All posts by @Michuntapped

Craft beer connoisseur that supports the Michigan craft beer industry, which produces some of the greatest beers in the world.

Doom Imperial IPA by Founders Brewing – Beer Review

Doom Imperial IPA by Founders Brewing – Beer Review Doom is the third release of the Founders barrel aged series. This is an interesting beer, because it has some history. Doom was first being served as a taproom-only feature, and then hit shelves in 2013 as part of the brewery’s Backstage Series. My love for craft beer was in its infancy back in 2013 so you know I did not get to try it back then. To say I was excited for this release is…

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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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2017 Oberon by Bell’s Brewery – Beer Review

Checkout the Sommbeer review of Oberon from 2015 has it changed?   Stats: ABV: 5.80 % OG: 1.06 Availability: Seasonal (March-August) You may have thought that spring in Michigan started on March 20th, but you are wrong. The real start to spring in Michigan is March 27 – Oberon Day! What is Oberon day you may ask? It’s the first day Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo unleashes its seasonal American wheat ale upon stores, bars and the masses across the state of Michigan and in more…

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Stout Brewer’s Reserve by Central Waters Brewing Company – Beer Review

Stats Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Package: 12 oz Bottle ABV: 9.5% I’m a sucker for a good bourbon barrel stout, but let’s be real who isn’t. Being in Michigan has spoiled me with breweries like Founders, Dark Horse and Bells brewing up some of the best BBA stouts in the world. I’m a self-proclaimed craft beer connoisseur so sometimes I need to see what other states have to offer. One of my more recent bottle acquisitions was the Brewer’s Reserve Stout by Central Waters…

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How Now Brown Cow by Odd Side Ales – Beer Review

Stats Style: American Brown Ale Package: 12 oz bottle ABV: 6.00% IBU: 21 Everyone remembers that old saying, “How now brown cow” used to teach children those rounded vowel sounds. Well, Odd Side Ales How Now Brown Cow taught me what a classic American Brown Ale should be. My wife and I have been on brown ale kick lately. We picked up several browns from varying Michigan breweries trying to narrow it down to one or two browns that we can keep on hand to…

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Dragons Milk Reserve Tripled Mashed by New Holland Brewing Company – Beer Review

Stats Style: Triple Mashed Stout Aged in Oak Barrels Package: 12 oz Bottle ABV: 17% New Holland brewing Company’s Dragons Milk has been around for a while. Over the years they have released several reserve series such as: Raspberry & lemon, Coconut Rum Barrel, Coffee & Chocolate, Vanilla Chai Spice and Triple Mashed. These reserve series are highly sought after and due to the limited availability, are difficult to acquire. Typically, for beers that are this difficult to acquire, I will call my local bottle…

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Chocolate Wheat by Short’s Brewing Company – Beer Review

Stats Style: American Porter ABV: 7.3% Package: Draft & Bottle 30 IBU One of my favorite breweries in northern Michigan has to be Shorts Brewery Company. Shorts is located in a small town called Bellaire. Getting there is kind of a journey, but it’s a beautiful drive through northern Michigan. It’s a popular destination, and once you get into town you will soon realize that the cars lining the streets are there for one reason; to visit Shorts. Be warned, the pub and mart are packed…

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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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