Category Archives: beer

Blue Collar Brew – Bell’s Roundhouse India Red Ale

The ice of the last few days was gone. The sun was shining. I decided to make a beer run not to Joliet, but rather in the opposite direction to Ottawa. Herman’s was at the end of the line that … Continue reading

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Nelly Beer – fave

Doesn’t seem to play on mobile  devices. This is the most insulting, insensitive, unPC beer ad. I think it’s damn funny. It’s no longer on YouTube. I had to resort to EBaum to get the embed code. Don’t kill the … Continue reading

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Beer explosion in slo-mo

We torch a bottle of Heineken with a giant blowtorch and film it in ultra slow motion. This was a very unexpected but uniform explosion and we figured everyone would enjoy this clip.

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Bell’s shipping Hopslam today

Read this and carry on.

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Half Acre Navaja Double India Pale Ale

I had run across a blurb somewhere about a beer from Southern Tier called Choklat Oranj. I remembered that their Choklat stout had the best tasting chocolate flavors of all the ones tried. Now they’ve added an orange flavor to … Continue reading

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Refrigerator magnets

Nice idea when it’s necessary to suspend your barley beverages from the fridge ceiling. Gravity works just as well in the opposite direction and at no cost. A true beer drinker will have a separate fridge for bottled craft beer. … Continue reading

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Big beer ads – faves

Farmer’s daughter Bud Light sausage

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Heretic Evil Cousin

We’ll pick up the ball where it was downed last week and run another play with a beer from Jamil and the brewing brothers and sisters at Heretic Brewing. Last week Heretic Evil Twin was first tasted and enjoyed for … Continue reading

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WSJ reviews PicoBrew

Hats off to Seth for staying with it in this rather uncomfortable situation. Also, a machine that brews beer. Maybe Mr. Beer would be a better idea. [4:06]

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Beer currency – fave

Beer as currency. Toohey’s has it all figured out.

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Heretic Evil Twin

A number of factors came together over Friday-Saturday that, for me, were very serendipitous (lucky.) Friday night our homebrew club met and during the course of the evening, one member brought two different beers from the same brewery to pass … Continue reading

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Torching a Heineken

Guys torch a bottle of Heineken with a huge blowtorch and record it in ultra slow motion. And of course:

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That one beer snob

Some beer drinkers become over zealous evangelists. That Thing more info.

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Flying Dog Bee Beer

I paid a visit to the Route 6 Liquors in Channahon on Friday to get the update for their Beer Menus. The owner lady pointed out three of the newbies and I quickly scribbled down names and packaging and prices. … Continue reading

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Frankly speaking

This Saturday night was Dark Saturday at my son’s house. In his giant heated garage he held a 6-year vertical tasting of Dark Lord, 3Floyds’ Russian imperial stout. A few close friends were invited as well as the brothers and … Continue reading

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Cook a turkey in a beer keg

A better way to cook trash can turkey is to use a beer keg. Beer keg turkey sounds a lot better. The way the top fits on the bottom must have been tricky to get working.

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