2015 Oak Park Microbrew Review … Review

On Saturday August 15th, I attended the 8th annual Oak Park Microbrew Review, held in beautiful and quaint downtown Oak Park. This is the 6th time I’ve attended this fest, and every year, with the addition of nearby breweries, it gets bigger and better. This year’s highlights included: 1) Wild Weather It was swelteringly humid one minute, then buckets of rain were dumping down on … Continue reading 2015 Oak Park Microbrew Review … Review

Quick Draw: Black Tuna IIPA

Folks, I’m trying a new post format I’m calling “Quick Draw.” This will be a post where I choose a beer based on nothing in particular and describe it very simply with the parameters of aroma, appearance, flavor, and mouthfeel, and then draw what I taste. I won’t include any information about the style or its history–this segment will be focused more on drawing what I’ve experienced in a … Continue reading Quick Draw: Black Tuna IIPA

Beerfest Bingo Contest: Win a Free Beer Art Print

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. If you are in the Chicagoland area, and are attending the Oak Park Microbrew Review this Saturday, August 15th, then you are in luck! I will be there, handing out some Beerfest Bingo cards (made by yours truly), and if you play the game during the fest, you could win a FREE piece of artwork from my Etsy store! In order … Continue reading Beerfest Bingo Contest: Win a Free Beer Art Print

Belgium Part Un: Brussels & Dinant

On the way to Belgium, my luggage flew first class. I could see it sitting in the overhead bin, through the small sliver of curtain left open to reveal the roomier isles of our AerLingus airbus as the flight attendants prepared the cabin for takeoff. Yes, we were going to Belgium! And Netherlands! This is our Eurotrip story, the most epic of our “beercations” so … Continue reading Belgium Part Un: Brussels & Dinant