Category Archives: opinion

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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Frankly Happy New Year

As I start typing this epistle, there’s about a half hour to go before 2016 turns into 2017. Once again, we’ll all have problems for two weeks or more getting use to the new date on documents. 2016 was a … Continue reading

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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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Frankly, Ho ho ho

Boys and girls, moms and dads, brewing brothers and sisters, it’s Christmas eve and this old man will be taking most of this evening off in preparation for tomorrow’s festivities. Just clearing my head. The whole fam damily will attend … Continue reading

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This time of year, thoughts turn to the last big holiday of the year, Christmas. We all have to buy something for somebody. Then there are Secret Santas, ginger bread cookies, winter beers, Christmas beers, fruitcake (does anyone really eat … Continue reading

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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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I got started late and everything got compounded from there. Family members showed up for a little over 2 hours. Lots of laughter and loudness. Review was late, Weekly Babes were late. Then the site shit itself for about 20 … Continue reading

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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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Last weekend’s Dark Lord vertical tasting was an outstanding experience. It was amazing to detect the subtle differences in taste of the dark stout year over year. The only year’s edition that was not on the same plane was the … Continue reading

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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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I’ve been trying to come to a decision about this site, its load speed, available browsers and perhaps a transition to another hosting service. Early this week I visited a popular website for young adults and I noticed that their … Continue reading

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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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There has been no further activity related to my post on the WP forum about site load time. Zilch. Meanwhile, I’ve been experimenting with our site load times versus different browsers and got some surprising results. (Sounded like a click-bait … 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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Hail to the Chief! Pfft!

In one of my weaker moments Thursday night, I decided to put together a little shit post about the character that the US populace elected to lead us. This will be one of the very rare political posts on this … Continue reading

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I have been dwelling on a website issue now for a couple of weeks. The slow load times are really pissing me off. Thank the deity I’m not a violent man. As you may recall, I went into an online … Continue reading

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