646. Mother’s Brewing Co. – Three Blind Mice
Dec31

646. Mother’s Brewing Co. – Three Blind Mice

It’s New Years Eve and I took the day off work to stay home with the kids. I picked up this beer a few months ago when we when to St. Louis to visit my dad. I hadn’t heard of the brewery before buying this beer, but they seem pretty active on social media. I still haven’t really seen this beer outside of St. Louis. The bottle says, “Three Blind Mice is inspired by our favorite qualities from English brown ales,...

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645. Greenbush Brewing – Closure
Dec28

645. Greenbush Brewing – Closure

It’s Saturday night, and my wife suggested we go out for pizza and beer.  Since, unfortunately, our favorite place, Flinger’s Pizza Pub, hasn’t found a new location yet, we ended up going to Joe’s Station House Pizza Pub. They usually have a couple good microbrews on tap (but nothing to the level that Flinger’s used to have). As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, it seems like I’ve had several...

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644. SanTan Brewing – Supermonk Belgian IPA
Dec28

644. SanTan Brewing – Supermonk Belgian IPA

It’s been another nice day relaxing at home over the holiday break. I’ve done almost nothing today, except watch TV, and catch up on a few beer reviews. Writing about beer makes me thirsty, so I reached into the fridge and grab this can that was sent to me by SanTan. The can says, “SuperMonk is a naturally hazy, Belgian style IPA. Notes of citrus and orange peel dominate the aroma. Upon first sip, happy bitterness...

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643. Southampton Publick House – Pumpkin Ale
Dec27

643. Southampton Publick House – Pumpkin Ale

I already had the surly overrated, and I’m sitting here watching Gold Rush on TV. I decided it was time for another beer, and grab this one out of the beer fridge since it’s pumpkin beer season for only a few more days… For me at least. I picked this one up at the grocery store a month or so ago. As most readers know, I’m into great pumpkin beers, and this is one I haven’t had before. Location: Poured...

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642. Surly Brewing – Overrated West Coast Style IPA
Dec27

642. Surly Brewing – Overrated West Coast Style IPA

It’s been a nice couple of days sitting around the house not doing a whole lot. Tonight, I went out and got some Chinese, and after dinner decided to crack open this can I picked up in Minnesota a few months ago. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve heard a lot of great things about Surly, so I picked up a few four packs of their beers when I was up there. The can says, “It’s been said: “It’s easier...

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641. Ninkasi Brewing Co. – Believer Double Red Ale
Dec23

641. Ninkasi Brewing Co. – Believer Double Red Ale

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in St. Louis this weekend to spend the holidays with my family. After a long day of shopping, and some Mexican food (and beer) for lunch, we had some Imo’s Pizza for dinner. After dinner, I decided to open up a beer I brought with me. I brought this one back from my trip to Seattle last year, and figured it was way overdue for enjoyment. Location: Poured from the 22oz bomber bottle into...

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640. Cerveceria Modelo S. A. – Modelo Especial
Dec23

640. Cerveceria Modelo S. A. – Modelo Especial

We’re in St. Louis for the holidays and had to run out and pick up a few last minute Christmas presents for the kids, as well as some things for the party at my dad’s house tomorrow. We stopped at the American Girl doll store in Chesterfield Mall, and then at Sam’s Club. Both were insane, so we stopped at Matador Mexican Restaurant for lunch. It was “happy hour” and Mexican beers were $1 off, so I decided...

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639. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Schlafly Christmas Ale
Dec22

639. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Schlafly Christmas Ale

We are in St. Louis this weekend for the holidays, and today, we’re at a party at my aunt and uncle’s house to meet my cousin Steve’s baby daughter Harper. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I visited Steve last fall and he took me to a number of breweries around Seattle. He and I share an appreciation for good beer, and so my aunt bought some local craft beers for us “beer snobs.”...

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638. Pipeworks Brewing Co. – End of Days Batch 168
Dec15

638. Pipeworks Brewing Co. – End of Days Batch 168

Its just a lazy Sunday and I’m trying to make some progress on clearing out the beer fridge. I picked up this brew (and a few others) when I was in Chicago for work a few months ago. I’ve been following this brewery’s progress since they started a Kickstarter campaign to start up a couple years ago. I’ve been waiting for their stuff to make it downstate, but it hasn’t yet. The bottle says,”End of...

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637. Greenbush Brewing – Distorter Porter
Dec12

637. Greenbush Brewing – Distorter Porter

After a nice dinner at Reality Bites with my friend Joe, and a great Wookey Jack on draft, we headed down the street to Fat Jacks. One nice thing about living close to Chicago is that we tend to get a good supply of Goose Island’s barrel aged stuff, and Fat Jacks had their Bourbon County Brand Stout on tap. So, after have a snifter of that fine beer, I decided to finish off the evening with this one. Location: On tap and served...

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636. Firestone Walker – Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
Dec12

636. Firestone Walker – Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

My friend Joe is in town this week for work, and this is his last night in town. We were looking for a good place to eat that also has some decent craft beers on tap. I got a reservation at Reality Bites, a nice restaurant in town that usually has 6 or so pretty good beers on tap. I was excited when I saw this beer on tap, because my friend Tom from our local homebrew club raved about it when he had it. Both Joe and I went for this...

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635. New Belgium – Lips of Faith Heavenly Feijoa Tripel
Dec11

635. New Belgium – Lips of Faith Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I’m out to dinner with my friend Joe, who is in town for work this week. We’re at Medici in Normal for dinner and a few craft beers. After dinner, I was looking for something flavorful and interesting to try as an almost dessert beer. I’ve had a few beers in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series and felt like a sour beer might fit the bill. Location: On tap and served in...

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634. Steven’s Point Brewing Co. – Beyond The Pale IPA
Dec11

634. Steven’s Point Brewing Co. – Beyond The Pale IPA

I’m out to dinner with my friend Joe, who is in town for work this week. We’re at Medici in Normal  for dinner and a few craft beers. I was having the fish tacos, and wanted to go with something I thought might complement them a bit better than the Central Waters Scottish ale I started out with. After being pretty impressed with the Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale from Steven’s Point a couple weeks ago, I thought I’d...

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633. Central Waters Brewing Co. – Slainte Scottish Ale
Dec11

633. Central Waters Brewing Co. – Slainte Scottish Ale

My friend Joe is in town this week for work, and tonight I decided to take him to Medici in Normal for some good food and craft beers. It probably has the best combination of food and craft beers available in town, and it also happens to be their “Wednesday Warriors,” when they have beers on special. It seems that every time I’ve gone here lately, I end up with either a beer from Central Waters or one from Greenbush...

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632. Cigar City Brewing – 110K+OT 5th Batch
Dec07

632. Cigar City Brewing – 110K+OT 5th Batch

It’s an incredible sports Saturday today. My Missouri Tigers basketball team just beat UCLA, and continues to have the longest home winning streak in the NCAA. The Missouri football team is just about to take on Auburn in the SEC championship game. I bought this beer of little over a year ago when I was on vacation near Tampa, Florida and stopped into the brewery. It was hidden in the crisper of the beer fridge, and thought this...

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631. Parkway Brewing Co. – Get Bent Mountain IPA
Dec07

631. Parkway Brewing Co. – Get Bent Mountain IPA

It’s a big Saturday here. My Missouri Tigers are taking on UCLA in basketball, and immediately following, the football team takes on Auburn in the SEC championship game. If things work out right, they could be going to the national championship. I’m sitting down for lunch with some pizza, and dug this one out of the beer fridge. My sister brought this one back for me from her trip to Asheville, NC a few months ago....

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630. Foothills Brewing – Hoppyum IPA
Dec06

630. Foothills Brewing – Hoppyum IPA

I’ve been trying to have this beer almost every night this week, but something always seem to come up. Finally, it’s Friday night, and I’ve got a chance to sit down, watch some TV, and crack this one open. This is one of the beers that my sister picked up for me on her trip to Asheville, NC a couple months ago. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but I really like the graphics on this bottle. Location: Poured...

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