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?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Rhythm and Brews Fest

We are now three weeks away from Rhythm and Brews Fest!!
I don't know how it got here so quickly. And I have been so busy that I haven't been updating my blog either.
Well I wanted to be sure that you saw all of the breweries that have signed on to be at Rhythm and Brews Fest May 16th in Woodstock. You can also get your tickets here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy National Beer Day!!

Just wanted to say Happy National Beer Day! Hope you are enjoying a tasty one, or two, or whatever today.

April 7th is the anniversary of the first part of prohibition being repealed. National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Only beer with an ABV under 4% could be purchased though...

So enjoy that tasty beer!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rhythm and Brews Fest- Brewery Line Up

Hey party people, are you ready to check out the line up for Rhythm and Brews Fest? We have a ton of great breweries. Make sure you get your tickets here!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finally, Beerfest News

I am happy to announce that we are ready to start selling tickets to Rhythm and Brews Fest!

So, go buy tickets, the fest is May 16th. We are working on getting breweries to commit, but are expecting 25 to 30 breweries to be pouring. We will be updating the brewery list on the ticket page, and on the Event Page.

What makes this so special is that all proceeds are going to Free Guitars for Future Stars

So stay tuned for more info. I hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Craft Beer in London

I know that everyone is talking about the "Big Game" today. I have been out of things for too long to feel like I would contribute much to the discussion that hasn't already been said.

I do however have an interesting infographic for you today, provided to me by LA Stretch Limo. They asked me to share the following with you to help inform you of the pubs in London that server craft beer.
Now I don't know when I will be able to check any of these out... Have you ever had a chance to?

BTW, I am calling this my comeback... though I suppose that isn't very gangsta.

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