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HopCast Episode 199

Episode 199: Brux & Seizoen Bretta

In episode 199 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Sergio Salgado for a couple great beers from the west coast. First up is a bottle that Sergio brought back from Oregon. The Seizoen Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. This 8% ABV Farmhouse Ale has been getting a lot of buzz so we were really excited to get to taste this unique beer. The Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp complexity to the Seizoen Bretta. And it’s been bottle conditioned with pear juice for a natural carbonation. Yeah, it’s as delicious as it sounds. If you’re in Oregon and can get your hands on this, try it! And send us a couple bottles too because we’d love to sample this again.

Next up is the Sierra Nevada Brewing and Russian River collaboration, Brux. Brux is a 8.3% ABV American Wild Ale that has been re-fermented in the bottle with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. Brux will change and develop over time so what we taste in our bottle today might no be what you taste in six or nine months. So please let us know what you think when you do open your bottle because we’d love to know.

Cheers & thanks for watching the Hop Cast! If you have a beer you’d like us to try, let us know and we’ll try to drink it on an upcoming episode.

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HopCast Episode 50

Episode 50: Brabant & Beatification

The Hop Cast gets sour and silly for episode 50. In this episode Charlie Drews joins Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski for a couple american wild ales. The first beer they sample and review Ken enjoyed previously when the Hop Cast was at the Publican. It is the Brabant from Avery Brewing. This murky dark brown wild ale comes in at 8.65 % ABV. They follow the Brabant up with the Beatification from Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, California. Wild ales are known to be sour and the Beatification is like a sour punch in the face. Special thanks goes to the guys from Suds Or Duds for the Beatification, it was a treat to finally try it. But be warned sour beers can take some time to get into, but just like hops when you start enjoying the taste, you wont be able to get enough.

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HopCast Episode 29

Episode 29: Pliny The Elder & C-Note

In episode 29 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Shannon DeWolfe for yet another IPA episode. In this episode the three of them sample and review Russian River Brewing’s Pliny The Elder and New Old Lompoc’s C-Note.

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Hop Cast – Episode 22

In episode 22 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined again by Matt Pickett. The three of them sample and review two excellent American Belgian Strong Pale Ales from California. The two beers are Lost Abbey’s Inferno Ale and Russian River’s Damnation.

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Hop Cast – Episode 20

In episode 20 Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski welcome special guest Darcy Laughlin to the Hop Cast. Darcy comes along on yet another Hop Cast IPA episode. The three of them enjoy and review Surly Brewing’s Furious and Russian River’s Blind Pig. This episode wouldn’t of been possible without sister in-law and Hop Cast fan Maggie Thurman, so a big thanks to her for the Blind Pig.

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