Author Archives: Kid Carboy Jr.

SIX BEERS FROM CHICAGO’S RELAUNCHED BERGHOFF BREWERY

Kid Carboy taste tests six new beers from Chicago’s newly relaunched Berghoff Brewing.

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THE (LATEST) TROUBLE WITH BEER FESTIVALS

Kid Carboy notes a sobering trend of segregation in modern beer festivals.

POSTPONE THE BUBBLE: 2012 CRAFT BEER STATS SHOW HUGE INDUSTRY GROWTH

Kid Carboy Jr. breaks down the craft beer industry’s huge statistical gains in 2012.

THREE BEERS FROM FIREMANS BREW

Kid Carboy Jr. tastes a trio of firefighter-themed brews from California.

GERMAN OCTOBERFEST TASTE-OFF

Kid Carboy Jr. tastes a panel of German oktoberfest brews and crowns a winner.

CAPITAL OKTOBERFEST

Kid Carboy Jr. expounds upon his love of sessionable Oktoberfest brews.

SOUTHERN TIER 2X STOUT

Kid Carboy tastes the “value imperial stout” brother of Southern Tier 2XIPA and is less than blown away.

NEW BELGIUM RED HOPTOBER

Kid Carboy tastes New Belgium’s latest fall seasonal beer and is rather unimpressed.

THREE FLOYDS BLACKHEART ENGLISH IPA

Kid Carboy tastes a coveted brew (which is any brew) from Indiana’s Three Floyds.

GET YOUR BEER SUBSCRIPTION: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHICAGO’S BEGYLE BREWING

Kid Carboy interviews the man behind Chicago’s new Begyle Brewing, which will offers growlers of beer on a subscription model to its clientele.

LAKEFRONT FIXED GEAR

Kid Carboy tastes an excellent red ale from Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery.

NO BEER SALES ON EBAY? FINE WITH ME

Kid Carboy Jr. launches into a vintage diatribe on the hot-button craft beer issue of reselling prestige brews on the secondary market.

TWO BROTHERS OUTLAW IPA

Kid Carboy tries the first canned beer from Two Brothers Brewing, Outlaw IPA.

PIPEWORKS CLOSE ENCOUNTER IMPERIAL STOUT

Kid Carboy tastes a new imperial stout from Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing.

THREE BEERS FROM GRAY’S BREWING COMPANY

Kid Carboy Jr. tastes three beers from the little-known but history-rich Gray’s Brewing Company of Janesville, Wisconsin.

A GUIDE ON INTRODUCING PEOPLE TO CRAFT BEER

Kid Carboy’s guide on converting a craft beer neophyte to a slavering Alehead.

CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK: MASH TUN FESTIVAL

Kid Carboy souses his way through Chicago Craft Beer Week’s Mash Tun Festival.

DE DOLLE SPECIAL EXTRA EXPORT STOUT

Kid Carboy tastes what he deems “Belgian quad meets imperial stout.”

THE COOLEST CHICAGO CRAFT BEER WEEK EVENTS

Kid Carboy examines the Chicago Craft Beer lineup and cherry-picks the best upcoming events for your convenience.

COMICS AND CROWDSOURCING: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHICAGO’S ARCADE BREWERY

Kid Carboy interviews the founders of Chicago’s new Arcade Brewery, lovers of comics, crowdsourcing and videogames.

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