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HopCast Episode 270

Episode 270: Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale & Brickstone Pale Ale

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

On episode 270 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder reach for a couple cans of Pale Ales. The first can the guys open up is Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale from the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. This 6.0% ABV American Pale Ale isn’t what many of us have grown to expect from our Pale Ales lately. Typically they are aggressively hopped but the Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale isn’t that crazy. Instead this beer is very light and sweet. Following up this Colorado Pale Ale the guys move onto an APA from a local brewery. The BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery’s Pale Ale does have that punch of hops that many of us have come to expect from our APAs. Coming in at 6.25 % ABV this beer is very easy to drink and before you know it, you’re already onto your second can. Over the years BrickStone has been making some great beers and winning a number of awards, it’s one of the places that is worth a visit if you’re looking for something outside Chicago.

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HopCast Episode 266

Episode 266: Grunion Pale Ale & Mazzie

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

On episode 266 of the Hop CastBrad and Ken crack open a couple easy drinking Pale Ales. The first one they dive into is a local one from Pollyanna Brewing Company, the Mazzie. This 5.40% Pale was named after Mazzie’s Place, which once was one of Lemont’s go-to establishments for liquor, gambling, and female “companionship. Following up the Mazzie, the guys open up the Grunion. This 5.5 % ABV Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company is brewed with with Calypso and Mosaic hops. During the summer it’s hard to go wrong with an easy drinking Pale Ale.

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Hop Cast – Episode 63

Episode 63 honors Rock Art Brewery winning their fight with Hansen Beverage Company in the recent battle over the name “Vermonster.” So in this episode Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski open up a couple bottles from this Vermont brewery. The demand was high so they weren’t able to find a bottle of the Vermonster but they did score a couple other unique ones. First up they sample the Jasmine Pale Ale which comes in at 5.0% ABV and only has an IBU of 8. Looking for some more hops Ken and Brad reach for the Rock Art IPA (II) which has a 8.0% ABV.

Congrats to Rock Art Brewery for not backing down or being intimidated by corporate interests.

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