In Hop Cast episode 92 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are at The Publican in Chicago talking with beer director Michael McAvena and executive chef Paul Kahan. The Publican and Two Brothers Brewing Co. came together to collaborate on a one-off beer to be served during a beer pairing dinner at the Publican. Michael McAvena took a trip out to Warrenville to brew the beer with Jason Ebel, founder/owner of Two Brothers Brewing Co. The beer they brewed was a sour mash triple that was available as is and also in two different blends at The Publican beer pairing dinner. One of the blends was the Two Brothers Bitter End Pale Ale, and the other was with an especially rare Two Brothers Brett beer that was the second beer brewed when they opened their current brewery in 2007. It was a great trip to follow along the process from brewing the beer to enjoying it it along with the five course meal at The Publican. This sort of collaboration takes the idea of beer pairing dinners to another level. Brad and Ken couldn’t have asked for better beer or food to kick off the week of the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference. Be sure to visit The Publican because they always have some sort of rare beer on tap and delicious food to pair with it.
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