489. Red Brick Brewing – Brown Ale
Oct18

489. Red Brick Brewing – Brown Ale

I’m still catching up on all my reviews from my trip to Seattle a couple weeks ago, but wanted to keep things moving with my reviews.  I believe this beer was given to me by my sister whose friend gave it to her for me. I’m not sure of the age of the beer or storage conditions, but it’s been in my beer fridge the last several months. Location: Poured from the bottle into a tulip shaped glass at my home in...

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469. Two Beers Brewing – Backcountry CBA Cascadian Brown Ale
Oct02

469. Two Beers Brewing – Backcountry CBA Cascadian Brown Ale

I’m in Seattle, Washington for work this week and arrived in town today.  After getting in, I hit Elysian and enjoyed a couple of their seasonal pumpkin beers (Blight Pumpkin Ale and Dark O’ the Moon) with lunch, and then stopped at Pyramid Brewery Seattle Alehouse and had their Hop Tep II.  After checking into my hotel and going up in the Space Needle, my cousin called and told me to meet him at Two Beers Brewing when he...

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465. Two Beers Brewing Co. – SoDo Brown Ale
Sep30

465. Two Beers Brewing Co. – SoDo Brown Ale

I leave for Seattle in a couple of days and wanted to try a few of the beers my cousin Steve sent me from there. I’m hoping it’ll help me decide which breweries I should stop at during my visit there. I also recently heard about this brewery on an episode of Basic Brewing Video (July 27, 2012), which visited there during the National Homebrewers Convention this past summer. There’s no canned on, or enjoy before date...

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458. 5 Rabbit Cerveceria – 5 Vulture Mexican-style Dark Ale
Sep03

458. 5 Rabbit Cerveceria – 5 Vulture Mexican-style Dark Ale

A couple months ago, my friend Joe stopped through town on his way back to St. Louis from Chicago. He and I stopped at Destihl and had a few beers (I had Destihl St. Dekkera Reserve Bela Imperial Pilsner Sour Ale, Destihl Downstate Pale Ale, and Destihl Destihl Strawberry Blonde Ale), and after we were finished he reached into his car and pulled out several beers he had gotten in Chicago for me. I had heard of 5 Rabbit, but...

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447. Cigar City Brewing – Maduro Brown Ale
Jul31

447. Cigar City Brewing – Maduro Brown Ale

As I’ve mentioned in my last few posts, I’m at Madeira Beach in Florida on my family vacation.  Today we went to John’s Pass, a touristy area with lots of souvenir stores, ice cream spots, restaurants, and tours.  We walked along the boardwalk and stopped into The Hut Bar and Grille to rest and grab a bite to eat and drink. Location: On tap and served in a plastic cup at The Hut Bar & Grille at John’s Pass...

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402. 4 Hands Brewery – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
Mar02

402. 4 Hands Brewery – Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown

I’m in St. Louis this weekend to spend some time with my friend Joe.  The plan is to hit several microbreweries this weekend, as well as trade some homebrew.  I finally made it into town after a long day at work, and we headed out to Milagro Modern Mexican in Webster Groves.  They had several craft beers on tap, and I was looking forward to trying something from one of St. Louis’ newest microbreweries – 4 Hands....

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379. The Civil Life – American Brown Ale
Nov26

379. The Civil Life – American Brown Ale

I’m in St. Louis for Thanksgiving weekend and was able to sneak out of the house to pick up dinner along with a quick stop at two of St. Louis’ newest breweries – The Civil Life Brewing Company and Perennial Artisian Ales.  I was only able to run in for a second and pick up beer to go, so when I got in, I asked the bartender for a growler of whatever he recommended.  At the Civil Life, he chose the American Brown.  I...

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377. Flossmoor Station – Pullman Brown Ale
Nov14

377. Flossmoor Station – Pullman Brown Ale

I’m back at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL for our monthly ABNormal Brewers club meeting.  As usual, I went looking for something I haven’t had yet, and decided to go ahead and try this one. From the brewery, “This robust, dark brown ale gets its rich flavor from seven different malts and three types of hops. The addition of hand-toasted oats and a generous portion of molasses give the Pullman Brown Ale an...

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376. Rogue Ales – John John Hazelnut
Oct26

376. Rogue Ales – John John Hazelnut

Once again, I’m back at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, Illinois for our monthly steering meeting for the ABNormal Brewers.  It’s getting a bit chilly outside, so I thought I’d go for something a bit hearty.  Unfortunately, they had just run out of the Founders Breakfast Stout, so I thought I’d try this one. Location: Enjoyed a pint glass, at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL. Numbers:5% ABV, 13º PLATO, 34...

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373. Back Forty Beer Co – Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale
Aug31

373. Back Forty Beer Co – Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale

I’m in Birmingham, Alabama for work and we stopped at The J. Clyde for dinner and a few beers.  I was looking forward to trying a few local brews and had Good People Brewing’s Mumbai Rye IPA from the cask before dinner.  When dinner arrived – the beer cheese soup and the Gus Burger – I ordered another local brew from Back Forty Beer Co. Location: Enjoyed an regular pint glass at The J. Clyde in Birmingham,...

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351. Yazoo Brewing – Dos Perros Ale
Aug05

351. Yazoo Brewing – Dos Perros Ale

My wife is gone for the weekend and while my kids sit and watch a movie, I decided to grab a beer and relax after an afternoon at the children’s museum. I wasn’t exactly sure what this beer was, but it was given to me by my friend Joe, who liked it, and I thought I’d give it a shot. The label says, “Many Mexican beer styles today are descendents of old Austrian styles. When Austria ruled Mexico in the late 19th...

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349. Boulder Beer Co. – Flashback India-Style Brown Ale
Jul26

349. Boulder Beer Co. – Flashback India-Style Brown Ale

It’s a nice warm evening, and I’m out in the backyard grilling up a steak for dinner. I don’t know if it’s possible to grill without a beer in my hand, so I headed out to the fridge and thought I’d drink whatever I happened to grab.  Out popped this brew, which I purchased a couple months ago in a “mix-a-six” pack at the local liquor store. Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, in a Sam Adams...

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338. Ferguson Brewing – Pecan Brown Ale
Jun06

338. Ferguson Brewing – Pecan Brown Ale

After playing in a golf tournament today and having a bunch of Bud Select and an Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale, Joe and I headed over to Ferguson Brewing company for a beer.  Joe told me that along with their Imperial Vanilla Bourbon Porter (which wasn’t available), they’re known for this beer.  The bartender was awesome, giving us samples of at least 4 other beers on tap.  Even better, after...

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337. Alexander Keith’s – Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale
Jun06

337. Alexander Keith’s – Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale

If you’ve read my last few posts, you know that I’ve been in St. Louis, MO and Columbia, MO on a sort of guys weekend.  It’s been filled with microbreweries and golf.  Today I’m in St. Louis playing in a charity golf tournament.  On our way past the clubhouse, these lovely ladies were serving assorted Anheuser Busch InBev beers, but this one caught my eye.  I’m not sure if it’s owned by them, but...

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335. Broadway Brewery – Nut Brown Ale
Jun04

335. Broadway Brewery – Nut Brown Ale

After a great day yesterday, hitting 4 microbreweries in St. Louis, I’m in Columbia, MO today for a golf tournament.  We’ve already had a long day with a ton of Bud Select on the course, and now we’re out for a few beers at Broadway Brewery.  For my first beer, I had the Broadway Brewery APA, but didn’t realize that I had already done a review of that beer when I was in town for the same golf tournament last...

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329. Urban Chestnut – Winged Nut
Jun03

329. Urban Chestnut – Winged Nut

After having an awesome lunch at The Shaved Duck, my friend Joe took me to the first stop of our “mini-micro” tour of St. Louis – Urban Chestnut.  It’s a microbrewery that opened in January near the St. Louis University campus.  Founders Florian Kuplent and David Wolfe started it after leaving Anheuser-Busch when it was bought out by InBev.  I’ve heard good things about them and was really looking forward...

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320. Bell’s Brewing – Wild One Sour Brown Ale Draft
May07

320. Bell’s Brewing – Wild One Sour Brown Ale Draft

This weekend, I’m in Kalamazoo, Michigan, traveling with my dad to see my sister’s football game. She plays professional women’s tackle football for the St. Louis Slam, and is here playing the Western Michigan Mayhem. We got into town early and I was really looking forward to stopping at Bell’s Eccentric Café for lunch and visiting their store to pick up some Bell’s beer and gear. The Eccentric Café had a...

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318. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Nutty Brewnette Draft
May03

318. BJ’s Brewhouse McAllen, TX – Nutty Brewnette Draft

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, I’m in McAllen, Texas for work for a couple days.  We were actually in McAllen almost exactly a year ago, and during that trip, we discovered BJ’s Brewhouse.  That’s when I was able to try their Piranha Pale Ale and Jeremiah Red Irish Strong Ale.  I remembered the atmosphere and food were nice and the beer was decent, so we decided to stop here again for dinner before heading...

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313. Lazy Magnolia – Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale Draft
Apr26

313. Lazy Magnolia – Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale Draft

I’m in Nashville for work and went to the Flying Saucer for dinner to hopefully try a couple new beers.  They had a ton of beers on tap (as you can see a small sample of their enormous tap wall in the picture here).  The bartender was great, letting me sample 4-5 different beers before finally making my selection.  After dinner, this sounded like a good one to have as a beer dessert, as the menu said, “Southern Pecan Nut...

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269. Tommyknocker Brewery – Imperial Nut Brown Ale
Feb03

269. Tommyknocker Brewery – Imperial Nut Brown Ale

I was at the liquor store several months back and found this one.  I remember their Nut Brown Ale being pretty good when we stopped by the brewery several years back.  So, when I saw an imperial version, and when I read that it was, “Brewed with pure maple syrup,” I knew I had to give it a try. I have no idea how old it was when I bought it, but it’s been in the beer fridge for about a year, so even from the outside...

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