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Hop Cast – Episode 145: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace & Port Brewing La Cruda

It’s an east coast, west coast beer face off in episode 145 of the Hop Cast. Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski sample a couple different beers from different ends of the United States. First up is the Sorachi Ace, a great saison from Brooklyn Brewery. This 7.6 % ABV saison features the rare Japanese developed hop, Sorachi Ace. If you see one of these bottles, don’t hesitate, it’s well worth the price tag. Next Ken and Brad move onto the La Cruda from Port Brewing. This 6.7 % ABV American porter was brewed to commemorate the Makanudo Porter from the startup San Diego brewery Cerveccerias La Cruda where Tomme & Troy got their start. Another fantastic beer. Both the east coast and the west coast delivered some great brews but the real winners are Ken and Brad since they got to drink them.

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Hop Cast – Drink Deck Bar Crawl (Beer Bistro)

Looking to save money and enjoy great craft beer? Then you’ll love the bar crawl that Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are on. They are hitting up three great beer bars in Chicago and using their Drink Deck to save $10 at each location. Their first stop on this three stop bar crawl is at the Beer Bistro in the west loop. The Beer Bistro is a great stop for craft beer and food in Chicago and they are one of the only places in city that we know about that consistently is able to get the Brooklyn Brewery reserve series on tap. If you’re looking for a place to stop in before or after a Blackhawks or Bulls game or overall just a good place to hang out and drink craft beer, then check out Beer Bistro.

If you order the drink deck now and enter the promotional code HopCast you can save $5 on the order. That’s basically a free beer!

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