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Vaguely Stylish Argyle Midwest Coast

Tonight I’m having a West Coast IPA from Midwest Coast in Chicago called Vaguely Stylish Argyle. This is an excellent beer! It has a wonderful color, the aroma is spot on as well. The taste is terrific! They use Centennial, Cascade, and Chinook hops which really blend well with the malts here for a great tasting beer. Argyle has 62 IBU so it is a throwback to the IPA’s of old and I’m kicking myself for not trying their beers before. Thanks to Virginia from Beermiscuous for the recommendation!

The can design is brilliant as well, I love the matte black Argyle pattern and the color selection with the red, Chicago blue, and copper really pop. I love how they put on the back the hop percentage they used for this one.

The latest episode of the podcast is out with a Rauchbier from Dovetail and a chat with Curt from the Half Hour Bros.

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Episode 53 Dovetail’s Rauchbier

This week I go way outside my comfort zone and have Dovetail’s Rauchbier. Dovetail makes world class lagers and this one was no exception. I’ll have a conversation with Curt from the Half Hour Bros podcast plus you know there are Jagoffs this week!

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Episode 52.1 Saison DuPont/Beer’d Al

Great show this week as I have part 1 of my conversation with Lauren from the Beer’d Al Podcast! That was a great talk and I think you’ll enjoy it and the Beer’d Al Podcast as well! The Beer In Front is the classic Saison DuPont, what a wonderful beer! It’s been far too long since I’ve had that. This is a normal size show and Friday Part 2 will come out with the rest of the interview and MORE Jagoffs! 

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Casa Humilde Mangazo

I know I said that I was going to stop the Hazy IPA’s for a while, but one of my favorite breweries, Casa Humilde released their Mangazo one with Mango so my arm was twisted….

Mangazo is a Hazy IPA with Citra and Amarillo hops with added Mango. This is a 7.5% beer that is another solid effort from Casa Humilde! It looks like an orange juice pouring with a very hazy orange/golden color. The aroma for me is all mango but the taste is excellent. Really nice mango flavor along with the citrus from the Citra and Amarillo hops, there is a nice bitterness to this that I wasn’t expecting in a Hazy IPA. For me, this drinks more like an IPA than a Hazy, which isn’t always a bad thing. Casa Humilde keeps making solid beers and like I mentioned before, they are one of my favorite Chicago breweries. Whatever they release, I’m going to try it!

New episode of the podcast will drop Wednesday with Part 1 of my interview with Lauren from the Beer’d Al Podcast. This was so much fun, we had a great time talking for both of our shows! Part 2 will come out Friday!

To catch up on past episodes, you can always search most podcast directories and you’ll find me!

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Episode 51 Is Out!

The latest episode of Beer In Front is out now. I’ll have part 1 of my interview with Rob from the Fat, Drunk, and Stupid podcast. I’ll have a great beer from Rhinegeist as my Beer In Front as well. I’m trying something different this week where I’ll break down the interviews into 2 shows so each show is a length more like my normal shows. Part 2 of my chat with Rob will be out by Friday!

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The Podcast Is Yours (For A Week)

I’m going down to central Illinois the last week in March for my second shot of the vaccine. My wife is getting hers the next day and from what I hear, the next day isn’t pleasant. I’ll be taking the week off from the podcast and I thought I’d leave you in charge. If you are interested, record a segment around 3 minutes in length talking about your Beer In Front. It’s your choice as to what it will be. If it’s a local beer from your area you want to let people know about, great! If you are part of a brewery and want to tell people about it, great! My only rule is that I don’t care for the owners of Founders, Stone, and Boulevard and would prefer if we don’t give them any love. If you have a podcast, blog, or whatever you want to let people know about, that’s cool, but keep the segment to around 3 minutes. If you have a Jagoff you want to call out, the 3 minutes are yours!

Email me the recording, send it to dave@beerinfront.com or send me the cloud link by Saturday the 27th of March and I’ll have them on the podcast that week! If you’re having issues with the recording, let me know and I can set up a quick Zoom call and I can record you from there!

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More Brewing Company K.I.S.S.

Tonight I’m having K.I.S.S. from More out in Huntley, Illinois. This is a Double Dry Hopped IPA with Citra and El Dorado hops. Like everything More puts out, K.I.S.S. is really good beer. You get a great citrus/fruit flavor profile from the hops, the aroma for me was a little lacking but that could and is probably just me. If you enjoy the Hazy/NE Style of IPA, this will be up your alley and is a fine beer. Control Tammie stopped there and grabbed me a mix pack of 4 different selections from them and I’m looking forward to the others in this pack.

I think I’m going to jump off the hazy train for a while. There are so many out there now that for me, it’s hard to stand out above the crowd when most are so similar. The K.I.S.S. is a really good beer, but maybe it’s time for me to step back and recalibrate the taste buds so I could appreciate this one more than I did.

This week, I’ll be talking with Rob from the Fat, Drunk, and Stupid podcast. He’s a good listen and is worth your time! For past shows, you can always check out the podcast wherever mediocre podcasts are available.

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Episode 50! Old Style & Rod J Beer Ventures

This week for the big 50th episode, I talked with Rod J Beer Ventures. Rod is an excellent follow for all beer news and reviews, his YouTube channel and podcast are informative and entertaining! You can find him all over social media!

https://linktr.ee/rodjbeerventures

For the 50th show, I went back to the beginning and had the first beer I drank way back in the day, Old Style!

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The Percolator Alarmist Brewing

Tonight I’m having a great stout from Alarmist in Chicago. The Percolator is an Imperial Coffee Stout and this is a good one! This has a great aroma of the malt and coffee and for me, the sweetness of the malt is stronger. The taste is great, nice balance here with a good coffee aftertaste. The Percolator weighs in at 9% so you get a little boozy taste here but not enough that it overpowers anything else. I really enjoy this one and will pick it up again when i see it.

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Jeremy Banas Celis Beer 02/24/21 Podcast

Episode 49 of the podcast is available now! This week I talked to Jeremy Banas author of the new book Celis Beer Born in Belgium, Brewed in Texas. This a great book for anyone interested in the legend of Pierre Celis or anyone interested in craft beer. http://ruinationpress.com/

I also enjoyed Harold’s ’83 Honey Ale from Haymarket in collaboration with Jay West and Sam Ross. This was an excellent beer that is a nice change of pace from all the Hazy IPA’s out there.