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HopCast Episode 262

Episode 262: Lord Rear Admiral & Arcade Brewery Final Level

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In episode 262 Brad and Ken dive into two different Midwest Extra Special Bitters. First up is from the behemoth that is 3 Floyds Brewing; it’s their 6.5% ABV Lord Rear Admiral. Shocking enough this isn’t crazy hopped up, something you would typically  see from Three Floyds in many of their beers.Brad and Ken follow up the Lord Rear Admiral with the 6.3% ABV Final Level from Arcade Brewery. It’s great to compare these two beers; one from a brewery that has been around for years and the other from a newer brewery in Chicago. Plus, its fantastic to see a couple ESBs on the shelves next to all those IPAs.

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Hop Cast – Episode 143: Ska Brewing’s Mexican Logger & ESB Special Ale

Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are hitting the canned beers again in episode 143. This time the two of them reach for a couple cans from Ska Brewing. The first one is the Mexican Logger, a 4.2 % ABV American Pale Lager. This is one of the newest beers from Ska to go out in the can and is a great addition to their line up. Brad and Ken follow up the Mexican Logger with the ESB Special Ale. This 5.7 % ABV Extra Special Bitter is a pretty common one to find. If your local bar is out of the Modus Hoperandi there is a good chance you’ll find some ESB cans ready to drink. Ska Brewing cans are great to keep on hand at home. If you pick up the variety packs there is a good chance you’ll have something on hand any beer drinker should enjoy.

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Hop Cast – Episode 77

In episode 77 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are at Goose Island Clybourn to talk with head brewer Wil Turner. Each of them are drinking a different beer brewed by Wil and currently available on tap at the brewpub. They have the Queen B, the single hop variety Midway IPA and the Extra Pale Ale. Wil shares with Brad and Ken a little bit about the brewing process that goes into some of the beers at the Clybourn brewpub. Wil also talks about how he is changing positions at Goose Island and that Jared will be taking over as head brewer at Clybourn. Don’t worry folks, you are still going to be able to find delicious beers on tap at the Clybourn location. Jared has some great things planned and the Hop Cast hopes to showcase them as they become available. The Goose Island Clybourn Brewery is a great location to visit if you are in Chicago and they have a great selection of brews on tap. Check them out and see what they have to offer, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll like.

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