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Lindemans Faro

Lindemans Faro

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This is one of those unique beers only found in Belgium. The sub-style started when bartenders would put a little sugar or syrup into a young straight lambic right be for serving. In effect, the sugar would help balance out the high acidity found in these beers. A Flemish staple, it caught popularity and is […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Calvados Barrel)

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Tom: Building blocks for taste recognition. This is what Mikkeller does best. He makes a base beer and then expands on it allowing the drinker to get an interesting look into different flavor profiles. Well, this one is no exception. If you have not read any of my previous Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast/Brunch reviews I would […] ... [Read more]

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier

5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier

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What looks like a standard Wit, turns out to have a great deal of flare.  When poured, this beer possesses a fluffy egg-shell white head atop a hazy straw-golden liquid.  There is a good deal off yeast at the bottom so make sure you swirl the bottle well before finishing the pour.  It will provide […] ... [Read more]

Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast

Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast

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Contrary to what some review sites suggest, this is not a Black IPA.  I can see where the flavor might throw someone off, but if you read the label it clearly states that it is an Oatmeal stout brewed with coffee.  It just so happens that Mikkeller decided to increase the hopping on this one […] ... [Read more]

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

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Note:  let this beer warm up a little before you pour.  I was impatient and poured it right out of the fridge which did not account for much.  Now, I’m not sure  how they force carbonated the beer (probably the same as CO2), but the head on my beer was anti-climactic.  Seriously, that was the […] ... [Read more]

Blue Point Blueberry Ale

Blue Point Blueberry Ale

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This easy sipping beer found favor in my eyes after cutting the grass one warm afternoon.  I was looking for a beer that had flavor yet was simple enough to just be a thirst quencher.  Having sampled a few of Blue Point’s beers already I knew this was going to be an above average beer. […] ... [Read more]

Boulevard The Sixth Glass

Boulevard The Sixth Glass

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“In the sixth glass sits the Devil himself; he is a little well-dressed man, most charming and pleasant. He understands you and agrees with everything you say. He even brings a lamp to light your way–not to your home, but to his. There is an old legend about a saint who was ordered to experience […] ... [Read more]

Anchor Small Beer

Anchor Small Beer

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Served in irony, Anchor Small comes in a 1.6 fl oz bottle and has an interesting story.  This low abv beer is made by using the second run off (see sparge) from the leftover grains used to make their Old Foghorn Barleywine.  This idea is actually very earth friendly and economical when you think about […] ... [Read more]

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

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My first full beer from this new brewery finds me sipping on an interesting concoction.  This dark ale is brewed with ancho chilies (dried poblano) and made in the Oaxacam-style (a region in the Southern Pacific side of Mexico).  While I’m not completely sure about the history behind this brew I can say that it reminds […] ... [Read more]

Finch's Dirtier Bird Barrel Aged Doppelbock

Finch’s Dirtier Bird Barrel Aged Doppelbock

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Tom: New to the Chicago craft beer scene since 2009 Finch beer produced this special barrel aged beer which released around the Christmas of 2011. I was lucky enough to find a bottle on my local liquor store shelf as this beer is limited. While I’m not a huge fan of Doppelbocks, this beer was […] ... [Read more]