Burner Beer Project: Shorts #1 Aug21

Burner Beer Project: Shorts #1

Although the last Beer of the Month Club shipment has come and gone Burner will still be dropping by to talk beer from time to time. The White IPA Conundrum I suppose I should have seen it coming. After enjoying a couple of different black IPAs I should have seen the inevitability of...

The Burner Beer Project, June Edition Aug02

The Burner Beer Project, June Edition

Welcome back to the Burner Beer Project. By my count this shipment, which arrived at the end of June, will be the last of the Beer of the Month Club deliveries. It’s been great fun tasting and drinking and talking about all these beers this year. And fear not, I’ll likely...

The Burner Beer Project, May Edition Jul17

The Burner Beer Project, May Edition

Burner Beer Project May Edition Welcome back to the Burner Beer Project, where we’ll be looking at the Beer o the Month Club shipment that I received in May and drank in June. As usual, the format will be whatever I feel like doing this month.  Keegan Ales Old Capital Old...

The Burner Beer Project: March and April Edition Jun07

The Burner Beer Project: March and April Edition

Welcome back to the Burner Beer Project, where we look at the four beers that arrive every month as part of a Beer of the Month club. We’ve been away a while, so let’s dive right into the beers.  March   Palm Beach Brewing   Shoal Draft Pale Ale   Palm...

The Burner Beer Project: Spring Seasonal Roundup Apr17

The Burner Beer Project: Spring Seasonal Roundup

Ahhh, Springtime! The weather’s turning, flowers are blooming, trees are budding, people are wearing clothes that show off some skin, and a new round of spring seasonals is in a liquor store near you. Generally speaking, seasonals are a bit of a mixed bag. Brewers are often...

The Burner Beer Project, February Edition Mar28

The Burner Beer Project, February Edition

Burner Beer Project, February Edition* Having a 12-pack of good beer delivered right to your door really is a blessing. It’s like manna from heaven. No getting in the car. No standing in front of the same set of coolers, looking for something new. No wondering why all the...

Booze School: Cask Conditioned Ale – Part 1 Mar06

Booze School: Cask Conditioned Ale – Part 1

An Exploration of “Real” Ale: Part 1 A beer style I’ve long been passionate about is finally starting to catch on here in the Windy City. Next time you’re at the bar you might hear someone ask, “What’s on Cask?” To which you might ask yourself, “What the hell does that mean?” Cask Conditioned Ale or “Real Ale” can be quite the fickle mistress. When properly executed, it’s quite the delicious experience, but serving a proper pint is a lot more complicated than you might expect. What is Cask Ale? So first off, what does Cask Conditioned Ale mean? When beer is in the fermentation stage, yeast consumes sugar and the...

The Burner Beer Project, January Edition Feb21

The Burner Beer Project, January Edition

  Welcome to the Burner Beer Project. Every month for the next six months, I’ll be discussing beer in this space and looking at four new microbrews from across the country. January 2012* The New Year is a time of joy here in the Burner household: January marks the yearly...

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