Tag Archives: Lager

Saturday Sip Showdown: Oktoberfests, Take Three

I just can’t help myself. Every year I say I’m done with massive blind tastings and every year I manage to make an exception. I can assure you there will be no pumpkin beer blind tasting this year as I’m … Continue reading

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Surly #Merica!

We live in the greatest country in the world. Yes, it has its flaws, but it is still a land with more freedom and opportunity than anywhere else. Every so often we need to be reminded of that because the … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Odd Side Ales Chillindamos

Dry hopping is a term most commonly associated with IPAs. It’s the practice of adding hops during fermentation to develop an intense hop-forward aroma. Boiling hops evaporates much of the oils that contribute to flavor and aroma and leaves behind … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager

Out beyond O’Hare lies a brewery called Church Street, even though it’s actually located on Industrial Drive. Until I stumbled upon its bottles in a Binny’s I had never heard of the brewery. It doesn’t quite have the clout of … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Capital Supper Club Lager

In a world of robust imperial stouts and gigantic double IPAs, sometimes all you really need is an easy-drinking pale lager. The style’s never going to win any claims to best beer ever when slotted up against those other styles … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Great Lakes Brewing Eliot Ness

If you’re just getting into the craft beer game, you might be wondering what the best beers are to ease your transition. You’ll want to avoid the hop bombs for now and drink something you’re more familiar with. Lagers are … Continue reading

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