Posts tagged "Craft Beer Review"

Local Craft Beer Review: Hopothesis Drafty Windows, Riedel Glass

Local Craft Beer Review: Hopothesis Drafty Windows, Riedel Glass
Catching up with my backlog of beer reviews, all in the service of writing more this weekend. This one I wrote while enjoying a beer out on the patio on August 6. This time I am grilling a pizza outside, because we’re having problems with the oven not lighting up but still pouring gas into... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Forbidden Root Money on My Rind in Riedel Beer Glass

Beer by the Grill: Forbidden Root Money on My Rind in Riedel Beer Glass
I’ve been backed up up with writeups of beers once again. This was done out by the grill on a rainy July 30. And I’m sampling both a beer and a glass that was sent to me for my comments. Saturday afternoon, and I see we may have a few hours between raindrops. So I’m... Read more »

Ales from the Cellar: Lagunitas Olde Gnarly Wine 2004

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I have a few more beer reviews and previews queued up to publish, so let’s get on to it. “Ales from the Cellar” is yet another line of reviews I’m starting up to cover beers that I have been aging for a year or more. Sometimes a lot more. I am taking a chance that... Read more »
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Local Craft Beer Review: Around the Bend Silk Road

Local Craft Beer Review: Around the Bend Silk Road
Friday night was a wonderfully cool preview of autumn nights to come. So what a great time to just sit out late at night, and pop open a new craft beer. I’ve been slowly attempting to try at least one beer from every brewery in Chicago and its environs. It’s a tough job, but I’m... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Shiner 107th Birthday Beer

Beer by the Grill: Shiner 107th Birthday Beer
I am further determined to finish off all the beers that have been sent to me in the hopes that I will write about them. I may be tattering whatever reputation I might have imagined I have as an impartial judge of beer, but I answer to a higher principle: Never turn down a free... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas The Waldos' Special Ale
I’ve let this look-see at a beer sent to me by the brewer’s rep sit on the sidelines while I was punching out articles for Chicago Craft Beer Week. And now with the Memorial Day weekend ahead, I hope to punch out a lot more beer articles while I am grilling. Or, if the rain... Read more »
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Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale
What better way to defiantly ward off the last chilly weekend of winter than to fire up the grill, burn off last fall’s salmon plank and grill some burgers while enjoying a beer outside? Before the next cold front rolls in. Our first beer of grilling season, supplied to me by the brewer’s rep (disclosure),... Read more »

Rapture Day Beer Review: Unibroue La Fin du Monde

Rapture Day Beer Review: Unibroue La Fin du Monde
Hey, it's 9:30 p.m. as I started writing this, and it looks like that so-called Rapture never happened. But hey, to paraphrase Alan Jackson, it's always "six o'clock somewhere." We still have Hawa'ii and Samoa to hear from. So I feel like breaking a beer out of my cellar, which may have to sustain me until the very end five months later. And which is the most appropriate beer for the end of the world...

A Mardi Gras craft beer review: Lakefront Big Easy

A Mardi Gras craft beer review: Lakefront Big Easy
After getting out to my local bakery at 6:00 a.m. to get my reserved allotment of Paczki, I couldn’t help but consider that there seem to be few beers intended for enjoyment during Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Shrove Tuesday, auditioning for “Girls Gone Stupid,” whatever you call the last big party before 40 days of penitence.... Read more »
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