I know we still have to go through fall, but I am looking forward to this winter’s drinking season.
Today’s review will be on the Hitachino White Ale by Kiuchi Brewery
Kiuchi offers a line of Hitachino beers, but the White Ale is available at around $10.99 for a 1 pint 8 ounce bottle. It is an easy drink at 5 percent A.B.V.
Today we will be taking a good look at Dragon’s Milk by New Holland Brewing
This particular brew can be purchased for about $8.99 for a 1 pint 6 ounce bottle. Bottled by New Holland, this beauty weighs in at a brain-mauling 10% ABV. That’s right. You heard me.
The current set of songs for the round is “Trans-Continental Hustle” by Gogol Bordello. Honestly, one can never go wrong when picking any album by this band to have a couple of drinks to. Their latest work, however, lays down some tracks that show that their sound has matured. Taking Slavic-gypsy roots and combining them with all forms of rock, Gogol Bordello has more or less found a formula that produces nothing but spot-on sounds.
Today, god is crying because we are going to review the Pizza Beer by the Seefurth family.
The Pizza Beer is available at most liquor stores for approximately $1.50 a bottle. It comes in 16 oz. bottles. The beer is distributed by Sprecher and the ABV is unavailable at time of writing.
Well, this is an interesting one. The home brewery is located in Campton, IL, which is just a stone’s throw from the sountheast border of Missouri. This may be quite a way from the capital city of pizza that we call Chicago, but it seems like the notion of Chicago pizza and the “can-do” attitude Chicago has been known for was the main spot of inspiration for chefs Tom and Athena Seefurth. (Hey, I said “can-do” attitude. I did not say “wacky politics”. Stop thinking about that and Chicago in the same thought. Seriously.)
By the information on their website, these folks read as many brewing books and recipes as they could. By the end of it, they cound that they could make good use of the abundance of tomatoes and other ingredients that would normally be found in pizzas.
The Claim Jumper Hefeweizen is available at all Claim Jumper restaurants and can be purchased for approximately $3.95 and is 4.5% ABV. At time of writing, there are no known bottled versions available. This one is on tap and on tap only, fellers.
The Claim Jumper restaurant itself has been around since 1977. It mainly has its locations on the west coast stats with a few in Wisconsin and here in Illinois. Claim Jumper is mainly known for decent hearty foods, but it also has something very, very valuable on its menu: a beer flight. The beer flight that Claim Jumper offers has a honey blonde, their original red, and the prized hefeweizen. When ordering the hefeweizen, it is listed as being the “silver medal” hefeweizen. I really wanted to look up more information on this, but since this is not really available outside of the restaurant locations. Which is still really a shame. As this review goes on you’ll see why I wished there was more info