Alison@alisonincraftbeerwonderland

🍺 Falling down the rabbit hole of craft beer across the state, country, and world.
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The hop vines have trained nicely over the archway on our gate and the buds are starting to grow! Unrelated, over halfway through my 28 day break from alcohol! Some days have been easy, others have been tough (I'm looking at you, weekends.) After a couple beer-heavy vacations my body needed a break and I must say, I am feeling great! Two weeks was probably enough but I said I'd go 28 days so I'm sticking with it. .
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Well, I'm on day 10 of a 28-day break from alcohol, hence the lack of posts lately...BUT! The Minnesota State Fair just announced their list of new beverages for this year's fair, including a bunch of beers that sound promising (or might be disgusting. It happens.) I've already starting mapping out my route because I'm a nerd like that. Most excited to try the Brewzo Lager (I love licorice) by Lake Monster and the Spumoni Tsunami by Bad Weather. Who else plans on going to the fair this year? #mnstatefair #mnstatefairbeer
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Stopped by Utepils this weekend to check out the Shotgun Ragtime Band (a Grateful Dead tribute band) and it was so busy I didn't bother trying to take a lot of pictures. The styles they offer aren't my favorites, but what I tried, the Pils and Copacetic we're solid. #utepilsbrewing #mnbeer #mnbeergirl
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Well, @foundersbrewing said to drink these up, the prime lifespan is about to expire. You don't have to tell me twice! One more bottle left we'll drink before summer's end.
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Last of the Chicago pictures! Revisited Fountainhead, a highly-rated craft beer bar with a beautiful roof-top patio, where we ate delicious chilled asparagus soup and smoked hummus when we first visited four years ago. Unfortunately, we went in the early afternoon - between lunch and dinner - which meant a limited menu...which was fine. Was excited to try the Wolf, and BA imperial stout by 3 Sheeps Brewing! #chicago #fountainheadchicago
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Last weekend was my second time at Wrigley Field, my second time ordering a Goose Island Green Line pale ale, and my second time not drinking much of the beer because it didn't taste good. Is it the beer or do they not clean the tap lines, I couldn't tell. #baseballandbeer ⚾️ 🍺 #chicagocraftbeer #ilcraftbeer .
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Ate brunch at Uncommon Ground which is also the home of @greenstarbrewing. The food was delicious and the Spaceship IPA (pictured above) is probably the best gluten-free beer I've ever tried! #chicagocraftbeer #ilcraftbeer #organicbeer
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Pipeworks Brewing in Chicago does not have a taproom 😥, but they do have a bottleshop with lots of variants and one-offs you can't find at your local liquor store 😄!!! You can even sample some of the beers available. We stocked up on a few BA beers and I cannot wait to try them! Also, the wonderful staff insisted on being in my picture. #pipeworksbrewing #chicagocraftbeer #ilcraftbeer .
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We usually stop for lunch (and a beer!) in Madison whenever we drive from the Twin Cities to Chicago, and this time we tried #karben4brewing. I enjoyed their DDH Fantasy Factory IPA and also tried the Idiot Factory DIPA. Food was also very good! These folks get bonus points for having one of the best shirt designs! #wicraftbeer #madisoncraftbeer .
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Wasn't my favorite beer, but not bad! First taste was berry, followed by a bitter/sour finish. Curious what others thought. Anyone else had this one?
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