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Craft Beer Review: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout on St. Patrick's Day

Craft Beer Review: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout on St. Patrick's Day
Since I am spending St. Patrick’s at home putting together this weekend’s event listing, I thought I’d open an appropriate beer. After writing about beers that people have sent to me, I wanted to drop in one that I bought myself. Partly because the can design was pretty neat. 4 Hands Brewing Co. of St.... Read more »

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Wicked Ram IPA

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Wicked Ram IPA
Time again to grab one of the beers that its makers have sent to me for comment. Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas, better known simply as Shiner, has been in business since 1909, mostly with a flagship lager that, due to Texas’ arcane beer labeling laws, is named Shiner Bock. They have opened up their... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Victory Whirlwind Witbier

Time for another look at a beer that its brewer has kindly sent for my consideration. I had hoped to go through my stash by opening one at a time while grilling. So now I have a lot of notes and photos, and a slow trickle of article to come out well past grilling season.... Read more »

Craft Beer Tasting: Newcastle Werewolf

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Again, I am opening each of these articles of late with an apology for their sparseness. Even my calendar has been in disarray. I am in a certificate program in Web Design, for which the final class has turned out to be on programming databases in Ruby on Rails. And it’s quite hard to get... Read more »

Beer Review: Walgreens Big Flats 1901 beer

Beer Review: Walgreens Big Flats 1901 beer
From Chicago Breaking Business: Walgreen Co. has quietly rolled out a private label brew. The product, Big Flats 1901, will carry a suggested retail price of $2.99 for a six-pack of cans and $11.49 for a 24-pack, the company said. It will be the private label beer for Deerfield-based Walgreens in states where it’s allowed.... Read more »
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