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...
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...
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 »
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 »
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...
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 »
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 »
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 »
Santa >ahem!< has found the cookies left out for him. After filling the stocking, he has retreated to the North Pole, or rather, my lower level workshop. Christmas Eve seems like a great time to pull out a cellar-dweller and talk about it. Upland Brewing Co. of Bloomington, IN is now a veteran of the... Read more »
Once again, it’s been a while since I popped the tab on a local beer in order to talk up the area brewers. So here’s another one I picked up for the chance to review, before I get back to writing up events leading into the New Year’s Eve. Nevin’s Draft Co. is the packaging... Read more »