691. Samuel Adams – New World Tripel
Mar27

691. Samuel Adams – New World Tripel

It’s been a day filled with anxiety at work (for both me and my wife) and so, when the day was done, I had to crack open a big beer. I put this in the fridge a week or so ago, wanting to get some of the larger bottles out of the boxes in the garage. This bottle was part of a three pack of special Sam Adams Barrel Room Collection beers I found at Sam’s Club just after Christmas. I already had the Thirteenth Hour Belgian...

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652. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Tripel Abbey Ale
Jan13

652. Brouwerij St. Bernardus – St. Bernardus Tripel Abbey Ale

I’m not going to my homebrew club meeting tonight, so I thought I’d enjoy a couple of good ones tonight. I bought this one last year when I bought the Westy 12. It came in a gift pack with three different St. Bernardus beers and a couple of glasses. I already had the Abt 12, which I actually preferred a bit more than the Westvleteren 12, so I was looking forward to trying this one too. The bottle had a date of 17 08 15 on...

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635. New Belgium – Lips of Faith Heavenly Feijoa Tripel
Dec11

635. New Belgium – Lips of Faith Heavenly Feijoa Tripel

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, I’m out to dinner with my friend Joe, who is in town for work this week. We’re at Medici in Normal for dinner and a few craft beers. After dinner, I was looking for something flavorful and interesting to try as an almost dessert beer. I’ve had a few beers in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series and felt like a sour beer might fit the bill. Location: On tap and served in...

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345. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde
Jul12

345. Unibroue – La Fin du Monde

I’m at our homebrew club meeting this evening, and we just finished up discussing hops and sampling several of the single hopped versions of Sam Adams Latitude 48.  Someone mentioned they had imports at the bar cheap tonight, and it turned out that this Unibroue was on the list. Location: Enjoyed the bottled beer, served in a tulip glass, at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 9% ABV, 19 IBUs, 5.5 SRM, 225  Calories...

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262. Green Flash Brewing – Le Freak Ale
Jan11

262. Green Flash Brewing – Le Freak Ale

I announce each of my posts on Twitter (@1KBeers), and recently got a suggestion via Twitter from @Lauren_BILLYves – who as it turns out, is Lauren Hinkley, the daughter of Green Flash Brewing founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley.  Obviously, she suggested I try a brew from Green Flash Brewing, and specifically, Le Freak.  The bottle says, “Extreme ale converging San Diego-style imperial pale ale and Belgian-style...

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