Suds & Buds

The Original Session Beer

Yeah, it has been a minute since I’ve put a pen to paper.  Hell, it has been some time since anyone from POM has struck the keyboard sending signals [Read more...]

June 11, 2017

This beer tastes like sh!t

San Diego’s Stone Brewing is crafting a new beer, Full Circle Pale Ale, with a particular type of water: treated sewage water. The decision to use water that [Read more...]

March 21, 2017

Metal Monkey Brewing

On the heels of their first anniversary I thought it was appropriate to finally post something on Metal Monkey Brewing.  I’m married with a 2 year old, so the chances [Read more...]

January 22, 2017


I’ve been following Off Color Brewing since damn near inception.  Their founders branched away like other highly skilled brewers from Goose Island, around the time [Read more...]

January 20, 2017

West Town Newcomer

Saturday night my wife and I were the very lucky recipients of a sleepover offer from my parents.  They kindly took our two year old son overnight so we could enjoy some [Read more...]

January 17, 2017

The Dojo

Last Saturday afternoon, Dave and I took a quick ride out to the newly opened Pipeworks Brewing Company bottle shop.  That is exactly what it was…nothing more, nothing [Read more...]

January 15, 2017

Fat Pug

Paul from Maplewood Brewing recently friended me on Untappd.  I thought that was pretty cool.  He must have noticed that I’ve tried many of their hoppy [Read more...]

January 5, 2017

Pine Needles…Everywhere!

If you grew up in the Chicago area, you know, appreciate and likely adore all films from the repertoire of the late John Hughes.  I struggle to name my [Read more...]

December 27, 2016

Motor Row Brewing

It had been a long day at the office.  We’ve all experienced them before.  To quote one of my favorite bands (Huey Lewis and the News) “I was taking what [Read more...]

September 3, 2016

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