Category Archives: beer

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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Blue Collar Brew Review – Surly Abrasive Ale

I decided to take a leisurely jaunt to Plainfield and visit Binny’s beer joint. Traffic seemed to comprised of about 85% females all with different and erratic driving habits. There was however, one or two fist waving guys in a … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Alchemist The Crusher DIPA and Focal Banger IPA

I mulled an idea around in my head all week. When I attended our local homebrew club meeting on Friday, it was then that I was convinced that my idea was a good idea and Saturday evening would be well … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew Review – North Coast Old Stock Ale

I had stopped in the local bottle shop and spotted a name I haven’t seen on the shelf in a few years. It was North Coast Old Stock Ale. The last time I partook of an Old Stock was back … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Alchemist Heady Topper

I have been in a state of utter beer bliss the entire last week after receiving a package via FedEx last Tuesday. It was half of a beer trade between an SPT reader and myself. Reader John was from New … Continue reading

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When you turn down a beer…

…you risk having your friends turn on you. The Scots have their way. Aussies are the best.

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