For the letter S, today’s blogging A to Z challenge letter, I’m going to ride some coattails and name drop and make myself cool by association (at least that’s the way I see it, and I ain’t ashamed!) by telling you about SlapShot Brewing.
SlapShot Brewing is a local craft beer brewery owned by a couple of very smart, cool guys I know personally — brothers Steven and Brian. I consider myself fortunate enough to have been able to see the birth of SlapShot — hear all about the establishment of their location and the purchase of their equipment and sample their beer as it’s being imagined. I wasn’t much of a beer drinker until Steven and Brian (and their dad Larry along with my husband, too) started teaching me about beer and getting me to try different beers. And now I call myself a bit of a beer snob because I’d much rather drink a beer made by some local microbrewery over a Bud Light any day. I find myself preferring beer that doesn’t taste like beer. I also really, really like dark beers.
I know Steven and Brian are working hard and making sacrifices to make their business successful, so I enjoy when I get an opportunity to tell someone about their beer. I feel a fun thrill when I go to a bar and see their beer on the menu or when I go into a liquor store and can buy their beer and bring it home and drink it in my pajamas!
If you’re in Illinois and you’re a beer drinker, I encourage you to use their website (see link above) to read about their beers and use the location finder to discover a location near you where you can get their beer. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!