163. Anderson Valley Brewing – Hop Ottin’ IPA Draft
Aug25

163. Anderson Valley Brewing – Hop Ottin’ IPA Draft

Tonight I’m at Fat Jack’s in downtown Bloomington for a steering meeting for our homebrew club, the ABNormal Brewers.  They’ve got $2 half pints, so it’s a good chance to try some different and interesting beers and get some work done on behalf of the club. The Anderson Valley IPA was clear and yellow with a very thin head on it.  There was an obvious earthy hop aroma to it with some hints of a bready smell...

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162. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Octoberfest Draft
Aug16

162. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Octoberfest Draft

We were at the Schlafly Tap Room for dinner and a few beers.  After a bad experience with their India Brown Ale, I still had a craving for a nice malty beer, so I thought I’d give their most recent selection a try – the Octoberfest. It was clear and copper/light brown in color with a thin creamy head which left some nice lacing.  The aroma was malty with a little bit of fruitiness also noticeable. The body was light and...

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161. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – India Brown Ale Draft
Aug16

161. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – India Brown Ale Draft

As I mentioned in my last post, we went out with a couple of our friends in St. Louis.  So, for dinner, we decided to head over to the Schlafly tap room and have a few more beers and a nice dinner.  Usually I’m a fan of their beers, especially when they’re fresh on tap there at the tap room, however, I think I may have finally found an exception. It was obviously deep brown in color and it had a creamy, thin white head on...

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160. Founders Brewing – Black Biscuit Draft
Aug16

160. Founders Brewing – Black Biscuit Draft

My wife and I went to St. Louis for the weekend and went out with a friend and his wife.  A fellow homebrewer and beer lover, my friend suggested we try the International Tap House (iTap) in Soulard.  They’ve got a ton of great beers on tap, so we thought it would be a good place to try a few new ones.  We saw that the Founders Black Biscuit was on the menu scheduled to be tapped today.  Sure enough, it had just been tapped, and...

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159. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma – Bohemia Clasica
Aug07

159. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma – Bohemia Clasica

Since I had an enormous quantity of beer on my Oregon trip, and at the Oregon Brewers Festival, I’m trying to catch up on my reviews.  So, I’ve been trying to slow down trying new beers until I get caught up.  However, when opportunities present themselves, I’ll go ahead and try a new one.  In this case, I was picking up mexican food for the family and had to wait a bit, so I ordered this from the menu. It was served...

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