Bolingbrook resident Joe Formanek's Five Crown Imperial Stout won the Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Contest winners, the Bolingbrook Bugle reports.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Voting for "Bolingbrook's Best..." awards will remain open until the end of November.
Where is Bolingbrook's best pizza? Best place to grab a beer? Best non-profit? Best gardening center? Who better to make that decision than you, the Bolingbrook Patch reader! Bolingbrook Patch is holding its first-ever "Bolingbrook's Best..." awards series, which will dole out the best of what Bolingbrook has to offer. Reader votes will determine the winner of each category. And you'll get three chances to vote! You can vote on our website by leaving a comment, on Facebook or on Twitter by leaving a comment by using the @B_BrookPatch function. Not a fan of Bolingbrook Patch on social media? Well, you're missing out! All categories will remain open for voting until every category is voted on. Categories range from food and dining, to …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thousands of village residents attended a traditional German festival with beer and brats after the Pathways Parade Sunday. Bolingbrook Patch was on hand to snap a few photos.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Many people don’t realize that wines are made in different styles using the same grape. The Chardonnay grape, for example, can also be enjoyed with lighter styles.
If there was any doubt about whether summer would come, this week’s oppressive heat has washed away any such thought. Summer is a time when many of our beverage choices switch from bolder style beverages to lighter, more refreshing wines and craft beer. Many of my customers say they drink more white wine in the summer, which is understandable since the weather warms up and many of the foods and snacks we eat are lighter in style as well. This is a great time to expand your palate and try a few new wines and craft beers that enhance the foods of summer. Take, for example, the Chardonnay grape. Many people don’t realize that wines are made in different styles using the same grape. Chardonnay can be very big, with heavy oak and buttery …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Whether you're an experienced taster or a beginner, sampling new wines is fun and rewarding.
With the amount of wines available for our tasting pleasure, it’s no wonder we can get confused when shopping for a bottle. I encountered a person this week at a wine tasting who said they’ve never had a wine they liked and was only at this particular tasting because their friend asked her to tag along for the company. We tasted five different wines and, wouldn’t you know it, the non-wine lover found three wines they enjoyed. The unique nature of wine is that it is a “conversation” in a bottle. Whenever wine is opened, you will invariably begin a discussion with other wine drinkers. It is a very social beverage and is easy to enjoy once you know your style of wine. There are a variety of styles for wines and great depth in varietals and…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Whether your mom loves wine, beer, cheese or all three, your local wine shop will surely have the right touch for a perfect Mother's Day gift.
Summer activities are now right around the corner and to kick off the season of outdoor wining and dining, we have one of the most special days of the year—Mother’s Day. Let’s take a quick look at a few ideas on how we can best express our love for her. Finding that gift to help mom relax is always a good idea, whether it’s a nice bottle of wine, a six-pack of her favorite craft beer, candles and even new cookware—these are all great ideas if your mom finds relaxation and enjoyment in the kitchen. And who doesn’t enjoy sipping on a glass of wine while in the kitchen? Mom’s no different. So here are a few easy and fun ways to treat your mom this Mother’s Day: Wine Club A great gift idea your mother can enjoy over an extended period of …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Many people tell me they don’t know why, but when the weather gets colder, red wines are more appealing to them and white wines are their preferential drink during the warmer summer months.
As the seasons move along, our choice of wines change much like the weather. Just as the season’s change, so does our taste for different styles and varietals of wine. Many people tell me they don’t know why, but when the weather gets colder, red wines are more appealing to them and white wines are their preferential drink during the warmer summer months. This variation in wine preference is very normal when colder temperatures drive many of us indoors; hence a heavier wine is usually preferred. Many people tend to switch to red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo when temperatures begin to dip. The fall and winter months also bring about a change in our eating habits. Think about the way we change our food shopping …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Ready for a romantic evening? Stop by your local wine shop and ask about beverages, cheese, craft beer and sweets.
Valentine's Day is upon us. Are you scrambling for that last-minute gift? Or looking for a way to put the finishing touches on your planned evening? Now is the time to stop by your local wine shop and ask for a few suggestions regarding wines, cheese, craft beer and chocolates. Depending on the likes of your sweetheart—and you know best what they are—all of these make great gifts for Valentine’s Day. But in case you don't know too much about wine and chocolate, here's a primer from our good friends at WineStyles Bolingbrook. Wine If you are planning a steak dinner this weekend, a nice bold Cabernet Sauvignon will make a great statement—on the palate, that is. If your food of choice is a grilled or seared salmon, then you may want to …
Monday, January 31, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Start your morning off right and read Bolingbrook Patch's The Daily Dose.
Welcome to The Daily Dose, Bolingbrook Patch's attempt to equate itself to your morning cup of coffee. Check back with The Daily Dose each morning to find a new question of the day, a featured event, a recap of yesterday's news and featured stories and more! Post your answer to the question of the day in the comments field below and we'll randomly select one reader to win some awesome Patch prizes! We hope you'll make The Daily Dose part of your daily routine. And we'd love to hear from you on how we can make The Daily Dose a more integral part of your morning. Any suggestions can be sent to Local Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com. From the National Weather Service: Slight chance of snow flurries today after noon. Cloudy, with a …