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“Taking a Break from the IPA”

Featured Contributor – EdWhoLikesBears @TheOnlyFeed “Taking a Break from the IPA” If you’re anything like me (and let’s all hope you’re not) there’s nothing better in this world than when you find a new beer you like. Food tastes better. The sun shines brighter. That thing that you hate about yourself doesn’t seem like such a big deal. But the problem is that somewhere along the line I stopped trying new and different beers and only started trying new and different IPAs. In my defense, it’s because…

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You’re drinking Your Beer Wrong.

Featured Contributor: Adam McIntosh @The1MacAttack   “You’re Drinking Your Beer Wrong.” Let’s get straight to the point- your drinking your beer wrong, it’s not your fault, you were taught that beers are best served chilled, maybe even at a temperature of 45 degrees. But you were taught wrong. And that has been preventing you from having the best quality of beer possible. Even breweries who serve you a draft cold are doing you a disservice. Now, that doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying (and supporting) your…

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“More Drinking. Less Talking.”

Featured Contributor – EdWhoLikesBears @TheOnlyFeed “More Drinking. Less Talking.”  My brother in law is a lot of things. Husband. Father. Knockoff Oreo cookie eater. But more than any of that he’s completely wrong about beer. And that’s a huge problem.  It’s not like he doesn’t possess the refined palate to appreciate a great IPA. Or the reasons Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout is better than Guinness. He just chooses not to. He likes the idea of drinking High Life and saying things like “I know you need a fancy…

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Rogue Dead Guy Ale Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Maibock’s, a style of beer traditionally available in spring, are in my opinion a welcome change of pace that start to pop up once the earth starts to defrost and my beer taste moves from heavy stouts to lighter selections.  One of the reasons why I really enjoy a maibock is because it’s not offered by a lot of breweries, and many brew pubs that do offer maibocks have limited quantities and are only available on tap in a…

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Beer Review – Stone Brewing Company’s GoTo IPA

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud For this session, I chose a true ‘session’ beer – Stone Brewing Company’s new 2014 offering, the GoTo IPA. Before we get into the brew, let’s quickly talk about the Session style of beer. In basic terms, this is a beer with a lower ABV, lending itself well to a proper 2-3 hour drinking ‘session.’ Yes, this is a beer that you can indulge in over the course of a few hours and not immediately feel its effects. With that…

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Yuengling Traditional Lager Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Yuengling Traditional Lager is a beer that I was introduced to on a vacation.  A buddy of mine told me that he found a beer that was not only really enjoyable and flavorful but also totally affordable.  To be honest I went into trying this beer feeling kind of skeptical about it, surely a craft lager that comes in a 12 pack costing only $10 would let me down right? Far from it, in fact the beer is so…

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Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Bell’s Brewery is one of the most successful and well respected craft breweries in the country and their reputation is well earned.  Although Oberon takes the prize as their most well known beer Two Hearted Ale is the first beer I think of when talking about this brewery.  Throughout the year Bell’s releases a ton of seasonal and specialty beers that are highly sought after but when it comes to Bell’s I always end up coming home to Two…

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Right Brain Brewing Naughty Girl Stout : Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Craft beer is great for many reasons, high on that list of reasons is the ability for a brewery to think differently and experiment with new ideas and create different experiences for those willing to indulge.  Right Brain Brewing is a company that is known for brewing slightly on the experimental side and their flagship CEO Stout is delightful and has won multiple awards annually honoring its overall deliciousness.  Another offering in the stout line up for Right Brain is Naughty…

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Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout: Brew Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan With the holiday season upon us the weather is changing and all around I’m hearing people talk about holidays and holiday foods.  One of the things that caps off holiday meals is some kind of rich desert, usually a pie or a cake.  Granted a good cup of coffee is a nice pair for pretty much any desert but for the craft beer drinker sometimes a good brew can be just as (if not more) satisfying as a desert…

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Beer Review – Brooklyn Pilsner

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud Can a pale lager truly be called a Pilsner if not brewed in the town of Plzeň, Czechoslovakia? How about if it’s brewed in New York? To answer this question, let’s dig a bit deeper into the particular style. So, what exactly is a Pilsner? The short answer is that it is a pale lager invented in 1842 in the town of Plzeň. One of the key ingredients of a true Pilsner is the soft water found in Plzeň –…

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