5 Beers I’m Drinking

There’s this bar nearby me that is definitely becoming a staple in my rotation mainly because of the beer list. The beer menu is ever-changing, and the food is probably the best on the street.

Shout out to Village Tap on Roscoe.

Since the season is getting colder, they started their Stout Extravaganza – or meaning just a lot of stouts on the menu. I don’t normally like the darker beers out at restaurants, but here are the four that have recently been on my Top 5 list for the season.

4 Hands Absence of Light
4 Hands Brewing Co.

This beer was the new Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout that is worth a try. At 7.1%, it’s a delightful beer that you’ll start feeling after two of them. Beeradvocate rates this beer an 88, which is very good, and I most definitely agree. If you ever have a chance to try this, I recommend it.

Blakkr (Three Floyds Release)
Surly Brewing (3 Floyds Brewing Company)

Wow, Surly partnering with 3 Floyd’s. Two amazing breweries join for this amazing double black IPA. This beer pours almost midnight black and produces an intense aroma that you will love. It’s an extreme beer that Beeradvocate rates this beer a 93, which is outstanding.

Twenty Five (Imperial Vanilla Porter Aged in Rum Barrels)
Breckenridge Brewery

You know, this brewery holds a special place in my heart. It’s the first place I went to with my “would-be” wife while we were dating about four years ago. We drove from the Keystone resort to Breckenridge and stopped for lunch at Breckenridge Brewery. That moment, I knew I wanted more of this beer in my life. A week ago, this beer appeared on Village Tap’s list so I had to try it. This was surprisingly delightful. Enjoy it.

Very Mad Cow
Revolution Brewing Company

Revolution is the new up and coming brewery in Chicago, and probably have some of the best beers in the region. This Milk Stout doesn’t stray far from that comments. This one was aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 7 months and then tapped in kegs. Can I take this keg home? It was delicious.

Punk Rock for Rich Kids
Solemn Oath Brewery
If you look at Beeradvocate, rest assured this beer is not retired! This one isn’t a stout or porter, but a Belgian Pale Ale. It’s very delicious. I recently had it a HopSmith, a new brewery around Lincoln Park, and it was very good. I was a tad, stand-off-ish because I normally don’t like the stank of Belgian ales, but this pale ale makes it worth it.

If you get a chance to try any of these beers, please comment below to tell me how it was.