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Chicagoist's Beer of the Week: Old Style

By Karl Klockars in Food on Apr 1, 2011 6:30PM

2011_04_01botw_oldstyle.jpg Between the glut of macrobrew discussion this week, today's Cubs home opener and it being the 1st of April, it's like the world drew a Venn Diagram of our beer mentality and put Old Style right at the center . Despite our well established South Side baseball bias, we've long believed that hollering "OLD STYLE HERE" at Wrigley could be the three finest words one can shout in Chicago. Yes, we're just as susceptible to the lure of America's Biggest Beer Garden once a season or so, and we figured today was as good a day as any to cheer the return of baseball with a classic "local" beer.

"Local," of course, being a bit of a stretch - Old Style is still brewed in the region, originally coming from Lacrosse, Wisconsin and now under the purview of Pabst. Old Style last graced the pages of the -ist a couple years back when it was announced the re-introduction of krausening to the brewing process.

This brew pours - oh, who the hell are we kidding. You know what it looks like, you know what it tastes like, you know what it does. Drink it cold, have a few of 'em and turn your brain down by a couple notches. We can't be beer "nerds" all the time.

Play ball. Old Style is Chicagoist's "Beer of the Afternoon Week."

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