Chop & Brew – Episode 07: Roll Out the Barrels


The Nordeast Brewers Alliance is on an epic mission: to fill four 59-gallon French oak wine barrels with some big batches of homebrew. Chop & Brew rides shotgun on barrel fill day and checks in for a three-month taste panel to see how the beer are progressing. [Original postdate: June 7, 2013]

Related Links:
Downloadable version at Vimeo (page includes Tip Jar)
Nordeast Brewers Alliance (NBA)
NBA Barrel Fill Beer Recipes
The Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band
Nick mentions East Coast Yeast’s Bug Farm. Check out ECY.
What is Nordeast Minneapolis?



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  3. Andres Buitron

    Great episode Chip. Some of the club members here in Missoula MT got together to fill a merlot hungarian oak barrell recently. Filled it with a flanders red, left the beer in the carboys for 6 weeks or so. After a couple days the barrel had started to come alive and leave a mess on my buddy’s floor. HA!
    zoo city zymurgist

    • Visited OHSO when I was down in the area in January. Pretty cool place, just wish they would have had more than two of their beers on tap!

  4. Hey Chip. Keep the fire going and keep the beer flowing! Your new format is great and just plain fun to watch! Very nice!

    Brian from Bellingham Wa.

  5. Eudoro

    Great work Chip! Love your videos, i’ve been watching since the very first BTV episode and hardly ever comment but gotta give you props on all your work all the way from Cali.

  6. Derek

    Awesome clip! Dude on the left eyes go wild at 1:26. Cracked me up!

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