821. Boulevard Brewing – Chocolate Ale with Raspberry
Oct29

821. Boulevard Brewing – Chocolate Ale with Raspberry

Today has flown by. Ive gotten a few things done, but now its time to watch the World Series again this evening. I bought this beer last week to compare it to my homebrewed chocolate raspberry imperial stout. Location: Poured into a teku pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 9.1% ABV, 24 IBUs, % OG, ~330 Calories Appearance: It’s hazy and brick-brown in color with a huge tan colored, fluffy head on it that stuck...

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820. Fountain Square Brewing – Workingman’s Pilsner
Oct29

820. Fountain Square Brewing – Workingman’s Pilsner

I just finished up the third week of my new job and just found out my old job was eliminated (along with several of my colleagues’ positions). I’m celebrating a little bit that I got out of my old job just at the right time, but sad for my former co-workers who will be looking for new jobs. Tonight, we’re sitting around watching the World Series on TV, so I thought I’d crack open a beer.  This one was given to...

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819. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co – Buckshot Amber Ale
Oct06

819. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co – Buckshot Amber Ale

It’s the second to last day of my “between jobs” vacation. So, I thought I’d try and do a few beer reviews. I’m not quite sure how long this beer has been in my beer fridge, but I believe it was given to me by my sister, after her trip to North Carolina. Location: Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 4.8% ABV, ~100 Calories Appearance & Aroma: It’s...

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818. Upland Brewing – Oktoberfest Bavarian Style Lager
Oct06

818. Upland Brewing – Oktoberfest Bavarian Style Lager

I was supposed to play golf with my father-in-law today, but the rain prevented that. And, my son was sick again today, so I had to stay home with him for a bit. After a nice lunch with my wife, I came home and decided to crack open a beer while working on some things around the house. Since it’s Oktoberfest, I decided to have this one. It was given to me by my friend Kevin who brought me several beers from Indianapolis....

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817. Blue Moon Brewing – Rounder Belgian Style Pale Ale
Oct06

817. Blue Moon Brewing – Rounder Belgian Style Pale Ale

I left my job at Advocate Health Care and am going back to work at State Farm corporate headquarters (were I left 2 years ago). I’m taking a week off between jobs. Today was a busy day of running errands, so to chill a bit, I thought I’d grab a beer from the fridge. My wife picked up a mixed 12 pack from Blue Moon several months ago, which is how I got this beer. Location: Poured into a pint glass at my home in...

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