Wednesday, April 27, 2016

So Long Blogging

It’s been great blogging about beer. Over the last few years I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to keep up with this blog, and I have had some health issues which prevented me from drinking enough beer to write about.

I will be graduating in 2 weeks with my B.A., and then this fall will be beginning graduate school in New York state. This will not give me any more time for blogging. So, I am shutting down my blog. The old posts will remain, but I will not be making new ones, and will not be paying for my domain any longer (poor college student needs to save as much money as possible).

Thank you for the years of support and fun. It has been very special. I will still be on Instagram, Pinterest, and sometimes Twitter.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dinner at Pig Minds

I freely admit that I have been  focused on the upcoming Rhythm and Brews Fest (May 16th in Woodstock, IL get your tickets here), and have not been writing about anything else beer related. Since I am officially in remission for my Pseudo Tumor Cerebri, I have been enjoying beer again without a crippling fear of debilitating headaches, well at least less fear.
Recently my husband suggested we check out Pig Minds brewing in Rockford, IL. I was shocked, because they only serve vegan food, but since he loves me (or didn't read the online menu) he wanted to go for dinner.
Like Father like daughter at the track
We dropped the peanut off at Blackhawk Farms Raceway where my in-laws were working that weekend and camping out.

So off to dinner we went. We had met the two brewers a few weeks earlier at a tap takeover at Chain O'Lakes brewing, which is conveniently located 10 minutes from our house. The guys were very friendly and I had heard some really good stuff about their vegan menu so I was excited. The beer at the tap take-over was good so we had high hopes.

I immediately decided that I wanted a flight. 10 5oz pours was enough, I was assured by our server, for both of us to share... so I begrudgingly shared.

Our flight and coaster (which I took home)

Pig Mind's Exterior
The beers that we had in our flight were: Southy Bitch Slap, Vanilla Bitch Slap, Mellifluous, Old Man Withers, Cold in the D, Barrel Aged Flame Thrower, Sweep the Leg, Wild Sour Series: Here Gose Nothin' From DESTIHL brewery, and Serpent's Stout from The Lost Abbey. (You can check out Pig Mind's beers here)

I have to say, the beer were good, we bought two bombers to take home. But the food was the star. I mean look at these garlic fries! That is garlic, not cheese, GARLIC!
Garlic Fries-- So good!
And the peanut has decided on her future career... Bad-ass race car driver.

 It was nice to get out, and to check out Pig Mind's. I hope to go back for more beer and another round of garlic fries and Korean BBQ tacos (with grilled cabbage, I didn't know I liked cabbage so much). It is for sure on my list of places to check out if you are in the area.

And because I can't resist plugging the brew fest, Look at our awesome glasses that you get upon entrance. Fancy aren't they?

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