454. Asia Pacific Breweries – Tiger Beer
Aug31

454. Asia Pacific Breweries – Tiger Beer

It’s the start of the Labor Day weekend, and we decided to get Chinese food for dinner.  I stopped at Mandarin Garden in Normal, IL to order and take it home.  While I waited, I decided to go to the bar for a beer.  I think this was the only beer on the menu I hadn’t had yet, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Location: Poured into a small glass from the bottle at Mandarin Garden in Normal, IL. Numbers: 5% ABV, ~ 160...

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453. Hilliard’s Beer – Hilliard’s Amber Ale
Aug30

453. Hilliard’s Beer – Hilliard’s Amber Ale

A couple of months ago, I sent my cousin – who lives in Seattle – a box of my homebrew. I asked him if he could find some local beers and ship the box back to me. He obliged, even checking this blog to see what I haven’t had yet, and sent me 10 or so beers from the area. I’m finally getting around to trying a few of them. This can just happened to be in the door of the beer fridge, so it goes first. Location:...

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452. 4 Hands Brewing – Pi PA
Aug10

452. 4 Hands Brewing – Pi PA

Several weeks ago I was in St. Louis visiting my dad and my wife and I attended the St. Louis Brewers heritage Festival. I had to pick my wife up on Friday night at the train station since I took the day off and took the kids to the zoo on Friday. Her train was running a little bit late and so I stopped at Four Hands Brewing Company in downtown St. Louis. I had their Prunus Saison at the time, and picked up a growler of this to go....

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451. Florida Beer Co – Florida Lager
Aug10

451. Florida Beer Co – Florida Lager

It’s just a lazy Saturday, and I’m digging into some of the beers that I picked up during my vacation to Florida last week.  I already had my last Cigar City Jai Alai.  When I found this one at the grocery store in Flordia, I wasn’t exactly sure how great it was going to be, but I thought I’d give it a shot. Besides, what’s better in hot weather than a nice clean lager, right? Location: Poured into a...

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450. Cigar City Brewing – Jai Alai India Pale Ale
Aug10

450. Cigar City Brewing – Jai Alai India Pale Ale

I’m back from my family vacation, and it’s taken me a week to adjust.  I was able to smuggle several beers out of Florida and bring them back home to add to the list.  I bought a 6-pack of this beer my first night in Florida and was planning to review it down there.  However, I drank these mostly at night, so it wasn’t ideal to take a picture.  I thought about getting more when I visited Cigar City Brewing my last...

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449. Peg’s Pizza Cantina Brew Pub – Blind Date Amber Ale
Aug03

449. Peg’s Pizza Cantina Brew Pub – Blind Date Amber Ale

It’s the last evening of my vacation in Florida, and I took my family to Peg’s for dinner.  As I mentioned in my review of their G.O.O.D. Dancing Cody IPA, this place came highly recommended from several sources.  I was impressed with that beer, as well as the food, and wanted a chance to try one more of their beers.  Behind the Dancing Cody IPA, this appeared to be another of their signature beers on tap. Location: On tap...

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448. Peg’s Pizza Cantina Brew Pub – G.O.O.D. Dancing Cody IPA
Aug03

448. Peg’s Pizza Cantina Brew Pub – G.O.O.D. Dancing Cody IPA

When I went to Florida, my friend Joe recommended Peg’s Pizza Cantina Brew Pub.  Then when I got down there and talked with a couple of folks, they recommended it as well.  When I read an article naming this the best brew pub in America (yes, it’s debatable), I knew we had to go.  So, on the last night of our vacation in Madeira Beach, we headed over to Gulfport and had dinner at Peg’s. The brewmaster at Peg’s...

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