Short’s Brewing – Barney Blood Milkshake IPA

Barney Blood is a 7.2% Milkshake IPA brewed with strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, lactose and vanilla beans from our friends at Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, Michigan. Initially released last summer, it was a very limited release only sold out of Short’s Mart, but now it’s hit store shelves state wide. Lactose is really what should set this beer apart as a Milkshake IPA rather than a New England style IPA. I love you, you love me, but is barney blood worth your money? Watch this to get the straight fossilized poop.

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Big Lake Brewing – Stoner IPA Review

Stoner IPA is a 6.3% ABV IPA from Big Lake Brewing in Holland, Michigan. Big Lake says that this is a dank, resinous medium bodied IPA. That goes well with the munchies. Does that mean that Stoner IPA is a West Coast style IPA? With a name like Stoner you’d think it almost has to, by law, be a sticky icky, but does it live up to the reputation of a beer named Stoner? Watch this review!

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Drafting Table Brewing Company- Rezolute IPA

Rezolute is an IPA from Drafting Table Brewing Company in Wixom, Michigan. Rezolute is Drafting Table’s flagship IPA, and was released initially as a taproom exclusive. It’s been making it’s way slowly out of the taproom, and weighs in at 7.7%. Drafting Table is known for doing a lot of styles really well, but does Rezolute live up to expectations? Watch this review for the full rundown!

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Short’s Brewing Company – Batch 10,000 Double Brut IPA

Batch 10,000 from Short’s Brewing Company is a 14.2% ABV Double Brut IPA, brewed with mango and black currant and helps commemorate Short’s ten thousandth batch! Batch 8,000 was just last year and even further back, batch 5,000 was brewed in January 2016. How long is it going to take to get to 20,000 at this pace?! At 14.2%, how dry does this double brut IPA get, and does the mango and black currant help offset that high abv? Watch and find out!

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Bell’s Official – A Hazy, Juicy NE IPA

Bell’s Official is a hazy, juicy IPA in the New England Style from Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Michigan. It’s Bell’s official entry in the hazy IPA style – it uses pungent american hops combined with wheat and pilsen malts which result in what they call a smooth, aromatic, juicy IPA. At 6.4% ABV, it doesn’t break the scale, but does it compare with other New England style IPAs in Michigan, and can it hold it’s own against other widely distributed New England style IPAs from outside of the state? In addition to the regular review, I also bring in some surprise competitors to see how it stands up so stay tuned!

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