401. Rock Bottom North Indianapolis – Merry Prankster Red IPA
Feb25

401. Rock Bottom North Indianapolis – Merry Prankster Red IPA

We’re in Indianapolis for the weekend, celebrating my wife’s birthday by taking the kids to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.  We had a great lunch at Bazbeaux’s Pizza, along with a few local craft beers, and then a great day at the museum.  We checked into our hotel and watched the my Mizzou Tigers take on the kansas jayhawks.  After a tough game, the Tigers lost and it was time to find dinner at a place...

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400. Upland Brewing – Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA
Feb25

400. Upland Brewing – Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, we’re in Indianapolis, Indiana for my wife’s birthday.  She wanted to take the kids on a roadtrip to the Children’s Museum here.  Before heading to the museum, we stopped at a local pizza joint – Bazbeaux’s Pizza – for a pizza and a couple of local brews.  I started with the Upland Dragonfly IPA and she and I shared the Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale.  As we...

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399. Sun King – Sunlight Cream Ale
Feb25

399. Sun King – Sunlight Cream Ale

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re at Bazbeaux Pizza in downtown Indianapolis. I’m having Upland Dragonfly IPA, and ordered this for my wife, as I knew she’d probably like something a little lighter. She ended up only having about half of it, so I took the other half. Location: Poured from the can into a pint glass, at Bazbeaux Pizza in downtown Indianapolis, IN. Numbers: 5.3% ABV, 20 IBUs, ~ 157 Calories...

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398. Upland Brewing – Dragonfly IPA
Feb25

398. Upland Brewing – Dragonfly IPA

Today is my wife’s birthday, and to celebrate, she wanted to take the kids to Indianapolis to visit the Children’s Museum.  We were looking for unique places to eat, and a friend had recommended Bazbeaux Pizza.  They had some great pizza as well as some local craft brews.  I figured I’d start out easy with this IPA, and then afterward try their Double Dragonfly before heading off to the Children’s Museum....

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397. Sierra Nevada – Stout
Feb19

397. Sierra Nevada – Stout

Maybe it’s the cool weather, but I’ve been enjoying stouts lately and just had Founders Imperial Stout. I was feeling like doing another beer review on this lazy Sunday night, so I looked into the beer fridge and this beer was sitting right up front. The bottle says, “Sierra Nevada original stout is brewed with generous amounts of deep roasted malts, providing a bold, roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavor with a...

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396. Founders Brewing – Imperial Stout
Feb19

396. Founders Brewing – Imperial Stout

It’s the 160th anniversary of the founding of my college fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. A couple of years ago, I started the tradition of enjoying a beer from Founders Brewing on my Fraternity’s Founders’ Day. In the spirit of that tradition, I’m having Founders Imperial Stout tonight, and raising a glass to old Phi Psi. Location: Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass, at home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers:...

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395. Terrapin Beer – Wake ‘N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout 2010
Feb05

395. Terrapin Beer – Wake ‘N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout 2010

It’s a bit of a lazy Sunday afternoon here at home, and after I had the Bell’s Oarsman Ale, I realized it had been quite some time since I dug into the beer fridge.  So, I reached in and blindly grabbed one.  This beer was given to me by my friend @jkaiseresq several months ago, and he said it was a pretty good beer. The bottle says, “Two Athens, GA companies, Terrapin and Jittery Joe’s, have teamed up to...

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394. Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Abbey Ale
Feb03

394. Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Abbey Ale

I’m still at happy hour, celebrating my moving to a new position within our company.  It’s been a great evening thus far, as I’ve enjoyed Bell’s Hopslam, New Belgium’s Belgo IPA, and St. Bernardus Abt 12.  A couple of folks at the table had been enjoying this beer, so I thought I’d finish off the evening by giving this one a try.  I’d seen the corked and caged bottles at the liquor store, but...

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393. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Abt 12
Feb03

393. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Abt 12

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m out at happy hour with my coworkers, celebrating my move into a new position within the company.  After the New Belgium Belgo IPA, I decided to try this beer they had on draft.  I’ve always seen it ranked fairly high, and have heard good things about it, so I wanted to give it a try. Location: Enjoyed the draft beer in a tulip glass, at Medici in Normal, IL. Numbers: 10.5% ABV, ~ 306...

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392. New Belgium – Belgo IPA
Feb03

392. New Belgium – Belgo IPA

Today is my last day at the position I’ve been in at work for almost seven years now, and I’m moving on to a new position at the same company.  So my co-workers planned a happy hour in my honor.  I hadn’t had this one yet, so when my boss offered to buy me a beer, I went for this one.  I’ve been considering brewing a Belgian IPA of my own, ever since I had Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch at this same bar over a...

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