Category: Beer Reviews

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Church for Brewers | Triptych Brewing

When we started the podcast in 2014, we set a goal that we quickly realized. Get some of the best double IPAs from across the county and put them on a show. That became our fourth episode, one in which we pushed the limits of how much alcohol we could drink (that includes pre- and between-beer-break-drinking). Then in late 2016/early 2017 we could not contain our excitement over getting seven local New England-style Double IPAs (and one IPA) for our Chi NEIPA show. We didn’t think we’d ever be able to pull it off. Things have now changed and I’m beyond excited to be having Triptych’s Church for Brewers, a West Coast-style Double IPA.

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ABV Chicago Monthly Sampler: February 2021

Each month, we like to highlight twelve beers we found personally interesting, delicious, or exciting from (mostly) local sources with the hopes of passing on our recommendations to those that are interested in reading arbitrary reviews. Some of these drinks...

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Fraise | Dovetail Brewing

It was June of 2016. A new brewery opened its doors in Chicago, focusing on continental European styles. Only a lager, hefeweizen and rauchbier were on tap then. They would continue to put other styles on throughout the rest of the year, but there was something brewing on the second floor of this brewery. Dovetail Brewing began brewing their lambic-style beers from the get-go, but it would be sometime before things like Fraise became available.

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Pressed Tiramisu | Phase Three Brewing

Sometimes you get tired of all the big stouts. Big alcohol that makes you groggy afterwards, sometimes too sweet, and containing too many adjuncts. That causes me to seek things out – especially after barrel-aged December – that have those stout characteristics without all the baggage. We’ve had brown ales and I’ve reviewed a baltic porter and a more traditional oatmeal stout. So why not get crazy and try Phase Three’s Pressed Tiramisu Imperial Porter?