In episode 151 of the Hop Cast Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski are joined by Brad Stark. The three of them crack open two beers that were sitting in the cellar for a while. Both beers are from Flossmoor Station and were brewed by former head brewer Bryan Shimkos. Bryan is currently brewing at Half Acre and we personally look forward to seeing what he brings to the team there. While Bryan was at Flossmoor he brewed some fantastic limited edition beers. These are two of them. The first beer they open is the Collaborative Evil. The Collaborative Evil is a very interesting project. In 2008, three brewers decided to create a beer recipe and then brew it at their respective brewhouses. Then in 2009, six more breweries and brewers were brought in including Bryan from Flossmoor Station. The base style for this year is a Belgian-inspired Strong Pale. It was intended to get all the beers to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver so that they could be served at the same time under one roof. After tasting this deadly collaboration ale the three of them move on to the 11 % American Strong Ale called Beelzebeer Batch #666. With Halloween right around the corner it seemed like the perfect time to pull these devilish brews from the cellar.
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