325. Full Sail Brewing – LTD 03 Limited Edition Lager
May31

325. Full Sail Brewing – LTD 03 Limited Edition Lager

As I mentioned in my Full Sail Session Premium Lager post, I was brewing this weekend and decided to clean out the beer fridge.  While cleaning, I found a few beers I had put in their after my brewmaster Cuisinternship at Full Sail at the end of last summer.  Although I had a few of these while there at Full Sail, and knew what to expect when reviewing them, I knew I should probably drink them soon. Location: Bottle enjoyed at my...

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324. Grupo Modelo – Corona Extra
May29

324. Grupo Modelo – Corona Extra

I’m over at my in-laws today for a Memorial Day weekend BBQ.  My wife wanted to stop to get some beer to bring by that we could share and chose this.  It wasn’t until I was having my second one that I realized that I hadn’t yet reviewed this beer. Location: Bottle drank at my in-laws in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 4.6% ABV, 148 Calories Appearance & Aroma: I could see through the clear bottle that it was a very...

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323. Full Sail Brewing – Session Premium Lager
May29

323. Full Sail Brewing – Session Premium Lager

While I was brewing out in the garage today, I thought it would be a good time to clean out the beer fridge.  It’s packed so full, I wasn’t exactly sure what I had in there.  Well, I found this Full Sail Session lager shoved way in the back.  I got this beer at the end of last summer when I did my Cuisinternship at Full Sail.  I knew it was past the date, but, having had the opportunity to try it fresh at the brewery...

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322. Lucky Bucket Brewing – IPA
May29

322. Lucky Bucket Brewing – IPA

If you’ve been following this blog, you may have noticed a lot of reviews lately, and they’ve been a few weeks old.  I’ve been really trying to get caught up, and finally have.  It’s Memorial Day weekend, and I’ve been planning to homebrew for the first time in over 6 months.  I’ve got the boil going and it was time to take a break and grab a beer.  My beer fridge is packed, as I’ve been...

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321. Grand Teton Brewing – Sweet Grass APA Draft
May14

321. Grand Teton Brewing – Sweet Grass APA Draft

Today I’m in the town where I grew up, St. Louis, MO, with my family for my cousin’s wedding.  After the lunchtime wedding, we’ve got several hours to kill before the reception.  Having just seen Iron Barley on Man vs Food only a couple nights ago showing their Monte Christo double dog, I suggested to my wife that we stop there for lunch and a beer.  They had some pretty good beers on tap, but I was in the mood for...

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320. Bell’s Brewing – Wild One Sour Brown Ale Draft
May07

320. Bell’s Brewing – Wild One Sour Brown Ale Draft

This weekend, I’m in Kalamazoo, Michigan, traveling with my dad to see my sister’s football game. She plays professional women’s tackle football for the St. Louis Slam, and is here playing the Western Michigan Mayhem. We got into town early and I was really looking forward to stopping at Bell’s Eccentric Café for lunch and visiting their store to pick up some Bell’s beer and gear. The Eccentric Café had a...

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319. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Tatonka Stout Draft
May03

319. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Tatonka Stout Draft

We’re in McAllen, TX for work, and coincidentally, it was almost exactly a year ago that I was right here at BJ’s Brewhouse in McAllen having a beer.  In fact it was their Piranha Pale Ale and Jeremiah Red Irish Strong Ale.  I just had their Nutty Brewnette with my meal, and my co-worker and I decided to stick around and have another beer to celebrate the end of our crazy traveling these last three weeks. Location: On tap...

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318. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Nutty Brewnette Draft
May03

318. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Nutty Brewnette Draft

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, I’m in McAllen, Texas for work for a couple days.  We were actually in McAllen almost exactly a year ago, and during that trip, we discovered BJ’s Brewhouse.  That’s when I was able to try their Piranha Pale Ale and Jeremiah Red Irish Strong Ale.  I remembered the atmosphere and food were nice and the beer was decent, so we decided to stop here again for dinner before heading...

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317. Real Ale Brewing Co. – Full Moon Pale Rye Ale
May03

317. Real Ale Brewing Co. – Full Moon Pale Rye Ale

We finished up work for the day in McAllen, Texas, and I decided to go for a run. It was great running past the airport and along some of the waterways through town. Most of the time, I run on a treadmill, but the weather was great, so I hit the streets. Upon my return, I was ready to dig into what remained of the Real Ale Brewing Sampler 6-pack I picked up last night. It was either this one or the brown ale, and I thought this would...

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316. Real Ale Brewing Co. – Rio Blanco Pale Ale
May02

316. Real Ale Brewing Co. – Rio Blanco Pale Ale

I’m in McAllen, Texas for work, and sat down tonight to get some work done.  However, I wanted it to feel a little bit more like home, so I went out to the local grocery store for a 6 pack.  I was hoping to find something local, and after I missed being able to post a review about this beer at SXSW, I went for the Real Ale Brewing Company sampler pack.  Unfortunately, the only thing I had in my hotel to drink it was this little...

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315. Molson Coors – Killian’s Irish Red Draft
May02

315. Molson Coors – Killian’s Irish Red Draft

If you’ve been reading this blog, you can tell I’ve been doing a ton of traveling for work lately – Nashville, San Jose, Miami, Dallas, etc.  An hour or so ago I arrived in McAllen, Texas, and right next to our hotel is a Tony Roma’s.  At least it was a place where we knew we could grab a steak and a beer.  I was hoping the beer list would be more diverse, but I decided to go for this Killian’s Irish Red...

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