Beer Reviews

Off Color Brewing // Coffee DinoSmores (2018)

Off Color Brewing // Coffee DinoSmores (2018)

Every year Off Color Brewing collaborates with a local specialty coffee roaster to create a coffee-infused variant of their popular DinoSmores Imperial Marshmallow Stout. In 2016 they teamed up with Metric Coffee, and last year they worked with Passion House Coffee Roasters; this year, Off […]

Pipeworks Brewing Company // Brown and Stirred

Pipeworks Brewing Company // Brown and Stirred

Beejay Oslon and Garritt Lewis, founders of Pipework’s Brewing Co, met while working at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. There were both homebrewers who received their education at De Struise Brewery in Belgium. When they began discussing starting their own larger scale brewery, they decided […]

Anchor Brewing // Anchor Coffee Porter

Anchor Brewing // Anchor Coffee Porter

“Our historic, art deco building on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill was a coffee roastery before it was our brewery,” says Anchor Brewing Brewmaster, Scott Ungermann. “We’ve joked for years that it takes a lot of coffee to make beer. Now, in collaboration with local roaster […]

Firestone Walker Brewing Company // Mocha Merlin

Firestone Walker Brewing Company // Mocha Merlin

With an infusion of local roast coffee, a dash of cocoa nibs and touch of seasonal sorcery, Firestone Walker’s signature Velvet Merkin oatmeal stout has been transformed into Mocha Merlin for fall and winter enjoyment. This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend […]

Half Acre Beer Company // Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale

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, […]