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HopCast Episode 281

Episode 281: Fort Collins Brewery American-Style Barley Wine & AleSmith Old Numbskull

On episode 281 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder have a special guest joining them; Chad Boesdorfer. Since there was a special guest, the guys figured they’d step up the ABV a little bit. So, for this episode they are bringing out the Barleywines. The American Barleywine is one of the strongest of the beer styles. A beer of this strength and complexity can be a challenge to the palate, so it’s nice to have a third person to decode these delights.

First up, the guys open the 10.5% ABV American-Style Barley Wine from The Fort Collins Brewery. This beer was brewed entirely with Columbus hops and then dry-hopped with El Dorado for a heavy but balanced mouth-feel. Following up this beast is the 11.0% ABV, Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company. There was a time when the guys seemed to be drinking a lot of AleSmith beers and it’s nice to give them a re-visit.

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Hop Cast – Episode 52

For episode 52 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Scott Pellman at the Daily Planet ltd office. In this episode Ken and Brad decide to go with what they love, a couple of IPAs. The first beer the three of them sample is the Flossmoor “Rye”m & Reason from new head brewer Bryan Shimkos. The Flossmoor “Rye”m & Reason is an American IPA and has an ABV of 7.5%. The second IPA they dive into is the AleSmith IPA. Ken was lucky enough to pick this up at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer on his recent trip to Youngstown, Ohio. The AleSmith IPA comes in at 7.25% ABV. As always the Hop Cast brings it with a couple solid IPAs. Thanks for watching the Hop Cast and stay tuned for even more great episodes.

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Hop Cast – Episode 14

In episode 14 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder try two tasty beers from California. With them for this adventure in tastiness are two special guests Shaun Sinnott and Jimmy Adamson. The four of them sample and review Stone Brewing’s 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and AleSmith’s Speedway Stout. A big thanks goes out to Hop Cast friend and fan Kyle Ogawa for the Speedway Stout.

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