Since the heat of summer has been upon us for a while now, you’re probably looking for a good summer Michigan Lager to quench that thirst – and today I’m looking at two lagers that were both released this year and putting them “Head 2 Head” against each other. It’s time to look at Founder’s Solid Gold, and Odd Side Ale’s Beer Me!
While I keep trying IPAs and Hazy this and bitter that, the one thing we need more of are craft malt liquors! Well, today I’m bringing an old favorite of mine to the channel, and that is Odd Side Ale’s Laughing Clown. I hadn’t drank a malt liquor in quite some time before I had this a few years back and it re-ignited my love of the style – and as Samuel Jackson says: “It’ll get ya drunk!”
Odd Side Ales didn’t open a club with their gambling money, but they did create a beer and named it after their star attraction – Shadynasty. Shadynasty’s is a 7% IPA, that beer advocate calls a double IPA for some reason. I’m not sure who’s right, but that doesn’t stop me from drinking it and bringing the truth to you!
Odd Side’s Fruitsicles have been making their way out in the wilds, and today I have their Raspberry Blood Orange Fruitsicle. These have proven to be some of the hardest and most sought after beers lately, so I’m more than happy to report from the front lines for you. This isn’t my first rodeo with Odd Side’s fruitsicles, and hopefully it won’t be my last!
Hey friends, today’s breview 4 u is Diggity Dank Juice from Odd Side Ales. I’ve been a big proponent of the Dank Juice line, and I think I’ve probably reviewed at least 5 of them – here’s a link to that playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp_uvh4aMwQnTTpV8bYNFdWBgvG5nxISY
This time we’re talking Simcoe, El Dorado and Amarillo hops – so is the new Diggity Dank Juice a Dank Juice Masterpiece? Keep watching to find out!
Since I just posted my review of Odd Side’s Hipster Brunch Stout, I figured this would be a good time to show and compare the rye version. Both beers are pretty big at 11% ABV, but where they differ is in their barrel aging process. While Hipster Brunch uses bourbon barrels, this Rye Hipster Brunch uses rye whiskey barrels, giving it a bit of a different flavor from it’s bourbon barrel aged sibling. While both have big tastes of smoke and bacon, which one does it better? Watch more and see!
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!
Grand Armory Brewing out of Grand Haven, MI is one of those breweries that you always hear so many great things about, but being on the east side of the state, you don’t get much of a chance to try very often. While on my travels around the state, I saw Cloudy with a Chance of Hops on a shelf and picked it up immediately. Being a big fan of NE IPAs, and seeing all the diversity there is out there in the style – this was a must have. Grand Armory does not disappoint – now if only I could get their stuff on the east side more easily!
Find out more about Grand Armory Brewing here: http://www.grandarmorybrewing.com/
It’s hard to not compare this to Odd Side’s other recent bourbon barrel aged stout – Hazel’s Nuts. While they seem to be very similar on the outside, I found that they were quite different when compared against each other. I enjoyed the break from the bourbon barrel to the rye whiskey barrel, but watch to see which I enjoyed more, and to find out more about Odd Side, check out their site at: oddsideales.com
It’s not fall until you see Hazel’s Nuts on the shelves. Don’t worry, you don’t have to notify the authorities, Hazel’s Nuts is a 10% Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and hazelnut from those fine folks at Odd Side Ales.
Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com