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Tap 5 – Olympic Medals

Goose Island Summertime – This Chicago brewery is now a nation-wide brand name because of a huge buyout over 10 years ago. You can get this one on shelves and it’s a light, refreshing, slightly-fruity German-style Kolsch. At only 5%, you can enjoy this one on all hot summer days, or all night long by […]

Tap 5 – St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

Crooked Ewe Post 1167 Cream Ale – The Crooked Ewe is in a remodeled Old VFW Post and this one pays homage to that location. This is one of the beers that’s been on their menu since the beginning, and it’s one of the lightest and most refreshing on their menu. It’s crispy, has a […]

Tap 5 – Red, White, & Blue

Untitled Art Rocket Popsicle Hard Seltzer – Eating popsicles is the epitome of summertime as a child; whether they be ice cream, push pop sherbets, or rocket pops. This one definitely plays on that nostalgia and it’s one of the first (to my knowledge) to do so. Originally it was a sour beer that they […]

Tap 5 – Dad Beers

Old Style This beer has nothing to do with the way dad dresses, with the jean shorts and New Balance kicks. It has everything to do with what dad grew up drinking. In the early 1900s, it was popular around this area, and especially in Chicago. The Old Style from back then is not what […]

Tap 5 – National Camping Month

It’s a great time to pack up the RV, camper, or Tent and sit around the fire. Here are five beers I would have around a fire while camping. Bud Light Lime With the sweltering heat…a nice cool, crisp lager is what I like to be drinking. When you’re camping, it’s about convenience and bringing […]

Tap 5 – National Doughnut Day

Krispy Kreme – Original Hot Donut – Pabst Blue Ribbon (Lager) This being one of the original light lagers, it was selected as America’s Best in 1893. Just like the hot donuts, this one is easy drinking and I feel like by the time you’re done with one, you will be on to the next […]

Tap 5 – Indy 500

Evil Czech – GG Patton Pilsner One of the best breweries to watch the race in town – they have a TV in every corner. They also have the General George Patton Pilsner – was a general in the United States Army who served in World War 2. This one, made in memory of him, […]

Tap 5 – National Pet Month

Metazoa – Cat Hops – This is a hoppy one, so if you’re a fan of IPAs, it would be a great one to try. It’s very West Coast, and loaded with 4 pounds of hops in every barrel. When I say that, it means the beer has a bold flavor – with a nice […]

Tap 5 – Junior Achievement Wine & Beer Fest

This week’s Tap 5 is paired with the Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Fest! We love their mission and also getting out to support the great cause. Plus, we can finally DO SOMETHING SOCIAL! 🙂  Sun King Brewery Sunlight Cream Ale – This is a refreshing 5.3% easy drinker that looks and tastes like a […]

Tap 5 – Oscars Edition

Gone with the Wind (1939) – This is one of the most epic historical romance films ever made…and if adjusted for inflation, one of the highest grossing films of all time. Being that it takes place in Georgia, I had to go with Georgia’s own.. Sweetwater Brewing Company and their 420 Extra Pale Ale. Funny […]

Tap 5 – ACM Edition

Chris Stapleton doesn’t like Beer…“Just not into it,” he said, then he chuckled. “It wasn’t for lack of trying. But I like bourbon. I’ll stick with that.” – LATimes – KBS from Founders – a Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout that’s now available all year long. This one I used to chase…hunt around this time and […]

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