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Beer Mustard & Bacon Jam with Natedogs

Episode 66: Our friend Nate Beck — the man behind Natedogs artisan hot dog cart — shows us how to make beer mustard and bacon jam. These beer-soused condiments are a perfect accompaniment for hot dogs, but they can also be used in a wide range of other recipes. [Original postdate: September 1, 2017] Related

Chop & Brew | Hombrew Con Beer Tasting Notes

  Episode 65: Quick tasting notes from the garage on two beers Chip brewed for this summer’s Homebrew Con event in Minneapolis, MN. He, Don Osborn and Paul Fowler taste and comment on Pedal Pusher Lavender Wit and Rye Stout + Espresso 2.0. [Original postdate: August 20, 2017] Related Links Pedal Pusher Lavender Wit Homebrew

Chop & Brew | Mead Day Mini-Mead Tasting Notes

  Episode 64: Quick tasting notes on two mini-meads from Bad Ass Bryon Adams and Chip Walton on National Mead Day 2017. The meads were made with honey from Bare Honey of Minnesota. Shout-out to Mino Choi for the recipe and process help! [Original postdate: August 5, 2017] Related Links Mino’s Mini-Mead Recipe Bare Honey

Chop & Brew | Mead Masters: Steve Fletty (Part 1)

  Chop & Brew | Mead Masters: Steve Fletty (Part 1) Episode 62: Steve Fletty (Meadmaker of the Year 2007 and 2016) hosts a flight of three meads and a discussion of his meadmaking process. See link below for the second part of this session. [Original postdate: August 1, 2017] Related Links Watch Mead Masters:

Chop & Brew | Americans React to Irish Craft Beer

Episode 61: Chip and Don go to work on a short flight of Irish craft beer presented by Brian Condron from the Irish Craft Beer Show. Beers include Yellowbelly Lager, Yellowbelly Castaway Passionfruit Sour, and Whiplash Brewing Company’s Surrender to the Void (Beoir Beer of the Year 2017). We discuss the Irish craft beer scene

Chop & Brew Homebrew Con 2017 Preview

Quick video to preview everything that is going on for Chop & Brew at Homebrew Con 2017 in Minneapolis (Thurs-Sat, June 15-17) including pre-con events like the St Paul Summer Beer Fest (Sat, June 10) and the Chop & Brü Prefunk Party at Insight Brewing (Weds, June 14). Related Links Homebrew Con Website  HBC Events

Invitation to Chop & Brü Prefunk Party (Homebrew Con 2017 Pre-Con Event)

You’re invited to Chop & Brew and Brülosophy’s Chop & Brü Prefunk Party at Insight Brewing the night before American Homebrewers Association’s Homebrew Con 2017. There’s going to be great beer (including a special release beer brewed with ingredients donated from BSG Craftbrewing and Imperial Yeast), food from New Bohemia Food Truck, brewery tours, and

Short Vacation Belgian Table Beer Homebrew Recipe

Below is the homebrew-scale recipe for Short Vacation, a Belgian table beer brewed by Insight Brewing specifically for the Chop & Brü Prefunk Party. The beer will be on tap for the party. If you are coming to the party, consider brewing your own version and bringing it to sample alongside the pro version. (Note: all

Chop & Brew | Dandelion Wine

Episode 60: Spring is here, and so are the dandelions. Don’t let them get you frustrated. Put them to good use by making them into dandelion wine. Chip and Don Osborn discuss the how to make dandelion wine at home and give their tasting notes on three different versions from their cellars. [Original postdate: April 28,

Chop & Brew | BrewCon: Homebrewing in Ireland

Episode 59: Chop & Brew visits Dublin, Ireland for BrewCon, the country’s annual homebrewers conference and party. The event and competition is organized by the National Homebrew Club. Come with us to learn more about BrewCon and about homebrew culture on the Emerald Isle.  [Original postdate: April 9, 2017] Related Links BrewCon website National Homebrew

BrewCon Homebrew Recipes

Here are a two recipes related to Chop & Brew – Episode 59: BrewCon & Homebrewing in Ireland. See below for the following recipes:  Saison’s in the Sun (Table Strength Saison) brewed by Adrian Crombie. This beer won Best of Show at the 2017 Irish National Brewing Championships. Sweet Brown (Almond Cherry Brown Ale) a bonus recipe from Sarah

Chop & Brew | Solar Wave IPA & Idaho 7 Hops

Episode 58: We’re back at Bad Weather Brewing Company to taste Solar Wave Golden IPA, the pro-am style collaboration beer we brewed there a month ago. The discussion includes some thoughts on the new Idaho 7 hop, filtering hoppy beers, and some advice for homebrewers making Solar Wave at home. [Original postdate: March 1, 2017]

Chop & Brew | Northeast Ohio Style Holiday Ales

In Episode 57, Chip, Don O., and Dawson discuss the regional beer style known as Northeast Ohio Style Holiday Ales by way of tasting notes and input from two craft brewers in Cleveland, OH — Andy Tveekrem from Market Garden Brewery and Vaughn Stewart from Portside Distillery & Brewery. [Original postdate: February 25, 2017] Related

Chop & Brew – Episode 56: Solar Wave Golden IPA

The Krewe of Chop & Brew visits Bad Weather Brewing Company to collaborate on a new beer called Solar Wave Golden IPA. BWBC head brewer Andy Ruhland introduces the beer and provides a homebrew-scale version of the recipe. [Original postdate: February 4, 2017] Related Links Solar Wave Golden IPA Homebrew Recipe Bad Weather Brewing Company BWBC

Chop & Brew – Episode 55: Cody’s Gotlandsdricka and Christmas Wit

We’re back in the basement homebrewery of Cody Myers-Miller, tasting and learning about the unique brewing process for his Gotlandsdricka Style Ale and Christmas Wit. [Original postdate: January 22, 2017] Related Links Homebrew Recipes from Episode 55: Cody’s Gotlandsdricka Style Ale Cody’s Christmas Wit Michael Jackson: “The Goodland island and its ancient beers” For more

Chop & Brew – Episode 54: Homebrewing Svagdricka

We learn to homebrew a Swedish style of beer called svagdricka with the advice and help of our friend, Swedish homebrewer/craft brewer Mikael Holmlund. Think of it as an even more sessionable version of an English dark mild. It’s a fun beer to brew and drink. [Original postdate: December 31, 2016] Related Links: Svagdricka Homebrew

Chop & Brew – Episode 53: Here Comes Samichlaus

Tis the season for a high-gravity doppelbock treat called Samichlaus. Join Chip, Don O. and Michael Dawson as they tell the tale of this wonderful super-lager, and enjoy examples from the Austrian brewery and our Minnesota homebreweries. [Original postdate: December 22, 2016] Related Links: Samichlaus History & Homebrew Recipes Samichlaus information via Schloss Eggenberg website

Chop & Brew – Episode 52: One Chip Challenge

The Krewe of Chop & Brew takes the One Chip Challenge with Paqui Torilla Chips’ Carolina Reaper Madness! Self-proclaimed to be the world’s hottest pepper chip, it is made with Carolina Reaper, Ghost, Cayenne and Chipotle Peppers. When they say it’s HOT, they ain’t lying! See what happens when we take the fiery challenge. [Original

Chop & Brew – Episode 51: Irish Coddle

Autumn is here and we have comfort food on our minds. Irish comfort food! We cook a batch of Irish Coddle to share with our friendly Irishman Damian McConn and discuss the tradition of the dish in his mother country. [Original postdate: November 3, 2016] Related Links: Irish Coddle Recipes Get Your Chop & Brew

Irish Coddle Recipes

As Damian McConn joked/explained in Chop & Brew – Episode 51: Irish Coddle, for every twelve Dublin cabbies you ask about their ma’s coddle recipe you’ll get thirteen different replies. For the recipe we made in Episode 51 we took influence from several sources, primarily the recipe below from Irish Countrywoman’s Association. Below are links to

Chop & Brew – Episode 50: King Cake Ale

We celebrate Chop & Brew’s 50th episode with a homebrew worthy of Carnival season! Chip collaborates on a King Cake Ale recipe as tribute to one of the most famous foods of Mardi Gras. [Original postdate: October 17, 2016] Related Links: King Cake Ale Homebrew Recipe History of King Cakes at Mardi Gras Get Your

Chop & Brew – Episode 49: Homebrewing History – A Photographic Tour with Charlie

Homebrew icon and guru Charlie Papazian delivers a homebrew history lesson of epic proportion tracing the early days of the homebrew hobby and culture in the United States. This presentation is nothing short of essential knowledge for homebrewers and craft beer geeks alike. [Original postdate: September 6, 2016] Related Links: American Homebrewers Association Get Your

Chop & Brew – Episode 48: Meet the Brewer – Benjamin Valentine

  En route to Florida from Minnesota with his family, Bryon Adams stops by the Tennessee home of C&B fan and friend Benjamin Valentine. The guys do a quick tasting notes session on a beer that Benjamin has been sitting on for a while – a split batch fermented with wine yeast and brett. [Original

Chop & Brew – Episode 47: Juicy Lucy Stuffed Hamburgers with Chef Zander Dixon

We step in the kitchen and out to the grill with Chef Zander Dixon for a taste of his unique twist on the classic Juicy Lucy aka Stuffed Hamburger. Zander’s lessons include a stripped-down approach to making burger patties and creating jazzed-up fillings including The Popper and Garlic Fiend. [Original postdate: April 17, 2016] RELATED

Media Circus Hazy Pale Ale Homebrew Recipe

Recipe Post by Chip Walton This hazy, juicy pale ale is an example of what happens when your recipe gets thrown out the window and improvisation becomes key to the brew day. The well-intended starting point recipe was inspired by Michael Dawson’s New Englandish Bitter recipe published in The Growler magazine. Dawson’s original recipe is