Before we bid a fond adieu to another Christmas season, let’s take a look at one “Christmas ale.” Hey, it’s called 12 days of Christmas for a reason, so we have every reason to continue indulging in these delicious and robust winter ales. These ales are specially made to get you through cold winter nights and liven up your holiday... Read more →
Our ongoing series on the essential craft beers that everyone ought to know. Long before modern craft brewers were trying to reinvent the IPA to differentiate theirs from the competition, there was Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head brewery. With today’s craft beer market absolutely saturated with IPAs, I suppose it doesn’t... Read more →
Our ongoing series on the essential craft beers that everyone ought to know. Dark ales are usually intimidating for those new to the world of craft beers. Too many people have been raised with the notion that beers should merely be a pale yellow, crisp, and almost flavorless beverage. When I ask my lager-drinking friends if... Read more →
This review, in Skaggsian sonnet, as inspired by Frankie Petrarca (and John Lennon): Sonnet 20: Here’s another place you can go, where everything flows Lest we talk about beers that are brewed with the wheat, My temp’rament changes from pleasant to grim. ‘Lo, it’s bland! It’s insipid! It’s socks from... Read more →
Where do we go from here? How about four point one kilometers northwest of the Mousetrap? It’s walkable and certainly bikeable, especially on a slightly humid yet gorgeous Chicago evening, although you will have to cross under the Kennedy… You made it! Aren’t you glad you biked/walked and don’t have to deal with... Read more →
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