Well I am sure that many of you would argue whether Rock Bottom is a craft brew or not, I don't care. I have been to many different Rock Bottoms (Warrenville-IL, Milwaukee-WI, Indianapolis-IN, Minneapolis-MN) and each one has their own brewer. I was very impressed in Milwaukee (where I became a Mug club member) tastings were fun, all the local beer snobs attended.
Back to the beer, I had a stout Kiss me I'm Irish - which was described as a dry Guiness - SPOT ON! I totally enjoyed it, lightly roasted flavor, light in the mouth and a great head. Highly recommended! This is at the Rock Bottom in Orland Park on Lagrange.
Well, I was at Teehans in downtown Tinley Park, IL and I saw a tap handle I did not recognize - Magners. So of course I need to ask about it, I was not thrilled about the answer, it was an Irish Cider. Cider? Really? Irish? I do not claim to be knowledeable about cider so take my thoughts with a grain of malt - but it was really sweet with a undesirable after taste. A positive? The color was nice...
The company has been distributing for 5 years and have become very popular and currently resides in 14 markets. If you are a cider buff, it is worth checking out, I guess - but I will not be giving it a second drink.
Nothing too out of the ordinary happened this month, Joe and I are making health and working out a priority and it is going well. This month we have been together for 10 years, a long time. I guess it does not feel like that considering most of our relationship has been long distance. Anywho - I have been promising pictures of the house so here it goes.