Draft Therapy’s Top 10 Michigan Beers of 2018

Here’s my top 10 Michigan Beers of 2018 – These are the 10 best Michigan Beers that I had this year! 2018 has been a great year for Michigan Craft Beer, and a really great year for Draft Therapy too. I surpassed 700 subscribers thanks to you guys, and I’m hoping to keep it going well into the new year and beyond! Let’s see if we can hit 1000 Subs soon, and in the meantime watch what I consider to be the 10 best beers I tried this year – some new breweries, some old ones, and some surprises I hope. Let me know your top 3, 5 or 10, and if I missed any or you think I’m waaay off base, let me know that too!

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Saugatuck Brewing Company – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout Review

Saugatuck Brewing Company has started their own Barrel Aged line, and much like Founders, they’re taking some of their most popular stouts and aging them – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Neapolitan Milk Stout is one of their most popular stouts and today I take a look at it after it’s gotten that bourbon barrel treatment. I’ve had mixed feelings about the everyday Neapolitan Milk Stout, so I’m really curious how the BBA version will work out. Stay Tuned to see what I think!

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Batch Brewing Company – Gentle Jack Jones Brown Ale Review

Gentle Jack Jones Brown Ale from Batch Brewing Company in Detroit, Michigan is a 5.8% ABV Brown Ale. I think us folk in Michigan have gotten pretty lucky this season with Brown Ales, in that we got a wide release of Electron Brown, but here comes this other brown, Gentle Jack Jones from Batch Brewing. Does Gentle Jack have a chance against the Brown that is Electron? Watch to see!

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Perrin Brewing – Push Hop Strawberry NE IPA Review

Push Hop is a Strawberry New England Style IPA from Perrin Brewing Company (Part of Canarchy) in Comstock, Michigan at 6.3% ABV. While I usually think Perrin puts out some pretty good stouts and darker beer, I haven’t been overly impressed with their “New England Style” IPAs. I was really looking forward to trying out their Peach Bellini when it was released, but I was ultimately not impressed. This time around my only point of reference for Strawberry NE IPAs is Tart Strawberry M43, so Push Hop is living in a pretty large shadow – but we won’t know until it gets dropped down the hatch, so let’s go!

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