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We all seem to have finally gotten on the same page about hating Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”—and nothing has made me happier during these dismal days than a coordinated hatred of the most nauseating song ever written.
As the weather cools off, you may be left dreaming of those warm summer days when you’re lounging out and soaking up the sun. Although we’re not in the worst of the winter just yet, Prairie Artisan Ales‘ Paradise will keep you reminiscent of those summer days, despite being a Stout.
Hope everyone is ready for some smoking good beers…get it?! Cause it’s 4/20? Yeah, I don’t care either. What I do care about is some of the tasty brews that are starting to peek out before spring weather greets us all – Saisons, IPA, and fruited beers! In case you aren’t in a place that is hitting 60+ degrees Fahrenheit, crack that heater, put on a pair of shorts, crack a cold one and see What We’re Drinking.
The world of eSports is vast and glorious; on the brink of mainstream acceptance through the understanding and mutual respect put into the time and skill of learning video games. There are games with underground followings like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and genres such as MOBAs that have reached the zenith of national sport. But today’s Ultimate 6er is centered around a breed settled when the quarters were slammed on the arcade cabinet in the days of yore: Fighting Games.
The Fighting Game Community or “FGC” has had a vigorous history through years of rigorous reinvention and a fervent, dedicated fanbase of thrill-seeking gamers. Beyond the coordination and strategy of other gaming tournaments, Fighting Games have an unmistakably thematic flair. The ups-and-downs of comeback, the mind game of predicting your opponent and the study of position create a viewing experience unlike any other. It’s just two players, two controllers, two characters drowning out the thousands of passionate fans to play the best match possible.
Yuengling pays up for Clean Water Act Violations, Krebs Brewing acquires Prairie Artisan Ales, and MillerCoors wins a fight over the definition of craft beer. The best news is craft beer news, so get to reading! You can check out the details of all these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Prairie Artisan Ales – Christmas Bomb!
Merry Christmas everybody! Hope everyone gets exactly what they want this year!
I’ve already doted on Prairie Artisan Ales and, more namely, Prairie Bomb! on several occasions. When I caught word that Prairie was building a new bomb, a bigger and more powerful bomb, a Christmas Bomb!, I was of the utmost stoked. Billed as the O.G. Bomb! with “Christmas spices” added or “brewed with spices”, Prairie does well to not over-bill this as a completely different beer. It is, essentially, Bomb! with Christmas spices added or Bomb! “brewed with spices.” And that; that is why I love it so much!
A company started by two brothers. They didn’t start it due to a lack of good beer. They wanted to do something that was “awesome.” Awesome is what they are doing. Prairie Bomb! is ridiculous. A venture from their customary Saison-fare in the best direction! Prairie Artisan Ales is becoming that brewery that when I try a new beer from them, I am never disappointed. This is an AWESOME thing. How awesome? This beer is like the Black Swan in my mouth. This beer is like two dragons eating rapscallions on a burning pirate ship. This beer is . . .
Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales – Plus Tot L’etat Farmhouse Ale
A farmhouse style ale that is brewed with persimmon and elderflowers.
This Saison pours a hazy …