Wild Monk Beer Dinner

13 Mar

Wild Monk Bar LaGrange Beer Dinner http://bpt.me/355828 – Tickets are now on sale for Founders Brewing Beer Dinner on April 2. Also Tapping KBS at 5PM. This seems to be a can’t miss event.

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Dark Lord Day 2013

11 Mar

This is one of our favorite events. The bottle sharing is unlike anywhere else. This is a must attend. Here is the link to Dark Lord Day ticket sales…. http://fb.me/2iiQeaxiM

Ticket Sales for Founders Doom 03/16/13

12 Feb

Tickets for on-site release of Doom will go on sale on Saturday, March 16, at 11am.  Remember that Founders dropped Brown Paper Tickets, so you need to go to Eventbrite.

http://foundersbrewingdoom.eventbrite.com/

Great Lakes to Release New Double IPA

12 Feb

Great Lakes to release new double IPA
http://www.ohio.com/blogs/the-beer-blog/the-beer-blog-1.273124/great-lakes-to-release-new-double-ipa-1.370987#.URmtDq83bT0.twitter

Founders Backstage

12 Feb

Doom 2013


Doom is unleashed when Founders’ award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.
Known as “Hand of Doom” when originally brewed for our taproom, this 10% ABV beer is a unique addition to our barrel-aged repertoire, which has mostly consisted of malt-forward beers such as Backwoods Bastard and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

So not exactly looking Glass which is Brandy Barrel Aged. I am down though.
Released April 14-22nd at the brewpub.
May head up for this one since I am missing KBS.
PIP

Day of the Living Ales

24 Jan

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This is another must attend if you can.  Here is the description taken from the site.

Day of the Living Ales – March 2nd (Session I  – 1pm, Session II – 6pm)

The national drink of Great Britain, cask conditioned ales have been served for centuries.  Before brewers fell in love with artificial carbonation and filtering, beer was naturally conditioned by yeast in the cask, and served at a temperature warm enough to actually taste the beer.  A properly served cask ale is neither cloudy, flat, nor warm; rather it is bright, with a gentle carbonation, and served at cellar temperature.

Sample a vast array of different beers at our walk-around tasting featuring the best cask conditioned ales from Chicagoland breweries and specially selected guests, plus fine meats, cheeses, and other appetizers.  Casks are handled by the Chicago Beer Society’s own experienced cellarmen, trained in the UK to care for and serve real ale.  Attendees will select from among the beers The Champion Real of Chicagoland for 2013!

Day of the Living Ale tickets will go on sale at 9:00am on 01/31/13.  This is a can’t miss event and tickets will sell out in minutes.  See you there.

http://cbsdotla.brownpapertickets.com/

BCS Tap Release

18 Jan

So I was lucky enough to taste both Goose Island’s Bourbon County Baudoinia and Coffee stouts side by side last night. Surprisingly at the up and coming Cellar Door in downtown Downers Grove. Their beer guy Ryan is doing cool things. One of them being the tapping of both these great beers side by side.

First, I have had the pleasure of having Baudoinia a few times. It is extremely similar to regular BCS with a little funk or dryness at the end. I feel this really adds a nice twist to an already very tasty beer.
Coffee, well, is very cofeeey. Not a word, I know, but that is the best way I can say it. The aroma, the bitterness, is like having your first daily cup. Which I don’t drink by the way. What I did next might be considered genius or blasphemy depending on your beer geekness. I had them pour me an equal blend of both. 1 word HEAVEN! The edge was taken off of the coffee and the flavors melded together perfectly.
If you can try this combo DO IT! You won’t be disappointed.
The only issue I had was when the tab came. $9 and $10 pours is steep. Tasty but steep.
Cheers,
PIP