This week we are excited to be talking to Reeve Joseph who is bringing mixed culture and sour ales to Chicago with his project called Odious Cellars. He is currently brewing out of Duneyrr Fermenta Brewery in Chicago’s Motor Row, while working on their taproom in west Logan Square. That said, you can obtain their brews at various outlets across the area, and we highly encourage you to do so!
This episode was recorded via Zoom, but joining The Brit in the pub studio are the pubcast’s co-hosts, Chuck Fort from Church Street Brewing, and Ken McMullen from Hopvine Brewing. We have a couple of shout-outs for this edition; first to Marge Wright who first opined on the marvels of OC styles, and secondly to Beer On The Wall in Park Ridge for opening their doors on a ‘closed’ day to allow me to purchase some additional cans.
We covered the obligatory topics of Reeve’s start in brewing, but wanted to focus on the 5 beers we had to drink. Each had a unique profile, plus the can art is magnificent – it’s worth buying just for that! So, listen in and hear what Reeve and the lads have to say about his beers!
Our Odious Cellars Sampler:
- Physis Nomos, Brett IPA, 5.5% ABV
- Novo Terrano, Wet-hopped Brett IPA, 5.5% ABV
- The Secret History of Things, Mixed-culture Saison, 4.2% ABV
- Divination, Sour Ale with Raspberries, Blueberries, Meyer Lemon, & Yuzu, 5.6% ABV
- Everywhere and Everywhen, Mixed-culture sour Ale, 6.1% ABV
And Reeve is drinking:
- Ode To Whimsy, Brett Witbier with Indian & Moroccan coriander, Satsuma mandarins, & Meyer lemons, 5.0% ABV
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Here’s a link to our YouTube channel video which has the first part of our interview…