Tag: craft beer

A 2016 Barrel-Aged Barleywine Was My Favorite Beer Of 2018

A 2016 Barrel-Aged Barleywine Was My Favorite Beer Of 2018
One of best beers I had this year was from my cellar. It was a vintage barrel-aged barleywine, and it was my favorite beer of 2018. The year was 2016, and a friend of mine bought me a bomber of beer as a belated birthday present. A barrel-aged English-Style Barleywine ale called “Commander” from Lift Bridge. Lift Bridge is... 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 »

Happy Hour At Bombshell Brewing? You Should Go!

Happy Hour At Bombshell Brewing? You Should Go!
Thinking about hitting happy hour at Bombshell Brewing? If you’re in the area, you should go. Tucked away in the beautiful, wooded town of Holly Springs, is a brewpub with a lot of nightlife, and some good beers. Fresh off our flight from Chicago, we arrived in North Carolina to a text from friends (we were... Read more »
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Tomoka Brewing Crowlered The Wrong Beer, Twice!

Tomoka Brewing Crowlered The Wrong Beer, Twice!
Another stop on the way to Disneyworld was Tomoka Brewing. A recommendation from another craft beer fan, who said they were “doing big things.” I will agree, the beer was good, and the selection was vast. For instance they have a Black Drink Coffee Black IPA that really impressed me. Local coffee and a thick,... Read more »

Break From The Madness of Disney, Head To Crooked Can Brewing

Break From The Madness of Disney, Head To Crooked Can Brewing
We were switching hotels and had some time to kill before returning to the madness of the happiest place on earth, Disneyworld. We found a brewery less than twenty minutes away and decided to veer from the mouse’s path to one a little more crooked. Lodged in the middle of the Wintergarden neighborhood, at the Plant... Read more »

Only Child Brewing Is Family Friendly

Only Child Brewing Is Family Friendly
From the onset I was expecting Only Child Brewing in Gurnee, to be a kid-friendly establishment. Of course, the name is a dead giveaway, as is the artwork on the cans, and the clever beer names. Once you head inside, you realize how much time they’ve spent making both kids, and parents alike, feel welcome.... Read more »
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2017 Dosvidanya Day At Destihl Brewery & Beer Hall

2017 Dosvidanya Day At Destihl Brewery & Beer Hall

Fall For Half Acre's "Chub Step" Porter (2016)

Fall For Half Acre's "Chub Step" Porter (2016)
Half Acre releases their Chub Step Porter once a year, at the end of September, and it’s good. But give it a year to sit, open, and let it breathe. What you now have is a roasty, fall treat. It pours black as night, but the head twists and turns into what looks like a... Read more »

Pinthouse Pizza: Go For The Beer, Stay For The Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza: Go For The Beer, Stay For The Pizza
If you’re going to Austin and you love craft beer, you’ll have to try Pinthouse Pizza. Drink their hazy hit “Electric Jellyfish,” and then stay for a fiery slice of the “Bahn Mi (Crème fraîche, house cheese blend, local sausage, jalapeños, pickled onions and carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and Sriracha).” It’s pizza like you’ve never had.... Read more »
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North Pier Brewing Brings More Craft to Benton Harbor

North Pier Brewing Brings More Craft to Benton Harbor
More craft beer has made it’s way to Benton Harbor by way of the gorgeous new brewery called North Pier Brewing. Their focus is on “Belgian-inspired and yeast-forward ales,” according to their website. With a beautifully built deck and some tasty beers they will make your “Livery Trip” a little longer. Let me explain. For... Read more »