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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