Tag Archives: Review – Brewery

Hamilton Family Brewery – Brewery Review

Hamilton Family Brewery, located in Cucamonga, California Jetlag leads to Hamilton Family Brewery Traveling for work can be a drag. It’s even worse when you have to leave your house at 4:25am on the east coast to make a noon meeting on the west coast. You quickly learn that there can be more than 24 hours in a day. It’s exhausting. Nothing makes an agonizingly long day worthwhile like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is the local craft…

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Saugatuck Brewing

Saugatuck Brewery – Blueberry Stout…and so much more.

Mea Culpa. I once wrote a light-hearted article here on Sommbeer focused on ingredients in beer that, no matter how popular, no matter how many friends love them, just aren’t for you. For me, blueberries existed as the one thing in beer I simply could not stomach. I wrote: I do not like blueberry beer. Actually, I hate it. The worst part of blueberry brews, I argue, has to do with flavoring that reminds me of blueberry syrup, not blueberries. Tasting a blueberry beer reminds…

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Sun King – Brewery Review

Sun King Brewery, located in Indianapolis, Indiana I have so many strong attachments to Indiana that I sometimes forget I’m not actually a Hoosier.  My firstborn was born there and I received a degree from Indiana Wesleyan, oh and I work a lot with the world’s very best diesel manufacturer that happens to be located in Southern Indiana.  With that pedigree, I just feel like I’m still a part of that state despite my home back in the Motor City .  At a minimum, I’m…

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Wolverine State Brewing Co. – A Sommbeer visit and review

Wolverine State Brewing, located in Ann Arbor Michigan My buddy, Renee from Ypsilanti, wrote a review on Ann Arbor’s Wolverine State Brewing Co.  A few weeks ago, Mark from my ‘hood cracked open a bottle of Massacre Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Dark Lager that floored me with its rich intensity.  During a family gathering two weeks ago, my nephew Ryan (young kid, fresh liver) mentioned that we were overdue to meet at Wolverine’s Tap Room after work.  The last straw was John Fahrner, who mentioned that…

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Flat 12 Bierwerks – A Sommbeer Visit and Review

 Flat 12 Bierwerks located in Indianapolis, Indiana I had been enjoying Pogues Porter and a few other beers from Flat 12 Bierwerks since last fall.  I discovered them on one of my many business trips through Indianapolis.    So I was a bit apprehensive when Flat 12 Bierwerks  invited me over for a visit.  Would they open their doors and be friendly?  My fears evaporated as soon as I called their phone number, with my car parked nearby on the street.  A guy named “EZ” from the back…

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San Diego Brewery Tour

San Diego Brewery Tour: A Journey Through Some of Downtown San Diego’s Finest Beer Serving Establishments By Shana Haynie Co-Founder at Nutrition Gone Wild Once upon a time… There was a small girl loved beer very, very much. But this silly girl had been living in a beer mecca for many a year and had never been to most of the amazing craft breweries that were conveniently nestled in a mile radius of her downtown San Diego apartment. So, on a hazy San Diego Thursday,…

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Bastone Brewery Review

Bastone Brewery located in Royal Oak, Michigan Thursday morning I went outside to find that all four of the wheels on my vehicle had been stolen. I live in Plymouth Michigan so this was not an expected site. The thing is, I had to get to Royal Oak to meet Easy E., my only buddy silly enough to split the $200.00 Westie six pack with me, at Bastone for a business meeting. I had to act quickly calling the police, the insurance company, and the…

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Ecliptic Brewing Review Delivered by Tavour

From the Sommbeer Series – “Tavour Delivers“ The state of Oregon is home to some of the most well known breweries in the United States. Unfortunately for me the state still remains on my ever growing bucket list of states that I need to beercation in.   Luckily for me the good people at Tavour saw it fit to send a fantastic selection from Ecliptic Brewing to my home.  When I opened up this box I was immediately excited, I received an Imperial Red Ale,…

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Tavour Delivers – Port City Brewing

Tavour Delivers – Port City Brewing from Alexandria Virginia      The Service I have a really hard time forcing myself to try new beers.  I can’t do random.  As a result, I appreciate it when someone with the same beer passion as me decides what I will drink.  The selections, no matter how carefully thought out, are from my perspective – random.  The folks at Tavour did just that.  Normally their service delivers beer that a customer selects over the course of a month.…

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The McGargles Irish Family Brewers

The McGargles Irish Family Beers  http://www.ryeriverbrewingco.com/ http://mcgargles.com/ Brewed by Rye River Brewing Company Style: Range of small batch beers  Kilcock, Co. Kildare, Ireland Drinking in an Irish beer session can produce a lot. For most of us it gives us a stomping hangover, and a not so pretty toilet the next day. But for three lads, Alan Wolfe, Niall Phelan and Tom Cronin, this drinking session gave birth to a great idea. Now I have loads of great ideas when I am on the gargle, but unlike them…

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