Baderbrau Chicago Pilsener


Beer type: Pilsener
Alcohol Level: 4.8%
Brewed By: Baderbrau
IBU: 30


Ahhh Chicago, sure I’m impartial, but we make some great beer. This pilsener is true to its name. It has a great color to it and it’s got a semi sweet smell. The beer has the right amount of bitterness to it. Not too bitter, but not too sweet. Get home on a Tuesday after work and want a few beers? Grab one of these and you’ll be satisfied.

Baderbrau says, “Your everyday drinking beer. Crisp and refreshing with a solid but not overpowering hop bite, Chicago Pilsener is an authentic Czech-style Pilsener made with all American malt and all European noble hops.”  I couldn’t agree more with the description. You can enjoy this guy from a can or pour it in your favorite beer drinking glass and enjoy.


Abita Purple Haze

Abita Purple Haze

Beer type: Lager
Alcohol Level: 4.2%
Brewed By: Abita Brewing Company
IBU: 13


I’m not usually one to go for a lower alcohol percentage beer. I know…shocker. But, to be honest I was first enticed by the beer’s label. It’s got a nice photo/drawing of someone who looks like they could shred the guitar left-handed.

This beer is known for its raspberry taste and lightness. It’s a lager with a fruity aroma and taste that’s refreshing on a nice summer day. Next time I head to the beach, I know what I’m grabbing.

Abita says it’s “a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration.” You definitely get the taste of fruit and they even suggest pairing it with a dessert or having the beer as a dessert (don’t mind if I do).

Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

Beer type: Ale
Alcohol Level: 7.5%
Brewed By: Lagunitas Brewing Company
IBU: 64.20


What a beer, this is definitely one of my go-to’s when I head to a liquor store. It’s an easy beer to drink with a high alcohol content. It hints aromas of fruit and sweetness then kicks with a bitter aftertaste.

Lagunitas states it’s “A hoppy pale wheat ale that is great for IPA fans but so smooth that the hefeweizen fans dig it too.” I agree because most beer drinkers can get enjoy this one. Plus, Lagunitas never disappoints in my opinion.