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HopCast Episode 289

Episode 289: Half Acre Tuna & Toppling Goliath Tsunami

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Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world.

On episode 289 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open up two low ABV tall boys. It is always fantastic to see such well renowned breweries releasing crushable beers, especially as the weather is warming up. The first can the guys open up is the Half Acre Beer Company Tuna. This is a 4.5% ABV American Pale Ale and was previously called Golden Tuna before it was released in can. Half Acre continues to do no wrong with this release and this will likely become a main stay beer for both Brad and Ken. The question still remains if it pairs well with Tuna…

After the Half Acre Tuna, BradKen reach for a can from a brewery that recently entered the Chicago market; Toppling Goliath. Toppling Goliath pseudoSue has been a talked about beer for a couple years now and it’s nice to see they aren’t just a one hit wonder. The Toppling Goliath Tsunami is a 5.0% ABV American Pale Ale that is smooth, and has a very easy finish.

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Cask Night

Cask Night At SmallBar Division

Cask Night

Join us Thursday January 17th, 2013 for Cask Night at Small Bar Division. Proudly presented by Small Bar, Beer Mapping and Hop Cast.

3 Floyds Zombie Dust
Solemn OathKidnapped by Vikings
Half AcreDaisy Cutter
Oskar BluesDales Pale Ale
Jolly PumpkinMaracaibo Especial

There will also be thirty tickets available for a VIP session from 5:00 – 7:00. Each guest will get 2 drink tickets for cask ale, access to a nice food spread and a chance to mix and mingle with brewers from Three Floyds, Half Acre and Solemn Oath.

VIP Session tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets

HopCast Episode 172

Episode 172: Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter & Pipeworks End Of Days

In episode 172 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Steve Wyatt as they reach for a couple beers from two local Chicago breweries. The first beer up is Double Daisy Cutter, an Imperial IPA from Half Acre Beer Co. This is the third release of Double Daisy Cutter and it’s always a treat when it shows up. If you’re a fan of the normal Daisy Cutter then the 8.0% ABV Double Daisy Cutter is going to be right up your alley. After that tasty beer from Half Acre Beer Co. Ken and Brad grab the End Of Days from the newest Chicago Brewery, Pipeworks Brewing Company. End Of Days is a 6.1% ABV milk stout that has been aged with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and ancho chilies. The result is a rich chocolaty stout, with just a hint of spice. It’s a good beer from Pipeworks and is a great sign to come from this nanobrewery.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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