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HopCast Episode 196

Episode 196: North Coast Old Rasputin & Leinenkugel Big Eddy

In episode 196 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open a couple Russian Imperial Stouts that you have likely seen at your local beer store. Both of these beers are pretty common and are worth checking out because they are both great. Brad and Ken kick off the episode by diving into one of their favorites, North Coast’s Old Rasputin. This 9% ABV Russian Imperial Stout has never disappointed… well unless you drink your entire four pack that night. Next up is the 2010 and 2011 Big Eddy from Leinenkugel. This 9.5 % ABV Russian Imperial Stout might surprise a few of you who have been turned off by Leinenkugel but a good beer is a good beer and Big Eddy is delicious.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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Hop Cast – Episode 54

Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by The Beer Genome Project co-creator Shawn Horton for episode 54 of the Hop Cast. Ken and Brad pull out a couple Russian Imperial Stouts they had been saving for this special occasion. The first beer they open and review is the Schlafly Reserve – Imperial Stout from the Missouri brewery Schlafly. This Russian Imperial Stout comes in with an ABV of 10.50%. Special thanks goes out to Jane Heather Kim for this delicious Missouri treat. Ken, Brad and Shawn then follow Schlafly Reserve up with the Old Rasputin XII. This once a year release from North Coast Brewing in California comes special delivery from Maggie Thurman. The Old Rasputin XII has an ABV of 11.20% and and IBU of 75. Big thanks to everyone who supplied Ken and Brad with these great beers and thank you for watching.

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