Posted in Indiana Beer Fans on Mar 11, 2020
I remember when I first heard the word Gumballhead. I was like, “I don’t know what this is but it sounds amazing.” When someone told me about Zombie Dust, I had the same exact reaction. As you can imagine, I was not unimpressed or let down when I first tried these beers by 3 Floyds.
What’s interesting though is that back then, maybe 2012 or 2013 and certainly before, these beers were cult hits in and outside of Indiana. You had to know particular spots in your city to go and get them. Plus, you probably didn’t tell everyone to ensure the bar didn’t run out when you were there, or worse e...
Posted in Indiana Beer Fans on Mar 02, 2020
Stepping into Byway, you don’t feel like you’re in a brewery. It has a much more open and airy quality and that adds to the enjoyment. I felt like I was walking into a sporting or similar entertainment venue. I went with a couple of friends and we were able to spread out, play some games, and enjoy ourselves. It is not cramped or quartered and I appreciated that at the end of the long week I had!
I could go on and on about their beers. My favorites were some of the IPAs I tried. But what is best about Byway is its location. I was traveling up to Chicago to visit some family and it was ri...
Posted in Indiana Beer Fans on Feb 23, 2020
I’m making more of an effort lately to try different breweries. Everyone has their go-to’s, and I am no different. It’s easier after work to fall into a routine rather than trying something new. New Oberpfalz might not be on your regular brew lineup-but it should be. Here are some things that I loved when I went there. Let me know what you think when you visit there next-it’s funny how different people’s experiences can be.
First and foremost, the atmosphere. When I walked into the brewery in Griffith, Indiana, I felt like I was walking into a cozy hideaway. Some breweries give you the ...
Posted in Indiana Beer Fans on Feb 10, 2020
Serving the Brookston, Monticello and the greater Lafayette area comes Crasian Brewing Company with some of the tastiest unfiltered ales, seasonals and one-offs. Crasian is not trying to reinvent the wheel; they just want to make good solid beers for people of all walks to enjoy. With the majority of their malts and hops being sourced from Indiana suppliers, Crasian will have a beer that will please your palette.
What beer should you try first when you get there? Our team sampled their brews and gave the thumbs up to Knockout White Stout! I know what you’re thinking: “But I don’t drink...
Posted in Event on Jul 25, 2019
Gannon’s Pub, which traces its Chicago roots all the way back to the time of Prohibition and Al Capone, is calling all trivia buffs to test their skills at this North Center landmark. Gannon’s, which is located at 4264 N. Lincoln Ave., in Chicago, offers refreshing drinks, a delicious menu and even better company. The bar features specials 7 days a week and has many of your favorite beers on tap. While Gannon’s is a gem all year round, this neighborhood pub really shines in the summer when patrons can enjoy its cozy outdoor beer garden. Fans of the University of Michigan will find kindred spir...
Posted in News on Jul 15, 2019
Detroit and the U.S. auto industry have been synonymous with each other for more than a century, and Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit’s oldest operating brewery, fits in perfectly with this storied tradition. The brewery was founded in 1994 and continues to brew hand-crafted beers in Detroit with its custom 20 BBL fabricated brewery system made from salvaged equipment and scraps from the city’s industrial past. This one-of-a-kind equipment produces the brewery’s flagship Bohemian Lager, Motor City Pale Ale, GhettoBlaster English style mild ale, Nut Brown Ale, and Honey Porter. Motor City, loc...
Posted in News on Jul 11, 2019
You know Brando’s Speakeasy as a top karaoke bar in Chicago, but did you know the bar also hosts free pub trivia on Tuesday nights? The Windy City’s very own Whaddayaknow? Free Pub Trivia company puts on a contest each week at Brando’s at 343 South Dearborn Street in Chicago. Brando’s is the perfect spot to meet your coworkers and friends to test your trivia knowledge and sing your favorite songs in the bar. And if you need some liquid courage before going on stage or a beer to jar your memory for trivia, Brando’s offers $5 Jim Beam shots, $4 Lagunitas, $4 Captain Mixers, and $6 craft cocktail...
Posted in Beer Review on Jul 09, 2019
It’s common knowledge that every beer has its own story, but how many of those stories include a beautiful beach wedding on the sunny West Coast? We know of one for sure, and that is Craisan Brewing Co.’s delicious Pineuptual IPA. This 5.5 percent and 66 IBU beer from Brookston, Indiana’s, very own Crasian Brewing is crafted with real pineapple and infused with hops that have zesty, citrus, and piney flavor characteristics to give this beer a refreshing kick. The beer was created by Crasian founders Tom and Michele Bulington to celebrate their kid’s wedding on the sandy beaches of California. ...
Posted in News on May 06, 2019
As all should have noticed, Thor was rocking a solid keg compared to the normal 6-pack he is famously known for in the recent Avengers: Endgame movie. The bloated God of Thunder's beers of choice were none other than the Athena and a Tropicália beers produced by Atlanta brewery Creature Comforts. The film crew enjoyed the beer so much they decided to feature it in the movie. Sodas Up For Badass Superheroes and Badass Beer!!!!
Posted in News on May 06, 2019
There are a few constant, never-ending debates on craft beer in the US. What state has the best breweries? What state has the best beer? However, there is one craft beer fact that can't be debated and that is who makes the most beer. For the third straight year Pennsylvania has produced more craft beer than any other state in the US. 354 craft breweries produced more than 3.7 million barrels of beer in 2018. Pennsylvania was also ranked second for the state with the most brewery openings in 2018. Love or hate their sports teams, you have to respect their craft beer.