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HopCast Episode 133

Episode 133: 21st Amendment Brewery

While in San Francisco for the Craft Brewers Conference, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder had a chance to sit down with brewer / owner Shaun O’Sullivan at 21st Amendment. Over a year ago Shaun O’Sullivan was in Chicago and was on episode 67 of the Hop Cast talking about the new release of Monk’s Blood. This time Brad and Ken got to hang out in Shaun’s town and taste the awesome beers 21st Amendment has on tap. During the episode Shaun O’Sullivan shares some stories about the brewery and talks about the latest beer release from the brewery, Bitter American. 21st Amendment isn’t available in Illinois but it is available in many other states. So if you live in or are visiting one of those states, grab a can for us.

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Hop Cast – Episode 95

In Hop Cast episode 95 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Sarah Huska for a couple of very interesting beers. The first one they jump into is the Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment. This was a gift sent from Shaun O’Sullivan for the Hop Cast to try on the show. The Hop Cast was told that the Hop Crisis is a triple IPA but it’s currently listed on Beer Advocate as a double IPA with an ABV of 11.80%. If you’re looking for a high AVB hop bomb then this one is right up your alley. The three of them then move onto the XXX Black Double IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing. The beer style name “Black IPA” has been under some debate for several months. So Jonathan Surratt jumps in while filming this episode to give his two cents on the naming convention of this style of beer. It’s important to note that since filming this episode the Brewers Association announced a new style name yesterday for this kind of beer. Its now called the American Style India Black Ale. Whatever your opinion may be on the new name, this style is great and the XXX Black Double IPA is one tasty beer.

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5 Favorite Craft Beers Of 2009

2009 was a great year for us at the Hop Cast and for the craft beer world. There were so many great beers that were released and some really excellent new breweries that appeared on the scene. With 2010 already in full swing the Hop Cast wanted to take a look at the previous year and pick five of our favorite beers that came out last year.

Big Hugs from Half Acre
Sah’tea from Dogfish Head
Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada
Monk’s Blood from 21st Admendment
Duck Duck Gooze from Lost Abbey

Also check out and vote for your favorite craft beer of 2009 over at The Full Pint.