Tag: Stouts

Cellar Dweller: New Holland 2010 "Milk Stout"

Cellar Dweller: New Holland 2010 "Milk Stout"
If you’ve read any of my latest Cellar Dweller posts, you know I’m cleaning out the proverbial beer closet. Anything from 2015 or earlier, has come home to roost. I’m starting to learn that most beers aged five years or more fall off, and lose most of their great qualities. There are some exceptions, like... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: 2015 Begyle Brewing "Dr. Dreidel's Imperial Chanukah Porter"

Cellar Dweller: 2015 Begyle Brewing "Dr. Dreidel's Imperial Chanukah Porter"
This cellar dweller pulled out a special beer for the church book club discussion of How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi. A bomber of Begyle Brewing’s “Dr. Dreidel’s Imperial Chanukah Porter, from 2015.” I wanted something big enough to stand up to the tough conversation that lay ahead, but approachable enough for... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: 2015 Darkhorse Brewing "Maple Bourbon Barrel Black Bier"

Cellar Dweller: 2015 Darkhorse Brewing "Maple Bourbon Barrel Black Bier"
Darkhorse Brewing’s 2015 Maple Bourbon Barrel Black Bier gets better with time. I drank it five years ago and it was good then, but now I feel like it’s even smoother. A little toned down, with great barrel effects that allow the adjuncts to shine. It ages well. Like the Dixieland below. Hit play and... 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 »

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 »