Ecliptic Brewing – Spica Hefepils
Mar04

Ecliptic Brewing – Spica Hefepils

It’s an awesome Saturday afternoon outside and as I crack open this beer and reheat leftover pizza, the biggest decision I have to make is whether to watch the NCAA basketball tournament or the National Lampoon’s Vacation marathon on AMC.  This beer was sent to me by my friend Betty who lives up in the Northwest. When I won the brewmaster “Cuisinternship” with Full Sail Brewing, I brewed with John Harris, a well known brewer (who also...

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Pyramid Brewing – Thunderhead IPA
Jan01

Pyramid Brewing – Thunderhead IPA

I’ve been busy today, while my wife has been napping because she’s not feeling very good. The weather is finally starting to get a little bit better, and it’s a really nice day outside. So, I decided to sit down, enjoy the sunlight in the kitchen, and have this beer. I got this bottle from my friend Betty, who lives in Tacoma, Washington and Portland, Oregon. She sent it as a housewarming/new job gift. Location: Poured into a pint...

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The Grand Canyon Brewing Co. – Winter Bourbon Barrel Bomber
Nov03

The Grand Canyon Brewing Co. – Winter Bourbon Barrel Bomber

I received this beer from the brewery last year and saw that it had a “flavor bomb” on the inside.  Therefore, I decided to wait a while and let the flavor soak into it a little bit – especially since it was a bourbon barrel flavor.  I finally opened it tonight after watching the local team (Illinois State University) lose in the national championship today. I’m working on work stuff tonight but thought I’d quit and have a beer to...

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Beer Lover’s Gift Guide
Jun12

The Ultimate Father’s Day Beer Lover’s Gift Guide

If you’re looking for something for that beer geek in your family, and don’t want to get them some Beer Boxers, then here are more than a few ideas.  If you are the beer geek in the family, perhaps you could leave this list lying around or leave it up on your computer screen for someone to find. Great Craft Beer Well, the most obvious gift for the beer geek is beer.  If you’re not familiar with craft beer, a good rule of thumb would...

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Canned Craft Beer Contest Winners
Feb05

Canned Craft Beer Contest Winners

One of the newest things sweeping American brewing is canned craft beer, and the second annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival competition was held yesterday in Chandler, Arizona.  While we have our own favorite canned craft beers – including our Top 10 canned craft beers for summer- the competition awarded a top three in nine different categories, which included beers from 40 different craft breweries.  The winners included: GOLD...

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