so i got into a beer conversation with one of harper's friends (rachel, i believe) the last time i was in chicago. she told me about magic hat beer and asked if i had ever had it. i hadn't ever heard of it... but apparently it's a good microbrewery in the north east.
luckily, my dad was visiting from jersey... so he picked me up a "sampler" ... which turned out to just be a 6 pack of each kind they make.
so now my fridge is full of magic hat. thanks for the tip, harper's friend!