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Hop Cast – Episode 137: Black Betty & Olde Hickory Imperial Stout

In Hop Cast episode 137 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are hanging out at Finch’s Beer Company. Before talking with the team at Finch’s the two of them decided to open up a couple imperial stouts from a couple great breweries. They of course shared the stouts with everyone at Finch because these were some big beers and needed to be shared. The first one they open is the Black Betty from Nebraska Brewing. This beer was aged in Whiskey barrels and has an ABV of 9.0%. Sadly this bottle seemed to be infected. According to other reviews online this is supposed to be a great beer so its unfortunate that we had a bad bottle. After tasting the Black Betty they move onto the 10.2 % ABV Imperial Stout from Olde Hickory. This beer is rich and robust with deep notes of chocolate and espresso. Luckily this one wasn’t infected. But that’s always the risk when you are aging these beers in your cellar for years. Sometimes you end up with a great beer and other times you can get burned.

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Hop Cast – Episode 126: Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red & Bardstown Ale

Episode 126 takes place in the beer nook at the cabin the Hop Cast guys were staying at in Wisconsin. Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Brad Stark in this episode of Bourbon barrel ales. Unfortunately there were some slight audio issues with this episode. We apologize in advance for this. But even with the audio issues the three of them sip on some great beers. First up was one Brad picked up while he was in Portland, Oregon. It’s the Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red from New Lompoc. This beer was brewed in June of 2009 and sat in the barrels for just about a year before it was bottled. With an 8.20% this beer packs a ton of flavor and makes for a perfect sipping beer. They then follow up the Bourbon Barrel Aged Big Bang Red with a 2007 Olde Hickory Bardstown Brand Ale Aged In Bourbon Barrels. This beer came special delivered from Brusin’ Ales. With an ABV of 10% this barleywine packs a huge punch. A true sipping beer that tastes like you are drinking a fine bourbon.

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