499. Anheuser Busch InBev – Bud Light Platinum
Nov15

499. Anheuser Busch InBev – Bud Light Platinum

I’m in St. Louis for work, and went out to dinner with my dad, who lives there. We went out to Texas Roadhouse for some steak, and I thought I’d have a beer with dinner. The selection was mostly macrobrews… well, I remember when this one came out, there was quite the buzz about it, so I thought I’d give this beer a try and see if it lives up to the marketing hype. Location: Enjoyed in the bottle at Texas...

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498. Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Edmund Fitzgerald
Nov10

498. Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Edmund Fitzgerald

Last night I noticed I duplicated one beer in my journey toward 1000 beers, and therefore, in order to correct the mistake this beer is also #498. Tonight, my family and I are at Flingers Pizza & Pub having dinner. They always have a good selection of craft beers on tap, and I noticed this one on the menu. I wasn’t familiar with the Edmund Fitzgerald, so I looked it up on my phone. According to the Wikipedia entry,...

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A Recount Confirms a Mistake!!!
Nov09

A Recount Confirms a Mistake!!!

As I approach the halfway mark on my journey to 1000 beers, I started to reflect upon all the beers I’ve had.  I went back through and read many of my reviews, proud of the fact that I think I’ve gotten better over the last couple years.  Early on, I marked whether a particular beer I had was a draft beer, feeling that perhaps it was important to note this, as it seemed to have a good amount of impact on things like head...

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498. Black Sheep Brewery – Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
Nov09

498. Black Sheep Brewery – Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale

This beer was given to me by my friend Joe when he was moving.  It’s been sitting in my beer fridge, and finally, tonight, it peaked my curiosity enough to give it a try.  I love the Monty Python design and the related copywriting on it, but is it just a gimmick, or actually a good beer worthy of the title? Location: Poured into a slightly curved pint glass from the bottle at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 4.7% ABV, 150...

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497. Dixie Brewing – Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager
Nov08

497. Dixie Brewing – Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

I looked into the beer fridge and thought I’d dig around a little bit. I found a mixed six pack of beers I picked up on a work trip to New Orleans several months ago. This one looked most interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try. The bottle says, “Inspired by old world brewing methods, this bewitching all malt brew is a darkly rich, exotic lager, crafted with a touch of magical New Orleans spirit.”...

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496. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – Penn Dark Lager Beer
Nov06

496. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – Penn Dark Lager Beer

I mentioned it when I had earlier beers from Penn Brewery – Penn Weizen, Penn Oktoberfest Lager, and Penn Overlook IPA – but my dad and sister were in Pittsburgh several weeks ago and brought back several beers for me. As I sit here and watch the presidential election coverage this evening, I felt like it was time for a beer. If you watched the presidential hype on election night, you probably agree with me. I went to the...

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495. Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Summer Ale
Nov03

495. Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Summer Ale

Tonight was a pretty good evening, I went to the local homebrew store, Twin City Homebrewing, where we had a small pumpkin beer homebrew festival.  On my way home, I picked up dinner and decided to have a lighter beer with it. I can’t remember where I got this beer, but I thought I’d drink it before the summer was completely over (as if it weren’t already). The bottle says, “Brooklyn Summer ale is a summer...

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