Category Archives: Brew Review

Blue Collar Brew – Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale

Last week, I picked up a sixer of an IPA to write about. I got to thinking (which usually gets me in trouble) that maybe another IPA was not a good choice coming off of DFH’s Liquid Truth Serum IPA … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA

I forgot how I first learned of this beer. I was doing a search on Dogfish Head’s website looking for something new that they may have brewed. What led me there is what’s forgotten. In DFH’s Beer category I spotted … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

Another Joliet trip and I was scanning beer shelves at Cardinal again, looking for another Christmas beer. I was still in the spirit and was looking for something I hadn’t had. There’s a Slink going up tomorrow in the Beer … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Bell’s Christmas Ale – 2017

I had the inkling to perhaps get into the Christmas spirit this early in the month. Off to Joliet for some fine craft beer selections in number. Destination was Cardinal as usual. I found my starting point at the head … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – 2017 Founders Backwoods Bastard

I caught wind of Founders‘ usual November release, Backwoods Bastard. I found it on the shelf at my local beer place earlier today. How fortunate. I even had enough money to afford it. Backwoods Bastard is one of Founders’ barrel … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – War Pigs Foggy Geezer Hazy India Pale Ale

A quick trip to Cardinal beer store in Joliet. I can usually score something tasty almost every visit. But their parking lot is so small and the store is so busy, getting in and out can sometimes be a hassle. … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury Belgian Inspired Dark Ale

Tonight’s beer candidate was new shipment just in at Route 6 Liquors in Channahon. It was a beer from Bell’s out of Kalamazoo, Michigan called Hell Hath No Fury. It was a Belgian inspired dark ale according to the label … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Odell Rupture Fresh Grind Ale

While going through the Beer Street Journal online recently, I spotted a beer that sounded odd in an interesting sort of way. The beer was brewed by Odell Brewing out of Fort Collins, CO. It was called Rupture Fresh Grind … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial India Pale Ale

Earlier today, I made a trek up to Joliet’s Cardinal Liquors. I hadn’t been there in quite some time. Wonder if anything had changed. Sure as shit, there was a big section of beer boxes all piled on top of … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Deschutes Swivelhead Red India Style Red Ale

This Saturday, I promised myself to stay away from those ridiculously high ABV beers and settle for something more mainstream, yet different. No Oktoberfest beers and no pumpkin beers. I decided to stay local and spent some time at Four … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – The Bruery Mash & Coconut Imperial Brown Ale – 2017

I was reading the Beer Street Journal online when an article caught my eye. It was about a new release from The Bruery called Mash & Coconut. Read it here. (Note: I missed the details at the bottom.) I remember … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – – Founders DKML Imperial Malt Liquor

I walked into my local nottle shop earlier this week and heard my name called. “We got your beer, the one you asked for.” It could only be Founders’ new release, DKML Imperial Malt Liquor. Sure as shit, there was … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA

I had pounded out over 600 words about the beer I was reviewing for tonight. It was all done except for placing the images. Two hours of formulating sentences, looking up links for insertion and gathering info. Something happened during … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Ommegang Game of Thrones Bend the Knee Golden Ale

I visited the Route 6 Liquors bottle shop for a list of their new brews in order to update their Beer Menus account. It looked like all of the stuff was still in boxes stacked by the front door. Sue, … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Solemn Oath Ultra High Frequency American Double Red Ale

Saturday afternoon found me staring at beer bottle labels at the Cardinal shop in Joliet. This time the roads were quite manageable unlike last weekend. I noticed that there were a lot more beers being sold in cans. Beer in … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Brew – Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse Ale

I decided to take an early afternoon trek in the opposite direction from the bustle of Joliet and go west, old man to Ottawa. Less traffic, wider vistas(beans, corn, beans, corn, ad nauseam.) It was a cooler day, windows halfway … Continue reading

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