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    Goose Island Beer Company // Kentucky Fog

    Kentucky Fog is the newest addition to Goose Island’s renown Bourbon County Stout lineup. It marks the first time the brewery has used tea in one of their BCS variants. Named after the once-favorite beverage of hipsters everywhere, the London Fog (Earl Grey tea with honey and steamed milk), Kentucky Fog infuses the BCS base stout with clover honey from The Honey House and a combination of cold-brewed Black and Earl Grey teas from Kilogram Tea. ‚ÄúI have been working to blend the flavors of tea and BCS for years. With characteristics like liquorish, molasses and Tobacco,

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    Revolution Brewing // Cafe Deth

    A staple in Revolution Brewing‚Äôs Deep Wood Series, Cafe Deth is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial oatmeal stout that is brewed with English specialty malts, flaked and malted oats, and an aggressive amount of Chicago‚Äôs own Dark Matter Coffee to create a heavy, rich, chocolaty profile and silky mouthfeel that cloaks its considerable strength. This beer clocks in at 14.8% ABV, so if you’re not seeing things out of the corner of your eye moving around in the shadow, you definitely will be after drinking this one. THEBASICS style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stoutabv: 14.8%ibu: 35color: Blackstemware:

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    MiddleCoast Brewing Company // Black Is Beautiful

    The Black Is Beautiful beer initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily.Marcus Baskerville, Weathered Souls Brewing When Marcus Baskerville – co-owner of Weathered Souls Brewing – launched the Black Is Beautiful beer initiative, he was hoping a few hundred breweries would join in the collaboration. But that number has blossomed to (as of this writing) 1,177 breweries in all 50 states and 21 other countries. This initiative is truly a global, cultural happening.

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    Half Acre Beer Company // Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale

    Shrub Tundra is an American Brown Ale, infused with coffee from Half Acre’s longtime collaborators, Dark Matter Coffee Company. The coffee was grown on the slopes of Finca San Jeronimo Miramar, in Atitlan, Guatemala. Whenever these two giants of Chicago-based imbibery get together, magic happens, so I was very excited to see this bottle on the NEW RELEASES shelf of my local liquor store. Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we‚Äôre sipping Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale, from Half Acre Beer Company¬†in Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to pull up a chair. THEDETAILS style:

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    Schlafly Beer // Schlafly Double Bean Blonde Ale

    PRESS RELEASE – Schlafly Beer announces the arrival of Double Bean Blonde, the latest limited special release from The Saint Louis Brewery‚ĄĘ. Double Bean Blonde is a distinctive take on the traditional blonde style, blending coffee and chocolate flavors together. The brewery makes the American blonde ale with Carapils and pale malts, Marynka hops, and American ale yeast for a well-balanced, smooth beer that lets the notable additions of the beer come through. The brew rests on cacao nibs sourced from Ghana for rich chocolate flavors, and in its final stages of brewing, a cold coffee toddy is added to

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    Schlafly Beer // Schlafly Coffee Stout

    In the 1990s, staff from Kaldi’s Coffee started visiting their neighbors in the Schlafly Beer Tap Room, asking for a pint of stout and a shot of espresso. Both Schlafly and Kaldi‚Äôs realized this was a match made in beer heaven, and soon started working together to find the perfect coffee blend to mix with their¬†Oatmeal Stout.¬†Schlafly’s¬†Oatmeal Stout is a classic English-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley. This collaboration continues today, with regular tastings to perfect the Coffee Stout.* For this batch,¬†Kaldi’s donated their¬†French Roast (an alternating coffee which, at the time of brewing, was their

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    RaudonŇ≥ PlytŇ≥ // Ryklio Kavinukas

    I was recently perusing my local store, on the hunt for a coffee beer that caught my eye. I was surprised to find it in the European Imports section.¬†I don’t know much about the state of craft beer in Eastern Europe. Doing a bit of research, it seems like Poland is currently going through¬†a bit of a microbrewery renaissance, and is regarded as sort of a forerunner for the region. Brewing your own beer has never stopped being common in the Lithuanian countryside. Most brewers have their own yeast,¬†grow their own hops,¬†and even the malts are Lithuanian-grown; so