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HopCast Episode 173

Episode 173: Vicaris Generaal & Sly Fox Ichor

In episode 173 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open one belgian beer and one belgian style beer. First up is the Vicaris Generaal from a newer belgian brewery Dilewyns. The brewery officially opened in May of 2011 and currently are brewing six staple beers. The Vicaris Generaal is Brad and Ken’s first encounter with this brewery and this 8.8% ABV Abbey Dubbel was excellent. This might be a tricky beer to find at your liquor store but be sure to keep an eye out. Next Brad and Ken open a beer from a brewery they are pretty familiar with Sly Fox. Sadly we can’t typically find them here in Chicago but they are making some tasty beers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Brad and Ken open their Ichor a 10 % ABV Quadrupel. It’s really great to see how the american brewers are butting their own twist on some of these classic styles. You almost never know what you’re going to find when you crack open a bottle of something that the brewers of Belgium have been doing for years and American brewers are trying their hand at. Both beers were tasting good, so if you can find either of these, pick them up.

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Hop Cast – Episode 98

In episode 98 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder are kicking it outside with Josh Koenigs. The three of them decided to go with a style that isn’t featured that often on the Hop Cast, the Fruit Lambic. The first beer they opened was the Black Raspberry Reserve from Sly Fox Brewing. This beer was brewed with German Pils and Wheat malts and Tradition hops, with 1 lb. of red and black raspberries per gallon of beer. On a nice warm night this 8.0% beer is perfect to share with friends. The three of them follow up the raspberries with some cranberries. They open the Cranbic Ale which is part of New Glarus Brewing’s Unplugged series. Unfortunately they only had one 12 oz bottle for the three of them to share. This one was delicious and highly sought after. Don’t pass up a beer just because it was brewed with fruit because as you can tell from these two, it can turn out to be great.

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