IPA Booth: Hop Butcher for the World

Discussion in 'IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)' started by Todd, Apr 26, 2021.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Virtual Booth/Discussion Thread for:

    Hop Butcher for the World (Darien, Illinois)

    I Want To Believe (Hazy Double IPA); 7.5%; 16oz can
    A Citra, El Dorado, and Belma-hopped hazy Double India Pale Ale.

    Joining us: Justin Miller (Head Brewer)


    Have a question for our guests? Drop it in this thread and your question could make the live feed!

    Like what you're drinking? Support the brewery and grab some merch!
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  2. trainman74

    trainman74 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2021 California

    I don't have a question, I just wanted to say that Hop Butcher for the World is an excellent name for a Chicago-area brewery. :grinning:
  3. Mr_Straw_hat

    Mr_Straw_hat Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2020 Ohio

    Don't have a question just wanted to said I'm glad to see Hop Butcher be apart of this fest been wanting to try Hop Butcher beers for a while mostly due to the Beerists podcast.
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  4. Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc

    Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2021 Texas
    Society Trader

    This is an amazing beer and your brewery has much talent to share with the beer world! Any chances for wider distribution? Possibly TX?
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  5. MuleHopKickin

    MuleHopKickin Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2010 New Jersey

    Looking forward to checking out that Citra, El Dorado, and Belma hop combination!
  6. dbgreen53

    dbgreen53 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2021

    Every Friday....
  7. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Been supporting you guys since you were South Loop Brewing Company ... that first batch of Colombian Coffee Exposition Stout was sublime. Where do you see you guys going next? Any plans for your own place?

    but most importantly when is Columbian Coffee Exposition Stout coming back?
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  8. dbgreen53

    dbgreen53 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2021

    Yup. Hog butcher for the world.
    Yup. Union stock yards ...hog butcher for the world. And Hop Butcher does the hazy so well.
  9. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,588) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    What do you think is the best combination of two hops?

    Do you think certain hops, when used together, can cancel out each other's character?
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  10. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Pundit (946) May 29, 2014 Massachusetts

    Citra seems to have been king for so long. Curious if you have any thoughts on the evolution of that hop over the past 10 years or so. Thanks for the beer!!
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  11. Chefie

    Chefie Crusader (467) Feb 2, 2007 Oklahoma

    Any significance to "Fly me to the moon" on the date code? Love the art on this one BTW.

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  12. whicho17

    whicho17 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2021 Illinois

    Have you opened your own taproom yet or still sharing space?
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  13. HermannTheLombard

    HermannTheLombard Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2016 New Jersey

    How come IPA Fest isn't a location on Untappd tonight? (Sorry to be off topic for the booth.)
  14. Dingnuts80

    Dingnuts80 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2021 Nevada

    Can you please sell this in nevada!!!! Very tasty brew.
  15. jckeller1

    jckeller1 Aspirant (279) Dec 15, 2020 Indiana

    X-files fans?!
  16. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Trying going directly to the location using one of your check-ins from last night, then click through to check in there again.
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  17. EdMaschek

    EdMaschek Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Texas

    What is the biggest improvement/change within the beer scene in the Chicago area? What is the current microbrew count in Chicago? Will it make me move back home?
  18. jcjackson30

    jcjackson30 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Arizona

    Cheers from AZ. Can you tell us a little bit about the connection with the X Files and possibly your favorite X files story line?
  19. EdMaschek

    EdMaschek Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Texas

    . Says I am too far to check in.
  20. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Odd, worked for me and Im no where near NC ...
  21. MokiAmalaki

    MokiAmalaki Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2020 California

    Never had belma hops before, thanks for the intro. Love the beer, the flavor is strong and wonderful
  22. hookkick

    hookkick Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2015 California

    What food do you like to pair with your hazies?
  23. jacoblucas

    jacoblucas Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2021 Washington

    Never heard of Belma hops before... how'd you hear about them and choose them for this beer?
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  24. dbgreen53

    dbgreen53 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2021

    Huge fan. I get every new batch on Friday’s delivery. You do the hazy as good as anyone I’ve tried.
  25. DrunkenDota

    DrunkenDota Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2016 California

    What hops do you think make the best Hazy IPAs, and what hops do you think would be fun to play around with?
  26. Brewbopapotamus

    Brewbopapotamus Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2021 Oklahoma

    What is an unusual word to use to describe beer? "Grass-like" is mine. I still dont know when to use "dank" properly... Great beer!
  27. Rachel_davenport

    Rachel_davenport Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2021 Indiana

    Excellent beer, my favorite so far. Can you talk about where you source your hops? That is, are they grown in the US? Are they imported? Thanks!
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  28. docr89

    docr89 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2009 Illinois

    Guys! Read the bottom of the can. They always print a message.
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  29. RbrtGroves

    RbrtGroves Crusader (401) Apr 13, 2019 Idaho

    I was able to log into the location using a prior check-in. Just clicking the event heading. Definitely an annoying feature loss today.

  30. James_Alidor

    James_Alidor Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2016 Texas

    What do you find is the best hop combination(s) in a hazy IPA?
  31. Ludditus

    Ludditus Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2021 Virginia

    Same for me, too far away. Worked fine yesterday.
  32. Jaminrice

    Jaminrice Crusader (465) Oct 21, 2007 Oklahoma

    A decent amount of sediment at the bottom of my can... anytime I experience that in a beer, I kinda like it, and always rouse it and pour it in. What are y’all’s thoughts on that phenomenon?
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  33. MeaghanPowers

    MeaghanPowers Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2021 Massachusetts

    Do you guys have an open taproom? We're thinking about a brewery roadtrip and would love to stop in!
  34. dbgreen53

    dbgreen53 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2021

    Any plans for a tap room?
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  35. Keating117

    Keating117 Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2021 Oregon

    This is such a great beer! How did you come up with the brewery’s name?
  36. RbrtGroves

    RbrtGroves Crusader (401) Apr 13, 2019 Idaho

    Looking at the HopButcher.com website, it looks like ALL your can artwork is premier! Incredible art! (went looking for a print of the I WANT TO BELIEVE label.)
  37. LoriS17

    LoriS17 Devotee (328) Apr 4, 2013 Arizona

    I will chug with you, Edgar!
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  38. EdMaschek

    EdMaschek Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Texas

    How are you enjoying the beer? As a West Coast beer fan, I enjoy some aspects of hazies.
  39. Mortarforker

    Mortarforker Maven (1,441) Oct 27, 2004 Texas

    Great beer! I wish I could get more of this one. Cheers friends!
  40. NormCotter

    NormCotter Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2021 Texas

    I think the ghost is a beer drinker.
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