Category: Beer Review

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Lagur

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Lagur
After I put in several hours this weekend on my second spare job it’s time to sit back or put a few things on the grill and enjoy another beer that has been sent to me by the brewery for my comment. Lagunitas Brewing has sent me a can of their new summer lager, named,... Read more »

Craft Beer Review: Haymarket Joe Maddon's "Try Not to Suck"

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In the next week or two I’ll be tied up posting selected events for Illinois Craft Beer Week. But I have managed to post a few of my One-Take Beer Reviews to YouTube lately. My video production has increased and improved with the latest version of iMovie, I must admit. So here’s one of local... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Secret Agenda

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Secret Agenda
It’s the first spring weekend of the year. And the weather is amenable, so I’ve scrubbed down the grill, tried out a dry up on some pork cutlets, and open up a beer. As usual, this is a beer that has been sent to me for my comment. And also as usual, it’s from Lagunitas Brewing Co., which labors under the idea that I am an “influencer”. Well, I don’t want to go find for sure, because that might ruin things for me...
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Beer Preview: Lagunitas Brett Stout

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I'm stacking up some local beer reviews to make a set of pages for each individual brewer in Chicago. Meantime, I have some beers that have been sent to me for my comment. Like this one...

Local Beer Review: Maplewood Pulaski Pils

Local Beer Review: Maplewood Pulaski Pils
New Page Promotion: Hey there! See those little gray text boxes hovering above this article. The bottom one now reads “Future Brewery Openings in the Chicago Area.” That is an ongoing page, different from a post in that it should stay “evergreen”, as I can update it with current information. It’s the same as with my ongoing... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Hopewell Swift IPA

Local Beer Review: Hopewell Swift IPA
I’ve got a short evening to open and sample a locally made beer, which I bought myself just for this occasion. Hopewell Brewing Co. is a storefront brewery with a taproom at 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the Logan Square neighborhood near other brewers like Revolution, BiXi Beer, and Maplewood. Swift IPA is one of... Read more »
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Beer Review: Goose Island Bourbon County 2018

Beer Review: Goose Island Bourbon County 2018
It was beginning to look like I might never get a chance at some of Goose Island's 2018 Bourbon County Brand beers. Oh, I was invited to the press and bloggers' preview in October, but my odd work hours would have meant losing much needed job hours that I couldn't afford at the time. And I had the chance to have some on tap in the intervening holiday weeks, but, well, the holidays mean taking care of other things...

Beer Preview: Lagunitas DayTime

Beer Preview: Lagunitas DayTime
The first of the year is bringing me a lot articles to write. Or rather, ideas for articles to write. But for now, it’s time to get a jump on some beers that have been to me by the brewer (that’s my disclosure). Today’s beer comes from what I like to call a “Beer Fairy”... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Solemn Oath End All IPA

Local Beer Review: Solemn Oath End All IPA
I’ve caught a bit of a breather from the flood of calendar activities, with the new year. So I’m clearing some loose ends, finishing some article drafts, and wrapping up my stash local beers that I’ve bought for reviewing. Which means it’s time to go snag some more bottles and cans. Solemn Oath Brewery of... Read more »
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Ale from the Cellar: New Holland Dragon's Milk 2005

Ale from the Cellar: New Holland Dragon's Milk 2005
Here I am on the penultimate day of the year. Tomorrow night I’ll likely be watching movies with the kids at home. Raise a glass to me wherever you are, if you like. But tonight I’m pulling another beer from my cellar, realizing that I’m saving way too many of them for “a special occasion.”... Read more »
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