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

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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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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An Oktoberfest In Wixom Mi. Hosted By Drafting Table

There’s a lot of reasons to love fall, football is back on tv, temperatures start to cool down, and of course we get the return of fall beers.  Two styles of beers that start popping up in September and through the month of October are Pumpkin beers and of course Märzen style lagers more commonly known as Oktoberfest beers. What better way to celebrate some of these beers than by heading up to your hometown brewery and partaking in their local Oktoberfest celebration! On October 8th,…

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Tavour Delivers! Taxman Brewing Company Beer Review

Normally getting the mail is one of those chores that I like to avoid, that is of course unless that mail is beer mail.  There are a few ways that you can get beer mail such as an expensive beer of the month club or with an exchange through friends. Then there is Tavour. Tavour is no beer of the month club, not even close.  Tavour is pioneering beer delivery at home by offering award-winning craft beer delivered to your home while only requiring members…

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Pure Brews: Season 2 Ep. 5 Recap

This week on Pure Brews the gang starts out by visiting a legendary brewery that has really become a household name for craft beer fans, Founders Brewing Company.   Founders makes some of the best beers on the planet and it’s cool to hear some of the stories behind a couple of their brews and the companies start.  It’s also really cool to hear the passion behind what Jeremy Kosmicki chooses to brew.  When you listen to the brewers and owners of Founders talk about their…

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Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 5 Preview

Pure Brews America is back! It’s been a long break since we last got to watch this acclaimed show featuring some of the best breweries in the state of Michigan. Starting this Saturday, October 1st,  thanks to the good people at Meijer and their fantastic Beer Frontier to bring Pure Brews America to life and back to televisions and computer screens everywhere throughout October! For this stretch of the season Shannon and Ryan will take you behind the scenes of Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Mountain…

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Brew Your Own Boot Camp Is Coming!

  Whether you’re new to home brewing or a professional brewer that likes to home brew in your free time there is always room to improve your craft.  I would be willing to be that many home brewers also subscribe to and follow publications such as Brew Your Own for home brewing advice, techniques and even recipes.  Like any hobby the chance to hone and improve that skill is something that will only grow that passion more and more.  One sure-fire way to expand on…

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BottleKeeper : The Tactical Koozie

I drop things, it’s not my best quality but it happens. Occasionally I drop bottles of beer and of that leads to broken bottles, spilled beer and an overall mess. We’re just a few days away from kicking off the 2016 football season and that of course means we’re coming up on some premier tailgating. The first requirement for a great tailgate is beer, and if you’re doing it right, you’re going to need a koozie. But like everything else in the world of beer the koozie…

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Barrel Aged Fury : Fury For A Feast Beer Preview

Over the last few weeks we have been talking quite a bit about the upcoming Fury for a Feast taking place at Witch’s Hat Brewing Co. on August 27th.  Throughout this series of posts we have talked about the brewery, some of the flagship beers, the base beer for many of the barrel aged beers, and of course the event itself.  I want to reiterate that this event is about the charity drive first and foremost. Beer is great but the bigger goal, by far,…

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