Let me begin by saying that this beer is not for the faint of heart. You may be able to drink it with ease, but unbeknownst to most, your soul is henceforth forfeited to appease the gods of metal after the first sip. The choice is yours. I’m personally pretty fond of my soul’s well-being, [...]
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve eaten my fair share of critters in my day. Some had fur, some feathers, scales, you name it, and chances are I’ve had the opportunity to eat something odd during my days in Central Illinois. One of our local bars, The Rocket Tap (also headquarters for our [...]
A night with my lovely wife at the Holy Grale, Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy), Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales (and it’s owner, Sam Calagione), great beer and incredible food. What could be more amazing? Not much, really. Oh, the worldwide release of DFH Sixty One. Whew. The Holy Grale hosted “The Holy Trinity” on [...]
Nestled in the heart of bourbon country has its privileges and Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company takes full advantage. The fresh and recent decanting of bourbon barrels means that these vessels are ripe for the picking for local brewers who wish to claim the complex nuances of bourbon for their beers. The brewery simply has no [...]
Editor’s Note: Peter emailed me this review the day after I filmed the Against the Grain dudes doing a 60 Second Beer Review. So, readers, you’re getting a two-fer. Take it away, Peter… Be sure and scroll all the way down to see the video review. Those dudes cray. So now that we know the [...]
Rivertown Brewery is north of Cincinnati OH. They offer a full line of beers and several seasonals including a traditional lambic. This 750 mL 2011 bottle had a deep golden body that was rather clear. The smell was fruity – fresh pear and strawberries. There was a small amount of basement-like dankness. Even a little [...]
Matt Cummings invited me to a tasting at his studio to try out his handmade mouth-blown glassware. I missed the event at Holy Grale a few weeks back, and really, I think I got a lot more out of the personal tasting with the artist/scientist behind this great glassware. I brought Cresant Smith (Great friend [...]
Jeremy and Brian from BBC St. Matthew also reviewed Country Boy Jalapeño Smoked Porter from Lexington, KY. A great smoked porter with the perfect amount of spicy finish. One of my favorite Kentucky beers. I make great beer cheese with it!
We had our buddies over at BBC St. Matthews (Jeremy Hunt, Head Brewer and Brian Cox, Asst. Brewer) review Country Boy Brewing Bumpkin Ale, out of Lexington. A great seasonal pumpkin beer.
Glass rinsed. Cap pried. Expectations low. A few Saturdays ago, my wife and I travelled to Brown County, Indiana so she could photograph a wedding and so I could drink some beer. Big Woods Brewing Company was one of the stops, and I was not too thrilled with my beer flight. So I grabbed a [...]