tasting notes

Westportierfest Oktoberfest release party w/Aaron Scholz & Chris Boeger this Friday 9/23!

Happy September all, This Friday marks the return of WESTPORTIERFEST Oktoberfest! This is our take on the classic Märzenbier lager style that originated in Bavaria and is THE seasonal style of mid-September through early October coinciding with the huge Oktoberfest celebration in Munich! Rich, malty, smooth, and quite drinkable at 5.5%, Westportierfest awaits your discerning […]

Limited Releases for Great Taste week!

Hoppy Friday all, Yes we’re busily engaged in preparations for the Great Taste of the Midwest on Saturday August 13th and leading up to it next week we’ll have FOUR limited releases starting next Wednesday the 10th! On Wednesday we’re releasing a brand new beer that is a collaboration with the Mason Lounge: CATCHER’S MITT […]

Tasting Notes from Belgian Trappist Tripels Exploration

Happy Fall Saturday all, Yes last night (Friday Nov. 7th) Tom, Elliott and I had a little tasting of three different Belgian Trappist Tripels: Westmalle Tripel (the grand daddy of the style), Unibroue La Fin du Monde, and our The Weakling! The back story for The Weakling is we used Wyeast Labs’ Canadian/Belgian yeast strain, […]

Tasting notes from Belgian Dark Strong Ales exploration

Happy Spring all! As noted in my first blog post three of us ushered in spring on Thursday evening March 20th with a tasting of five different Belgian Dark Strong Ales, including a bottle from the pilot batch of the Parched Eagle’s Stella! A component of this tasting was a food and beer pairing, an […]

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