In this episode, The Brit and Yankee Pub holds court to 3 distinguished brewers, and friend of the show and beer nerd, Tom Ryan. Recorded behind closed doors in the pub studios, we welcome from Church Street, Chuck Fort, Alex Drayer from D and G Brewing, and Ken McMullen from Hopvine. This illustrious panel is here to sample beers from one of the premier US producers of Belgian-styles, Brewery Ommegang.
Based just outside Cooperstown NY, and in the middle of nowhere comparatively, this brewery is famous for their 15 Game of Thrones brews, plus many other farmhouse-inspired sours and wild ales, and has connections to some of the best and biggest Belgian breweries.
The Brit visited the brewery on his vacation trip this past June and gathered up 4 examples of their brewery-only offerings, although we suspect you can find them outside of New York if you have the right connections. He’s coupled these 4 with 2 of their year-round offerings and we have an Ommegang six-pack which should make the mouth water.
Of course we have no idea where the conversation will head as we sip our way through these delightful Ommegang flavors but we do know that the boys had a good time and among the topics we touched on were what an ommegang is, what are Grains of Paradise, kumquats (what!), cellar or drink, old beer, exploding brews, where to get your rum barrels, Game of Thrones beers, Also, The Brit has to train Alex on podcast etiquette as this is his first time at the Pub, and Ken surprises us by not enjoying what The Brit considers the beer of the evening. Proost!
Beers Sampled and Timings:
- 00:00 – 18:00 Hennepin, Belgian-style Farmhouse Saison, 7.7% ABV
- 18:00 – 31:00 Rosetta, Sour Ale Aged on Cherries, 5.6% ABV
- 31:00 – 44:00 Fruittanomyces, dry-hopped witbier, 5.3% ABV
- 44:00 – 55:00 Barrel Aged Abbey Ale Dubbel, 8.2% ABV
- 55:00 – 66:00 Rum Barrel Aged Siren’s Song, 12.5% ABV
- 66:00 – 84:00 Barrel Master Grand Cru 0004, blended dark ale, 9.5% ABV
- 84:00 – end Wrap-up
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