Afternoon Beer Break: Begyle Flannel Pajamas

Ah, fall. Which, in the midwest, can just as easily swing into winter, back up into Indian Summer, then zip back to throwing some snow on the ground. Which means – along with the furnace being turned on – it’s time to break out the jams. The warm pajamas, that is. And hey, why not mix a stout in there too? Well, the Begyle Flannel Pajamas will cover off on both of those bases.

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The Afternoon Beer Break: Southern Tier Pumking

When it comes to fall, I make no bones about it – I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pie, and most things that carry the pumpkin pie spice mix in their makeup. A lot of it can be hit or miss, especially when it comes to beer. Many of these just take whatever their standard ale is, toss some pie spice in, and call it a day. Then there are those that go above and beyond. One such of these has become an annual favorite of mine – the Southern Tier Pumking.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Old Nation M-43 IPA

Well, friends, we made it through another work week, and you know what that means – it’s time for an afternoon beer break. Last week I went with a more local brew, and today, we’re talking about one that’s from the state that I used to call home, Michigan. Let’s have a gander at what the Old Nation M-43 IPA.

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Merrell x Dogfish – a great outdoor pairing

As you’re well-aware, via our Afternoon Beer Break series (here and on WWR), we’re fans of the hoppy suds (and all the many varieties). Well, I can’t speak for everyone else, but I also like the outdoors – camping, hiking, the whole bag. Merrell is a big name in that segment (in fact, I do have a pair of their shoes in the closet), and they just announced a collaboration with Dogfish that resulted in the Merrell Agility Synthesis X Dogfish.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Black Horizon Campfire Fun

Along with the Black Horizon Stealing Sunshine that I had come in via a new #Beerstagram community friend (Just.Me.and.My.Beer), we also had another bottle come along for the ride. This one was one I was saving for a special occasion. Well, it was my birthday the other day, and I thought that merited breaking open the Black Horizon Campfire Fun, and then review it for all of you.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Dogfish Head Perfect Disguise

Sometimes, when you head to the store, you know perfectly well what you’re looking for. Perhaps it’s your favorite camping beer (in my case, the Founder’s All Day IPA), or your favorite pumpkin beer now that cooler weather is approaching (hey, you do you – I’ve found some really good ones out there from Southern Tier and New Belgium). Then, you sometimes peruse the loose bottles, and something catches your eye. That’s precisely how a bottle of Dogfish Head Perfect Disguise ended up in my cart.

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Afternoon Beer Break: 4 Hands Contact High Juiced

Ah, yes. Friends, we’ve made it to the end of the work week. Don’t know about you, but there have definitely been some highs and lows in the week, so yeah, we’ve earned this one. This one what? Why, an afternoon beer break, of course. Today, we’re going to tell you about the 4 Hands Contact High Juiced.

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Afternoon Beer Break: 18th Street Candi Crushable

For today’s edition of the Afternoon Beer Break, we’re going to talk about a beer with an ingredient that I had not experienced in a beer before – lactose sugar. If you’ve been looking for (or drinking) milk stouts or the various of that ilk (sometimes with a milkshake moniker), odds are you’ve had lactose sugar-enhanced beer. My first go-around with it was with the 18th Street Candi Crushable.

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Afternoon Beer Break: Black Horizon Stealing Sunshine

When it comes to beers, there’s a wide, wide world of variety out there. I don’t know about where you live, but here in the Greater Chicagoland area, there are a great number of breweries, big and small, making a variety of drinks to get your attention, with any number of styles and flavors getting put together. Today, we’re going to go ultra-local (at least, for me) with the Black Horizon Stealing Sunshine.

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