Category Archives: beer

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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Blue Collar Brew Review – Orkney Skull Splitter

I decided to swing my truck around the other way this nice autumn Saturday, and pointed it west down I-80 headed for Herman’s in Ottawa. The drive is about the same length of time and distance as to Joliet, but … Continue reading

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The Hipster Chef’s Microbrewery

Hipster Chef ditches his restaurant and opens the one business where he won’t be surrounded by hipsters: a microbrewery.

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AB InBev swallows up Northern Brewer

Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires Northern Brewer & Midwest Supplies, two sources for homebrewing supplies across the country. Is nothing sacred? Let me be the first to call them Beer Nazis. Read here.

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Blue Collar Brew Review – New Holland Tasmanian Hatter Galaxy IPA

It was Saturday afternoon and I was at the beer store in Joliet again. I was relatively early, traffic was light, the weather was nice, so I decided to take my time. A couple of beers caught my eye, one … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew Review – Elysian Space Dust IPA

Last Sunday, our family members gathered at #1 son’s house to wish him the best on his birthday. A short while into the afternoon, It was suggested that we go out to eat at a place where #1 said had … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew Review – 3 Floyds Zombie Dust

Note: This post is out of sequence from normal because of a birthday, a special gift and a brewery visit. It will become apparent below. Friday was a semi-family get together. My #1 son will be celebrating a birthday on … Continue reading

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Monday fave

The best beer ad ever made – Thirsty for Beer

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