Tuesday, February 7, 2017


A work day lunch at Old Chicago gave opportunity for this flavorful strong ale produced by the collaborative work of New Belgium and Orval breweries.  The additive spices bring out the malty and ester flavors of this dark beer.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Three Philosophers

This Belgian quad is much better than most Belgians. Still, I get the feeling that Belgians would have done well to focus on their waffles and leave beer making to the Germans and British.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Blue Moon Cappucino Oatmeal Stout

Sandy made some delicious bread pudding to go with this delicious coffee oatmeal stout.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Our 28th anniversary dinner was held at Sakura Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Cedar Falls.

Sapporo is a lager with good, modest flavor that doesn't overpower the seafood it's paired with.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


There's a fun little brewery and arcade in downtown Cedar Rapids that serves a great combination of fried pickles and Belgian Blonde Ale.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Noble Pils

We are ringing in a Happy New Year with this happy, hoppy pilsner that goes great with the rich, delicious food that Julie and Sandy have prepared.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Christmas day is full of carols, new games and enjoying gifts of good beer. This Munich dopplebock is wonderful with flavors of grains and candied fruit. Merry Christmas to all.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Americano Stout

Tonight, we paired this awesome dark beer with an awesome game of 13 Dead End Drive. Fun, with the rich flavors of chocolate, cream and cappuccino.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dan's Pink Skirt

This American IPA has a very fresh hop flavor with refreshing lemony and citrus notes. the label with some old guy in a tutu is an inside joke that we don't get.