Tag: beer

Don't Forget To Read The Bottom Of Your Beer Can

Don't Forget To Read The Bottom Of Your Beer Can
If your favorite beer isn’t in a can at this point, don’t fret. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before it gets the royal, aluminum treatment. Craft beer went can about 5 years ago, and never looked back. Some companies, like Hop Butcher For The World, only package in cans, I’ve never seen... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: 3 Floyds Brewing 2018 "Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter"

Cellar Dweller: 3 Floyds Brewing 2018 "Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter"
Billed as Alpha King’s festive cousin, this seasonal porter from 3 Floyds is nothing like its pale relative. Initially, there’s a cloud of light smoke, followed by a lot of chocolate. As it warms there’s a charred marshmallow flavor that is elicited in each sip. No graham crackers, for that s’more trinity, but that chocolate... Read more »

Ode To "Sticky Fat": A 2017 & 2018 Side-By-Side

Ode To "Sticky Fat": A 2017 & 2018 Side-By-Side
I was going to do three year vertical of Sticky Fat when it came out this year, but as I’ve previously written, Half Acre did not brew it. So, as an ode to the fallen beast, I did a side-by-side with my last two cans, a 2017 and a 2018. Both have been in my... Read more »
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LOWBAB: A Barrel-Aged Beer Festival With Friends

LOWBAB: A Barrel-Aged Beer Festival With Friends
We had our own private FOBAB party, but we called it LOBAB, after our friends, The Lowmillers, who acknowledged that paying $80 a ticket for Chicago’s annual FOBAB fest was entirely too much, especially for two people anymore. For those that don’t know, FOBAB stands for Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer. Every year in Chicago, for... Read more »

Begyle Brewing Release Barrel-Aged Stout "Snooze Button"

Begyle Brewing Release Barrel-Aged Stout "Snooze Button"
Begyle Brewing is my neighborhood brewery. They specialize in brewing beers that almost anyone can drink, and they’ve done very well creating their own headspace in this sphere. But, over the last few years, they’ve stepped up their barrel game, throwing their hat into the proverbial ring of barrel-aged beers. First, they took their Imperial Pajamas, an American... Read more »

Always Push The Mosquito Spray When Camping

Always Push The Mosquito Spray When Camping
It’s like that Baz Luhrmann song says, “always wear sunscreen.” Might I add, always wear your bug spray, and NEVER drink too much before setting up your tent. I firmly stand by all of these rules. But, sometimes you get excited and stop at Greenbush Brewing for their 7 Year Anniversary IPA (7 Years of... Read more »
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Moody Tongue Brewing Got That Swagga On A Million

Moody Tongue Brewing Got That Swagga On A Million
If you can find the door to Moody Tongue Brewing, that’s a good start. Nestled between two brick buildings, in the middle of an old industrial center on Chicago’s southwest side, is an obscure, black door. That door, emblazoned with the words Moody Tongue is the only hint that you are in the right location.... Read more »

Pipeworks "Batata Obscura" 2014: The Best Pumpkin Beer That Wasn't

Pipeworks "Batata Obscura" 2014: The Best Pumpkin Beer That Wasn't
The best pumpkin beer of the year so far. Or is it? Not really billed as a pumpkin beer, Pipework’s Batata Obscura is a sweet potato beer, inspired by the Puerto Rican dessert, Nisperos de Batata. Packed full of flavors like cinnamon, coconut, figs, honey, nutmeg, pecans, and raisins. Once it warms up you get... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: Here's What I'm Drinking This Thanksgiving

Cellar Dweller: Here's What I'm Drinking This Thanksgiving
I went into the cellar last night, and came our with a ’13 Perennial Peace Offering. In case you were wondering, the “fam” is getting along fine, so this is not a statement drink. Although, it could be. My daughter has been fiercely battling me on this potty training issue, so we could use more... Read more »
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"Brewed the Easy Way?" Ninkasi Brewing Spoofs Super Bowl Commercial 

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First we heard that Ninkasi Brewing spoofed the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. And I cracked up. I love the part of the video where the guy pours out a Bud on his head with no facial expression at all. Also, it’s classic when they state “We leave the beechwood out!” Now we find out that... Read more »