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HopCast Episode 279

Episode 279: Maiden Voyage & Miserable Rye

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world.

On episode 279 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are drinking a few local Chicago beers. First up, is the Maiden Voyage, a year round Rye India Pale Ale from Aquanaut Brewing. Aquanaut Brewing is still fairly new to the Chicago craft beer scene and their cans have only been on the shelves for a few months now. The guys have always been suckers for Rye beers and this 6.0% ABV beer doesn’t disappoint. Sticking with the local and Rye theme, Brad and Ken reach for the Miserable Rye from Marz Brewing. Marz has been making some great beers and really making a name for themselves on the south side of Chicago.

If you’re outside of Chicago, these beers might be hard to get your hands on but if you ever do see them, be sure to give them a try.

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HopCast Episode 231

Episode 231: Against The Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen and Bo & Luke

It’s time to head down to the south for episode 231 of the Hop Cast. In this episode Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder open up two beers from the Kentucky brewery, Against The Grain. First up is the 8.6 % ABV Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. This is an Amber ale brewed with rye malt and aged in rye whiskey barrels. This is a great tasting brew (once you get passed the feathers) from Against The Grain. Next up is the 13 % ABV Bo & Luke. This is one big beer that will surely sneak up on you.

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HopCast Episode 168

Episode 168: Jubel 2010 & Miskatonic Dark Rye

In episode 168 of the Hop Cast Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski reach for a couple beers from the Pacific Northwest. The first beer is the Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from a brewery Ken and Brad are very familiar with Deschutes. This 10% American strong ale had been hanging around in Brad’s cellar for a few years and might a bit past it prime. But the beer has really held up very well especially after Ken and Brad have had so many cellar fails lately. The Jubel was tasty but likely was a lot better when it was fresh or with less age on it. After the Jubel Ken and Brad crack open a bottle of Miskatonic Dark Rye from Captured By Porches Brewing Company. This 5.6 % ABV Rye Beer is 56% Organic and labeled as vegan. Ken explains how beers can be labeled as vegan and why many other craft beers aren’t or can’t be vegan. This was a really tasty beer from Captured By Porches Brewing Company and you can count on Brad bringing some more bottles back from Portland, OR on his next trip. Seems like you can always count on some great beers from the Pacific Northwest.

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Hop Cast – Episode 74

For the first episode of 2010, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder venture out to one of their favorite midwest breweries; Three Floyds. The two of them sample a couple Three Floyds beers that you have to make it to the brew pub to try. The first beer they try is the collaboration beer with Jonathan Cutler at Piece Chicago and Three Floyds called Ham On Rye. This rye beer has some amazing flavors and comes in with an ABV of 6.0%. Brad and Ken also have a glass of one of Three Floyds newest American Barleywine, Stay in School. The use of coconut in this beer rocks and makes it a unique, interesting and mighty tasty barleywine. With an ABV of 10.0 % you gotta watch out, cause this is a big beer.

Stay tuned more Three Floyds videos soon.

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