Coffee Porter by 81 Bay Brewing

The next beer in my series of “Shelfies” is the Coffee Porter from 81 Bay Brewing. Amazingly, this particular beer was canned on 02/04/2019, so it’s relatively fresh. I bought it shortly after that from Total Wine (surprise!) and about a month later I’m opening. I’ve never had this beer, even at the brewery, so […]

Because, Stout 05 by Triptych Brewing

Because, Stout 05 is “A strong stout featuring Papua New Guinea Coffee from Mad Goat Coffee in Danville, Illinois.” So, let’s see how this beer holds up. It pours coffee black (see what I did there?) with not much head at hall. Swirling the beer in the glass does nothing to recreate the carbonation. When pouring […]

Death Roll by Red Cypress Brewery

I’m going to be writing about several local beers from breweries I haven’t experienced. This is the 2nd in that series of what I like to call “Shelfies.” All of these beers can be found locally on the shelves of liquor stores like ABC Fine Wine & Spirits or Total Wine & More. Recently, I […]

Hunahpu’s (2018) by Cigar City Brewing

I’ll have to admit the first couple times I had Hunahpu’s I didn’t care for it. But tastes change and palates mature. Perhaps it was because the biggest pour I had originally was a 5 oz taster. At any rate, and for some reason, Cigar City is now doing 8 oz pours so I’m revisiting […]