As you have probably read in Aly’s post, we recently spent 24 Hours in Chicago where we ate a ton of good food, saw Julien Baker, and visited a few breweries while there. I had decided early on that I would attempt to write a brief review of each brewery but also was cognizant that, by taking extensive notes on each beer I drank in the traditional format of the brew reviews featured on this blog, I wouldn’t be truly experiencing all of what the brewery had to offer. So rather than provide reviews of each brew I tried while in the windy city’s breweries, I’ve utilized a less conventional method of providing a more general summary of the overall experience at each brewery. Whenever possible, I have provided my three favorite beers and, in some cases, you should be able to find them at your local liquor stores.
Archives for January 2016
I must admit, for the most part, I’m a much bigger fan of summer fruits than winter fruits. However, I always get excited for blood orange season.
Today started off on the wrong foot, in so many ways. I woke up late (like, the time at which I am normally walking out the door late.) In my flustered state, I dropped or spilled or totally forgot to apply just about every single item I routinely use to get ready in the mornings.
We’re finally back into the swing of things this week after a whirlwind experience in Chicago – and a rare Monday off! While we had what may have been one of our favorite trips together to-date, the quick turnaround (we were there just over 24 hours) left us wishing we’d extended our trip by a few more days.
All the more reason to go back, right?
Last year, Jeremy and I tried to start one of our very first traditions together – a rather simple one: enjoying brunch together every Sunday. It’s the only day of the week that we both typically have off of work and get to see each other for more than an hour or two at a time, and we always do our best to get the most out of those kinds of days!
Today, Aly and I are headed to Chicago to see Julien Baker perform at Lincoln Hall. In preparation and possibly against my better judgment given the multitude of celebrity deaths this week, I revisited my top choice for the best album of 2015, Sprained Ankle, and couldn’t be any more excited to see this young, burgeoning artist tomorrow in a city that I love.