In episode 178 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder reach for a couple of beers from Wisconsin brewery Central Waters. Just about every time Brad and Ken come across beer from these guys they are always impressed. It’s a shock Central Waters isn’t more well known since their beers are fantastic, especially their barrel aged ones. The first beer Brad and Ken open is a bottle of 2011 Peruvian Morning. This 8.50% ABV American stout probably should not have been aged so long because that coffee flavor faded a bit. If you love coffee in your beer be sure to drink this fresh but know that it can hold up pretty well in the bottle. Recently we learned that the 2012 Peruvian Morning has been voluntarily recalled because of some off flavors so you may be waiting a while to try it fresh. Brad and Ken didn’t noticed anything off in the 2011 besides the faded coffee flavor. Next up, Brad and Ken open the Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. This American stout packs a bit of a punch at 9.5% ABV. If you’re a fan of Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island, this is another stout you should try.
If you can find either of these or any of Central Waters beer, be sure to pick them up. Cheers and thanks for watching the Hop Cast.