Episode 237 – BRUT by Chicago
We finally realize our champagne wishes and IPA dreams as we gather some of the first beers released locally under the new Brut IPA style. What makes this San Francisco-born variation on IPA so special, and do we even really understand what a Brut IPA is by the end of the show?Maybe! There’s some light research on the history and science behind the style before we both turn into bubbles. Also, there’s a lot of old Batman talk, Craig faces his embarrassing e-mail shame, Drunk Ryan emerges very early, we coin the “pFriem standard,” and we explore the beauty of nunchuk art. Now we toast!
Brut IPAs Reviewed
Mikerphone Brewing/FinBack Brewery – Brut-ee-licious (Dry-Hopped Brut IPA w/ Citra and Enigma Hops)
Hailstorm Brewing/Arrowhead Ales – Hopsecco (w/ sauvignon blanc juice)
Middle Brow Beer Co. – Art Brut
Miskatonic Brewing – The Cryomancer
Illuminated Brew Works – Radionic Amplifier