This edition takes us out to Byron, IL (virtually) and a brewery situated along the Rock River. Hairy Cow Brewing has been open for just over 2 years, and partner/head brewer out there is Jon Lambert. Jon joins The Brit, Phil Clark, and his co-host, Ken McMullen from Hopvine Brewing on a Zoom call to chat about Hairy Cow, and sample some of his brews.
We find out what exactly Hairy Cows are, Jon’s background, and how his beers are brewed to reflect the tastes of the area. The styles are classic, but he is now starting to branch out into a new barrel program, and because one of the other partners likes them, sours are on the horizon! We finish up by sampling an unpronounceable Russian Imperial Stout, that drinks very smoothly despite it high ABV. Oh, and we should also mention that the deck overlooks the Rock River, and they serve fantastic artisan pizzas!
- Turtle Tree, Cream Ale, 4.9%
- Bloody ‘elles, Helles-style Lager, 5.5%
- Slainte Mhath, Russian Imperial Stout, 11%
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