725. Three Floyds Brewing – Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial IPA
Aug30

725. Three Floyds Brewing – Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial IPA

It’s college football kickoff Saturday and my Mizzou Tigers are taking on the Jackrabbits of SD State. I sat down to watch the game and cracked open this beer, which I picked up a couple weeks ago during our trip up to Michigan. The ToGo line at Three Floyds was ridiculously long, since Zombie Dust had just come out that day. So, we stopped at a liquor Store just down the street from the brewery, and picked up a few Three...

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724. Bard’s Beer Co. – Bard’s Gold Original Sorghum Malt Beer
Aug29

724. Bard’s Beer Co. – Bard’s Gold Original Sorghum Malt Beer

It’s the start of Labor Day weekend and what better way to kick it off than with a beer. I didn’t look to see what it was before I pulled it out of the beer fridge, otherwise, I might have picked an IPA or something like that. I’m not sure where I got this beer, or how old it is. Location: Poured into a Stella Artois chalice at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 4.6% ABV, 20.5 IBUs, 11 SRM, 155 Calories...

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723. Olde Hickory Brewery – Death By Hops IPA
Aug27

723. Olde Hickory Brewery – Death By Hops IPA

Work has been slow, as I wrap up my last week or so until I start my new job. I got home tonight, and was very productive. I added a couple of motion sensors to our indoor light switches, because the kids always leave the lights on, and then I ended up mowing the lawn. So, after a productive evening, I thought I’d come in and crack open a beer. This is one of the many beers that my sister brought me back from her trip to...

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722. Sierra Nevada – Hoptimum Whole-Cone Imperial IPA
Aug26

722. Sierra Nevada – Hoptimum Whole-Cone Imperial IPA

Well, today I announced that I got a new job to some people at work. I start my new job in about two weeks and an really looking forward to the new adventure. After cleaning up the kitchen tonight after dinner, I decided to sit down and do a beer review. I don’t remember exactly where I got this beer, but I put it in the fridge a couple months ago with the intention of drinking it soon. I’m glad I finally got around to it....

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721. Evil Twin Brewing – Yin Imperial Stout
Aug23

721. Evil Twin Brewing – Yin Imperial Stout

My wife and I went to Bruegala, our local beer festival, tonight. We don’t normally get Evil Twin beers around here, so I was excited to be able to give a few of them a try. This was my first beer of the evening, and unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to make a black and tan with it’s partner beer – Yang.  I did get to try several new beers tonight, but rather than stand and review every beer, I enjoyed the...

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720. Mankato Brewery – Leaf Raker Nut Brown Ale
Aug22

720. Mankato Brewery – Leaf Raker Nut Brown Ale

It’s a Friday night, and I got home from work and fell asleep. Since it’s already kind of late, we ordered a pizza and decided to watch some TV. While waiting for the pizza guy, I thought I’d crack open a beer for a review. I picked this one up last fall when we were up in Minnesota for a family event. It was part of a Mankato Brewery variety pack. Location: Poured into a curved pint glass at my home in Bloomington,...

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719. Founders Brewing – Dissenter Imperial IPL 2014
Aug20

719. Founders Brewing – Dissenter Imperial IPL 2014

I’m at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL tonight for a meeting about our homebrew club’s For What it’s Wort competition. I was looking at the beer list, and hadn’t heard of this beer from Founders Brewing. They make some pretty good beers, so I didn’t think it was much of a risk to give this one a try. Some quick research on my phone told me it’s a hoppy, flavorful lager, so I was eager to give it...

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718. Greenbush Brewing – Remnant of Dragon
Aug08

718. Greenbush Brewing – Remnant of Dragon

We’re in St. Joseph, Michigan for an extended weekend, and looked around to see what breweries might be in the area. We discovered that Greenbush Brewing was just a short drive away, and the menu looked pretty good, so we thought we’d try it for dinner. We spent most of the day at Silver Beach, so the kids were worn out and didn’t appreciate the hour-long wait to get in. They were a bit crabby, so I was happy to...

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717. Shorts Brewing – Huma Lupa Licious IPA
Aug08

717. Shorts Brewing – Huma Lupa Licious IPA

We just spent the morning at Silver Beach  in St. Joseph, Michigan, and finally decided to take a break and get some lunch. There’s a place right near the beach named Silver Beach Pizza, and Yelp reviews looked pretty good so we decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was nice, and we had a seat next to the window, where a passenger train went by while we ate. They had a few local beers on tap and in bottles, and I’d had...

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716. Griffin’s Claw – Norm’s Raggety Ass IPA
Aug07

716. Griffin’s Claw – Norm’s Raggety Ass IPA

We’re in St. Joseph, Michigan for a long weekend trip, and had dinner at The Buck Burgers & Brew.  They’ve got quite a number of local craft beers on tap, and after having the Looping Owl from Right Brain, I thought I’d have an IPA.  I’d never heard of this brewery, and the name sounded interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try. Location: On tap and served in a tumbler style pint glass at The Buck...

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715. Right Brain Brewery – Looping Owl
Aug07

715. Right Brain Brewery – Looping Owl

We’re up in St. Joseph, MI for an extended weekend and a friend who lives nearby recommended The Buck for dinner. She told me they had good food and an incredible beer list. It was a good chance for me to try a few local beers I wouldn’t be able to get back at home. My friend Joe went to Traverse City and stopped at this brewery and had good things to say, so I thought I’d give one of their beers a try. Location: On...

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714. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Speed Ball Coffee Stout
Aug07

714. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Speed Ball Coffee Stout

We’re on our way up to the Michigan coast for a long weekend, and stopped at 3 Floyds Brewpub for lunch. I’ve already had the War Mullet and Zombie Dust, and wanted a small beer for dessert. After looking at the extensive list of beers, this one fit the bill perfectly, especially since I still had an hour and a half of driving to go. It was labled as a coffee stout, and was served as a half pint. Location: On tap and...

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713. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust
Aug07

713. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re taking an extended weekend up to Michigan, and stopped at Three Floyds brewery for lunch. I just enjoyed the War Mullet Double IPA, and my wife (at my suggestion) ordered the Zombie Dust. The To-Go line outside of the pub was easily 30 people deep, as Zombie Dust was just released today in cases. My wife liked it a little, but asked me to finish her beer. After lunch, I tried to wait in line...

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712. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA
Aug07

712. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA

We aren’t able to take a long vacation this year, so we’re taking a long weekend trip up to the Michigan coast. On our way up, we stopped at Three Floyds Brewing to have lunch, since I’d never been there. It turned out that Zombie Dust came out today, so there’s a long line outside for Take Out beers. The kids and my wife weren’t thrilled with the loud punk music, but we sat down for lunch and ordered...

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711. Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA
Aug05

711. Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA

My son had several of his friends over tonight to play, so it was pretty crazy here. After all the kids left, I was finally able to sit down and crack open this beer. I picked up a four pack of this brew when I was up in Minnesota a couple months ago at Mayo Clinic. I had never heard of this brewery before, but it was in the Minnesota brewery section, so I thought I’d give it a try. The can says, “Check out the chompers on...

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