Vol 01 – Episode 30 – Blessid Union Of Hops With Urban Artifact And Ohio Valley Hops

Cincy Brewcast gets a little horticulture, and a lot of “Wild Culture” as we welcome Ohio Valley Hops co-founders Dave and Nina Volkmann and the brewing masterminds of Cincy Craft’s most unique brewery, Bret Kollman-Baker and Josh Elliott from Urban Artifact. They have teamed together to create a “Blessid Union of Hops”, namely, Calliope, UA’s all-new “Grand Cru” style wild ale, fresh-hopped with cones from OVH. We get to preview this wonderful “Belgianesque” brew before it’s release to the public in the taproom. We also get to try the Chariot Wild Sour Cherry Gose, Maize Kentucky Common and Hearth Wild Dark Ale. We also discuss Ohio hop farming and the “hop local” movement with Dave and Nina, and we get political with a discussion of Ohio House Bill 68, the move to increase the ABV of beers from the current 12% cap to 21%.

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