Trumer Pils: Your New Summer Beer

Trumer Pils: Your New Summer Beer
If you’re like me, the first time you heard of “Trumer Pils” you probably envisioned another stereotypical European lager. Sadly, that’s exactly the reason I never gave it a try before now. And, truth be told, I’m actually a bit angry with myself about that. Though Trumer Pils was originally brewed in Austria, they’ve been... Read more »

Thatchers Green Goblin Cider Hits America

Thatchers Green Goblin Cider Hits America
Thatchers Green Goblin English Cider has finally hit the states! For those of you wondering why that matters, I’ll explain. Thatchers, founded in 1904, is one of the largest cider producers in the UK. Thatchers Gold is one of the most popular ciders across the pond and they own over 100k apple trees covering roughly... Read more »

River North Beer Fest 2015

River North Beer Fest 2015
The sun is out and that means it’s time for beer fests baby! Accordingly, the first annual River North Beer Fest is just over two weeks away. On Saturday, June 6th, thousands will converge on the River North locations of Moe’s Cantina and John Barleycorn for an afternoon of brews put on by ChicagoTwentySomething. Trust... Read more »
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An Interview with Bob Lesher: The Beard Behind The Beerded Beard Co.

An Interview with Bob Lesher: The Beard Behind The Beerded Beard Co.
Bob Lesher, a chemical engineer and Certified Cicerone™, is the beard behind The Beerded Beard Company. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to probe him on everything from where his interest in beer stems from to where he gets the hops for his hop-infused products. I have to say, Lesher’s HopSmacker Lip... Read more »

Hoppy Times is now Hoppy Times & Mixed Moments

Hoppy Times is now Hoppy Times & Mixed Moments
As lovers of libations, I’m sure you can agree with me when I say that our tastes change over time. We get tired of our favorite beers, or beer styles, and find ourselves gravitating towards something different entirely. Lately I’ve found myself gravitating towards craft cocktails more and more. Accordingly, Hoppy Times has turned into... Read more »

Introducing the Growler Collar

Introducing the Growler Collar
In a sea of burping bottle openers, ridiculous koozies and other worthless beer themed knick-knacks, the Growler Collar stands out as a truly useful tool. So very rarely do I find a new beer product that I actually want to use that I was almost dumb enough to overlook it. The Growler Collar serves a... Read more »
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New Glarus Brewing Co. - Our Neighbors to the North

New Glarus Brewing Co. - Our Neighbors to the North
I’ve written about New Glarus Brewing Co before and, in all likelihood, I’ll write about them again. You see, the Careys, Dan and Deb, have achieved an almost god-like status in the beer world. And rightfully so! The beer they put out is exceptional, to say the least. The regular lineup is filled with incredible... Read more »

Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

You've probably heard of Das Boot, but not Das Horn. This is for the roguish types.

Available at dashorn.com for $24.99.
It’s that time of year again. You have to find something special and unique for the beer lover in your life. I’ve put together a short and sweet list of what I believe to be some of the beer related gifts out there. Take a look and let me know what you think. Cheers! Subscribe... Read more »

Founders Limited Releases

Founders Limited Releases
Founder’s Backstage Series beers are quite possibly some of the most sought after limited releases in the Midwest (or country for that matter!). Simply start name dropping some of the beers that have been in the lineup over the past couple years and I promise you beer aficionados will start salivating – Canadian Breakfast Stout,... Read more »
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Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn
I have now had the chance to try out a few Innis & Gunn beers, and I can say that I’m excited that they’re available in the U.S. Hailing from Scotland, I&G has been putting out beer since 2003, yet they’ve just recently made the jump across the pond. The fact that they oak-age every one of their... Read more »