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Southern Illinois
I just spent some time in Mexico and have a newer Mexican beer to recommend. Pacifico, Bohemia, and the Modelo's have been what I typically drink, mostly because the other choices are subpar. I tried a newer Artisanal beer there called Patito. They have a Pilsner and a Belgian Blonde that are definitely a step in the right direction. So if you ever get down there give Patito a try. It wasn't available at a couple of the smaller towns I visited but was readily available elsewhere.
 
Houston, Texas
I just spent some time in Mexico and have a newer Mexican beer to recommend. Pacifico, Bohemia, and the Modelo's have been what I typically drink, mostly because the other choices are subpar. I tried a newer Artisanal beer there called Patito. They have a Pilsner and a Belgian Blonde that are definitely a step in the right direction. So if you ever get down there give Patito a try. It wasn't available at a couple of the smaller towns I visited but was readily available elsewhere.
Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
 
Chambana
I just spent some time in Mexico and have a newer Mexican beer to recommend. Pacifico, Bohemia, and the Modelo's have been what I typically drink, mostly because the other choices are subpar. I tried a newer Artisanal beer there called Patito. They have a Pilsner and a Belgian Blonde that are definitely a step in the right direction. So if you ever get down there give Patito a try. It wasn't available at a couple of the smaller towns I visited but was readily available elsewhere.
We go with Sol when in Mexico. Goes down easy on the 95 degree days on the beach.
 
Plainfield
For those in the Plainfield area we have a great local brewery that brews Werk Force beer. Brown ales, farmhouse ales etc. Drinking the Werktoberfest now.
 
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Brooklyn, NY
I'm heading to Chicago for the holidays. Any new spots pop up over last year or so that I should check out?

I'm definitely hitting Forbidden Root and some of the mainstays (Revolutions, 3F, etc.) but hoping there might be something new I'm not aware of.
 
A Legend in My Own Mind
Montgomery, IL
I'm heading to Chicago for the holidays. Any new spots pop up over last year or so that I should check out?

I'm definitely hitting Forbidden Root and some of the mainstays (Revolutions, 3F, etc.) but hoping there might be something new I'm not aware of.
I've been impressed with the offerings from http://www.buckledownbrewing.com/ recently. They are located not far from Midway Airport.
 
Houston, Texas
Anyone get their Bourbon County Stout this year? Actually found some yesterday in a store here in Houston. Probably could get a few more bottles at the same place this week.
 
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Brooklyn, NY
Anyone get their Bourbon County Stout this year? Actually found some yesterday in a store here in Houston. Probably could get a few more bottles at the same place this week.
I have. We only bought the regular (none of the barrel aged), and it's quite good.

We typically drink a couple the year it comes out, then let some age for a couple of years.
 
Houston, Texas
I have. We only bought the regular (none of the barrel aged), and it's quite good.

We typically drink a couple the year it comes out, then let some age for a couple of years.
That is what I do as well. I have some from probably 2012 or so, waiting for delivery from Illinois to Texas (via my brother). They had it here and it didn't sell out for three weeks or so.
 
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Brooklyn, NY
That is what I do as well. I have some from probably 2012 or so, waiting for delivery from Illinois to Texas (via my brother). They had it here and it didn't sell out for three weeks or so.
Awesome, and enjoy.

I just had a solid couple of days for beer. I went by Other Half in Brooklyn and picked up some solid IPAs and a stout, then drove to Chicago today, stopping by 3 Floyds.

Picked up two cases of Zombie Dust, some Blot Out The Suns (Imperial stout...amazing), and a Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus (extremely excited).

It's going to be a fun (and expensive) holiday for beers.
 
Houston, Texas
Awesome, and enjoy.

I just had a solid couple of days for beer. I went by Other Half in Brooklyn and picked up some solid IPAs and a stout, then drove to Chicago today, stopping by 3 Floyds.

Picked up two cases of Zombie Dust, some Blot Out The Suns (Imperial stout...amazing), and a Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus (extremely excited).

It's going to be a fun (and expensive) holiday for beers.
That's an awesome Three Floyd's score. Saw that they had Zombie Dust on sale. Wish they would send some down here.
 
Connecticut
Out East I've been enjoying a few local beers and some national ones. For Xmas break I stocked up on Sierra Nevada Celebration, Lagunitas 12th of Never, and Caldera IPA (may pick up some Caldera Hopportunity Knocks as well). Local beers include Tröegs Blizzard of Hops, Two Roads Lil Heaven and a Jack's Abbey IPA
 
Chambana
Out East I've been enjoying a few local beers and some national ones. For Xmas break I stocked up on Sierra Nevada Celebration, Lagunitas 12th of Never, and Caldera IPA (may pick up some Caldera Hopportunity Knocks as well). Local beers include Tröegs Blizzard of Hops, Two Roads Lil Heaven and a Jack's Abbey IPA
Big fan of Two Roads and Jack's Abbey.
 
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
Procured some yummy holiday treats this past week. Some Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout and Wasatch Brewery's Polygamy Porter (great name, even better beer!). I highly recommend both of them.
 
Chambana
Do you get Two Roads in the Midwest? Their brewery is about a mile from where I used to live

Also, just opened a Pioneer (Wolcott CT) American IPA...really good
I wish but no, none available around here. I was consulting in Westchester for several months. Drove up to Yale for a hockey game (an amazing architectural building) and stopped at Two Roads on way back. A smart move. Terrific brewery/tasting room converted from old brick warehouse. Food trucks rotate in the parking lot.

Another "find" during my stint out east was Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Elmsford, NY. Very friendly staff in a funky industrial area (Google maps had a little trouble finding it). The Saturday afternoon crowd of locals made it even better. Try the Smoked Porter and Hop Commander IPA, both were top notch.
 
Chambana
Procured some yummy holiday treats this past week. Some Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout and Wasatch Brewery's Polygamy Porter (great name, even better beer!). I highly recommend both of them.
If you come across any beers from BarrelHouse Brewing Co., just down the road from Firestone Walker, grab em. I visited both and thought BH put out a higher quality product. FW has a much larger marketing footprint though.
 
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