Tag Archives: Michigan

Furry Black India Pale Ale by North Peak Brewery – Beer Review

Stats Style: American Black Ale Package: 12 oz Bottle ABV: 7.2 % I love Traverse City and I am a frequent visitor of North Peak Brewery. However, I have a love hate relationship with some of their beers. It may be that Diabolical IPA was one of my first IPAs and my palate was not ready for all that hoppy goodness, but as my tastes mature I have come to appreciate their work. Not to mention, I love those little 12 oz. stubby brown bottles.…

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Fat Lad from Right Brain Brewery – Beer Review

Fat Lad from Right Brain Brewery –  Beer Review  Stats: Style: Russian Imperial Stout ABV: 9.2% Package: 22 oz. bottle or draft. Availability: December  Being born and raised in the Mitten state has given me an appreciation for the great outdoors and damn good beer. As a Michigander, when the snow melts and the grey skies of winter recede, it’s only natural to head north for the summer to enjoy what this great state has to offer. My northern destination is Traverse City; a foodie…

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Hopslam 2017 : Beer Review

A review of Hopslam from Bells Brewery I don’t chase down Hopslam, it comes to me. Here in Michigan the annual release of Hopslam is a crazy time where thousands scramble to find this hoppy elixir in select grocery and beer stores.  At times, the pursuit of Hopslam hits a level of hysteria that I am not comfortable with.  No matter, there’s enough attention on the subject that my beer mules always seem to track down a six pack for me. The year, 2017, Hopslam is…

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Pure Brews America : Season 2 Episode 6 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America the gang checks out two more up and coming breweries in the great beer state of Michigan.  Ryan, Shannon, and the crew head over to Muskegon Michigan and pay a visit to Unruly Brewing, a company that might have one of the best mission statements around (LIVE LIFE. BE UNRULY.); and then heads over to Mount Pleasant to visit Mountain Town Brewing Company who as of this year will be celebrating their 20th year of making fantastic beer. Unruly…

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Summer Beer Fest 2016

It’s that time of year, the time of year in which the days are longer the sun is hotter and the beer festivals are beer festing. Starting on Friday July 22nd the 19th annual Michigan Summer beer festival will kick off in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti Michigan.  Hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest will host over 100 Michigan breweries, thousands of Michigan beers and also highlight local foods and local musicians all for the love of craft beer. We had some time…

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Witch’s Hat Brewing Co. Review

Witch’s Hat Brewing Company – South Lyon, Michigan I love small town breweries.  There’s so much to be gained from being tucked away in a more remote area and so much personality that gets pulled out of a brewery when it’s not in the spotlight of a major city.  Located just north of Ann Arbor in the great beer state of Michigan is the town of South Lyon.  Not only does Danny Spanos, legendary drummer of the band Redbone, hail from this fine town but…

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Drafting Table Brewing Company Review

Drafting Table Brewing Co., located in Wixom, Michigan Five days a week I make my daily drive home from Ann Arbor Michigan back to the small town of Wolverine Lake Michigan.  On that journey I typically find myself getting off the highway at Milford road and taking my commute up Pontiac Trail from the city of Milford into Wixom.  Normally I do this to just take myself off the highway and enjoy a more relaxing drive, then sometime late in the summer of 2015 a sign…

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A View of Michigan from the Other Side of the Lake

The U.P., apple and peach picking, wine, four Great Lakes, those hated Red Wings…and craft beer. I’m a Chicagoan that loves Michigan. The eastern side of Lake Michigan has my son’s footprints in its sand. Many apples have made their way from Michigan to Chicago via my car. And, Michigan is a big reason why I love craft beer. Back when I was a mere seedling that had not fully seen the light when it came to craft-beer goodness, I found Michigan beer. If you…

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