829. New Glarus Brewing – Back 40 Bock
Nov23

829. New Glarus Brewing – Back 40 Bock

My boss let me out of work early, so I came home to help get ready for Thanksgiving. My dad is here and my sister is on her way… Time for a beer to kick off the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I picked up this beer during a trip up to New Glarus with my friend Steve a couple months ago. Location: Poured into a New Glarus tall pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 5.5% ABV, ~130 Calories Appearance &...

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828. Triton Brewing – Shot to the Tart
Nov23

828. Triton Brewing – Shot to the Tart

We’ve got two days until Thanksgiving and my wife is having the carpets cleaned tomorrow. So, what does she decide to do? Start putting up Christmas decorations!?! So I’m going to chill with a beer. I’ve got several New Glarus beers handy from my trip to the brewery with my friend Steve, but it feels like I just had their Bubbler. So I decided to finally crack this one open, which was given to me by my friend Kevin...

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827. Ecliptic Brewing – Quasar Pale Ale
Nov16

827. Ecliptic Brewing – Quasar Pale Ale

I’ve been on a role lately, taking time to review a beer when I get home for the evening. I wanted to make sure I cracked this one open before summer was completely over, since it’s a seasonal beer. This was sent to me by my friend @Bettywriter who lives in the Portland area. She knows I brewed with John Harris when I was up there on my Cuinternship, and sends me beer from there periodically. The bottle says,...

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826. Bad Weather Brewing – Windvane Minnesota Red Ale
Nov16

826. Bad Weather Brewing – Windvane Minnesota Red Ale

Our afterschool babysitter had to cancel today, so I had to leave work early. I have a lot to get finished up this evening and was feeling a bit stressed. So, first, I cracked open a Backwoods Bastard and then grabbed this one out of the beer fridge. I pick this one up during one of our trips up to Minnesota. Location: Poured into a TEKU pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 6% ABV, 65 IBUs, 180 Calories Appearance &...

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825.  New Glarus Brewing – Bubbler
Nov14

825.  New Glarus Brewing – Bubbler

We’ve been cleaning up the house most of the day today, preparing for family to visit the next three weekends in a row. I’m settling in this evening watching President-elect Trump on 60 minutes and felt it was time for a beer. I picked this one up during my trip up to New Glarus Brewery a couple of months ago with my friend Steve. Location: Poured into a hefeweizen glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 4% ABV, ~110...

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824. Sixpoint Brewery – Bengali
Nov13

824. Sixpoint Brewery – Bengali

Its been a fairly lazy Saturday, and I’m watching the kids tonight while my wife is out at an event. I’m also editing family vacation movies while college football plays on the TV. A beer is long overdue. I grabbed this one out of the beer fridge. I picked it up during one of my work trips to Chicago in a mixed six pack. Location: Poured into a tall pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL Numbers: 6.5% ABV, 69 IBUs, 11...

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823.  Georgetown Trading Co – James E. Pepper 1776 Ale
Nov08

823.  Georgetown Trading Co – James E. Pepper 1776 Ale

It’s Election Day here in the United States, with two of the most disliked presidential candidates in our country’s history. I voted this morning for what I felt like was the lesser of two evils. So, now that I’m home, and I’m watching the back and forth on the news, it’s driven me to drink. So what better way to commemorate election night than this beer. It was given to me by my friends Fred and Heather...

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822. Brasserie Dubuisson – Scaldís Amber
Nov04

822. Brasserie Dubuisson – Scaldís Amber

TGIF! I stopped on my way home and picked up a 4-pack of Founder’s Backwoods Bastard. It wasn’t cold yet, so I threw it in the fridge. It got me in the mood for a good beer and I decided to finally drink this one. It was sent to me by @BelgianExpert a while ago and I figure that at 12% ABV it might be good to put a little bit of age on it. The bottle says 18/6/2014, which I think might be a best before date. Location:...

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