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HopCast Episode 260

Episode 260: Modern Times Beer Monsters’ Park

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In this weeks episode, Brad and Ken are joined once again by Sergio SalgadoSergio joins the guys and brings along with him a few beers from Modern Times. This time they are sampling three beers from the Monsters’ Park series. Monsters’ Park is an Imperial Stout coming in at around 12 % ABV. The guys start off with the normal Monsters’ Park but then quickly move onto the Monsters’ Park Aged In Bourbon Barrels and the Monsters’ Park Aged In Rye Barrels. Everyone seemed to have their favorite but damn these were great beers! Sadly we can’t get Modern Times beer here in Chicago but if you ever see any of their stuff, be sure to pick it up.

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HopCast Episode 259

Episode 259: Modern Times Beer Rampart Junction & Palace of Cracked Heads

Welcome to the Hop Cast, where Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder share their love of craft beer with the world. In this weeks episode, Brad and Ken are joined by a special guest who you’ve probably seen before, Sergio Salgado. Sergio joins the guys and brings along with him a couple beers from Modern Times. The first one they open up is the Palace of Cracked Heads a 9% ABV Wild Ale.  This beer is a Red wine barrel-aged nectarine Sour. After 11 months in Red wine barrels, they added 50 lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom nectarines, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling. Next the three of them dive into the Rampart Junction. Rampart Junction is Modern Times Red wine barrel-aged peach sour. Again after 11 months in Red wine barrels, they added 50 lbs per barrel of fresh, organic, heirloom peaches, which spent 5 months in the barrels before bottling.

Damn! These were some great beers and it’s sad we can’t get Modern Times beer here in Chicago.

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HopCast Episode 219

Episode 219: Upright Fantasia & Goose Island 25th Anniversary Flanders Red

Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Sergio Salgado in episode 219 of the Hop Cast. In this episode the three guys open a couple funky beers. Not funky bad, but funky good. First up is the Fantasia from Upright Brewing in Portland Oregon. This 5.7% ABV America Wile Ale is in the vein of a Lambic style of wild beer. What makes it really unique is that it was fermented entirely in oak barrels that are filled with fresh peaches from Baird Family Orchards. Yum! It’s one that should be shared with friends because everyone should have a chance to try this one. Next up is a special release from Goose Island Clybourn for their 25th Anniversary. This one is a 7% ABV Flanders Red ale that was fermented with lacto and Brett and aged in wine barrels to give a distinct tartness to this very deep red, malty beer. If you didn’t get your hands on a bottle when they were released, you might be out of luck. But if you know a friend who has one make sure you’re around when they open it up.

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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 193

Episode 193: Pipeworks Blood Of The Unicorn & Maine Beer Company Zoe

In episode 193 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Sergio Salgado to taste a couple hoppy Red Ales. First up is Chicago’s very own Pipeworks Brewing with their Blood Of The Unicorn. This 8.5 % ABV Amber has a killer label that would lead you to expect something extreme from this one. You’d be right because the hops kick you in the face; if you’re a DIPA fan you’re going to enjoy this beer. Next they open a bottle Jake Williams brought back for the show from Maine. The Zoe from Maine Beer Company is a 7.2 % ABV Amber. This is the first beer from Maine Beer Company we’re had and it was quite delicious. A much softer hop aroma and taste than the Blood Of The Unicorn.

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