Ingredient Study: Coffee in Beer

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water. –The Women’s Petition Against Coffee, 1674 OK, that quote was just too hilarious not to share. I love coffee, and I don’t know what those women were drinking but it sounds horrifying, and nothing like coffee at … Continue reading Ingredient Study: Coffee in Beer

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