812. Trappistes Rochefort – 8 Belgian Ale
Jul04

812. Trappistes Rochefort – 8 Belgian Ale

It’s been quite a while since I last posted. I’ve been enjoying a lot of beers, but just not taking the time to sit down and write a review. By starting this blog, I’ve learned how much I enjoy beer, but how writing about every beer I drink is kind of inhibiting. I’ve also had several problems with WordPress, the blog platform this is built on, but I won’t bore you with that. Since it’s the 4th of...

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565. The Abby St. Sixtus – Westvleteren XII
Mar26

565. The Abby St. Sixtus – Westvleteren XII

I’m sure my upcoming heart surgery will go just fine, but before I go, I wanted to make sure I had this beer. It’s considered by many to be one of, if not, the best beer in the world, and is on the list of “1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die.” It’s one of the most coveted beers by all beer geeks. I was fortunate enough to get a six pack brick when they went on a once-in-a-lifetime sale here in the...

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393. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Abt 12
Feb03

393. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Abt 12

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m out at happy hour with my coworkers, celebrating my move into a new position within the company.  After the New Belgium Belgo IPA, I decided to try this beer they had on draft.  I’ve always seen it ranked fairly high, and have heard good things about it, so I wanted to give it a try. Location: Enjoyed the draft beer in a tulip glass, at Medici in Normal, IL. Numbers: 10.5% ABV, ~ 306...

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343. Charleville Vineyards & Microbrewery – Box of Chocolate
Jul02

343. Charleville Vineyards & Microbrewery – Box of Chocolate

As I mentioned in my review of 2nd Shift’s Wheat Freak, my wife and I are out with Joe and his wife. After dinner, we decided to head over to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square for desserts and drinks.  Fortunately for me (and Joe), a couple local breweries brew beers specifically for this bar.  Joe recommended this one, so that’s what I started with. Location: On tap at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in St....

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