578. Anheuser-Busch InBev – Busch Light
Jun23

578. Anheuser-Busch InBev – Busch Light

There’s something about great burgers and cheap beer (see my recent post on the Stag I had at Booche’s) that I love. and I’m not afraid to say I love Booche’s burgers. However, it’s 4 hours away in Columbia, MO, so it’s a rare treat. I was told about a place around here (Central IL) that supposedly has great burgers as well – Green Gables. It was a 15 minute drive from home, and I was...

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575. New Belgium Brewing – Hop Kitchen – Hoppy Bock Lager
May31

575. New Belgium Brewing – Hop Kitchen – Hoppy Bock Lager

As I mentioned in my last few posts, I’m in Columbia, Missouri, home of my alma mater, for an alumni golf tournament. My friend Bill and I have already stopped at Booche’s for a burger and a Stag Beer, as well as Flatbranch, where I had their Red Wheat. Now we’re at Addison’s Bar and Grill meeting up with our friend Tom. I haven’t heard of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen line, but thought this beer...

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573. Pabst Brewing – Stag
May31

573. Pabst Brewing – Stag

This weekend I’m in Columbia, MO, home of my alma mater, the University of Missouri, for a fraternity golf tournament. I met up with my friend Bill and we hit one of my favorite food spots in town – Booches. I absolutely love their little cheeseburgers, and it’s a must for me when I hit Columbia. It’s also kind of a divey, pool-hall kinda place that serves cheap beers like this one.  Therefore, to enjoy the...

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558. Bell’s Brewery – Lager of the Lakes
Mar20

558. Bell’s Brewery – Lager of the Lakes

My wife and son are out tonight, and I’m relaxing at home with my daughter. She’s playing in the basement, so I thought I’d take the chance to do another review. I can’t remember if I picked up this beer on a trip to the brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan last year, or if I got it in a mixed six pack at the local liquor store. Either way, the bottle has a batch number of 10204 on it. The label says, ” As...

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520. Dixie Brewery – Jazz Amber Light Beer
Jan12

520. Dixie Brewery – Jazz Amber Light Beer

It’s a bit of a lazy Saturday, and I spent the morning taking down the Christmas lights. Like I mentioned in my last review – Abita Restoration Pale Ale – this is yet another older beer I found in my beer fridge that I picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack last December on a work trip to New Orleans. The bottle says, ” At only 92 calories, this award-winning beer retains the taste and character of...

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503. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – 25th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner
Dec20

503. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – 25th Anniversary Imperial Pilsner

Like the other Pennsylvania Brewing Company beers I’ve had, this one was given to me by my dad and sister after their trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They stopped at Penn brewery for dinner, and bought me a few beers. When my sister told the waiter about my blog, he gave her a few extra beers for me, including this one. So, as we get our first few inches of snow this year, accompanied by 50 mile-per-hour winds outside,...

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499. Anheuser Busch InBev – Bud Light Platinum
Nov15

499. Anheuser Busch InBev – Bud Light Platinum

I’m in St. Louis for work, and went out to dinner with my dad, who lives there. We went out to Texas Roadhouse for some steak, and I thought I’d have a beer with dinner. The selection was mostly macrobrews… well, I remember when this one came out, there was quite the buzz about it, so I thought I’d give this beer a try and see if it lives up to the marketing hype. Location: Enjoyed in the bottle at Texas...

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497. Dixie Brewing – Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager
Nov08

497. Dixie Brewing – Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

I looked into the beer fridge and thought I’d dig around a little bit. I found a mixed six pack of beers I picked up on a work trip to New Orleans several months ago. This one looked most interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try. The bottle says, “Inspired by old world brewing methods, this bewitching all malt brew is a darkly rich, exotic lager, crafted with a touch of magical New Orleans spirit.”...

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496. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – Penn Dark Lager Beer
Nov06

496. Pennsylvania Brewing Co. – Penn Dark Lager Beer

I mentioned it when I had earlier beers from Penn Brewery – Penn Weizen, Penn Oktoberfest Lager, and Penn Overlook IPA – but my dad and sister were in Pittsburgh several weeks ago and brought back several beers for me. As I sit here and watch the presidential election coverage this evening, I felt like it was time for a beer. If you watched the presidential hype on election night, you probably agree with me. I went to the...

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455. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma / Heineken – Indio
Sep01

455. Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma / Heineken – Indio

A little over a month ago, I was contacted by a PR firm representing this beer.  They were having an event in Chicago to introduce the beer to the U.S., but I was on vacation and couldn’t attend.  So, they sent me a few of these beers to try and review here on this blog.  I also brought a couple to my homebrew club meeting for folks there to try and get feedback from them as well. Location: Poured into a curved pint glass from...

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454. Asia Pacific Breweries – Tiger Beer
Aug31

454. Asia Pacific Breweries – Tiger Beer

It’s the start of the Labor Day weekend, and we decided to get Chinese food for dinner.  I stopped at Mandarin Garden in Normal, IL to order and take it home.  While I waited, I decided to go to the bar for a beer.  I think this was the only beer on the menu I hadn’t had yet, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Location: Poured into a small glass from the bottle at Mandarin Garden in Normal, IL. Numbers: 5% ABV, ~ 160...

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451. Florida Beer Co – Florida Lager
Aug10

451. Florida Beer Co – Florida Lager

It’s just a lazy Saturday, and I’m digging into some of the beers that I picked up during my vacation to Florida last week.  I already had my last Cigar City Jai Alai.  When I found this one at the grocery store in Flordia, I wasn’t exactly sure how great it was going to be, but I thought I’d give it a shot. Besides, what’s better in hot weather than a nice clean lager, right? Location: Poured into a...

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