Malt Liquor

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus

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Brewed annually.  Lager yeast.  Its name means Santa Claus. 14% abv. These are just a few facts I picked up before opening this bottle. It has been sitting in my fridge for some time now partly due to the abv. It is not every day that I (or you) might think, “I feel like a […] ... [Read more]

Lucky Bucket Lager

Lucky Bucket Lager

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Prohibition is a scary word to us beer lovers. A time where just stopping by a brewpub or your favorite bar wasn’t an option. Well Prohibition didn’t just impact people’s abilities to consume the alcohol present in most beers, it also influenced the styles themselves. Lucky Bucket has created a pre-Prohibition style lager, one brewed […] ... [Read more]

Emmett’s 1871 Lager

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The more you understand something, the more appreciation you have. At least that’s my general feeling. With beer, it often goes the same way. Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure of a personalized tour, meal and tasting at Emmett’s Ale House in Palatine, IL. I will, in further detail, describe more of the tour, setting, […] ... [Read more]