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Local Beer Review: Cahoots Krule Summer

Local Beer Review: Cahoots Krule Summer
Don’t know about you, but I’m ready for winter to be over. It’s cold, it’s still to early to countdown to Spring Training, the Bears are gone, the hawks are doing all right but the playoffs aren’t for months. I’m popping open a summer beer. Cahoots Brewery has been around for about two years, largely... Read more »

Ale from the Cellar: Alvinne Gaspar

Ale from the Cellar: Alvinne Gaspar
It turns out I have one more beer to talk about that’s appropriate for the holiday season. Just because it’s a Belgian beer named after one of the Three Kings who came visiting on Epiphany day. Picobrouwerij Alvinne, in the Belgian town of Moen, specializes in Flemish sours and oak-aged ales. Among the many beers... Read more »

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Stoopid Wit in a Riedel Beer Glass

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Stoopid Wit in a Riedel Beer Glass
It’s amazing that I have a bit of a breather in my usual schedule. Perhaps my slight changes in compiling calendar listings is finally catching hold? Perhaps I’m finally able to take of business late at night while still tweeting about #allstartrek. So I had a chance to look in my queue of draft articles... Read more »
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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: Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale
I’m pulling extra shifts at the grill, my choice of venue for pouring and talking about craft beers that have been sent to me for my comment (that’s a disclaimer right there!). I have some seasonal IPA’s that should be really be dissected while still fresh, so here I am on a Friday morning, grilling... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »
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