This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another.
The annual trek I undertake to my northern homeland has in recent years been by car. While this adds to the travel time, it also means I return to my current residence with a splendiferous bounty of beautifully brewed beers. The refrigerator is very full these days with a myriad of wonders, but the one that has stirred the greatest affection in me lately is a humble offering from Madison’s Capital Brewery. Supper Club lays its aspirations out right on the can, reaching for the down-home comforts of Wisconsin’s backwoods fancy dining establishments of days gone by. It is a plain, tasty lager, lacking the pushy robustness of many craft beers, opting instead for a cozy, flavorful, thirst-quenching directness. Yes, it’s designed to be reminiscent of the sort of workingman beers that a wise bartender knew to crack as soon as they saw a regular cross the threshold of the establishment, but it also works fine and dandy for a sunny afternoon out by the backyard grill. What can I say? It tastes like home. You betcha.
—21st Amendment Bitter American
—Abita Restoration Pale Ale
—Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
—Samuel Adams Boston Lager
—New Glarus Brewing Company Wisconsin Belgian Red
—ABA Hoppy Saison
—Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager
—Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
—French Broad Brewing Gateway Kolsch
—Big Boss Brewing “High Monkey”
—Stevens Point Brewery Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
—The Native Brewing Company The Eleven Brown Ale
—Smuttynose Winter Ale
—Point Beyond the Pale IPA