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New Beer Blog Buckledown Brewery Oktoberfest


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Buckledown Brewery.  It is their Oktoberfest.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Chicago base craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this upcoming craft brewery.  Let us get into this fall beer.

It has a slightly cloudy dark golden color to a light amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to caramel notes. The taste has a light to sweet malty notes with a sweet caramel aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and Twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter:  @buckledownbeer

In the end, I am always looking forward to try new beers or beers that I never had.  This beer was no different.  I was in Chicago for the weekend and I stopped in one of my old liquor stores.  I came across this can, which was Buckledown Oktoberfest.  I like it. I am not a huge Oktoberfest fan but I will try new ones here and there.  I will have to make a trip to Chicago next fall to get this beer.   I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Buckledown Brewery Nefarious Aftermath


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In this special beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Breakdown Brewery and it is a special and limited release beer.  It is their Nefarious Aftermath Porter.  This is their Aftermath Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Chicago Craft Brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Breakdown Brewery.  Let us get into this beer.

It has a jet black color without a head on this barrel age porter. The aroma has a heavy bourbon notes. The taste has a smooth chocolate with bourbon notes. The aftertaste has a nice chocolate finish. It is a nice sipping beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter: @buckledownbeer

Closing, I love this beer and I love this brewery.  I know everyone knows that I am a huge fan of this brewery.  I was excited to see this beer on tap still.  I had to try since I love their porter.  There is some nice bourbon notes.  It has a heavy bourbon notes but the aftertaste has some nice chocolate notes.  It is not a drinking beer but a nice sipping brew.  This is very limited and if you want to try it, go fast.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter: @djweiser

Instagram  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Buckle Down Brewery Stompbox Stout


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When in Chicagoland area, I had to chance to stop by one of my new favorite craft breweries in the Midwest.  I am talking about Buckle Down Brewery.  When I was in town, they launched one of their newer beers, which is Stompbox Stout.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this new Midwest Craft brewery.  If you have not, please, go back and read those blog posts to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into the brew.

It has a jet black color with a nice lace tan head.  The aroma of this stout has chocolate notes.  The taste has a chocolate with roasted malt.  The aftertaste has an alcohol finish that bites at the end.  It is a sipping beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter:  @BuckleDownBeer

Leaving town, I will be back to this brewery in some shape or form.  Buckle Down Brewery makes some great beers.   I was glad I was in town for the launch of their Stout.  I knew if their Porter was awesome.  There is no way in Blue Hell they would find away to mess up their Stout.  I was clearly right.  This is a great Stout with a nice chocolate notes and a nice bite of alcohol at the aftertaste.  If I still lived in Chicago, this brewery would be my source of beer.  I will be back visiting them now and then.  I highly recommend you trying this beer.  They are worth the road trip into the south side of Chicago.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Buckle Down Brewery Fiddle Sticks Belgian IPA


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One beer before the road, this is the last beer, which is Fiddle Sticks Belgian IPA, that I had at Buckledown Brewery. If you read beer blog post two days ago, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not read that beer blog post on their American IPA, please, read that post to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a bright yellow to straw like color with a white head.  The smell is citrus with hints spices.  The taste is a slight lemon to citrus notes with some spicies.  It is nicely balance and pretty drinkable.

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

Fiddlesticks

Belgian-Style IPA

This hybrid brings together all of the best qualities of Belgian brewing and American hopcentricity — spicy, hoppy, dry and complex.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter:  @BuckleDownBeer

Closing,  there is not too many good Belgian IPA’s that are good on the market.  There is not too many craft breweries that have Belgian IPA as their first four beer styles.  This brew brings some nice spicy, hoppy, and complex notes to the beer drinker.  I like that about this beer and has a nice balance to it.  Plus, it is pretty drinkable beer.  I really did not have their Belgian Single but just a sip.  This brewery has a nice core of four beers to start with.  I just want to thank Sean and Ike for a good times at their brewery.  When I am back in town, I will stop by the brewery in the near future.  I highly highly recommend this beer and brewery.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Buckledown Brewery Shady Aftermath Porter


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Starting a new beer tab, we are going to sample the second brew from Buckledown Brewery on this blog.  This time we went to the dark side of this brewery.  I am talking about their Shady Aftermath Porter.  If you read my last beer blog posts on their American IPA from yesterday, you know the history of this brewery that has been open for just a month.  If you have not, please, read the review to get to know this young and upcoming brewery.  Let us get into the brew.

It has a jet black color without a head on the beer.  The smell is chocolate.  The taste is chocolate to coffee notes.  The aftertaste is a dry cocoa to chocolate notes.  It is a sipping to drinkable porter. It can be either way but depends on the person.

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

Shady Aftermath

Robust Porter

A malt-driven dark ale with layers of chocolate, caramel and coffee over a base of roasted malts.  It boasts a rich mouthfeel giving way to some warming alcohol on the finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter:  @BuckleDownBeer

Closing out beer tab, I have to say this is one of the best porters that I had in a very long time.  I would not say it is the best, however, I will say it is towards the very top of my best porter list.  There is some nice chocolate to coffee with a nice warm feeling from the alcohol.  This is a pretty drinkable beer but I could see many people sipping this beer.  This is a great beer to have with a nice cigar with it.  This is a pretty balance brew and I believe this is one of the best beers that they make so far.  All their beers are great but I believe this one is at the top of their beer list.  I highly recommend this brew and this brewery.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Buckledown Brewery Belt And Suspenders American IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to review a craft brewery, which is Buckle down Brewery, that just opened in the southern part of Chicagoland market.  The beer is their Belt And Suspenders American IPA.  Buckledown Brewery opened in December of 2013.  Ike Orcutt and Sean Mahoney, who are owners, opened the brewery in Lyons, IL.  They brewery four different beer styles and in extremely small batches.  There is not much history on this young brewery but I am glad to see them open now to make some history.  Let us get into the brew.

It has a clear copper color with a constant white head.  The smell is earthy to floral like to this American IPA.  The taste is an orange with hints of citrus notes.  The aftertaste is orange.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

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

Belt & Suspenders

American IPA

Loads of Crystal and Sterling hops lead the way in producing huge citrus and pine aromatics.  Hoppiness is supported with a clean, slightly biscuity malt backbone.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.buckledownbrewing.com

Twitter:  @BuckleDownBeer

In closing, this is a great place to have a beer.  I love the fact they do not service food at their brewery.  You are there to have and try their beers.  Their beers are a work of art and they put some thought behind each of these brews.    There is a nice malty backbone and it is well designed.  They are not piling hops to hide the faults like most craft breweries in the City of Chicago or around the country.  I love the hops that they are using in this brew.  It kicks off some citrus notes.  It is drinkable and it is really good.  You might be able to find this brew around the city but I would make a trip to the south side of Chicago to enjoy beer with Sean, Ike, and their staff. I highly recommend this beer and this brewery.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser