Today I have a “Juicy” IPA from Big Lake Brewing in Holland, Michigan – Breakwall IPA. This is the first time I’ve ever seeen this beer, and as there was no date on the can, I’m not sure if it’s new, old or maybe limited, but – this is labelled as a Juicy IPA, so is this another New England Style IPA, or does it lean more on the IPA side?Continue reading “Big Lake Brewing – Breakwall IPA Review”
From the west side of Michigan, today I’m taking a look at Big Lake Brewing’s Lake Haze, which they describe as a Juicy New England Style IPA. With the weather finally breaking (now if only the rain would go away), We really need a tasty, but lighter NE IPA, and at 5.5%, Lake Haze sounds like it could fit the bill – but is it all sizzle and no steak? Stay Tuned to find out!
New Holland’s first Dragon’s Milk Reserve for 2018 is Cherry Chocolate, following last year’s Mocha Mint, and Salted Caramel (which I’ll link to below). In the meantime, New Holland’s commercial description for this beer is: “Introducing the next addition to our Dragon’s Milk Reserve series… Cherry Chocolate! We decided to combine these two classic flavors with the rich and creamy taste of Dragon’s Milk to create a delightfully smooth treat.”
Is it a worth addition to the Dragon’s Milk reserve line? There’s no better way to find out than to watch!
Dragon’s Milk Reserve Mocha Mint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ih7QKGWSEY
Dragon’s Milk Reserve Salted Caramel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhhTE8qQR4I
New Holland is finally diving headfirst into the New England style IPA market with their first offering – Tangerine Space Machine. While other breweries in the state saw the success of M43, it seems like New Holland took a little more patience and methodical approach – and what we get here is definitely a refined NE IPA that clearly had a lot of thought put behind it. But… what did I think of the taste? Stay tuned to see!
Fresh on the heels of their last Dragon’s Milk Reserve release, New Holland is now unleashing a blast of salted caramel on the masses. Salted caramel (the candy) is one of those things that I didn’t realize I loved until after I had it, and after having a salted caramel porter from Pigeon Hill in Muskegon, I knew that it was also a flavor in beer that I loved. Who does it better? Pigeon Hill with their porter, or New Holland with this bourbon barrel aged stout? Keep watching to find out!