Tag: Beer review

Regional Beer Review: Bent River Jalapeño Pepper Ale

While I’m banging my head against the new problems that the update to WordPress has caused my beer schedule articles, let’s drop another video beer review. I have had Bent River Brewing Co.’s Jalapeño Pepper Ale some years ago, at their original Moline brewpub, which is in itself worth a visit. Anywhoo, it’s kind of... Read more »

Local Beer Review: Lo Rez Voxel

Local Beer Review: Lo Rez Voxel
As always, I have a backlog of beers I want to write about tin this space. I’ve especially wanted to shout out to local brewers that I haven’t had much change to highlight before. Like Lo Rez Brewing. They’re located in a repurposed industrial site in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, 2101 S. Carpenter St.... Read more »

Beer Preview: Lagunitas Sucks (Because 2020 Sucks)

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Here’s another beer that’s been sent to me for my comment. Lagunitas Brewing Co. has dropped me some Lagunitas Sucks, another of their beer with a long story behind it. This was originally brewed when they were building out a new California brewhouse, and realized they would not be able to fit in the longer... Read more »

Non-Alcohol Beer Preview: Athletic Oktoberfest

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Once again, I need to catch on a few issues that affect the atmosphere in the Beeronaut orbit. My quest for a new computer seems to have finally come to an end, with a new Mac Mini doing my heavy lifting. Still need to equipment with the software I’ve been depending upon earlier. In the... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Whiskey Hill

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This my eighth review in the Black Is Beautiful collaboration series! I’ve been going through local releases in this series of over 1,200 brewers worldwide, intended to raise funds and awareness for Black causes and social justice. I’ve let a few of these back up because I’ve dashes around to pick up more local releases... Read more »

"Black Is Beautiful" Beer Review: Liquid Love

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Still have a few more of the local “Black Is Beautiful” collaboration beers to review. I’ve had other matters at hand so I haven’t quite been able to keep doing one a day. That’s okay. There’s still two to go. And I have extra cans of the ones I’ve already reviewed, if there’s a trade... Read more »

Local Beer: Hopewell Lil Buddy

Local Beer: Hopewell Lil Buddy
Hey, time for another local beer that can be easily picked up for carryout, or ordered for curbside or delivery. Hopewell Brewing is a packaging brewer at 2760 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. In more public times, they’d have a taproom with no kitchen, but deliveries available from nearby restaurants, and scheduled brewery tours. Their... Read more »

Beer Review: Odd Side Ales Rye Hipster Brunch Stout

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Taking another opportunity to crack a local, or at least nearby, beer while enduring our isolation. This time I propped up the iPad and shot one of my “One Take Beer Reviews.” Odd Side Ales is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, between Holland and Muskegon. They were established in 2010, but have just recently been... Read more »

Beer Preview: Founders Civilized Brut IPA

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I’ve been logging some video beer reviews on my “One Take Beer Review” YouTube playlist. I need to catch up with them here. Founders Brewing has sent, for my consideration, some of their seasonal Civilized Brut IPA. In the rush for hazy, pastry and milkshake IPAs, the Brut style has stayed in the background. But... Read more »

Seasonal Brews: Crabbie's Ginger Beer

Seasonal Brews: Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Now that I’ve finally recovered from about a two-week cold, I can get back to write about more beers. The holiday season would be appropriate to write about some spiced brews. To that end, I was sent some Crabbie’s Original Ginger Beer from the UK. This is a “malt beverage,” 4.8% abv. It’s not made... Read more »
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