684. Full Sail Brewing – Reserve 1999 Mercator Doppelbock
Mar14

684. Full Sail Brewing – Reserve 1999 Mercator Doppelbock

Thank God it’s Friday. It’s been a very rough week at work, and this weekend is my daughter’s birthday. So, tomorrow we’re having a bunch of kids at a party at Chuck E Cheese, and then a family party tomorrow night. When cleaning out the beer fridge a couple weeks ago, I uncovered this beer from my “Cuisinternship” at Full Sail Brewing a couple years ago. At the time, John Harris (who’s now...

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531. Capital Brewery – Autumnal Fire Doppelbock 2010
Feb01

531. Capital Brewery – Autumnal Fire Doppelbock 2010

If you’re a regular reader, you know I found a streak of older beers in a corner of my beer fridge. I think I left this beer sitting there for a while because I knew it could stand up to a little bit of age. This beer was actually sent to me by Kirby Nelson, the (now former) brewmaster at Capital Brewing, after I reviewed their Fest Seasonal Beer as part of my Oktoberfest Challenge. I really appreciated him taking the time to...

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525. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co – Braumeister Selekt Weizen Eisbock
Jan20

525. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co – Braumeister Selekt Weizen Eisbock

Back in September, I received a package from Gordon Biersch Brewing Company with this Bottle of beer, and cool glass to match. Gordon Biersch released this beer starting in October in a limited supply in 9 states. According to the brewery,weizenbock’s historical roots began as a mistake – a brewer at the Kulmbach Brewery in Germany accidentally left kegs of bock outside during cold days, freezing the water out of the beer,...

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444. Birra Moretti – Birra Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto
Jul28

444. Birra Moretti – Birra Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto

My family and I arrived in Florida today on our family vacation. We rented a condo on Madeira Beach. After getting in this afternoon, we dumped our stuff at the condo and went for a drive north toward Clearwater. After exploring for a bit, we were hungry, and used Yelp to help us find Cristino’s. It’s an italian restaurant which reviews said made great pizza. They were right! Since it was hot, I started with a Peroni, and...

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362. Capital Brewing – Square Series Weizen Doppelbock
Aug26

362. Capital Brewing – Square Series Weizen Doppelbock

I’ve mentioned that I’m at¬†¬†the¬†Bruegala beer festival¬†and they have several special release beers available. ¬†These are beers that are tough to find around these parts (Central Illinois) and are part of a limited quantity at the event. ¬†Ever since I was contacted by the Brewmaster at Capital Brewery, Kirby Nelson, last year, I’ve tried more of their beers. ¬†So, when I saw this one was available at the event, I went...

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273. Goose Island – Aviator Doppelbock Draft
Feb10

273. Goose Island – Aviator Doppelbock Draft

After going to uptown and Maggie Miley’s for a happy hour for a co-worker, I headed downtown to Fat Jack’s for a Goose Island “mini invasion.” ¬†They had taken over 12 of the taps there with different Goose Island beers. ¬†Unfortunately, by the time I got there, they were out of their imperial IPA. ¬†There didn’t seem to be much for my hop craving, so I decided to try this one. Numbers: 7.6% ABV Appearance...

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213. New Holland Brewing – Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock Lager Draft
Oct28

213. New Holland Brewing – Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock Lager Draft

After our ABNormal Brewers steering meeting, I stopped at Medici for a quick drink to get a beer which would meet my goal toward my Oktoberfest Challenge, and get another punch on my Wednesday Warriors card.¬† While I’m now only 2 Wednesdays away from becoming a Wednesday Warrior, I was not able to find a beer to meet my challenge for today.¬† While I’m again bummed about falling short in my quest, I did enjoy stumbling...

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201. Tin Mill Brewing – Dopplebock Draft
Oct16

201. Tin Mill Brewing – Dopplebock Draft

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, we were in Hermann, MO for their Oktoberfest celebration.¬† In the midst of all of the wineries, there was Tin Mill Brewing, so my fellow beer-loving friend and I enjoyed a few beers here while our wives headed back over to the winery.¬† I didn’t have a whole lot of faith in Tin Mill’s beers after having their Oktoberfest, however, I thought I’d go ahead and give their dopplebock...

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