Archive for May, 2010


the beers of 2010: April

May 3, 2010

April was a good month for beer in Chicago. Stone Beer week, a Half Acre/Three Floyds night at a bar that is (was) walking distance from my apartment, huge month-long sale on craft brews at Binny’s and not much to do but pack up our belongings, watch Blackhawk games, take in the NFL draft (Seahawks:¬† Russell Okung + Earl Thomas + Golden Tate + draft day trades for Lendale White and Leon Washington = A+) and get ready to move.

Now that we’re all moved out and are now bill-paying, mortgage-having residents of the near western suburbs and no longer in Chicago proper, these lists might get shorter. A good and a bad thing I suppose. Then again, in another month or so, I can start brewing my own beers again. These monthly¬† lists could be nothing but homebrews by the end of summer. Regardless, for it being my final month of living in Chicago, I made it count in the beer dept.

April 2010:

Bell’s Oberon
Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale
The Bruery Saison De Lente
Cucapa Chupacabra Pale Ale
Dogfish Head Aprihop
Eel River Organic IPA
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Goose Island Sophie
Green Flash Hop Head Red
Green Flash Double Stout
Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
Half Acre Gossamer Blonde Ale
Half Acre / Three Floyds Invasion Helles Bock
Lagunitas Chicago Style Fusion Pale Ale
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Metropolitan Krank Shaft Kolsch
Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale
Revolution Brewing Bad Man Rye Ale
Revolution Brewing Samadhi IIPA
Revolution Brewing Workingman Brown Ale
Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA
Samuel Adams Light
Samuel Adams Pale Ale
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Shorts Huma Lupa Licious IPA
Shorts Soft Parade
Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique Belgian IPA
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (aged in red wine barrels)
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Russian Imperial Stout (2008)
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale (cask)
Three Floyds Alpha King
Three Floyds Samurai Gazebo Lager
Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
Two Brothers Hoppy Public Domaine