A few Italian beers at Eataly (Chicago):

baladin Nora (spiced with citrus, ginger, and myrrh- delicious...like a Blue Moon that is actually good)

baladin Super (caramel, malty, heavy- half glass was enough for me)

Birra Del Borgo ReAle Extra (classic IPA flavors, very enjoyable. Bought a humongous bottle for a party tonight)

Overall I really liked Eataly- if you don't mind dropping some coin it's a great visit. The meat and cheese selections were impressive, and I enjoyed margherita pizza and braised short rib pasta from La Pizza & La Pasta.
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
New Glarus Stone Soup


Very nice! The wife's in Wisconsin right now, so I have some Spotted Cow on the way. Big Grin


Now that's a good woman! The Stone Soup is a nice winteresque-ale worth checking a second bag...
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
New Glarus Stone Soup


Very nice! The wife's in Wisconsin right now, so I have some Spotted Cow on the way. Big Grin


Now that's a good woman! The Stone Soup is a nice winteresque-ale worth checking a second bag...


Big, you and I have a different idea of a good woman. Razz Big Grin
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
New Glarus Stone Soup


Very nice! The wife's in Wisconsin right now, so I have some Spotted Cow on the way. Big Grin


Now that's a good woman! The Stone Soup is a nice winteresque-ale worth checking a second bag...


Big, you and I have a different idea of a good woman. Razz Big Grin


I say we debate this very divisive issue over a beverage sometime. I need education on bubbles. The 96 Duval-Leroy was eye-opening and perhaps the best I've experienced. Rumor has it you might have some passion around these wines. Wink I work too much and have far too little pleasure while in Dallas. I think I've got a solid position. Any woman that will boot-leg good, check that, great beer for you? That's a good start. Many other qualifications need to be evaluated, naturally... LOL
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
New Glarus Stone Soup


Very nice! The wife's in Wisconsin right now, so I have some Spotted Cow on the way. Big Grin


Now that's a good woman! The Stone Soup is a nice winteresque-ale worth checking a second bag...


Big, you and I have a different idea of a good woman. Razz Big Grin


In addition to the Spotted Cow, she's also bringing back a '95 La Mish & (2) '08 Dunn HM's. I'd say she's a pretty damn good woman. Cool
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Goose Island Lolita. It didn't do too much for me...perhaps it isn't my style.


Didn't like this at all. Aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Yuck.

Glad I saw this before I tried one!
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
Goose Island Lolita. It didn't do too much for me...perhaps it isn't my style.


Didn't like this at all. Aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Yuck.

Glad I saw this before I tried one!

I think I may have preferred the Lolita to the Juliet, but I think they both fit tlv's description. I've got one more of that style to go (I believe it's Gillian). Needless to say, I will stick with Matilda, Sofie, Pere Jacques, etc. from now on.
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I think I may have preferred the Lolita to the Juliet, but I think they both fit tlv's description. I've got one more of that style to go (I believe it's Gillian).


The Juliet is aged with blackberries and is considered a Belgian Style Wild Ale along with the Lolita. The Gillian is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale and is not supposed to be as fruit driven. I haven't had the Gillian yet, but it sounds interesting at least. I'm not a fan of fruit in my beer in general.
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Originally posted by thelostverse:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:

I think I may have preferred the Lolita to the Juliet, but I think they both fit tlv's description. I've got one more of that style to go (I believe it's Gillian).


The Juliet is aged with blackberries and is considered a Belgian Style Wild Ale along with the Lolita. The Gillian is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale and is not supposed to be as fruit driven. I haven't had the Gillian yet, but it sounds interesting at least. I'm not a fan of fruit in my beer in general.

Thanks for the info...I always did prefer raspberries to blackberries.

I'll be sure to let you all know when I finally get to the Gillian.
Not a lot made it to Toronto, but I picked up 4 packs before they were gone.
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Best of Beau's Mix Pack

Great selection of Beau's beers. Love the vanilla porter and Rudolphus.


I enjoyed this mix pack as well.

Bfw
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Not a lot made it to Toronto, but I picked up 4 packs before they were gone.
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Originally posted by bfw:
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Originally posted by JDWest:
Best of Beau's Mix Pack

Great selection of Beau's beers. Love the vanilla porter and Rudolphus.


I enjoyed this mix pack as well.

Bfw
Tasty weekend with a couple good buddies....

Evil Twin Even More Jesus
Ommegang - Wild American Ale (forget its name)
Jackie O's Mamma Mia IPA
MadTree Brewing PsycHOPathy IPA
NoDa Brewing Hop, Drop n Roll
Unknown Brewery Over The Edge USPA
Unknown Brewery Open Road Hop Red

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