Chop & Brew – Episode 34: Bad Ass Saison with Nathan Smith

We’re heading into the Bad Ass Brewery with a bad ass guest host and co-brewer – Nathan Smith! Nathan is an award-winning Bay Area homebrewer, a member of DOZE and Brewing Network homebrew clubs, and most importantly he’s a Minnesota native. During a recent trip home, we invited Nathan to take the helm of the

Chop & Brew – Episode 29: Bad Ass Barrelfied Imperial Porter

We head into Bryon Adams’ Bad Ass Brewery to discuss the brewing and barrel conditioning of an Imperial Porter in a Woodinville Rye Whiskey barrel. Our tasting notes discussion includes tips and techniques on barrel-conditioning (barrel-aging) and maintenance, last-minute yeast starters, and using the Wyeast Ringwood Ale yeast strain. [Original postdate: August 27, 2014] Related

Chop & Brew – Episode 17: Fresh Hop Tasting Notes

We got the band back together from Episode 14 (minus King & Rainville) to give our tasting notes on the epic Fresh Hop Ale brewed in C&B 14. You’ll remember that beer was brewed and hop-blasted with more than 30 lbs of fresh and dried homegrown hops. Join us as we finally taste the beer.