389. Samuel Adams / Weihenstephen – Infinium 2010
Dec31

389. Samuel Adams / Weihenstephen – Infinium 2010

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve been looking for an excuse to crack open this beer I bought several months back. ¬†It’s the 2010 version of Infinium. ¬†If’ you’re not familiar with this beer, it’s a collaboration between Samuel Adams and Weihenstephen. ¬†Their goal was to create a really big, champaigne-like beer and still adhere to the Reinheitsgebot (the German purity law that says beer can only...

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388. Abita Brewing – Amber Ale
Dec13

388. Abita Brewing – Amber Ale

I’m at the Atrium Lounge in the New Orleans airport, getting ready to head home after being in NOLA for a couple days for work. ¬†We had an hour or so to kill before our flight started boarding, and my co-worker Steve bought me a beer while we were waiting. ¬†They didn’t have any clean glasses, so I had to enjoy this in the bottle. ¬†I haven’t reviewed this one yet, so I got a chance to take a few minutes, relax and...

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387. Lazy Magnolia – N’awlins Golden Ale
Dec12

387. Lazy Magnolia – N’awlins Golden Ale

I’m in the Big Easy for a couple days for work, and we walked down to the French Quarter looking for a place to eat. ¬†We stopped at the Riverfront Restaurant. ¬†The waiter mentioned they had a beer on tap from Lazy Magnolia brewed especially for New Orleans. So, I had to try it. Location:¬†Enjoyed a pilsner glass, at Riverfront Restaurant in New Orleans, LA. Appearance & Aroma:¬†It was slightly hazy and was golden in color with...

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386. Crescent City Brewhouse – Weiss Bock Specialty
Dec11

386. Crescent City Brewhouse – Weiss Bock Specialty

As I mentioned in my last post, where I reviewed their Red Stallion, I’m in New Orleans for work for a couple of days and stopped here after dinner to try the only microbrewery near the French Quarter. ¬†They have four beers which are always on tap, their Red Stallion Vienna Lager, a pilsner, their Black Forest Munich lager, and a weiss beer. ¬†In addition, they always have a rotating specialty beer. ¬† Tonight it was a Weiss Bock....

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385. Crescent City Brewhouse – Red Stallion
Dec11

385. Crescent City Brewhouse – Red Stallion

I’m in New Orleans for work for a couple of days and right after checking into my hotel, I stopped at the famous Mother’s for dinner and then headed to find the nearest microbrewery. ¬†The only one I could find near the French Quarter was the Crescent City Brewhouse, so that’s where I headed. ¬†The menu was limited, as they had 4 of their regular beers on tap and one rotating tap. ¬†Since there was a bit of chill in the...

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384. Perennial Artisan Ales – Fresh Hop Red Saison
Dec10

384. Perennial Artisan Ales – Fresh Hop Red Saison

As I mentioned in a previous post, when I reviewed The Civil Life’s American Brown Ale, I was in St. Louis over the Thanksgiving holiday and stopped at a couple of breweries. ¬†The second brewery I stopped at was Perennial Artisan Ales and picked up this growler, along with a few other bottled beers. ¬†Now that I’m home, I finally got a chance to sit down and evaluate this beer. Location:¬†Enjoyed a pint glass from a growler,...

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383. Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works – Antigluten Double Pale Ale
Dec03

383. Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works – Antigluten Double Pale Ale

As I mentioned in my last post, we stopped at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works after a stressful trip to the holiday photography studio. ¬†After a full, hearty beer, I thought I’d go with something a bit lighter. ¬†I saw this on the menu and thought it might be interesting to try a gluten free beer. Location:¬†Enjoyed a pint glass, at Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL. Numbers:¬†6% ABV, ~ 180 Calories Appearance...

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382. Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works – Bourbon Barrel Aged Deadhead Double Red
Dec03

382. Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works – Bourbon Barrel Aged Deadhead Double Red

We were out getting our Christmas photos done at the local pack ’em in, rush ’em through, up-sell them like crazy photo studio. ¬†Talk about an incredibly stressful afternoon! ¬†Fortunately, the photo studio is right next door to the local brewpub Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works. ¬†We decided to relax and enjoy a beer or two while waiting on our photos. ¬†I decided to go for the biggest thing on the beer menu to help...

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381. Boston Beer Co. / Sam Adams – Winter Lager
Dec03

381. Boston Beer Co. / Sam Adams – Winter Lager

We were at TGIFriday’s for dinner and I wanted a beer. ¬†The selection of craft beers wasn’t exactly great, so I thought I’d take my chances with the Sam Adams seasonal. Location:¬†Enjoyed a pint glass, at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL. Numbers:¬†5.6% ABV,¬†25 SRM,¬†14.3¬į Plato OG, 22 IBUs,¬†193 Calories Ingredients:¬†Malt: Two-row Harrington, Metcalf, and Copeland pale malts, Caramel 60, malted wheat, Weyermann...

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