350. Terrapin Beer Co. – Hopsecutioner IPA
Jul29

350. Terrapin Beer Co. – Hopsecutioner IPA

This beer was given to me by my friend Joe, after his trip down south a couple of months ago.  He seems to be a fan of Terrapin beers and gave me a few of them, including this one.  I was looking forward to something with a good hop flavor, so I thought I’d crack this one open after dinner this evening. Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, at home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 7.2% ABV, 78 IBUs,...

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349. Boulder Beer Co. – Flashback India-Style Brown Ale
Jul26

349. Boulder Beer Co. – Flashback India-Style Brown Ale

It’s a nice warm evening, and I’m out in the backyard grilling up a steak for dinner. I don’t know if it’s possible to grill without a beer in my hand, so I headed out to the fridge and thought I’d drink whatever I happened to grab.  Out popped this brew, which I purchased a couple months ago in a “mix-a-six” pack at the local liquor store. Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, in a Sam Adams...

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348. Lucky Bucket – Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
Jul19

348. Lucky Bucket – Pre-Prohibition Style Lager

We’re in the middle of a heatwave, and I’m in the back yard keeping an eye on the kids as they run around the yard with the neighbor kids.  I was looking for something light that I could enjoy on this hot afternoon, and went for the first lager I could find.  This beer was given to my by my sister’s friend Courtney a couple of months ago. The bottle says, “A lot of things go into making a great beer. This...

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347. Ska Brewing – Mexican Logger
Jul18

347. Ska Brewing – Mexican Logger

As I mentioned in my last post, I tried the Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat, and was looking for lighter beers because it’s HOT outside.  Not only did my friend Joe give me the Halcyon Wheat, but he gave me this beer from Ska brewing (both of which are top ranked beers on GoodBeerFest’s list of top 10 canned craft beers for summer).  He promise me it was of much better quality than Corona. Location: Enjoyed the canned...

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346. Tallgrass Brewing – Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat
Jul18

346. Tallgrass Brewing – Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat

It’s been a busy weekend of baseball and soccer games, and today the temperature is in the upper 90’s (although the heat index is over 100). After working outside on the garage for a little bit, I came inside and needed a cold, easy drinking beer.  Joe had given me this beer, recommending it for a hot summer day, and I figured it would offer something light and drinkable. Location: Enjoyed the canned beer at my home in...

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345. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde
Jul12

345. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde

I’m at our homebrew club meeting this evening, and we just finished up discussing hops and sampling several of the single hopped versions of Sam Adams Latitude 48.  Someone mentioned they had imports at the bar cheap tonight, and it turned out that this Unibroue was on the list. Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, served in a tulip glass, at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 9% ABV, 19 IBUs, 5.5 SRM, 225  Calories...

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344. Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery – German Chocolate Cake
Jul02

344. Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery – German Chocolate Cake

As I mentioned in my last post on Charleville’s Box of Chocolate, my wife and I are out in St. Louis with my friend Joe and his wife. After dinner, we went to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square for desserts and drinks.  After having the Box of Chocolate, and ordering a chocolate dessert, I thought I’d go ahead and give this unique beer, also from Charleville, a shot. Location: On tap at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in...

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343. Charleville Vineyards & Microbrewery – Box of Chocolate
Jul02

343. Charleville Vineyards & Microbrewery – Box of Chocolate

As I mentioned in my review of 2nd Shift’s Wheat Freak, my wife and I are out with Joe and his wife. After dinner, we decided to head over to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square for desserts and drinks.  Fortunately for me (and Joe), a couple local breweries brew beers specifically for this bar.  Joe recommended this one, so that’s what I started with. Location: On tap at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in St....

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342. 2nd Shift Brewing – Wheat Freak Ale
Jul02

342. 2nd Shift Brewing – Wheat Freak Ale

We’re in St. Louis for several days for a long holiday weekend.  We’ve taken the kids to Six Flags, the City Museum, and today to the Zoo.  Tonight we’re out with friends Joe and Kimberly for dinner at Franco, a French restaurant in Soulard.  Joe told me a little bit about 2nd Shift Brewing, a relatively new brewery in New Haven, MO, and a little bit about this beer since he has had it before. As he explained it,...

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