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HopCast Episode 180

Episode 180: Organic Beer

In episode 180 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski go green. Ken and Brad have three beers they are tasting in this episode so it’s a lot to cover in a short amount of time. First up is a beer that they both have heard great things about for awhile, the Honey Basil from Bison Brew. This beer is infused with organic honey for its aromatic sweetness and fresh organic basil to lend a slight herbal note. After the Honey Basil Ken and Brad open an organic German Pilsner from Brauerei Pinkus Mueller. This 5.2 % ABV beer is very refreshing and perfect for these hot summer days. For the final beer in this episode Ken and Brad go a little darker and open a Munich Dunkel Lager. The Lammsbräu Organic Dunkel is in your classic green bottle so it’s can be worrisome that you might get a bad beer. This wasn’t the case here. This might not be what you’re expecting but it’s awesome to see an organic beer in this style. All of these Organic beers are home runs!

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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HopCast Episode 131

Episode 131: Bison Brewing

While in San Francisco for the Craft Brewers Conference, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder had a chance to sit down with Daniel Del Grande from Bison Brewing. Daniel is the perfect guest to have on for the first episode of April since it is organic beer month. The three of them sample four different beers from Bison Brewing; the Imperial Brown, Chocolate Stout, Belgian-Style Scotch Ale and an IPA. Bison is an all organic brewery and is working hard to push the benefits of using organic products. Daniel expains why he chose to go organic and how the beer community can make just as quality a product with organic ingredients.

Grab yourself an organic beer and enjoy. Thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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Hop Cast – Episode 53

Scott Pellman joins Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder for episode 53 of the Hop Cast. The first beer that the three of them review and sample is the Island Red from Roots Organic Brewery in Portland, OR. The Island Red is an organic beer and something fans of Fat Tire should be able to enjoy. Brad and Ken haven’t had the best luck with organic beers but this one is a decent one. They follow up the Island Red with the Stone 13th Anniversary Ale from one of their favorite breweries out in California, Stone Brewing. The Stone 13th Anniversary Ale was released on June 29th, 2009 and was only bottled once. It has an abv of 9.5%. So grab one of your favorite beers, organic or not and sit back and watch. Thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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