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 РBohemia Clasica
Aug07

159. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma РBohemia 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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