754. Downtown Grill & Brewery – Alt
Jan02

754. Downtown Grill & Brewery – Alt

Something at work was bugging me, so when I got home, I was ready for a beer. That’s when I saw the growler my sister brought me a month or so ago from Downtown Grill & Brewery in Knoxville, TN. She called when she was at the brewery to see what I wanted and this and the IPA sounded like good fall brews. Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 5.6% ABV, ~170 Calories...

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608. H̦vels Hausbrauerei РH̦vels Original
Sep24

608. H̦vels Hausbrauerei РH̦vels Original

I’m on vacation this week at Disney in Florida, and today, my family and I are visiting EPCOT. We had a nice day walking around the world showcase, and we stopped at the German pavilion for a Altenmünster Oktoberfest bier earlier in the day. I thought it would be fun to come back and have dinner here at the Biergarten Restaurant since it’s actually Oktoberfest right now in Munich. So, when our waitress asked, I ordered a...

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512. O’Fallon Brewery – Sticke it to the Man Sticke Alt
Jan01

512. O’Fallon Brewery – Sticke it to the Man Sticke Alt

Making my way through a hidden corner of the beer fridge, I’ve been having beers that have unintentionally aged a bit.  When this beer came out, probably a year and a half ago or so, I remember saying that I wanted to try it.  My friend @Chubvar, from the local beer club, had it and offered to bring me a bottle.  Not only did it have one of the best names of any beer, but I’d never had a Sticke style beer. Big thanks to...

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352. Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Old-Time Alt
Aug06

352. Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Old-Time Alt

A couple months ago, my friend Betty, who splits her time between Oregon and Texas, sent me package with a mixed pack of Spoetzl/Shiner beers.  I’ve already reviewed their Shiner Bock, Marzen Oktoberfest, and Bohemian Black Lager, so I was looking forward to trying a few more of their beers in the mixed pack. The bottle says, “This copper colored, medium to full bodied Düsseldorf style. Alts features a balance of malt and...

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