As you can see from the title of this review, this was probably one of my favorite beers I tried from the 2017 Michigan Fall Beer Festival. I wasn’t sure if this had been previously released from Pigeon Hill but I was happy to see that they released this one in can form. The only other experience I’ve had so far with Pigeon Hill was during my Michigan Oktoberfest Extravaganza, and it ended up taking away top honors.
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and you can find out more about Pigeon Hill here: http://pigeonhillbrew.com/
It’s hard to not compare this to Odd Side’s other recent bourbon barrel aged stout – Hazel’s Nuts. While they seem to be very similar on the outside, I found that they were quite different when compared against each other. I enjoyed the break from the bourbon barrel to the rye whiskey barrel, but watch to see which I enjoyed more, and to find out more about Odd Side, check out their site at: oddsideales.com
A friend of mine (whatup Dave!) called me from his local bottle shop to let me know that they had this new Boatyard NE Style IPA, and I was anxious to try it. I have never had a beer from Boatyard before, but I know they really started distributing a lot in my area and after this taste of theirs, you better be sure that I’m going to be on the lookout for it in the future.
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I’m taking a look at the elusive and exclusive 2017 edition of Bell’s Black Note Stout. This time, topping over 11%, Black Note hits notes of dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruit to … a masterful performance! You can check out more info from Bell’s about Black Note here: https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/black-note
HOMES Brewery has only been around for a short time, but it’s caused a wave in the Ann Arbor brewing scene. From their minimal yet colorful aesthetic to the risks they take on their taproom menu, it feels like every move by HOMES is a calculated one. Same Same Different is an extension of that, and it’s what I’m sharing with you today.
For more information on HOMES, you can check them out here: http://www.homesbrewery.com
It’s not fall until you see Hazel’s Nuts on the shelves. Don’t worry, you don’t have to notify the authorities, Hazel’s Nuts is a 10% Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee and hazelnut from those fine folks at Odd Side Ales.
Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com
Today I’m getting weird with it, and I’m reviewing Odd Side Ale’s Dank Frank Juice – a 9.9% (just had to get it under 10%, huh?) imperial IPA that has all the charm of Odd Side’s dank juices, with just enough of that bite at the end. Check out more from Odd Side at http://oddsideales.com
I was really impressed with the first Blackrocks beer I tried, Presque Ale, so when I saw The Murray Project on shelves, I was excited to give them another go. This time around The Murray Project is an Imperial IPA weighing in at 9.2%, will it tickle my fancy once again, or will my experience be soured?
Woah, Wolverine State Brewing’s 2017 Massacre weighs in at 14.5%. That… is really strong. When do you decide to stop drinking beer and start drinking bourbon instead? I’m really curious to see how this one will mellow out after some cellaring.
Today I’m checking out Bell’s newest coffee milk stout, Arabicadabra. Arabicadabra was just released in October and boy is it a doozy. It’s brewed with a cold coffee extract and the added lactose makes this thing creamy as all get out. Bell’s is adding to their already killer lineup with another quality beer. You can find more about Arabicadabra at https://www.bellsbeer.com/beer/specialty/arabicadabra