Bell’s Brewery – Double Two Hearted Ale – Double IPA

Bell’s Two Hearted is one the highest reviewed beers in the country, and admittedly one of my favorites – so when I heard that Bell’s was releasing their Double Two Hearted, an 11% double IPA version of their already hugely successful IPA, it was a no brainer that I had to bring it to the channel for you. I’ve said over and over that Two Hearted is one of my all time favorite beers – definitely in my top 5, so how does the double IPA version of it rank? Can it take the top spot? Watch and find out!

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Big Lake Brewing – Lake Haze Juicy New England IPA

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!

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Short’s Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Aged Huma Lupa Licious

Huma Lupa Licious is a mainstay in the Short’s Brewing lineup, and this year they’ve released a Bourbon Barrel Aged Huma Lupa Licious! I was on the west side of the state and saw these on shelves and knew I just had to bring it home to share with you all. Stay tuned to get my impressions and watch out for a special guest star!

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Odd Side Ales – Raspberry Blood Orange Fruitsicle!

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!

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Atwater Brewery – Street Artist NE IPA

My never ending quest to try all the NE IPAs that Michigan has to offer has brought me to the new Street Artist NE IPA from Atwater Brewery in Detroit. Atwater has been around for a long time now, and proves to be a mainstay in Detroit beer – so will their newest NE IPA tickle your fancy? There are a few beers in Atwater’s lineup that I do fully enjoy – Vanilla Java Porter being the absolute head and shoulders stand out, so what do I think of the new Street Artist NE IPA?  Watch and find out!

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New Holland – Dragon’s Milk Reserve Cherry Chocolate Stout

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

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Stormcloud Brewing Company – Rainmaker Pale ale and Whiled Away IPA

Stormcloud Brewing Company is a Belgian inspired brewery in the northern Michigan town of Frankfort. I reached out to them a few months back when I heard that they were going to start their first commercially released beers, Whiled Away – a Belgian inspired pale ale and Rainmaker, a Belgian inspired IPA. Watch and find out what I thought, and visit Stormcloud’s website for more information: http://www.stormcloudbrewing.com/

A Link to Stormcloud’s Distribution Map:
http://www.stormcloudbrewing.com/tap-map/

**Disclaimer**
Stormcloud Brewing Company’s Whiled Away and Rainmaker were provided free of charge by Stormcloud in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

This video was not paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.
No scripts were given to me for this video and no one reviewed this video before being released.
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Old Nation Brewing – Tart Strawberry M-43 Review

Old Nation Brewing’s Tart Strawberry M-43 is probably the most sought after beer in the state of Michigan right now. So much so that it’s like catching up to a unicorn just to grab at the tail and get a stray hair that comes out. I raced half an hour across town to get one can, and then raced another 30 minutes back the way I came to get a second one. Most places have been selling out in an hour, but what does that have to do with beer? You want to know how it tastes?! Well friends, keep watching to find out if it’s worth the chase!

Here’s a link to my original M-43 review: https://youtu.be/eXm1b22jtdQ

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Founders Brewing Company – Dank Wood 2018 – 3rd of the Barrel Aged Series

Founder’s Dank Wood is the 3rd in their Barrel Aged series for 2018, and for that third release, they went with a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA. It’s a bourbon barrel aged version of their 2017 release – reDANKulous, which as a red IPA, it should be right in my wheel house, as far as IPAs go.

Founder’s commercial description for Dank Wood is: “What do you get when a big, bold imperial red IPA meets an oak bourbon barrel? A palate stunner that’ll send your senses spinning or, as we like to call it, Dankwood. Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. A dank, sticky and slightly sweet sipper, Dankwood is the perfect alchemy of wood and hops.”

Where does it fall in the series so far? Watch and see.

Links to the other barrel aged releases for 2018:
KBS: http://bit.ly/KBS-2018

Backwoods Bastard: http://bit.ly/Backwoods-Bastard2018

The Barrel Aged 2018 Playlist: http://bit.ly/FoundersBarrelAged-2018

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Brewery Vivant – Lost Minds, a Tart IPA?

Continuing part of their art of the tart series, Lost Minds is their take on the Tart IPA, following in the footsteps of Pumpkin Tart and Tart Side of the Moon (a tart stout – catch my review here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyixYrgilfs )

I loved how upended those two styles, so what do I think of their tart IPA? Watch and find out!

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