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HopCast Episode 286

Episode 286: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Chinga Tu Pelo & Prairie ‘Merica

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Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world.

On episode 286 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are getting into the election spirit by… drinking. Both of these beers have a political or American theme to them so it made for a perfect combination. First up the guys open 5 Rabbit Cerveceria’s Chinga Tu Pelo, a 4.8% ABV American Blonde Ale. “Chinga Tu Pelo” which translates to “F**k Your Hair,” features a can with Donald Trump’s signature blonde hairstyle. This beer is solid, nothing fancy and nothing that you’ll find too objectionable. Following up the Blonde Ale, the guys move onto the Prairie ‘Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales. ‘Merica is a single malt, single hop Farmhouse Ale coming in at 7.5% ABV.

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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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HopCast Episode 208

Episode 208: Begyle Crash Landed & 5 Rabbit Missionario

Brad Chmielewski & Ken Hunnemeder crack open a couple Chicago Wheat beers in episode 208. Both of these breweries are petty new but have been growing quickly and making some tasty stuff. First up Brad and Ken open the Crash Landed from Begyle Brewing Company. This 6% American Pale Wheat Ale pours a lovely straw color and the taste is surprising and pleasant, a little different than what you usually see from a wheat beer. Next up they open the newest beer from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, the Missionario. Missionario is a 6.8% unfiltered wheat beer fermented with muscat grape must and almonds.

A couple tasty beers from Chicago breweries for the summer. Grab yourself some and enjoy the great weather.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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