Eternity Brewing

Seven or so years ago, when a friend of mine lived in Howell, MI it seemed the best we could do for craft beer was heading to the local Meijer across the street and seeing if they got the newest shipment of Magic Hat #9, or the latest variation of Blue Moon.  These days, there are a lot more options, including Eternity Brewing on Grand River.

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Old Nation Brewing – M-43 NEIPA Review

This breview 4 U is one I was really looking forward to trying – Old Nation Brewing’s M-43 New England IPA.  This is only the second NEIPA that I’ve tried, but if this is any indication of what’s to come… Where do I get more?  Old Nation is in Williamston, MI – which is about half way between Howell and Lansing.  I’m really looking forward to heading out there soon to try what they have on tap.  Check out the video beyond the break below!

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Founders Brewing Company – Doom Imperial IPA Review

For today’s craft beer review, I got my hands on a couple bottles of Founders Doom, an Imperial IPA aged in bourbon barrels, and a part of their Barrel Aged series, which also include KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout), Fruitwood and Backwoods Bastard.  At 12.4% abv, does this overpower?  Have you met your doom yet? Check out my review below the break!

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HOMES Brewery

Ann Arbor has long been a hotbed of craft brewing activity in southeastern Michigan. Between Arbor Brewing, Grizzly Peak, Jolly Pumpkin and several others, you don’t have to travel far to find a quality tap room or brewpub to satisfy almost any thirsty soul. It’s time to add HOMES brewery to that list of quality stops, and this one was definitely worth the wait.

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Kickstand Brewing Company

Detroit Tigers opening day is one of my favorite days of the year, but it’s always a crapshoot.  It seems like it’s either mid 70’s and sunny, or the low 40’s and rainy.  In my last review, I was down in Florida for a baseball spring training trip. This time I was set on catching the Tigers home opener without having to brave the cold Detroit morning – which was a 180 degree turn from those warm Florida days.  Since most of my “go to” breweries either aren’t open early enough, or don’t have many TV’s, I set my sights on one that fit the bill – Kickstand Brewing Company in Commerce Township, Michigan.

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River Rouge Brewing Company

I’m very lucky that I live in an area with a lot of really talented brewers and a great craft brew scene.  You wouldn’t be hard pressed to find a couple of places where you can belly up to the bar and spend a few hours with some great beer.   Considering how much I enjoy going to a brewpub with friends, I feel great ambiance is just as important as how good the beer is.

With that being said, this past Wednesday I was in Royal Oak, Michigan and decided to grab my friend Erik (he enjoys being grabbed) and visit River Rouge Brewing Company. 

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