441. Big Muddy Brewing – Vanilla Stout
Jun11

441. Big Muddy Brewing – Vanilla Stout

After our homebrew club meeting this evening, I headed over to Flingers Pizza and Pub in downtown Bloomington, IL for one last drink.  They have craft beers on tap there for half price on Mondays, and I was fortunate they had one I haven’t had yet.  I’ve seen beers from Big Muddy on the shelf at the local liquor store, but haven’t tried any of their beers yet. Location: On tap and served in a regular pint glass at...

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440. Green Flash Brewing – Imperial India Pale Ale
Jun11

440. Green Flash Brewing – Imperial India Pale Ale

I’m at our monthly homebrew club meeting at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL, and I was looking for something I haven’t had yet.  I’ve had a few Green Flash beers, and they’ve generally been pretty good.  So, I didn’t feel like I was going out on a limb to try this big hoppy beer from this brewery.  According to the brewery, “San Diego IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is pale in color,...

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439. Half Acre Beer Company – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
Jun02

439. Half Acre Beer Company – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

As you could tell by my last few posts, I’m in Columbia, MO for a golf tournament.  We’re out on the course and I’ve already had a Two Brothers Outlaw IPA my friend Joe brought back from a recent trip to Chicago.  He also brought back this one from Half Acre Beer Co.  It was hard to review it on the course, so Joe shared another can with me to take a little more time review later in the evening. Location: Enjoyed in...

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438. Two Brothers Brewing – Outlaw India Pale Ale
Jun02

438. Two Brothers Brewing – Outlaw India Pale Ale

We’re out on the golf course for my fraternity’s annual golf tournament.  My friend Joe had several craft beers in cans we were able to sneak onto the course (what an “outlaw”).  I started out with a couple of these cans and grabbed this quick picture on the back of our cart.  Joe gave me a couple cans to take home, so I was able to pour one in a glass and write down better, more thorough notes a couple of days...

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437. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Kristal Weizen
Jun01

437. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Kristal Weizen

My friend Joe and I met up with our friend Bill who lives here in Columbia, MO.  We’re in town for our fraternity’s annual golf tournament, and we’re on our third stop of the evening, along with my fifth beer.  I wasn’t exactly sure what type of beer this was, but it sounded interesting and I thought I’d give it a try.  Here’s what was listed on the brewery menu: “Kristalweizen is a clear,...

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436. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Belgian Golden
Jun01

436. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Belgian Golden

As I’ve mentioned in the last few posts, I’m in Columbia, MO for my fraternity’s annual golf tournament.  After stops at 44 Stone for a couple beers, and Booches for more beer and burgers, my friend Joe and I met up with our friend Bill who lives in Columbia.  The rest of the crowd went to Harpo’s, and instead, we headed to Flat Branch Pub & Brewing for a few more beers.  According to the menu: “A...

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435. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Yakima Wheat Ale
Jun01

435. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Yakima Wheat Ale

After a quick stop at a new beer bar in Columbia, MO named 44 Stone, and enjoying Schlafly’s Black IPA and Avery’s Hog Heaven, my friend Joe and I checked into the hotel.  We met up with the guys we’d be playing golf with the next day at Booche’s in downtown Columbia.  It’s a pool hall with some of the best little hamburgers anywhere.  Joe and I each ordered several burgers as well as a pitcher of this...

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434. Avery Brewing – Hog Heaven
Jun01

434. Avery Brewing – Hog Heaven

After starting with Schlafly’s Black IPA, I was ready to get the weekend started. The new beer bar in Columbia, MO – 44 Stone – also had this nice craft beer on draft. Knowing I had a long night ahead of me (and an early morning to get up and play golf), I oped for the 4oz glass of this big beer. According to the brewery, “this dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop...

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433. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Black IPA
Jun01

433. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Black IPA

I’m in Columbia, MO this weekend for my fraternity’s annual golf tournament.  Followers of this blog will often see me trying new beers on my trips to the town of my alma mater, and this trip was no different.  We arrived in town and immediately stopped at a new beer bar in town called 44 Stone.  They had a very good craft beer list with a ton of great bottles available.  I’d had several of the craft beers on tap,...

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