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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760. The Grand Canyon Brewing Co. – Shaggy Bock
Mar02

760. The Grand Canyon Brewing Co. – Shaggy Bock

This is another beer that was sent to me by Grand Canyon brewing Company. much like the last one I had, this one includes a flavor bomb. Since I didn’t have any luck with the last one, I figured I had better cracked this one open sooner rather than later, even though it is a bock and should age pretty good. Location: Poured into a pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 6.75% ABV, ~200 Calories Appearance & Aroma:...

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575. New Belgium Brewing – Hop Kitchen – Hoppy Bock Lager
May31

575. New Belgium Brewing – Hop Kitchen – Hoppy Bock Lager

As I mentioned in my last few posts, I’m in Columbia, Missouri, home of my alma mater, for an alumni golf tournament. My friend Bill and I have already stopped at Booche’s for a burger and a Stag Beer, as well as Flatbranch, where I had their Red Wheat. Now we’re at Addison’s Bar and Grill meeting up with our friend Tom. I haven’t heard of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen line, but thought this beer...

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386. Crescent City Brewhouse – Weiss Bock Specialty
Dec11

386. Crescent City Brewhouse – Weiss Bock Specialty

As I mentioned in my last post, where I reviewed their Red Stallion, I’m in New Orleans for work for a couple of days and stopped here after dinner to try the only microbrewery near the French Quarter.  They have four beers which are always on tap, their Red Stallion Vienna Lager, a pilsner, their Black Forest Munich lager, and a weiss beer.  In addition, they always have a rotating specialty beer.   Tonight it was a Weiss Bock....

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228. ABInBev – Michelob Amber Bock Draft
Dec05

228. ABInBev – Michelob Amber Bock Draft

I’m back on the road for work, this time heading to Springfield/Branson, MO.  We were flying through Chicago O’Hare and missed our connecting flight.  We were rebooked on a flight 2 hours later, so we stopped at the O’Hare Bar & Grill for dinner.  As I looked at the menu, I wasn’t sure if there were any beers listed that I hadn’t had yet.  I didn’t think I’d had this yet, so it was a good...

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117. Sprecher Brewing – Mai Bock Draft
Jul22

117. Sprecher Brewing – Mai Bock Draft

I know what you’re going to say… you went all the way to the Oregon Brewers Festival to have a beer that’s right up the road in Wisconsin?  Yes… call it peer pressure from hanging out at the festival with Oregon Folks who were looking for beers they couldn’t often try.  However, I will say that I was happy with the selection. When it was served it had a dark amber color, and a somewhat thick, creamy head...

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10. AB-InBev – Ziegen Bock Draft
Apr28

10. AB-InBev – Ziegen Bock Draft

After having the Shiner Bock at lunch in the Houston Hobby Airport, we still had plenty of time to kill.  The server mentioned the beers on draft, and the only one I didn’t recognize was Ziegen Bock.  In all honesty, I had never even heard of it before, so I thought I’d give it a try.  Only after I ordered it, was I able to check my iPhone to discover I had ordered an AB-InBev beer… but I guess it had to happen...

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9. Spoetzl – Shiner Bock
Apr28

9. Spoetzl – Shiner Bock

You’ve heard the phrase, “When it Rome…”  Well, this week I’m in Texas, and it seems that the beer of choice here is Shiner Bock, brewed by the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.  They’ve been brewing this beer since 1913, almost as long as they’ve been in business.  I wasn’t even until a few decades ago that Shiner began producing Bock year-round. Today 80% of the beer the Spoetzl...

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