Beer Releases: September 25 - October 2, 2020

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Garage Band Brewing
Don't Harsh My Mellow

Asmodeus Label - Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing
2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Asmoseus

Glass fo beer surrounded by nuts and coffee beans

Mad Hatchet Brewing
Night Walker






Friday, September 25

Cans of Essential Supplies going down the can labelling line.

A Orange & Brew and Pollyanna Brewing Company Collab

Beer is essential.  We learned tha through this pandemic.  And, on Friday, when you tell your boss / spouse / significant other that you are off to get Essential Supplies ... little will they know that you are getting the newest beer from a partnership betwen Orange & Brew and Pollyanna.  It's a Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA brewed with milk sugar, sabro, mosaic, citra and huell melon hops.  It'll be at Orange & Brew and all three Pollyanna locations

A lighter-yellow colored beer on the right, with an American Flag in background

Bump Ahead

Rt66 Old School Brewing has a tasty little Oat New England IPA out called "Bump Ahead."  This beer gives tasting notes of General Citrus, Tropical Fruit, and Gooseberry.  A great reason to jump on Route 66 and make a visit!

Saturday, September 26

Four different beers from Goldfinger Brewing in Downers Grove

Oktoberfest with Friends

Goldfinger's got some new drops for their Oktoberfest celebration.  The Original Lager is back, as well as as a new Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen.  (Also pictured above are their Pils and Vienna).  Celebrate with friends, even if your friends are four glasses of beer.  Please drink responsibly.

Cans of Don't Harsh My Mellow from Garage Band Brewing

The Mellow's in Cans

Garage Band Brewing dropped "Don't Harsh My Mellow" earlier in the week, but they've broken out some trippy new cans for the beer.  Check out hte great artwork, then check out a great beer by visiting the Plainfield brewery!

Sunday, September 27

OG Fun Size is Back

Pollyanna Brewing Company has brought back the original "Fun Size."  We've seen many varients of this, but the original reminds of snickers in a glass.  Chocolate, sea salt, vanilla, and more.  It's a classic, and you definitely want to make sure you get your hands on some.  


Monday, September 28

Orange Dreamsicle Bar coming out of a same-colored beer - Juicesicle at Will County Brewing

My Favorite Flavor Back on Tap

If you're a frequent reader of the blog, you know that I'm obsessed with all things dteamscicle.  And, one of the best beers in that flavor is "Juicesicle" from Will County Brewing Company.  if you can imagine a dreamsicle in a glass, and if you can't look at the photo, this beer perfectly balances the orange and vanilla we all know and love.


Tuesday, September 29

Label for Cold Crunch by Hop Butchter

A Cold Crunch at Miskatonic

Miskatonic's tapping "Cold Crunch" from Hop Butcher for the World on Taco Tuesday.  This beer is a Double Milkshake IPA packed with Vanilla and Lemon.  Think Italian Ice in a glass.


Wednesday, September 30



Thursday, October 1

Fatal Sting Label

A Three-Way Collab Tapped at Whiskey Hill

Whiskey Hill just tapped a guest tap that features a collab between Arclight Brewing Company, Monochrome Brewing, and Standard Meadery. This tasty NEIPA was brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, peaches, and orange blossom honey.  The beer clocks in at 8.5% ABV.

Glass of beer and bottle of Almost Got Away from Ike & Oak

Don't Let This One Get Away

Ike & Oak's "Almost Got Away" is a Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sour Ale with notes of mango, watermelon and amped up with Kabosu, (Rare Japanese citrus fruit), providing a tart and fruity flavor. This beer uses Brettanomyces yeast and has been aged for 9 months in Le Crema Chardonnay barrels, imparting the unique character of the wood barrel.

Friday, October 2

Giant pumpkin that says

A Giant Collaboration

Will County Brewing Company teamed up with Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm for "Heap's Giant Pumpkin Ale".  Think pumpkin pie in a glass, this brew was made with home-basked Blue Moon Pumpkins.  The brewery is also releasing "Van Helsing's Revene", a perfectly-tart Beliner Weiss with Blood Orange, Pomegranate, and Tart Cherry.

Two cans of Black Horizon Brewing's Cake Crusher

A Trio from Black Horizon

Three beers dropping today at Black Horizon.  Midnight Fist Fight is a Hazy IPA.  Rocky Road Sugar Bomb is a Rocky Road-inspired Milkshake IPA.  And Cake Crusher (pictured) is a Golden Ale that tastes like cheesecake in a glass (vanilla, graham cracker, lactose and cheesecake flavor).  When you can't decide which one to choose, get them all!  

Coming Soon

Graphic for Pollyanna's 6th Anniversary Beer Release

Pollyanna's Dropping Three on Their Sixth Anniversary

Have you marked October 3rd down on your calendar?  That's the day that Pollyanna is dropping three releases for us, including the Nerd-inspired beer!

  • "Sixth Anniversary Lager":  A German Leichtbier coming in at 3.4% ABV.  That's actually the loweest ABV beer they've ever brewed.  Lots of hop flavor in this one, as it was dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.
  • "Bourbon Barrel Aged Personal Chain Letter with Coffee and Vanilla":  Personal Chain Letter is one of my favorite series from Pollyanna.  This variant is bringing the flavor from being barrel aged, added with freshly ground Tugboat Coffee and Vanilla Beans.
  • "NERD is the Word"Inspired by my favorite childhood candies, Nerd is the Word is a sour ale with strawberry, concord grape, and lactose.  Been looking forward to this one!

Three photos - German chocolate cake, cocoa, and toasted coconut.

Keyboard Warrior

Check out the ingredients on this one:  dark roasted barley, sweet caramel malt, decadent dark cocoa, a touch of pecan flour, and 75lbs of toasted coconut.  Metal Monkey's "Keyboard Warrior" is a German Chocolate Cake inspired beer that I can't wait to try!  We'll keep you posted as we hear more.  

Graphic from Garage Band Brewing -

On Deck at Garage Band

Harvest Moon (Oktoberfest), Fear the Voices (Double IPA), Fell on Black Days (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout) are being brewed at Garage Band Brewing in Plainfield.  All are coming soon!

Brewers working to cut open pumpkins (for an eventual beer) at Mad Hatchet Brewing in Shorewood, IL.

These Beers will be Gourd-geous

I'm a little too proud of that pun.  The brewers over at Mad Hatchet are getting ready for Undead Gourd (pumpkin pie ale) and Return of the Gourd (pumpkin stout).

brewers holding plate of donuts (top photo), apple cider donuts surrounding a glass of beer (bottom photo)

A Little ACID

Mad Hatchet Brewing has teamed up again with The Little Red Donut Truck for AVID (Apple Cider Incognito Donut).  It's a light bodied apple ale loaded with hot apple cider donuts and apple cider during seconardy fementation.  Coming October 3.

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