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Berghoff Staging A Comeback

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Berghoff Beer is undergoing quite the makeover. Long gone are its signature, single-color, mundane labels – replaced with bright vibrant ones. The recipes and names of the beers have changed too. Look for the “new” Berghoff on store shelves this summer.

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The Restrictive, The Odd, The Goofy; A Look At Local Liquor Laws In Illinois

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Did you know that one village in southern Illinois only allows BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) if it’s brought to a house party? Or that one suburban Chicago village prohibits bottle service? These are just a snippet of some of the odder local liquor laws on the books in Illinois.

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Review: Sprecher Maibock

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Sprecher says: “Pale malt flavors are balanced with a rich hop character and a light fruit bouquet in this seasonal spring lager. Traditional dry-hopping and extended aging give this blonde bock a distinctive flowery aroma and a potent kick.” Sprecher Maibock Maibock, 6% ABV (Editors Note: This review and several of the ones that follow it are part of a …

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From The Cellar: New Glarus Unplugged Enigma 2010

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New Glarus says: “A complex and intriguing original. The mystery began with wild yeast spontaneously fermenting a rich treasure of malted barley and cherries. Unlined Oak casks breathe deep vanilla hues and chords of smoke into this sour brown ale. Our Master Brewer has forged a smooth garnet tapestry that defies description. Wander off the beaten path.” New Glarus Unplugged …

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Review: Slumbrew Porter Square Porter

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Slumbrew says: “Rich black porter with a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty flavors. We brewed this beer with cocoa powder and will be conditioning the fermented beer with cacao nibs from our friends at Taza Chocolate here in Somerville.” Slumbrew Porter Square Porter Porter, 6.5% ABV I love new beer. It’s all shiny and fresh with that …

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Review: Sprecher IPA2

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Sprecher says: “This traditional ale was originally brewed in England for the British troops stationed in India. Double dry-hopped,it has intense hop flavors and aromas delicately balanced with a potent, yet delicious, malty sweetness. “ Sprecher IPA2 Double IPA, 8.4% ABV (Editors Note: This review and several of the ones that follow it are part of a stockpile of tasting …

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From The Cellar: Short’s Mystery Stout 2010

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Short’s says: Imperial Oatmeal Stout with cocoa and molasses. It possesses rare flavor combination’s which can overload even the most experienced beer connoisseur. Short’s Mystery Stout Imperial Stout, 10.8% ABV Sayeth the Guys: (EDITORS NOTE: This beer was puchased in January of 2010 and first reviewed in April of 2010. Two bottles were set aside for the cellar, one of …

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