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HopCast Episode 224

Episode 224: BeerHoptacular!

 

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are at the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios for the fourth BeerHoptacular! In this episode Ken and Brad sample a ton of great beer and even find a few moments to talk with a few brewers / owners. Look for a quick interview with Drew Fox of 18th Street Brewery and Jason Klein Spiteful Brewing.

If you made it out to this years Hoptacular we hope you had a great time and if you missed it, be sure to keep your eye out for the next one.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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HopCast Episode 217

Episode 217: 18th Street Chloe & 5 Rabbit Huitzi Midwinter Ale

Local beers with hibiscus? Yep! In episode 217 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open two great local beers. First up is the Chloe from one of the newest breweries to find themselves in the Chicago craft beer scene, 18th Street Brewery. This 7% ABV beer has subtle tartness and citrus notes of hibiscus that balance this French Saison in the sweet caress of the blood orange. The Chloe was packaged and distributed by Pipeworks Brewing Company and it’s nice to see the local breweries help each other out as they are getting started. Following up the Chloe is a beer from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. 5 Rabbit continues to improve and make some interesting beers and the Huitzi Midwinter Ale is no exception. This is a 8.7 % Belgian Strong Golden Ale, brewed with hibiscus flowers, ginger, thai palm sugar and local Chicago honey. Local brewery and local ingredients, that’s something you love to see.

The Chicago beer scene continues to grow and we’re seeing some interesting beers on the shelves. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple bucks on one of these new beers and let us know what you think. Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast. P.S. Sorry about the windy audio.

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