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old nation M-43 tart strawberry

M-43 Tart Strawberry | Old Nation

Since being “invented” in 1971, 4/20 has taken a life well beyond five high school students in San Rafael, California. Now standardized as the number or time for smoking marijuana and legal in a wide swath of states in the...

barb attacks

Barb Attacks | Dutchbag Beer Co.

I think it has finally happened. Summer may just have arrived in Chicago. At least the temperatures did! For me that means putting away the barrel-aged things and reaching for something light, flavorful, and refreshing. (Not that I still won’t...

bocks of spring

Episode 431 – Bocks of Spring

Malt-forward and flowery, the bock-style lager most made for the Spring season is typically a maibock, though not all breweries embrace the confines of that title. We collect five local bocks made with Spring in mind to help Craig make...

Three Year Bourbon Barrel Barleywine | Central Waters

Ah yes, Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (BBB). Back when they were teenagers, Central Waters would release BBB during their anniversary party in late January along with their anniversary beer. Apparently that hasn’t been the case in the recent past,...