1. For episode 234 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder make a trip up to Panic Brewing’s new space to chat with Gary Gulley. Panic just recently secured their space on the north side of the city. Gary tells Brad and Ken all about the journey so far and about some of his plans for the space. Panic doesn’t have any of their own beer yet so the three of them crack open a few favorites as we learn about why everyone should be interested in what Panic is doing. With lots of room to grow, it’s exciting to see what they are going to do.

    If you’re in Chicago, be on the look out for Panic Brewing.

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  2. For episode 233 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder make a trip up to Ravenswood to check out Begyle Brewing Brad and Ken chat with Kevin P. Cary Kevin Cary and Matt Ritchey to find out what they’ve been up to and how they are making such great beer. Kevin and Matt give a little taste of what you can expect from Begyle in the future and what they have planned. Begyle Brewing Co. is continuing to grow and expand, which is fantastic to see for them and for Chicago craft beer fans. They recently opened up a tasting room where you can get growler fills and buy bottles, so be sure to check that out.

    If you’re in Chicago, be on the look out for Begyle’s beers on tap and in the store, it’s worth it.

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  3. It's time to head down to the south for episode 231 of the Hop Cast. In this episode Brad Chmielewski & 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.

    Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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  4. Ready to join Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder in the hot tub for Hop Cast Time Machine? That's right in episode 230 Brad and Ken are in the hot tub opening two Tripels. First up is the Une Année Tripel. Une Année is one of the newest Chicago breweries and is making some great beer; this 8.7 % ABV Tripel is no exception. After that little guy is gone Brad and Ken move onto an 8.5 % ABV magnum of St. Feuillien Triple. A magnum of any beer is the perfect party beer.

    Cheers! And thank you for watching the Hop Cast!

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  5. Lets get funky! In episode 229 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski & Ken Hunnemeder open a couple funky beers from the East coast. First up is the 4.8% ABV Flora from Hill Farmstead Brewery. Flora is a barrel aged Wheat Saison, brewed with Butterworks Farm Organic Vermont Winter Wheat and aged for 8 to 14 months in French Oak wine barrels. It's a real treat to finally enjoy some Hill Farmstead on the show. Next up Brad and Ken open the 4.3% ABV Tart Attack from NoDa Brewing Company. To further the tart character, NoDa rested this beer on blackberries after its fermentation was complete.

    Both these beers were interesting, unique and low in alcohol making them both very easy to drink. If you have a chance to pick up either of these beers or anything from these two breweries, make it happen.

    Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast!

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