757. Pollyanna Brewing – Imperial Black Saison
Jan18

757. Pollyanna Brewing – Imperial Black Saison

It’s Sunday and I’ve spent most of the day working on computer issues. My computer is to the point I have to reinstall the operating system and basically start over. Therefore, I really needed to crack this open. If you follow the blog, the last time I had a beer from Pollyanna Brewing Co, I was at Beer House Chicago where they were having a special event. I won a growler and a fill. So I finally stopped in a couple weeks...

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671. Asheville Brewer’s Alliance / Green Man – 2013 Hoppy Saison
Feb06

671. Asheville Brewer’s Alliance / Green Man – 2013 Hoppy Saison

We just got back from looking at a house we might buy and now we’re making pizza and settling in to watch the first night of the Olympics. Home buying is stressful and so I needed a beer when I got home. My sister brought this beer back for me from her vacation in Asheville, NC. It’s a collaboration beer from all the breweries in Asheville. It’s a limited release of only 999 bottles, so my sister felt this would be a...

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430. 4 Hands Brewing – Prunus Saison
May25

430. 4 Hands Brewing – Prunus Saison

I’m in St. Louis for the weekend, visiting my dad and taking the kids to the zoo.  Since the kids had the day off school, I took the day off work and took them to the zoo.  However, my wife had to work and is taking the train in to meet us.  I headed downtown to pick her up fron the train station, and since her train was delayed a half hour, I stopped in at 4 Hands to have a drink and pick up a growler to go.  According to the...

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384. Perennial Artisan Ales – Fresh Hop Red Saison
Dec10

384. Perennial Artisan Ales – Fresh Hop Red Saison

As I mentioned in a previous post, when I reviewed The Civil Life’s American Brown Ale, I was in St. Louis over the Thanksgiving holiday and stopped at a couple of breweries.  The second brewery I stopped at was Perennial Artisan Ales and picked up this growler, along with a few other bottled beers.  Now that I’m home, I finally got a chance to sit down and evaluate this beer. Location: Enjoyed a pint glass from a growler,...

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374. Yellowhammer Brewing – Saison de Détente
Aug31

374. Yellowhammer Brewing – Saison de Détente

We finished our meal at The J. Clyde in Birmingham, Alabama, and, after having local brews from Good People Brewing and Back Forty Beer Co., I thought I’d have one more local beer to finish off the evening. According to the brewery description, “This summer seasonal is a medium gravity beer with a complex character. We combine two types of European malts along with a blend of noble European and American hops. The beer is...

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274. Goose Island – Pepe Nero Draft
Feb10

274. Goose Island – Pepe Nero Draft

As I mentioned in my last post, I was at Fat Jack’s in downtown Bloomington, IL for a Goose Island “mini invasion” where they had taken over 12 taps there.  I met up with my friend Fred, who had just finished teaching a homebrewing class at the community college.  He was in a good mood, so he bought me this round.  Since he was buying I told him to pick what I should have (and I knew I could count on him to pick...

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116. The Bruery – 7 Grain Saison Draft
Jul22

116. The Bruery – 7 Grain Saison Draft

After the morning’s festivities from the brunch and parade to tapping the first keg and sipping on the Super Jube, it was time to start trying some beers I could only get in that part of the country.  I had watched a Basic Brewing Video from last year’s GABF, and one of the people had talked about some great beers from The Bruery, so I thought I’d give theirs a try first.  They brought their 7 Grain Saison.  For each...

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114. Full Sail Brewing – Saison a Pleine Voile Draft
Jul21

114. Full Sail Brewing – Saison a Pleine Voile Draft

After a long day brewing, and a fun day at the Oregon Brewers Festival Brewmasters Dinner, one of the guys from Full Sail took me to the EastBurn, a pub there in Portland.  It was a cool place with some nice Oregon beers on tap, and after trying the Deschutes Miss Spelt, I was brought a Full Sail Saison a Pleine Voile.  I was told it meant, Saison of Full Sail in French.  Since I thought the Miss Spelt tasted a bit like a Saison, I...

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