734. Solemn Oath Brewing – Oktöberface
Sep22

734. Solemn Oath Brewing – Oktöberface

As you could see in my last couple of posts, I’m in Chicago for work, and thanks to @SubBeerBia I got some some recommendations for places to hit in the Chicago suburbs, including Lunar Brewing and Beer House Chicago. I already stopped at Lunar Brewing and had their Moondance IPA and Hopping Cow Cream Ale. So, the next stop was Beer House Chicago where I ordered a burger from Tom & Eddie’s next door and sat at the bar....

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733. Lunar Brewing – Hopping Cow Cream Ale
Sep22

733. Lunar Brewing – Hopping Cow Cream Ale

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m staying in the Chicago suburbs tonight for work, and @SubBeerBia suggested I hit Lunar Brewing and Beer House Chicago. My first stop was Lunar Brewing Co., which looked like your standard neighborhood dive bar.  I already had their Moondance IPA, and since they had a $10 minimum to pay with a credit card, I decided to go ahead and order another beer. When I was looking at the 5 or so Lunar...

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732. Lunar Brewing – Moondance IPA
Sep22

732. Lunar Brewing – Moondance IPA

I’m staying in the Chicago suburbs tonight for work, and made a last second tweet out to the biggest Chicago beer lover I knew – @RealLizGaribay – to see what breweries she might recommend I visit while I’m there. She’s more of a city girl, but had @SubBeerBia send me some recommendations. His suggestions were Lunar Brewing and Beer House Chicago, so I decided to try to do both. My first stop was Lunar...

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731. Uinta Brewing – Hop Nosh AIPA
Sep19

731. Uinta Brewing – Hop Nosh AIPA

Tonight, we went to dinner at Medici in Normal because I wanted to go here for my birthday last week, but we couldn’t get in. They have a pretty good menu, and a selection of about 30 or so craft beers on tap.  I felt like a hoppy beer tonight with the stone-oven pizza I ordered, so I went with this one. Location: On tap and served in a tumbler style pint glass at Medici in Normal, Illinois. Numbers: 7.3% ABV, 82 IBUs, 15 SRM,...

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730. Harmon Brewing – Puget Sound Porter
Sep18

730. Harmon Brewing – Puget Sound Porter

It’s nearing the end of the second week of my new job. It’s still a bit overwhelming… Sort of like being thrown in to a foreign country – learning a new language, culture, and geography. After getting home and putting together some new furniture my wife bought, I decided to crack open this craftbeer that was sent to me by my friend Betty, who moved to Tacoma, WA last year. The bottle says it’s...

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729. Green Bay Brewing – Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout
Sep14

729. Green Bay Brewing – Hinterland Luna Coffee Stout

My birthday was yesterday and we went out for some Mexican food for dinner. I didn’t really get a chance to try a good beer, so tonight I thought I’d pull one out of the beer fridge. I don’t remember exactly where I got this beer. I thought maybe it was one of the beers my sister brought me back from her trip to Asheville, North Carolina last year but since it’s from Wisconsin I think I may have gotten it...

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728. The Veteran Beer Co. – The Veteran Premium American Lager
Sep10

728. The Veteran Beer Co. – The Veteran Premium American Lager

I’ve been at my new job for about three days now at Advocate Health Care. I’m a bit overwhelmed with all there is to learn, but I’m excited about the opportunity, and think there’s a lot of potential to make a great impact. Tonight’s the first night of religious education for my kids and wife, so I’ve got an hour so by myself to hang out on the deck and have a beer. This beer was sent to me a couple...

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727. Stillwater Artisanal Ales – As Follows Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Sep05

727. Stillwater Artisanal Ales – As Follows Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Today was my last day of work at State Farm Insurance, so my coworkers took me out for a nice dinner at Epiphany Farms Restaurant. I have some tremendous co-workers, and it was great to get together with them tonight. Of course they know I’m a beer geek, and I haven’t had too many beers from this brewery, so I figured I’d start the evening with this one. Location: On tap and served in a short tulip style glass at...

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726. Ale Asylum – Madtown Nutbrown
Sep03

726. Ale Asylum – Madtown Nutbrown

I’m winding down my last few days at work, so my days haven’t been too bad. Tonight, we took the kids out to dinner. When we got home, it was such an awesome night outside, I decided to grab a beer out of the fridge, sit on the deck, and do a beer review. I picked up this beer on one of our trips up to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, when we stopped at a gas station in Wisconsin Dells. There’s no “Best enjoyed...

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