Category: Beer

Half Way To Christmas. Was The Xmas 6-Pack Worth It?

Half Way To Christmas. Was The Xmas 6-Pack Worth It?
Is it really halfway to Christmas? Well, close enough, as it’s almost June. Now, on to the beer, and of course, it wasn’t worth it. But it was a surprise from my wife, which was super sweet, and it was purchased for a great cause, helping local businesses during the pandemic. Chicago breweries donated themed... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: 2018 "Solemn Oath Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hobson Oak Milk Stout"

Cellar Dweller: 2018 "Solemn Oath Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hobson Oak Milk Stout"
Solemn Oath Brewing in Naperville, IL, has always had a reputation for extreme beers. Like a nod to the glory days of Three Floyd’s, they do barleywines, stouts, DIPA’s, and have a barrel program that can run with the big dogs. So, a few years back, when a friend gave me a can of their... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: 2013 Central Waters "Kosmyk Charlie’s Y2K Catastrophe Ale"

Cellar Dweller: 2013 Central Waters "Kosmyk Charlie’s Y2K Catastrophe Ale"
“Originally designed for the Y2K survival kit, this beer has proven to be a staple for anyone’s emergency plan. Kosmyk Charlie’s is a delightful treat, aged for a year in our cellars to create brew smooth enough to overcome any disaster.” –Central Waters Brewing Tonight we went deep, deep into the realm of the Cellar... Read more »
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Bottles And Cans Halloween 6-Pack: A Trick Or A Treat?

Bottles And Cans Halloween 6-Pack: A Trick Or A Treat?
This year one of my favorite Chicago bottle shops, Bottles and Cans, released a Halloween 6-Pack. My wife teetered on the purchase, as we already spend a lot of money there, and on beer in general. In the end, we decided it might be a fun gimmick, especially during a pandemic, where any bit of... Read more »

Cellar Dweller: Stone Brewing "12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale"

Cellar Dweller: Stone Brewing "12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale"
I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Stone’s Vertical series from December 12th, 2012 was a well put together beer. Their prescient minds prepped this Belgian Strong Dark Ale for years of smooth drinking to come. Upon opening, some eight years later, it was still well carbed, with a ton of foamy head. We had... Read more »