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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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5 Favorite Craft Beers Of 2009

2009 was a great year for us at the Hop Cast and for the craft beer world. There were so many great beers that were released and some really excellent new breweries that appeared on the scene. With 2010 already in full swing the Hop Cast wanted to take a look at the previous year and pick five of our favorite beers that came out last year.

Big Hugs from Half Acre
Sah’tea from Dogfish Head
Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada
Monk’s Blood from 21st Admendment
Duck Duck Gooze from Lost Abbey

Also check out and vote for your favorite craft beer of 2009 over at The Full Pint.

Hop Cast – Taco (Mobile Special)

In this mobile special Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are joined by Steve. This mobile cast is more about tacos than beer but it wouldn’t be a Hop Cast with out a glass of something. They each sip on their session beer of choice. Ken has a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Steve has a New Glarus Stone Soup and Brad has the Terrapin Rye. But this mobile special isn’t about the beers it is about Steve’s Taco Scale. So grab some tacos from your favorite spot and then grab a beer. Enjoy!

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Hop Cast – Holiday Special 2

The holiday season has inspired Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder and they wanted to share two more holiday beers with everyone. In this Hop Cast holiday special they sample and review Anchor Brewing’s 2008 Christmas Ale and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s Celebration Ale. Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder would like to wish everyone who watches the Hop Cast a happy and safe holiday!

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