608. Hövels Hausbrauerei – Hövels Original
Sep24

608. Hövels Hausbrauerei – Hövels Original

I’m on vacation this week at Disney in Florida, and today, my family and I are visiting EPCOT. We had a nice day walking around the world showcase, and we stopped at the German pavilion for a Altenmünster Oktoberfest bier earlier in the day. I thought it would be fun to come back and have dinner here at the Biergarten Restaurant since it’s actually Oktoberfest right now in Munich. So, when our waitress asked, I ordered a...

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607. Allgäuer Brauhaus – Altenmünster Oktoberfest
Sep24

607. Allgäuer Brauhaus – Altenmünster Oktoberfest

My family and I are on vacation at Disney, and today we’re visiting EPCOT. I’ve been looking forward to getting around the world showcase to visit the German Pavilion, since we’re here during Oktoberfest. While my son did the “Agent P adventure game,” I decided to grab an Oktoberfest bier from the stand out front with two beautiful, young German women serving beer, and take in the sights and smells (the...

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606. Jekyll Brewing – Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA
Sep20

606. Jekyll Brewing – Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re on our way to Walt Disney World and drove from central IL to Atlanta today. We’re staying with my friend Joe and his family. Like a great host, Joe stocked up on beer for our visit (as well as donuts for the morning). He’s told me about The Beer Growler in Georgia, where you can pick up growlers of a ton of different beers to bring home. He cracked open this local beer from...

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605. SweetWater Brewing – Georgia Brown
Sep20

605. SweetWater Brewing – Georgia Brown

We’re on vacation and on our way to Disney World. Today, we left central IL and drove to Atlanta to visit (and stay with) my friend Joe and his family. Like a great host, Joe immediately offered me a beer after arriving from a 10 hour drive. I happily took this local beer to add to the list. Location: Poured from the bottle into a Mizzou pint glass at Joe’s home in Atlanta, GA. Numbers: 5% ABV, 24 IBUs, ~ 160 Calories...

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604. Wicked Weed Brewing – Freak Double IPA
Sep18

604. Wicked Weed Brewing – Freak Double IPA

My sister recently went on a trip to Asheville, NC, and called me several times to see what beers from there I’d tried (or haven’t tried). It turns out that she was getting a bunch of beers together to give me for my birthday last weekend. When my dad came to visit, he brought a huge cooler full of beers and growlers my sister had picked up on her trip. Tonight we’re in the process of packing for our week-long...

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603. Greenbush Brewing Co. – Dunegräs
Sep14

603. Greenbush Brewing Co. – Dunegräs

After going out with my wife for my birthday last night, we went out with my kids and dad this evening for dinner. I had a great time last year, when the five of us went to Bayern Stube for my birthday. However, college football was on, and I kinda wanted to get home after dinner to watch the game. Medici has a lot of good craft beers on tap, and has some nice brick oven pizzas, so that’s where I chose to go to dinner tonight....

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602. Bières de Chimay – Chimay Rouge Première
Sep13

602. Bières de Chimay – Chimay Rouge Première

My wife took me to Peoria, IL for my birthday tonight, and we went to Seven on Prospect for dinner. It was a bit crowded, so we sat down at the bar. I normally wouldn’t order this beer while out to dinner, just because of the price it’d probably cost per bottle. But, I figured it was my birthday and I’d treat myself to a good beer on my birthday. Location: Poured into a wine goblet from the bottle at Seven on...

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601. Lift Bridge Brewing – Hop Dish India Pale Ale
Sep12

601. Lift Bridge Brewing – Hop Dish India Pale Ale

It’s been a challenging day both at work and at home and I really needed a beer. Having a cold the last several days hasn’t helped the stress of getting ready to leave. As we get closer to our vacation next week, the stress seems to be mounting. I picked up this beer during our trip up to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota a few weeks ago. I enjoy IPAs and thought this one looked good from a Minnesota brewery I hadn’t heard of...

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600. Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale
Sep03

600. Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale

Today was a very long day at work, and I really needed to relax this evening. We had some Chinese food for dinner, and it was a cool evening. So after dinner, I opened the windows, sat down at the table and cracked open this beer. I just really wanted to sit down and relax, and this beer sounded good. So, somewhat unceremoniously, I enjoyed this one as my 600th beer. It’s been in the beer fridge for about a year, and is...

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599. Brooklyn Brewery – East India Pale Ale
Sep02

599. Brooklyn Brewery – East India Pale Ale

It’s Labor Day, and this morning we took the kids to the local parade. We came back and had lunch on the deck, and it seemed like the perfect afternoon to grab a beer and chill out for a bit. I grabbed this beer out of the door of the beer fridge, where I still have a few beers my friend Joe gave me when I helped him pack for his move to Atlanta last year. The bottle says, “East India Pale Ale is our version of the sturdy...

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