NBA All Star Weekend…


  Even though it doesn’t feel like enough season has been played yet (there hasn’t been…), it’s that time of year…NBA All Star time!  In honor of the occasion, and in honor of the fact that our own hometown hero, Derrick Rose, will be leading the Eastern Conference to victory, we have assembled our own version of an All Star Team.  We now humbly introduce the starting line up for the Vas Foremost Staff All Star Beer Squad.  These beers all rank tops on the palates of the respective employees at Vas Foremost, and we hope that you’ve ever tried them, or will give them a shot for yourself and let us know if you agree….

1. George – Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss (6 pack, $8.49) I’ve always enjoyed Honey Weiss.  This is a wheat beer, and is very light.  I usually drink it from a glass, with a slice of lemon.  This adds a bit of sourness to the honey flavor, and makes this one of my favorite go-to beers for when I am just kicking back.

2. Pete – Sam Adams – The Vixen (22ozz, $6.49) The first thing that caught my eye was the unusual size for Sam Adams. I figured that if Sam Adams was putting out a bomber, it was worth a shot.  I tried it, and thought that it was an excellent beer – not too heavy at all for a chocolate chili bock.  Malty, without being too sweet, and there was a little bit of spice to it.  I’m a big fan of chili (the stew), and this goes really well with it! The perfect winter beer!

3. Manny – Three Philosophers (4 pack, $15.99, 750ml, $12.49) – This instantly became my favorite craft beer.  I like sweeter beers, and there is some cherry lambic mixed into this Belgian-style ale, so it went over really well with me.  This is a really smooth ale, and I have come to really consider this as a beer to take your time with, and enjoy drinking.

4. Eric – La Chouffe (750ml, $12.49) I really like a couple of things about this beer.  The first is the color – it’s an orange and gold ale.  I also liked that the taste was strong, but wasn’t overpowering.  There is an incredible spiciness and complex flavor, and to me, it really satisfies the palate unlike any other beer I’ve had.  Quite frankly, I can’t put into words how much I like La Chouffe.

These are our All Stars, and we are curious to find out what some of yours are. The ranks of the prospects here at Vas Foremost are dense – there are over a 1,000 beers to choose from, so I am sure what some of you will pick will be vastly different from what we have.  Please let us know what you think!

I hope that everyone has a great weekend! As always, if you have any questions about anything I’ve written, or even general questions about anything else, please feel free to email me at, tweet us: @vasforemost, or give us a call at (773) 278-9420.

Thanks again! See you all next week!