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Deschutes Has Come To Illinois. So, How Is It?

In Beer News, Beer Reviews by Karl5 Comments

Over the past month or two, the near-totality of beer press has revolved around the arrival of super popular West Coast brewery Deschutes. They’re from Portland! People adore their porter! We couldn’t previously get their beer without some serious travel or shipping costs so let’s freak out for just a bit! We’re equally to blame. We’ve covered the announcements, the …

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Falling Into Fall (Beers)

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If you followed our advice then you’re likely staring into an empty fridge that has been cleaned out of all of your summer favorites. No more Krankshaft, no more Oberon and no more Ruby Redbird. And if you didn’t follow our counsel, no biggie, but I bet you’ll start thinking about fall beers soon. Regardless of which camp you fall …

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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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On Hallowed Ground: We Went To Shorts (Finally)

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KARL: It should come as no surprise that we like Shorts. Combine a minimalistic sensibility with an aptitude for amazing specialty brews and experimental fruit beers (paired with a little bit of demand from market limitation) and you’ve got a recipe for Shorts, and we like it. Despite being in Northern Michigan just a short drive up the road from …

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Review: Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2010 (Rye Porter)

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Heavy Seas says: “Winners from our 2009 Letter of Marque Homebrew Competition will work along side our brewers to create this one time special release. Letter of Marque will feature a different beer every year selected from our national homebrew competition. This year’s recipe is from Frank Butt and Neil Heinlein.” Heavy Seas Letter of Marque 2010 (Rye Porter) Porter, …