Category Archives: Beer Reviews

Founders Dissenter Imperial IPL Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Founders Brewing Company is a company that is truly unique in the best possible way, they’re the only company that has never made a beer that I did not absolutely love.  Dissenter, the tenth addition to the back stage series of beer, and marks Founders first lager to be produced by the company in over 12 years.  Dissenter is a Imperial IPL  that packs an 8.7% ABV yet is remarkable crisp, clean and refreshing.  Dissenter is loaded with both tropical…

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CJ’s Brewing Company Brew Pub Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan It’s always great to get out in the world and find new breweries that expand our horizons within the beer world, but sometimes it’s nice to have that one spot that just feels like home.  That place that when you feel undecided on where you want to go or what you want to do is always beckoning and never lets you down.  Luckily we live in a world where the craft beer options are ever expanding and no…

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Jack Hammer from Arbor Brewing – Quick! Give me the Antidote I Accidently Drank a Bud – Beer Review

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Just another lazy day on my back deck enjoying some “Outdoor Living” with my better half.  It snowed a lot last year, so we are going to enjoy every ounce of warmth this summer – even when it rains.  Today it’s raining and we are drinking a beer on the deck .  In fact, I’m drinking a 312 from Goose Island.  It’s a light beer that’s easy to drink, perfect for summer. My serene summer afternoon soon exploded with one…

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Dragon’s Milk – This Dragon has a Bite – Beer Review

Sommbeer Note: Check out the latest review from @billsbeerreport                    Dragon’s Milk Beer Review. It’s fun to run all over town, wasting my valuable free time trying to find KBS,  Blacknote and Dogfish 120.  I really have nothing better to do than befriend party store owners and beer sommeliers in the hopes of obtaining some rare and exotic beer.  It’s like having an Easter Egg hunt every weekend. Truthfully, it’s a bit of relief to have an…

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Guinness Stout – A love betrayed – Beer Review

I have Guinness paraphernalia all over my house (and man cave).  I love the beer and the brand.  It was my gateway beer towards finding real beer – a stepping stone to craft beer.  I was therefore excited on a Friday afternoon to put a 6 pack of Guinness Stout in my shopping cart.  I was almost proud to have the brand sitting there.                 I’ve enjoyed Guinness draught here in the states for years.  Sold in large cans,…

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Beer Review – Maredsous 10 Triple

I’ve tried Belgian beers before with limited success.  A rasberry lambic on a hot summer day is nice.  That Delerium Tremens on a cold winter night, not so much.  When I purchased this beer I really wanted to like it.  Belgian beers are the pinacle of beer snobbery right? I’m supposed to like all the stuff from this renowned region of beer brewing.  So why was it such a struggle?               I poured the Maredsous Triple Tripel and was immediately…

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Fuller’s London Pride vs. ESB – Beer Review

It was late in the evening when I found myself in London.  I had just fallen off a 3 hour train ride from the north and was exhausted.  Loaded with with baggage and attire that screamed corporate casual I couldn’t have felt more out of place.  By day I’m a Corporate Clown  because I have to be, but by night I need to transform back into a human being.  I was now faced with transportation to my crappy hotel by Heathrow airport.  I could take the “Underground”…

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Beer Battle: Germany vs. England

Beer Battle: Germany vs. England ….. The ultimate beer showdown, who will win? I recently traveled to Germany and England for a business trip.  The trip was carefully scheduled and manipulated to provide for ample beer sampling in each of the cities that I traveled to.  Anticipating this trip for many weeks, I contemplated all of the wonderful German beers that I was going to enjoy.  After all, they adhered to the German Beer Purity Law otherwise known as- Reinheitsgebot.  The law, established in 1487, dictates…

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Dogfish 120 – The beer that ruined my IPA stash – Beer Review

This beer is really hard to find.  By hard I mean, I’ve developed a network of beer buddies who alert me when they find a bottle.  I have befriended a beer store owner who promised he would hide a bottle under the counter.  One guy I know got a Saturday morning call at 7am from his beer store owner.  He dashed out in his jammies and bought 2 bottles @ $8/bottle.  This is a highly coveted beer, in short supply for a limited amount of…

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Yuengling Porter – It’s not good Just good fun – Review

First, I have to admit I like Yuengling.  It’s my favorite cheapo beer. It’s not really very good and it contains lot’s of corn and maybe rice but it’s a fun beer.  For el cheapo beer it actually has some flavor. The fact that it’s not available in Michigan adds to the allure. I found a 6 pack of Yuengling porter in an old gas station in Ohio. Not exactly the perfect ambience but when I see Yuengling I buy it.   Rating: Fun but not…

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