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Hop Cast – Metropolitan Interview At Alefest 2009 (Mobile Special)

This is the final interview from the 2009 Alefest. Unfortunately the camera Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder were using died in the middle of this interview so the second half is missing. Brad and Ken did have a chance to talk with Doug Hurst from Metropolitan Brewing a little and he explained the two beers they were serving up at the fest. Hopefully in the near future the Hopcast will be able to meet with Doug again, for an episode featuring Metropolitan brews. Metropolitan is brewing some great lagers so if you’re in the Chicago area, keep an eye out.

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Hop Cast – Flossmoor Interview At Alefest 2009 (Mobile Special)

Here is another interview from the 2009 Alefest. This time Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski were able to chat with Bryan Shimkos the brewmaster from Flossmoor Station. Bryan brought three beers with him to Alefest, the Apesession, Killer Kapowski and the Farewell Ale. Flossmoor Station is brewing some wonderful beer and they are just a short ride on the metra from Chicago. If you live in the Chicago area, its highly recommended that you check out Flossmoor Station.

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Hop Cast – BrickStone Interview At Alefest 2009 (Mobile Special)

At the 2009 Alefest, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski were able to interview a few of the standouts. First up is BrickStone Brewery, all four beers that they brought to Alefest were great so Ken and Brad needed to find out some more about the delicious brews. They grabbed one of the brewers and asked him a few questions. BrickStone Brewery is only fifty miles south of Chicago and worth checking out if you get a chance

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Hop Cast – Alefest 2009 (Mobile Special)

Ken & Brad At Alefest 2009

This past weekend Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder made it out to soldier field for the 2009 Alefest. The festival featured over 150 craft beers from more then 50 beweries. Brad and Ken both had a blast the previous year and this time they wanted to share it with you. Stay tuned the rest of the week for three interviews with some of the brewers at the event.

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