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Hop Cast – Episode 136: Red Poppy Ale & Vuja De

In episode 136 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Greer Davis to sample a couple interesting sour ales. The first one they open is the Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale, a 5.5 % ABV Flanders Oud Bruin. The Red Poppy is brewed from a brown ale base and then aged in oak barrels for over 6 months with sour cherries. An excellent beer but the price is kind of expensive on this guy so go in with a couple of friends if you want to give it a try. They next move onto the Vuja De from Cigar City Brewing. The Vuja De is a 9.96 % ABV American Wild Ale. Surprising to see such a high ABV sour beer since many of them are around 5 %. The Vuju De is an ale with black currants, locally foraged lemon leaves, hibiscus, cane sugar and elderberries. A very interesting beer from Cigar City. As more breweries get into doing sour beers you can expect us to keep checking them out.

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Hop Cast – Episode 135: Saison Athene & Cigar City Papaya IPA

Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by two special guests in episode 135 of the Hop Cast; Charlie Drews and Greer Davis. The four of them decide to open up two different beers from a couple Florida breweries. If you’ve been watching the Hop Cast for a while you might remember Brad and Ken were trying to highlight beers from every state in the US. The journey continues in this episode. First up is the Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing. This beer has an ABV of 7.5% and is incredibility balanced. They then follow the Saison Athene up with the Cigar City Jai Alai IPA with Papaya. Cigar City has a number of beers that use the Jal Alai IPA as the base which always makes for a great starting point. This American IPA has an ABV of 7.5% and isn’t one to pass up if you get a chance.

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HopCast Episode 123

Episode 123: Ska Sour & Cascade Bourdonic Plague

Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are getting funky and sour in episode 123 of the Hop Cast. Joined with them on this taste bud adventure are special guests Charlie Drews and Greer Davis. Both of whom are big fans of sour beers, so this episode is perfect for them. The first beer the four of them open is the Ska Brewing Ska Sour, an American Wild Ale that was only brewed once. This was a rare find since in Chicago we don’t see much from Ska besides the standard cans. They follow up the Ska Sour with a beer Brad picked up in Portland, Or.  The Cascade Bourbonic Plague another American Wild Ale packing a huge punch at 11.5% ABV. Cascade makes some killer sour beers and this one doesn’t disappoint.

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