Chop & Brew #5: Irish Beef Stew & Some Tasting Notes

This episode lives up to the series’ name, complete with some Chop AND Brew. First, an Irish Beef Stew to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (also good for any random chilly evening). Then Chip is joined by local homebrewers Bryon Adams, Chris Paynes and Don Osborn for tasting notes on The Nazz Session IPA and Golden Sunlight Belgian Tripel IPA brewed back in Episode 3. The discussion includes some thoughts on late-addition hops, mid-fermentation sugar additions and mash temperatures.

And who says every batch of homebrew turns out perfect? Not us. See this link for a Lagniappe video in which we taste and try to figure out what went awry with two earlier C&B beers.