749. SanTan Brewing – Oktoberfest
Nov28

749. SanTan Brewing – Oktoberfest

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we had a wonderful time yesterday with the family here at our house. I had plenty of my homebrew on tap, as well as lots of food. Today, I had to work from home, because with my new job I still don’t have a lot of vacation saved up. So, after getting plenty of work done, I decided to crack open this canned craft beer. SanTan Brewing sent me this beer a couple of months ago to try, and I...

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748. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. – Cannonball Double IPA
Nov25

748. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. – Cannonball Double IPA

It’s a couple days before Thanksgiving, and I had to pick up a huge turkey, because we’re having everyone over at our house for Thanksgiving. In order to make room in the refrigerator, I needed to clear out a few beers. So, I thought I’d sit down and enjoy this one I stuck in the fridge a couple weeks ago. It’s from my sister’s trip to Asheville, North Carolina this past fall. I’ve never heard of...

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747. Saw Works Brewing Co. – Rocky Hop IPA
Nov22

747. Saw Works Brewing Co. – Rocky Hop IPA

It’s been a lazy Saturday recovering from a late night last night. My son’s birthday was this week, and he had a couple friends over last night to spend the night. I finally went to bed about 2 AM after trying to get them to bed. I’m buying time before the Missouri – Tennessee football game tonight, so I decided to crack open this growler my sister brought me. She was down in Knoxville (home of the University...

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746.  Big Muddy Brewing – Pumpkin Smasher
Nov17

746. Big Muddy Brewing – Pumpkin Smasher

It was a long Monday at work, but my wife had dinner going when I came home. While she finished up dinner, I enjoyed this beer. It was (I think) the last of the mixed pumpkin beers I bought when I was up in Chicago a couple weeks ago. Most of the beers I bought haven’t been great or worthy of adding to my top 10 pumpkin beers list. I’m hoping Pumpkin Smasher will reverse that trend with this one. Location: Poured into a...

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745. Woodruff Brewing Co. – Woodruff IPA
Nov15

745. Woodruff Brewing Co. – Woodruff IPA

Its been a decent Saturday, and I’ve been catching up on a lot of the reviews. That made me thirsty to have one, and after dropping the kids off at a couple of birthday parties it was time. My sister went to Nashville and Knoxville Tennessee a couple of weeks ago, and brought back several beers for me. She brought me several growlers, and in order to drink them when they were fresh, I thought I should crack them open soon....

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744. Redhook Ale Brewery – Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter
Nov08

744. Redhook Ale Brewery – Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter

It’s been a fairly relaxing Saturday watching college football and basketball and being mildly productive. Now that dinner is finished and the kids have taken over the main TV, I decided to sit down in the kitchen and enjoy a beer. I picked up this one in Chicago a few weeks ago, along with the other pumpkin beers I’ve been trying lately. I haven’t been too successful at finding new pumpkin beers to add to my top 10...

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743. Southern Tier Brewing – Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout
Nov07

743. Southern Tier Brewing – Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout

We met with a window guy this evening to see what it would cost to replace all of the windows in our 25-year-old home. After the meeting, and more specifically, the price he gave us, I needed to have a really big beer. I bought this beer a couple weeks ago when I was up in Chicago for work, along with the 6 or 7 other pumpkin beers I’ve tried recently. I’ve been searching for new pumpkin beers to add to my top 10 list....

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742. Tyranena Brewing Co. – Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale
Nov05

742. Tyranena Brewing Co. – Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale

My wife and kids just left for religious education, so, after a long day of work, I got to come home and sit down and enjoy a beer. I think this is one of the last few pumpkin beers I bought a few weeks ago to enjoy around Halloween. So far, not many have been great. Hopefully, this one will turn the trend. Location: Poured into a Stella Artois chalice at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 7.5% ABV, 22 IBUs, ~220 Calories...

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