Craft beer has taken on a life of its own, and the names are hilarious.

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So you are creating your own beer and you get to name it whatever you want, what are YOU going to call it?

I make no bones about it, I have found myself fully engulfed in the world of craft beer. Sample this, a sample that...finding the ones that fit my tastes. It's a lot of fun and I have a great teacher (Thanks Terri!) I actually had a "mint chip" craft brew over the weekend, what in the word.

There are great craft brew spots in our area, so let's start there:

  • The Rock Bar & Grill - Beloit
  • Rockford Brewing Company - Rockford
  • Pig's Mind Brewing - Machesney Park
  • Generation's Brewing - Freeport
  • Lena Brewing Company - Lena
  • Hoppy Ending Pale Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • The Great, Big Kentucky Sausage Fest
  • Blind Pig IPA
  • Brew Free! or Die IPA
  • Gandhi-Bot
  • Duck Duck Gooze
  • Hop Zombie
  • Yeastus Christ
  • Leafer Madness