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HopCast Episode 184

Episode 184: Foothills Carolina Blonde & Cottonwood ENDO IPA

In episode 184 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open a couple beers from Foothills Brewing Company in North Carolina. You might remember Brad and Ken were at Foothills when they went on the road trip for the Sexual Chocolate release. Well since then, Foothills has begun bottling and packaging more than just the limited release beers from the brew pub. Foothills isn’t distributed here in Chicago, so it was a real treat to try these beers from a great brewery.

The first beer they open is the Carolina Blonde Cream Ale. A Cream Ale isn’t a style you see all that often from breweries, most of them would just do a standard pilsner, so it’s really refreshing to see Foothills doing something different. And refreshing it is, this 4.3% ABV beer is easy to drink and delicious. Following up the Cream Ale, Brad and Ken reach for the hops. The Cottonwood ENDO is a 6% ABV IPA that makes for a great BBQ companion, southern style of course. This is a really well balanced IPA that dosen’t try to be a hop bomb and instead makes for an easy drinking and delicious beer.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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HopCast Episode 154

Episode 154: Cincinnatus and Olde Rabbit’s Foot

In episode 154 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are sipping on a couple tasty bourbon barrel beers. First up is the Cincinnatus from Listermann Brewing. This guy backs a ton of flavor for a 9.5% stout. The bourbon really comes through more like something you’d expect from a larger ABV beer. Overall quite enjoyable, but that bourbon lingers and turns into quite a sipper. Brad and Ken then follow up the Cincinnatus with the three way collaboration that is Olde Rabbit’s Foot. This beer is from three breweries in North Carolina; Old Hickory, Duck-Rabbit and Foothills. In the past there have been issues with a few bad bottles of Olde Rabbit’s Foot but this one was tasting pretty good. Both Brad and Ken would recommend opening up a bottle if you have one in the cellar.

Thanks for watching the Hop Cast!


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Hop Cast – Episode 90

In Hop Cast episode 90, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder end their road trip at Foothills Brewery for the Sexual Chocolate Release. Sexual Chocolate is the only beer from Foothills you can get in the bottles and its released once a year at the brewery. Brad and Ken had a chance to talk with owner and brewer Jamie Bartholomaus who explains why they do this release. Jamie also talks about how the brewery came to be and what you can expect in the future. Foothills has some excellent beers on tap; if you’re ever in the area make a stop and grab a pint.

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Hop Cast – Episode 85

Brad Chmielewski & Ken Hunnemeder are on the road in this episode of the Hop Cast. The two of them venture on a six day road trip down south for the Sexual Chocolate release at Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salmen, NC. Along the way they make some great stops and meet up with some fabulous people. A few of the places they visit are Sweetwater Brewery, Terrapin Beer Company, Brickstore Pub, and Pisgah Brewing.

This episode features highlights from pretty much all of the stops, stay tuned for more episodes this month featuring full interviews at pretty much all of the stops Brad and Ken made.

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