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HopCast Episode 168

Episode 168: Jubel 2010 & Miskatonic Dark Rye

In episode 168 of the Hop Cast Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski reach for a couple beers from the Pacific Northwest. The first beer is the Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from a brewery Ken and Brad are very familiar with Deschutes. This 10% American strong ale had been hanging around in Brad’s cellar for a few years and might a bit past it prime. But the beer has really held up very well especially after Ken and Brad have had so many cellar fails lately. The Jubel was tasty but likely was a lot better when it was fresh or with less age on it. After the Jubel Ken and Brad crack open a bottle of Miskatonic Dark Rye from Captured By Porches Brewing Company. This 5.6 % ABV Rye Beer is 56% Organic and labeled as vegan. Ken explains how beers can be labeled as vegan and why many other craft beers aren’t or can’t be vegan. This was a really tasty beer from Captured By Porches Brewing Company and you can count on Brad bringing some more bottles back from Portland, OR on his next trip. Seems like you can always count on some great beers from the Pacific Northwest.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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Hop Cast – Episode 94

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Ed Knittel for a parallel tasting of the 2008 & 2009 Abyss from Deschutes Brewery. Ken and Brad learned that Ed was a fan of the big stouts so it was time to pull out this 11% boy from the cellar. 33% of this beer is aged in oak bourbon barrels and then blended back with the rest. The Abyss is a great beer fresh or aged so pick one up now and save another to try in a year or more.

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Hop Cast – Episode 80

Brad Chmielewski & Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Katie Sirles in episode 80 of the Hop Cast. The first beer they open on the episode is the Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery. Mirror Mirror is a barley wine with 35% of it aged in oak barrels. With a ABV of 11% a glass of this should not be taken lightly. After the Mirror Mirror the three of them head to the stove to warm up their next beer. This is the first warm beer featured on the Hop Cast, a very rare treat. It is the La Dragonne from Brasserie des Fanches. The La Dragonne has an ABV of 7%. If you’re able to find this beer, make sure to follow the instructions on how to warm it up.

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HopCast Episode 44

Episode 44: Ninkasi’s Spring Reign & Deschutes Red Chair

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Steve Siwinski for episode 44 of the Hop Cast. In this episode the three of them sample and review a few beers from the fine state of Oregon. The first beer they knock back in the Spring Reign from Ninkasi Brewing. Ninkasi’s Spring Reign is an American Blonde Ale coming in at 6.0% ABV. After that they move onto something Ken and Brad are no strangers to… a nice American IPA. This IPA is the Red Chair from Deschutes Brewery coming in at 6.4% ABV.

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Hop Cast – Episode 27

In episode 27 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder  are joined once again by Stephen Freshnock. The three of them sample and review two beers from Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street Series. The two beers are both IPAs, the first is a fresh hopped pale ale called Hop Trip and the second is an experimental IPA called Hop Henge. In this episode Ken and Brad both referred to the Hop Henge as Hop Hedge which was very much incorrect.

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