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Craft Beer Preview: Sun King Wee Mac

Craft Beer Preview: Sun King Wee Mac
So I’ve been going through a stash of beers sent to me for comment by Sun King Brewing Co. of Indianapolis. This even though they were not being distributed past the Indiana border. But last week, Sun King announced they have struck a deal with Lakeshore Beverage for distribution in the Chicago Market. They will... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Revolution/Upland REVved Up

Local Beer Review: Revolution/Upland REVved Up
Saturdays, I’m usually working out the calendar for the week ahead, and it’s coming up. But I’ve got beers in the fridge and meat in the freezer, and I need to make some meals ahead of time for next week. So here goes with a beer I bought myself to review. Revolution Brewing’s REVved Up... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas Dark Swan

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas Dark Swan
Here’s another beer that’s been sent to me by the brewer’s rep for my comment. Under consideration is Dark Swan Sour Ale, from Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma, CA and Chicago. It’s the latest in their “One-Hitter Series” of limited release beers that may or may not be back next year. The description is that... Read more »
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There Are Now 4 Chimay Trappist Ales Available

There Are Now 4 Chimay Trappist Ales Available
Having just wrapped up the American Independence Day, I am looking ahead to Belgium’s Independence Day on July 21. Like the US story, the choice of date for Belgium’s Independence seems a bit arbitrary, if I may summarize from the Wikipedia article. Seems the 1815 Congress of Vienna drew the borders for a united Kingdom... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas Davey Murray's Best Scotch Ale

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas Davey Murray's Best Scotch Ale
I need to catch with some of the beers that have been sent to me for review. This is one of Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s “One Hitter Series” for 2017 and came out a few months ago. But it should still around at this time. Davey Murray’s Best Scotch Ale departs from Lagunitas’ usual hop bombers.... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Baderbräu South Side Pride

Local Beer Review: Baderbräu South Side Pride
Happy 4th of July! Here at the Beeronaut HQ, we are between the local parade in the afternoon and going out for the evening’s fireworks display. Seems like a good time to crack a local beer to review and to practice my “candid” product photography. South Side Pride is from the revived Baderbräu Brewing Co.... Read more »
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Craft Beer Preview: Sun King Osiris & Sunlight

Craft Beer Preview: Sun King Osiris & Sunlight
I started this post on the evening of June 20, the longest “day” of the year. Appropriate, then, that I pop open a brightly colored beer. Perhaps one that was sent to me by… Sun King Brewery, the Indianapolis brewer whose beers are available in many fine establishments just the other side of the Indiana... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Pahoehoe Coconut Ale

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Pahoehoe Coconut Ale
Well, my Father’s Day went well enough. I got to sleep in for starters. The teenager, as is his won’t hung in his room while I took the little girl out to the water park (where dads got in free on Father’s Day). Now it’s evening, and while I’ll be calling my own dad later,... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Burnt City Retrofit Lime Radler

Local Beer Review: Burnt City Retrofit Lime Radler
This hot week we’ve been having has gotten me set to go through more of the light, summer beers I’ve bought for reviewing purposes. Part of that is due to the fact that the basement root cellar that serves as my beer cellar keeps my beer at a friendly 40°F in the winter, but goes... Read more »
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Craft Beer Preview: Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Craft Beer Preview: Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown
Temps in the 90s, scattered storms through the area. And I have to start my weekend events listing… tomorrow. So I have time to pop another beer that has been sent to me, this time by Founders Brewing Co. Sumatra Mountain Brown is an imperial brown ale made with Sumatra coffee. Founders’ info sheet says... Read more »
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