810. Breakside Brewery – Salted Caramel Stout
Mar19

810. Breakside Brewery – Salted Caramel Stout

It’s Friday night and it’s been a pretty good week. I spent most of the week following SXSW happenings online. Then the NCAA tournament started yesterday. Tonight, my wife and I went out for happy hour and had a couple of Hop Slams at Joe’s Stationhouse Pizza Pub. Right now, my wife is preparing for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow. Even though I’m still on my diet, I decided to cheat and have this...

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809. Spiteful Brewing – Working for the Weekend Double IPA
Mar13

809. Spiteful Brewing – Working for the Weekend Double IPA

I’m doing SXSW again at home this year, and so, just like at SXSW, I’m having a few beers. I had a couple of Hop Slams at lunch, so I thought I’d have this with dinner. I picked up a four pack of this a few weeks ago during a work trip up to Chicago. The label has some interesting artwork, so along with the name, the fact that it’s a double IPA, and I really enjoyed their Spiteful IPA , I was looking forward to...

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808. Great Lakes Brewing – Rye of the Tiger IPA
Mar05

808. Great Lakes Brewing – Rye of the Tiger IPA

We’re getting ready for a murder mystery party at our neighbor’s house tonight and I thought I’d have a couple beers before going over. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to clean out the beer fridge and finish off as many of the IPAs as possible, since fading hops are probably the quickest to change the flavor of a beer. I picked this one up as part of a mixed 6 pack I picked up while in Minnesota last...

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807. Third Street Brewhouse – Spot Light IPA
Mar05

807. Third Street Brewhouse – Spot Light IPA

I recently started a new diet, which cuts my beer consumption quite a bit.  However, Saturdays are a “cheat day” when I can pretty much have anything I want. So, of course, I had to have a beer or two today.  I found this one in the beer fridge, and remember picking it up in a mixed 6 pack during a trip up to Minnesota last year.  I’ve been trying to pull all of the IPAs I have out of the beer fridge, since the hops...

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