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Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Golden & Cold-Brew Coffee

Craft Beer Preview: Shiner Golden & Cold-Brew Coffee
After a false alarm in which spring appeared to arrive, but then was followed by more weeks of winter, and after I got through a whole raft of St. Patrick's Day beers, and then having a cold for a week or so… we have finally hit warm weather and baseball's opening week. So it's time to get back out on the grill and dig into a backlog of craft beer sent to me for my comments. I may have to take them on two at a time, like right here...

St. Patrick's Day Beers #8: Guinness Draught

St. Patrick's Day Beers #8: Guinness Draught
After writing up some nice Irish Stouts and Red Ales (and Lagers), I wanted to come back to the granddaddy of them all. I can’t really let a St. Patrick’s Day—and in Chicago, it’s never just a “day”—go by without having had at least one Guinness, poured from a nitro tap in a proper setting.... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day Beers #5: Hailstorm South Side Irish Red

St. Patrick's Day Beers #5: Hailstorm South Side Irish Red
I’ve gone through my stock of Irish style beers sent my way for comment. So I have some time to dig into some beers I bought myself for reviewing. Here’s another local beer, from Hailstorm Brewing Co. of Tinley Park. South Side Irish Red is available through the area in 12 oz. cans. Their description:... Read more »
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St. Patrick's Day Beers 4: Noon Whistle Bernie Irish Coffee Milk Stout

St. Patrick's Day Beers 4: Noon Whistle Bernie Irish Coffee Milk Stout
Quite a long beer name to add to my roundup of St. Patrick’s Day-type beers. But when you run into variations on a series, it can’t be helped. So this beer, provided by Louis Glunz Beer, is from Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard, just a few miles away. This is one in their “Bernie” series... Read more »

Beer Preview: Sapporo Premium Black Beer

Beer Preview: Sapporo Premium Black Beer
This was to be one of the beers I was going to have during the Super Bowl, but my teenager was at a friend’s Super Bowl party, so I needed to make sure I was presentable for picking him up. In fact this beer was offered to me by its promoter a few months before,... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Heavy Handed IPA
It’s Sunday, November 6 as I write this, and it’s in the upper 60’s outside. It’s also nearly 4 pm on the first day back to Standard Time, and the sun is nearly setting. Time to break out another beer that has been sent to me by the brewer and take picture while I still... Read more »
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Craft Beer Review: Goose Island Four Star Pils

Craft Beer Review: Goose Island Four Star Pils
Time to dip again into my stash of beer and writie about one from our hometown craft brewers. Goose Island Beer Co. has returned a pilsener to its regular lineup with Four Star Pils. The Goose had a Pilsener lager some years ago. They had briefly kept the Baderbräu brand going after the original brewer... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Shiner Homespun Cream Ale

Beer by the Grill: Shiner Homespun Cream Ale
I am really not a hardy person when it comes to grilling season. When it gets much colder in the next few days, I will very likely be huddled back inside, finding a different umbrella for these article where I drink some beers that have been sent to me as promotion. But there is still... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Outlaw 2.0

Beer by the Grill: Two Brothers Outlaw 2.0
While grilling season draws to a close I still have some more beers that were sent to me by the brewer (or their PR people) for my comment. What else can I do but to drop some steaks on the grill and pop open another can! Since I don’t get to go out much and... Read more »
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Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale, in Cans!

Craft Beer Preview: Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale, in Cans!
Just goes to show ya that you can’t really expect to follow your own dictum forever. Lagunitas Brewing Co. founder Tony Magee once swore up and down that he’d be the last small brewer to put his beer in cans. Well, some time has past, Lagunitas is hardly a small brewer, having built the largest-capacity... Read more »
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