Category Archives: Kolsch

Pubcast 174 – Bitter Mann!

An exceptional show tonight as we welcome to the pub studio, John Bitterman, together with co-host and BJCP judge Mark Naski who provide entertainment and education on a few beer styles that we taste tonight.
Mark brings back from his trip to Florida a European styles he likes a lot, a Kolsch called Der Chancellor brewed by Twisted Trunk Brewing in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
John comes bearing his namesake brew from 51st Ward, Bitter Mann. This is an English IPA and we feature it as our Style of the Week.
To end up the pubcast, we have a local collaboration beer from Transient Ales and The Beer Cellar called Neckbeard Nectar.  It’s an Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla, Coconut, and Molasses which BC owner Dave Hawley brewed up with Transient and was a rare favorite that came out at the holiday season.

Pubcast 159 – We’ve hit Rock Bottom!

Continuing with a seasonal theme, in this edition we talk with Rock Bottom brewers Ray Gonzalez and Shanya Polowczak, at the Warrenville location, and discover great things are brewing over there for Oktoberfest.

Also, a new segment, Style of the Week, where we feature a BJCP style each week and learn more about it from Mark Naski.  This edition is Kolsch, and Mark tells us all about the roots of this brew, and we taste Three Floyd’s Calumet Queen as a sample.

All this and we finish with a barrel aged Shipwreck Baltic-style Porter from Arcadia Brewing in Michigan, and agree this is one to put on your tasting list.