Founders CBS – Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

CBS (or Canadian Breakfast Stout as it’s sometimes known) from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids Michigan is Founders final release of their “Barrel-Aged” series for 2018. CBS is aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels, which like it’s close cousin KBS, both stem from the base beer of Founders Breakfast Stout. CBS is preceded by 5 other barrel aged series beers, including KBS, Dank Wood, Barrel Runner, Curmudgeon’s Better Half and Backwoods Bastard. These beers all top over 11%, and they pack a wallop. Founders is known for this barrel aged series and CBS is the culmination of a lot of suspense and hype being built up around these secretive releases. But wot do I think? Watch to see!

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Grand Armory Brewing – Sippin’ on Gin Barrel Juice Double IPA

Barrel Aged IPAs don’t seem to always be a big hit, but I don’t know if until today, I’ve tried a Double IPA aged in Gin Barrels. Today, I’m taking a look at the appropriately named “Sippin’ on Gin Barrel Juice” double IPA from Grand Armory Brewing in Grand Haven, Michigan. So does gin barrel aging work with a double IPA? Watch to find out!

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Upper Hand Brewery – An IPA from the UP Division of Bell’s

Upper Hand Brewery might not be a brewery that you’ve heard of, but they have a heck of a pedigree. Upper Hand is a division of Bell’s and was founded by Larry Bell himself, with the mission of trying to brew beers with a lot of personality of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. So since this is an IPA, is it going to be like Bell’s Two Hearted? Watch to find out more!

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Arbor Brewing Company – Violin Monster Spiced Double Stout

Violin Monster is Arbor Brewing Company’s Fall Seasonal Stout. I’ve never had Violin Monster and I think part of has to do with this fantastic label redesign. I’m happy to see now that Arbor is putting much of it’s beer in cans because I feel like that’s helping on a couple fronts – it’s helping to let everyone know how fresh the beer is, and I feel like it’s also helping with the consistency. What does that have to do with my review of the beer? Watch and find out!

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