585. Bad Weather Brewing – Ominous
Jul29

585. Bad Weather Brewing – Ominous

I’m up at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for a checkup on my heart, and we took a break for lunch. We found a place down the street called McGoon’s Taxi Co. Restaurant and Pub and had some lunch. I was happy to see they had a local craft beer on tap, so I had to give it a try. Location: On tap and served in a regular pint glass with a Minnesota Twins logo at McGoons Taxi Co. Restaurant and Pub. Numbers: 7.5% ABV, 40 IBUs,...

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584. Weyerbacher Brewing – Double Simcoe Double IPA
Jul26

584. Weyerbacher Brewing – Double Simcoe Double IPA

As I mentioned when I had the Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA, my friend Travis brought me a six pack of big beers from his vacation to Virginia Beach. Huge thanks to him for these brews. Tonight I went to the gym, and decided to reward myself with this big double IPA. Location: Poured into a slightly curved pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 9% ABV, ~ 290 Calories Appearance & Aroma: It’s a dull reddish-brown...

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583. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Pierre’s Wit Wheat Ale
Jul19

583. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Pierre’s Wit Wheat Ale

My wife is out of town for the weekend and it’s just me and the kids at home. We just ordered a pizza and the kids are watching a movie. I was outside for a little bit watering my hop plants and I really wanted something light to enjoy with the warm evening and the pizza. I picked up this beer a couple of weeks ago when I was in St. Louis over the fourth of July weekend. I’d been Urban Chestnut a few times and enjoyed...

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582. No-Li Brewhouse – Born & Raised IPA
Jul18

582. No-Li Brewhouse – Born & Raised IPA

I picked up this beer during my trip to Seattle this past fall. I was looking specifically for local/regional beers that I couldn’t get back at home. I hadn’t heard of this Spokane, WA, brewery before, so I thought I’d pick up a bottle to bring home with me. However, when I got home, I think I saw a bottle or two from this brewery at my local liquor store. It was still a new/different brewery I hadn’t had...

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581. Harpoon Brewery – Leviathan Series Imperial IPA
Jul15

581. Harpoon Brewery – Leviathan Series Imperial IPA

Last Monday night, I went to my homebrew club monthly meeting. I met up with my friend Travis, as I do most meetings, and he surprised me with a mixed six pack from his vacation to Virginia Beach. I’m extremely thankful, especially since almost all of the beers he brought me were big, flavorful brews. The bottle says, “Our Imperial IPA is brewed to challenge the senses. The vibrant aroma rushes out of the glass with a...

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580. Left Hand Brewing – Milk Stout Nitro
Jul13

580. Left Hand Brewing – Milk Stout Nitro

Our usual pizza and craft beer place – Flinger’s Pizza Pub – closed down a few weeks ago and we were craving pizza and beer. We’d been told to try this place out – Firehouse Pizza. They had a decent beer list and a good variety of pizzas. The pizza sauce was pretty sweet, and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t our favorite pizza. This was the only beer they had on tap I hadn’t added to the...

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579. SanTan Brewing Co. – Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer
Jul13

579. SanTan Brewing Co. – Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer

I’m still on medication since my heart surgery, which limits my beer intake, and it’s why I haven’t had many posts lately. But it was such a gorgeous day, I had to crack open this beer. As with other beers from this brewery – including Sex Panther Chocolate Porter and Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale, I got this beer in the mail from the brewery. Thank you for sending this one. The can says, “Mr. Pineapple...

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