Episode 133 – Hop Butcher For The World
How does a brewery that owns a single fermenter in a borrowed space with a staff of three people with other full-time jobs not only survive but thrive in the marketplace? Jeremiah Zimmer from Hop Butcher gives us the whole story – and a lot of tasty beers. Few stones are left unturned as we talk about the name change (from South Loop Brewing), the brewery’s prospective growth, the importance of good artwork, the difficulty of hop contracts, and how they’ve managed to sell their beer to a few major Chicago sports institutions. We get a little sweaty, taste a very rare barrel-aged treat, and thank Jeremiah for not trolling the show as he had planned.
Your Wish Is Granted (Double IPA)
Alemerica the Beautiful (Mosaic-Hopped American Pale Ale)
Good Ryes Wear Black (Black Rye IPA)
The World’s Colombian Coffee Exposition (Imperial Coffee Stout)
The World’s Colombian Coffee Exposition: Bourbon Barrel-Aged