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HopCast Episode 241

Episode 241: Saison De Wench & De Proefbrouwerij Fifth Star

In episode 241 of the Hop CastBrad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open a couple different Saisons. First up is one that The Beer Wench sent us from Bison Brewing. Saison De Wench is a 6.0% ABV botanically-inspired tribute to the beer wench. It has been years since Ashley joined Brad and Ken on the Hop Cast so having her beer is the next best thing. Next up is the De Proefbrouwerij Fifth Star, a 6.5% ABV Raspberry Rye Saison with Brettanomyces. De Proef partnered with Windy City Distributing to create this exceptional Raspberry Rye Saison for the 2014 Chicago Craft Beer Week.

During these warm summer days a refreshing Saison is a great way to keep cool.

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HopCast Episode 97

Episode 97: Half Acre Gossamer and Cigar City Jai Alai Cedar Aged IPA

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Ashley Routson aka The Beer Wench of the famous Drink With The Wench beer blog in episode 97 of the Hop Cast. The Beer Wench was in town for the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference and we couldn’t pass up the chance to get her on the show. The first beer the three of them crack open was the first canned beer from Half Acre Beer Company, Gossamer Golden Ale. An American Blonde Ale coming in at 4.20% ABV which makes for a very session-able beer. They had no problem putting this tall boy away and quickly moved onto the Jai Alai Cedar Aged IPA from Cigar City Brewing. This beer was part of Cigar City’s Humidor Series and has an ABV of 7.5% The Beer Wench had nothing but good things to say about this beer and the guys at Cigar City Brewing.

Both of the beers featured in this episode The Beer Wench is unable to get in California and are also hard to come by if you aren’t in Chicago or Tampa.

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