On Tap

On Tap 7/18/14: Chickawawa Lemon Ale
On Tap 7/18/14: Chickawawa Lemon Ale

Rosatis

On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 702 S. Gregory, Urbana.

Today we get in the Summer Fair vibe with Chickawawa Lemon Ale from Great River Brewery.  Admittedly, I went in to this one thinking I wouldn’t like it much.  I had visions of a fair ground lemon shake up with some boozey, sort of beer flavor.  What I got was a crisp, smooth, not too sweet, lemon ale.  Unlike the traditional Summer Shandy, which is beer with lemon in it, this was more of a lemon ade with beer in it… And it worked really well.  This thing just screams Summer time, picnics, family gatherings.  And at 5% ABV you could spend an afternoon with this one and feel ok about everything.  And oddly enough, Shane and DJ Squish liked it as well.

Ratings:
Me:  7.5
Shane: 8.0
Squish: 7.25

Shane brought in some spicy food, which was awesome, but it just didn’t go with this beer.  He then suggested a good Summer  Salad.  Lots of greens, berries, a light vinegrette, and you’re good to go.

Sure, this might fit into your “girly” drinks, but try it.  I think you’ll be surprised.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

16-overlay14

The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

in Viral Videos

This is one way to get a tan

10-overlay22

It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.

in Entertainment

Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

11-overlay7

Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

in Entertainment

The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

17-overlay12

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

in Music

Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

pigs

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.