Episode 258 – Blind Bruts
Opinion on Brut IPAs seems to be passionately divided between love and hate. But many brewers are banking on it gaining traction with the hopes that their version of this wildly inconsistent style will come to define the Brut as we know it. On this episode, we attempt to find out exactly what makes a Brut IPA and carve out our own subjective idea of what makes the good ones stand out. Through a blind tasting, we sample six Brut IPAs – three local, and three from afar – with the added challenge of guessing the lineup. We also plot out the next Neil Breen film, discover why tiny bubbles aren’t always good (and it’s not Don Ho’s fault), and indulge in some more bad puns. Hackback!
ABV Chicago Episode 258 – Blind Bruts
Beers Tasted Blindly
Stillwater Artisanal – Extra Extra
New Belgium Brewing – Brut IPA
Stone Brewing – Enjoy By 01.01.19 Brüt IPA
Sketchbook Brewing/Illuminated Brew Works – Resistance W.I.T.C.H.
Middle Brow Beer Co. – Trademark Brut
Hopewell Brewing Co. – Clique