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713. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust 
As I mentioned in my last post, we’re taking an extended weekend up to Michigan, and stopped at Three Floyds brewery for lunch. I just enjoyed the War Mullet Double IPA, and my wife (at my suggestion) ordered the Zombie Dust. The To-Go line outside of the pub was easily 30 people deep, as Zombie Dust was just released today in cases. My wife liked it a little, but asked me to finish her beer. After lunch, I tried to wait in line to get a case of this to-go, but by my calculations, it was going to take over an hour, and we were eager to get up to the beach.
Location: On tap and served in an imperial pint glass at 3 Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN.
Numbers: 6.2% ABV, 50 IBUs, 186 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s golden in color with some amber highlights, and very clear. It had a decent sized, bright white head on it when it was served, and it fell slowly to a thing layer of bubbles across the top. The aroma is a big citrusy grapefruit smell with some orange and light lemon with hints of spiciness.
Taste & Feel: The body is light, and the mouthfeel is fairly smooth. Right from the first taste, it was very… (More on 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust)
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713. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust 

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re taking an extended weekend up to Michigan, and stopped at Three Floyds brewery for lunch. I just enjoyed the War Mullet Double IPA, and my wife (at my suggestion) ordered the Zombie Dust. The To-Go line outside of the pub was easily 30 people deep, as Zombie Dust was just released today in cases. My wife liked it a little, but asked me to finish her beer. After lunch, I tried to wait in line to get a case of this to-go, but by my calculations, it was going to take over an hour, and we were eager to get up to the beach.

Location: On tap and served in an imperial pint glass at 3 Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN.

Numbers: 6.2% ABV, 50 IBUs, 186 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s golden in color with some amber highlights, and very clear. It had a decent sized, bright white head on it when it was served, and it fell slowly to a thing layer of bubbles across the top. The aroma is a big citrusy grapefruit smell with some orange and light lemon with hints of spiciness.

Taste & Feel: The body is light, and the mouthfeel is fairly smooth. Right from the first taste, it was very… (More on 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – Zombie Dust)

712. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA
We aren’t able to take a long vacation this year, so we’re taking a long weekend trip up to the Michigan coast. On our way up, we stopped at Three Floyds Brewing to have lunch, since I’d never been there. It turned out that Zombie Dust came out today, so there’s a long line outside for Take Out beers. The kids and my wife weren’t thrilled with the loud punk music, but we sat down for lunch and ordered beers. I started out with a goblet of this one since it had a great name, it’s a double IPA, and it’s #IPADay.
Location: On tap and served in a goblet glass at Three Floyds brewpub in Munster, IN.
Numbers: 8.1% ABV, ~290 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: The color was golden-copper and it was a little hazy. There was a thin soapy-like, white head that fell to a thin ring around the edge of the glass, but left some decent lacing. The aroma was an orange-citrusy bouquet of hops.
Taste & Feel: The body was full, and the mouthfeel was smooth, with a slight bit of hop crispness. The flavors up front were mostly… (More on 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA)
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712. 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA

We aren’t able to take a long vacation this year, so we’re taking a long weekend trip up to the Michigan coast. On our way up, we stopped at Three Floyds Brewing to have lunch, since I’d never been there. It turned out that Zombie Dust came out today, so there’s a long line outside for Take Out beers. The kids and my wife weren’t thrilled with the loud punk music, but we sat down for lunch and ordered beers. I started out with a goblet of this one since it had a great name, it’s a double IPA, and it’s #IPADay.

Location: On tap and served in a goblet glass at Three Floyds brewpub in Munster, IN.

Numbers: 8.1% ABV, ~290 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: The color was golden-copper and it was a little hazy. There was a thin soapy-like, white head that fell to a thin ring around the edge of the glass, but left some decent lacing. The aroma was an orange-citrusy bouquet of hops.

Taste & Feel: The body was full, and the mouthfeel was smooth, with a slight bit of hop crispness. The flavors up front were mostly… (More on 3 Floyds Brewing Co. – War Mullet Double IPA)

711. Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA
My son had several of his friends over tonight to play, so it was pretty crazy here. After all the kids left, I was finally able to sit down and crack open this beer. I picked up a four pack of this brew when I was up in Minnesota a couple months ago at Mayo Clinic. I had never heard of this brewery before, but it was in the Minnesota brewery section, so I thought I’d give it a try. The can says, “Check out the chompers on this one. He doesn’t quit. Long after your day is done, Bark Bite is still working hard, bringing the bite. Because where bark bite’s from, you don’t stop until the last drop. And then you kick back, relax, and say things like ‘see this lake? It was a babbling brook before I got here.’ Brewed with citrus hops, it’s front loaded for a big refreshing bite. ”
Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from the can at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 6.6% ABV, 50 IBUs, ~230 Calories
Numbers: Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Fuggle, Chinook
Appearance & Aroma: It’s straw-yellow in color with some orange hues. It’s fairly hazy, with a big white, fluffy head on it, which fell after several minutes, but still left decent lacing. The aroma is all lemony and citrus hops.
Taste & Feel: The body is light medium and the mouthfeel has a crisp, hoppy bite to it. There’s a slightly sweet, bready and cracker-like maltiness up front with some… (More on Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA)
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711. Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA

My son had several of his friends over tonight to play, so it was pretty crazy here. After all the kids left, I was finally able to sit down and crack open this beer. I picked up a four pack of this brew when I was up in Minnesota a couple months ago at Mayo Clinic. I had never heard of this brewery before, but it was in the Minnesota brewery section, so I thought I’d give it a try. The can says, “Check out the chompers on this one. He doesn’t quit. Long after your day is done, Bark Bite is still working hard, bringing the bite. Because where bark bite’s from, you don’t stop until the last drop. And then you kick back, relax, and say things like ‘see this lake? It was a babbling brook before I got here.’ Brewed with citrus hops, it’s front loaded for a big refreshing bite. 

Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from the can at my home in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 6.6% ABV, 50 IBUs, ~230 Calories

Numbers: Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Fuggle, Chinook

Appearance & Aroma: It’s straw-yellow in color with some orange hues. It’s fairly hazy, with a big white, fluffy head on it, which fell after several minutes, but still left decent lacing. The aroma is all lemony and citrus hops.

Taste & Feel: The body is light medium and the mouthfeel has a crisp, hoppy bite to it. There’s a slightly sweet, bready and cracker-like maltiness up front with some… (More on Big Wood Brewery – Bark Bite IPA)

710. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Bière De Garde
The air is cool and the sun is setting, so I thought I’d have another beer this evening out on the deck. I got this beer a couple years ago at our beer club Christmas party. Someone brought this and the Schlafly glass I often use for the gift exchange. The bottle says, “Schlafly Biere De Garde is a bottle conditioned, French farmhouse style ale. The name refers to the beer’s ability to improve with age and if you choose to age this ale, the tart fruitiness from the yeast and the sweet maltiness from the grains will meld together nicely for several years at cellar temperatures. Brewed as a modern re-creation of a classic, European beer style to celebrate St. Louis’s French heritage, Schlafly Biere De Garde pairs well with fruits, cheeses, and cured meats. ”
Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 7% ABV, 20 IBUs, 16.3 OG, 16 SRM, ~240 Calories
Numbers: Malt: Pale, Munich, Caravienne, Biscuit; Hops: Strisselspalt (FR), Marynka (PL); Yeast: French Farmhouse Ale
Appearance & Aroma: It’s copper-red in color and very clear (although hazy when the yeast cake was disturbed). There was a lot of carbonation in it, however, there was almost no head, just a thin layer of bubbles across the top. The aroma is earthy and a bit horse-blanket like.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium-to-full, and the mouth feel is smooth, and a little creamy. The flavors up front are… (More on St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Bière De Garde)
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710. St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Bière De Garde

The air is cool and the sun is setting, so I thought I’d have another beer this evening out on the deck. I got this beer a couple years ago at our beer club Christmas party. Someone brought this and the Schlafly glass I often use for the gift exchange. The bottle says, “Schlafly Biere De Garde is a bottle conditioned, French farmhouse style ale. The name refers to the beer’s ability to improve with age and if you choose to age this ale, the tart fruitiness from the yeast and the sweet maltiness from the grains will meld together nicely for several years at cellar temperatures. Brewed as a modern re-creation of a classic, European beer style to celebrate St. Louis’s French heritage, Schlafly Biere De Garde pairs well with fruits, cheeses, and cured meats. 

Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 7% ABV, 20 IBUs, 16.3 OG, 16 SRM, ~240 Calories

Numbers: Malt: Pale, Munich, Caravienne, Biscuit; Hops: Strisselspalt (FR), Marynka (PL); Yeast: French Farmhouse Ale

Appearance & Aroma: It’s copper-red in color and very clear (although hazy when the yeast cake was disturbed). There was a lot of carbonation in it, however, there was almost no head, just a thin layer of bubbles across the top. The aroma is earthy and a bit horse-blanket like.

Taste & Feel: The body is medium-to-full, and the mouth feel is smooth, and a little creamy. The flavors up front are… (More on St. Louis Brewery / Schlafly – Bière De Garde)

709. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Hopfen Bavarian-Style IPA
It’s a nice evening, so I thought I’d grab a beer and chill out on the deck a bit. I’m not sure how long I’ve had this beer, but I believe I picked it up in St. Louis as part of a mixed pack of beers from Urban Chestnut. The bottle says, “Hopfen is a beer we describe as a ‘Bavarian-Style IPA.’ Brewed and dry-hopped with a variety of Hallertau ‘hopfen,’ instead of the usual and more citric hop varieties of most American IPAs, gives this beer a decidedly German twist.”
Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 6.1% ABV, 45 IBUs, 14.7 Plato OG, ~200 Calories
Ingredients: Malts: European Pilsner, European Munich, European Carahell; Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Merkur.
Appearance & Aroma: It’s golden in color with slight amber hues, and it’s very clear (although I left the yeast bed at the bottom of the bottle). It has a ton of carbonation (no doubt helped by the etched bottom of the glass) leaving a big, fluffy, white head on it. The aroma is an earthy, slightly grassy and spicy hop smell.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouth feel is smooth and slightly creamy from the big head. The flavor up front is… (More on Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Hopfen Bavarian-Style IPA)
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709. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Hopfen Bavarian-Style IPA

It’s a nice evening, so I thought I’d grab a beer and chill out on the deck a bit. I’m not sure how long I’ve had this beer, but I believe I picked it up in St. Louis as part of a mixed pack of beers from Urban Chestnut. The bottle says, “Hopfen is a beer we describe as a ‘Bavarian-Style IPA.’ Brewed and dry-hopped with a variety of Hallertau ‘hopfen,’ instead of the usual and more citric hop varieties of most American IPAs, gives this beer a decidedly German twist.”

Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 6.1% ABV, 45 IBUs, 14.7 Plato OG, ~200 Calories

Ingredients: Malts: European Pilsner, European Munich, European Carahell; Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Merkur.

Appearance & Aroma: It’s golden in color with slight amber hues, and it’s very clear (although I left the yeast bed at the bottom of the bottle). It has a ton of carbonation (no doubt helped by the etched bottom of the glass) leaving a big, fluffy, white head on it. The aroma is an earthy, slightly grassy and spicy hop smell.

Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouth feel is smooth and slightly creamy from the big head. The flavor up front is… (More on Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. – Hopfen Bavarian-Style IPA)

708. Rock Bridge Brewing – Rye You Lil’ Punk Rye IPA
I was in Columbia, MO a few weeks ago and before I left town, I stopped at the local grocery store to pick up a few local beers, including this one. I heard about this brewery, but haven’t had any of their beers yet. They had a couple canned beers from them at the grocery store, so I thought I’d start with their IPA. It’s a cool looking, 16oz can that came in a four pack. It’s been a challenging day fixing stuff around the house, so my wife suggested I chill out on the back deck and enjoy a beer.
Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 7% ABV, 75 IBUs, ~230 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s amber-orange in color and fairly hazy. There’s a creamy, thin, white head on it, that had good retention and left some decent lacing. The aroma is resinous with grass and pine hops and hints of caramel malts in the background.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium-to-full and the mouthfeel is a bit creamy and oily, with some crispness from the hops and rye spiciness. The flavor up front is a mix of… (More on Rock Bridge Brewing – Rye You Lil’ Punk Rye IPA)
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708. Rock Bridge Brewing – Rye You Lil’ Punk Rye IPA

I was in Columbia, MO a few weeks ago and before I left town, I stopped at the local grocery store to pick up a few local beers, including this one. I heard about this brewery, but haven’t had any of their beers yet. They had a couple canned beers from them at the grocery store, so I thought I’d start with their IPA. It’s a cool looking, 16oz can that came in a four pack. It’s been a challenging day fixing stuff around the house, so my wife suggested I chill out on the back deck and enjoy a beer.

Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 7% ABV, 75 IBUs, ~230 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s amber-orange in color and fairly hazy. There’s a creamy, thin, white head on it, that had good retention and left some decent lacing. The aroma is resinous with grass and pine hops and hints of caramel malts in the background.

Taste & Feel: The body is medium-to-full and the mouthfeel is a bit creamy and oily, with some crispness from the hops and rye spiciness. The flavor up front is a mix of… (More on Rock Bridge Brewing – Rye You Lil’ Punk Rye IPA)

707. Dark Horse Brewing – Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA
My kids have vacation bible school this week, and it’s the one chance during the summer that my wife and I get to go out for a few decent meals. We decided to hit a fairly new place in town – Anju Above/Rustic Pizza – which I’d heard good things about. They had a decent craft beer tap and bottle list, and when I heard the name of this beer, I simply had to go with it!
Location: On tap and served in a small goblet at Anju Above/Rustic Pizza in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 8.5% ABV, ~260 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark copper-orange in color and somewhat hazy. There’s a decent sized, foamy, off-white head on it, which had great retention and lacing. The aroma is earthy and piney with some grapefruity hops in the background.
Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy from the head. The flavor up front is a bit caramel maltiness and piney hop flavor sweetness.  In the middle, the hop flavors… (More on Dark Horse Brewing – Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA)
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707. Dark Horse Brewing – Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA

My kids have vacation bible school this week, and it’s the one chance during the summer that my wife and I get to go out for a few decent meals. We decided to hit a fairly new place in town – Anju Above/Rustic Pizza – which I’d heard good things about. They had a decent craft beer tap and bottle list, and when I heard the name of this beer, I simply had to go with it!

Location: On tap and served in a small goblet at Anju Above/Rustic Pizza in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 8.5% ABV, ~260 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark copper-orange in color and somewhat hazy. There’s a decent sized, foamy, off-white head on it, which had great retention and lacing. The aroma is earthy and piney with some grapefruity hops in the background.

Taste & Feel: The body is medium and the mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy from the head. The flavor up front is a bit caramel maltiness and piney hop flavor sweetness.  In the middle, the hop flavors… (More on Dark Horse Brewing – Smells Like a Safety Meeting IPA)

706. Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat 
After having a Nala Dog IPA from Mother’s Brewing at Quinton’s, our next stop was Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO. They had beer from another local brewery on tap – Bur Oak Brewing. This was the only beer on tap from this brewery, and my friends informed me it was a relatively new production brewery in town.
Location: On tap and served in a shaker pint glass at Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 4.8% ABV, 35 IBUs, 2 SRM, 12 Plato OG, ~110 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It was a pale yellow color and somewhat hazy. There was a thin, somewhat creamy, bright white head on it that fell after a minute or two and didn’t leave much lacing. The aroma was very light with some bready-wheat aromas and hints of citrus hops.
Taste & Feel: The body was light and the mouthfeel was slightly crisp. The flavors up front were lightly… (More on Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat)
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706. Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat 

After having a Nala Dog IPA from Mother’s Brewing at Quinton’s, our next stop was Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO. They had beer from another local brewery on tap – Bur Oak Brewing. This was the only beer on tap from this brewery, and my friends informed me it was a relatively new production brewery in town.

Location: On tap and served in a shaker pint glass at Addison’s in downtown Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 4.8% ABV, 35 IBUs, 2 SRM, 12 Plato OG, ~110 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It was a pale yellow color and somewhat hazy. There was a thin, somewhat creamy, bright white head on it that fell after a minute or two and didn’t leave much lacing. The aroma was very light with some bready-wheat aromas and hints of citrus hops.

Taste & Feel: The body was light and the mouthfeel was slightly crisp. The flavors up front were lightly… (More on Bur Oak Brewing – Trail Bender Wheat)

705. Mothers Brewing – Nala-Dog IPA
Well, the golf tournament we were supposed to play in got rained out again this year. So we went to breakfast and then hit Hooters for most of the afternoon. My friend Bill is a regular there, so we had a great time chatting with everyone on the staff there. After many rounds ofBud Select, we left to get more Booches’ burgers for dinner and then stopped at Quinton’s next door. They had this Missouri beer on tap, so I decided to have one (and it was served in a Missouri themed glass).
Location: On tap and served in a tumbler pint glass at Quinton’s in downtown Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 6% ABV, ~200 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s amber-copper in color and extremely clear. The head was bright white and had a soapy-foamy texture. The head fell after a few minutes, but left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The hop aroma was definitely present, with some grapefruit and tropical fruit smells and a piney-resin in the background.
Taste & Feel: The body was light-medium, and the mouthfeel was crisp and a bit sharp from the hops. There was a little bit of… (More on Mothers Brewing – Nala-Dog IPA)
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705. Mothers Brewing – Nala-Dog IPA

Well, the golf tournament we were supposed to play in got rained out again this year. So we went to breakfast and then hit Hooters for most of the afternoon. My friend Bill is a regular there, so we had a great time chatting with everyone on the staff there. After many rounds ofBud Select, we left to get more Booches’ burgers for dinner and then stopped at Quinton’s next door. They had this Missouri beer on tap, so I decided to have one (and it was served in a Missouri themed glass).

Location: On tap and served in a tumbler pint glass at Quinton’s in downtown Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 6% ABV, ~200 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s amber-copper in color and extremely clear. The head was bright white and had a soapy-foamy texture. The head fell after a few minutes, but left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The hop aroma was definitely present, with some grapefruit and tropical fruit smells and a piney-resin in the background.

Taste & Feel: The body was light-medium, and the mouthfeel was crisp and a bit sharp from the hops. There was a little bit of… (More on Mothers Brewing – Nala-Dog IPA)

704. Dortmunder Actien Brauerei – DAB Original 
After a long evening of hanging out in Columbia, MO for the evening – stopping at Logboat Brewing along the way – we went back to my friend Tom’s house to crash before the golf tournament in the morning. Tom is big into all things German, and has been there several times for Oktoberfest. He offered me this German bier he had in his fridge while we hung out chatting before bed. I have a bottle of this back in the beer fridge, but I think this canned version is probably fresher and in better shape than the one in the green bottle at home.
Location: Poured into a tumbler style pint glass from the can at my friend Tom’s home in Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 5% ABV, ~120 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s bright, pale-yellow in color, and very clear. There’s a very thin, fluffy white head on it that faded after a few minutes. The aroma is light with lager-like sulfer, cracker and honey grainy sweetness, and grassy hops.
Taste & Feel: The body is light medium and the mouthfeel is smooth and slightly crisp. The flavor up front is very light, with some… (More on Dortmunder Actien Brauerei – DAB Original)
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704. Dortmunder Actien Brauerei – DAB Original 

After a long evening of hanging out in Columbia, MO for the evening – stopping at Logboat Brewing along the way – we went back to my friend Tom’s house to crash before the golf tournament in the morning. Tom is big into all things German, and has been there several times for Oktoberfest. He offered me this German bier he had in his fridge while we hung out chatting before bed. I have a bottle of this back in the beer fridge, but I think this canned version is probably fresher and in better shape than the one in the green bottle at home.

Location: Poured into a tumbler style pint glass from the can at my friend Tom’s home in Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 5% ABV, ~120 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s bright, pale-yellow in color, and very clear. There’s a very thin, fluffy white head on it that faded after a few minutes. The aroma is light with lager-like sulfer, cracker and honey grainy sweetness, and grassy hops.

Taste & Feel: The body is light medium and the mouthfeel is smooth and slightly crisp. The flavor up front is very light, with some… (More on Dortmunder Actien Brauerei – DAB Original)

703. Logboat Brewing – Snapper IPA
As I mentioned in my last couple posts, I’m in Columbia, MO for an annual golf tournament. Logboat Brewing is a new brewery in town, and my friends and I went for a few drinks. I thought they had a really nice brewery and rustic-like tasting room, but their outdoor beer garden area was great. I can tell that is going to be a big hot spot for them. I had their Mamoot, and their Shiphead Ginger Wheat earlier, so now it was time to finally try their IPA. On their website, it says they use El Dorado and Columbus hops in this beer.
Location: On tap and served in a tall, curved glass at Logboat Brewing in Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 7.1% ABV, 66 IBUs, 7 SRM, ~230 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s gold in color with some amber hues, and fairly clear. The head was fluffy-white and a bit soapy in texture, with a fair amount of retention. The aroma is a mix of tropical citrusy and resinous hops.
Taste & Feel: The body is light-medium, and the mouthfeel is smooth with a hint of creaminess from the soapy head. The flavor up front is… (More on Logboat Brewing – Snapper IPA)
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703. Logboat Brewing – Snapper IPA

As I mentioned in my last couple posts, I’m in Columbia, MO for an annual golf tournament. Logboat Brewing is a new brewery in town, and my friends and I went for a few drinks. I thought they had a really nice brewery and rustic-like tasting room, but their outdoor beer garden area was great. I can tell that is going to be a big hot spot for them. I had their Mamoot, and their Shiphead Ginger Wheat earlier, so now it was time to finally try their IPA. On their website, it says they use El Dorado and Columbus hops in this beer.

Location: On tap and served in a tall, curved glass at Logboat Brewing in Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 7.1% ABV, 66 IBUs, 7 SRM, ~230 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s gold in color with some amber hues, and fairly clear. The head was fluffy-white and a bit soapy in texture, with a fair amount of retention. The aroma is a mix of tropical citrusy and resinous hops.

Taste & Feel: The body is light-medium, and the mouthfeel is smooth with a hint of creaminess from the soapy head. The flavor up front is… (More on Logboat Brewing – Snapper IPA)

702. Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat
I’m in Columbia, MO for the weekend, and after enjoying some burgers at Booches (along with a local craft beer – Mamoot fromLogboat Brewing), we headed to Logboat Brewery for a couple more beers. It was suggested by my local friends that I try their ginger wheat beer, which seems to be gaining traction locally as their signature beer.  The brewery is very nice and new, and the tasting room/bar has a nice rustic feel with lots of stained wood.
Location: On tap and served in a slightly curved glass at my Logboat Brewing in Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 5.2% ABV, 21 IBUs, 4 SRM, ~160 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s bright golden in color with a fair amount of haziness. There was a finger-thick, fluffy white head on it that feel after several minutes. The aroma was lightly citrus with mostly light lemony smells.
Taste & Feel: The body is light and the mouthfeel is smooth and lightly creamy. The flavor up front is lightly… (More on Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat)
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702. Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat

I’m in Columbia, MO for the weekend, and after enjoying some burgers at Booches (along with a local craft beer – Mamoot fromLogboat Brewing), we headed to Logboat Brewery for a couple more beers. It was suggested by my local friends that I try their ginger wheat beer, which seems to be gaining traction locally as their signature beer.  The brewery is very nice and new, and the tasting room/bar has a nice rustic feel with lots of stained wood.

Location: On tap and served in a slightly curved glass at my Logboat Brewing in Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 5.2% ABV, 21 IBUs, 4 SRM, ~160 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s bright golden in color with a fair amount of haziness. There was a finger-thick, fluffy white head on it that feel after several minutes. The aroma was lightly citrus with mostly light lemony smells.

Taste & Feel: The body is light and the mouthfeel is smooth and lightly creamy. The flavor up front is lightly… (More on Logboat Brewing – Shiphead Ginger Wheat)

701. Logboat Brewing – Mamoot
I’m in Columbia, Missouri this weekend for my annual pilgrimage to my alma mater for an alumni golf tournament with my fraternity. Readers of this blog will note that this happens the first weekend in June every year, and it’s also a chance for me to add a few new beers to this list. Readers also know that my first stop is almost always at Booches for burgers and beers. Normally I enjoy a Busch or Stag beer with my burger, but this year I saw they had a new local beer on tap. It’s an English mild from a new brewery in town called Logboat Brewing.
Location: On tap and served in a tumbler style pint glass at Booches in Columbia, MO.
Numbers: 3.6% ABV, 16 IBUs, 18 SRM, ~100 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark copper in color, like an aged penny, and it’s somewhat hazy. There’s no head at all, only a slight creamy ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma was lightly nutty-malty with a light woody-mossy like smell.
Taste & Feel: The body is light and the mouthfeel is smooth with a slight crispness. The flavors up front are mostly malty with a fair amount of… (More on Logboat Brewing – Mamoot)
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701. Logboat Brewing – Mamoot

I’m in Columbia, Missouri this weekend for my annual pilgrimage to my alma mater for an alumni golf tournament with my fraternity. Readers of this blog will note that this happens the first weekend in June every year, and it’s also a chance for me to add a few new beers to this list. Readers also know that my first stop is almost always at Booches for burgers and beers. Normally I enjoy a Busch or Stag beer with my burger, but this year I saw they had a new local beer on tap. It’s an English mild from a new brewery in town called Logboat Brewing.

Location: On tap and served in a tumbler style pint glass at Booches in Columbia, MO.

Numbers: 3.6% ABV, 16 IBUs, 18 SRM, ~100 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark copper in color, like an aged penny, and it’s somewhat hazy. There’s no head at all, only a slight creamy ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma was lightly nutty-malty with a light woody-mossy like smell.

Taste & Feel: The body is light and the mouthfeel is smooth with a slight crispness. The flavors up front are mostly malty with a fair amount of… (More on Logboat Brewing – Mamoot)

700. Full Sail Brewing – Imperial Stout 2008
There’s a ton of stress right now in my life between owning/maintaining two homes and trying to sell one of them. On top of that, I’m having to interview to keep my job, deal with air conditioner issues at both houses, and other things too numerous to mention here. I chose this big beer to enjoy for the ceremonious landmark of #700 because I was given it by John Harris when I brewed with him at Full Sail Riverplace in Portland a few years ago. Thanks John! By the way, a couple years ago, John left Full Sail and started his own thing at Ecliptic Brewing, check them out.
Location: Poured into a St. Bernardus snifter glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 8% ABV, ~280 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark black in color and almost no light shines through it when held up to the light. It has almost no head, just a thin, creamy, tan ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is like dark chocolate with a little bit of booziness and roastiness.
Taste & Feel: The body is full and the mouthfeel is very smooth. There’s a semi-sweet and somewhat dry dark cocoa flavor up front with some… (More on Full Sail Brewing – Imperial Stout 2008)
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700. Full Sail Brewing – Imperial Stout 2008

There’s a ton of stress right now in my life between owning/maintaining two homes and trying to sell one of them. On top of that, I’m having to interview to keep my job, deal with air conditioner issues at both houses, and other things too numerous to mention here. I chose this big beer to enjoy for the ceremonious landmark of #700 because I was given it by John Harris when I brewed with him at Full Sail Riverplace in Portland a few years ago. Thanks John! By the way, a couple years ago, John left Full Sail and started his own thing at Ecliptic Brewing, check them out.

Location: Poured into a St. Bernardus snifter glass at my home in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 8% ABV, ~280 Calories

Appearance & Aroma: It’s dark black in color and almost no light shines through it when held up to the light. It has almost no head, just a thin, creamy, tan ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is like dark chocolate with a little bit of booziness and roastiness.

Taste & Feel: The body is full and the mouthfeel is very smooth. There’s a semi-sweet and somewhat dry dark cocoa flavor up front with some… (More on Full Sail Brewing – Imperial Stout 2008)

699. Samuel Adams – Rebel IPA Draft
My dad is in town for my son’s baseball games this weekend, and tonight we decided to hit Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. Since dad was buying, he suggested I have a beer. This seemed to be the most interesting thing they had on tap, and I’d been wanting to give it a try since I saw it come out a few months ago. Besides, I always enjoy pairing a nice IPA with spicy chicken wings.
Location: On-tap and served in a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bloomington, IL.
Numbers: 6.5% ABV, 45 IBUs, 11 SRM, 198 Calories
Ingredients: Malts: 2-row pale malt blend, caramel 60; Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo; Sam Adams Yeast strain.
Appearance & Aroma: It’s crystal clear and bright copper in color. It has a fair amount of carbonation in it, and a bright white, fluffy head that fell a bit after a couple minutes. The aroma has a lot of citrusy grapefruit with some pine close behind it.
Taste & Feel: The body is light-medium, and the mouthfeel is fairly smooth with a little bit of crispness. The flavor up front was a bit… (More on Samuel Adams – Rebel IPA Draft)
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699. Samuel Adams – Rebel IPA Draft

My dad is in town for my son’s baseball games this weekend, and tonight we decided to hit Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner. Since dad was buying, he suggested I have a beer. This seemed to be the most interesting thing they had on tap, and I’d been wanting to give it a try since I saw it come out a few months ago. Besides, I always enjoy pairing a nice IPA with spicy chicken wings.

Location: On-tap and served in a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bloomington, IL.

Numbers: 6.5% ABV, 45 IBUs, 11 SRM, 198 Calories

Ingredients: Malts: 2-row pale malt blend, caramel 60; Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo; Sam Adams Yeast strain.

Appearance & Aroma: It’s crystal clear and bright copper in color. It has a fair amount of carbonation in it, and a bright white, fluffy head that fell a bit after a couple minutes. The aroma has a lot of citrusy grapefruit with some pine close behind it.

Taste & Feel: The body is light-medium, and the mouthfeel is fairly smooth with a little bit of crispness. The flavor up front was a bit… (More on Samuel Adams – Rebel IPA Draft)

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