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My Saison de Resistance: A Six Pack of Saisons You Can Find In Multi-Packs

After a long, hard day of work, there isn’t a much better feeling than enjoying a refreshing saison under the setting sun, the warmth waning and your beer disappearing, as day turns into night. Despite being around for centuries, the saison or farmhouse ale is enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity. Brewed in a variety […]

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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Day 2014

Now that the dust has settled and my sunburn has started to fade, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on all that was Hunahpu’s Day this year. I’m sure by now you’ve already read about the unfortunate way the show turned out for many. I was lucky enough to avoid most […]

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A Dozen Beers for My Wife on Valentine’s Day

Our first Valentine’s together as a couple, I gave my future wife a single rose. That evening, I told her I would add a rose to the bouquet every year that we were together. The problem is, that tradition only lasted about two or three iterations. Somewhere along the way I broke ranks and gave […]

Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner

Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner Review

Sunday night we decided to change things up and go watch the new episode of The Walking Dead over at our favorite bar The Public House where they play it on both TVs with sound. After starting off with a pretty decent Mango Pale Ale I decided to be adventurous and let my husband choose […]

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Strong Ale

Oskar Blues Old Chub Review

Oskar Blues is a brewery out of Colorado that basically jump started the beer-in-a-can craze that is currently spreading throughout the craft beer world. Whether breweries are now doing it for the environment, the taste, or just to be cool, Oskar Blues was doing it first. Dale’s Pale Ale was the first beer they canned […]

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Life With A Beer Geek

I don’t think I would have believed you if you told me a few years ago that I would be spending most of my nights in beer bars drinking craft beer and actually enjoying it. A few years ago the only thing I drank were fruity martini’s and maybe a nice Rum drink. Probably the […]

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Ten Beers I was Thrilled to Drink in 2013

2013 was a year of beer exploration for me. As I talked about in my previous post, last year I made it a point to support the Chicago area craft beer scene and to try beers from breweries that I had never experienced. I also promised to be more open-minded about sampling different styles of […]

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An Ode to 10 Chicago Area Beers that Touched My Heart in 2013

This post is a convergence of two New Year’s resolutions. The first of these was made at the end of 2012. For me, 2012 was the year when I started to realize that something truly special was being built in Chicago, something that transcended the city, something that was going to impact the entire beer […]