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Another Jaunt to Flossmoor Station Brewing

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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For a couple of weeks I have wanted to make a trip out to Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery as they had released their most recent IPA (Black Magic) and Killer Wood (Killer Kapowski bourbon oak aged). air jordan 1 I also knew that they had released an oatmeal stout (Devout Oatmeal Stout) which was brewed along with a home brewer who had won a home brew competition with that beer.

So Rich and I had the chance to cruise our there yesterday to partake and review a few more American craft beers from Flossmoor. We arrived shortly after half time of the Bears game (so pathetic) and were greeted to a half time buffet.

We both started off with a 12 ounce pour of Killer Wood. A baltic porter that had been aged in oak bourbon barrels for five months. Based on the beer that aging was perfect. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, and slight tinge of alcohol greeted the nose and taste buds to a cornucopia of delight. Definitely a sipper that is creamy and worth the ride to Flossmoor. 8/10

My second and final beer of the afternoon, Devout Outmeal Stout is an American Stout that was brewed with a home brewers recipe. I am not going to say much here as I am a Flossmoor fan but this beer just didn’t agree with me. There is a chance that having it after such a big beer like Killer Wood did it an injustice. 5/10

I am going to have to find a way to make it out to Flossmoor every six weeks or so as they are always changing their rotation beers and always have a bourbon oak aged beer on tap. I also picked up a bottle of Black Magic IPA, it has black metallic wax on top. I am sure that won’t last long. Enjoy!

Celebration IPA By Flossmoor Station

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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Celebration IPA by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewing is an American IPA. The uniqueness of this IPA is that it is brewed once, put on tap and/or bottled with colored wax to distinguish, and then they change the recipe. I like the idea as it gives the brewer a chance to let a piece of himself shine through based on how well each of the beers are received.

The bottle had purple wax to help me denoting that it free run 3.0 v4 femmes was their Celebration IPA offering (their webiste lists the colors and beers). The beer poured dark amber and cloudy with ample, tan, frothy foam. The aroma of citrus hops, even some floral hops with a big malt backbone: bread/dough. I believe the malt came through more based on the age but nonetheless still a very good beer. I wish I could have had Celebration IPA when it was fresher.

No matter, Flossmoor Station continues to impress with their American craft beer offerings and there is good chance I will be heading out there today 🙂 Enjoy!

Wednesday Paradise at Beer Store

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It feels so good to make a beer store visit after a crazy week last week. The sob story: I had a load of server work last week that kept me from going into work on Wednesday. I know, you feel sorry for me. I feel like a caged bird that was let out of it’s cage.

Matt remembered me from two weeks ago. He isn’t new, he just took over for Travis. He is a cool guy that loves to talk beer. I look forward to hanging out for a short bit each week. Matt mentioned there are some good American craft beers coming out soon that will be limited in release. I hope I can get my hands on them and as I find out more, I will report the beers here (Jolly Pumpkin is coming out with a pumpkin beer since many people ask why they don’t make one).

air jordan 4 femmes I don’t know if the following beers are new but they are new to the store:

I also picked up a bomber of Celebration IPA by Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery and Barleywine Style Ale (2009) by Green Flash Brewing Co.. The Flossmoor beer I am basing on the wax color and their site. The bottle doesn’t make any idication that it is the beer I believe it is. The Green Flash beer I will be cellaring for a year or so.

The lady at the cash register mentioned that the new owners are trying to give customers a better selection for less money. The bottle of Flossmoor IPA I purchased was down $3, so it is a start. Enjoy!

Flossmoor Station Resturant & Brewery Hop

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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Flossmoor Station Resturant & Brewery was our destination today as Two Beer Dudes set out on our first personalized tour of an American craft brewery. Before I go any further, I would like to thank Sandi (GM), Bryan (brew master), and Richard (brew assistant) for opening up the invitation for Rich and I to come visit. Also, their hospitality while we were there was above and beyond.

The cosy atmosphere of the quaint brewpub and Bryan and Richard’s friendliness made us feel comfortable quickly after we arrived. We were fortunate to come on a day that they were brewing (they brew twice a week) as we were able to see from the mash, to the boil kettle, and even clean up.

Bryan took us down to the cellar to check out their refrigeration area for feeding their tap lines. They have ideas of expansion to four more. We also saw the bourbon barrels they use to age some of their specials. air jordan 12 femmes Fate was on our side as Bryan tapped a keg of Bourbon Barrel Aged Pullman Brown and shared a taste with Rich and I. Outstanding!

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They are very limited on space but in cramped conditions they are able to produce some great beers despite a 700 barrel capacity. They are a diamond in the rough with their location to Chicago and ease of transportation (they back to the Metra train). Anyone in the Chicagoland area is not much more than an hour train ride away from this gem.

Once again, thank you for opening your brewery to us and making us feel welcome. We look forward to coming out again and tasting some of your ever changing small batch seasonals. If you are in the area (if you go to Three Floyds you are 30 minutes away) make sure to drop in and try some of the beers on tap and/or take some home with you to partake with friends. Make sure to check out the brewery hop. Enjoy!