A few from earlier in the week …

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Beer releases for May 22 – May 29, 2020

Tuesday, May 26
Black Horizon

Common Sequence
Rocky Road Straight Up

Tuesday, May 26
Ike & Oak

Alpine Delight

Wednesday, May 27

RWS Tripod

Wednesday, May 26
Hickory Creek

Lemonade Stand

Thursday, May 28
Pollyanna Brewing Co.

Cog Hill Long Drive Ale
(exclusively at Cog Hill Golf Course)

Friday, May 29

An Anniversary Beer for Mad Hatchet

Don’t fear the Chupacabra!  This is quite a tasty Horchata inspired Cream Ale from Mad Hatchet Brewing, weighing in a 6.7%.

The name Cupacabra literally translates to “Goat Sucker.”  This reported beast was scene in Northern Mexico and Southern US with a third for blood – preying on livestock.


Miskatonic’s Stormin’

A hazy double milkshake IPA is on the forecast for today.  Storm Shake is hopped with Strata, El Dorado, and Mosaic, with pillowy milk sugar and high quality vanilla added to the mix.  The result is a brest with IPA bitterness and spine, along with creamy, shakey decadence.

Four New Releases from Rt66 Old School Brewing

Three new ones today from the Wilmington-based Rt66 Old School Brewing.

  • Greenhorn is a NEIPA, a creamy mouth feel with pineapple and blueberry notes.  6.5% ABV.
  • Wildcat is a Cream Ale weighing in at 5.5% ABV.  Refreshing and satisfying!
  • Ice Ice Porter is a limited release.  The beer is a  vanilla porter at 6.2%
  • Coco-Vid is the other limited release.   This one is a toasted coconut porter at 6.2% as well.

The two limited releases are not available for crowlers and growlers.

Tangled Roots Releases 2 Summer Time Sippers

You may have had Tangled Roots’ Pale Ale, River Raptor.  Just in time for summer, they’ve released two variants.  Pictured is their Passion Fruit River Raptor.  They also have released a coconut version as well.

Tuesday, June 2

This Milkshake Will Bring All The Boys to the Yard

Ike & Oak Brewing Company‘s Woolly Bear Milkshake IPA is canned and ready for you in 4-packs of 16oz cans or growler/crowler fills.  It’s a Milkshake IPA with grapefruit, blackberry, strawberry, and vanilla.  Truly a great blend.  And remember, if you can’t stay for a beer and some food in their beer tent … take home a 4-pack and a frozen pizza.

Wednesday, June 3

Citra Crusher

If you aren’t aware, a crushable beer is one that is a tasty, super-easy-to-drink beer.  That’s what Blue Nose Brewery has right here!  Citra Crusher is double dry hopped Hazy brew.  Make your way out to Blue Nose to enjoy this one on their patio.  

It’s Not All About Beer!

Let’s talk Cider.  2 Fools Cider is back on tap over at Mad Hatchet Brewing.  Pinehopple and Raspberry Sauced are both available.  Check out the ABV on the Raspberry!  

Park This Car In Your Belly

Metal Monkey is pulling the old car around to the front!  Tony’s Car is their Double Dry Hopped Double IPA.   Those hops?  Citra, Galaxy, and Simcoe.  You’re going to get malt sweetness balanced with citrus, piney, dank, and fruity flavors.

Thursday, June 4

The Rocket Queen Is Back

One of Will County Brewing‘s classics is back available in 4-packs.  Rocket Queen has a big hop presence.  Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops give this IPA hints of pineapple, orange, and grapefruit.  Make sure to get a 4-pack today!

Alter Debuts Its First St. Charles Brewed Beer

Both Downers Grove and St. Charles’ Alter Brewing locations are debuting Fox Valley Girl Blonde.  This is a light, smooth, and refreshing ale made for the patio season.  Make sure to visit both locations and order a glass!

Friday, June 5

Pollyanna Brewing Teams Up With Revolution

Get our your leis and alpine hats, it’s time for “Lederhosen Luau!”  That’s the name of the collaboration between Pollyanna Brewing Company and Revolution Brewing Company.  They’ve got a 6.0% Hopfenweisse loaded with hops (Sabro, Citra and Mosaic), as well as Hefeweizen yeast, German wheat, and malts (Vienna, Pils, and Munich).  Tropical fruit, citrus, coconut, banana, and a silky smooth body.  This is what Oktoberfest would taste like in Honolulu, and I can’t wait to try it!

I’m Purposely Putting This One Last on the Weekly List …

It’s called Epilogue … you know, the section at the end of a book.  Serious, Miskatonic’s Epilogue Imperial IPA   It’s a touchup of an old recipe, From Miskatonic’s description:

The same brash, lightly biscuity body from the original meets even more hopping than previous iterations. Be on the lookout for the characteristic citrusy, grassy, perfumey orange aroma hit followed with a stinger of classic west coast bitterness and crisp, dry finish.


Cool Hair is on its Way Back

If you’re like me, you’ve got the “Stay-at-home” hair going and need to get a hair cut as soon as possible.  (Shoutout to Sports Clips Romeoville).  You want to have cool hair.  You also want to get to Blue Nose for when they release their batch of Cool Hair.  This Raspberry Sour took home the 2019 Golden Growler for Best Beer.  

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