Episode 400 – Barrel-Aged Chicago Stouts
To recognize the improbable 400th episode of this show, we take it all the way back to the beginning – with a little added age. We revisit the same five local breweries from “Episode 1 – Chicago Stouts” – but this time, there are barrels involved. We take stock of all that has changed along the way and share a few memories from listeners. But there’s also our Top 3 arcade cabinets, shameless Trader Joe’s plugs, some babka truths, stout luge races, and a little old-fashioned Ryan rage over unwieldy beer prices. I’d buy that for a dollar.
Spiteful Brewing – Barrel-Aged Hostile Harry – Cinnamon Bun 2020 (Russian Imperial Stout w/ cinnamon and vanilla aged in Weller barrels)
Solemn Oath Brewery – Nourri Au Pistache (Imperial Milk Stout w/ vanilla and pistachio aged in bourbon barrels)
Half Acre Beer Company – Double Barrel Catch Hell (Imperial Stout w/ Vietnamese cinnamon and vanilla, aged in Four Roses Small Batch and Four Roses Single Barrel Select barrels)
Pipeworks Brewing Company – Phantom Unicorn (Barrel-aged Imperial Stout w/ cacao nibs, vanilla, and lactose)
Hubbard’s Cave – Barrel-Aged Bananas Foster Imperial Stout 2021 (Barrel-aged Imperial Stout w/ cinnamon, maple, vanilla and banana)