653. Brauerei Hirt – Hirter Morchl
Jan17

653. Brauerei Hirt – Hirter Morchl

It started out to be a bit of a challenging day, but it’s ending pretty good. We bought a new car today – a Toyota Highlander – and took the new car out to dinner to celebrate. We went to CJ’s to get some good deep dish pizza, and I was shocked to see this beer… on draft. Apparently they were having an Oktoberfest in January celebration, so they had this and German food on the menu. I also love that it...

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650. Mother Earth Brewing – Dark Cloud Munich-Style Dunkel Lager
Jan11

650. Mother Earth Brewing – Dark Cloud Munich-Style Dunkel Lager

It’s been a nice Saturday, running a few errands and watching Mizzou beat Auburn in basketball. I’m caught up on beer reviews, so it’s time to enjoy a couple beers from the fridge this evening. I thought I’d start the night with this beer my sister brought back for me from her trip to Asheville, NC a few months ago. It says it was bottled on 022513. Thanks to my friend Joe, I’ve had a beer from Mother...

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272. Warsteiner Brauerei – Warsteiner Premium Dunkel Draft
Feb10

272. Warsteiner Brauerei – Warsteiner Premium Dunkel Draft

Tonight I’m at Maggie Miley’s in Normal, IL for a happy hour for a coworker (@ChristyBerka) who is moving on to bigger and better things.  So, as you can see by my photo, we went out to raise a glass to her.  This bar always seems to have Warsteiner on tap, and they always serve it in a huge glass, so I went for the Dunkel. Numbers: 4.9% ABV Appearance & Aroma: As you can see, it had a nice sized, creamy, lightly...

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101. Full Sail Brewing – Dunkopple Draft
Jul20

101. Full Sail Brewing – Dunkopple Draft

It was another incredible day at Full Sail Brewing. Today I helped out in the cellar area, cleaning, moving hoses, transferring beer, transferring yeast, etc. Then I got to move back up to the brew deck to help brew the IPA – including dumping in over 260 lbs of hops (and those were just the hops added at the end of the boil). Since brewmaster Jamie Emmerson had sat down with me yesterday and gone over all of Full Sail’s...

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33. Brauerei Göss – Gösser Dark Beer
May11

33. Brauerei Göss – Gösser Dark Beer

Yes, I’ve been traveling a ton these past few weeks, I’ve got a project that is last second preparation for a big meeting, so it’s forced us to jet set around the country. Today, we’re in Miami, and on the way to the airport, we searched the GPS for brewpub and found Fritz and Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables. The menu was full of German and Austrian food and biers. I didn’t recognize several of the beers,...

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