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° 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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