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HopCast Episode 173

Episode 173: Vicaris Generaal & Sly Fox Ichor

In episode 173 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open one belgian beer and one belgian style beer. First up is the Vicaris Generaal from a newer belgian brewery Dilewyns. The brewery officially opened in May of 2011 and currently are brewing six staple beers. The Vicaris Generaal is Brad and Ken’s first encounter with this brewery and this 8.8% ABV Abbey Dubbel was excellent. This might be a tricky beer to find at your liquor store but be sure to keep an eye out. Next Brad and Ken open a beer from a brewery they are pretty familiar with Sly Fox. Sadly we can’t typically find them here in Chicago but they are making some tasty beers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Brad and Ken open their Ichor a 10 % ABV Quadrupel. It’s really great to see how the american brewers are butting their own twist on some of these classic styles. You almost never know what you’re going to find when you crack open a bottle of something that the brewers of Belgium have been doing for years and American brewers are trying their hand at. Both beers were tasting good, so if you can find either of these, pick them up.

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Hop Cast – Episode 159: Excelsior! ELEVENTH & Excelsior! TWELVE

In episode 159 Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder reach into the depths of the cellar to pull out another couple Anniversary beers. This time the two beers are both from Ithaca Beer Co. in Ithaca, NY. Brad and Ken weren’t that sure on the years that these two bottles were released, but since the thirteen was recently retired and likely the fourteenth is on the way that would put the Eleventh at coming out in 2009 and the twelve at 2010. The first one they opened was the Eleventh which was a malt beverage with coffee. The coffee used was locally roasted Sumatra coffee beans. After that little pickme up Brad and Ken crack open the Twelve, a 10% Quadrupel. If you are holding on to either of these beers in the cellar Brad and Ken would recommend opening them up now, they didn’t hold up that well for them. It’s a risk you always take when cellaring.

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