Belgian Pale Ale

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter IPA

New Holland Farmhouse Hatter IPA

User Rating:

A new variation of their Mad Hatter IPA since last time I sampled a flight of them in 2010.  This one incorporates an interesting Belgian yeast strain to the mix which pairs rather well with the hop profile. Do not be fooled by the old “American Gothic” farmer on the label as this beer is […] ... [Read more]

Brugse Zot

Brugse Zot

User Rating:

I am a Bruges fool. Almost three years ago, in the heart of Bruges, Belgium, I stumbled across De Halve Maan, Bruges’ only brewery. So after stuffing my face with the best French fries I had ever tasted, my wife and I wandered down the street to wash it all down with a Belgian Pale […] ... [Read more]

Struise Brouwers Tsjeeses Reserva

Struise Tsjeeses Reserva

User Rating:

A friend just got back from the beer lover’s dream trip. He sat in my office and described his river boat tour through Belgium and I practically teared up. He described beer after beer, reveling in each one, reliving the taste and making me, well, jealous. So, while I didn’t hop a plane the next […] ... [Read more]

Duvel Triple Hop

User Rating:

Upon receiving my email for recently arrived beer from my local Binny’s I made it a point to stop in for this brew. It seems the “triple hops brewed” marketing worked to a certain degree (unfortunately for Miller it had the opposite effect…suckas). As you can see in the picture, there is nice label that […] ... [Read more]

Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale

User Rating:

Well, the summer is me. I can tell because my weekends are quickly filling up with weddings, camping trips, and various activities. I will say that it is nice to come home and lie in my hammock while enjoying a brew now that the weather is warmer. I was in a Belgian beer mood after […] ... [Read more]

North Coast Pranqster

User Rating:

I’m going to go ahead a gloat for just a moment, if that’s permissible, because there are certain days in life that just can’t be allowed to seep into the vacuum of the unmemorable, attenuate into the mash of the unexceptional if you will (a Timmy original). At the end of this day I feel […] ... [Read more]

Goose Island Demolition Belgian Style Golden Ale

User Rating:

Goose Island Demolition is a wonderful brew from the famed Chicago craft brewery that I found to be quite satisfying. A buddy of mine shared this one with me over a meal of my signature curry chicken, and it hit the spot. First a little background from the brewmaster: Demolition is “brewed to honor the […] ... [Read more]

Petrus Aged Pale

User Rating:

Holy Cow!!! My taste buds just got rocked. I’m sampling a Belgium pale ale and it was not what I expected. Petrus, a brewery known for its Flemish Brown (Oud Bruin) Ale, apparently produces a wider range of beers than I thought. Part of what tricked me was that this beer is technically a Sour […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Stone Soup

User Rating:

Pours a semi-transparent gold color, slightly hazy with tons of bubbles on the inside of my glass. Very crisp, dry, highly carbonated light, fruity beer. Elegant and drinkable, (as the label says), I’m going to let this one warm up a bit. Still pretty cold but I’m thirsty for beer during my intermission mopping the […] ... [Read more]

Two Brothers Prairie Path Ale

User Rating:

In my neck of the suburbs there is a prairie path that stretches for miles connecting multiple towns and giving eager runners, walkers, and bikers a place to get the iron out. Illinois was once host to a vast prairie of tall grasses and wild plants. In celebration of this heritage, Two Brothers brewed a […] ... [Read more]