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‚Äôs 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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