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Episode 215: Rodenback 2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale & Manhattan NW

Rick Wildt joins Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski in episode 215 of the Hop Cast. The guys crack open a couple of funky beers in this episode. The first being the Rodenbach 2010 Vintage Oak Aged Ale. This Flanders Red Ale comes in at 7.0% ABV and is light with an effervescent carbonation that’s tart and somewhat dry. Many of you’ll be familiar with the Grand Cru from Rodenbach but the oak here really adds something extra. If you can find a bottle and can handle the steep price tag, it’s worth picking up. Next up, Ken, Brad & Rick open the Cascade Brewing’s Manhattan NW. This bottle was one Brad and Maeve picked up from their recent trip to Portland and smuggled across state lines. As the name suggests this is Manhattan inspired; a sour ale aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and Noyaux. The Manhattan NW comes in at 11.5% ABV so even with how tasty it is you should share with friends.

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HopCast Episode 214

Episode 214: Grassroots Arctic Saison & Oak Aged Bretta

In episode 214 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Rick Wildt for a couple brett Saisons. If you haven’t had a brett Saison, well you’re missing out; get to the store and find yourself a bottle. Brett Saisons are great on some of these warmer summer days, they are refreshing and extremely interesting. First up is the Grassroots Arctic Saison. This was a collaboration beer between Hill Farmstead Brewery and Anchorage Brewing Co. Being one of the first beers the Hop Cast has had from Hill Farmstead Brewery, it was a real treat. Next up is the Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. Brad and Maeve recently took a trip out to Oregon and stopped by the brewery to pick up this 8% ABV treat.

Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.

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