#ScorchedEarth – PorchDrinking.com
ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 14
After pinballing through Chicago Craft Beer Week, my liver was in need of some time off. I obliged for about a week before the amazing weather we’ve been having eroded my willpower. However, I compromised, and vowed to drink only beers that were less than 5% ABV. It’s more fitting for 80 degree weather anyway and, frankly, I’m a little worn out on 7%+ IPAs. Thankfully, CCBW reintroduced all the beer styles I haven’t visited in awhile, which granted me plenty of options. One of these stuck out, and I’m pretty sure it will be a consistent 6-pack in my fridge this summer — Scorched Earth’s Hickster.
It’s easy to get caught up with all of the great craft breweries located in the city of Chicago. However, the number of small breweries popping up in the surrounding suburbs is growing at an incredible rate. I decided to head west and try Scorched Earth in Chicago’s western suburbs.