Wolverine State Brewing – NZ Pils Brewed with 100% Nelson Sauvin Hops

NZ Pils is a 5.1% Pilsner from Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wolverine, to my knowledge is the only all-lager brewery in the state, and today I’m checking out NZ Pils, which uses hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand (so that’s why it’s called NZ Pils!?) Does the use of Nelson Sauvin radically change the taste of this pilsner, or is it a gimmick? All of those questions answered in addition to the meaning of life in today’s video!

Check out Wolverine State Brewing @ http://www.wolverinebeer.com

Speciation Artisan Ales – Common Descent Lime and Orange Zest

Common Descent Lime and Orange Zest is a 3.8% ABV Berliner Weisse style ale from Speciation Artisan Ales in Comstock Park, Michigan. Speciation is known for their open fermentation style, and while this is in the Berliner Weisse Style, you can be sure that it shares some of those open fermentation and farmhouse aroma and style, but at 3.8% can this pack enough flavor in such a light package? Watch for the diagnosis!

Starving Artist Brewing – Hop Marley Double IPA

Hop Marley is a 10% ABV Double IPA from Starving Artist Brewing in Ludington, Michigan. Starving Artist is a production brewery who’s beers are mostly available on the west side of the state, but view David Horr sent this one in for me to try. With the rasta theme and colorful can art, I was expecting something pretty dank, but is that what I ended up finding? Watch to see if this brings out the true reggae in my soul.

North Pier Brewing Company – Oh My Guava Kolsch

Oh My Guava is what North Pier Brewing Company in Benton Harbor, Michigan calls a “Pink Guava Kolsch”, and it sure does sound delicious. This beer should be the perfect summertime treat – that trademark light and honey Kolsch flavor topped off with the sweetness of guava sounds amazing. Do the flavors actually work well together, or should these two never meet each other? Watch for the verdict!

For more information on North Pier Brewing Company, check them out here: http://northpierbrewing.com/