I feel like there aren’t that many more firsts, style wise, for this channel, but today I have a brand spanking new beer style, and it’s the Brut IPA. Today’s Brut IPA comes to us from Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan – and it’s Champion Brut. Brut’s are more known in the champagne world, but in the IPA world, they’re known for having a very dry finish due to the yeasts that are being used. So sit back, relax, have a brut IPA and watch this review!
White Flame Brewing Company is a brewery I’ve been eyeing for a while – and while I was travelling to the west side of the state, I stopped in a bottle shop to see what kind of goodies I could get my hands on, I noticed this striking White Flame can. Mo’Peez looks much like a Sunkist orange pop label, and it’s smash IPA heritage really had me licking my chops.
First time brewery on the channel today! River’s Edge Brewing Company in Milford, Michigan has been around since 2018, and within the last year just started releasing 22oz bombers, and now cans too. Today I have their session IPA, GROK. At 4.4%, how tasty can it be? Stay tuned to find out!
Dark Horse hasn’t made enough of an appearance on this channel, so I thought today I’d start to remedy that by drinking not one, but two of their beers. Today I’m taking a look at Crooked Tree and Double Crooked Tree – an IPA and Double IPA respectively. Obviously these are two pretty different beers, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a favorite. Which one is it, and which is your favorite?
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?
As part of Ellison’s DDH IPA line, this time around as the name would imply, they’re featuring citra hops in full effect. At 6.75%, it’s not the strongest IPA I’ve ever had, but it’s nothing to slouch at either. Does Ellison bring their A-game and is this another banger? Watch to find out!
There’s not a whole lot to talk about with the Detroit Garage Project – I don’t know much about the brewery, or where it comes from, but Hornindal uses Norweigen Farmstead Kveik Yeast in this 10.2% IPA out of Detroit. So is it worth seeking out, or is it another run of the mill IPA? Watch to find out!
hile they’re probably most known for their Ghettoblaster dark mild ale, Motor City Brewing Works has several other noteworthy beers. Today, I’m checking out Notorious, a double dry hopped double rice IPA, which to be perfectly frank… I haven’t been in love with IPAs that have used Rice in the past – but today is a new day an this is a new beer for me. What’s the verdict on Notorious? Is it preceded by it’s own reputation?
I’ve got a double feature here today, both from HOMES brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan! HOMES Drones double IPA and Straspberry Sherbet were released a few weeks back, just before their first inaugural Nucleate festival. Drones is a DDH DIPA with Vic Secret and Cryo Citra hops, and Straspberry Sherbet is a kettle sour brewed with lactose, and blended with Strawberries and Raspberries. HOMES continues to churn out phenomenal beer, and these are just two more examples of that.
Barrel Runner is the 4th of Founder’s Barrel Aged series of beers in 2018, and this time it’s not a stout (KBS), a scotch ale (Backwoods Bastard), or a Red IPA (Dank Wood), but it is another IPA – and it’s not bourbon barrel aged either. This time they went all out with a mosaic hopped IPA aged in rum barrels to give it a bit of a tropical, spiced taste. Will Barrel Runner make you want to hide your treasure? Is the eye patch included with the 4 pack or bomber? Watch and see!