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HopCast Episode 238

Episode 238: Q & A With Tom Korder and Phil Wymore

Hop Cast episode 238 was filmed in front of a live audience, yes that’s right it’s a live Hop Cast! During Chicago Craft Beer Week Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder sat down for a little Q & A with Tom Korder, Head Brewer and Co-Founder Of Penrose Brewing and Phil Wymore Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Perennial Artisan Ales. The Hopleaf is a location dear to any craft beer drinkers heart. This was one of the places that both Tom and Phil were extremely proud to first see their beers on tap. During the Q & A it get’s a bit loud in The Hopleaf as it tends to do so, we apologize for any audio issues. If you have any other questions for Tom or Phil please send them a tweet, we know they would be more than happy to answer them.

Cheers & thanks you for watching and supporting the Hop Cast.

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HopCast Episode 205

Episode 205: Orval, Duvel and Kwak

In episode 205 of the Hop Cast Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Tom Korder of Penrose Brewing to chat about Belgian beers. Since Tom is a Belgian beer lover, Ken and Brad thought he’d be a perfect guest to have on the show and there is no better place in Chicago to talk Belgian beers then at the Hopleaf. Three people, three beers… hey, everyone needed their own. Ken, Brad and Tom talk about what makes Belgian beers so special, as well as the differences between Trappist and Abbey beers all while sipping on an Orval, a Duvel and that beer that comes in that crazy glass, Kwak.

Everyone has their favorite Belgian beer and these are a few of our favorites that should be pretty easy for you to find. Grab yourself a bottle, find that proper glassware and tune in.

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HopCast Episode 203

Episode 203: Penrose Brewing

In episode 203 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder sit down at the Hopleaf with Tom Korder and Eric Hobbs to talk about their new Chicagoland brewery, Penrose. Penrose Brewing will be brewing Belgian inspired beers in Geneva, Illinois. Both Tom and Eric were with Goose Island for a number of years and have a ton of experience with what it takes to make quality and unique beer.

Right now Tom & Eric already have their 40 barrel brewhouse but are dealing with all the fun paperwork that goes into starting a brewery. Their goal right now is to have beer this summer for Chicago and the Fox Valley area. Penrose Brewing will be a production brewery with a tasting room.

I can’t wait until we’re able taste some more of their beers; if the beers we had during the episode are any indication, we have some good beers to look forward to from these guys. If you’re looking to get an early taste of what Penrose is all about, keep an eye out for a collaboration that they’re doing with Perennial Artisan Ales. Welcome Penrose!

Cheers & thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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