Thursday, April 2, 2015

steel reign

Summer time brings out a lot of things...BBQ's, sports injuries, and most importantly day drinking.

What sunny day would be complete without a malt beverage to keep your ripped beach body hydrated and ready to rock out on the volley ball courts?

Apperantly the denizens of Chicago agree, because we've found a shit load of our favorite summer treat around town over the last few weeks. Here we go...

This is a double! Right outside our place of employment there is a designated bike parking area. Gated off from the outside world, one needs a key to enter this haven for our favorite mode of transportation. So that means...someone who works in this building has been drinking the Steel regularly. These pictures were snapped two weeks apart from each other, in the same spot. I actually made the cleaning crew refrain from sweeping it up so I could capture the specimen, so I know it couldn't be the same one. I'm in awe.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Why wasn't I invited to this party?


Location: 16th and Blue Island

Remember the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Under the Bridge"? That's probably what this person was singing while drinking this one. I found it under the disgusting bridge on Blue Island, right before you get into Pilsen while walking my dog. He was trying to lick the remaining contents up. Even he knew that it was a shame to let any of it go to waste. 

So this is down the street from the projects, but it's also right near some $350k condos. Your guess is as good as mine as to who it belongs. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Location: Humboldt Park, near North and Mozart.

Submitted by: Kennedy

Our first submission! The story goes, after a few drinks on the day of the St. Paddy's day parade in Chicago, our buddy Ryan was waiting for the bus in Humboldt. Risking it all, he lept into action when he saw the 211 staring up from the grass. 

Now if you know Humboldt, you know this shit is real. Walk around there at night and you'll be introduced to the other kind of steal, and usually will say goodbye to your wallet. While another kind of steel is lethal, the liquid in this bottle can be just as deadly. Ryan didn't find any bodies nearby, but I can assure you, whoever drank this was trying to kill himself. Only crazy ass people looking to die would get blasted on Steel Reserve in Humboldt Park. I pour one out for you, buddy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our Favorite Films: Volume 1

If you like video games, smoking pot, drinking, grandparents doing things more awesome than you, or most of Ashton Kutchers early works, you probably already have seen the classic Grandma's Boy. Most likely found in your local Wal-Marts bargain bin, this film from 2006 starring Allen Covert (does Hollywood have one hit wonders?) is important for the following reason:

Doris Roberts slamming a delicious Steel Reserve. Known for her roll in National Lampoons Christmas vacation, she shows no mercy when it comes to kicking back the ol' 211. Does your grandma do this? Probably not.

One more reason Hollywood is better than real life.

Thanks to Ryan for submitting the screen grabs, which are copyrighted I'm sure by the film's owners. But I'm following fair use policy...I think.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Location: Halsted and Roosevelt

This beautiful specimen almost caused me to be the victim of vehicular manslaughter. While on my bike, the silver sparkle caught my eye. A hard stop by me was the cause of some pissed off motorists. 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Steel Reservists

After considering this for all of a few mins, I've decided I need help!

Do you drink?

Do you party?

Do you have a camera?

Then you're recruited to the Steel Reservists! I need help finding pictures of the Steel Reserve! Anywhere, any time, give me your photos! This community minded effort will make this project better than ever. 

I'll continue the effort of making sure the world knows how a smooth high gravity lager can enhance any evening. Your proof will make this easier.