Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
With the leaves beginning to fall and with the boxelder bugs trying to come indoors, it feels like just the right time to try a pumpkin beer. On their Halloween Tour, Old Chicago pours a few ounces of Guinness over Blue Moon's Pumkin Ale creating a pretty glassful that's pretty yummy to drink.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Goose Island's Urban Pale Ale has a strong malt backbone with hops flavors of lemon grass. It cools the tongue, relieves the throat and settles the gullet.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
It appears that Ommegang brews their beers in the Belgian tradition of continually throwing odds and ends of fruits, nuts and spices into the brew pot until it starts to taste good. This Dubbel has been made with annis and orange peels and other stuff printed on the label in letters too small to read. Now normally I would rather follow the German tradition that assumes beer is good on its own. The brewer should have no need to add garden and kitchen scraps. Today however, I must admit that Ommegang Brewery has settled on a recipe that makes an interesting and drinkable ale.