Founders Brewing Company – Dank Wood 2018 – 3rd of the Barrel Aged Series

Founder’s Dank Wood is the 3rd in their Barrel Aged series for 2018, and for that third release, they went with a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA. It’s a bourbon barrel aged version of their 2017 release – reDANKulous, which as a red IPA, it should be right in my wheel house, as far as IPAs go.

Founder’s commercial description for Dank Wood is: “What do you get when a big, bold imperial red IPA meets an oak bourbon barrel? A palate stunner that’ll send your senses spinning or, as we like to call it, Dankwood. Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. A dank, sticky and slightly sweet sipper, Dankwood is the perfect alchemy of wood and hops.”

Where does it fall in the series so far? Watch and see.

Links to the other barrel aged releases for 2018:
KBS: http://bit.ly/KBS-2018

Backwoods Bastard: http://bit.ly/Backwoods-Bastard2018

The Barrel Aged 2018 Playlist: http://bit.ly/FoundersBarrelAged-2018

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Brewery Vivant – Lost Minds, a Tart IPA?

Continuing part of their art of the tart series, Lost Minds is their take on the Tart IPA, following in the footsteps of Pumpkin Tart and Tart Side of the Moon (a tart stout – catch my review here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyixYrgilfs )

I loved how upended those two styles, so what do I think of their tart IPA? Watch and find out!

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Stone Brewing – Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout and Nutista Nutbutter

This is my first non-Michigan beer review! Thanks to viewer Ryan Walsh, he tipped me off that Stone was looking for YouTube beer reviewers to give their Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout the fair and honest treatment. Stone reached out and also sent along A nutbutter of the same name by Nutista.

The nutbutter by Nutista was developed in collaboration with Stone, so I’m giving that a try as well.

Stone’s Totalitarianism Imperial Russian Stout:
http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/special-releases/stone-totalitarian-imperial-russian-stout

Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout Nutbutter:
https://nutista.com/products/totalitarian-imperial-russian-stout-nutbutter

**Disclaimer**
Stone’s Totalitarianism Imperial Russian Stout was provided free of charge by Stone in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.
No scripts were given to me for this video and no one reviewed this video before being released.
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Bell’s Hopsoulution – Double India Pale Ale 2018

Today I’m diving in head first to Bell’s Hopsoulution Double IPA – this is a yearly April only release from Bell’s that a few of you have been asking about. Bell’s describes it as a remarkably drinkable Double IPA that pays tribute to one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, as several hop varietals combine for massive aromas of tropical fruit, citrus and pine. A mild caramel malt character and dry finish provide balance. Stay tuned to see!

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Mitten Brewing Company – Country Strong

The Mitten Brewing Company in Grand Rapids is probably one of my favorite breweries to hang out in, every time I’m on the west side of the state, I make it a point to stop in and check out what’s on tap. I was really surprised and happy when I was able to get my hands on Country Strong, their first commercially distributed release. Country Strong is a 7.2% American IPA that captures a lot of what I like in an IPA. What are those? Watch and find out!

Find out more about The Mitten Brewing Company at their site: http://www.mittenbrewing.com/

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Founders Brewing Company – Backwoods Bastard 2018 Review

It was only about a week and a half ago that Founders released KBS nationwide, and we’ve already got the second release of their Barrel Aged Series – Backwoods Bastard. While this time around, Backwoods Bastard is a year round release rather than a limited edition, how does it stack up against it’s 2017 counterpart that was released only about 6 months prior? Well if that’s actually a question that’s been keeping you up at night, you’re in luck! I’m not only reviewing 2018’s Backwoods Bastard, but I’m conducting a vertical tasting up against the 2017 variety!

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Transient Artisan Ales – Cromulent American Pale Ale

I’m finally checking out one of Transient Artisan Ales beers – Cromulent. Cromulent is an American Pale Ale, that has some very striking similarities to what we think of as hazy new england style IPAs. Was Cromulent worth the wait, or should I have gone with Obligatory first? Watch and find out!

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Griffin Claw Brewing – Faux Pas, a Hazy Hoppy Hef

Today, I think is a first for me – I’m reviewing Griffin Claw’s Faux Pas, a hazy hoppy hef. Beeradvocate lists this as a “Belgian IPA”, which is what I call it in the video, but I think that’s a gross mischaracterization. If anything, the label is true and this is a hazy Hefeweizen. Now you may be saying, all hef’s are hazy, because that’s exactly what I said, but this has a fruity taste that I’ve never experienced before in a hef.

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