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Stroh's American Lager

Stroh’s American Lager

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Despite having a long history with German roots, this beer is just like every other standard Macro adjunct lager in the market. ¬†Formerly located in Detroit, Michigan it become one of American’s well known lager beers. ¬†While the “brewing tradition” might not have changed, unfortunately the quality did. Taking a look at this beer it […] ... [Read more]

Weston O’Malley’s Festival Ale

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After contacting a Weston rep to get to the bottom of some of their beers, which I recently purchased when I was in Missouri for a wedding, I learned that this Festival Ale, what they call an Irish Style Brown Ale, is named for a 2006 festival held in Weston, MO, during which this recipe […] ... [Read more]

Trout River Hoppin’ Mad Trout Pale Ale

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Recently I was given an assortment of beers from Vermont … beers I can’t get here in Illinois. The other night, after a long and stressful day at work, I pulled one out of the fridge at random, and looked down to see a Trout River Pale Ale in my hand. I was excited … […] ... [Read more]

Corona Extra

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You may remember me from such venues as television advertising, summer vacation, and the Mexican NASCAR series. I am the number one imported beer in the United States. I am Corona. You’ve already had me. That’s right, kids … you’ve already had me. Tonight’s sudsy companion is accompanying me on a walk through Beef Brisket […] ... [Read more]

Old Style Lager

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Tonight, I came home and I needed a beer. It was one of those days. A million things going on at work, hardly any time to focus on anything but work. No time to catch my breath. My computer was being slow all day, it was just awful. I used to work construction: people in […] ... [Read more]

Haandbryggeriet Nissefar

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Haandbryggeriet is the brewer of Nissefar, a Norwegian ale. It’s a seasonal brew called “Father Christmas” in English. You need two things to want buy this beer; appreciation for a nice bottle and a love of molasses. This is a very dark beer. I picture the Norwegian winter night with my eyes closed the same […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Blonde Lager

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It’s a winter wonderland out there, and I’m inside, gazing at the Fraser fir, sipping a glass of Shiner Blonde Lager. Another standard offering from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, the Blonde Lager is pretty simple … and blonde. Here’s why. It’s a ditzy beer. Not much going on inside. No head at all, […] ... [Read more]