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the beers of 2010: july

August 4, 2010

July was a good month for beers. You’ve got grilling out on the fourth of July, my birthday grill out with family and a few friends roughly a week later, a few days off of work a little while after that in which we worked in brunch at the Handlebar followed by a round at the Map Room, and a good friend, and fellow beer geek and home brewer’s, birthday to close out the month.

Then, right before the end of the month, Lagunitas released the 2010 batch of Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale. Arguably my second favorite seasonal beer and something I always look forward to.  So there were plenty of opportunities to pour a few pints this past month. And so I did.

July 2010:

AC’s homebrewed California Common
AC’s homebrewed Altbier
Bell’s Oberon (with orange juice aka the beermosa @ Handlebar, Chicago)
Bell’s Two Hearted IPA
Chimay Red*
Corona*
Founders Red Rye Pale Ale*
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
Half Acre/Three Floyds She Wolf IPA*
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Lift Bridge Crosscut Pale Ale
New Glarus Moon Man No coast Pale Ale*
New Glarus Spotted Cow*
New Glarus Totally Naked*
Red Stripe*
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA*
St. Feuillien/Green Flash Biere De L’Amitie
Summit Horizon Red Ale
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Furious
Three Floyds Alpha King
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow Double IPA
Two Brothers The Bitter End Pale Ale
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
Two Brothers Dog Days Dortmunder Lager
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage French Country Ale
Two Brothers Ebelweiss
Two Brothers Hop Juice Imperial IPA
Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale*

*Thanks to all my family and friends that bestowed these brews on me, and shared them with each other, while contributing to the fun on and around my birthday.

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