741. Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager
Oct30

741. Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager

Tomorrow night is Halloween, so I thought I’d try to crack open another one of the pumpkin beers I bought when I was up in Chicago a few weeks ago. I’m always on the lookout for new pumpkin beers to add to my list, as it was one of the first styles that got me hooked on brewing my own beer and trying craft beer. The last beer I had – Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale – reminded me of a lager-style pumpkin beer, so I...

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740. Wild Onion Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
Oct26

740. Wild Onion Brewing – Pumpkin Ale

It’s been a productive Sunday so far, getting the yard in shape, raking leaves, and other chores around the house. The kids went with a friend to go trick-or-treating at the church, and my wife went to go buy a new microwave oven. So, I’ve got the house to myself for the next half hour. It was a good opportunity to sit down, and have one of the pumpkin beers I recently bought, and see if I can find any new additions to my...

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739.  Arcadia Ales – Jaw-Jacker Ale
Oct22

739. Arcadia Ales – Jaw-Jacker Ale

I’ve been super busy with my new job lately. As I mentioned before, I’ve got a lot to learn, and so my days have been long and exhausting. When I come home, I’ve been pretty much vegging out. With Halloween approaching, I bought several new pumpkin beers during my weekly trips up to Chicago. Since we’re only a week or so from the holiday, I thought I’d finally crack one of these open and see if I find any...

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738. Furthermore Brewing – Fatty Boombalatty Belgian White
Oct08

738. Furthermore Brewing – Fatty Boombalatty Belgian White

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I’m at Beer House Chicago and and had a couple of beers from Pollyanna Brewing Co, a new brewery in Lamont, IL. It was still pretty early, so I decided to stick around and have one more beer. Again, I was trying to find something local that I couldn’t find down in central IL. Although Furthermore isn’t quite “local,” it is from just north of Chicago, in Wisconsin. And,...

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737. Pollyanna Brewing – Dr. Pangloss Cascadian Dark IPA
Oct08

737. Pollyanna Brewing – Dr. Pangloss Cascadian Dark IPA

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m at Beer House Chicago and they’re having a special event with Pollyanna Brewing Co, a new brewery in Lamont, IL. Since the beers were on special, and since it was a new brewery to add to the list, I had their Mazzie Pale Ale, and decided to follow that with this one.  In addition, I won a growler and a coupon for a free growler fill at their brewery. Location: On tap and served in a...

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736. Pollyanna Brewing – Mazzie Pale Ale
Oct08

736. Pollyanna Brewing – Mazzie Pale Ale

I’m back up in the Chicago suburbs for work again this week. When I was up here a couple weeks ago, I stopped at Beer House Chicago on the recommendation of @SubBeerBia. It was a pretty good experience, so I thought I head back there again tonight – especially since it was within walking distance to my hotel. They were having a special event with Pollyanna Brewing Co, a new brewery in Lamont, IL. Since the beers were on...

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735. Bur Oak Brewing – Boone County Brown
Oct04

735. Bur Oak Brewing – Boone County Brown

My family and I are at the Lake of the Ozarks in central/southern Missouri with the rest of my family to help my grandparents celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.  It was great seeing my whole family, as well as my grandparents. While waiting for dinner, I ordered a local beer. I’d heard of Bur Oak Brewing during my last trip to Columbia, MO, when I had their Trail Bender Wheat. And since I used to live in Boone County when...

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