420. SweetWater Brewing – 420 Extra Pale Ale
Apr29

420. SweetWater Brewing – 420 Extra Pale Ale

I noticed I was approaching beer #420, and having enjoyed this beer before I started my journey, thought it would be fun to review this beer as #420.  Unfortunately, however, SweetWater is not yet distributed in Illinois.  So, on a whim, I thought I’d email them to see if I could get a sample.  Thank you so much to SweetWater for finding a way to get me the beer to review as #420! Location: Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint...

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419. Heineken Nederland B.V. – Heineken Dark Lager
Apr28

419. Heineken Nederland B.V. – Heineken Dark Lager

For my wife’s birthday, I got her tickets to a concert here in town.  Before the concert, we decided to go out to dinner at Jim’s Steakhouse.  It’s one of these old school steak house places with dark wood everywhere and a piano in the bar.  I was looking forward to the concert and wanted a couple beers with dinner beforehand.  Like most places, when I asked the waiter what craft beers they had, he responded,...

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418. The Lost Abbey – Devotion Ale
Apr28

418. The Lost Abbey – Devotion Ale

We had a homebrew club meeting tonight just up the street at Fat Jack’s.  A few of us headed down to Flingers because they have half price craft beers on Monday nights.  They have several craft brews on tap, but this was one of the only ones that wasn’t on my list yet. Location: Enjoyed in a pint glass at Flinger’s Pizza Pub in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Numbers: 6.25% ABV,  1.050 OG, 1.005 TG, ~ 188 Calories...

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417. St. Louis Brewery Schlafly – Pale Ale
Apr28

417. St. Louis Brewery Schlafly – Pale Ale

It’s a nice Saturday evening, and I’m out with my family at Joe’s Station House Pizza Pub here in town.  It was a great night to relax with the kids, have some pizza, and a enjoy a few beers.  I started with a Bell’s Hop Slam, only because it was actually on tap here, and then decided to slow it down a bit when the pizza came.  I’ve had to start checking this blog to see if I’ve had certain beers...

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