Last week, the Chicago Tribune published an article by local beer writer, Josh Noel, which took a stab at reviewing 30 of those ‘cut-price’ brews from Aldi, Trader Joe, and Costco. The Brit and Yankee had already taken a stab at a blind taste test for 6 Aldi brews in show 269 back in May, and was in the process of reviewing Costco and Trader Joe offerings, just going to show that we are ahead of the craft curve!
So hear what a couple of brewer / beer judges say about these beers – are they worth a try, or should you stick to locally-sourced frosty beverages? Join The Brit, Chuck Fort, Ken McMullen and TJ Bachorz when we taste and rate a few of these and find out if indeed they aren’t as good as we think, or if maybe they aren’t that bad. Plus, we he TJ pop his cork twice, as we crack open the Trader Joe offerings!
We don’t suggest you forego your local offerings, and always Drink Illinois, but perhaps these are worth trying as a comparison beer.
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