Tag Archives: craft beer

Founders Dissenter Imperial IPL Review

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Your vote counts!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…

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Brewery Review: Wolverine State Brewing -> Ann Arbor, MI

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor – Renee K from Ypsilanti, MI Brewery Review – Wolverine State Brewing -> Ann Arbor, MI Wolverine Brewery…comments and thoughts from Renee and BK (cupid)  We both agree that Wolverine is probably the best microbrew in the area.  Do you ever talk to someone that says something to the effect of… “I don’t like micro brewed beer, lets go somewhere I can get a Bud”.  Wolverine is a place where those picky drinkers who don’t really know about microbrews can go.  They…

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Brewery Review: Atwater Brewery – Detroit

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Your vote counts! Featured contributor Patti  @TeacherPatti Brewery Review – Atwater Brewery – Detroit If you read anything about Detroit during that sad time known as “Prohibition”, you have probably heard street names like Riopelle, Jos Campau, and Atwater. These were some of the streets that bootleggers traveled on to get to the Detroit River, on which Canadian whiskey was being shipped in copious amounts. I happen to know that my great-grandma was a bootlegger, and I have to wonder if she was ever down at the…

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Brew Pub Review: River’s Edge Brewing Co.

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Your vote counts!River’s Edge Brewing Co.; located in Milford, Michigan River’s Edge Brewing Co. has only had their doors open since the beginning of summer 2014; but this charming little brew pub has all the makings and all the characteristics of a microbrewery that will endure for the foreseeable future and earn the right to be called one of Michigan’s gems in a healthy craft beer market.  Located in the heart of Milford Michigan, Rivers Edge provides an excellent environment that is homely yet still has…

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What’s Wrong with Beer Marketing?

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: I want to thank @hopscanary for contributing to this post.  I value her opinions even (especially) when they fail to agree with mine. Please visit her website:  Hops Canary Beer and Travel Adventures What do you think about the current marketing of beer? Sommbeer: The marketing for craft beer is almost non-existent.  Even the local brew pubs seem inept in this regard.  As for the big brewers, I think they are a mess too.  I have to turn the channel…

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

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Your vote counts!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…

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A Guide to Brew Pub Etiquette

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Mind your Manners! It drives me crazy when I bring someone to  “my”  brewpub and they misbehave.  It’s a place that I go to relax, it’s me refuge after a long day.  I know the menu by heart, I can even tell when they’ve slightly tweaked a recipe (leave it alone thanks).  Most important of all, I know the staff and they know me.  When I want to act like an idiot I’ll go to your brewpub not mine.  So…

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

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Your vote counts!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…

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BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be that (wine) guy

BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be that (wine) guy Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules I recently watched a film called SOMM, that held my full attention for 93 minutes.  It was about a group of guys that devoted their lives to the study of wine.  They neglected friends and family for months to study and obtain the esteemed status of “Master Sommelier”.  In each scene I watched them twirl, sniff, taste, think and talk about their wine (actually they spit out the wine, forbidden in…

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Cellaring and Aging Beer – Updated Pics

So you might think the wine guys are the only ones that age their stash.  Nope, beer geeks do too.  I was excited to do this myself last year after I made a wine cellar in my basement.  It was a big project, but I had hundreds of websites to help guide me.  When I decided to store beer however, there was frightfully little help.  This page has been created to help the cause.  This is a journey and I’m still learning. Beer Aging – Conditions…

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