Slapshot was pouring an English porter that was solid; filled with malted roastedness and plenty of coffee goodness.
Bucket List arrived with Hell Fire Club, which I had already had a chance to enjoy at Mash Tun's New Wave Brewers Bash in early May. This is a highly drinkable English brown ale, and I was happy to drink it again. However, I was really hoping to get a chance to taste Tai Hei, Bucket List's sublime white IPA. Sadly, it was not available; although I was not disappointed in any way by its replacement: Farm Team. Farm Team is a Belgian rye farmhouse ale (6.1%). The rye cuts the sweetness perfectly, meaning I could really drink a lot of this saison.
|Bucket List is on my List of New Chicago Breweries to Watch|