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HopCast Episode 221

Episode 221: Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin & Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner and that means fall and pumpkin beers are in full swing. Well, if you can still find them on the shelves… In episode 221 of the Hop CastBrad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder found a couple Imperial Pumpkin Ales from the east coast to sample. First up is the Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.’s Brush And Barrel Series. This 8.0 % ABV Pumpkin Ale comes in one of the fanciest beer boxes we’ve seen in a long time. Next up is the Smashed Pumpkin, a 9.0 % ABV beer from Shipyard Brewing Co. If you’re from Maine, then you’ll be pretty familiar with the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. If you’re looking to step it up a bit or just looking for a bottle to share with friends then Smashed Pumpkin might be right up your alley.

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HopCast Episode 193

Episode 193: Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn & Maine Beer Company Zoe

In episode 193 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Sergio Salgado to taste a couple hoppy Red Ales. First up is Chicago’s very own Pipeworks Brewing with their Blood Of The Unicorn. This 8.5 % ABV Amber has a killer label that would lead you to expect something extreme from this one. You’d be right because the hops kick you in the face; if you’re a DIPA fan you’re going to enjoy this beer. Next they open a bottle Jake Williams brought back for the show from Maine. The Zoe from Maine Beer Company is a 7.2 % ABV Amber. This is the first beer from Maine Beer Company we’re had and it was quite delicious. A much softer hop aroma and taste than the Blood Of The Unicorn.

Cheers, and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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