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

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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ARKANE ALEWORKS – BREWERY REVIEW

Arkane Aleworks – Located in  Largo, Florida For those who aren’t aware there’s some really fantastic beer being brewed in the state of Florida.  The Sunshine state has long been home to bigger name brewers such as Cigar City and Funky Buddha but like so many areas of the county craft beer is booming down south.  My first introduction to Florida beer was about 3 years ago when I had the chance to visit a buddy that moved down south because he hates snow.  Recently this…

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Pure Brews: Season 2 Ep. 7 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America Ryan, Shannon and the crew start off by heading to the northern part of Michigan and visit Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Right Brain has a reputation for thinking about beer a little different and making beer that will definitely make you think about what’s in your glass.  Their flagship CEO Stout won the award for Michigan’s favorite stout in 2012 and the breweries line up has only grown and become more creative in the years that have…

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Pure Brews: Season 2 Ep. 6 Recap

This weeks episode of Pure Brews America starts at Unruly Brewing in Muskegon Michigan.  Unruly has an awesome rock and roll vibe and really has a feel of a fun environment, you can tell by watching the taproom but you should really had out and investigate yourself. Plus this brewery is haunted! No Kidding, the building used to be a post office that tragically had a fire in it claiming the lives of 3 firemen.  We get to see Shannon go ghost hunting in the…

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