199-3 Myths and Legends Brewing

In this special edition, we visit the newly-named Myths and Legends Brewing Co., in Westmont, IL. Previously, Urban Legend, they changed their name for legal reasons but the beers remain the same high quality.
Mark and I visit with them just prior to the official day 1 as M&L, and check in with Jason Hancock, owner/president, to find out the reasons for the change, and then sit down with Dan Rosenberg, head brewer to chat beer and sup a couple of his brews.

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Pubcast 199-2 In Absentia – Instant Brew Reviews

Another week of vacation time for the staff of the Brit and Yankee, and we continue to fill in with a couple of short shows of Instant Brew Reviews.  Mark and Phil come across a variety of brews on their travels, and we’d like to share them with you, and give you our opinions and comments on them.  If you come across them as well, drop us a line at pints@thebritandyankee.com and we’d like to hear your thoughts as well.  Cheers!

This edition, a couple of beers from Lincoln, NE.

Blueblood Brewing Co., 925 Robbers Cave Road, Lincoln, NE 68502
Kompagnon Kolsch,  ABV: 4.2%   IBU: 15
Brewery description: Pronounced like “Companion” and German for ‘Buddy’ or ‘Pal’, this German style ale was brewed by one of our investors with a strong German background (come on, his name is Stortenbecker).  It follows the German Purity Law – Reinheitsgebot and is a tribute to man’s best crime fighting buddy, the K-9.  Enjoy a nice clean, light bready sweetness with a crisp hint of citrus on the finish.
Grains: 2- Row, Wheat, Hops: Hallerfauer Mittelfrueh

Zipline Brewing Co., 2100 Magnum Circle, Ste 1, Lincoln, NE 68522
Copper Alt, ABV 5.2%,  26 IBUs
Brewery Description:  2015 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL® · GOLD MEDAL · GERMAN-STYLE ALTBIER.  A hybrid style between an ale and a lager, this bronze-hued brew goes down easy with subtle nuances of chocolate and hazelnut.

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Pubcast 199-1 In Absentia – Instant Brew Reviews

It’s vacation time for the staff of the Brit and Yankee, so we are filling in with a couple of short shows containing Instant Brew Reviews.  Mark and Phil come across a variety of brews on their travels, and we’d like to share them with you, and give you our opinions and comments on them.  If you come across them as well, drop us a line at pints@thebritandyankee.com and we’d like to hear your thoughts as well.  Cheers!

Backpocket Brewing Co., 903 Quarry Road, Coralville, Iowa 52241
Slingshot
German Dark Lager – 5.3% ABV
Brewery Description: This beer pours bright with a deep amber hue. The aroma is dominated by malty bread notes and contains little, to no, hop character. A significant roasted maltiness is clearly present in the flavor, with a balancing sweetness on the back end.

Six Mile Bridge Brewing, 11841 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Brewery Description: Brewed true to its Bavarian roots, this light and refreshing unfiltered wheat beer boasts of banana and clove flavors with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus.

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Pubcast 198 – HMQ90 Collaboration

What defines a collaboration brew?  And what occasion could spark such an effort?
Phil Clark, ex-pat Englishman, wanted to brew a traditional English Pale ale to commemorate the 90th birthday celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, that took place this past June in the UK.

We asked our good friends at Hopvine Brewing in Aurora, IL if they might like to participate.  Ken McMullen, head brewer, said sure and so the project was born.  Using a recipe from co-host Mark Naski, this beer used English ingredients – Maris Otter malt and East Kent Golding hops.  Phil went down to the brewery and spent the day with Ken, understanding the process in detail and providing labor as needed.
The result is a beer that has all the maltiness required, and with a lovely mild hoppiness.

This edition of the pubcast records the brew day, the pre-release tasting, and the release day of July 8.  We hope you were there, and hope you liked the beer.
Here’s to you Your Majesty, Happy Birthday!

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