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Saturday Sip Showdown: Craft Malt Liquor

Don’t ask me why, but apparently 2017 is the year malt liquor went craft. Perhaps breweries have ran out of styles to make a splash with. (“You know what would be better than making another NE IPA? A malt liquor!”) … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Hard Root Beer

It was March of 2015. I had just finished hosting a spirits dinner at a bar in Chicago and was chatting with the manager. That’s when I first heard about the new drink that was sweeping through Chicago, hard root … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Ohio Christmas Beers

This is a bit more like it. After a couple giant blind taste tests in a row, a simple one-man, three beer challenge is a welcome relief. This time it’s Christmas beers, or more specifically, Ohio Christmas beers.

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Pumpkin Beers

You would think that I would have learned after the Oktoberfest debacle. Want to destroy any love you have for a style? Taste through a dozen or so beers in one sitting and then come back and tell me you … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Oktoberfest

You learn a lot after tasting 14 Oktoberfest beers. Like the fact that most Oktoberfests taste pretty similar. And that Oktoberfest beers aren’t really your favorite style. And that maybe 14 Midwestern Oktoberfests was a bit ambitious.

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Fruit Beers

Think states that lead the country in fruit production and Midwestern states probably aren’t the first ones to come to mind. Flyover country tends to be known more for its corn and wheat and less for blueberries and cherries. Yet … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Founders KBS versus Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Two of the most sought after, highest rated beers in the world are produced less than 200 miles from each other in the heart of Midwestern beer country. When it comes to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts, it’s hard to top … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Dortmunder Export

The Germans may have invented the Dortmunder Export style but it’s the Americans who have kept it alive. At this point you’re more likely to find one on tap or the shelves of your local bottle shop brewed in the … Continue reading

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