All posts by John

Fan of Hockey, Football, and Mexican Food. Preferes beers in the style of Stout, Porter, IPA, and Red Ales. Not a fan of Pumpkin beer or Sours

Buzz Blanket : Beer Review

It’s early February and in true Michigan form we have an idiotic amount of snow on the ground (about 13 inches) with more on the way.  On a positive note however, the Winter Olympics are on and the lousy weather sets the perfect stage to bunker down, have a few beers, and avoid going outside as much as possible.  There are many things you will need in order to properly hibernate and enjoy watching the worlds best athletes compete for gold.  At the top of…

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Wolverine St. Premium Lager : Beer Review

We live in a great time for beer, especially craft beer. In this day and age it seems like every week we are introduced to a new hazy ipa, some sort of tropical fruit infused beer, or super limited top shelf barrel aged release.  While all of those have their merits sometimes you want to kick back, put a football game on and throw back a few brews the way your old man might have. Luckily Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor Michigan and…

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Beer and Brats Potato Chips Review

So one afternoon I’m strolling through my local grocery store and what do I spy with my little eye? I see an end-cap filled with the newest offerings of the “weird flavored” Frito Lay potato chips, and right in the middle of this display… a snack food pairing made in heaven, Beer and Brat flavored potato chips! Out the way Queso and red bag of whatever flavor, Merica is here and it has arrived in the form of Beer and Brat potato chips! Of course buying…

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How To Make Sommbeer Mustard

When it comes to condiments you could make a strong case that mustard is the only condiment that is actually necessary.  It’s perfect for sausages, hot dogs, sandwiches, pretzels, and countless other delectable morsels that beg for a bit of a tangy savory sweetness to  enhance a meal. Of course when it comes to mustard there are endless varieties, yellow, brown, honey, Dijon, etc. However the best mustard by far will always be beer mustard!  I started making my own mustard a few years back…

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Pure Brews America To Return for Season 3

Last year we got to go on a journey through the great beer state of Michigan all from the comfort of our home. Each week we had the chance to go explore and learn about some of the best beers available in the great lakes, and perhaps even plan our own road trips after watching a lovable crew be our video tour guide every Saturday afternoon.  Of course I am talking about the Michigan Emmy Winning program titled Pure Brews America, and starting Saturday July…

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Introducing the Sommbeer App!

Download the App HERE Sommbeer had been around for a couple years now and one of the things we’ve been working on during that time was the development of a Sommbeer app. This is an app built for you based off feedback from our readers, beta testers, and of course our own wants and desires for a definitive beer app. We want this app to be a one stop shop for finding new beers, navigating to new breweries, updating and maintaining a personal inventory for…

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The Best Beers for the Super Bowl!

The Super Bowl is the biggest Football game of the year.  It’s also the biggest television event of the year, so big that people even tune in specifically to watch the commercials.  People all over the world throw house parties to enjoy the big game and all those house parties are loaded with snacks, food and beer.  So what beer should you buy or bring to a Super Bowl party? Unless you want to drink swill don’t take the advice of the NFL, no good…

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time For A Beer

This article was originally published on 12/15/2015 Oh the weather outside is frightful, but a well crafted brew is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, seasonal beer seasonal beer seasonal beer.  Ok maybe that’s not the best rendition of  a classic Christmas song but I’ve never claimed to be a lyricist.  As I write this we are only a handful of days away from Christmas, the gift list almost completed and I’m on the tail end of my first of 3 family…

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Sommbeer’s Top Thanksgiving Beers!

Thanksgiving is great! It’s a holiday that is filled with family, food, football and in many cases beer! So what kind of beer should you be drinking for Thanksgiving? There’s really not a wrong answer here but some beers certainly pair with the day better than others. These are Sommbeer’s favorite Thanksgiving beers! Bell’s Best Brown – #BestBrown taking in a beautiful Colorado view. Cheers to @derekcronk for sharing this great photo! #BestPartOfFall A photo posted by Bell’s Brewery (@bellsbrewery) on Oct 26, 2016 at…

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World Wide Stout – Beer Review

On December 31st 2014 I watched to of my closest friends on the planet join together in the bonds of holy matrimony.  It was a fantastic day and I was more than honored to stand up in their wedding as a Groomsman in support of my buddy and the love that the two of them share.  While I was standing up watching the two of them commit the rest of their lives to each-other little did I know my phone, set to silent, hanging out…

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