Odd Side Ales – Hipster Brunch Stout

Sometimes when you read the description on the bottle, you get disappointed when you get a taste and none of those flavors come through. Odd Side has some pretty lofty aspirations on Hipster Brunch Stout, describing Maple Syrup, Coffee, Bourbon and Baco… WHAT!? Bacon!?? Ok, I am interested, albeit perhaps it’s more of a morbid curiosity… So anyway, what do you and what don’t you pick up in Hipster Brunch Stout? Stay Tuned!

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Brewery Vivant – Wizard Burial Ground – Put on your Robe and Wizard Hat

I’m back at it again with another from Brewery Vivant, and this time it’s a doozy. Wizard Burial Ground is their limited, once a year release and they really try to blow the doors off the sucka with it. This is a bourbon barrel aged belgian style quad that will make you feel like you’ve just been struck by a lightening bolt. Weighing in at 11.8% for the 2017 release, don’t be surprised if it casts polymorph on you and transforms you into a drunken version of yourself.

Check out more about Brewery Vivant at their website: http://www.breweryvivant.com

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HOMES Brewery – Crumple Double IPA Review – Haze for Days

HOMES dropped this can release of Crumple on 11.22.2017, and since then I’ve been anxiously awaiting bringing this one to you. To my knowledge this is the first time that it was released into the wild either as a can or on tap. HOMES really does IPA well, and I think they fit some sneaky NE IPA without really calling it that. I dug their Same Same Different, so how does Crumple fare? Stay tuned to find out!

Find more about HOMES Brewery: http://www.homesbrewery.com/

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Petoskey Brewing – Cosmati Mosaic Double IPA – A NE DIPA in Disguise?

I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t totally tell the difference between all the hops being used in beer – I just know when I like a beer. But, in the case of Mosaic hops, I think I’m starting to be able to pick out more and more characteristics as I try more and more beers that use Mosaic.

My first brush with Petoskey’s beer was in their NE IPA – Juicy, and I wasn’t overly impressed with it, but I’m always open to try more from any brewery. Cosmati Mosiac is that second impression, and this time I was really pleasantly suprised.

You can find out more about Petoskey Brewing Company here: https://www.petoskeybrewing.com/

 

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Roak Brewing Company’s Hopgazer – New England Style IPA

After seeing my review for their New England style double IPA Flavorful Five, Roak reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in coming to the taproom to review their newest New England Style IPA Hopgazer.

I sat down with Roak’s general manager Allen Hilliker to talk about where we thought the NE IPA style was headed, the differences in NE IPAs out there, some of Roak’s future plans – and most importantly, Hopgazer!

If you’d like to find out more about Roak, Hopgazer, or to check out their taproom in Royal Oak, Michigan visit there website: https://roakbrewing.com/

Roak’s Hopgazer was provided free of charge by Roak in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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