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

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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Train Hopper – Beer Review

If you walk into just about any brewery one thing they all have in common is a flagship IPA, on draft all the time.  There’s no denying that IPA is at the forefront of the craft beer boom and for a lot of brewers a solid IPA can make or break the brewery.  Beers like Two Hearted Ale by Bell’s and 60 Minute IPA by Dogfish Head are brews that you’re likely to see anywhere in the country and for good reason, they pack a…

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Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 4 Recap

This week on Pure Brews America the crew starts by taking us out to the farm and visits Greenbush brewing. Crazy as it might sound Greenbush was actually started after the Co-Founder Scott Sullivan hurt his hand woodworking.  After hurting his hand he had some time to kill and decided to start homebrewing in his free time.  After getting some advice from his friend, Co-Founder Justin Heckathorn, the two set out and opened their brewery in Sawyer Michigan. Then it’s time to get to work bottling…

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Pure Brews America Season 2 Ep. 4 Preview

This week wraps up the first half of season 2 of Pure Brews America and to cap off the first half of the season Shannon and Ryan head to two of the most renowned and respected breweries in the great beer state of Michigan. First off the gang stops off at Greenbush Brewing in Sawyer Michigan.  Greenbush brews a few favorite beers among the Sommbeer staff (Delusion, Mr. Hyde and Brother Benjamin) and consistently cranks out world class beers.  Greenbush also offers some acclaimed dishes…

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