854. Triton Brewing – Fieldhouse Wheat
Apr02

854. Triton Brewing – Fieldhouse Wheat

It’s been a beautiful Saturday outside, and my wife and I took the opportunity to go out and do a bit of shopping. After dinner and a beer at the new BraiZe restaurant here in town, we went home to watch the Final Four. Basketball and beer go great together, so I cracked open this one, given to  me by my friend Kevin. He’s a huge fan of Triton and brought me several beers from them. Location: Poured into a tall glass at my...

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759. Dry Hop Brewers – Shark Meets Hipster Wheat IPA
Feb22

759. Dry Hop Brewers – Shark Meets Hipster Wheat IPA

I was up in Chicago for work and stopped at this brewery one evening a couple weeks ago. I tried a flight of their beers, and decided to get this one to bring home and review. I love the idea of the canned growler, but when I opened it, the can was several ounces short of being full. Today, I’m procrastinating getting some work done, so I thought I’d have a beer since I’m caught up on reviews and I’ve got...

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706. Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat
Jun07

706. Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat

After having a Nala Dog IPA from Mother’s Brewing at Quinton’s, our next stop was Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO. They had beer from another local brewery on tap – Bur Oak Brewing. This was the only beer on tap from this brewery, and my friends informed me it was a relatively new production brewery in town. Location: On tap and served in a shaker pint glass at Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO....

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702. Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat
Jun06

702. Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat

I’m in Columbia, MO for the weekend, and after enjoying some burgers at Booches (along with a local craft beer – Mamoot from Logboat Brewing), we headed to Logboat Brewery for a couple more beers. It was suggested by my local friends that I try their ginger wheat beer, which seems to be gaining traction locally as their signature beer.  The brewery is very nice and new, and the tasting room/bar has a nice rustic feel with...

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657. Three Floyds Brewing – Gumballhead
Jan18

657. Three Floyds Brewing – Gumballhead

Our third stop on the  Tales, Taverns & Towns tour of Chicago was Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro. Our guide Liz told us a great story about this bar, a former funeral home, and what used to happen here in the days of gangsters and prohibition. This was probably the nicest place we stopped at, as it was decorated nicely and had a lot of local craft beers on tap. Since we aren’t able to get Three Floyds beers downstate,...

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595. Shipwrecked – Door County Cherry Wheat Ale
Aug27

595. Shipwrecked – Door County Cherry Wheat Ale

We went out to dinner out tonight, and when we came home, I went out and picked some of my homegrown hops. After spending time picking hops, I like to grab a beer to remind myself of why I spend the time picking them. However, it was pretty hot outside, so I decided to grab something a little lighter and not-so-hoppy. This beer was given to me several months ago by my friend Jim after his trip to Wisconsin last year. Location: Poured...

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583. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Pierre’s Wit Wheat Ale
Jul19

583. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Pierre’s Wit Wheat Ale

My wife is out of town for the weekend and it’s just me and the kids at home. We just ordered a pizza and the kids are watching a movie. I was outside for a little bit watering my hop plants and I really wanted something light to enjoy with the warm evening and the pizza. I picked up this beer a couple of weeks ago when I was in St. Louis over the fourth of July weekend. I’d been Urban Chestnut a few times and enjoyed...

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579. SanTan Brewing Co. – Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer
Jul13

579. SanTan Brewing Co. – Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer

I’m still on medication since my heart surgery, which limits my beer intake, and it’s why I haven’t had many posts lately. But it was such a gorgeous day, I had to crack open this beer. As with other beers from this brewery – including Sex Panther Chocolate Porter and Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale, I got this beer in the mail from the brewery. Thank you for sending this one. The can says, “Mr. Pineapple...

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574. Flat Branch Pub & Brewery – Red Wheat
May31

574. Flat Branch Pub & Brewery – Red Wheat

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in Columbia, MO – home of my alma mater, the University of Missouri – for a fraternity golf tournament. My friend Bill and I already stopped for some great burgers at Booches and a Stag beer. Avid readers of the blog know I usually hit up Flat Branch Pub & Brewery for a couple beers when I’m in Columbia, and this trip was no different. Bill and I met up with his...

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553. Lagunitas Brewing – A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Mar06

553. Lagunitas Brewing – A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

After the happy hour at Station 220 ended, where I had the Boulder Freshtracks and a bottle of Old Rasputin, I still had a little bit of time. So, I ran by Medici in Normal to grab a beer during “Wednesday Warriors” (where if you have a beer on 10 Wednesdays during the year you get a t-shirt and discounts). Now the first beer I ordered ran out (just the luck I was having if you read my last post), and they had a bunch of...

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493. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Galaxy Wheat IPA
Oct26

493. Flat Branch Pub & Brewing – Galaxy Wheat IPA

We’re in Columbia, Missouri this weekend for the homecoming football game at my alma mater, Mizzou.  I get to make it back here a couple times a year, and when I do, I like to stop here and try some of the beers on tap.  If you’re a regular reader, you’ve already seen that I’ve had their Ed’s IPA, English Pale Ale, Irish Red, Hudson’s ESB, Cherry Brown, Green Chili, Belgian Golden, and Kristal...

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435. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Yakima Wheat Ale
Jun01

435. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Yakima Wheat Ale

After a quick stop at a new beer bar in Columbia, MO named 44 Stone, and enjoying Schlafly’s Black IPA and Avery’s Hog Heaven, my friend Joe and I checked into the hotel.  We met up with the guys we’d be playing golf with the next day at Booche’s in downtown Columbia.  It’s a pool hall with some of the best little hamburgers anywhere.  Joe and I each ordered several burgers as well as a pitcher of this...

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431. O’Fallon Brewery / Bailey’s Chocolate Bar – Chocolate Ale
May25

431. O’Fallon Brewery / Bailey’s Chocolate Bar – Chocolate Ale

In my last post, I mentioned I was in St. Louis for the weekend, taking the kids to the zoo on their day off school.  My wife had to work and was taking Amtrak into town to meet us.  Her train was delayed a bit, so I stopped at 4 Hands Brewing, had a pint of their Prunus Saisonand picked up a growler to go.  My wife’s trip wasn’t great, so she wanted to stop at a bar for a drink before heading to my dad’s house.  We...

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346. Tallgrass Brewing – Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat
Jul18

346. Tallgrass Brewing – Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat

It’s been a busy weekend of baseball and soccer games, and today the temperature is in the upper 90’s (although the heat index is over 100). After working outside on the garage for a little bit, I came inside and needed a cold, easy drinking beer.  Joe had given me this beer, recommending it for a hot summer day, and I figured it would offer something light and drinkable. Location: Enjoyed the canned beer at my home in...

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342. 2nd Shift Brewing – Wheat Freak Ale
Jul02

342. 2nd Shift Brewing – Wheat Freak Ale

We’re in St. Louis for several days for a long holiday weekend.  We’ve taken the kids to Six Flags, the City Museum, and today to the Zoo.  Tonight we’re out with friends Joe and Kimberly for dinner at Franco, a French restaurant in Soulard.  Joe told me a little bit about 2nd Shift Brewing, a relatively new brewery in New Haven, MO, and a little bit about this beer since he has had it before. As he explained it,...

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90. Bell’s Brewery – Oberon Ale Draft
Jul09

90. Bell’s Brewery – Oberon Ale Draft

Friday nights are always great, especially when we decide to load the little ones up and go out to dinner. After one nice trip to Joe’s Stationhouse Pizza Pub, where I crossed New Belgium Fat Tire off the list, we decided to try it out again. They didn’t have too many good beers on tap, but it gave me the chance to add Bell’s Oberon to the list. It had a thin creamy head when it arrived at the table, and it was very...

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26. Krebs Brewing – Cattleman’s Double Deuce
May05

26. Krebs Brewing – Cattleman’s Double Deuce

Tonight we arrived in Oklahoma City and immediately looked for a place to eat.  After searching Urbanspoon and other sites, we settled on Cattleman’s.  It is supposed to be a long-time local institution in the Old Stockyards district.  That area, and the restaurant, had a lot of character.  The inside of Cattleman’s was like stepping back to an old 1970’s style steakhouse.  When I looked at the beer list, I had to...

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16. Michelob – Hop Hound Amber Wheat Ale
May02

16. Michelob – Hop Hound Amber Wheat Ale

I’m getting ready to head out on the road again, and kept an eye on the kids while my wife ran to the grocery store.  She returned with a 6-pack of Michelob’s Hop Hound Amber Wheat Ale.  She’s a big fan of wheat beers, and I like amber ales, so she thought this might be one we’d both like.  It was something we could share before I headed out, and I really appreciated the thought. First, the name is tremendously...

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4. Goose Island – 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Apr24

4. Goose Island – 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale came in a twist off cap (which is fine, except that I like pop top caps which can be reused for homebrewing).  I was really surprised when I poured it that it didn’t maintain a big frothy head (as I’ve come to expect from wheat beers) but instead it dissipated quickly and maintain very little head. The first smell that hit me was a sort of an earthy lemongrass smell. The body was very...

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