TJ Hagen from Urban Legend Brewing in Westmont, has provided John’s Tavern with a cavalcade of brew samples, and John has called in the Brit and Yankee Pubcast to help him taste and select his next in-house beers. A great opportunity for us to run through some of the offerings from this suburban brewery, and find out some of the stories behind the beer names. Find out which ones we’d like to see on draft and in a bomber!
Our tasting list was:
1. Scylla’s Grasp – Mosaic Pale Ale – ABV- 5.2%, IBU- 45
2. The King’s Tree – Coffee Stout – ABV – 8.8%, IBU – 41.1
3. Udderly Utopia, Milk Stout – ABV 5.2%
4. Step On It Klaus! – German Weizenbock – ABV – 8%
5. Fain’s Sword – Scottish Wee Heavy – ABV – 9.4%
6. The Creature – Black IPA – ABV- 8.5%, IBU- 85
7. Imperial Mugshot – Brown Rye Porter – ABV – 9.1%, IBU – 70
Play the show from our player below, or from SoundCloud…
With the Oscars pending, we have selected 6 brews which are ‘loosely’ connected to six of the nominated Best Pictures. We hope that you go out, pick up a bottle of each, and pop the tops when the nominations are announced this Sunday. There’s nothing else to do while the speeches drag on! Mark and Phil are joined by John Kaworski, the lovely Kimberlee, and TJ Hagen from Urban Legend for this Red Carpet edition of the pubcast.
The Urban Legend brew is an exclusive, draft only beer that TJ bottled especially for the show!
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The movies and beers are:
The Martian – Marz Brewing Bubbly Creek, Berliner Weisse
Room – 15 feet from Off Color, Applewood Smoked Wheat (Polish Style Grodziskie)
Spy’s Secret – Urban Legend Brewing, Saison
Mad Max: Fury Road – Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Belgian Dubbel (Style of the Week)
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Brewing Black Ops, Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
The Revenant, Miskatonic The Revenant, Russian Imperial Stout
The pubcast begins with a visit to Noon Whistle‘s Oktoberfest celebrations, but then we travel out West and visit with brewer/owner of Cademon Brewing, Andrew Nordman.
Situated in Genoa, IL, the brewery is located in a turn of the century building on Main Street (Rt. 72).
We try their beers and their craft sodas and chat with Andrew about his background and philosophy, and his involvement with brewing system, Brewbot.
Weaved into our visit is our Style of the Week, Stout, and Brewmaster Mark gives us his views and some notes on this style.
It’s a bumper edition, so grab your favorite brew and settle in, or if you are driving and listening, just hold off on the brew till you get home!