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New Beer Blog Big Horn Ram Tap Party Wheeling Snow Blower


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In this Tap Party Beer Blog, we are going to sample out another beer from Ram Wheeling Tap Party.  This is a beer style I did not know was being made.  I was very interested in trying this beer.  If you read my earlier beer blogs from this brewery, you are up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog.  Let us get into the party.

Snow Blower is a wheat wine from the Wheeling location. It has a cloudy cooper color with a semi white head on the beer. There is no smell to the beer or I cannot pick it up. The taste is a little wheaty with a sweet malty that will burn down your throat for the aftertaste in a good way. There is a nice malt backbone. It is kind of drinkable but at 8.3% ABV.

Here is a desecration from the brewmaster:

Stylistically it is a Wheat Wine, which is a wheat based version of a barley wine.  When tasting this beer the hops come forward right out of the gate with a big hop character and provide a big hop punch, but as it lingers on the palate the slight sweetness from the wheat malt comes through and a slight bit of alcoholic warmth teases the palate.

At 8.2% alcohol by volume and 70+ IBU’s it will warm you and your palate up.

Here is some photos of the food we were eating while sampling the beer:

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All American Burger

American cheese, pickle chips, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo.  Served with choice of Fries, Chips or Coleslaw

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Nachos Deluxe

Choice of Chicken, Beef, or Combination, black beans, cheddar jack cheese, jalapeno, tomato, green onion, sour cream, and guacamole.

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Dessert

This was a great desert from my birthday gift from Ram.  Thanks!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theram and @rambrew

In closing,  I really enjoyed going to these Tap Parties.  I wish I can make the next one but I have at work training.  I was very curious on how this beer will taste.  As many of you know, I am not a fan of wheat or wheat base beers.  This beer is extremely joyful to drink.  The wheat is there but there is a nice hop touch to Snowblower.  I love the contrast between wheat, sweetness of the normal barely wine, and hop.  It is a drinkable beer but be careful because of the ABV is pretty high.  This beer is the Lawnmower beer of the winter.  I recommend this beer.  I want to thanks to Eric and Lanny!  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Big Horn Ram Tap Party Wheeling


In this tap party blog, we are going to sample out another beer release from the Big Horn Brewery in Wheeling.  The beer is called Rabbit Punch Irish Red Ale.  If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read that beer blog.  Let us get into the beer.

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This beer has a deep reddish-brown color with a white constant head on it. The smell is a sweet caramel to the beer. The taste of the Rabbit Punch Irish Red Ale is a sweet carbonation caramel to a touch of toffee with a caramel aftertaste. It is a sessional beer.

Here is a description from the brewery:

A reddish-amber ale with roots in Ireland characterized by its malt profile including caramel and a toffee-like sweetness.  Alcohol by volume is about 5.15%.

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Here is a description of the meal I had during the Tap Party:

Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich

Meatloaf grilled over high heat, smothered with bourbon bbq glaze on toasted white bread with Wisconsin double cream Havarti and onion crisps.  Served with choice of Fries, Chips, or Coleslaw.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theram

In closing, I am not a red ale fan but this beer is not bad.  I did enjoy this beer and I will have a few pints when it is around.  The food was really good.  I am not a meatloaf fan but this was pretty good. If you are a fan of red ales, you need to try this beer.  I believe you will enjoy drinking this beer and it does have a flare of the Irish Red Ale feel.  Most craft breweries normally miss that part of this beer style.  I also like the fact it is ale this year and not a lager.  It has a nice malty backbone and not overly hopped like most red ales.  These brewers did a great job and you need to support them.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Big Horn Ram Brewery Norm! Pilsner And Tap Party


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In this beer blog, we are going to talk about the Tap Party at The Ram in Schaumburg, Illinois.  They were tapping their Norm! Pilsner.  If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog.  This beer post we were talk about the beer and the food at the Tap Party.  Let us do this.

Norm!  Pilsner

This beer has a copper color with a white head that will disappear over the drinking experience.  The smell is of fresh air which I always get from pilsners. It has a slight earthly smell to the beer.  The taste is a full body sweet malty carbonation with an earthy aftertaste. This pilsner is pretty well balance and extremely drinkable beer

Here is a description of the beer from the brewery:

Norm!  Pilsner is a pleasant, thirst quenching lager hopped with plenty of Czech Saaz hops to please the palate.  This golden pilsner is slightly heavier than the Blonde and is about 4.8% ABV.

The Food

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We had the Border Burger and Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.  Ram never disappoints when it comes to their food.  They do a great job with their food.

Here is a description of the food:

Border Burger:

Guacamole, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, salsa, lettuce and tomato.

Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich: 

Amber ale marinated chicken breast, Porter BBQ sauce, slaw, tomato, onion crisps, roasted tomato-chipotle mayonnaise, and pretzel bun.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theram

In closing, this was my first Tap Party from The Ram and I had a ton of fun.  This is not a bad pilsner and it is pretty good beer.  The food fits and pairs perfectly with the food that we order from the brewery.  As far as the food, I really enjoyed the Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.  It was perfect with the pilsner.  I was not a big fan of the burger but it was still really good.  I believe my guest said the same thing.  If you are not a Mug Club member, you should become a member.  I cannot wait for the Tap Party at Wheeling in January.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Big Horn Ram Oktoberfest


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In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another fall seasonal.  This fall beer is coming from Big Horn Ram Oktoberfest.  If you read my earlier blog post on this brewery’s beer, you know a little history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer post.  Let us get into the beer.

The beer has a nice clear copper color without a head. The smell is a sweet malty to caramel to the beer. The taste is a sweet carbonation malty with a malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theRAM

In closing, I enjoy this brewery for the value you get out of their food and beer.  This is a huge comment for this brewery and it is the fact this was one of the best Oktoberfest that I had this season.  It is extremely drinkable and great taste to this craft beer.  I love the malty taste throughout the drinking experience.  If you live by a Ram Brewery, you need to check them out.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser

Big Horn Ram Brewery Pointon’s Proper English Mild Ale New Blog


Opening a new tap at my one of my favorite brewpubs, we are going to get into Big Horn Ram Brewery Pointon’s Proper English Mild ale in this blog.  If you read my earlier blog on their Total Disorder Porter then you know this brewery, let us get into this beer.

The beer has a brown color with a constant head.  There is no smell to the beer that I can find in it. This beer is light in body with a nice carbonation and a slight coffee bean bittiest taste to this English Mild Ale. There is really no aftertaste. It is really drinkable beer.  This beer becomes more drinkable in the summer months with its low ABV of 4.0%.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theRAM

Not closing out my tab yet, this English Mild Ale is very drinkable and low ABV makes it perfect to drink it in the hot summer days.  However, the English verision of this beer style has ABV of 3.0 to 3.5%, this brewery just kicked it up a little bit and there is nothing wrong with that.  This beer is really good and I recommend you  trying this beer.  This beer is pretty dark but do not let that fool you because you will be very stun by how easy it is to drink this beer.  Great job!  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser

New Blog Big Horn 71 Pale Ale


In this blog, we are going to talk about another brew from the Big Horn Ram Brewery called 71 Pale Ale. You know the history of this brewery from my earlier blogs. This beer has the 71 for the year that the brewery was founded. In some cases, you can call this their flagship beer.

This beer sits in the glass as slightly cloudy golden color.  The smell of the beer is little earthy.  The taste is a nice well balance beer. It has a sweet then heavy carbonation taste. The aftertaste has a nice bitter hop kick to it. This beer is perfect in any season and very drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.theram.com):

A distinctly drinkable pale ale brewed with a touch of rye and a blend of 5 hops. Deep copper in color with subtle spicy rye character and an enjoyable hoppy flavor.

Here is sources to get to know this brewery:

Website: www.theram.com

Twitter: @theram

On ending, like this beer and all the rest of the beers that are made at Big Horn Ram Brewery, they are designed for you to have more than one beer.  They are all very drinkable and sessional.  The 71 pale ale is one of my favorites at this great brewery.  It gives everything I am looking for in pale ale.  Go find your nearby Ram Brewery to eat and drink.  Enjoy it!  Drink it! Metal it !

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser