Beer Releases: February 21 - 28, 2021

Tangled Roots Turns Five, a Super Fun Time awaits at Pollyanna, we welcome Two Pints Lounge in Bolingbrook to the Ale Trail, and I Can't Wait to Watch WandaVision. (I know that last part really isn't relevant to craft beer ... I just really am hooked on the show).

New Releases - Hot Spot DropsComing Soon

Sunday, February 21

No New Beers Scheduled

Monday, February 22

  No New Beers Scheduled

Tuesday, February 23

No New Beers Scheduled

Wednesday, February 24

Munich Dunkel

The German Horizon

Black Horizon has a great Munich Dunkel that you all should try.  Only water, hops, yeast, and barley - brewed 100% in accordance with the German purity law (Reinheitsgebot).  It's a lightly toasted and subtly caramel lager, great for pairing with food.  

 

Two Four Packs at Mad Hatchet Brewing, Jason's Ladder and Summer Camp of Carnage with Berries

Climbing the Ladder of Carnage

Two great beers in the first-ever four packs from Mad Hatchet Brewing.  Jason's Ladder is truly a tasty cream ale, definitely a winner.  For a different but still awesome taste, try Summer Camp of Carnage.  It'll make you think Summer is here.  I mean, it's supposed to be 50 degrees out on Saturday!

Tall glass of Pils from Goldfinger Brewing

Pils

Four simple letters, and a quality taste.  Goldfinger Brewing Company's Pils is back for everyone's enjoyment.  They do pour this beer over five minutes, because a beer this good is meant to be enjoyed at its peak.  Trust me, it's worth it.

Picture of Austin Powers

Groovy, Baby

Man of Mystery is now at Will County Brewing.  It's a West Coast IPA with Citiva Hops.  Notes of stone fruit, peach, and lime - moderate bitterness level.  Make it like the movies, order up a trilogy.  (The second Austin Powers was the best in my opinion ... in case you all were wondering.  I'm sure you weren't.

Thursday, February 25

Four pack of Nose Over Tail next to a glass of beer that is overflowing and being poured from the top of the screen - only seeing the drops coming down

You'll Go Nose Over Tail for This Beer

Nose Over Tail is a beer perfect for outside drinking, and a sign that the weather is changing for the good when Pollyanna Brewing Co releases this beer.  This Maibock Lager is malt forward, silky smooth, and just enough of a noble hop backing.  A great balance of caramel and bread-like malts.  The beer weighs in at 7.0% ABV and will be on tap and in cans.  PS.  Try to ignore the piled-up snow in the background of the photo.

Four pack of Pollyanna Brewing Co's Lexical Gap in front of their brewing vessels

Super Fresh Lexical Gap

Some freshly canned Lexical Gap, Pollyanna's Flagship West Coast IPA, just showed up and is ready for you to take home.  It's a 7.3% West Coast IPA that has been on the menu since 2014.  Why has it been on the menu that long?  It's that good.  

Cal's Coffee Company logo

A New Coffee Stout at Hickory Creek Brewing Co.

Hickory Creek Brewing partnered up with their in-town neighbors, Cal's Coffee, in New Lenox.  Their coffee stout collab uses Cal's Guatemalan Coffee.  This is a natural collab, as both Hickory Creek and Cal's share the same level of high passion for their respective drinks ... I can't wait to try this beer.

Friday, February 26

New in Town Brown, in a glass at Rt66 Old School brewing

This Beer is a Welcomed Addition

New Town in Brown is the latest from Rt66 Old School Brewing.  Appropriately 6.6% ABV (in theory, all of their beers should be 6.6% ABV - get your kicks!), it's a roasty, caramel, and chocolate beer.  Head brewer Pauly won an award for this one, and you'll know why after the first sip.

Logo for Barrel-Aged Owlbear, part of Miskatonic Brewing Company's Dungeon Master series

An Imperial Beer

A beer over 18 months in the making, Friday is the day that Barrel-Aged Owlbear awakes from its slumber.  The tastes of maple and coffee bean pair up with the flavors from its Four Roses bourbon barrel hibernation result in an 11% imperial breakfast stout.  Are you ready?  This one will be top-notch.

Graphic for the Wool Socks and Flip Flops release from Nik & Ivy Brewing in lockport, IL

Wool Socks and Flip Flops

The name is reminiscient of the feelings of this week, driving around with the windows down and the temps feeling like they are 20 degrees warmer than they truly are.  Wool Socks and Flip Flops is the latest from Nik & Ivy Brewing.  Caramel and molasses notes on this Scottish Export Ale.  

Glass of 1853 from Nik and Ivy Brewing Company in Lockport, IL.

An Old Favorite Breer in an Old Favorite City

Cream ales were brewed first in the mid 1800's.  Lockport was founded in 1853.  So, Nik & Ivy Brewing released 1853.  This is a great cream ale that is light and crisp.  Smooth vanilla flavor and aroma.  And just enough hops to remind you that you're drinking a beer.

Saturday, February 27

No New Beers Scheduled

Sunday, February 28

No New Beers Scheduled

 

Hot Spot Drops

We're going to list the date and location of craft beer drops along the Corridor.  Remember, these are all limited and subject to availability (just like everything in life, if you think about it).

Cans of Running Dreams by Old Irving Brewing Co and Iron&Glass

Feb 23 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

Old Irving Brewing Co. and Iron&Glass' Collab Running Dreams (Milkshake IPA with clementine, vanilla, and lactose)

Cans of No Third Eye and Little Big Hop  from Transient Artisan Ales and Second Shift Brewing respectively

Feb 24 - CatsEye (Ottawa, IL)

Transient Artist Ale's No Third Eye and 2nd Shift Brewing's Little Big Hop

Cans from Hubbard's Cave, Hoof Hearted, Phase Three, and Decadent Ales at Iron&Glass Romeoville

Feb 24 - Iron&Glass (Romeoville, IL)

Hubbard's Cave Brewery's Vanilla Imperial Stout, Hoof Hearted Brewing's Maxxx Profitz (Sour IPA with Strawberry, Pink Guava, Lemon, Tahitian Vanilla, & Lactose), Phase Three Brewing Company's Bold (Double NEIPA mashed with nearly 50% oats with light colored malted barley), Decadent Ales' Orange Gusher (DIPA with orange puree)

Several cans and bottles on a graphic featuring Orange & Brew logo

Feb 25 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove, IL)

Triptych Brewing restocks, Phase Three Brewing Company's Bold, variety from Hailstorm Brewing Co and Midwest Coast Brewing Company, Is/Was Brewing with Fresh Saisons, Saint Errant Brewing's Backseat Dreaming, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery's Juice Pants, and Hideout Hazy (a collab between BuckleDown Brewing and Pierce Tavern) 

 

photoshopped graphic, Hulk Hogan with 3d glasses holding a can of Riwakamania doing a leg drop on another wrestler holding a can of Preserved in Three Dimensions from Hop Butcher from the World

Feb 25 - Orange & Brew (Downers Grove, IL) and Iron&Glass Romeoville.

Hop Butcher for the World's Riwakamania and Preserved in Three Dimensions

Cans of different beers from Hubbard's Cave Brewery

Feb 25 - Iron&Glass Romeoville

Hubbard's Cave Brewery's Untitled Art (Black Forest Cake Smoothie Stout, Mango Coconut Sticky Sour, and Yuzu Raspberry Sherbet)

 

Coming Soon

Two Brewers standing near brewing vessels at Pollyanna Brewing Company

Dragonfruit Allure Coming Soon from Pollyanna Brewing Company

Here's a shot from Pollyanna, featuring Vince and Marc working on a new Dragonfruit Allure.  Who let the Blue Moon shirt in the brewery?

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