewhat dry. Many of you’ll be familiar with the Grand Cru from Rodenbach but the oak here really adds something extra. If you can find a bottle and can handle the steep price tag, it’s worth picking up. Next up, Ken, Brad & Rick open the Cascade Brewing’s Manhattan NW. This bottle was one Brad and Maeve picked up from their recent trip to Portland and smuggled across state lines. As the name suggests this is Manhattan inspired; a sour ale aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and Noyaux. The Manhattan NW comes in at 11.5% ABV so even with how tasty it is you should share with friends.

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  • beerchris

    Wow.. is that Rick guy for real?

  • http://www.digitalhitchhiker.com Brad Chmielewski

    Ha! Yep, Rick a great guy that knows a lot about beer. I can understand how the “bro” stuff can get a bit much. It’s back to just Ken and I in the next episode.