Category Archives: Beer Reviews

Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale Review

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud Founders’ Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale The word ‘Bastard’ is rarely associated with anything positive. You may stub your toe and exclaim the word. You may have been slighted at work and felt the need to utter the sound. In the case of Founders’ Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, however, the exact opposite is true. This sud will help you associate the words ‘Dirty Bastard’ with nothing but pleasant thoughts of a cold, malty and flavorful brew. I first encountered Founders Scotch Ale inside of…

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Ten Fidy Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Imperial, is there a word out there in the beer world that is more attractive?  There aren’t to many words that peak my interest more than the word Imperial, and following that word with stout, well 9 times out of 10 I’ll give that beer a try.  For some reason Ten Fidy is a beer that was on my wish list for the longest time and just kept getting put off as a brew to pick up and try.…

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Founders Dark Penance Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Black IPA is one of the more interesting styles of beer out there and Imperial Black IPA is even more rare.  The style of beer is somewhat polarizing on it’s own and really, in my opinion, is one of the more hit and miss styles of beer in existence right now.  The big flavor that some of us have come to love and expect from an IPA is still there but the maltyness that’s more common in other styles…

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Left Hand Brewing Company’s Milk Stout Nitro Review

Featured Contributor – Nick  @QuickSud Left Hand Brewing Company’s Milk Stout Nitro Nitrogen infused beers are not a new concept. In fact Nitrogen can be found in Guinness’ draught and canned offerings via small widgets containing the gas. Nitrogen helps to deliver the creamy head one usually associates with proper stouts, along with that thick mouthfeel one has come to expect from these dark libations. Left Hand Brewing Company has found a way to deliver this experience in their bottled offering, the Milk Stout Nitro.…

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North Peak’s Red Oak Hoptober Review

Featured Contributor Katie  @PunkRockPoet84 The Story: North Peak Brewing Company caught my eye the day after I moved to Traverse City, mostly because I read the sign on the building as “North Perk” and thought it was a coffee shop. (While I am in probably a beer snob, I am indeed a coffee addict.) When I became a contributor to this site, I knew it was the first brewery I wanted to check out. First I went to their website (http://www.northpeak.net) to get some info…

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Founders Mosaic Promise Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan ArtPrize is an independent art competition that takes place annually in Grand Rapids Michigan, it’s a radically open forum in which artists can discuss art and compete with each other for a number of different prizes.  Luckily for us these artists also are the inspiration for an annual brew from our good friends at Founders Brewing Company.  This years entry in to the ArtPrize series of brew is Mosaic Promise, an American IPA brewed with a single malt and a…

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Brewery Vivant Solitude Beer Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Check out a review on this brewery –> Brewery Vivant Review I’ll be the first to admit that Abbey Ale’s are not typically my first choice when head to the store in search of a something new and tasty.   However, I have a world of respect for Brewery Vivant, they create quality beer with Belgian tradition and some local love.  So regardless of the fact that Abbey Ales stray a bit from my normal style I am always…

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Stone Brewing Co. Coffee Milk Stout Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Stone Brewing Co. is known for making big beers with big flavors.  Most of the Stone stouts that come out through the year, such as their Imperial Russian Stout or Woot Stout, stick to the big flavor big ABV and big bottle trend that the brewery is known for.  Coffee Milk Stout (much like Go To IPA earlier this year) bucks the trend and the result is a success. Stone’s Coffee Milk Stout is a modern spin on a…

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Griffin Claw Brewing Co. – Brewery Review

Griffin Claw Brewing Co., located in Birmingham Michigan The Michigan craft beer scene is ever expanding, it seems like every other day we hear about either a new brewery or new beer to peak our interest as a craft beer consumer.  Just recently Griffin Claw Brewing celebrated their 1 year anniversary as a brew pub and it’s not at all hard for me to say that they have earned a spot as one of my favorite brew pubs in the state. Located in Birmingham Michigan…

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Founders Dissenter Imperial IPL Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Founders Brewing Company is a company that is truly unique in the best possible way, they’re the only company that has never made a beer that I did not absolutely love.  Dissenter, the tenth addition to the back stage series of beer, and marks Founders first lager to be produced by the company in over 12 years.  Dissenter is a Imperial IPL  that packs an 8.7% ABV yet is remarkable crisp, clean and refreshing.  Dissenter is loaded with both tropical…

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